The 20 Best Songs for a Multigenerational Party

The 20 Best Songs for a Multigenerational Party

Without good music, there’s no good party, right? But when you have guests that are between five to 65 years old, compiling a playlist that satisfies everybody’s taste is not easy. 

However, don’t worry! We at Adagio Djay Entertainment know how to deal with these musical issues. We’ve prepared a quick list of the 20 best songs for a multigenerational party. Your special day will be memorable for your guests as well. 

Keep on reading to find out what songs are a hit for all ages!

The 20 Best Songs for a Multigenerational Party at a Glance

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Some songs simply fill our hearts and make us get up and dance. Although there will be a few who will wince at the sound of these tunes, we’re sure that most guests, from the kids to the grandparents, will groove to the following hits. 

  1. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered 
  2. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face 
  3. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean 
  4. September – Earth, Wind, and Fire
  5. Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight 
  6. Footloose – Lenny Loggins
  7. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  8. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera
  9. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
  10. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog (Official Audio)
  11. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody 
  12. Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me 
  13. SHOUSE – Love Tonight 
  14. Avicii – Wake Me Up 
  15. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack ft. Timbaland 
  16. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle 
  17. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
  18. Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
  19. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller 
  20. Abba – Dancing Queen 

Why Do You Need a Playlist?

Even though you can hire a DJ and let them choose the songs all night, creating your own playlist allows you to set the mood of your party the way you like. It’s your day at the end, right?

From the first note to the last beat, your curated playlist will help bring the party up or tone it down when needed—for instance, when you need to set the mood for the first wedding dance, you’ll want a slow and meaningful song.

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You can choose to mix genres and add a little bit of everything so that each guest can find something to enjoy. 

However, if you want your playlist to flow smoothly, you’ll need to hire a professional DJ who knows how to mix it all up nicely. 

If that’s the route you want to take, save yourself the stress of having bad music at your party and read our guide on four mistakes to avoid when hiring a DJ. You don’t want negative surprises!

How to Organize a Playlist for a Multigenerational Party

Certain moments at the party should be followed by specific types of songs: when the cake arrives, during the first dance, when the party begins, when the party’s close to an end, and so on.

You should craft your playlist according to those moments. You can start with smooth jazz or neo-soul and go all the way to disco at the end or something with high energy.

For the best results, you should talk to your DJ and share your preferred artists and musical styles, as well as your general plans for the party. You can then make a list yourself with the help of your DJ or let him do the job instead.  

If you’re looking for more information about the art of playlist making, our guide to the perfect playlist may be helpful.

10 Songs to Avoid at Your Multigenerational Party

Whether you’re having a wedding or a party of any type, some songs won’t set the right mood because they’re either overplayed, inappropriate, or dull. 

You know the feeling when you’ve heard something a million times, and you simply don’t want to hear it again. Well, these songs will probably remind you of that feeling. And if you listen to the lyrics, you’d know these songs have issues or are probably not suitable for certain ages. 

Check below to see which songs are a big no for us.

  1. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  2. LMFAO – Shots ft. Lil Jon 
  4. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
  5. House of Pain – Jump Around
  6. Soulja Boy Tell ’em – Crank That (Soulja Boy) 
  7. Green Day – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
  8. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  9. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
  10. Hinder – Lips Of An Angel 

Let Your Dream Playlist Become a Reality

Planning a party—especially a wedding—can be quite stressful and time-consuming. But, with the help of Adagio Djay Entertainment, the musical part can become fun, easy, and entertaining. The music is ultimately there for you to enjoy.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need any type of help. Your dream playlist can become a reality because when working with professionals, nothing is complicated.

And never forget, it’s your party, and it’s up to you to choose what you like!

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