From The Straits Times    |

Photos: Instagram / @usher, @madonna, @nsync; Youtube / @Black Eyed Peas, Daft Punk, Nelly Furtado

It almost feels like 2020 is here a little earlier than expected, and there’s no better way to deal with the denial than to blast a compilation of golden party hits from the last 20 years. Moreover, watching the 480p music videos of Justin Timberlake and Madonna are also hitting us with all types of feels. 

While the criteria of what constitutes a quality party bop varies from person to person, a good way to gauge is to answer these three questions: Am I doing body rolls involuntarily ? Do I have every word of the lyrics down to a T? Would I be mad if the DJ killed the song before the chorus? 

And so, here’s our list of songs that garnered a resounding “yes” to all three questions. Let’s get this party started. 

2000: Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC

2001: Hit ’em up style (oops!) – Blu Cantrell

2002: I Need a Girl, Pt. 2 – P. Diddy ft. Ginuwine, Loon & Mario Winans

2003: Right Thurr – Chingy 

2004: Yeah! – Usher ft. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris

2005: My Humps – The Black Eyed Peas

2006: Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland

2007: Bartender – T-Pain

2008: 4 Minutes – Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

2009: Best I Ever Had – Drake 

2010: Forget You – Cee Lo Green 

2011: Countdown – Beyonce

2012: Glad You Came – The Wanted

2013: Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

2014: Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 

2015: King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar

2016: 告白氣球 – Jay Chou 

2017: Unforgettable – French Montana

2018: Taki Taki – DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

2019: Dance Monkey – Tones and I 


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