Today is Robyn’s 34th birthday, so a celebration is obviously in order. Need convincing? When a pop star doesn’t have a last name, you know they’re legit. Seriously, just listen to the Swedish singer’s music and try not to dance to even to her “sad” songs.
So in conjunction with the epic b-day party we’re throwing for her in our head, we’ve also picked seven Robyn songs that are the perfect soundtrack for seven different kinds of parties. You’re welcome, now go celebrate!
“My Only Reason”…for a ’90s Party
Load up on some Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, get a few snap bracelets, and listen to this Robyn song. If you’re only familiar with her current look and work, this is going to come as a shock to you. Prep yourself for all of the late ’90s cheese you can handle.
“Call Your Girlfriend”…for a Solo Jazzercise Party
This song (and video) is for jamming out and not caring how stupid you look. Also known as, dancing in your underwear in your room, alone.
“Dancing On My Own”…for a Pity Party
Nothing is sadder than sitting in the corner
Facebook stalking watching your ex and their new boo. If you’re in a masochistic kind of wallowing mode, this is the obvious choice.
“Handle Me”…for a Farewell Party
For if the farewell isn’t so, um, mutual.
“Konichiwa Bitches”…for a Frat Party
An internal monologue for feeling superior in a very large house party. Because sometimes you need a pep talk in the midst of bro-y dudes who just don’t get it.
“Dream On”…for a Graduation Party
Maybe one day this will join the ranks of Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” as the most overplayed graduation song in the world. But for now, it’s inspirational and non-cheesy enough to send off your favorite grad.
“Be Mine”…for a Dance Party
Okay, okay, pretty much ALL of Robyn’s songs are conducive to dancing. Even her sad ones have some kind of danceable beat that makes you wonder, “Is this supposed to be depressing?” But “Be Mine” is the greatest combination of catchiness and ‘whatever you don’t love me, that’s fine’-ness. So, dance!