As you probably know, or maybe you don't know, in which case we'll tell you, SKICKS is obsessed with tailgates. We want to be at the biggest, loudest, most social tailgates, and with the best food, of course. But it takes just the right ingredients to put together a successful tailgate. There are key components not to be missed, and high up on that list is music.
Some people are lucky enough to have a DJ among their group of friends, which is different than having a normal DJ. Normal DJs play “Levels” by Avicii at least 3 times in a tailgate. But the friend group DJ (to be known as the FGDJ going forward) won’t make that mistake. Every friend group is different. There are inside jokes that make the whole crew laugh. There are specific boys/ girls that the entire crew hates. And (Do you see where I’m going with this yet?) every friend group has a handful of songs that gets their blood pumping. The FGDJ knows exactly what songs will rally the group. Once the hosts of the party are pumped, everyone is pumped. It’s really much more complicated then picking a single song.
With that being said, there are people who don’t have a FGDJ. *GASP* I know, it’s sad to think about. Those poor people are floundering, looking for some guidance in order to fill their tailgate party with sweet, sweet music. Well, fear not. Being a people pleaser, I have put together a list of “bangers,” if you will. These songs will bring your tailgate to life, I'm sure of it. Here is the playlist to compete with all playlists:
LIFE CHANGING PLAYLIST:
First you'll start off with some of the newest, trendiest hits.
I Wanna Know - Alesso, Nico & Vinz
Give It To Me Twice - Sean Kingston
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Sexual - NEIKED
WILD (Young Bombs Remix) - Troye Sivan
High And Low - Empire of the Sun
Indian Summer - Jai Wolf
Don't Mind - Kent Jones
Hey Hey - BYNON, Bishop
Idle Hands - EXGF
Make Me Feel - Galantis
Cold Water - Major Lazer, Justin Bieber
Shelter - Porter Robinson
Don't Need No Money - Imani Williams
Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On) - Dante Klein, Cheat Codes
Aloha - Mome, Merryn Jeann
Millionaire - Cash Cash ft. Nelly
Then you throw it back with some older songs that still get the crowd excited (this could be old hip-hop, rap, r&b, but I chose to go with some more emotional rock songs.)
Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) - Nine Days
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
All Star - Smash Mouth
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Semi - Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
What's My Age Again? - blink-182
Scotty Doesn't Know - Lustra
The Anthem Part Two - blink-182
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
Then you bring it home with the classics.
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Shout - The Isley Brothers
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Twist and Shout (Remastered) - The Beatles
Me and Julio Down By The School Yard - Paul Simon
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Mr. Blue Key - Electric Light Orchestra
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
So there you have it. The fool proof recipe for a magical playlist set at any tailgate. Enjoy!