The 10 Most Overplayed Party Jams

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This should probably not be how you do it.
It's a common dilemma of the booty club: You're buzzing off the overpriced drinks, two-stepping with the opposite sex. The lighting is right and you're getting closer and closer to each other... and then DJ Lack-of-Direction throws on some bullshit. You know, one of those songs that wack DJs use as crutches to hold up their mediocre-at-best sets.

The song being spun might not have been bad on first, second, or even 20th listen. But when you've heard it at every party you went to that week and it's not even new, being subjected to it again can throw a monkey wrench in your flow. And then, to further kill the mood, cornballs start singing along in unison. "Here we go yo! Here we go yo! So what, so what, so what's the scenario?!" Cool out, dude—we know you know the whole song by heart (though you mumble your way through most of Dinco D's verse). We know every word, too, and have since it came out in 1991.

Buzzkills like this aren't the patrons' fault, though. I blame the DJ and his/her lack of crate digging, lethargic mixing, and desire to get cheap thrills out of the crowd. (The DJ's probably the least intoxicated individual in the building, so it's not like they can blame their predictable choices on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol like the rest of us partygoers.) Below, and just in time for the long weekend, a list of 10 songs that any DJ in the know should already have banned from their sets, and any DJ with sense should probably get to swapping out soon.

1. A Tribe Called Quest, "Scenario"

Who killed JFK? When is Christ coming back? What's the scenario? These are all unanswered questions. Here's mine: Who gives a fuck? As soon as the bassline starts I usually head for the door. Peace, see you later... later... later... Later alligator.

2. Black Sheep, "The Choice Is Yours"

I'm all about the right to choose, but I'm sure if most party people were given the choice they would bypass this to get with that, whatever "that" may be.

3. Montell Jordan, "This Is How We Do It"

This isn't a wedding or a bar mitzvah, DJ Not Alert. So why are you playing the singalong crap? You trying to get an Electric Slide popping on the dance floor?

4. The Pharcyde, "Passin' Me By"

If I have to hear every herb in the house rap along to Booty Brown's opening lyrics one more time, the only lying they're gonna do is on the floor with you, DJ Phony Touch.

5. Drake, anything off Thank Me Later

Played out to the point that it's like dropping anything off Get Rich Or Die Tryin' in 2004. Put that record in the back of your storage space with your grandmother's cardigan and your boat shoes.


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