Ah the 18th birthday. That magical day when you finally become an adult and can do all the things you’ve been dreaming of since you were a kid. But before you go out and celebrate you need the perfect playlist to get the party started. So what are the best songs for an 18th birthday? Let’s take a look at some classic songs that will get everyone on their feet and ready to celebrate.
Classic Songs for an 18th Birthday
Nothing says “it’s my 18th birthday!” like some classic tunes. Here are some of the best songs to get the party started:
|Happy Birthday||Stevie Wonder|
|Celebration||Kool & The Gang|
|I Gotta Feeling||The Black Eyed Peas|
|Party Rock Anthem||LMFAO|
|We Are Young||Fun.|
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Top 40 Hits for an 18th Birthday
Make your 18th birthday one to remember with these top 40 hits that are sure to please any crowd. Whether you want something to dance the night away to or the latest chart-topping bops there’s something here for everyone. If you’re planning a surprise 18th bash why not take the party up a notch with some of these classics?
For an unbeatable throwback why not spin some iconic tunes like Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ or Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’. Get everyone on the dance floor with some classic party favorites such as Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’. And if electronic music is more your style you can’t go wrong with classics like Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ or Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’.
If you want to keep up with the trends you can never go wrong with some of today’s chart-toppers. Songs like ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X ‘Sucker’ by the Jonas Brothers and ‘Señorita’ by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are sure to get guests up and grooving. Or if you’re feeling edgy ‘Truth Hurts’ by Lizzo ‘7 Rings’ by Ariana Grande and ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake will be sure to create a party atmosphere.
So whether you’re looking for a fun-filled evening of singing and dancing or a night of raving and grooving these top 40 hits are sure to make your 18th birthday one to remember!
Songs for Dancers at an 18th Birthday
Whether you’re partying in the club hosting a house party or just getting cozy at home playing the right tunes will set the mood. Not all music is created equal and certainly not all of it will make your 18th birthday the most memorable yet. Here I’ve rounded up a few of the best potential bangers to get your dance-floor hype.
If you’re looking for classic party staples then you can’t go wrong with ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’ by Flo Rida and ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas. Both of these tracks never fail to get people’s feet tappin’ and heads boppin’ because who doesn’t like a bit of hip-hop-infused pop?!
If your guests are more inclined towards rap then ‘Anaconda’ by Nicki Minaj is sure to be a crowd-pleaser as is ‘Jumpman’ by Drake and Future. Both of these tracks are guaranteed to have your dancefloor jumping.
If you’re keen to mix things up a little then consider throwing in some more unexpected choices like ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ by Silento ‘Goosebumps’ by Travis Scott featuring Kendrick Lamar and ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. All of these tracks have enough of a dance groove to keep the party going but are different enough to keep things interesting.
Whatever type of music your guests are into you’re sure to find something that’ll get them out of their seats and onto the dance floor for your 18th birthday. So crank up the music clear a space and get ready to boogie!
Songs that Encourage Reflection at an 18th Birthday
Birthdays tend to be a time of celebration and merry-making or filled with excitement and anticipation for the future but it’s also important to take a moment or two to be reflective and thought-provoking. after all turning 18 is a huge milestone — technically an adult but still treading between teenage years and the so-called ‘real world’. Here are some songs that can provide a moment of poignancy introspection and contemplation amongst the revelry to mark your 18th birthday.
Starting off with a classic ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong provides a gentle but powerful reminder of how amazing beautiful and infinite the world is — perfect for a young adult just starting out on their journey. Then there’s ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ performed by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli which brings a moment of bittersweet nostalgia to a special day and can bring all the emotions to the surface.
For a heartwarming moment ‘The Power of Love’ by Gabrielle Aplin perfectly captures the feelings of being surrounded by family and friends on such a momentous day. And if you’re the kind of person whose heart wells up easily — ‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley might leave you a weeping mess thankful for everything and everyone in your life.
One for the road ‘Defying Gravity’ by Idina Menzel energizes and inspires — a reminder to take risks and reach for the stars. Finally ‘I Lived’ by OneRepublic is a cheerleader-style pep-talk that’ll leave you fired up and ready to take on the world.
So there you have it a mix of reflective motivational and joyous songs that should provide an unforgettable soundtrack to your 18th Birthday celebrations.