Song Ideas for Adult Birthday Parties and Slideshows

Birthday parties will not be complete without any music because it is something that gives life to the event and adds enjoyment to the people attending the party. It is also important if you’re planning to create a slideshow for the birthday celebrant. One challenging part of creating slideshows is choosing the best songs that will fit perfectly with the memorable photos and videos of the birthday celebrant.

If you’re planning on throwing a birthday party soon and you haven’t made a playlist for the party and for the slideshow yet, don’t worry because we’re here to help you. Here are some song ideas for adult birthday parties and slideshow that you may like. We’ve grouped them according to age to make it easier for you to choose.

How to Pick Songs for Birthday Slideshows

Birthday Celebration Slideshow

Even while the well-known Happy Birthday to You song can be the video’s worldwide soundtrack, wouldn’t it be preferable to use something more personalized? Your video will resonate strongly with the birthday boy or girl if you do it this way. You should keep the following in mind when looking for those songs that were specifically created for birthday slideshows:

Age of the celebrant

For a birthday slideshow, the music you choose should actually be based on it. A senior citizen is unlikely to love the newest song with racy lyrics. The music that your grandparents used to dance to is not likely to be loved by the younger generation. Knowing the birthday person and your audience will help you choose a song that they will enjoy or simply stick to timeless classics.

Relationship with the celebrant

This time, the lyrics are more important. No matter how much you adore a music, make sure that it is suitable for the circumstance. You can’t possibly choose a song about a lad or young man for your aunt’s birthday, can you? Decide based on your relationship, then. Are you creating a birthday video for your parents, siblings, children, and other family members? Thus, you’ll be able to choose the right track.

Lyrics of the chosen song

Another piece of advice: always pay attention to the lyrics. The subject matter might be dark, even though the music may be deceptively upbeat. Read and comprehend the lyrics first if you don’t want to ruin your video with an unintentionally strange or vulgar tune.

Duration of the birthday video

While there is no ideal length for a Happy Birthday video, most people concur that it should be between three and six minutes. Choose the soundtrack in line with the running time once you have done so. Choose either one longer song or two songs that will last the entire length of your video. Avoid using the same music twice; instead, create two tracks that are similar to one another.

For a Sweet 16

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Is your princess truly going to turn 16? then make a wonderful video to celebrate her. Just be sure to incorporate these tunes into the birthday slideshow.

Dancing Queen by ABBA

Both a song and a production, Dancing Queen is rightfully acknowledged as one of pop’s greatest masterpieces. The exhilaration of falling in love on the dance floor is expertly captured in “Dancing Queen,” which has a catchy keyboard-driven melody and elaborate, enticing lyrics. The song depicts a young girl dancing and having a good time when she’s still young and carefree.

Firework by Katy Perry

The motivational feel-good song “Firework” by Katy Perry is intended to uplift everyone’s spirits, especially those who struggle with bullying and/or poor self-esteem issues. Perry continues by saying that despite the challenges life presents, one should never give up. She also counsels us to believe in our potential and not doubt it. She claimed that all we need to do is give ourselves a chance, and the results can surprise everyone. This is one of the songs 16-year-olds can relate to.

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

The message of this song is that your actual beauty lies in how kind you are to other people, regardless of how you may appear to others. Whatever your appearance, the way you treat others and your attitude will always win! For 16-year-olds who get intimidated with everyone, let this be a reminder for you to slow down and just love yourself for who you are because that is how the Lord created you.

She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer

Although the obvious subject of this song is how stunning and ideal this girl is, there is more to it at first. They add, “they say we’re too young now to amount to anything else, but look around. We worked too damn hard just to give it up now.” They are implying that young people are not thought to be capable of achievement or being proud at a young age. When you’re young, you’re supposed to follow society and in the footsteps of others. “If you don’t swim, you’ll drown, so don’t move, honey.” They advise you to be independent and be innovative because if you don’t, you’ll fail.

For 20-Year-Olds

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Yeah! – Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris

“Yeah!” by Usher is a party song. The story of this song revolves around the incidents between a man, his girlfriend, and a random girl he meets in a bar. This song is in the “for 20-year-olds” list because it embodies partying and a jumbled-up love life, which is typical for this age group.

Hey Ya! – OutKast

“Hey Ya!” is one of the catchiest songs released in the 2003-2004 era. Playing this song for the birthday party of a 20 year will get the guests humming along and even dancing along to the beat. The song’s lyrics are romance and love-centered, which is perfect for 20-year-olds as in this age group, love and romance are in the beginning steps. 

Low by Flo Rida and T-Pain

This song is all about partying. If there ever is a proper age to party, it’s surely your 20s. The beat to this song is very catchy and will get everyone at the party moving their bodies to it. This song is added to the list because it for sure is a “banger” when it comes to party songs.  

Birthday – Katy Perry

Your life in the 20s is the perfect age to go out and explore stuff, basically live every day like it’s your birthday. “Birthday” by Katy Perry portrays the same message, to live every day to your fullest like it’s your birthday. And anyway, how could a song names “Birthday” not be perfect for birthdays?  

In Da Club – 50 Cent

“In Da Club” by 50 Cent is a very famous party song. You could walk into any club, and the chances that the DJ will play this song are very high. The message the lyrics hold is to dance and party in the club like it’s your birthday. Most people in their 20s probably spend a lot of their time partying and living their lives to the fullest, and this song elevates this message precisely. 

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Being in your 20s means you’re learning the ways of love and romance in your life. This song holds its spot on the list because its story is love-centered. Can’t stop the feeling by Justin Timberlake tells us how your life can turn into rainbows and flowers once you set your eye on the right person. All you can do is smile and look at that special person in your life. 

Closer – The Chainsmokers

Closer by The Chainsmokers holds an excellent message for people in their 20s, thus making its spot on the list. Bad or shaky relationships are a part of life, but how do you overcome them if you still have feelings, or do you go back? Apart from the message, the song has a very catchy and enticing beat and will surely make the guests dance.

Let Me Love You – DJ Snake and Justin Bieber

Ups and downs are a part of relationships. You get to experiment and take risks in your love life in your 20s, especially. The lyrics of this song tell us how a person who took a wrong turn with their previous partner is now trying to get back with them, as they miss everything about them. This song is on the list because it can be relatable to many young adults in their 20s.  

Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber and MO) – Major Lazor

The song Cold Water holds profound meaning for people listening to it. The feeling of despair and demotivation is a part of life, and we eventually come out of it one way or the other. The song portrays this message exactly, and accompanying the beautiful message is a party-type beat that attracts the listener to the song. A perfect birthday song to listen to for people in their 20s to learn and enjoy.

Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar

Like most songs in this list, Don’t wanna know by Maroon 5 also checks within the love and romance category. This song is about a guy who misses his ex a lot, and everywhere he goes, he can’t get her out of his mind. This song can not only be relatable for you to listen to at your 20th birthday party, but it also has a nice and soothing tune to it which makes it perfect for parties.

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

When you’re in your 20s, the responsibilities on your head are lower when compared to your future years. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars is a typical party song that enlightens the listener on how the singer and his mates live a top-quality life and party whenever possible. This song makes it

place on the list as listening to it on your birthday if you’re in your 20s will get you in the mood to get out there and party. The song also has a funky vibe to it, making it perfect to dance along to. 

Raise Your Glass – Pink

A person develops the main components of their personality in their 20s. Raise your glass by Pink focuses on supporting yourself and believing in yourself even if you feel like you’re left out. This song earns its place in the list because not only does it deliver an important message to support yourself in your 20s, but it also has a generic pop song theme to it, which most listeners enjoy.  

Birthday – Selena Gomez

Here’s another song named “Birthday” that made its place on the list. Selena Gomez sang this song with passion, and it has an upbeat, catchy tune to it. The song is perfectly placed into the “for 20-year-olds” bracket as it’s all about living every day to the maximum, exploring new ends, and making the best out of your life as you’ll only live once. 

Into You – Ariana Grande

This song shows how Ariana is madly in love with her boyfriend and how she takes risks and faces challenges to make sure she stays with him. Almost everyone experiences a little bit of risky love and romance at least once in their lifetimes. This scenario is most likely to occur in their 20s, thus being the reason for this song to be on the list, and listening to this song at your birthday party if you’re in your 20s will raise the romantic aura in the party. 

Birthday Song – 2 Chainz and Kanye West

Birthday Song by 2 Chainz and Kanye West symbolize partying and living the rich life to the maximum. Gold chain, expensive cars, a wealthy lifestyle, and easy living are what most 20-year-olds dream to achieve. This song shows what you can do if you make it to being rich. Birthday Song is a party song that will get all of your guests on the dance floor and in an enlightened mood. 

All The Small Things – Blink 182

The importance of your significant other in your life is usually in its baby steps when you’re in your 20s, but this is the perfect time to learn more about it. This song is well placed in the list as it describes how the smallest of things done by people who mean a lot to you can go a long way. The smallest of gestures from your dear ones can result in a ripple effect on happiness. Listening to All the small things by Blink 182 on your birthday will lift up the party’s mood and leave a smile on most people’s faces. 

For 30-Year-Olds

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Time of Your Life – Green Day

People in their 30s tend to contemplate many things that life puts them through, and this is where this song comes in. This song delivers the message not to think about life too much and keep going with the flow. Time of your life is an acoustic song, fits perfectly for birthday parties for 30-year-olds as they are in the thinking stage of life when their futures hold grave importance, due to which no mistakes can be made.  

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

It is fair to say that Happy Birthday by Stevie wonder has become a staple for birthday songs across the globe. Listeners join in to sing this song as it shows the importance of the individual whose birthday you are attending. This song was initially made to tribute Martin Luther King, but it had been then used for birthday parties to show the significance of people’s birthdays worldwide. 

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

By the time you’re in your 30s, love and romance have become essential parts of your lives. This song talks about how the singer is with a guy she thinks is incredibly amazing that she cannot live without him. Playing this song at 30-year-old’s birthday parties will romanticize the party’s aura, and the chances are most of your guests have a significant other. The guests will be left smiling and swaying when they listen to this song. 

Dream a Little Dream of Me – Louis Armstrong

Another romantic love song on the list, what can we say? The 30s are the optimal time for making a solid love bond that will hopefully last a lifetime. The lyrics of this song describe how the singer wishes and hopes that his lover dreams about him whenever she goes to sleep. Playing this song for a birthday party for someone in their 30s is sure to get wholesome reactions from the guests and make a stronger bond between significant couples. 

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

Billy Joel wrote this song as an expression of love to his significant other and gifted it to her on her birthday. The backstory of this song only boosts the reason for it being on this list, and it has other additional factors for it to make this list. “Just the way you” are by Billy Joel is a love song that symbolizes the expression of love through different means and forms. This song is well placed in the “30-year-old” bracket as this age group mainly consists of newlyweds or committed people, making this song perfect for the listening audience. 

The Best is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra

The responsibilities of a 30-year-old are immense and stressful, and having an optimistic approach to life is very important to overcome these issues. Frank Sinatra takes a love-centered optimistic approach to life through the lyrics of this song. The listeners of this song at the birthday party of a 30-year-old will feel lightened and stress relieved, bound to smile on most of the faces. 

Forever Young – Rod Stewart

People in their 30s probably have children or will have some soon. The song “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart delivers a vital message from parents to their children. Believing in yourself and your loved ones and holding them dear to you is also portrayed by this song. Owning a great message isn’t only the top feature of this song, but it also has a soothing feel to it, which will get the guests swaying at the least. 

Thanks for the Memory – Frank Sinatra

Special occasions remind you of people you’ve lost or parted ways with throughout your life. Frank Sinatra sings this song in the beautiful memory of his ex, and he misses every tiny detail of her. The world and its glory remind him of the precious time he spent with her. If this song is played at the birthday party of a 30-year-old, most people will be reminded of the beautiful memories they have with their significant other regardless if they’re still together or not. This song will leave a wholesome smile on most listener’s faces. 

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

“My wish” is a soothing song that is very relaxing to hear and holds a great message. The story of this song is about a guy who wishes nothing but the best for someone in his life who is departing and is extremely important to him. Well-wishes for someone cost you nothing, and especially for someone who means a lot to you. This song can uplift the mood at a birthday party and make everyone do a little dance. 

Young at Heart – Frank Sinatra

It would be best if you had a lot of positive optimism to ease your way through your 30s, as it can be a stressful time in your life. Frank Sinatra conveys this exact message in his song “Young at heart” that you need to face life head-on with a positive approach, always hoping for the best. This song fits this list for the 30s very well as it is highly motivational, and the listeners can make good use of the message delivered through it. 

Moments Like This – Allison Krauss

Allison Krauss beautifully sings on how we shouldn’t take life and its blessing for granted, and even if things do get hard, they won’t stay forever. Allison sings about how precious life is and how we are only gifted one lifetime to live to our fullest thus, we shouldn’t waste the precious time we have. This song is recommended to be played at birthday parties for 30-year-olds to firstly convey a great message and secondly get everyone swaying to the soothing tune the song has. 

My Guy – Diana Ross and the Supremes

Praising and accepting your significant others in your life to the extreme that they become irreplaceable is the way to go, and this song embodies this very fact. Diana Ross beautifully sings how she won’t accept anyone else in place of her man as he is perfect in every manner for her. “My Guy” is the right song to play at birthday parties for 30-year-olds to convey a message on behalf of individuals to their significant others. 

My Girl – The Temptations

“My girl” is an appreciation song that shows how grateful a guy is to have an amazing woman in his life, who he can’t imagine living without. This song is perfect for all the lovers out there. It has the sweetest lyrics, which are so meaningful and simple. Playing this song at a 30-year-old birthday party will get all the love birds smiling, and the chances are that if you’re in your 30s, you might be a love bird as well. 

Happy Girl – Martina McBride

“Happy Girl” is a motivational song that delivers the message of self-empowerment. Most people go through rough patches in life, in which they might think they can ever get out. Whereas, in reality, you can, a person is meant for greater things in life, and they’re worth much more than these small incidents that occur in their lives. This song will leave a positive impact on the listeners’ minds and help them overcome many difficulties. 

I Hope You Dance – LeeAnn Womack

People in the 30-year-old bracket are much more mature than they used to be when they were younger. This song hints at what a mature person’s perspective on life can be, how they wish well for people, especially those they keep close to themselves. This song symbolizes love and emotions towards people you hold close and, in this case, your significant other. Playing this song at the birthday party of a 30-year-old is bound to put a smirk on most people’s faces and have most people tip-toe to it. 

For 40-Year-Olds

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100 Years – Five for Fighting

“100 years” describes the life spent in terms of love and romance, how every minor incident and turn in life revolves around your significant other, and how much they mean to you throughout life. The 40s is the age to cement your bonds with people, be it your significant other or people you hold dearest. This song got a lot of fame when it was first released, and for a good reason. It contains great motivational messages along with romantic lyrics. Apart from all of that, this song is fun to listen to and will get you up on your feet in no time. 

19 Something – Mark Wills

Once you hit your 40s, your energy levels start dropping, and you remember the fun stuff you used to do in your younger years. Playing this song at the birthday party of a 40-year-old will do precisely that. The lyrics to this song portray nostalgic memories of the singer on how he used to live life back in his youth and what he used to do all day long. “19 somethin” is a very catchy song and can surely demand a replay by someone in the guests or even by you.

Birthday – The Beatles

“Birthday” by The Beatles is one of the most famous classic rock songs in history. Lyric-wise, this song is based on birthdays and wishing happy birthday to an individual, but the tune and singing of this song are top-notch, attracting the listener. Plus, people in their 40s must remember The Beatles songs from when they were little kids, making this one of the best choices of songs to play at birthday parties of 40-year-olds. 

Changes – David Bowie

As the song’s name suggests, this song is about changes a person experiences throughout their life. As a 40-year-old, the changes an individual has experienced through their life hold a lot of importance to them. This song is a nostalgic recap for such changes, and playing this song at the birthday parties of 40-year-olds is bound to put a smile on most people’s faces for the memory recap they will experience after listening to this song.  

Now and Forever – Carole King

Most songs in this list are about love, romance, and parties, but “Now and Forever” focuses on friendships and their importance. Friendships are one of the most important types of relationships a person can have in their life. Friendship is all about understanding and being there for each other. The chances are that the friendships that 40-year-olds have are strong, and from a long time, playing this song on these people’s birthdays will convey the message of appreciation that friends don’t convey most of the time. 

Roll On – Alabama

We have songs for all types of people on this list, and this song is for the people that are on the road more often than not. This song holds a great message of caring and worrying for your loved ones in their by-road traveling alongside the driving symbol. The chances are that people in their 40s are well settled and from different occupations. If you or one of your guests at your birthday parties has a career based on by-road traveling, this song is for you or them. 

Seasons of Love – Soundtrack from RENT

Time goes by quickly when you’re having fun in life, and this song embodies the fact that even time is irrelevant if you’re living a good and fun life. This song perfectly fits the list of birthday songs for 40-year-olds as it backtracks on an individual’s life and how it was spent, full of silly mistakes and happy moments. The main message is that having a good time in life is important, and not to worry about ups and downs as they are a part of life.

She’s A Lady – Tom Jones

If you’re married and are in your 40s, this song is perfect for you to play on your birthday. The 40s is the time to cement and solidify your relationship, and this song is an appreciation song to an individual’s significant other. Playing this song at a birthday party will is the key to make couples blush and maybe get them slow dancing with each other.  

She’s Got the Look – Roxette

“She’s Got the Look” by Roxette is a romantic love song that can help the listener visualize and imagine the beauty of the female mentioned by the singer. Play this song at your birthday party in your 40s and take center stage with your soul-mate to sway around to this beautifully sung song. 

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

The infamous song “What a wonderful world” by Louis Armstrong has also made the list. This song embodies the message not to take this world for granted. This world is very bittersweet and ever fruitful if lived the right way. Listen to this song at the birthday party of 40-year-olds, and everyone attending the party will undoubtedly join in to sing this classic masterpiece of a song. 

Whip It – Devo

This song is all about overcoming your flaws and progressing towards better things. Devo, in this song, talks about how you can lift yourself from a very low place in life and turn that moment into a glorious one. This song is included in the list because it is a classic, and secondly, it delivers an important message. 

You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

“You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker is a very simple yet very meaningful song. Joe, in this song, sings about how much his significant other means to him, how they have become a part of his life, and how beautiful they are. Play this song at the birthday party of a 40-year-old and watch the couples blush and romanticize the event. 

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Disney’s Toy Story

The infamous “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from toy story is a wholesome song that contains the message of true friendship even through tough times in your life. There is no doubt that when this song is played at a 40-year-olds birthday party, there will be giggles and wholesome reactions everywhere. 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper 

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper is another well-known song on this list. This song represents females that want to live their lives to the fullest. This is a great motivational song for females to live their lives, and age does not matter in the scenario. A great part about playing this song at a birthday party is that most people will surely know the lyrics by heart and will join in singing it together. 

God Only Knows – Beach Boys

Love and romance is a hot topic in songs, and this song is also focused on love, it talks about what would happen if the individual’s soulmate were to leave. The Beach Boys beautifully sing how only God can tell what would happen if the soulmate leaves and how the individual would be devastated. This song is a classic, making it optimal for playing it at birthday parties. 

Happy Birthday Darlin’ – Conway Twitty

Typical birthday songs are straightforward, but not “Happy Birthday Darlin” by Conway Twitty, as this song has a very romantic side to it. Conway expresses his feelings and emotions of love to his soulmate and wishes her a happy birthday through this song. One could play this same song at their birthday party and dedicate it to their significant other, just like Conway did.  

I’ll be There for You – The Rembrandts

The chances that you’ve heard this song before are extremely high, as is the theme song of the infamous show “Friends.” The show also portrays the ups and downs of friendships, which will eventually lead to a bond of friendship so strong that nothing can break through. Listeners of this song are more than likely to sing along, and you might even hear some cheers for this song.

Those Were the Days of Our Life – Queen

Queen is a staple of singing world-famous songs, and this song is no less. Being in your 40s and getting older day by day can get to you at some point. You might get a grin on your face remembering the good times of your youth at such points. This song by Queen is meant to give people a nostalgic recap of the good times of their lives, and that is an excellent reason to play this at the birthday of a 40-year-old.  

For 50-Year-Olds and Up

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A Day in The Life – The Beatles

“The Beatles” has countless hit songs, and “A Day in The Life” is one of them. The everyday routine of people 50 and up often becomes the same with little to no changes from day to day. This song picks out a routine like this and beautifully describes its incidents. 50-year-olds and up will most probably remember The Beatles songs from their youth days and will jam along to this one if played at a birthday party.

Pink Moon – Nick Drake

Facing reality is a critical step to live your life properly. In this song by Nick Drake, the main message conveyed is “the end of time.” People 50 and above wonder a lot about what will happen as time passes by, sadly, the answer is never specific. As per this song, you should be prepared for anything as there is no prefix of what will happen. Playing this at birthday parties for the age group of 50 and above will leave a motivational message for them to do good in this life, as what is coming in the future is unknown. 

It Was a Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra

Bittersweet songs have a sentiment attached to them that each listener perceives differently. “It Was a Very Good Year” is a very straightforward song that describes life at different ages, from being a young teenager to an adult and finally to a senior. This song perfectly fits in this list as if it is played at a birthday party for the age group of 50 and up, it will surely make people think about what they’ve done throughout life, and it may bring a smile to their faces. 

Wouldn’t It Be Nice? – The Beach Boys

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” is targeted at young people in love, but it also has a hidden message for people of the older generations as well. Listening to this song will remind you of a time when you wish you were older so you could spend more time with your significant other. Play this song at your birthday party if you’re 50 or above to lighten up the mood and quite possibly make your laugh while remembering the old times. 

Daydream Believer Sung – Ann Murray

Being in a distant relationship can drastically affect a person’s life. In this song, the individual is a daydreamer, always hoping and praying for the return of their significant other. The chances that such a long-distance relationship scenario happens in your life are always present. “Daydream Believer” is a very catchy and groovy song that will get you right into it, all the more reason to play it at the birthday for people who are 50 and above.  

Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles

“Georgia On My Mind” is a beautiful song to listen to as it surfaces the memories of people you’ve lost along the way in your life. If you’re 50 or above, the chances are that you’ve lost someone in your life as well. Remember them in beautiful memories as Ray does so in this song. This is a very wholesome song that will get you smirking and giggling about life, so playing it at birthday parties of people 50 and above is a big yes.

Long May You Run – Neil Young

Materialistic things are often neglected when talking about life, but there is no denying that they hold some importance. Like, in this song, Neil sings about his first car and how much it meant to him. You probably hold something materialistic close as well, and listening to this song will flash all the memories of that thing before your eyes, making you happy thinking about it. 

Blessed – Elton John

Kids are a blessing, and that is precisely what this song conveys. For the parents out there, especially those 50 and above, this song tells how it’s never too late to be a good parent, to work on your parenting skills. Play this song at the birthday parties of people 50 and above to drop a vital message that it’s never too late to turn around and do good with what time is left. 

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

“Butterfly Kisses” embodies the relationship between a dad and his daughter. The song talks about how the daughter is his little princess no matter how old she gets and how proud he is to have her. This song is very touching, and the listeners may get sentimental but positively. If you want people to have wholesome reactions at birthday parties of people 50 and above, this song is the best option.

We are Family – Sister Sledge

“We are Family” is a very catchy song with an interesting rhythm to it. The message of this song revolves around how a family is an essential unit of life and how it’s extremely fun to spend time with family. The most appealing factor of playing this song at the birthday parties of 50-year-olds and up is that it is very funky and will get people moving their hips once this is played. 

Young – Kenny Chesney Birthday

This song holds a very important meaning. It speaks on the harsh reality of life. The harsh reality is that when a person is young, all they want to do is grow up and get older, but once they get old, they wish they could turn back time to the good old days when things were simpler. Play this song at a birthday party to face some bittersweet reality of your life. 

Happy Birthday, Darlin’ – Conway Twitty

Ordinary birthday songs are straightforward, but that’s not the case with “Happy Birthday Darlin” by Conway Twitty, as this song has a very romantic side to it. Conway expresses his feelings and love to his soulmate

and wishes her a happy birthday through this song. Anyone could play this same song at their birthday party and dedicate it to their significant other, just like Conway did.

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby – Ronnie Milsap

The main context of this song is sad and very romantic. The song speaks to the listeners on how even after breaking up with their fiancé, they wish them a romantic happy birthday. Rough patches in relationships are normal, and listening to this song on your birthday might bring out your romantic side, leading to more good than bad.

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

The wholesome and cute aura of a healthy relationship with your wife, daughter, or mother is to die for. Stevie Wonder beautifully fits the message of how beautiful such a relationship can be in this song. If you’re planning a birthday party for someone 50 and up, this song is a must addition to the songs list as it is highly relatable to most people of that age bracket.

It Don’t Have to Change – John Legend

People move on in life, often parting ways from people they once held close. This song puts that message forward, but it is also delightful to listen to and enjoy. Put on this song at the birthday party of people 50 or above to let everyone through a sweet memory recap and put a smile on their faces. 

It’s My Party – Lesley Gore

“It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore is a sad romantic song that tells about a person who lost the love of their life and now ponders over it day and night. The hidden message in this song is that you have to move on no matter how rough life gets. The motivational message and the song’s catchy tune are reasons enough for it to be on the list for people 50 and up. 

Best Years of Our Lives – Modern Romance

“Best Years of Our Lives has a hidden message to make the best out of your lives no matter how old or young you are. This song is a classic and will surely get everyone on the dance floor once played. There was no choice other than to add this party song to this list to get everyone up and in the mood.  

San Ber’dino – Frank Zappa

“San Ber’dino” by Frank Zappa focuses on the fun and risky times in life. The hidden message is to move the extra step and take the risk that surely many people who are 50 and above have already done and created fun memories out of it. Why not get a nostalgic recap of all those memories once you hear this song at a birthday party?

Small Town – John Mellancamp

“Small Town” is unique in this list as it is directed towards worldly memories, mainly of the area of your residence and how much importance it carries. A small town is described beautifully in the song, with all the memories attached to it. For people 50 and above, this is an ideal birthday party song as it will bring beautiful memories back and bring a smile to their faces. 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is one of the most relaxing songs on the list, giving the listener homely comforting feels. This song holds hope for the future and how things will take a positive turn, you just have to believe. There comes a time in life when you’re approaching old age when you start worrying about your future, have this song played at your birthday party, and all of your stress can be relieved through the positive messages of the song. 

Stand by Me – Ben E. King

Loyalty is one of the most attractive traits in an individual, and this song gets through to the listeners conveying the same message. Friendships last a lifetime if there is loyalty. People in their 50s and above should have friends from when they were young, which symbolizes loyalty. If you want to convey an appreciative message to your good friends, you can do just that by playing this song at your birthday party. 

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

“Stayin Alive” is a legendary classic song that is extremely catchy and enjoyable. For people in their 50s or above, this song is a major throwback, and they’re bound to have a fun time listening to it. Playing this song at the birthday party of people 50 or above will get people dancing and joining in to sing along to this classic. 

Sunrise, Sunset – Louis Armstrong

An average lifetime is very short if we think about it, and this song is the beautiful embodiment of that. Life passes by so quickly that everything seems as if it happened yesterday. People in the age group of 50 and above can relate to the quick passing of time when they think about the memories they made through life. Apart from the message conveyed, this song is a classic and will be highly enjoyed if played at the birthday party of someone 50 or above.