Roam

You all know this one, and chances are, it’s a favorite party-starter. For the B-52’s, party-starting is pretty much a mission statement. Being outrageous, flamboyant, campy and fun is their game, and it’s honestly hard to think of a more reliable spirit-booster. As a big radio hit, this song is definitely one of their least weird. For some fans, any song not featuring Fred Schneider is not really a proper B-52’s song. I’ve always been of the opinion that the ladies deserve more credit than they get for shaping the band’s signature sound – especially Kate Pierson. They’re more than backups or accessories for a charismatic frontman, they are the aesthetic. (And major fashion icons!) So this is a perennial favorite that can’t possibly be played into oblivion.