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Every Bar Mitzvah You’ve Ever Been To, Broken Down By Music

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Tyler Gildin

L’chaim! Yesterday we showed you a video of the most extravagant Bar Mitzvah entrance of all time. Having been to my fair share of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, I can safely say that Sam Horowitz’s entrance was, by far, the craziest I’ve ever seen.

Having an exciting entrance is important at every Bar or Bat Mitzvah because it sets the tone for the rest of the party. If the family throwing the party is considered lame, there’s a good chance their “party people” will be lame as well. There are certain songs that can be expected to play at every Bar/Bat Mitzvah that keep the party going. While with time some of the songs change, there are still many that remain staples of every Bar/Bat Mitzvah today.

Here is every Bar Mitzvah you’ve ever been to broken down by music :

The Haftorah


The Elaborate Entrance


The Party Begins:

“September” – Earth, Wind, and Fire


“Celebration” – Cool & The Gang.


“I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas


“We Like To Party” – The Vengaboys


“I Like To Move It” – Real 2 Real


Candle Lighting:

“Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder (Your Grandma)


“Friends” Intro Song (Your Friends)


“We Are Family” – Sister Sledge (Whole Family)


The Horah


The Cool “Rap” Song That All The Guys Love:

“Getting Jiggy With It” – Will Smith


The Girls Anthem:

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper


The Oldies Music For Your Parents To Embarrass You:

“ABC” – Jackson 5


“YMCA” – Village People


“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye


“Respect” – Aretha Franklin (Your Mom’s Most Embarrassing Moment)


“Macho Man” – Village People (Your Dad’s Most Embarrassing Moment)


“Electric Boogie” (The Electric Slide) – Marcia Griffiths (The Entire Party’s Most Embarrassing Moment)


Montage:

“Sweet Child Of Mine” – Guns N’ Roses


“Forever Young” – Rod Stewart


“Angel” – Lionel Richie


The First Dance:

“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” – Rod Stewart

*Don’t really get the whole “first dance” thing. You’ve been dancing for about three hours already…


End Of The Party:

“Time Of My Life” – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes


“Last Dance”

Then repeat over and over again every weekend for the entire year.

Mazel tov!

Tyler Gildin

Tyler Gildin

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