Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vegas Playlist FTW!

A month from today I'll be on my final full day of yet another Vegas trip (my fifth) and this isn't the first time I've made a pre-Vegas playlist...however, this particular list so far surpasses the last one I made that I feel it necessary to share.

I actually did some research on this playlist, and it's mostly upbeat songs. I know that there are plenty of other Vegas songs ("Vegas Nights" by The Cab, "Vegas" by Sara Bareilles, "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow, to name a few), but here's the deal: I think it's important to cap this playlist at 21 songs, and some numbers--especially slower ones--just simply didn't make the cut.

So whether you're making a mix to pump you up for an upcoming Vegas trip, or to play while you're there, or even better both those options, here are my picks for some great Vegas tunes! (Note that the order IS important! You want to mix it up and not play ten hip-hop/pop songs in a row.)

  1. Viva Las Vegas - Elvis (Self-explanatory!)
  2. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry (Self-explanatory as well)
  3. Time of My Life - Toploader (I included this for personal reasons, but it is a great song about partying)
  4. Make it Rain - Fat Joe feat. Lil Wayne (they're singing about throwing bills at strippers, what's more Vegas than that?)
  5. Luck be a Lady Tonight - Frank Sinatra (Again, self-explanatory)
  6. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (ditto)
  7. Last Name - Carrie Underwood (upbeat country song about a girl who goes to Vegas on a one-night stand and doesn't know if her last name has changed? yes please!)
  8. Live your Life - T.I. feat. Rihanna (great hip hop song for partying, but also in the movie The Hangover)
  9. Clair de Lune - Debussy (from the end of the movie Ocean's 11)
  10. Shots - LMFAO (really, if you don't think you'll do shots in Vegas, something may be wrong with you)
  11. Time to Pretend - MGMT (a song about parachuting heroine, being famous, etc. and also in the movie 21)
  12. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings (somehow I always end up hearing this in Vegas, so it's on the list)
  13. Three Best Friends - Zack Galifianakis (personally I'm including this because there are four of us rooming together on our upcoming trip, but also, it's from The Hangover, so yeah)
  14. Tik Tok - Ke$ha (a song about brushing your teeth with Jack Daniels and staying up all night? perfect Vegas material)
  15. Devil's Dance Floor - Flogging Molly (the song title says it all)
  16. Like a G6 - Far East Movement feat. Pitbull (poppin' bottles? gettin' slizzard? something about a blizzard? duh)
  17. A Little Less Conversation - Elvis (theme song from the TV show Las Vegas)
  18. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher (great club song, right?)
  19. In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins (it was in the movie The Hangover...that's quite enough reason to be on this list IMO)
  20. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (I came to dance dance dance dance...and Vegas is perfect for letting go!)
  21. I'm in Las Vegas B*tch - DJ Chuckie + LMFAO (lets not lie, the song sucks, but it's perfect for this list)
~Life is like Vegas~

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I love a lot of these songs already.