100 Songs of Summer #26 “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)”

Party Hard
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“Do you like parties? We could invite all our friends and have soda and pie…” Sound familiar? “I hope no bad people show up.” How about now? Sometimes music just has to be about having fun, and today’s addition to the Hamptons Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown is exactly that. Kick it!

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #26

“(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” By The Beastie Boys

From the Beastie Boys’ 1986 seminal hip hop classic License to Ill, this song is beloved as a nostalgic romp for anyone in their 30s, and possibly 40s; it’s a revered classic for younger fans of the rap and hip hop genre—and it probably still infuriates the over-60 set. Often called simply “Fight for Your Right,” the ultimate 80s party jam was actually written by The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch and pal Tommy Triphammer as goof on the glam, big-hair party metal of the day, like Mötley Crüe and Twisted Sister, among others. But the song caught on and became a huge hit. (Side Note: Mötley Crüe and Twisted Sister are awesome, no matter what Yauch thought at the time.)

Add this rager to your summer playlist and unleash when the party is at its peak, or when it’s down in the dumps—either way, it’s sure to set the room ablaze. You always have the right to party hard in the Hamptons. Just remember, boys, don’t get into any trouble while Mommy and Daddy are gone, and don’t make a mess…

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