Hosting guests at home just so happens to be one of my favorite types of social interactions. I’ve always loved the ritual surrounding hosting; from preparing the living space, to whipping up a delicious tapas board, dinner and drinks! But, one of the most important parts of hosting is by far: the music. And since hubby and I are also both musicians, not only do the music choices matter, but also our home audio system quality. So, for this post, I’ve teamed up with the incredible folks over at Klipsch to take the guesswork out and bring you some perfect playlists for hosting at home for your next gathering!
Nothing says “let’s have a party” like a birthday! Rod and I always have a joint celebration for our birthdays (they’re 11 days apart) and we always want to listen to an array of music. Since we have slightly different tastes in music, we go for a playlist that mixes up genres and spans decades. I’m a big 80s/90s/00s Pop music fan, so my selections would look something like this: Bryan Adams, Christina Aguilera, TLC, Katy Perry, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, Tears For Fears, J-Lo, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Shania Twain! Rod’s contributions lean more on the Rock’n’Roll & Alternative side of things and include songs by: Nirvana, Phoenix, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Empire Of The Sun, Calvin Harris, M83 and The 1975.
The Klipsch R-820F Floor Standing Speakers are an absolutely incredible choice for all genres of music. We looked at a wide variety of options in the catalog and after much debate, settled on these beautiful, elegant, black/spun-copper speakers because they had everything we could ever wish for to make our music (and movie-watching!) come to life. These speakers have been crafted with the every day listener in mind and the crisp detail that comes through in the sound is amazing. That’s why they’re a perfect choice for every day home audio because everything sounds incredible on them. If you’ve got friends with kids coming along to join the celebrations, you can rest easy because Klipsch remembered to pack durable and sleek magnetic grilles to prevent poking and damage. The textured wood exterior is scratch resistant too. The dual 8″ Spun-Copper woofers (music-speak for what makes bass and beats come through) are state of the art technology, so you have no excuse not to party on your birthday!
A romantic date night is another occasion where the perfect playlist will set the tone for an evening well spent! I love putting together songs that inspire intimacy, relaxation and good times without being super cliché. There are so many songs that feel romantic but aren’t necessarily about love! My selections include: Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, John Mayer, Sade, Foreigner, London Grammar, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Mya, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and The Eagles! If you’ve been with your partner longer-term then throw in some of “your songs” that you share and that have been important in your time together. On a romantic evening, you probably don’t want blaring music. At low volume these speakers don’t lose their depth, crispness and range of sound. They are truly versatile.
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Let’s be honest… Girls night means license to bust out all the closet fan-favorite songs you never usually admit you love, haha! Plus, I always mix in songs that I know my girlfriends like so that we can all share in each others musical tastes. It’s one of the most perfect and fun playlists to put together when hosting at home! My list could go on forever but I’ll keep it to a good selection for you!… Drake, Britney Spears, Alexia, Maxi Priest, The Palms, California Love, Tupac, George Michael, Colbie Caillat, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, Pink, Beyonce, J-Lo, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Aqua, Ace Of Base and the list goes on! The compact and sleek Klipsch Powergate allows multi-device pairing so it can talk to other Klipsch speakers in other rooms. That means if you want to take the wine and tapas to the balcony or have an impromptu spa/mask evening then you can still vibe to your favorite classics!
Hopefully this has inspired you to think about setting up an awesome home audio/theatre! We absolutely love the new addition to our living room, we’re total music lovers so our sound quality is really important to us. Klipsch have so many wonderful options across many budget ranges, so head to the website to learn and see some really cool videos surrounding all their products!
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Do you have a home audio/theater system yet? What’s your favorite type of gathering to host? Thanks for stopping by and catch you over on Instagram for more daily adventures!