We’re in the middle of our busiest summer season ever, and our dance floors have been packed thanks to a slew of great new tracks to get everyone up and moving. While no two events are ever the same, it’s fair to say that these five songs have been our most requested new tracks for summer 2013. Check them out here:
1. Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines
Instantly recognizable thanks to a groove that’s part Marvin Gaye and part Lipps Inc., Robin Thicke’s smash is the definitive summer song of 2013. Let’s put it this way – we’ve been part of events this summer where there was no space for a dance floor, and this song still got people up and moving. What we love best: the “Hey Hey Hey!” shouts. Where’s Fat Albert?
2. Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Leave it to Pharrell Williams to find his way onto not one, but two of this summer’s hottest tracks – then again, he’s been quietly creating some of the best grooves in music for two decades now, going all the way back to Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rump Shaker”. You simply can’t get tired of hearing this song. What we love best: the scratch guitar riff from super-producer (and Chic guitarist) Nile Rodgers.
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
We first heard this song back in March and knew that it’d be a summertime smash, but if Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” hadn’t taken off, this one might also have been ignored by the masses. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case – we expect to be playing this song for years to come. What we love best: the song’s chorus by Ray Dalton. We’ll put gladly put our hands up whenever and wherever this song is played.
4. Icona Pop Feat. Charlie XCX – I Love It
We’re not sure exactly where this song came from or what makes it so catchy, but we first played “I Love It” in April after a groomsman mentioned that THIS was the song they heard all over Las Vegas during the groom’s bachelor party. We pressed play, feet started stomping, and a minute later an entire room was screaming “I Don’t Care!” like they didn’t care. It’s pure pop madness in a three-minute package. What we love best: hearing someone shout “I love this song!” within the first three seconds of us playing it.
5. Bruno Mars – Treasure
We never thought we’d see a retro-funk resurgence in 2013, but Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” album is one big throwback party. “Treasure”, with its accompanying video reminiscent of early 1980s Jacksons and Kool & The Gang clips, hits the spot perfectly. What we love best: Bruno Mars always looks like he’s having as much fun as we are.
Honorable mentions: Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller – The Way, Zedd Feat. Foxes – Clarity, and Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love.