The Best Party Songs


It can be hard to decide what songs to play at a party. You want to have a mix of fast and slow songs, and you want everyone to be able to enjoy the music. Here is a list of the best party songs to get everyone dancing.

We will start with the last decade, the 2010s. Starting with a modern classic that I play at (almost) every single event: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – this song is guaranteed to get everyone dancing, no matter what age.

Another great track in the list is Shut Up And Dance by Walk The Moon, a feel-good party anthem that is perfect to get people moving.

One of my favorite songs to start of the dance vibes is Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO, this is a classic party song that never gets old.

1Mark Ronson feat. Bruno MarsUptown Funk
2Walk The MoonShut Up And Dance
3Justin TimberlakeCan’t Stop The Feeling!
4Bruno Mars24k Magic
5Bruno MarsMarry You
6Ed SheeranPerfect
7Chris StapletonTennessee Whiskey
8Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy YankeeDespacito
9Rihanna feat. Calvin HarrisWe Found Love
10Taylor SwiftShake It Off
11LMFAOParty Rock Anthem
12Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud
13Maroon 5Sugar
14Pitbull feat. KeshaTimber
15Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J BalvinI Like It
16John LegendAll Of Me
17Don Omar feat. LucenzoDanza Kuduro
18LizzoTruth Hurts
19Luke CombsBeautiful Crazy
20Pharrell WilliamsHappy
Best Party Songs 2010s

Best Party Songs of the 2000s

Stepping back a little further to the 2000s now, we have some real party classics in this list. Kicking of at number 1 with Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris – this is a song that always gets the party started.

One that is always requested later in the evening is Mr. Brightside by The Killers, a timeless party anthem that gets everyone singing along.

A couple of tracks that are popular for the ladies include Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira and Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce.

2KillersMr. Brightside
3CupidCupid Shuffle
4Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling
5DJ CasperCha Cha Slide
6Flo RidaLow
7OutKastHey Ya!
9Beyonce feat. Jay-ZCrazy In Love
10Miley CyrusParty In The U.S.A.
11Lil Jon & The Eastside BoyzGet Low
12NellyHot In Herre
13Chris BrownForever
14N’SyncBye Bye Bye
15Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon Wheel
16Jack JohnsonBetter Together
17BeyonceSingle Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
18ShakiraHips Don’t Lie
19R. KellyIgnition (Remix)
20Zac Brown BandChicken Fried
Best Party Songs 2000s

Best Party Songs of the 1990s

One of my favorite eras for music – the 1990s. Featuring a wide range of throwback party songs, with tracks from Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys to Montell Jordan and Smash Mouth, there really is something for all tastes.

That distinctive sound at the start of Jump Around by House Of Pain is a surefire tune to fill the dancefloor, followed up with some classic R ‘n’ B like This Is How We Do It and Return Of The Mack from Mark Morrison.

If you’re looking for some proper party songs, you can’t go wrong with Rednex and Cotton Eye Joe, or I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Proclaimers.

And when you’re ready to slow things down a pace, the Backstreet Boys with have you covered with I Want It That Way.

1Spice GirlsWannabe
2Garth BrooksFriends In Low Places
3Backstreet BoysEverybody (Backstreet’s Back)
4ToploaderDancing In The Moonlight
5Shania TwainMan! I Feel Like A Woman!
6Montell JordanThis Is How We Do It
7Sir Mix-A-LotBaby Got Back
8House Of PainJump Around
9Backstreet BoysI Want It That Way
10Lou BegaMambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of..)
11RednexCotton Eye Joe
12Los Del RioMacarena
13Vanilla IceIce Ice Baby
14BlackstreetNo Diggity
15Smash MouthAll Star
17Mark MorrisonReturn Of The Mack
18AerosmithI Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
19Elvis CrespoSuavemente
20ProclaimersI’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Best Party Songs 1990s

Best Party Songs of the 1980s

We’re going back in time now to the 1980s, with a mix of party songs that are sure to get everyone dancing.

Starting off with one of the most iconic party songs of all time – Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. This song is guaranteed to get everyone singing along.

Other classics include Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper and Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi.

And last but not least, we have the ultimate party anthem – Summer Of ’69 by Bryan Adams.

1Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
2JourneyDon’t Stop Believin’
3Bon JoviLivin’ On A Prayer
4B-52’sLove Shack
5Kenny LogginsFootloose
6AC/DCYou Shook Me All Night Long
7Dexys Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen
9Daryl Hall & John OatesYou Make My Dreams (Come True)
10Def LeppardPour Some Sugar On Me
11Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want To Have Fun
12Animal HouseShout
13Bryan AdamsSummer Of ’69
14Michael JacksonBillie Jean
15Ben E. KingStand By Me
16Kool & The GangCelebration
17Kygo and Whitney Houston / Steve WinwoodHigher Love
18Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life
19Rick SpringfieldJessie’s Girl
20QueenCrazy Little Thing Called Love
Best Party Songs 1980s

Best Party Songs of the 1970s

The 1970s was a great decade for disco songs, with a wide range of genres to choose from.

We have classics like ABBA’s Dancing Queen and Sister Sledge’s We Are Family, perfect for getting everyone on the dancefloor.

It also features some anthems like Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen and Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees.

1Earth, Wind and FireSeptember
2ABBADancing Queen
3Sister SledgeWe Are Family
4Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
5QueenBohemian Rhapsody
6Lynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama
7Diana Ross / Marvin GayeAin’t No Mountain High Enough
8Village PeopleY.M.C.A.
9Wild CherryPlay That Funky Music
10QueenDon’t Stop Me Now
11Natalie ColeThis Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
12Bee GeesStayin’ Alive
13Eric ClaptonWonderful Tonight
14Michael JacksonDon’t Stop Til You Get Enough
15Billy JoelPiano Man
16James TaylorHow Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
17CommodoresBrick House
18John DenverTake Me Home, Country Roads
19Al GreenLet’s Stay Together
20Four SeasonsDecember 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
Best Party Songs 1970s

Best Party Songs of the 1960s

The 1960s was a decade of change, with a wide range of genres being popularized.

Starting off with one of the most iconic party songs of all time – You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes. This song is perfect for getting everyone moving.

Other classics include Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations.

And it wouldn’t be the swinging sixties without including tracks like Twist And Shout by The Beatles!

1Neil DiamondSweet Caroline
2Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl
3Elvis PresleyCan’t Help Falling In Love
4BeatlesTwist And Shout
5TemptationsMy Girl
6Etta JamesAt Last
7FoundationsBuild Me Up Buttercup
8Nat King ColeL-O-V-E
9Frank SinatraFly Me To The Moon
10Louis ArmstrongWhat A Wonderful World
11Franki ValliCan’t Take My Eyes Off You
12Aretha FranklinRespect
13Righteous BrothersUnchained Melody
14Creedence Clearwater Revival / Tina TurnerProud Mary
15SupremesYou Can’t Hurry Love
16Four TopsI Can’t Help Myself
17Chubby CheckerThe Twist
18DionRunaround Sue
19Stevie WonderFor Once In My Life
20ContoursDo You Love Me
Best Party Songs 1960s


So there you have it – a list of the best party songs from the 1960s to the 2010s, guaranteed to get everyone moving. No matter what your taste in music, there is sure to be a song on this list that will get you dancing.

So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the party!

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Mike is a Mobile DJ company owner, providing entertainment services for Weddings, Birthdays and other events for over a decade.

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