*** Start your cocktail party on the right note with jazzy renditions of songs you really love ->
Cocktail Hour was meant to be fun, so why not include fun pop songs that will get the party started on the right foot? Performing these songs in a jazzy & classy way, your grandparents will think they're listening to Frank Sinatra, all the while the band is actually playing a Rihanna song (that your friends are going wild singing along to.) The 2010s have given us so many amazing pop songs. With artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Macklemore and Justin Bieber cranking the shiniest & danciest music this world has ever known, these songs are begging to help spice up your cocktail hour and give it some fun youthful energy. In no way do we encourage a singer to grab the mic and viciously start spitting all of the lyrics to a Drake song in your great-uncle's face. But rather performing these songs in a cool & jazzy way will surprise and delight your guests at a time your party was otherwise in danger of being dull.
We have created a few loose guidelines: * Never play more than a couple of these songs at a time (treat them like sugar in your coffee) * The song should be happy/upbeat in nature (Kanye's Bound is still a questionable choice) * Rap parts of songs should mainly be sung and swung (Jay-Z and ODB included) * All profanity must be replaced by something wedding-friendly (ideally something funny) Let us waste no more time, we want to show you what 2010s Pop-Cocktails are all about! We have recorded three of our favourite songs, listing our Top 5 Pop-Cocktails songs from each year through this shiny decade. Enjoy!
2010 TEENAGE DREAM - Katy Perry SUPERBASS - Nicki Minaj
WE R Who We R - Ke$ha OMG - Usher RAISE YOUR GLASS - Pink 2011 WE FOUND LOVE - Rihanna THE EDGE OF GLORY - Lady Gaga ON THE FLOOR - Jennifer Lopez DOMINO - Jessie J GIVE ME EVERYTHING - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo 2012 THRIFT SHOP - Macklemore STARSHIPS - Nicki Minaj FEEL SO CLOSE - Calvin Harris DIE YOUNG - Ke$ha
2013 WAKE ME UP - Avicii SUIT & TIE - Justin Timberlake GET LUCKY - Daft Punk THE WAY - Ariana Grande DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD - Swedish House Mafia
2014 BLANK SPACE - Taylor Swift RATHER BE - Clean Bandit FIREBALL - Pitbull BANG BANG - Jessie J BAILANDO - Enrique Iglesias 2015 UPTOWN FUNK - Bruno Mars WHAT DO YOU MEAN - Justin Bieber LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO - Elli Goulding SHUT UP AND DANCE - Walk The Moon CAN'T FEEL MY FACE - The Weekend
2016 SORRY - Justin Bieber CHEAP THRILLS - Sia ft. Sean Paul THIS GIRL - Kungs vs. Cookin THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR - Rihanna CAN'T STOP THE FEELING - Justin Timberlake
SHAPE OF YOU - Ed Sheeran DESPACITO - Justin Bieber LET ME LOVE YOU - DJ Snake ft. Bieber SLOW HANDS - Niall Horan SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS - Coldplay
2018 FINESSE - Bruno Mars NEW RULES - Dua Lipa LONELY TOGETHER - Avicii
ONE KISS - Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa SAY SOMETHING - Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton
THANK YOU, NEXT - Ariana Grande
JUICE - Lizzo WE GOT LOVE - Teyana Taylor I DON'T CARE - Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber TURN ME ON - Oliver Heldens