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.


For 20 Year Olds

  • Yeah! – Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris (listen)
  • Hey Ya! – OutKast (listen)
  • Low by Flo Rida and T-Pain (listen)
  • Birthday – Katy Perry (listen)
  • In Da Club – 50 Cent (listen)
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (listen)
  • Closer – The Chainsmokers (listen)
  • Let Me Love You – DJ Snake and Justin Bieber (listen)
  • Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber and MO) – Major Lazor (listen)
  • Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar (listen)
  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars (listen)
  • Raise Your Glass – Pink (listen)
  • Birthday – Selena Gomez (listen)
  • Into You – Ariana Grande (listen)
  • Birthday Song – 2 Chainz and Kanye West (listen)
  • All The Small Things – Blink 182 (listen)

Birthday balloon

For 30 Year Olds

  • Time of Your Life – Green Day (listen)
  • Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder (listen)
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole (listen)
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me – Louis Armstrong (listen)
  • Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel (listen)
  • The Best is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra (listen)
  • Forever Young – Rod Stewart (listen)
  • Thanks for the Memory – Frank Sinatra (listen)
  • My Wish – Rascal Flatts (listen)
  • Young at Heart – Frank Sinatra (listen)
  • Moments Like This – Allison Krauss
  • My Guy – Diana Ross and the Supremes (listen)
  • My Girl – The Temptations (listen)
  • Happy Girl – Martina McBride (listen)
  • I Hope You Dance – LeeAnn Womack

For 40 Year Olds

  • 100 Years – Five for Fighting (listen)
  • 19 Something – Mark Wills (listen)
  • Birthday – The Beatles (listen)
  • Changes – David Bowie (listen)
  • Now and Forever – Carole King (listen)
  • Roll On – Alabama (listen)
  • Seasons of Love – Soundtrack from RENT (listen)
  • She’s A Lady – Tom Jones (listen)
  • She’s Got the Look – Roxette
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (listen)
  • Whip It – Devo (listen)
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker (listen)
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Disney’s Toy Story (listen)
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper (listen)
  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys (listen)
  • Happy Birthday Darlin’ – Conway Twitty (listen)
  • I’ll be There for You – The Rembrandts (listen)
  • Those Were the Days of Our Life – Queen
  • Oh, How the Years Go by – Vanessa Williams (listen)

For 50  Year Olds and Up

  • A Day in The Life – The Beatles (listen)
  • Pink Moon – Nick Drake (listen)
  • It Was a Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra (listen)
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice? – The Beach Boys (listen)
  • Daydream Believer Sung – Ann Murray
  • Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles (listen)
  • Long May You Run – Neil Young (listen)
  • Blessed – Elton John (listen)
  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle (listen)
  • We are Family – Sister Sledge (listen)
  • Young – Kenny Chesney Birthday
  • Happy Birthday, Darlin’ – Conway Twitty (listen)
  • Happy, Happy Birthday Baby – Ronnie Milsap (listen)
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder (listen)
  • It Don’t Have to Change – John Legend (listen)
  • It’s My Party – Lesley Gore (listen)
  • Best Years of Our Lives – Modern Romance (listen)
  • San Ber’dino – Frank Zappa (listen)
  • Small Town – John Mellancamp (listen)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole (listen)
  • Stand by Me – Ben E. King (listen)
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees (listen)
  • Sunrise, Sunset – Louis Armstrong (listen)

Along with music and dance, if you want to add some color and fun to the birthday party, you can get some props and decoration items. These props bring out amazing pictures and can be used throughout the year for everyone’s birthday party.

Where to Buy

Happy Birthday Party Photo Booth Props with Stick 

Happy birthday banner for Kraft paper

Rose Gold 18th Birthday Decorations Party Supplies Gifts for Girls Women

Happy Birthday Party Photo Booth Props with Stick 

All that you need for a birthday to be awesome is in this pack. You can strike funny and memorable poses with this prop set that include hats, captions, birthday glasses and a lot more. All props are high in quality with extra 3M sticker that stays firms on wooden sticks, assembles easily and can be reused again. Suitable for both him and her, this Happy Birthday Party Photo Booth Prop set will be liked by kids and adults.

Happy birthday banner for Kraft paper

This is a must-have in the house. You can either hang it on any of the walls or simply use it as a photography prop to all the birthday parties of the house.  With each letter separated and tied with ribbons, this banner is made of high-quality material that is soft, glossy and durable, so keep it safe because you would need this again and again.

Rose Gold 18th Birthday Decorations Party Supplies Gifts for Girls Women

Ideal for girls, this rose gold 18th birthday decoration set is very attractive and comprises of a banner and balloons of different shapes that are exactly what you need to make any 18th birthday special. All balloons are safe to inflate, made up of non-toxic high-quality material and can be reused again.

We hope that the songs and props we shared will be able to help you add more feelings to the slideshow you are creating for your loved ones and as well as give life to the birthday party you will be throwing soon. It’s just a little effort to make the special day of your loved ones a memorable one.