Creating the Perfect Firework Playlist for Your Event
A great fireworks display isn't just an even for the eyes; it's an experience for your ears too. The right music can massively enhance the impact of your fireworks and elevates the whole experience.
At Epic Fireworks, we understand the impact of having a well-curated playlist alongside your fireworks display. Here, we'll guide you through the steps to create the perfect firework playlist for your event.
1. Set the Mood
Before diving into specific tracks, consider the mood you want your firework display to have. Are you aiming for a grand, awe-inspiring display, a more intimate, emotional experience, or an all out party?
Deciding what mood you want to set will help determine the tempo, style, and genre of music you add to your playlist.
2. Balance Dynamics
Everyone loves a banger, but a good playlist isn't made with banging tune after banging tune. In reality, a great playlist has a mix of tempos and dynamics to build the mood and create an atmosphere.
No matter which mood you want to create, start with slower, melodic tracks to get people relaxed into the evening. From there, start building the tempo and add more energetic songs that build the anticipation and coincide with the climax of your fireworks display.
Finally, wind down with slower tunes to allow guests to reflect on the spectacle, or if you want the party to carry on into the night, let those bangers fly!
3. Align with your Theme
If your event has a specific theme, choose music that complements it. For example for a patriotic theme, consider anthems or orchestral pieces. For a fun and festive atmosphere, select upbeat and celebratory tracks.
4. Incorporate Iconic Firework Songs
Certain songs have become synonymous with fireworks displays. Classics like "18th Overture" by Tchaikovsky, known for its dramatic crescendos, and "Firework" by Katy Perry, an anthem of empowerment, are timeless firework classics. Including these familiar tunes can create a sense of tradition and nostalgia.
To help you start your playlist, we've included a range of songs further into this article to give you some inspiration for your playlist.
5. Blend Genres for Diversity
There's a whole world of music because we're all different and we all like different things. Make sure you keep all of your guest happy by including a variety of music genres. Mix classical compositions with contemporary pop, rock, or electronic music making sure there's something for everyone who's going to be there.
6. Consider Lyrics and Themes
Pay attention to the lyrics and themes of the songs you choose. They should align with the spirit of the event you're putting on and compliment it. Look for lyrics that evoke emotions or tell a story that compliments your display. Also, if you're going to have children at the event, it's a good idea to make sure there aren't any explicit lyrics in the tracks you put together.
7. Time Your Tracks
Coordinate the duration of each song with the different phases of your fireworks display. Ensure that the music seamlessly accompanies the progression of the fireworks, with each track flowing into the next.
Not sure of the timings of the fireworks? Our display packs all come with a firing guide which you can plan your playlist to.
Making your own custom display? No problem, speak to our team and we'll be happy to give you guidance on the best firing order for the fireworks you choose, you can then use this custom firing order to plan your playlist.
8. Suggested Songs for Your Firework Playlist:Need some inspiration to get your playlist started? We've got you covered...
- "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix
- "Light My Fire" by The Doors
- "Firestarter" by The Prodigy
- "Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston
- "Fireball" by Pitbull ft. John Ryan
- "Burn" by Ellie Goulding
- "Burnin' Up" by Jonas Brothers
- "Fire" by Kasabian
- "Light 'Em Up (Fall Out Boy)
- "Let It Burn" by Jazmine Sullivan
- "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele
- "Explosions" by Ellie Goulding
- "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
- "Pyro" by Kings of Leon
- "Fire and the Thud" by Arctic Monkeys
- "18th Overture" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- "Firework" by Katy Perry
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
- "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber
- "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
- "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
- "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
- "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
- "Titanium" by David Guetta ft. Sia
9. Prioritise Safety
While creating an incredible musical experience is important, safety should always be top priority. Make sure that all of your equipment is set up in a safe and secure place, out of reach of little hands and accidental drink spills.
10. Engage a Professional
Really want to wow your crowd with your playlist?
Consider working with a professional audio technician or a DJ with experience in coordinating music with fireworks displays. Their expertise can be invaluable in ensuring a seamless and memorable audiovisual experience.
By following these steps, you can create a firework display that wows everyones eyes AND ears! Creating a multi-sensory experience they'll never forget.
With Epic Fireworks, you not only have access to the finest fireworks but also the expert guidance to make your event an awesome and unforgettable night.