Party hits are catchy, they go straight to the heart and legs. They carry us away and put us in a good mood. Party hits ensure that the dance floors fill up in no time and everyone sings along to their heart's content.
Good party hits are timeless. That goes for classics like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Rhythm is a Dancer, and It's Raining Men. More recently, P!nk, Ke$ha and Taio Cruz have shown that their songs are every bit as good as the dancefloor bangers of the '80s and '90s .
Does that mean all party hits work on the same pattern? By far not! There are big differences. Sometimes it's enough to revitalize a song from a bygone era and charge it with energy. Titles like Is This the Way to Amarillo by the Hermes House Band or DJ Ötzi's Sweet Caroline only became real party hits as cover versions. The Tony Christie and Neil Diamond originals didn't originally have this character.
Interestingly, among the party hits there are many songs about breakups and lovesickness. Songs like You lied to me a thousand times by Andrea Berg or I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor tell of relationship problems, they encourage and build up.
Together with our prominent guests Milka Loff-Fernandez, Sonya Kraus, Jürgen Milski, Anastasia Zampounidis, Fernanda Brandao, Joelina and Jürgen Drews and Nilz Bokelberg, we illuminate the stories behind the big party hits in the music documentary Pop Giganten: Party-Hits .
Of course, our celebrities talk about their most unusual party experiences and they have also come up with a lot of advice for the audience on how to party successfully!