2010s Pop-Cocktails

August 20, 2019

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 Rihanna song (that your friends are 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 rules for success:
* 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

WE R Who We R - Ke$ha
CLUB CAN'T HANDLE ME - Flo Rida
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
STARSHIPS - Nicki Minaj
GOOD FEELING - Flo Rida
CALL ME MAYBE - Carly Rae Jepson
FEEL SO CLOSE - Calvin Harris
DIE YOUNG - Ke$ha


2013

SUIT & TIE - Justin Timberlake
GET LUCKY - Daft Punk
BLURRED LINES - Robin Thicke
WAKE ME UP - Avicii
ROAR - Katy Perry


2014
SHAKE IT OFF - Taylor Swift
RATHER BE - Clean Bandit
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS - Meghan Trainor
FANCY - Iggy Azalea
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
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING - Justin Timberlake

24K MAGIC - Bruno Mars
THIS GIRL - Kungs vs. Cookin
SORRY - Justin Bieber
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR - Rihanna


2017

SHAPE OF YOU - Ed Sheeran
DESPACITO - Justin Bieber
SLOW HANDS - Niall Horan
THAT'S WHAT I LIKE - Bruno Mars
SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS - Coldplay


2018
FINESSE - Bruno Mars
SAY SOMETHING - Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton
DON'T MAKE ME WAIT - Sting, Shaggy
LONELY TOGETHER - Avicii
PERFECT - Ed Sheeran


2019
THANK YOU, NEXT - Ariana Grande
JUICE - Lizzo
DANCING WITH A STRANGER - Sam Smith
YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN - Taylor Swift
PLEASE ME - Bruno Mars & Cardi B

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