200 Best Party Songs To Pack the Dance Floor

Know popular party songs to get people dancing!

Updated on September 20, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

best party songs for dancing at weddings

The songs I’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.

Spotify Party Playlist

Top New Party Songs

Songs recently released to pack the dance floor.

  • “One in a Million” by Bebe Rexha, David Guetta (Dance – 2023)
  • “Party People” by Tucka (R&B – 2023)
  • “Seven (Festival Mix)” by Jung Kook, Latto (Dance – 2023)
  • “Baby Don’t Hurt Me” by David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray (Dance – 2023)
  • “Esta Vida” by Marshmello & Farruko (EDM/Latin – 2023)
  • “What It Is (Block Boy)” by Doechii, Kodak Black (Hip Hop – 2023)
  • “Praising You” by Rita Ora feat. Fatboy Slim (Dance – 2023)
  • “JUMPIN” by Pitbull & Lil Jon (Dance – 2023)
  • “Saturday/Sunday” by Jason Derulo, David Guetta (Dance – 2023)
  • “TRUSTFALL” by P!nk (Pop – 2023)

Tracks To Start A Celebration

Want to start your party off with everyone on the dance floor? Play these song favorites!

  1. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston (1987, R&B)
  2. “Yeah” by Usher (2004, R&B)
  3. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA (1976, Disco)
  4. “Fergalicious” by Fergie (2006, Pop)
  5. “Get Low” by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins (2002, Hip Hop)
  6. “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan (1995, Hip Hop)
  7. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (2015, Funk)
  8. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (2011, EDM)
  9. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas (2009, Pop)
  10. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire (19778, R&B)
  11. “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz (2010, Pop)
  12. “About Damn Time” by Lizzo (2022, Pop)
  13. “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON (2014, Pop)
  14. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson (1983, R&B)
  15. “Footloose” by  Kenny Loggins (1984, Rock)
  16.  “C’Mon ‘N Ride It (The Train)” by Quad City DJ’s (1996, Hip Hip)
  17. “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground (1990, Hip Hop)
  18. “Get Down On It” by Kool & The Gang (1981, Funk)
  19. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992, Hip Hop)
  20. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast (2003, Hip Hop)
  21. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks (1990, Country)
  22. “Timber” by Pitbull feat. Kesha (2013, Latin)
  23. “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame, Roscoe Dash ft. Wale (2010, Hip Hop)
  24. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars (2016, Pop)
  25. “Cha-Cha Slide” by Mr C The Slide Man (2000, Hip Hop)
  26. “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid (2007, Hip Hop)
  27. “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex (1995, EDM)
  28. “Hot In Herre” by Nelly (2002, Hip Hop)
  29. “Shots” by LMFAO ft. Lil Jon (2009, Dance)
  30. “Fishin’ In The Dark” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1987, Country)
  31. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers (2004, Alternative Rock)
  32. “Time Of Our Lives” by Pitbull, Ne-Yo (2014, Latin)
  33. “Wobble” by V.I.C. (2008, Hip Hop)
  34. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper (1983, Pop)
  35. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers (1959, Rock)
  36. “All The Small Things” by Blink-182 (2000, Pop Punk)
  37. “Boogie Shoes” by KC And The Sunshine Band (1978, Disco)

It wouldn’t be a party without everyone on the dance floor to a group dance or line dance song. See our list!


Slow Dance Songs

Dancing all the time will make you tired. Play these slow songs for a romantic dance with your lover.

  • “Tennesse Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton (2015, Country)
  • “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs (2017, Country)
  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley (1961, Rock)
  • “Perfect by Ed Sheeran (2017, Pop)
  • “My Girl” by The Temptations (1965, R&B)
  • “All of Me” by John Legend (2013, R&B)
  • “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton (1977, Rock)
  • “You Proof” by Morgan Wallen (2022, Country)
  • “Until I Found You” by Stephen Sanchez (2022, Indie)
  • “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King (1962, R&B)

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Hip Hop Hits

These are tried and true Hip Hop party songs that everyone will want to dance to.

  • “I Like You (A Happier Song)” by Post Malone & Doja Cat (2022)
  • “Super Freaky Girl” by Nicki Minaj (2022)
  • “First Class” by Jack Harlow (2022)
  • “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake & Lil Jon (2013)
  • “Betty (Get Money)” by Yung Gravy (2022)
  • “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (1999)
  • “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin (2018)
  • “In Da Club” by 50 Cent (2003)
  • “Sweetest Pie” by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa (2022)
  • “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow (2021)
  • “Big Energy” by Latto (2021)
  • “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé (2003)
  • “California Love” by 2Pac & Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre (1998)
  • “It’s Tricky” Run-DMC (1986)
  • “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys (1994)
  • “Back That Azz Up” by Juvenile feat. Lil Wayne & Mannie Fresh (1998)
  • “Lose Control” by Missy Elliott feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
  • “THATS WHAT I WANT” by Lil Nas X (2021)
  • “ROCKSTAR” DaBaby ft RODDY RICCH (2020)
  • “Without Me” by Eminem (2002)

See our list of biggest Hip Hop hits for weddings.


Pop Tunes

These pop songs are time-tested for guests to dance all night.

  • “Good as Hell” by Lizzo (2016)
  • “As It Was” by Harry Styles (2022)
  • “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran (2021)
  • “Levitating” by Dua Lipa (2020)
  • “Unstoppable” by Sia (2016)
  • “Left and Right” by Charlie Puth, Jung Kook, BTS (2022)
  • “BREAK MY SOUL” by Beyoncé (2022)
  • “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (2019)
  • “Sunroof” by Nicky Youre & dazy (2021)
  • “Hold Me Closer” by Elton John & Britney Spears (2022)
  • “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” by Lizzo (2022)
  • “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran (2021)
  • “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” by Elton John & Dua Lipa (2021)
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift (2014)
  • “How Bizarre” by OMC (1997)
  • “Stay” by The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber (2021)
  • “Peaches” by Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon (2021)
  • “Savage Love” by Jason Derulo & Jawsh 685 (2020)

See our list of popular pop wedding songs.


Rock Tracks

These are reliable rock songs not only for headbangers – but will get you singing along.

  • “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC (1990)
  • “Take on Me” by A-Ha (1985)
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey (1981)
  • “Beggin'” by Måneskin (2017)
  • “Don’t Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra (1979)
  • “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac (1987)
  • “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart (1983)
  • “Africa” by Toto (1982)
  • “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen (1979)
  • “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran (1982)
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen (1975)
  • “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC (1980)
  • “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison (1967)
  • “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo (2021)
  • “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone (1974)
  • “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes (1993) (See DJ Miko version too)
  • “Freaks” by Surf Curse (2021)
  • “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove (2011)

See our list of popular rock hits for weddings.


Country Songs

Country music hits to play for all walks of life to test your dance moves.

  • “Thank God” by Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown (2022)
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell (2022)
  • “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes (2021)
  • “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker (2013)
  • “No Body” by Blake Shelton (2022)
  • “Beer With My Friends” by Kenny Chesney & Old Dominion (2022)
  • “Like I Love Country Music” by Kane Brown (2022)
  • “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts (2006)
  • “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (2019)
  • “Happy Anywhere” by Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani (2021)
  • “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn (1997)
  • “Waking Up Dreaming” by Shania Twain (2022)
  • “Sounds Like Something I’d Do” by Drake Milligan (2021)

See our list of popular country wedding songs.


R&B Tunes

These are established R&B tracks to get dancers excited and on the dance floor.

  • “Satellite” by Khalid (2022)
  • “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd (2019)
  • “Under The Influence” by Chris Brown (2019)
  • “All She Wanna Do” by John Legend & Saweetie (2022)
  • “Respect” by Aretha Franklin (1967)
  • “Better Thangs” by Ciara & Summer Walker (2022)
  • “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat feat. SZA (2021)
  • “Friends and Family” by Ronald Isley and The Isley Brothers (2021)
  • “1999” by Prince (1982)
  • “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross (1981)
  • “Pony” by Ginuwine (1996)
  • “Say So” by Doja Cat (2019)
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder (1970)
  • “Vegas” by Doja Cat (2022)

See our list of popular R&B tunes for romance and dancing at receptions.


Alternative Hits

These alternative songs will have dancers jumping up and down and singing their hearts out!

  • “Bones” by Imagine Dragons (2022)
  • “Sharks” by Imagine Dragons (2022)
  • “HandClap” by Fitz & The Tantrums (2016)
  • “bad guy” by Billie Eilish (2019)
  • “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage The Elephant (2009)
  • “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I (2019)
  • “Wild Child” by The Black Keys (2022)
  • “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy (2015)
  • “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy (2013)
  • “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons (2012)
  • “Still Into You” by Paramore (2013)
  • “Come with Me Now” by Kongos (2012)
  • “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes (2003)


Latin Flavor

Latin music has been growing exponentially. These Latin hits will make you want to dance.

  • “Pepas” by Farruko (2021)
  • “Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny (2022)
  • “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony (2013)
  • “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez (1999)
  • “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo (1998)
  • “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee (2004)
  • “Conga” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (1992)
  • “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (2019)
  • “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena (1995)
  • “BIZCOCHITO” by ROSALÍA (2022)
  • “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar feat. Lucenzo (2010)
  • “Baila Baila Baila (Remix)” by Ozuna, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin (2019)
  • “Macarena” by Los Del Rio (1993)
  • “Fireball” by Pitbull feat. John Ryan (2014)
  • “La Chona” by Los Tucanes De Tijuana (2017)
  • “Todo, Todo, Todo” by Daniela Romo (1991)
  • “Desesperados” by Chencho Corleone and Rauw Alejandro (2021)

See our list of popular Spanish wedding songs.


EDM & Dance Tunes

Just in their category of electronic dance music alone will get you moving your body.

  • “I’m Good (Blue)” by David Guetta & Bebe Rexha (2022)
  • “Numb” by Marshmello x Khalid (2022)
  • “Scandalous” by Gryffin & Tinashe (2022)
  • “DON’T YOU WORRY” by Black Eyed Peas, Shakira & David Guetta (2022)
  • “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa (2018)
  • “Hot Stuff” by Kygo, Donna Summer (2020)
  • “The Motto” by Tiësto & Ava Max (2022)
  • “Do It To It” by ACRAZE & Cherish (2021)
  • “Higher Love” by Kygo & Whitney Houston (2019)
  • “Classic” by Mkto (2014)
  • “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers (2013)
  • “Wake Me Up” by Avicii (2013)
  • “Another Night” by Real McCoy (1995)
  • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory (1990)
  • “The Nights” by Avicii (2014)
  • “Jerusalema” by Master KG, Nomcebo Zikode (2020)
  • “Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)” by Riton x Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman (2021)

See our list of popular EDM wedding reception songs.


Folk Hits

Yes, there are folk hits to consider for your party playlist.

  • “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers (2012)
  • “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (2009)
  • “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show (2004)
  • “I Was Born To Love You” by Ray LaMontagne feat. Sierra Ferrell (2022)
  • “Lost” by Frank Ocean (2012)

See our list of popular folk hits for weddings.

Reggae Hits

These are proven reggae songs to play for any type of party theme.

  • “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” by UB40 (1993)
  • “It’s a Party” by Bounty Killer & Free & Nona Hendryx & Cocoa Brovaz (1998)
  • “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy (1982)
  • “love nwantiti (ah ah ah)” by CKay (2019)
  • “Here Comes the Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze (1994)

Listen to a reggae wedding playlist.

Christian Tracks

Christian music is not only for churchgoers. These popular songs will get dancers dancing.

  • “I’ve Heard About You” by Crowder (2022)
  • “The Goodness” by TobyMac & Blessing Offor (2022)
  • “Nobody” by Casting Crowns feat. Matthew West (2018)
  • “My Jesus” by Anne Wilson (2021)
  • “How Far” by Tasha Layton (2022)

See our list of the best Christian wedding songs.


Songs To End An Event

Your successful party is coming to a close. Play these songs to close out the night.

  • “Closing Time” by Semisonic (1998)
  • “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (1987)
  • “Last Dance” by Donna Summer (1978)
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey (1981) (don’t have to save to the end)
  • “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSync (2000)
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King & Miranda Lambert (2021)
  • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver (1971)
  • “Piano Man” by Billy Joel (1981)
  • “Save The Last Dance For Me” by Michael Buble (2006)
  • “Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)” by Green Day (1997)

See a list of music to select your last dance song.

Did I miss one of your favorite dance songs? Please place a comment below with your suggestion.


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 I 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 the 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.


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.

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.

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!


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 they 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 StoneIs 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.

Most of the songs listed are modern and well-known hits. Also, check out a list of dance songs for an older crowd.

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About Matthew Campbell

DJ, Editor, Music Lover

Meet Matthew (Matt) Campbell, the passionate wedding DJ and music expert behind My Wedding Songs. With years of experience in the industry and a keen ear for the latest trends, Matt knows just what it takes to create the perfect soundtrack for your special day. From classic love ballads to upbeat party anthems, his articles are jam-packed with insider tips and top recommendations that will have you and your guests on your feet all night long.

But Matt isn’t just a music aficionado – he’s also an active member of wedding planning and DJ communities, sharing his expertise and learning from other professionals along the way. Matt is the author of the Wedding Songs Planner and has articles published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. He is a member of the Rolling Stone Culture Council and Vegas Wedding Chamber. You can listen to his tips as the host of the Wedding Songs Podcast. 


  1. Hey! One of our favourites is Heave Away by the Fables – always gets people on the floor – more of a folksy song. From Eastern Canada, so we love that kind of music here!

  2. Excellent list. A classic I would add is the 1980 classic ‘Wasn’t That A Party’ by the Rovers. It’s a popular one at our Christmas parties.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion! Wasn’t That A Party by The Irish Rovers released in 1980. We will add it to our 80s party song list!

    1. Hi Charyl. Thank you for your suggestion. Yes, “I Swear” is a classic wedding song and is a bonus to be in multiple genres.

    1. Hi Brian. Thanks for your suggestion. Hotel California is definitely a well-known song. It is a bit long so be sure to play for the right crowd.

    1. Hi Rocky. Thank you for the suggestion. It is definitely a great song and will consider it for our next update.

    1. Hi Lindsy. Thank you for your question. Sorry, we do not have it yet but we are working on it. We will soon have it available in PDF and CSV formats.

  3. Really appreciated the thought put into this list, my wife and I built a lot of our vow renewal music off this list. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for the compliment Alejandro. Let us know if there are any songs that should be added to the list.

    1. Hi Dre, thanks for the suggestion as it is a great song. We will consider it in our next update.

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