Top 21 Songs Used At Awards Ceremonies

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

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You have decided to hold an awards ceremony to recognise excellence; this could be the most hotly anticipated event of the year, a jewel in your corporate calendar, or the climax of a shared project or interest.

The use of sound or what we in the business call ‘Award Stings’ is a great way to inject life, humour and entertainment into an awards evening. Cliché tracks and the days of Tina Turner’s ‘Simply the Best’ are LONG gone. Upbeat awards stings which complement each other and build towards a final big individual or group award is a much smarter and interesting route to take.

As with all events, pre planning achieves the best results. Working with our Project Managers an awards playlist will be built in advance of the event – the main advantage to this is that other technical elements, such as lighting, can be programmed to run alongside music stings complementing each other in the process.

Decided to add one last minute award to your evening? No problem - we carry a catalogue of Award Sting contenders with us, for just this very purpose!

Without further-ado here are our TOP 21 songs most used at awards ceremonies.

Heroes - David Bowie

Roar - Katy Perry

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Changing - Paloma Faith

Just Like Fire - Pink

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

Anything Can Happen - Ellie Goulding

Stronger - Kanye West

Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader

Diamond - Rihanna

You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine

God Put a Smile Upon Your Face - Mark Ronson

Beautiful Day - U2

Firework - Katy Perry

Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5

Hall Of Fame - The Script

A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Let's Get This Party Started - Pink

Sax - Fleur East

Now that you are in the loop with our TOP MUST HAVE awards stings, why not contact us to talk about the spectacular Lighting, Sound, Video and Set Design we can provide to support your awards evening.

Find out here why we call ourselves the awards specialists