There are plenty of songs out there to keep the Christmas party going long after you walk out of church, but for Easter – not so much. Short of cranking praise and worship music or queuing up “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” how’s a girl to keep the Easter vibes going into brunch and beyond? Look no further – here are 10 bops to casually slide onto your Easter brunch playlist.
1. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by The Backstreet Boys
“Everybody, yeah, rock your body, right. Backstreet’s back, alright!” This celebratory anthem is sure to get everyone on their feet (just like Jesus was).
2. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
“You think I’d crumble? You think I’d lay down and die? Oh no, not I. I will survive!” Jesus’ retort to those who thought they had killed him once and for all?
3. “Get the Party Started” by P!nk
“I’m coming out so you better get this party started! Get this party started on a Saturday night; everybody’s waiting for me to arrive.” Because there ain’t no party like an Easter party.
4. “Bejeweled” by Taylor Swift
“Best believe I’m still bejeweled, when I walk in the room, I can still make the whole place shimmer!” T-Swift teaching all of us not to settle for less.
5. “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross
“I’m coming out! I want the world to know, got to let it show.” It’s giving Jesus emerging from the grave vibes.
6. “Stayin’ Alive” by Lizzo (cover of the Bee Gees)
“Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive. Stayin’ alive.” Of course, you can listen to the classic version, but a dash of Lizzo says “party” to us.
7. “Titanium” by David Guetta ft. Sia
“You shoot me down, but I won’t fall. I am titanium!” Well, maybe not titanium, strictly speaking, but I think Jesus being fully God and fully human is just as effective.
8. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
“Rising up, back on the street. Did my time, took my chances. Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet, just a man and his will to survive.” Time to get the karaoke going with this “rising up” classic.
9. “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy
“Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys that had been away… The boys are back in town!” The disciples’ theme song as they came out of hiding to preach the gospel of the risen Christ?
10. “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba
“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You are never gonna keep me down.” A perfect closer to your brunch playlist that will get stuck in your guests’ heads for the whole Easter season.
Special thanks to my friends from the “Oddly Specific Playlists” Facebook group for their recommendations!