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The Party Starter — Legion of Dudes

The Party Starter

Every group of dudes needs one; the Party Starter is the man among us who dares to say, “So what if it’s Tuesday, Atlantic City is only two hours away!” The Party Starter lives his life by one rule, and one rule only: YOLO. (Sorry, but it’s true.)

This guy is likely to get you into some jams, so when selecting a Party Starter, choosing wisely is crucial; the ideal candidate is just as good at getting out of trouble as he is getting into it.  Above all though: He’s got the hookup, however you define it.

Here are our ten nominees to get this, or any, party started.


Andrew W.K.

 
 
 
Andrew W.K.

When it's time to party, he will party hard.

A natural choice for Party starter, this man is responsible for a good chunk of our college party music playlist. He's amped on life, plays a pizza-shaped guitar, and is constantly covered in blood for some undisclosed reason.

His album 'I Get Wet' came out way back in 2001, but 12 years later A.W.K. is still known as the man who can bring the party enthusiasm; so much so that he has found a career in motivational speaking, and is part owner of Santos Party House; an 8,000 sq. ft. party house/music venue in Tribeca, New York. Not only can he bring the party, but he can host.

Macklemore

 
 
 
Macklemore

With a career that began by playing impromptu house party shows, Macklemore is a party veteran. Plus, the guy funded his album with a Kickstarter campaign, and 'Thrift Shop' currently has over 309M views on YouTube. That means this guy knows how to make things happen; that's a good trat for a party starter to have.

On top of that, he's party generous; each year since 2010 he has thrown a fan appreciation pizza party. Fans compete by creating songs, dances videos and other prpjects to earn a spot at the private party and performance.

Snoop Lion

 
 
 
Snoop Lion

Not only will he start the party, but he'll bring a pimp cup full of half a gallon of champagne and a gallon of orange juice. Enough said?

Snoop Lion (Formerly Snoop Dogg, for those of you just emerging from a coma) Is a music industry party legend, and he's never been shy about letting anyone know. With Snoop at the helm, a Tuesday night at the Playboy Mansion is definitely within the realm of possibility.

His 12th and newest album, 'Reincarnated' was released under his new moniker, on April 23rd, 2013, and is his first Reggae album. Reggae = party music.

Diplo

 
 
 
Diplo

Born as Thomas Wesley Pentz, Diplo (short for Diplodocus, because he was a nerdy, dinosaur-loving kid) is an LA-based DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter. If there's a man who is going to be in charge of the party, you want him to know how to put a playlist together, and Diplo won't just make the playlist, he'll make the music for the playlist. Plus, he has awesome friends, like M.I.A. and Major Lazer, and he'd probably invite them.

Since 2007, Diplo's record label Mad Decent has thrown an annual block party in Philly, as a way to promote the artists on the label. In 2010 it became a multi-city party, spreading to Chicago, LA, New York and Canada. When a dude starts a party and it spreads to other cities, you know he knows what he's doing.

Adam Levine

 
 
 
Adam Levine

If you want to party like a Rock Star, then Levine is your man. The dude dates, hangs out with and is surrounded by models, is frontman of a band listened to almost exclusively by women, and is on a successful TV show with millions of fans. This guy knows people, and he'll stack the guest list.

Plus, where attire is concerned, Adam is a master. He manages to make a T-shirt look like proper attire, no matter the occasion, so no worries about the party being stuffy.

Jack Black

 
 
 
Jack Black

The perfect Party Starter has a couple things going for him: He's funny, brave, loud, and can command a crowd. We're pretty sure Jack Black could bully a bunch of diabetics into "partying" at Cold Stone Creamery, so he's a great candidate for crowd-commanding Party Master.

The man can act, sing, write songs, play multiple instruments, produce records, and perform comedy -- He's all the entertainment the party needs, and all the yelling he does will make it hard to disagree.

Robert Downey Jr.

 
 
 
Robert Downey Jr.

A former drug and alcohol addict, the 90s were a crazy time for RDJ. Since then, he has risen from the ashes and become a star, with the 'Iron Man' franchise and several other blockbuster films.

While RDJ isn't likely to bring the party favors, or even participate in the boozin', he definitely knows how to handle almost any party situation that might get thrown at him, and having a wizened partier in your corner is always a good move. Plus, that car is awesome.

Charlie Sheen

 
 
 
Charlie Sheen

So we get that this is probably a terrible idea, but nominating Tony the Tiger(blood) to be in charge of getting the party started also sounds pretty fun. Plus, with Charlie there's no need for "party favors," if you get our meaning. He'll just bring himself, and that seems to be enough:

"I'm on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body."

Plus, with his insane popularity (He holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers"), he's sure to bring an epically huge crowd.

Dennis Rodman

 
 
 
Dennis Rodman

The NBA badboy turned actor (and...wrestler?), Rodman has a long history of starting parties, and somehow escaping death. In 2005 he published his second autobiography, entitled 'I Should Be Dead By Now,' which is what we usually say on Sunday mornings after a particularly awesome party, so we feel like we get him.

Plus, he throws parties in the Hamptons attended almost exclusively by babes in bikinis, and if our parties were ever anything like his, we'd be pretty stoked.

Ryan Gosling

 
 
 
Ryan Gosling

Look we're all tired a little of hearing women fawn over him, but face it: This dude will bring the women. He's dated Eva Mendes, Olivia Wilde, Blake Lively and Rachel McAdams, to name just a few of the many Hollywood babes he's pulled.

Effortlessly cool and self-assured, Ryan Gosling seems capable of making anything happen. Come on; dude got his start on 'The Mickey Mouse Club,' and now he could quite literally have any woman on earth he wanted.  There is no better way to start a party than by bringing the babes, and Gosllng can make it happen.

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