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Eilidh's Blog: Must-have show tunes to spice up a theatre kid’s party playlist

By Megan 28 Mar 2019

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For many of us, Uni life isn’t just about studying- it’s also about partying! Parties at university are all about getting together, socialising (generally with a drink in hand!) and listening to some banging tunes, but for those of us who also enjoy having a bop to some good old-fashioned musical theatre, it can be disappointing to never hear our favourite songs on the playlist. But never fear - here is a list of ten ways to integrate your beloved show tunes into the gaff playlist, without making the rest of the party groan!

  • Anything from Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia is a musical that everyone and their granny can’t help but dance along to. With so many hit songs from everyone’s favourite 70's pop group, ABBA, anything from this amazing feel-good show is sure to be a hit with your party guests!

  • Some clever selections from American Idiot!

The Green Day musical is full of hits from the award-winning punk rock band that’ll please even the most anti-theatre people in your group of friends. Including some tracks such as Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns will have everyone singing (or shouting) along!

  • The Grease Medley!

This one is already a classic which is constantly played at parties and even in nightclubs, so you really can’t go wrong with it. This medley of the best-known songs from the classic musical never fails to get everyone on their feet, singing and dancing along, which creates an amazing atmosphere at any party!

  • Time Warp!

To be frank, if this song isn’t already on your gaff playlist… why not?! This tune has everything- a killer beat, a catchy melody and even a pre-choreographed dance routine! Your party guests don’t even have to have heard of The Rocky Horror Show to know that this song is a mandatory at all gaffs!

  • High School Musical!

Who could forget the feel-good teen musical that was the highlight of all of our childhoods? Many claim to detest this cliched classic but once the party starts, no one can help but bop (to the top!) along to all the cheesy tunes! Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!

Megan is part of the QMU Browzer Team
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