You hear them in your car on your favorite station.  You like them!  But before you go adding them to your playlist for your next event, let us guide you through the ones to use… to use them…..and maybe the ones to stay clear of all together.

We don’t have to tell you that NOT all of the songs on the charts today are bangers. From slow songs to just plain don’t work songs, you can’t just roll with a “Just Play Top 40” scenario and create a successful soundtrack to the night.

Today we are going to break down a handful of the top 25 in a few different categories that will help you understand what will work and what won’t.



The Urban dictionary defines a banger as a song that is is extremely tight or just unbelievably awesome.  We agree!  Unfortunately, there is only one of these on the Billboard Top 25 currently.  The masses love it, and you should too… much so that you add it to your playlist.

24K by Bruno Mars

Remix It!

Don’t be afraid to add in some remixes for your event.  If the artist would of made the track cool the first time around, us DJs wouldn’t need to play the remix, but that didn’t happen in the case of this next group of tracks :)  We kid, we kid…actually these are great songs, they just need a little more umph to build up the energy on the dance floor and get your crowd moving.


Closer by The Chainsmokers

That’s What I Like By Bruno Mars

Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran


Potential Cocktail or Dinner Tracks

These aren’t meant for the dance floor. They are for sitting down, mingling, and creating vibe.  Feel free to use these for a more contemporary cocktail or dinner set so Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack can take the night off.  


Down by Marian Hill

Paris by The Chainsmokers

Love on the Brain by Rihanna

I Feel it Coming by The Weeknd

What Happened To Hip Hop!

Mo Money Mo Problems, Nuthin’ But A G Thang, Can I Get A…

These are classic tracks that you want to party to in that last portion of the night when your guests are a bit inebriated and looking for that perfect throwback jam to relive their youth to.

What’s that you ask?  Can we play new hip hop?  It would be nice to throw in something a bit newer, we’ll give you that.  The problem is, God didn’t gift todays hip hop artists’ with the same skill set that the artist of the yesteryears had.  That’s why you should have second thoughts about letting them sneak into your playlist.  They are trying to trick you by currently being popular.  That Nicki track is a bit explicit so watch yourself!

iSpy by Kyle

Bounce Back by Big Sean (This one is not as bad as the rest)

No Frauds by Nicki (no rappin’) Minaj

Bad & Boujee by Migos

Well there ya go! About one usable song for the dancing portion of the night. You just dodged a bullet. You’re welcome.