What are some good congratulation songs?
May 15, 2014 5:53 AM   Subscribe

Putting together a playlist of congratulation/celebratory songs, please let me know your favorites.
posted by cali59 to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Kool and the Gang's Celebration is a gimme.
posted by colin_l at 5:58 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

Another gimme: Joe Esposito's "You're the Best Around."
posted by jeffmshaw at 6:03 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

I am also fond of the Weakerthans' "The Reasons," which is more about celebrating a person than an achievement, but may apply.
posted by jeffmshaw at 6:05 AM on May 15

Jason Mraz's You Fuckin' Did It
posted by Venadium at 6:07 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

U2 - A Celebration.

No, really. They weren't always terrible. :-)
posted by Decani at 6:10 AM on May 15

birthday-specific obligatory beatles number
posted by colin_l at 6:10 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]

Congratulations (Austin PowersCliff Richard) is a song. He sang it at Eurovision. You'll have to decide for yourself whether it's good.
posted by pracowity at 6:11 AM on May 15

Not specifically celebration or congratulatory, but I always think of ABBA's dancing queen as a great party song, ergo, celebration
posted by colin_l at 6:13 AM on May 15

Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Down on the Corner".
posted by Gneisskate at 6:18 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

Ghostface Killah's "Champion" (the version with the original samples on Fishscale) is also pure concentrated awesome.
posted by jeffmshaw at 6:23 AM on May 15

Drake, Proud of You
posted by Flamingo at 6:41 AM on May 15

Yes I Will by Michael Franti.
posted by workerant at 8:13 AM on May 15

1999, by Prince.
posted by entropone at 8:27 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]

Consider Yourself, from "Oliver".
posted by TDIpod at 8:44 AM on May 15

Congratulations, King Sunny Ade
posted by X4ster at 8:53 AM on May 15

Thanks for the responses, please keep them coming. I just want to add that it's for a graduation. They don't have to be specifically about congratulations, but could be more like "you're great" or "this is a great day".
posted by cali59 at 2:36 PM on May 15

Is Happy overdone yet? I hope not, I still love that song, a million listens later.
posted by slmorri at 4:48 PM on May 15

Let The Day Begin - The Call
Perfect Day - Hoku
Champion - RuPaul
posted by SisterHavana at 6:10 PM on May 15

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