Oh hey you. Yeah, you. The one miserably counting down the seconds till the clock strikes Happy Hour. (15,000 and counting at the time these words are typed.) 15,000 more seconds till you're freed from this hamster wheel we call the work week for approximately two-and-a-half blissful days of peace, quiet, and potentially reckless stupidity. Let's kick it off right, party people.
1. Justice ft. Uffie, "The Party"
Obvious choice. Uffie's unapologetic decadence will make you immediately forget where you were from 9-to-5 all week. Music to the ears of the overworked. Best served with a side of diamonds and vodka. Let's get this party started, amirite?
2. Die Antwoord, "Baby's On Fire"
There's a baby on fire, but nobody sounds too upset. That's not the most perplexing thing about this song/album art: it's hard to focus on anything besides that demonic angel, eating what appears to be a human heart. Don't think about it too much, just try not to nod your head too obviously when your boss is in the room, this song is pure danceability. [Ed. Note: Ugh.]
3. Marina and the Diamonds, "Primadonna"
Feeling over-worked and under-appreciated? Get some movement therapy going. No judgement, you do you.
4. Madonna, "Holiday"
It would be sacrilegious to make this list and not give a nod to the Queen of all that is fierce and dancey. And we're not one to risk offending any omnipotent being this close to the weekend. Any of her songs will do the trick, but we'd humbly recommend "Holiday" to really kick off this weekend's staycation the right way. Strike a pose, and shrug off the forty-hour grind.
5. Hot Chip, "Over and Over"
Is this a dance song about the monotony of the work week? Put boring repetition to a good beat, then do it over and over and over and over -- it becomes kinda fun! Like running on a treadmill! Or that Excel spreadsheet you're workin' on! [Ed. Note: YUP YUP YUP.]
Thus concludes your five track countdown. But hey, all we can do is set the soundtrack, the rest is up to you! Go cause some trouble. 'Till Monday, you crazy kids.