For a great party idea why not aim to do something different and take it back to yester-year retro style. Pick a year in your life, say the year you left school, lets face it the music was brilliant. Choose another year perhaps when you started work, and again another top year for pop. It seems that the golden age of pop was in the past and music today is not as good as it was then. The truth is that at any point in the UK chart history there would be some very dodgy stuff around which we wisely forget, and only remember the classic tracks. With a Retro music night party you can filter out all the rubbish and no matter what period you pick there will still be a wealth of great tracks to choose from. Everyone can be a number one. The most popular Retro parties today seem to be 80's Music parties, and with a broad range of music styles the 80s had plenty to choose from. New wave bands with electronic sounds were popular in the early 1980's and tunes from soft cell, Human league and Depeche Mode can still work well in 80s discos today. Also maintaining popularity is the ska and reggae inspired sounds of early eighties bands like madness and Ub40. Boy bands like Duran Duran, ABC and Spandau Ballet made massive chart topping pop tunes that are always requested at a 80's party night.
Towards the end of the decade, dance took over. During a party everyone started shouting aciiiiiiiid... house ,which is different to the earlier Chicago house and different again from house music today. Acid house doesn't work that well on retro nights today but the pop tunes from the middle of the 80s are often more of a hit. This music can be divided in to different groups, ie cheesy pop tunes from artists such as Wham, kylie, Mel and kim, etc or discos classics from Whitney Houston, Alexander O'Neill and Luther Vandross etc. For a great 80's disco party the DJ can include all the floor filling classics from the 80's but should avoid some of the worst 80s pop music and the decades least notable number ones such as the Chicken song or the Firms star trekking. Check out our link of what an 80s DJ should avoid playing at a party.
When it comes to a Retro theme event the music selections can if required be honed down to not just a decade but a style. For example 60's Motown is very different to the swinging sixties Mersey beat or music from the 60s flower power generation etc. What about 70s glam rock verses 70's punk rock, so different yet this music was divided in the charts only by about a year. 70's soul and disco are similar but you could have a Retro music party playing one or the other or both. Unless your music tastes are really specific then theme parties work best when there is a bit of a mix of everything. Picking the best and most popular floor filling smash hits from each decade and style is a sure way to guarantee a great Retro night Disco Party. Why not plan your party around these suggestions.