Eight songs you should add to your birthday playlist

Eight songs you should add to your birthday playlist

Party like it's your birthday! Help East Coast Radio celebrate its birthday by dancing the day away with this ultimate birthday playlist.

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East Coast Radio is turning 24 on Friday, October 9, and it's party time - well, lockdown-safe party time. 

There is no better way to celebrate turning a year older than with music. 

Whether you are celebrating alone or with a small group of friends and family, these songs will help get the party started. 

If you don't have a birthday coming up, you can still get into the party spirit with East Coast Radio and win big! 

ECR is giving away a share of R150,000 to every listener who calls the station and gets on-air on Friday. Tune in from 6am until 7pm to find out how you can win. 

Until then, keep jamming to these get-up-and-dance birthday songs. 

ALSO READ: WATCH: Stacey and JSbu give top tips for R150 000 birthday celebrations #EveryCallerCounts

Pink - Raise Your Glass

'Five a.m. turn the radio up. Where's the rock and roll?' Kickstart your celebration with Pink's 2010 party song, 'Raise Your Glass'. It will make you want to get up and dance! 

50 Cent  - In Da Club

Seventeen years after its release, 50 Cent's 2003 hit single, 'In Da Club', remains a favourite with party lovers. The track's opening lyrics have helped make it the ultimate birthday song. 

"Go, go, go, go go, go, go, shawty
It's your birthday
We gonnna party like it's your birthday"

Katy Perry - 'Birthday'

If you're looking for an upbeat song to get your birthday celebrations going, then Katy Perry's 2014 smash hit, 'Birthday', is the track for you. The disco song is a little naughty but a lot of fun on your birthday. 

"So make a wish
I'll make it like your birthday every day
I'll be your gift
Give you something good to celebrate"

Selena Gomez - Birthday

Selena Gomez's PSA in her single 'Birthday' is pretty clear: 

"Tell 'em that is my birthday
Tell 'em that is my birthday
Tell 'em that is my birthday
When I party like that
Every night's my birthday"

Selena's collaboration with Blackpink, 'Ice Cream', is climbing up the charts on the East Coast Radio Top 40. It's another fund track to add to your playlist. 

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday

No birthday is complete without Stevie Wonder's 1980 classic. The music legend used 'Happy Birthday' to campaign for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to be turned into a national holiday. It remains one of his biggest tracks to date and a favourite at birthday parties. 

Trey Songz - Say Aah

'Go, girl. It's your birthday!' This 2010 hit will make you want to sip some bubbly and have a good time. 

Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up

Just because you are getting older doesn't mean you have to grow up. Avril's song is a reminder to always enjoy life to the fullest.

AKA - Congratulate

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