By now, every holiday party seems to have the same handful of songs on loop: *NSYNC’s Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Wham!’s Last Christmas and Mariah Carey’s ubiquitous All I Want For Christmas.
It’s time to break from this tired musical repertoire.
Cue up these unexpected and non-holiday songs to play at your seasonal shindig, recommended by some of our favorite style bloggers! Preview the complete playlist on Spotify.
“My current favorites are Play No Games by Big Sean featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign, Lovin by Millionyoung and Moolah by Young Greatness.” – Alexander Atkins, Mr. Essentialist
“Shoulda Known Better by Janet Jackson or Holiday by Madonna.” – Sara Azani, Style MBA
“My favorite song right now is Gold by Kiiara. It’s amazing! I also really love Wild Things by Alessia Cara. Would definitely play these at a holiday party!” – Nichole Ciotti, Vanilla Extract
“Water Under the Bridge by Adele.” – Meghan Donovan, wit & whimsy
“Roses by The Chainsmokers.” – Justine Dungo, Pretty in Pistachio
“The non-holiday song I will be playing is Black Out Days by Phantogram.” – Ashley Hargrove, DTK Austin Styling
“Loving Kamikaze by MØ!” – Stephanie Hill, The Style Bungalow
“For me it’s Sorry by Justin Bieber—or anything he sings!” – Mary Krosnjar, The Sportsanista
“Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande.” – Cheralee Lyle, Ascot Road
“I love I Wish it was Christmas Today by Julian Casablancas. Also all the songs from the Sufjan Stevens Songs for Christmas album are great!” – Rachel Martino, RachMartino
“Two of my recent favorites that just have good beats are: Ways to Go by Grouplove and Crazy by Kat Dahlia.” – Ashley Nelson, Impossibly Imperfect
“How about this classic: Barry White’s Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe!” – Luci Petlack, Luci's Morsels