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The Very Best Party Songs Of All Time

If you’re going to have a party, you need party songs and even a dance party can’t be just non-stop hip hop.

So, with that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of the best party songs that will get the dance floor moving and ensure that everyone that wants to, gets to dance, perhaps even with somebody

From Pop to Hip Hop And Beyond

Like A Prayer – Madonna

Madonna - Like a Prayer

The first of our party songs is a no-brainer for any house party. That guitar intro, with the heavy beat, and then boom! The angelic choir. It’s one of the best group dance songs too as you can move to it on the dance floor in pretty much any way that you want to.

Give it a listen here.

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

Beyonce - Single Ladies

Club party songs don’t get better than this one. Beyonce’s the queen of the music industry because she makes dance music that resonates with everyone. She’s the Michael Jackson of her era without the dubious past. People will wanna dance with somebody when they hear this.

Give it a listen here.

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

This pop anthem is the ideal party music, it’s unashamedly fun and has had parody covers from Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and so many others!

Give it a listen here.

Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe

Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison

The drum sample on this track fills everyone with teen spirit and dance parties with this on the turntable simply can’t go wrong.

Music fans love it and everyone else will find themselves moving to the beat pretty darn quickly.

Give it a listen here.

Push It – Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

The world’s first all-female crew in the music genre of rap’s finest hour.

This is a song that demands you “push it” even more than Rock Yo Hips, Ludacris does.

Give it a listen here.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

This song simply never gets old. It’s one of the perfect modern wedding party songs and it just makes everyone in earshot want to dance.

Give it a listen here.

Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real

This LGBTQ anthem is pure joy and you simply can’t help but move your feet whenever it hits the speakers.

Cheryl Lynn is the modern disco diva that you’re going to dance to.

Give it a listen here.

Gangnam Style – Psy

PSY - Gangnam Style

Sure, it’s a faintly ridiculous sound with over a billion views on YouTube but that’s what makes this work.

This song and it’s “hey… sexy lady” is familiar to everyone even if they live on Mars.

Give it a listen here.

Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic

Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

Be honest, as soon as you read the title name you were starting to sing, “Pump up the jam, pump it up…”

It’s the song that turned house from a minor club scene to a major global movement.

Give it a listen here.

Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back

Packed full of good humor and, at the time, controversy you can’t go wrong with this track and it’s even better if you can find the ludicrous video to go with it.

Give it a listen here.

I Love It – Icona Pop

Icona Pop - I Love It

If you want to get the party started, then you can’t go wrong with this anthem which was spawned by Lena Dunham’s Girls but became something oh so much more.

Give it a listen here.

Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol

Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself

This was actually originally performed by Generation X before Billy Idol took it with him as he went solo.

It talks of being lonely on the dancefloor and encourages everyone else to get up and join you.

Give it a listen here.

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

The best of Taylor Swift is hard to choose but Shake It Off helps everyone shake out their frustrations on the floor.

Give it a listen here.

Yeah – Usher

Usher - Yeah

Another great option for getting a party rolling. It’s not technically an “Usher classic” but it works so well and the Ludacris appearance adds depth to the delight.

Give it a listen here.

SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake - SexyBack

He was bringing sexy back in 2006 but it’s never lost its appeal. If you want something to add a little energy to things later on in the evening this is a great option.

Give it a listen here.

Nasty – Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson - Nasty

If you’ve ever seen the video (with choreography from the one and only Paula Abdul) you will know why this gets people dancing.

Give it a listen here.

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga - Just Dance

Is it a party in the 202Xs if you haven’t played at least one song from Lady Gaga? We don’t think so and this is what we’d play.

Give it a listen here.

California Gurls – Katy Perry

Katy Perry - California Gurl

This has such a brash and fresh feel to it that it just washes energy over the party and sees everyone on their feet having a good time.

Give it a listen here.

(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) – The Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right

This song is meant to be ironic, but nobody got the irony. And even years later The Beastie Boys are a touch puzzled as to how this became a party anthem. But it did.

Give it a listen here.

Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

The ultimate 70s disco contribution to any party. Just picture John Travolta strutting his stuff in your mind’s eye and you can’t go wrong with this.

Give it a listen here.

Final Notes

If you’re a country music lover we’d recommend you go for Billy Ray Cyrus and Achey Breakey Heart if you really want some country, but we find that most parties go better with more “pop, rock and hip hop.”