Help please - fab floor fillers for 40th Birthday party wanted!

We're going to a 40th Birthday party where we can DJ for 15 minutes courtesy of a company called 'Stick It On'. We have to (in their words) choose 15 minutes of top choonage to rock the dancefloor with.

Blimey, it's hard going, hubby and I can hardly agree on anything! Also, some of my choices have been snaffled already.

So I'm calling on you funky ABers to suggest some songs guaranteed to get people on the dancefloor. The average age of the partygoers will be 40 and it would be great to have music from the 70's, 80's, 90's and noughties (but probably not the Ibiza Ministry of Sound type stuff!)

So what 4 songs would you choose given this fun opportunity? Thanks!
14:14 Mon 21st May 2007
 
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You could just play 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' by Pink Floyd.... that would just about use up all 15 minutes in one go! Though you'd probably be lynched by a pack of rabid forty-somethings for ruining the party by reminding them of their youth!

Seriously though, you could play 'When You're Young' by the Jam or The Who's 'My Generation'..... Rock The House!
Total cheese
Grease megamix
M C Hammer � U Cant touch this
Wham � Wake me up before you go go
Jive Bunny & the Master mixers �
Chad Jackson � Hear the drummer get wicked
Livin on a prayer � Bon Jovi
Time Warp
Chesney Hawkes � I am the one and only
Boyzone � When the going gets tough
Wig Wam Bam
Abba - Dancing Queen
Dexies Midnight Runners � Come on Eileen
K C and The Sunshine Band � Give It up
Billy Joel � Uptown Girl
Doctor & The Medics � Spirit in the sky
Whitney Houston � I Wanna Dance with somebody
Tiffany � I think we�re alone now
Wigfield � Saturday night
Black Lace � Agadoo
Vanilla Ice � Ice Ice Baby
Cher � Shoop Shoop Song
Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff � Dizzy
The Jacksons � Blame it on the Boogie
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince � Boom Shake The Room
Take That � Relight My Fire
Outhere Brothers � Don�t stop Wiggle Wiggle
The Gap Band - Oops upside your head
Bewitched � C�est La Vie
Steps � Tragedy
S Club 7 � Reach
D J Otzi � Hey Baby
Las Ketchup � The Ketchup Song
D J Casper � Cha Cha Slide
Los Del Rio � Macarena
Carl Douglas - Kung Foo Fighting
Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5


Ok I couldnt chose just 4 :-) I'm greedy
ultrabeat pretty green eyes,queen mr frenheight,kylie i should br so lucky,cascada every time we touch,beastie boys fight for your right to party.
ooh and then love really hurts without you, and high ho silver lining. oldie classics
Push It Salt n Pepa - my favourite!!
Chad Jackson � Hear the drummer get wicked? Total cheese? That's a fantastic song! *feels old*

My four would be something like this :

Dave Edmunds - I hear you knocking
Status Quo - Anniversary Waltz (or just Caroline)
Ram Jam - Black Betty
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

This will change in the next 5 minutes though... I'll probably post again.
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Wow, some great suggestions, thanks everyone and please keep 'em coming!

We'll need to have the music on vinyl or CD to take along with us and I know for a fact that Agadoo by Black Lace is NOT in our collection LOL! (Nor some of the others mentioned I might add!)

But I've now got to dig out the Beastie Boys CD so I can listen to Fight For Your Right to Party!
Surely you need to play something by UB40(get it?)Kingston Town is my favourite.
can you not download the songs onto 1 cd? and red red wine is a classic UB40
russ abbott - Atmosphere
I'm a mobile DJ and at a 40th party the following rarely fail.

Abba - Dancing Queen

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

Wham - Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - You're the one that I want. That lot will run for about 17 mins
Don't listen to forget 4get she knows nothing lol.

Jam - Town called Malice
Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer
G n R - Sweet Child O mine
Madness - Baggy Trousers
Dexys - Come on Eileen
Proclaimers
Rednex
Queen - Dont stop me now
Beasties - Fight for your right
Faithless - Insomnia
DaRude - Sandstorm
House of Pain - Jump Around

You get the jist. I Dj every weekend and those mentioned above and some of 4gets will get the place banging. I played the above on Sat at a joint 18th birthdays and the floor was rocking. Nothing personal but stay clear of reggae, to get a crowd going you need it loud and reggae doesnt always sound good cranked up. Bear in mind 15 mins will probably be 4 songs. Have fun ;-)



hey I put rednex and bon jovi :-(
4get I know u did and I said to pick some of yours as well. There there.

Lol ;-)
dont forget the 70s dance classic "i'm in the mood for dancing" by the nolans,if you wanna go on with the dancing theme in the title then play the 80s track "dancing in the dark" by bruce springsteen,then 90s "rhytem is a dancer" by snap and finish off with "dont feel like dancing" by the scissor sister,you will bring the house down,all four tracks 15 mins.then take a bow and demand to be paid for your top class service.
how about :

Van Halen - Jump
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Status Quo - Rocking All Over The World (or Down Down)
Artic Monkeys - (I Bet You) Look Good On The Dance Floor.
These four would be my choice for 15 mins of dancing.

1. Two can Play That Game - Bobby Brown

2. Finally - CC Penistone

3. Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams

4 Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

If the crowd shout for more !! give them a very old classic

# My Boy Lollipop - Millie

Hope You Have A Great Night, 40th's Are Alot Better Than 18th's, We Know How To Enjoy A Good Boogie.
I have purposefully noyt read the other answers, so I can give an answer without prejudice. Looking at the 40's age range.

Like a Virgin, Madonna
Let's Dance, David Bowie
Don't Stop Me Now, Queen
I Get Around, Beach Boys
Suspicious Minds, Elvis
I'm A Beliver, The Monkees
Loosing My Religion, REM
Beyond The Sea, Bobby Darin

Kung Fu Fighting ... ah, 4get's got that already

Girl From Mars - Ash
Come up and see me - C0ckney Rebel
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zep

OMG - 4getmenot, please NEVER invite me to your party ......unless I am hammered !! I have long since had my 40th and would just cringe at most of those !! Scissor Sisters, yes ...Dexys ....NO NO NO !
Obviously, you forgot The Birdie Song !!??

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