Five Party Songs to Ring in Your Birthday
"It's My Birthday," Wallpaper, DooDoo Face
"I just can't get enough of this album, and this is one of the choicest tracks of all," Quinn says. "They played the Rogue twice a while back, before they got big, and it was epic. This song is sexy, it's self-centered, it's douchey, and it's just the perfect vibe for a
majestic birthday spotlight moment. Plus, the horn riff is a searing slice of tastiness."
"Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III "Don't know what I can say that the lyrics don't, other than no one can deliver the sheer face-melting energy of awesome like Led Zeppelin," Quinn says. "Plus, (vocalist) Robert Plant's intricately layered lyrics hint at a depth of consciousness that is essential in any birthday celebration, where one is evaluating the culmination of experiences so far, the road that lies ahead, and the importance of the here and now. 'My, my, my, I'm so happy, I'm gonna join the band. We're gonna dance and sing a celebration, we're in the promised land!'" Honorable Mention: "Mambo!," West Side Story soundtrack (Leonard Bernstein) "I sometimes listen to this on repeat for days," Quinn says. "In West Side Story, the angsty modern interpretation of the Romeo and Juliet tale, this was the centerpiece of the local community dance event. The drama was high, and romance was rabid. It's a feverish party anthem that sets off a Latin firework of flavor, thanks to the genius of Leonard Bernstein. Mambo!"
What's your favorite birthday track? Tell us in the comments.
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