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Top 200 Party Songs List

 

 

We’re all over boring wedding receptions. Right? It’s your celebration. You want to dance to some legit tunes. Party hard and make it a night to remember. It’s your wedding so why not?

best party songs for weddings

 

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200 Best Party Songs For Wedding Receptions

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.

Party song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 24, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior
Mood
2020, Hip Hop
2Pac feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre
California Love
1996, Hip Hop
50 Cent
In Da Club
2003, Hip Hop
A-Ha
Take On Me
1985, Pop
ABBA
Dancing Queen
1976, Disco
AC/DC
Shot In The Dark
2020, Rock
AC/DC
Thunderstruck
1990, Rock
AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long
1980, Rock
Aretha Franklin
Respect
1965, R&B
Ariana Grande
positions
2020, Pop
Ava Max
Kings & Queens
2020, Pop
B-52’s
Love Shack
1989, Rock
Backstreet Boys
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
1997, Pop
Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way
1999, Pop
Beatles
Twist & Shout
1963, Rock
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
Crazy In Love
2003, R&B
Beyonce
Love On Top
2011, R&B
Beyonce
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
2008, R&B
Big & Rich
Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
2004, Country
Big Sean feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Jhené Aiko
Body Language
2020, Hip Hop
Billie Eilish
bad guy
2019, Alternative
Billy Joel
Piano Man
1973, Rock
Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin
RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)
2019, Latin
Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
2009, Hip Hop
Black Eyed Peas
Let’s Get It Started
2004, Hip Hop
Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre
No Diggity
1996, R&B
Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani
Happy Anywhere
2020, Country
Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani
Nobody But You
2020, Country
Blanco Brown
The Git Up
2019, Country
blink-182
All The Small Things
2000, Alternative
Bob Seger
Old Time Rock & Roll
1979, Rock
Bon Jovi
Livin’ On A Prayer
1986, Rock
Brooks & Dunn
Boot Scootin’ Boogie
1992, Country
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
Finesse
2018, Pop
Bruno Mars
24K Magic
2016, Pop
Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like
2017, Pop
Bryan Adams
Summer Of ’69
1985, Rock
C+C Music Factory
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
1990, Dance
Cage The Elephant
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
2008, Alternative
Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
Havana
2017, Pop
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
WAP
2020, Hip Hop
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
I Like It
2018, Hip Hop
Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Something Just Like This
2017, Dance
Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
Closer
2016, Dance
Chris Brown & Young Thug
Go Crazy
2020, R&B
Chris Brown
Forever
2008, Dance
Chris Stapleton
Tennessee Whiskey
2015, Country
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
2011, Pop
Commodores
Brick House
1977, R&B
Cupid
Cupid Shuffle
2007, Hip Hop
Cyndi Lauper
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1983, Pop
DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
ROCKSTAR
2020, Hip Hop
Daddy Yankee feat. Snow
Con Calma
2019, Latin
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky
2013, Dance
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
10,000 Hours
2019, Country
Dan + Shay
Speechless
2018, Country
Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel
2013, Country
Daryl Hall & John Oates
You Make My Dreams
1980, Pop
Def Leppard
Pour Some Sugar On Me
1988, Rock
Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Come On Eileen
1982, Pop
DJ Casper
Cha Cha Slide
2004, Pop
DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon
Turn Down For What
2013, Hip Hop
DNCE
Cake By The Ocean
2015, Pop
Doja Cat
Say So
2019, R&B
Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Danza Kuduro
2010, Latin
Drake feat. Lil Durk
Laugh Now Cry Later
2020, Hip Hop
Drake
In My Feelings
2018, Hip Hop
Dua Lipa
Don't Start Now
2020, Pop
Earth, Wind & Fire
September
1978, R&B
Ed Sheeran
Perfect
2017, Pop
Ed Sheeran
Shape of You
2017, Pop
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
2015, Pop
Elvis Crespo
Suavemente
1998, Latin
Fetty Wap
Trap Queen
2015, Hip Hop
Fitz & The Tantrums
HandClap
2016, Alternative
Fleetwood Mac
Dreams
1977, Rock
Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta
Club Can’t Handle Me
2010, Hip Hop
Flo Rida feat. T-Pain
Low
2007, Hip Hop
Flo Rida
My House
2015, Hip Hop
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
1964, Pop
Future feat. Drake
Life Is Good
2020, Hip Hop
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
1990, Country
Ginuwine
Pony
1996, R&B
Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Child O’ Mine
1988, Rock
HARDY & Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
ONE BEER
2020, Country
Harry Styles
Adore You
2019, Pop
Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar
2019, Pop
House Of Pain
Jump Around
1992, Hip Hop
Internet Money & Gunna & Don Toliver feat. NAV
Lemonade
2020, Hip Hop
J Balvin & Willy William
Mi Gente
2017, Latin
Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne
WHATS POPPIN (Remix)
2020, Hip Hop
Jackson 5
I Want You Back
1969, Pop
James Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
1976, Folk
Jason Aldean
Got What I Got
2019, Country
Jason Derulo x Nuka
Love Not War (The Tampa Beat)
2020, Dance
Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo
Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)
2020, Dance
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
On The Floor
2011, Pop
John Denver
Take Me Home, Country Roads
1971, Country
John Legend
All Of Me
2013, R&B
Jonas Brothers
Sucker
2019, Pop
Journey
Don’t Stop Believin’
1981, Rock
Juice WRLD & Marshmello
Come & Go
2020, Hip Hop
Juice WRLD
Wishing Well
2020, Hip Hop
Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop The Feeling!
2016, Pop
Justin Timberlake
Sexyback
2006, Pop
KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight
1975, Disco
Kenny Loggins
Footloose
1984, Rock
Killers
Mr. Brightside
2003, Rock
Kool & The Gang
Celebration
1980, Disco
Kygo & Whitney Houston
Higher Love
2019, Dance
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Rain On Me
2020, Pop
Lady Gaga
Just Dance
2008, Pop
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Get Low
2002, Hip Hop
Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Old Town Road (Remix)
2019, Country
Little Big Town
Wine, Beer, Whiskey
2020, Country
Lizzo
Good As Hell
2016, Funk
Lizzo
Juice
2019, Funk
Lizzo
Truth Hurts
2017, Funk
LMFAO
Party Rock Anthem
2011, Pop
LMFAO
Sexy And I Know It
2011, Pop
Los Del Rio
Macarena
1996, Latin
Lou Bega
Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)
1999, Pop
Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
Despacito
2017, Latin
Luke Bryan
Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
2011, Country
Luke Bryan
One Margarita
2020, Country
Luke Combs
Beautiful Crazy
2018, Country
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
1974, Rock
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Thrift Shop
2012, Hip Hop
Marcia Griffiths
Electric Boogie
1989, Reggae
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
2014, Funk
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
Moves Like Jagger
2011, Pop
Maroon 5
Memories
2019, Pop
Maroon 5
Sugar
2015, Pop
Marshmello & Bastille
Happier
2018, Dance
MC Hammer
U Can’t Touch This
1990, Hip Hop
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
Savage Remix
2020, Hip Hop
Megan Thee Stallion
Body
2020, Good News
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
1983, Pop
Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
1983, Pop
Michael Jackson
Thriller
1984, Pop
Miley Cyrus
Heart Of Glass
2020, Pop
Miley Cyrus
Party In The USA
2009, Pop
Montell Jordan
This Is How We Do It
1995, R&B
N Sync
Bye Bye Bye
2000, Pop
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
1969, Rock
Nelly & Florida Georgia Line
Lil Bit
2020, Country
Nelly
Hot In Herre
2002, Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj
Super Bass
2010, Hip Hop
Nu Shooz
I Can't Wait
1986, Pop
Outkast
Hey Ya!
2003, Hip Hop
P!nk
Raise Your Glass
2010, Pop
Panic! At The Disco
High Hopes
2018, Alternative
Pharrell Williams
Happy
2013, Pop
Pitbull feat. John Ryan
Fireball
2014, Pop
Pitbull feat. Ke$Ha
Timber
2013, Pop
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Naver
Give Me Everything
2011, Pop
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo
Time Of Our Lives
2014, Pop
Pop Smoke feat. Lil Tjay
Mood Swings
2020, Hip Hop
Pop Smoke
What You Know Bout Love
2020, Hip Hop
Post Malone & Swae Lee
Sunflower
2018, Hip Hop
Post Malone
Circles
2019, Hip Hop
Prince
Kiss
1986, Pop
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
1975, Rock
Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1979, Rock
Rednex
Cotton Eye Joe
1994, Dance
Ricky Martin
Livin' la Vida Loca
1999, Latin
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
We Found Love
2011, Dance
Rihanna
Don’t Stop The Music
2007, Dance
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I.
Blurred Lines
2013, R&B
Saint Jhn
Roses (Imanbek Remix)
2019, Dance
Salt ‘N Pepa
Push It
1987, Hip Hop
Sam Hunt
Body Like A Back Road
2017, Country
Shania Twain
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
1997, Country
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Baby Got Back
1992, Hip Hop
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
1979, Disco
Spice Girls
Wannabe
1996, Pop
Sugarhill Gang
Apache
1981, Hip Hop
Surf Mesa feat. Emilee
ily (i love you baby)
2019, Dance
Taio Cruz
Dynamite
2010, Dance
Taylor Swift
Shake It Off
2014, Pop
The Proclaimers
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
1987, Pop
The Weeknd
Blinding Lights
2019, Pop
The Weeknd
Can’t Feel My Face
2015, R&B
TLC
No Scrubs
1992, R&B
Tones And I
Dance Monkey
2019, Alternative
Toto
Africa
1982, Rock
Travis Scott feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.
FRANCHISE
2020, Hip Hop
Ty Dolla $ign feat. Post Malone
Spicy
2020, Hip Hop
Usher
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
2010, R&B
Usher
Yeah
2004, R&B
V.I.C.
Wobble
2008, Hip Hop
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
1967, Rock
Vanilla Ice
Ice Ice Baby
1990, Hip Hop
Village People
Y.M.C.A.
1978, Disco
Walk The Moon
Shut Up And Dance
2014, Pop
Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
1987, Pop
Wild Cherry
Play That Funky Music
1976, Funk
Will Smith
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
1997, Pop
Young MC
Bust A Move
1989, Hip Hop
Zac Brown Band
Chicken Fried
2008, Country

 

What Genre is Best for a Dance Party?

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. Only that one crazy aunt will dance by herself — you know the one. So, if you want to avoid that situation, get everyone on the dance floor. Right? Bullet dodged.

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. Well, maybe not polka. Then again, if that’s your grandparent’s jam, play it early in the reception.

 

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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. Not every party song will fit the theme of every wedding. However, the final say should go to the bride and groom.

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.

 

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, 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 bride and groom want to start it! If the bride and groom lead, people will follow.

 

What if I Don’t Want my Grandpa to Bring SexyBack?

Okay, this is a legit concern. Sure, you may not want to see your grandpa dancing to Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack.” With that said, you can talk with your wedding coordinator and DJ and create phases for your reception.

Wait. What? Yes. Play the corny songs, the 70’s rocker song your mom loves, even the ABBA song your crazy aunt dances to (you know she got you a great gift). But later in the evening, the DJ can segue into your jams. The jams of your tribe. The ones that remind you and your wedding party of your good times together.

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 wedding planner.


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23 responses to “Best Party Songs”

  1. Anonincanada says:

    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.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      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!

  2. Charyl says:

    Great list. “I Swear” by All-4-One or John Michael Montgomery is also a first dance favorite.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

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

  3. Brian says:

    Great songs list and eagles hotel California is what I recommend. Fun inspirational

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      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.

  4. Rocky says:

    Please add “Music” by Madonna

    • Matthew Campbell says:

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

  5. Lindsy Wyatt says:

    Would you happen to have a printable version of this list?

  6. Alejandro Samaniego says:

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

    • Matthew Campbell says:

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

  7. Joshua says:

    Great list

  8. TC Mann says:

    Hey you forgot to include Three Beat Slide’s “Let’s Party All Night”

  9. dre says:

    You should add “Wifey” by Next.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

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

  10. Evette Pinkston says:

    Amazing!!! I forgot about a lot of this songs until I saw this list. Thank you!!

  11. Susan says:

    Great list, really enjoyed going through it!

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