Birthdays are all about feeling good and loving life. Amirite? And so this week, we’re devoting the Playlist of the Week to that annual celebration. Whether you’re honoring your big day, a friend’s, or absolutely noone’s, these songs from Rihanna, LMFAO, and Sean Kingston guarantee to get the party started.
1. Lady Gaga, “Just Dance”
This upbeat jam made Lady Gaga a huge star — and when it’s cranked up loudly, it’ll make you feel like one too. Put your crown on and bust a move.
2. Rihanna, “Birthday Cake”
It might not be RiRi’s b-day anymore, but it doesn’t stop her from acting like it. Rock out to this sassy (ok, slutty) song.
3. 50 Cent, “In Da Club”
Technically, 50 doesn’t care if it’s your birthday or not, but he wants to you act like it is. “Go Shawty, it’s my birthday…”
4. LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
Is it possible not to dance to this song? Get up, get down, put your hands up– whatever you do, make sure you have a good time.
5. P!nk, “Raise Your Glass”
It’s your special day, so do as Pink says: toast to yourself, be loud, and get dancey.
6. Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
Get excited for your special night with this pump-up song about living it up from the pop group that knows how to do it best.
7. Ke$ha, “We R Who We Are”
Celebrate your birth with this song about having a blast with your BFFs — just please skip the part about sleeping in cars. Please.
8. Sean Kingston, “Fire Burning”
Blow out your candles to this dance hit. Why? Because you’re cool like fire.
9. Avicii, “Levels”
Get the party jumping with this infectious song. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly OK to play it more than once. You are the birthday girl, after all.
10. Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer, “Give Me Everything”
Tonight’s all about enjoying life. End it on a high note with this feel-good hit.
What do you think of these songs? Any others you’d add? How are you celebrating your birthday? Tell us below!