Are you throwing a summer party or BBQ with no DJ? Are you scared of the crowd’s reactions to your musical selection? Will this party be full with all ages and you want to find a happy medium? Well, fear no more! We have compiled a playlist that is sure to get any crowd moving!
Even though this song was released in 2002 and not technically a throwback, it’s still perfect for any Bar-be-que in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens. The mix between Pharrell’s sultry beat and voice and N.O.R.E’s hardcore raps are perfect for everyone to get down to.
Next- Too Close
Even a BBQ needs time for the bump & grind, this song is the song to achieve that. The slick intro of “I wonder if she could tell I’m hard right now” certainly turns heads while the charismatic beat keeps hips moving. We advise not to get too close though.
Ja Rule Featuring Lil Mo and Vita – Put it on Me
What would any BBQ be without you, Ja Rule? Honestly, any Ja Rule song would’ve done the trick. Almost all of his 2000’s hits combine his raspy thuggish rhymes with a smooth R&B songstress and a bumping beat. But Ja Rule’s first line for sure will have everyone imitating and ready to bump.
Faith Evans -Love Like this
If love on cloud nine is anything like what Faith Evans says it is, be prepared for a pretty crowded cloud (lol).
Biggie Smalls Featuring Lil Kim – Get Money
“Fuck bitches, get muuuuhney” — is not exactly what anyone’s mom or grandmamma wants to hear on repeat. But it’s just the kind of vulgarity that gets everyone in the mood to thug it out at the BBQ.
Aaliyah – Are you that Somebody
A cult classic comedy anthem, Are You That Somebody? serves as one of R&B’s Princess Aaliyah’s most popular hits to date. Timbaland was a hit maker of the 90’s and this sure was the one to top it all off.
Big Pun feat. Joe – Still Not A Player
Even though this song was released 17 years ago you can still hear it on the radio and dance to it. Be sure to play the censored version! There are enough dirty words in this song to make your Grandmother blush!
Puff Daddy, The Lox, Biggie, and Lil Kim – All About the Benjamins
Every Lil Kim Fan knows that the Queen B goes awf in this song! Play it and watch all the girls rap along.
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Mo Money Mo Problems”
Who doesn’t love a song with such an important message? With a Diana Ross Sample and a catchy hook, this song is a lot of fun for everybody!
Jagged Edge Featuring Nelly- Where the Party at
“Where the Party at,” a question everyone asks. Be the solution by playing this fun Jagged Edge Song. The crowd will go crazy for this unexpected hit!
Terror Squad – Lean Back
If you are from NYC you witnessed how the crowd goes crazy when this song plays. Remy Ma’s part alone does the trick. When playing this track, don’t be afraid to Lean Back!
Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go
Every BBQ needs a little reggae or dance hall to mix up the vibe. Be sure to ease into this song, and not play it too abruptly
Pharrell Williams featuring Jay Z – Frontin’
Who didn’t have a crush on Pharrell around this time?! He was super cute and every song he produced could be played in any calm kick back. This song would be a great introductory record to transition into playing throwbacks.
Beenie Man – Dude
Can you believe this song is 23 years old already?? Every guy can relate to this song. We all know a girl who has a pretty face, but has a bad character! Play this and watch everyone in the party get out their seats and dance.
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