If you are planning to organize a party at home and your plans do not include hiring a DJ, then you need to do some pre-party work to make sure that the music doesn’t disappoint. A rocking party music playlist is what you are going to need.
Now, you might have such a playlist already in your iTunes/Windows Media Player. That’s great, use that. Also use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote to manage that playlist. However, if you don’t have that, one of the following sites should work. In fact, everyone – whether or not they have a party music playlist in their collection already – should take a look at these sites. You never know what might make your guests jump and dance.
Songvote lets people collaborate and create a playlist together. That means you could use it to ask your guests the songs they’d like to be played during the party, and create the perfect party music playlist which contains favorite songs of all the attendees.
You can create a contest, nominate songs and let your guests vote on them. The contest can run for a few days and the final playlist will have the songs with the highest number of votes. Simple and easy.
YTPlaylist is a brilliant YouTube playlist creator, and can be effectively utilized to create an awesome party music playlist that auto-plays music videos on YouTube. The user interface is smooth, and you can quickly search and add videos. Videos can be dragged and dropped to different positions in the playlist. And while a video is being played, it auto-buffers the one that are lined up. So no delays whatsoever.
FlavorTunes can help you build an online music jukebox that includes songs preferred by your guests. To start with, you can send personalized email invitations to your guests who can then request songs they want to be played in the party.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the songs in the jukebox are sourced from Grooveshark, the popular music streaming site. Since Grooveshark can play almost every song on earth, you can be rest assured that none of your guests won’t be disappointed.
Djtxt is a unique service when it comes to crowdsourcing your party music playlist. That’s because it makes use of text messages from a mobile phone to add songs to the playlist. You just need to register with them, and also have your guests do it. You’ll be provided with a number which you can text a song to, and that song gets added in real-time. Cool, isn’t it?
Like Flavortunes, this service also makes use of Grooveshark to fetch the songs. They have a browser bookmarklet which you need to use to play the songs that get queued up.
Last but not the least, we’ve got The Playroll. It is another neat site to quickly create playlists from YouTube videos, and the good thing about this site – in the context of this article – is that on its sidebar there’s a recommended party videos section which is just what you need when you haven’t had time to prepare a party music playlist, and need something quickly to rock the party.
So, which of the above you are likely to use in your next party?