The Best Party Songs


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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.

Best Party Songs of the 2010s

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.

1 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk
2 Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance
3 Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling!
4 Bruno Mars 24k Magic
5 Bruno Mars Marry You
6 Ed Sheeran Perfect
7 Chris Stapleton Tennessee Whiskey
8 Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee Despacito
9 Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris We Found Love
10 Taylor Swift Shake It Off
11 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem
12 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
13 Maroon 5 Sugar
14 Pitbull feat. Kesha Timber
15 Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin I Like It
16 John Legend All Of Me
17 Don Omar feat. Lucenzo Danza Kuduro
18 Lizzo Truth Hurts
19 Luke Combs Beautiful Crazy
20 Pharrell Williams Happy

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.

1 Usher Yeah!
2 Killers Mr. Brightside
3 Cupid Cupid Shuffle
4 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
5 DJ Casper Cha Cha Slide
6 Flo Rida Low
7 OutKast Hey Ya!
8 V.I.C. Wobble
9 Beyonce feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
10 Miley Cyrus Party In The U.S.A.
11 Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz Get Low
12 Nelly Hot In Herre
13 Chris Brown Forever
14 N’Sync Bye Bye Bye
15 Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel
16 Jack Johnson Better Together
17 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
18 Shakira Hips Don’t Lie
19 R. Kelly Ignition (Remix)
20 Zac Brown Band Chicken 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.

1 Spice Girls Wannabe
2 Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places
3 Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
4 Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight
5 Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
6 Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It
7 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
8 House Of Pain Jump Around
9 Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
10 Lou Bega Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of..)
11 Rednex Cotton Eye Joe
12 Los Del Rio Macarena
13 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
14 Blackstreet No Diggity
15 Smash Mouth All Star
16 Ginuwine Pony
17 Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack
18 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
19 Elvis Crespo Suavemente
20 Proclaimers I’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.

1 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
2 Journey Don’t Stop Believin’
3 Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
4 B-52’s Love Shack
5 Kenny Loggins Footloose
6 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
7 Dexys Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
8 Toto Africa
9 Daryl Hall & John Oates You Make My Dreams (Come True)
10 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
11 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun
12 Animal House Shout
13 Bryan Adams Summer Of ’69
14 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
15 Ben E. King Stand By Me
16 Kool & The Gang Celebration
17 Kygo and Whitney Houston / Steve Winwood Higher Love
18 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life
19 Rick Springfield Jessie’s Girl
20 Queen Crazy 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.

1 Earth, Wind and Fire September
2 ABBA Dancing Queen
3 Sister Sledge We Are Family
4 Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
5 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
6 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
7 Diana Ross / Marvin Gaye Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
8 Village People Y.M.C.A.
9 Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
10 Queen Don’t Stop Me Now
11 Natalie Cole This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
12 Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
13 Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
14 Michael Jackson Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
15 Billy Joel Piano Man
16 James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
17 Commodores Brick House
18 John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
19 Al Green Let’s Stay Together
20 Four Seasons December 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!

1 Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
2 Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
3 Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling In Love
4 Beatles Twist And Shout
5 Temptations My Girl
6 Etta James At Last
7 Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
8 Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
9 Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon
10 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
11 Franki Valli Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
12 Aretha Franklin Respect
13 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
14 Creedence Clearwater Revival / Tina Turner Proud Mary
15 Supremes You Can’t Hurry Love
16 Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself
17 Chubby Checker The Twist
18 Dion Runaround Sue
19 Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life
20 Contours Do 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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