The "Turning Up All Night Long(er)" Playlist
Playlists |  Source: N. Leeper, @nachellenocom

The "Turning Up All Night Long(er)" Playlist

At least, most of them.

Parties are one of the best ways to momentarily forget the pressure and anxiety that permanently burdens us in college. Anxiety from tedious classes, internship applications, trying to fathom what your life will be after school, the list goes on.

Parties are the ideal stress reliever, whether they're at a raging frat or at your sports club teammate's apartment, but with great power comes a great responsibility: being the DJ.

Choosing music can be daunting. I mean, who wants to be that person who accidentally skips over the crazy beat drop, or leaves out the one-hit wonder that everyone is dying to drunkenly scream the lyrics to?

The key to a killer playlist is a mix of both throwbacks and the current Billboard dominators. Bottom line: when in doubt, form a track around these amazing hits, in no particular order. The ones listed below are some of the essentials from this featured Spotify playlist.

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Playlists |  Source: @genna.contento (edited)

"The After Party" Playlist

Chill songs for a laid back, late night vibe.

Imagine after a long party on a cool, fall Saturday night. It's 1 a.m. and after a full day of football and partying, you're chilling in your room with a few people. The lights are off and there is a candle burning. People are either passing out or too tired to talk.

This playlist will provide a perfect backdrop for a setting like this. It's filled with bands such as The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, and a lot of other really intense and powerful music.

This playlist is filled with bands such as The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, and a lot of other really great musicians and bands that can create an intense mood through music.

If this is on in the background in a quiet room after a long day or night, it will captivate everyone. This music should create a powerful dynamic that's great late at night no matter the activity.

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Playlists |  Source: @riccardo.livorni (edited)

Friday Night House Party Playlist

Booze, babes, and beats.

Every few weeks I find myself constantly searching for new music. I listened to the same songs over and over again I found a few weeks ago and now I'm in desperate need of some new stuff.

But I needed a playlist that had more than just a few songs that I already knew. I needed music music that would help me stay dancing all night, and entertain every single person at my party.

So I took it upon myself to be the one to give you a killer playlist for that rager you're throwing this weekend. Here's the playlist that has it all (and is updated occasionally by yours truly). It's perfect for a party, a bumping car ride with the crew, or a kickback with a few friends.

Ranging from Notorious B.I.G, to Tyga to Diplo, this playlist will keep a party going all night.

Now all you need is a loud speaker, a ping pong table, and some booze. Friday night is looking really good right about now.

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Old School Rock Pregame Playlist

For people who groove to instruments.

This playlist will take you back to the time of smoky stadiums, loud guitar solos, cut-off sleeves and headbands.

Kicking off this playlist is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are on the more recent side of the playlist, and then continues with plenty of classic rock Gods like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns n' Roses, ZZ Top, and more energy filled music that will make you sing, dance, and shred the shit out of your air guitar.

But be warned. Nowadays, you need a specific group of people for this playlist to fly. It's only for people that like rock and roll and despise that new age rap and electronic crap. And yes, they are mutually exclusive.

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Playlists |  Source: adamkuylenstierna (edited)

The Best Throwback Jams for Your Summer Playlists

Some oldies but goodies with a distinctly summer vibe.

If you're going to be playing DJ for any upcoming event--be it a daytime pool party, a chill hangout on the beach, or a late night rager--I've got you covered. Mix up your top-40 playlists with these often forgotten throwback jams. Follow FlockU on Spotify to download these playlists directly to your Spotify.

Summer rage playlist:

Chill beach playlist:

Pool party playlist:

And for those of you without Spotify...

Pool Party Playlist:
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Arguably the anthem of 2009.

Summer Paradise - Simple Plan ft. Sean Paul
This song only came out four years ago, but Simple Plan is the ultimate throwback band so it counts.

Ooh Ah (My Life Be Like) - Grits ft. Toby Mac
Super smooth and summery hip hop.

Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
You'd be surprised how many of the words you still remember.

Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
Because you'll obviously be drinking fruity gin drinks by the pool.

Fly - Sugar Ray
Super chill, super summery.

Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
There's been a lot of 2000's pop in this playlist, so let's throw it farther back.

Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Everyone's favorite summery pop punk anthem!

Surfin USA - The Beach Boys
Because duh, The Beach Boys are crucial summer listening.

Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
Who doesn't love JT?!

Chill Beach Playlist:
Santeria - Sublime
Those ska vibes make for the ultimate summer soundtrack.

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
The most adorable song ever written, perfect for a carefree day on the beach.

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
The sweet, slow Beach Boys song that will undoubtedly make you smile.

Day N Nite - Kid Cudi
Definitely a little different than the acoustic vibe of a lot of this playlist, but still so chill.

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
How could I not include this cute, acoustic hit of 2008?

Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
To get even chiller, use the acoustic version in your playlist!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
This song will lull you to sleep on the beach. Seriously.

5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
The adorable, ukulele-ridden indie track that you'll remember as soon as you hear it!

You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
A super sweet, chill track that showcases Ingrid's amazing voice.

Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
I could include so many more Jack Johnson songs, but I'll stick with this favorite.

Summer Rager Playlist
Where the Party At - Jagged Edge ft. Nelly
It's at your place, obviously.

Tipsy - J-Kwon
"Errybody in the club gettin' tipsy!" is one of the most iconic lines from any song.

Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Remember how Lady Gaga's first album was the greatest thing to ever happen back in 2009?

Heaven - DJ Sammy
I'm finding it hard to believe we've all forgotten about this amazing song.

Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Can you believe this song came out 6 years ago? But we all still love the chorus regardless.

Temperature - Sean Paul
Sean Paul's 2005 album The Trinity has SO many good songs, and they all feel right for summer.

Superstylin - Groove Armada
It has that vibe that makes you wanna dance and sweat your ass off.

One More Time - Daft Punk
On the same album as "Harder Better Faster Stronger" which came out in freaking 2001!

Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
You'll totally recognize this song when you hear it!

Thong Song - Sisqo
How is this not already on your party playlist?! Let me see that thong!

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Playlists |  Source: @hilary.butler25 (edited)

The "Oooo Shit I See You" Playlist

It's indescribably cool.

You know when you're hanging with some pals, fucking around and avoiding responsibilities, when someone suddenly grabs hold of the music and plays an absolute banger? Your head starts bumping to the beat, you break out a modified version of your go-to dance moves, and you look at your friend like "what the hell is this song and where has it been all my life?"

That's what this playlist is. Every. Damn. Song.

It's perfect for any mood and any occasion. Are you curling your hair and getting ready for a night you probs won't remember? Play this playlist. Walking to class and need a little pick-me-up because of the exam you're about to bomb? Play this playlist. 'Bout to get it on with that frat guy who only sends "you up?" texts at 2 a.m.? Actually, maybe don't play this playlist. Maybe play Trey Songz or something like that. Or just dump that guy, he sounds like an asshole.

It's the perfect mix of up-beat, jazz, hip hop, and electronic and you're about to overuse it until your friends beg you to play something else. Happy listening!