9 Essential Tunes You Need For A REAL Night Out In Coppers
We've all lost our shit to these songs at one point or another
We've all done it. We've all regretted it. But deep down, we've all loved it.
There really is nowhere quite like Coppers – and part of the Harcourt Street charm boils down to the sheer predictability of the playlist, particularly as the end of the night grows near. Whenever the hell that may be.
Here are seven indispensable tunes that we've all danced to, lost our minds to and... well, y'know.
9. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
Anyone who knows all the words to this song will make it very clear that they know all the words to this song, by mouthing them right in your face... then getting really pissed off when the DJ inevitably cuts out the last verse.
"I was only getting warmed up!"
8. Spice Girls – Wannabe
A song that now slots very much into the retro category, despite many of us remembering when it actually came out with depressing clarity.
Maximum points if you can do the whole "Now here's the story from A-Z" rap without skipping a syllable.
7. DJ Ötzi – Country Roads (Take Me Home)
Nobody goes into Coppers with the intention of partaking in this strange, souped-up version of the American country classic. But we all get sucked in.
We all get sucked in.
6. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
A staple of the 'grungy set' (that also includes Blink 182's All The Small Things).
It's absolutely imperative that you find someone and stare at them unnervingly as you mouth along to the "I've got two tickets to Iron Maiden, baby" part.
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
A recent addition to the Coppers Canon, having been released in 2012, this unforgivably catchy tune will have the entire place dancing along pretending their phone is a hand.
Of course, because this is Coppers, there's no bloody signal.
4. Take That – Never Forget
This signals the point in the night where you get into a big circle with a load of strangers, wrap your arms around them, sing together about the fleeting nature of youth and then pledge to be friends forever before never seeing one another again.
3. B*Witched – C'Est La Vie
"Oh God, everyone is doing the Irish dancing. Do I have to too?"
Yes, my friend. Yes you do.
2. Bill Whelan – Riverdance
The bar is closed. The good ones are taken. This is the last song of the night, and in a few seconds the lights are going to come on and shatter thousands of illusions across the dancefloor and beyond.
But it's not over until it's over – and you've still got these few minutes to practise your wild, flailing and highly dangerous leg kicks. Own it.
1. 5ive – Megamix
On the one hand, this robs us of the chance to hear some of 5ive's cracking tunes in full – Keep On Moving most definitely deserves three minutes of its own, after all, while J's rapping should pretty much have its own nightclub.
At the same time, though, we'll get over these things... because what a BANGER.
The undisputed king of the Coppers playlist, and one that we will play to generations of the future as a solitary tear trickles down our cheek and we ruminate on the fleeting nature of youth.