Your December Pre-Party Playlist

Well, I’m just gonna give it to you straight. Despite having some great music to jam out to, this past month was a rough one. Besides having to cut back on the excessively unhealthy and inappropriate lifestyle I’ve become so accustomed to leading in college—to face the inevitable reality of returning home for the holidays—my favorite site to download music was shut down. Pushing aside my own concerns and complaints for a second, though, I’m pleased to inform you it was not, however, a rough month for music in general.

Like I raved all about last time, phenomenal artists came out with albums last month. Kanye West’s album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Nicki Minaj‘s, entitled Pink Friday, are really the two big ones to pay the most attention to and give a full listen as soon as soon as you get a chance. They’re both nearly flawless, in my opinion. If you happen to have some sort of inexplicable resentment or animosity towards either one or both of them, I’m sure you’ve found it nearly impossible, at this point, to avoid hearing them somewhere or another. Not only are some of the tracks from their new albums already topping the charts, but Nicki and ‘Ye are also being featured in nearly every other popular hip-hop song out there right now. They’re basically the unofficial king and queen of hip-hop these days. Thus, unavoidably, (and to my great satisfaction) they’re also all over this month’s playlist.

Out of the very goodness of my heart, I handpicked some of the most catchy and upbeat songs from both of their albums so you don’t have to sort through the slow, mellow ones when you’re ready and looking to party. But don’t worry – if you’re not a huge fan of them there are also plenty of other great artists featured on this month’s playlist as well. Like Lupe Fiasco with his awesome brand new single that was just released last month. Or a not-so-well-known, but instantly appealing song by La Roux that contains her usual fun, electronic-pop beats. And, lastly, what would a December pre-party playlist be without Jay Sean’s new hit song, perfect for any New Year’s Eve celebration, that advises everyone to, “Party like, like it’s the end of the world.”

As for the rest of the songs, you’ll just have to click here to find out which other ones made the cut. Most importantly, happy holidays to all! Are all the doings and goings-ons in the month of December not the greatest excuse to party and celebrate?

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