Theme Ride Thursday: World Party Day April 3

World Party Day, you say? I mean, who doesn’t want to celebrate on World Party Day?! 

Allegedly, the (unofficial) holiday is inspired by the ending of the 1995 novel Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel, by Vanna Bonta, where a countdown is set to April 3, 2000, when a worldwide synchronized celebration occurs. The first Party Day was held around the world in 1996.

But I have a better explanation for World Party Day on April 3…

They must have heard it was my birthday and decided to make it an (unofficial) world celebration! I mean, amiright?! 

You will always need a solid catalog of songs to celebrate for a wide variety of reasons. You might be celebrating one of your riders’ birthdays, or wedding, or their retirement; your studio or club might have an anniversary or other special event; your favorite team might have just won the (insert sport here) championship. All reasons to party! 

In 2021, we will soon (as of this posting) be having the most important reason to celebrate ever—we can see the light at the end of the tunnel of this pandemic and it won’t be too long before we are able to gather with our riders and friends again without masks and laugh and cry and celebrate being together, working hard on bikes that go nowhere. Not exactly sure when; this summer, maybe fall…but truly, it’s around the corner. I know I will be filling my classes with the happiest songs about celebration I can find!

Something tells me you’ll be dipping into this joyous bucket playlist full of happy and celebratory songs quite a bit in the coming year. You can create one entire theme ride of just party songs, or just sprinkle them through your profiles when you want to make your class smile. 

If you want, you can combine these songs of celebration with songs from this playlist I curated in the summer of 2020 for the first class after lockdown. 

Here are a few of my favorite party tunes: 

Party Out of Bounds, B52s, 3:21, 81 rpm
No theme ride about parties would be complete without “Party Out of Bounds”! 

Life’s a Party, 7kingZ, 2:55, 116 bpm
You’ll want to turn this one up. It’s a slow, hard climb but feel free to speed the legs up on the chorus. 

Gonna Celebrate, The Phantoms, 2:56, 98 bpm
Fun, fast, hard effort.

Gonna Celebrate, M.A.R.K. Universe, 3:23, 90 bpm
This one isn’t on YouTube, but it has some great lyrics. 

Enjoy this party-themed playlist below. Currently it has over 150 songs. If you can suggest ones that I’m missing, please leave a comment and I’ll add them to my playlist.

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