The Best Prom Songs, According To Debutantes

Best Prom Songs

The best prom songs are the ones that allow everyone to enjoy the occasion!

With that in mind, we’ve got a list of timeless classics for you to enjoy at your prom!

Say So – Doja Cat

Prom songs don’t get fresher than the biggest TikTok hit of all time. Get out on the dance floor with your friends and get moving!

Listen to it here.

Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship feat. Leighton Meester

What could be better than a song for prom night with a guest appearance from Gossip Girl Leighton Meester? This has all the energy you need for prom nights that go all night.

Listen to it here.

Hey Ya! – Outkast

It’s the countdown that makes prom songs like this have everyone running for the dance floor. Even those without a prom date will have fun with this.

Listen to it here.

Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

Prom season just isn’t complete without an appearance of this tune. It’s pure dance passion and a successful prom knows that it’s the way to get everyone grooving.

Listen to it here.

Wannabe – Spice Girls

Every prom playlist needs this tribute to being friends. A magic night of partying with your chums lays ahead. This is a tribute to that.

We like this song so much that we also put it on our list of the best songs for your best friend.

Listen to it here.

Rain On Me – Lady Gaga And Ariana Grande

Prom night needs classic prom songs, slow dancing songs, and songs like this one which reminds us how hard times have been recently and how the good times are still ahead of us!

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are the perfect collaboration for the ultimate prom playlist.

Listen to it here.

We Are Young – Fun

Not so much a prom dance as a prom “jump around and let your hair down in any way you like” but it works for us and for everyone around you too.

Listen to it here.

A Night To Remember – High School Musical Cast

Sure, it’s cheesy but a magical night means incorporating all emotions and you know that deep down… you love this one!

Listen to it here.

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis

The best prom song simply because no high school student can resist its pull when it starts to play.

Listen to it here.

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is the absolutely essential addition to any prom night and the video for this song even includes a bit of prom footage! Can’t get better than that, can it?

Taylor’s also on our list of the best artists for victory songs.

Listen to it here.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Some of the best songs are older songs and this classic from the 1980s is guaranteed to get the party moving!

Listen to it here.

You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees

Sometimes the best prom memories come from being given a little push to start dancing. Let the Bee Gees be your guide.

Listen to it here.

The Night Is Still Young – Nicki Minaj

This is not the top song to end the night on – get in early while everyone knows it’s too early to go home.

Listen to it here.

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Young lovers and anyone seeking a truly special night will appreciate this absolute gem to round the night out with.

Listen to it here.

Sweet Sixteen – Billy Idol

This is a great song for your big night and it looks at what it’s really like to be young and where it might lead in the future.

Listen to it here.

Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin

The ideal slower dancing music and still rocky enough to ensure nobody feels left out. It’s a classic.

And once prom’s over? You can find this band on our list of the coolest tunes to get high to. Perfect for those college days, right?

Listen to it here.

Last Dance – Donna Summer

The queen of disco will ensure that everyone has an exciting time and finds their groove thing.

Listen to it here.

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

This is a super happy tune that will ensure that everyone is having the best possible time on the flor.

Listen to it here.

Slow Dance – John Legend

There aren’t a lot of romantic love songs on this list but the only girl in the school for you needs a little romance during prom and we’d go with this legendary hit.

Listen to it here.

First Dance – Justin Bieber

You got to be a Belieber but this will make anyone dance! Where has it been all my life?

Listen to it here.

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

This is music that makes everyone feel happy without any deep meanings – it’s all about the fun.

Listen to it here.

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Bowie’s music is timeless and this entreaty to hit the floor is essential listening.

Listen to it here.

I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men

A little cheesy maybe, but it does the job of encouraging those in love to share a moment.

Listen to it here.

Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden

A great love song with just enough power to ensure that everyone can have a good time while it’s on.

Listen to it here.

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

And if there’s a single song that absolutely encapsulates the brilliance of a good party it’s Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight.

Listen to it here.

Final Notes

There should be something for everyone on this list of best prom songs and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the list and that your prom goes brilliantly!

Good riddance to school! The rest of your life is here!

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