Different occasions and different groups require different tunes to pump them up. Here is our comprehensive list of how to get yourself psyched for a night out on the town whatever your situation is.
Girls Night Out
My philosophy is, if gals sing atrociously in front of each other at pre-drinks a successful girls night out is probable, but with these songs it’s guaranteed.
1. Party In The USA – Miley Cyrus
If you say you hate Miley, I know you’re lying. This song is perfect for uniting the squad, and pretending to be the pop queen in unison.
2. We Found Love – Rhianna (feat. Calvin Harris)
We’ve all tried to hit the high pitch notes to this song, but I can promise you it’s a lot less humiliating with tequila and friends.
3. Man, I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
The title speaks for itself really. Let’s go girls.
Post Break Up
Break ups are the worst–love stinks (yeahh, yeahhhhh). And sometimes the best cure is (a lot of) alcohol, a night out and some songs that feel your soul right now.
1. Love Stinks – Adam Sandler
Even if you haven’t seen The Wedding Singer, the lyrics to this song can soothe anyone going through a break-up.
2. Fuck You – Lily Allen
This song sums up a shitty relationship perfectly, and helps you detox… without the violence.
3. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
I’m sorry, but I had to. This song may seem stereotypical, but if you think so I think you underestimate Gotye. Gotye’s been there, Gotye gets it, Gotye’s got-ya.
So your car’s battery died, your boss is an asshole, and then some wanker pushed in front of you at the bottle-o. But what better way to finish the shittiest day from hell on a happy note, than letting off steam by screaming some songs at pre-drinks that understand your frustration.
1. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
The song for sticking it to the assholes who get in your face (or push in front of you), and screaming the lyrics a little too loud.
2. Energy – Drake
The beat makes you wish you were born in the Bronx and the lyrics remind you that you owe nothing to no one. Drake for the win.
3. Play It Loud – MXPX
Sing loud, party hard and stick it to the man.
Trying To Get Pumped Up
We’ve all been subjected to a friend’s eager excitement to go out, when more often than not you’ve promised them your best party self when all you want to do is stay in and watch Archer. But if you put these songs on, you’ll be the one spreading eager excitement in no time.
1. New Sensation – INXS
From the first slither of music, your mood can’t help but brighten… and start a NEW-SEN-SA-TION!
2. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
If this song doesn’t make you want to happily prance to the club, something’s wrong.
3. Switch – Will Smith
Anyone who doesn’t love this song or how it makes you move, is no friend of mine.
You’ve been wearing a smile all day, your friends are around you, life’s good, and at this point music can only lift those happy vibes higher.
1. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Dance, dude. Just dance.
2. How Do I Know – Here We Go Magic
If this song is playing, I can guarantee your head will be bobbling harder than an ornament on someone’s car dashboard.
3. Mr Brightside – The Killers
Because there’s no looking on the dim side of life, tonight.