The Ultimate 43 Song Retirement Party Playlist

This is what we have so far.  Thank you for the suggestions on the last post.  Scroll to the end to see what visitors have added to the list. Feel free to add if you are inspired!

Good Times Roll – The Cars

I Am Woman – Helen Reddy

I Feel Lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band (Jimmy Buffet)

My Generation – The Who

Take This Job and Shove It – Johnny Paycheck

Toes – Zac Brown

We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals

Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

Gone – Montgomery Gentry

She’s Leaving – Rascal Flatts

Already Gone – Eagles

I Believe I Can Fly – James Ingram

Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

People Are Crazy – Billy Cunnigton

Beautiful Day – U2

Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

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Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds

Five O’Clock World – The Vogues

I Don’t Care Anymore – Phil Collins

My Way – Frank Sinatra

Hall of Fame – The Script

Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Cold Beer With Your Name On It – Josh Thompson

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

It’s a Beautiful Morning – The New Rascals

It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Buble

Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

Take It Easy – The Eagles

Time to Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman

Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

Don’t Look Back – Boston

Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac

The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Good Riddance – Green Day

The Job that Ate My Brain – Ramones

Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan

The Times They Are A-Changing – Bob Dylan

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

Na Na Hey Hey – Jeronimo

Suggestions taken from comments:

Bachman-Turner Overdrive rock

Happily Retired Now! The Happy Retirement song

Another One Bites The Dust

End of the Line- Travelling Wilburies

Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren

We’ll Meet Again-Johnny Cash

Closing Time – Semisonic

Young at Heart – Frank Sinatra

Best Day of My Life – American authors

Simpre Libra (Simply Free) – Renee Fleming

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Party Train – the Gap Band

Forever Young – Rod Stewart

We Got the Beat – the Go-Gos

We are the Champions – Queen

Retirement Day – Sergeant H

LA Freeway – Guy Clark

Happy Trails to You – Roy Rogers

If you would like more ideas about gifts and retirement party planning click here, or, look up at the page tabs and there is a retirement party gear tab.  Click on that tab for a few more ideas.

36 thoughts on “The Ultimate 43 Song Retirement Party Playlist

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  2. This could be the best day of my life by Bruno Mars. And for a totally different genre, Simpre Libra (Simply Free) from the opera La Traviata. I like the Anna Netrebko recording.

  3. Katie, awesome of you to post and share, furthermore interacting and welcoming comments from others. Well done!

  4. I found this website via a google find and there are a few songs that I never would of thought! Thank you ever so much for publishing such great songs for exploration!

    I would also like to make the suggestions of:
    ‘Consequence Free’ – Great Big Sea (Newfoundland folk)
    ‘Work Shoes’ – Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (Canadian Alternative Rock)
    ‘Good Time’ – Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
    I Feel Good’ – James Brown

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