Twenty Ten, The Party Music Edition

This year on New Year’s Eve Meg and I threw a party at our home in Brooklyn Heights. We’d like to thank everyone who showed up and helped us celebrate the new year. We had a great time. I just wanted to quickly post our midnight playlist.

We had three mixes in rotation. Casey H (Deltarok) cooked up an excellent four-part series. Part hits, part hip hop, with a little dub mixed in - we kept going back to his stuff all night. I made a mix that tracked the major hits and indie faves of the past decade in reverse order from 2009-2000 punctuated by Michael Jackson tunes and songs from John Hughes movies (RIP, both).

DJ C showed up with a mix he cooked up on the Acela, which he had taken to New York from Boston the previous day. That this was a mix made on a high speed train is largely astonishing and appropriate - it’s professional and FAST. Similar to my mix, his pays homage to the last decade. The difference is that his is really really good. Somehow he managed to jam 68 songs into a 50-minute set. The mega-medley starts with Glenn Miller’s big band version of Auld Lang Syne and ends with song of the decade, “Hey Ya!” Here’s a link to the track and the setlist:

Glen Miller; Auld Lang Syne
Britney Spears; Toxic
Chingy, Ludacris, & Snoop; Holiday Inn
Tweet; Oops (Oh My)
Beyonce; Diva
Radiohead; No Suprises
Jay-Z; Dirt Off Shoulders
Baby Cham; Ghetto Story
Outcast; So Fresh So Clean
50 Cent; PIMP (Bombist, Post&Bim Rmx)
Jay-Z; Run This Town (ft. Rihanna)
Shaggy; Angel
Timbaland & Magoo; Indian Flute
Rihanna; Umbrella ft. Jay-Z
Red Hot Chilli Peppers; Scar Tissue
Blu Cantrell; Hit “Em Up Style (Oops!)
Jumpin’, Jumpin’; Destiny’s Child
Eve; Let Me Blow Your Mind
Fabolous; Can’t Deny It
Fat Joe & Terror Squad; Lean Back
Jay-Z & Beyonce; Me and My Girlfriend
P Diddy; Bad Boys For Life
Snoop Dogg; Drop It Like It’s Hot
Shaggy ft. RikRok; Wansn’t Me (Soundwasta’s Let It Be Me Mix)
50 Cent; In Da Club
50 Cent; I Get Money
Brandy; What About Us
J-Kwon; Tipsy
Kanye West; Golddigger
Tiger Ranks; Party With Me
Lil’ Mama; Lip Gloss
Beyonce; Single Ladies
M.I.A; Galang (Diplo Remix ft. Lil Vicious)
Busta Rhymes; Pass the Courvoisier (Ft. Pherell)
Mark Ronson; Just Ft. Alex Greenwald (Radiohead)
Rihanna; Pon Da Replay
50 Cent; Candy Shop (Instrumental)
Cham & Beyonce; Crazy In Love Remix
M.I.A.; Pull Up The People (Carrasco! Amerie Remix)
Jay-Z; I Just Wanna Love You (Give It To Me)
Remy Ma; Conceited (Instrumental)
Snoop Dogg; Beautiful (Ft. Pharell)
Busta Rhymes; Touch It (DJ Tameil Mix)
Missy Elliott; Work It
112; Peaches and Cream
Lady Sovereign; Random (A Brucker & Sinden Mix)
Kelis; Trick Me Twice (Heatwave Remix ft. TOK)
Gwen Stefani; Hollaback Girl
Gnarles Barkley; Crazy
Gorillaz; Dare
Justin Timberlake; Sexy Back
Gwen Stefani; Wind It Up
Missy Elliott; Gossip Folks
The White Stripes; Seven Nation Army
Enur Ft. Natasja; Calabria
Gorillaz; Clint Eastwood (2-Step Mix)
Sean Kingston; Beautiful Girls (Suicidal)
Ludacris; Roll Out
Dr. Dre; Forgot About Dre (Ft. Eminem)
Jay-Z; Big Pimpin
Usher; Love In This Club
Chamillionaire; Ridin’
Amy Winehouse; Rehab
Rick Ross; Every Day I’m Hustling
Lil Wayne; A Milli (Hollertronix Remix)
Hurricane Chris; A Bay Bay
Damien Marley; Welcome to Jamrock
Outkast; Hey Ya