Songs you should hear (party edition)

Songs you should hear (party edition)

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A lot happens in the music world between the Catalyst’s weekly production schedule. While Jasmine and Caitlyn would love to cover it all, they can’t – so, instead, we gave them a category and had them write up bite-sized blurbs on a handful songs from that category. Last week was study songs – this week is party songs – take a look at the results below.

As a Saint Louisian, I’m dedicating all my song choices to Nelly. Let’s get this dude out of debt y’all.—JR

“Air Force One” -Nelly

I love shoes, I love Nelly, and I love to party. It’s simple.—JR

“Grillz” – Nelly

I taught my sister this song when she was 4. It was hilarious. So every time I hear it at a party I think of a baby raping “all those colors make you woozy in the head.”—JR

“Dilemma” – Nelly ft Kelly Rowland

Perfect song for the end of the night. This was one of the first r&b cross rap songs I listened to over and over; A formula that hasn’t gone away. Bonus points for having an amazing video.—JR

“We Don’t Have To Dance” – Andy Black

With a chorus that laments “we don’t have to talk—we don’t have to dance” and “we don’t have to make friends—it’s so nice to meet you—let’s never meet again,” Andy Black’s “We Don’t Have To Dance” is the anti-partiers’ party anthem.—CR

“Mr. Brightside” – The Killers

However, there’s one song that will pull everyone on the dancefloor—and that’s the Killer’s classic, sing-along anthem “Mr. Brightside.” As soon as the rushed, excited first lines erupt from frontman Brandon Flowers’ lips, the adrenaline pumps, the crowd jumps and the entire party turns into a scene from the extravagant, late-2000s “Mr. Brightside” video.—CR

“Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” – Panic! At The Disco

Once everyone is actually on the dancefloor, let’s keep them there. How? Brendon Urie of course. Spin the “Rock Lobster”-inspired “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” with its infectious “this night is heating up—raise hell and turn it up” chorus, and make sure the party’s energy seeps into the early hours of the morning.—CR

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