There are some songs that encourage you to slow down, take a deep breath, pull up a plush over-stuffed chair and contemplate life. And then there are songs that just want to make you leap up and down and fist pump, briefly pause to order bottle service, and then repeat. Rarely do these two kinds of music overlap -until now! Thanks to the magic of beat mixing machines, amateur and professional DJs are turning yesterday’s chill-out tracks into today’s party anthems. Read on to hear a few of the most unique and hilarious, featuring Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews’ Band, Enya, Michael Buble, and more!
We fell in love with this song in the ’90s teen movie classic, She’s All That. We fell in love with it again while chomping on a glow stick in the middle of a rave.
This famously uncool ’80s ballad actually kind of works as a floor filler.
Roger Waters and David Gilmour penned this mournful tune that touches on the mental decline and subsequent breakdown of their estranged former bandmate, Syd Barrett. PARTY!!
Originally found on the Pure Moods relaxation compilation, this remix sets the mood for pure raging.
“Someone Like You” by Adele (2011)
The song that made the world weep is now the song that makes the world dance. Funny how that works.