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Super Simple Ways to Create the Ultimate Playlist for a Party

Studies have shown that most people prefer pop to any other genre. That being said, it doesn’t matter what genre of music you love because everyone can agree that music plays a huge role in our lives. It’s also very important during the more festive occasions. If you know that you are throwing a party soon, then this guide will help you to host the ultimate bash, which starts with having a great playlist. Want to find out more? Simply take a look below.

Know how Long the Party is Going to Last

Knowing how long your party is going to go on for is a huge factor when it comes to your playlist. You should be prepared for the playlist going on for longer than you might think. You should also make sure that you get some songs that are going to give your guests a buzz. You never know, your guests may get so into it that they request an extension, so make sure that you keep this in mind. Between 50-60 songs is a good benchmark.

Don’t Shuffle your Playlist if Possible

You have to make sure that your playlist is organised and that it flows seamlessly. When you shuffle things, you may find that you create a disorderly playlist and this is the last thing you need. You may find that your guests become agitated and that this turns the atmosphere into one that’s sour. Most professionals will create a plan so that they can help to get the guests into the groove of the party. It may be worth setting songs up for a purpose so that you can give your guests long-lasting memories that will stay with them long after the event is over. If you have any pop fans, make sure that you include Friday Night At The Drive-In Bingo by Jens Lekman.

Make sure that the Sound Quality is Good

You may feel as though you have the best tracks lined up for the party and this is great, but if you do not have the right sound then this will stop everyone from being able to enjoy it. You shouldn’t turn up the music too loud though because if you do, then this will stop the flow of conversation and you may find that it stops your crowd from being able to socialise as well. If you want to get the best sound at a reasonable price then you need to have it varying levels for the music genre. Having some big speakers will help. Remember that size doesn’t correlate to volume, but it can reflect quality.

Think about the Party’s Theme

Have you ever attended a party where you felt as though the music choice was somewhat out of place? This tends to happen more when a DJ doesn’t find out what kind of party is happening beforehand. Consider your audience and choose songs that reflect everyone’s passion for music so that you can create the best possible playlist.

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