Your outfit is on point, the drinks are flowing. All that’s left for a smashing party is the perfectly curated playlist. Here are 22 Of The Best Party Hits Of All Time. It’s a mix of all kinds of songs, from old classics to newbies – because parties come in all shapes and sizes!
The only criteria, is that it makes you dance, and feel good at the party.
In Da Club by 50 Cent
If you’re ever in need of a Happy Birthday song replacement, let 50 Cent’s ‘Go shorty / It’s your birthday / We gonna party like it’s your birthday’ rip through the air.
Express Yourself by Madonna
A boss b***h pep with a whole lot of funky 70s soul.
WHO DO U LOVE by Monsta X feat. French Montana
This second English single by MONSTA X is a total party song. It’s catchy and when the anti-drop chorus comes in, you can’t help but bop along. Plus, the MV visuals are ON. POINT.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee
There was a time in 2017 when this was all that radio stations were playing: and we can’t blame them. It’s great – if you don’t fear the major earworm you’ll get from it!
September by Earth, Wind & Fire
*Sets party date to 21st night of September*
Gold Digger by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
This witty song, with its statement “we want prenup” phrase, was once a must-have at wedding receptions in the mid-aughts!
Daddy Cool by Boney M.
A funky, dance, disco pop song is too good not to include in a party playlist.
Lean On by Major Lazer, DJ Snake
This banger comes straight out of the party-vibes of the 2010s. It is a crossover between Europop and the bhangra music style.
Hey Ya! by OutKast
This hit slapped upon its release in 2003 – and still does. It celebrates its 20th anniversary in August!
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
It has ‘party’ in the name!
I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
This anthem from the early 2000s will instantly energise the dance floor. Expect everyone to scream Tonight’s the night (hey) / let’s live it up (let’s live it up) / I got my money (I’m paid), let’s spend it up (let’s spend it up)!
Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa
A pop song all about re-building your confidence and letting go of a breakup. Time to dance the vibes away.
Crazy In Love by Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z
This Beyoncé single is always a crowd pleaser. The horns section at the beginning is something like a call to action: time to shake it!
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Do you love this late 80s bop? Well someone out there loves it so much, they got a QR code tattooed to their leg, which links to Astley’s hit single. Talk about devotion…
I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
So many of Ross hits should be on this list, but the intro of I’m Coming Out just makes it the party song to get you on the dance floor.
We Found Love by Rihanna
This collab with Calvin Harris created one of Riri’s longest-running No. 1 singles. I can totally agree, this hit is the perfect storm of catchy pop lyrics and robust club sounds.
Kiss Me More by Doja Cat Ft. SZA
A sweet-sounding, groovy single that WILL get stuck in your head. It was once a TikTok staple, which just proves how dance-worthy it is.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston
Grab your friends or partner and let the musical powers of Whitney Houston flow through you!
Gangnam Style by PSY
Besides being known as the song that literally took over the world. It will forever be remembered as the hit that led to the K-pop invasion of the 2010s.
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7 Rings by Ariana Grande
Probably the closest I’ll ever feel to being a rich girlie. I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.
Be Honest by Jorja Smith feat. Burna Boy
A sulty, Afropop track perfect for a sweaty, sexy, summer party.
Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
Better make sure you bust out your best disco moves when this groovy, ultra-funky song comes on. Stayin’ Alive transforms any shindig into a Studio 54 party.