What are some good songs to sing at an 80th surprise Birthday Party?!

Question: What are some good songs to sing at an 80th surprise Birthday Party?
Well my great grandmother is going to be turning 80 in December. We are having a surprise B Day party at this big like party type room more than 400 people can be in the room. It's that big. I will be singing a song but I just don't know what. I don't want it to be a be a boring performance. I want everyone to be able to get up and dance and stuff. Something where I can come up with a dance routine.I want it to also be a respectable song so NO Trey Songz type songs lol. I thought about Michael Jackson songs, Brandy's Right Here, Britney Spears Me against the music, or I will be there. Of course I would change up the lyrics. But just what I was thinking about. Someone PLEASE HELP ME. I didn't think it would be so hard. Thanks


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TIna Turner- Proud Mary
As cheesey as it sounds... Don't Stop Believing- Orginal/ Glee version
Ain't no mountain high enough- Dianna Ross

I cant think of anymore right now cause its late, but i used to work in a 70s bar, and most people tend to know 70s/80s music no matter what age they are, and it tends to be quite dancey too so i would stick with that era. Hope it helps :)

You could also do early 60's which would have put you're grandmother at the age of 30. Maybe elvis, golden oldies. It would depend on what type of music she listened to country, easy listening, folk.

I can suggest some you should avoid but I won't. The answer suggesting you google it should give you plenty of ideas.

Just Google music of the 40's and you will find or Google dead singer's hits.

If this is your grandmother's 80th birthday party, why are you choosing songs out of her league? She probably has little knowledge of the songs for the last 30 years. Does she even know who Brandy or Brittney Spears is??? Sing something from HER error or at least from her heyday. Something from the 40's or 50's when she was a young woman and probably listened to more music, or maybe even the 60's.

This tribute sounds like the party is for HER but the music has nothing to do with her, her time, her generation, her likes. Has anyone even asked her what some of her favorite songs were so that you can play them? She will enjoy HER party a lot more if she can reminisce an hear music from her day and some of the older generation will get up and do the jitterbug if the music is playing and that makes it fun for them. Make it memorable for HER. Make it about HER.

First you have to decide if you want music and song to represent your Great Grandma's generation...or are you looking to have it represent YOURS? Being born in 1930 was before TV days and listening to the radio WAS the entertainment of that era....consider the singers who were popular then that sang the songs where people actually remembered the words to....singers like Pasty Cline, Rosemary Clooney, the Andrews Sisters (sang Boogie Woogie Boy of Company B), Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson- guys like Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby. Rock and Roll hit the 50's....plenty of fast dancing there.

Why not do a compilation of songs of the different eras and mixing in the various dances as they happened for that particular era?

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