The Perfect Playlist

The Perfect Playlist

When you first hook up your wireless speakers in your back yard and invite your friends over for a shindig, you're going to need a music playlist that not only entertains your guests, but also is accessible to everyone who attends.

The perfect playlist can elevate your party when everyone can sing along. We've compiled some favorite easy-listening songs that your entire guest list knows and loves.

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
The Monkees: Daydream Believer
Billy Joel: Piano Man
Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
Boston: Peace of Mind
The Eagles: Hotel California
Fleetwood Mac: Landslide
Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline
Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah
The Carpenters: Top of the World
Def Leppard: Have you Ever Needed Someone So Bad
Wings: Live and Let Die
Aerosmith: Amazing
Don McLean: American Pie
ABBA: Dancing Queen
Bobby Fuller Four: I Fought The Law
The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man
The Rolling Stones: You Can't Always Get What You Want
Jefferson Starship: We Built This City
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
Simon and Garfunkel: I Am a Rock
Styx: Come Sail Away
The Doors: Light My Fire
The Beach Boys: California Girls
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Someday Never Comes
Lynyrd Skynrd: Free Bird
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
The Beatles: Let it Be
Bee Gees: Stayin' Alive
Bryan Adams: Summer of '69
Frank Sinatra: Embraceable You
John Denver: Leaving on a Jet Plane
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A.
The Lovin' Spoonful: Summer in the City
Hootie & the Blowfish: Let Her Cry
The Wallflowers: One Headlight
Nazareth: Love Hurts
John Lennon: Imagine
Deep Blue Something: Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Beatles: Please Please Me
Billy Joel: We Didn't Start the Fire
Bon Jovi: Who Says You Can't Go Home
Garth Brooks: Friends in Low Places
Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Takin' Care of Business
Warrant: Heaven
The Beatles: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Journey: Don't Stop Believin'
Barenaked Ladies: If I Had Million Dollars
ABBA: Take a Chance on Me
Heart: These Dreams
John Mellencamp: Hurts So Good
Kansas: Carry On Wayward Son
Pat Benatar: Hit Me with Your Best Shot
The Beach Boys: Fun, Fun, Fun
Kelly Clarkson: Since U Been Gone
Billy Joel: She's Always a Woman
The BoDeans: Closer to Free
Celine Dion: It's all Coming Back to Me Now
Damn Yankees: High Enough
Aerosmith: Crazy
Whitesnake: Here I Go Again
John Mellencamp: Jack & Diane
Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
Nena: 99 Luftballons
The Carpenters: Rainy Days and Mondays
Huey Lewis and the News: The Power of Love
The Police: Every Breath You Take
Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Foreigner: I Want to Know What Love Is
Europe: The Final Countdown
Los Lobos: La Bamba
Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up
U2: With or Without You
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Madonna: Like a Prayer
The B-52s: Love Shack
Garth Brooks: The Dance
Bon Jovi: Blaze of Glory
Scorpions: Wind of Change
R.E.M.: Losing My Religion
Meat Loaf: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
Pat Benatar: Love is a Battlefield
Kansas: Dust in the Wind
Billy Joel: The Longest Time
Neil Diamond: Coming to America
Debbie Gibson: Lost in Your Eyes
Gin Blossoms: Hey Jealousy
Plain White T's: Hey There Delilah
The Beatles: I Want to Hold Your Hand
Boston: More Than a Feeling
Toto: Africa
Def Leppard: Photograph
Warrant: Cherry Pie
Barenaked Ladies: Too Little Too Late
Heart: Barracuda
Scorpions: No One Like You
A-ha: Take On Me
Ace of Base: The Sign
Roxette: The Look
Level 42: Something About You
Huey Lewis and the News: Heart and Soul
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Proud Mary
Neil Young: Long May You Run

These are all easy-listening songs that have been around for a while. Most of your partygoers will be familiar with them, and may even sing along with the choruses. Feel free to tinker with this list and add your own favorite hits flavor to your party.

Just hook your iPod up to your wireless speakers, set it to random and have a good time. We've got the music covered.

More Top Stories