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The Ultimate Party Playlist

What would a dance marathon be without music? To keep dancers going through the weekend, THON plays what might be one of the most epic party playlists of all time. Between DJ Larry Moore, live bands, and even some Rock Band, the music rarely lets up throughout the weekend.

Spending most of the weekend in the BJC, I’ve heard a lot of music. Here are my top 10 songs of THON so far (in no particular order).

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Whatever your opinions of the band, the Black Eyed Peas know how to write a hook. I don’t think I saw a single person who wasn’t dancing when this one came over the speakers.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

Shades of Blue did a great a capella version of this song early on Saturday morning, when no one should have been awake enough to sing.

Single Ladies – Beyonce

You had to be there.

I Want You Back – Jackson 5

We heard this one more than a few times during the weekend, but it’s such a great song, it doesn’t matter.

Live Your Live – T.I.

This one brought back memories of THON 2009, everyone was cheering at the opening “Ma-ia-hii.”

Bye Bye Bye – N’Sync

Who doesn’t appreciate a good 90s pop-throwback? Several people were caught on camera dancing and singing along.

I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth

Several THON Kids rocked out onstage while this one played, with plastic guitars and everything.

Safety Dance – Men Without Hats

I’d been waiting all weekend for this song to play. It’s perhaps the peak of musical excellence in the 80s (as well as the most amazing music video ever).

Men in Black – Will Smith

Eli Sidler did an lip sync version of this song with his dad as part of THON’s Got Talent, a talent show for THON kids. Wearing matching suits, they had the whole crowd getting into it. The kid’s got game.

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Country Club Drive played a cover of this song during their set. Everyone in the stands sang along with the “ahh” breakdown.

This just scratches the surface of the great music that has played this weekend. What was your favorite song of THON 2010?

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Nick Johnson

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