As varied as they can be, there are still a lot of essentials that all hen parties have. There are things that no matter where you are, or who you are with, you cannot miss out on your hen party – these are the must-haves before you even think of any detailed hen party ideas! Having your nearest and dearest there is one of those things, of course; the next thing is probably alcohol, that doesn’t mean you all necessarily have to get slaughtered, but it will feature at some point in some way; the last thing you most certainly need is music, and that’s why we have compiled a hen party playlist worthy of your celebrations!
Ernie K-doe – Here Comes the Girls
We thought this was an appropriate place to start, not only does it give you and your hens a quite literal introduction, but it’s great for starting off a party. This song has been used in all kinds of advertising as a backdrop to woman strutting their stuff, so why not have it in yours? Here comes the good times!
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
It may actually be a crime not to have this included in your hen party! This classic has blessed many a birthday, kids party, or just Saturday night as you’re getting ready with the girls! Just do as Cyndi tells you and get down to this iconic track!
Pink – Get This Party Started
We have another quite literal instalment on this playlist from Pink on how to get this party started! We know you do not need much encouragement, but everyone will be on the dance floor when this track comes on. Pink represents the feisty and vivacious women inside all of you so this track is spot-on!
LaBelle – Lady Marmelade
Now of course you can have the modern version with Christina, Mya, Lil Kim and Pink (again) but we have opted for this classic as it packs a real soul-filled punch! This saucy song features the famous French bedroom proposal, but stick this on and it will be all about you and your sexy girls!
Sinitta – So Macho
‘He’s got to be big and strong, enough to turn you on’ – or so Sinitta kindly informs us! We are sure you are not short of macho men in your life and this corny hit from the 1980s is a real sing-along! Get in a group with your hens and flex those biceps to mock the not-so-macho men of the world.
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
By now, the drinks will really be flowing and the bonds of sisterhood will be at their strongest; this is then an opportune moment to belt out this disco classic and scream ‘We are family! I got all my sisters with me.’ As this song is played at nearly every wedding party as well, it’s good to get some practice in!
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
This song gets murdered up and down the country on a daily basis, it is THE karaoke classic! As a result of this, every one of your hens is going to know it word for word, which will make for a real kodak moment (not a video recorder, as that has sound) when the whole hen party goes a bit Glee!
Respect – Aretha Franklin
An absolute belter from the soul queen herself, Aretha Franklin. As you are essentially celebrating a prelude to the wedding, we are sure all your girls will be wishing your marriage is full of R-E-S-P-E-C-T – just make sure they save some for themselves!
The Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love
We tried to avoid it we really did, then we thought, actually… that would be wrong! There is no getting away from the lyrics of this song, and they make for a highly appropriate track to finish your hen party celebrations on. Maybe you’re not actually getting married in a chapel, but ‘going to the registry office’ doesn’t flow quite so well.
These are of course just a selection of the songs we could have chosen! You get the idea though – stick with female empowerment, disco classics, a few luvvies, and you will be fine!