It’s not the jungle juice. Your music sucks. But you can make it better.
Add this stuff:
1. Rappers who aren’t Kanye or Pitbull: OutKast. Tyga. Travis Porter. There are tons of great hip–hop acts out there who’ll add the perfect something to your party.
PLAY IT: “Rack City” by Tyga, “Make It Rain” by Travis Porter, “B.O.B.” by OutKast
2. Remix it up: We’re totally onboard with taking good — but overplayed — songs and putting a new spin on them. Play some of these sweet remixes at your next shindig and you’ll hear sounds of approval.
PLAY IT: “Pumped Up Kicks (Dubstep Remix)” by Dubstep Kings, “Levels (Remix)” by Skrillex, “Lights (Remix)” by Bassnectar
3. Don’t be afraid of indie: We’ve come a long way from Death Cab for Cutie… it’s not just sappy, acoustic blahs anymore. Throw a couple of these underrated gems in to the mix to spice things up.
PLAY IT: “Daft Punk is Playing at My House” by LCD Soundsystem, “Midnight City” by M83, “Hits Me Like A Rock” by CSS
Take this off the part playlist:
Any Britney Spears song
I–I–I wanna go–o–o puke my brains out everytime these songs come on. Until somebody starts playing our girl’s old–school hits (Hit Me Baby, anyone?) at frat parties, we’re asking you to leave Britney alone off your playlist.
Any Adele OR Adele remixes
We love Adele as much as anyone (or the Grammys), but we’re just Adele–saturated at this point. Seriously, it’s bad when your playlist and CVS’s playlist overlap.
“We Found Love” by Rihanna
This song is great for the first 30 seconds. Then the handclaps come in and we tune out.
“Levels” by Avicii
Sometimes you get a good feeling, a feeling that you’ve neva eva eva had before. But we’ve been getting this feeling every weekend. And we’re tired of it.
“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO