One of the key elements of a successful bachelorette party is the music selection. You want people feeling active, happy, and ready to let loose. You may also want dancing! There are many ways to design your bachelorette party music selection.
One idea is to create a theme. For example, you could play all 80s music think classic Madonna, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, Brian Adams, etc. There were also an infinite number of one-hit wonders during that decade, so it pays to run a search on “1980s music hits” or similar terms so you can be reminded of those chart-smashing songs.
Fun song titles you may have forgotten about include “Too Shy,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” and “Come on Eileen.” All of these tunes will definitely get everyone singing and dancing.
Or, if the bride is younger, a 90s music theme would also be completely appropriate. You’ll want to play Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson again, run a search on the term “1990s best music” and similar keywords.
You’ll be surprised at how many songs are out there that you’ve forgotten even existed but you still know all the words! Does Milli Vanilli ring a bell? Also keep in mind that you can make the entire bachelorette party thematic that is, have everyone dress up like it’s the 90s!
You can also choose music from popular movie soundtracks, especially “chick flicks” but any movie that evokes good memories will work. Fun ideas might be Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Dirty Dancing, and Pulp Fiction. You can also go with Brat Pack movies like The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles.
Or you can choose an artist in particular, like Prince, Michael Jackson, or Madonna, and play as many of their greatest hits as you can get your hands on. If the bride likes hard rock or heavy metal, or even country, choose appropriate bands. You can even hire someone to come in and teach the group line dances!
And if going after a theme seems like too much work or too limiting you can simply choose songs related to girl power, romance, and sex. Think Cyndi Lauper (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun), Madonna (Like a Virgin, Material Girl), Shania Twain (Man, I Feel Like a Woman), Def Leppard (Pour Some Sugar on Me), Billy Idol (White Wedding), Tone Loc (Wild Thing), AC/DC (Shook Me All Night Long), Right Said Fred (I’m Too Sexy) the possibilities are endless.
Whatever you choose, try to include a variety of tempos so that at the beginning of the party everyone can still hear each other, but are inspired to dance later on. And remember that choosing the right bachelorette party music is definitely worth a little effort on your part, as it helps everyone relax and get in the mood.