So, yeah, this is Brooklyn. You might imagine that the R+B-ish and danceable songs did a lot better than the rock-y songs. I’m going to include the rock-y songs in case that fits the preference of your teens and, at the very list, maybe just seeing some of these song titles will give you some ideas about what you’d like to include on your list. I burned a CD of these songs, but you could just as easily make a Spotify list or hook your i-Pod up to some speakers (I’m too scared that my stuff will get stolen or the Wi-Fi will fart out).
Just a heads up, some of these songs have curses in them. If this is a problem at your teen parties, give the songs a good listen before you include them in your playlist, OK girl?
Here it is:
You have no choice. You have to include this. This is not an option. It’s a good song to put first while you’re waiting for people to show up. Bonus points if you can use the Adam Sandler version instead:
This song is AWFUL. It’s so bad. But it’s dance-y and mockable:
Another non-negotiable. Yes, they know this song. They’ve been to enough weddings/proms/sweet 16s:
Some kid said to me, “Tina Turner? REALLY?” So I threw him off a cliff:
Congrats! You probably have actual teens at your party right now. Play this song, watch everyone dance, and sit down and relax knowing that you didn’t throw a party that no one came to:
I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! AHHH!
My teens know who Left Eye is. Do yours? #librariansareeducators
This song is STILL GOOD. So is the video. Ugh. I love this so much. The people need to know:
The full Fuck You version or nothing. “Forget you” is just some sad, sad stuff. Plus, you know the teens are going to drop the F-bomb with or without you.
This was my JAM in college. It really spoke to my bitter, bitter soul. Warning: Cursing. Like a lot.
“I’m gettin tired of your shit. You don’t never buy me nothin.” Slow jam time.
I unabashedly love this song, even if it’s a bit Hot Topic. This song includes the word “motherfucker.”
PLAY ALL THE BEYONCE!
I always imagine this to be a Batman/Catwoman love song:
Finally, my favorite song, which I didn’t play at the party because I thought it was WAY too cursey. But I love it. I’m a white girl. I love Kreayshawn.
Also, today marks my last day as your Librarian Wardrobe Valentine Crush. I promise to hate and talk smack about this year’s selection.
~Anti-Love and Libraries, Ingrid