The music you listen to before a night out is what will really get you in the mood and these throwback songs will get you hyped up, trust me. We’ve got a selection of old urban pop and some R&B classics. If you’re a millennial you should know all of these tunes even if you don’t recognise the names of them at first. And, if you don’t well, get to know because these tunes will keep put your guests in the best of spirits. Scrap asking a friend to DJ, you’ve got everything you need right here.
1) Justin Timberlake – Señorita
I can guarantee that when putting together your pre-drinks playlist, this is one of the throwback songs you always forget. Well, not anymore. Add it now and I bet all your friends will love it.
2) Mariah Carey – It’s Like That
Mariah Carey was an absolute diva back in the day with so many underrated songs. You won’t be able to sit still to this one. This is classic early 2000’s R&B and it’s amazing.
3) The Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Phunk With My Heart
This is one of The Black Eyed Peas’ best throwback songs that you wouldn’t normally think to search for and listen to. Fergie’s voice is iconic and this song is just such a vibe.
4) Rihanna – Pon de Replay
Calling all Rihanna fans, I bet you nearly forgot about this absolute jam of hers. It was one of her first most popular songs and it’ll never die. Mr DJ won’t you turn the music up?
5) Booty Luv – Boogie 2 Nite
Now this one you might remember your mum playing as it was a little before our time. However, Booty Luv were iconic and I bet you’ll love this one.
6) Beyonce – Green Light
I got the green light, uh huh huh huh… Oh, Beyonce, you are just such a legend. Bow down to the queen of music and get your groove on to this banger.
7) Missy Elliott – Work It
Missy Elliot is one of the best female rappers of all time and all of her music is next level. However this one of this list of throwback songs is one of the best she’s ever made.
8) Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
Back to Mr Timberlake, from the same album he released in the early 2000’s we have Like I Love You. There are so many funky parts to this song, once you learn the words you’ll be in your element. Just wait for all the beat drops.
9) Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
She’ll forever be in our hearts as her music will continue to live on long after her. Everyone always thinks of playing I Wanna Dance With Somebody, but this one is just as good (if not better)! What you will know after listening to this song over and over is that you love it.
10) Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Any F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans out there would recognise this as the song ‘fat’ Monica got her groove on to at a house party in an ’80s throwback episode. Earth, Wind & Fire have some of the best throwback songs so get listening!
As you will have heard, there is a super varied range of throwback songs to get you started on a pre-drinks playlist. If you have any special occasions coming up like birthday parties too, you could play them then. Enjoy!
Which of these throwback songs will you be adding to your playlist? Comment down your favourites down below!
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Mia Gardner spends most of her time writing fashion and lifestyle pieces along to the sweet sound of an Arctic Monkeys album or two whilst fighting an extreme book-buying addiction and saving up for the day she can transform her dream of running a cat sanctuary into a reality. She’s also rather handy in the makeup department.