Top 200 Best Party Songs List 2022
Updated on May 10, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell
We’re all over boring wedding receptions. Right? It’s your celebration. It’s now time to fill your dance floor dancing to your favorite songs while singing at the top of your lungs. Enjoy our list of the best party songs.
You want to dance to some legit tunes. Party hard and make it a night to remember.
The songs we’ve curated are tried and true to get all of your wedding guests on the dance floor.
The vibe of a good party is participation. You want your guests to crowd the dance floor singing their favorite songs at the top of their lungs.
We’ve talked to wedding couples through social groups and analyzed hundreds of wedding DJs’ playlists across the U.S. that provide reception entertainment.
We selected a list just for you of the most popular and unique party songs for getting people out on the dance floor at your reception.
Every couple’s music tastes are different.
Current hits are good but a good dance party doesn’t need to stick to one genre. Rock, Country, Dance, R&B, Hip Hop, Swing, Big Band, Oldies, Polka, Jazz, Disco, Reggae, can all be on your list (and ours).
Party Songs in this List
Let’s start with the most popular right now.
Our Top 10 Party Songs to Fill the Dance Floor
- “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
- “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
- “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
- “Yeah” by Usher
- “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
- “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid
- “Dancing Queen” by ABBA
- “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
- “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
- “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
200 Best Party Songs For Weddings & Parties
Below is a list of wedding party songs to choose from. We do not discount any music genre. As professional DJs for decades, we know what works. We want you to have the best list of what to play at weddings.
Did we miss one of your favorite dance songs? Please place a comment below with your suggestion — and which song it should replace.
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What is the best song to play at a party?
The best party song played is one that gets everyone on the dance floor no matter their age or race. The best classic party song is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. The best modern party song is “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars.
How do I choose good party songs for my wedding?
Selecting the best party songs is, in itself, a great task. It’s not as easy as you think; it takes much effort. This is why we provide this list of 200 party songs so that it will inspire you as the wedding couple when you sit down to plan your wedding. You can even check out the ultimate collection of best wedding songs that you can find anywhere.
Choose the songs you want to hear during the dancing portion of your wedding reception. Then, be sure to give the list to the master of ceremonies or music entertainment before the wedding. This way, they will have all the songs you desire to have played. Even better is to plan this with your professional DJ.
Hip Hop Party Songs
What is the most danceable song?
The most danceable song is one that would be considered a line dance or group dance song. These songs are more likely to fill the dance floor as they do not require a partner. Songs like the “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid and “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper.
Pop Party Songs
What song makes you want to dance?
Songs that you can play that you just can’t help yourself but dance to include “One More Time” by Daft Punk, “Twist and Shout” by the Beatles, “Groove Is In the Heart” by Deee-Lite, and “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.
Rock Party Songs
What is the best song to start a dance party?
The best song to start a party sets the mood and creates fun and hype. Popular party starter songs include “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake, and “Timber” by Pitbull feat. Kesha.
Country Party Songs
What is a good song to end a party?
The best song to end a party is one that fills the dance floor to cap the night. The final song could be a slow song because everyone is tired from dancing like “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. The last song could also be a fast song to end on a high note such as “Mr. Brightside by The Killers. See our list of last dance songs.
R&B Party Songs
What are the popular dance craze songs trending on TikTok?
Some of the popular songs trending on TikTok to include on your party playlist include “Do It To It” by ACRAZE and Cherish, “Lost” by Frank Ocean, “I Love You So” by The Walters, and “Rasputin” by Majestic and Boney M.
Disco Party Songs
Do party songs have to fit the wedding theme?
In short, no. Your wedding reception is about having fun. You can get your groove on to “Shook Me All Night Long” in a tux. No worries. Though, you may want to bring more comfortable shoes or just dance barefoot. However, not every party song will fit the theme of every wedding.
No wedding is complete without music. Everyone will remember the ambiance and dancing at your wedding reception. Guests will also remember whether or not he or she had a good time. (Remember, they bought you really nice gifts. You want them to think it was worth it.) In fact, songs are the most important essence that adds flavor to the wedding. Getting down on the dance floor is the best way to express one’s enjoyment.
Alternative Party Songs
What about corny songs at my reception?
Hey, kids love the chicken dance. No matter how lame it seems during the planning phase, you’ll be surprised at what happens at the moment. People will participate if the wedding couple does, too. If the style of a wedding is black tie and located in a classy venue, there is no reason not to have the limbo dance if the wedding couple wants to start it!
Latin Party Songs
EDM/Dance Party Songs
Folk Party Songs
Reggae Party Songs
Christian Party Songs
Slow Song Party Songs
Why do people get on the dance floor?
People get on the dance floor when they hear their song! You’ll often see their demeanor completely change and they get up, often recruiting others, proclaiming “This is my jam, y’all!” A good backbeat or trap beat is irresistible.
Beyond the beat, the music is personal. It evokes memories. The lyrics speak to our souls. This is why your crazy aunt dances to “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. She relates to it.
How do you do a party without a DJ?
One thing to consider when not having a DJ playing music at your party is the quality of the Internet bandwidth. You do not want the music to stop due to lag time or even worst not be able to play due to a lack of Internet access. You can read my complete article on Roling Stone – Is Streaming Music Killing the Wedding DJ?
Next, create a playlist on Spotify in the order you wish them played. Don’t forget about slow songs too for couples! Next, get a paid subscription so that you do not hear ads. Lastly, turn on the feature to blend the songs together within the Spotify settings.
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