Forget all the talk about Republicans vs. Democrats. In the U.S.A., the party that really matters is the blowout bash musicians have been signing about for decades -- that idealized soirée where the tunes are always hot, the cocktails are eternally cool and everyone is invited, no matter their race, creed, sexual orientation or political affiliation. In honor of that idealized day when we can all join hands, hit the dance floor and shake our booties in perfect harmony, we present the 10 biggest “party” songs ever (as determined by their success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).
These hits -- which, coincidentally, were all performed by American artists -- range from gentle acoustic ditties to boisterous rap-metal mash-ups, and together, they tell the story of our nation’s unyielding desire to drop our guards and just have a good time. It’s one thing that binds us all together. Turn up the volume and pass the bottle.