Get Your Freak on With the Best Party Songs of All Time
What's the essence of a good house party song? Is it something you can sing along to? Something you can vibe to? Or is it something so electric that it never fails to pack the dance floor (aka your living room)?
Whether you're looking for the best wedding party songs to cut a rug to or the best party karaoke songs to impress that cutie from across the room, our list has you covered.
Best party songs to shake that booty
Mood: immaculate. Friends: everywhere. Cup: filled with a stiff cocktail made by the hot mixologist who won't stop giving you bedroom eyes. So naturally, the only thing left is to blast these bussy-boppin' hits and let the music take you away.
It doesn't really matter if the song’s meant for dancing or not; if it transforms the scene into a sea of dancing queens, then it can be anything from disco to Taylor Swift bangers or timeless classics like “The Cha-Cha Slide.”
Here's our list of the best party dance songs that’ll have even the wallfloweriest of feet tappers breaking a sweat:
1. “Hung Up” — Madonna
The hit single from Confessions on a Dance Floor, Madonna’s modern disco hit dares you not to get down with it.
2. “Focus” — Charli XCX
Charli XCX slays with this synth-pop, hip-hop hit.
3. “Can't Get You out of My Head” — Kylie Minogue
If Queen Kylie didn’t make this list, we’d have lost all credibility. And don’t worry; she’ll be back.
4. “Paparazzi” — Lady Gaga
A mid-tempo bop that has the staying power we’ve come to love from Mother Monster.
5. “Trap Queen” — Fetty Wap
The wind-up for this Fetty Wap banger takes a second, but man, does it pay off.
6. “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)” — Mark Ronson
The pleasiest of crowd-pleasers, this is a modern funk hit that feels timeless.
7. “Bad Romance” — Lady Gaga
We know you already have your paws up. You can’t hide from us.
8. “Dancing Queen” — ABBA
This song is a masterclass in gay-AF disco that makes you want to grab life by the Swedish meatballs.
9. “A Tu Merced” — Bad Bunny
Reggaeton is some of the sexiest dance music out there, and Bad Bunny is the master of the craft.
10. “Me Porto Bonito” — Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone
Let’s keep the dance floor vibes going with some more reggaeton from the King of Latin Trap. We could listen to Bad Bunny’s flirtatious Spanish lyrics all night.
11. “Una Vez” — Bad Bunny & Mora
Last one — we promise. Although it’s a bit more downtempo, “Una Vez” is the perfect mid-party song to really let the sweat saturate your dance partner’s skin.
12. “Padam Padam” — Kylie Minogue
Told you she’d come back. Again, who would we be if this didn’t make the list?
13. “Classy101” — Feid & Young Miko
More musicians doing reggaeton right? You better believe this makes it on the list.
14. “One More Time” — Daft Punk
A dance party classic, no list of can’t-miss party songs is complete without un peu de Daft Punk.
15. “Yandel 150” — Yandel & Feid
You’re always in good hands with Feid, and this is no exception. There’s no leaving the dance floor when this banger comes on.
16. “I'm a Slave 4 U” — Britney Spears
This song is pure auditory sex. Time to seduce with your slinky Spears choreo!
17. “Need to Know” — Doja Cat
Sensually slow with rapid-fire sexy lyrics, this track is a must-have for your party song list.
18. “You Right” — Doja Cat & The Weeknd
Double the Doja Cat? We’re right, she’s right, “You Right.”
19. “family ties” — Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
You can search all you want, but there’s probably no better song to buss down to than this.
20. “One Kiss (with Dua Lipa)” — Calvin Harris
Masterpiece crafters Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa team up for this dancy earworm.
21. “Out West (feat. Young Thug)” — JACKBOYS & Travis Scott
Reserve this hit for when the party reaches its apex; this is peak party song material.
22. “Sicko Mode (feat. Drake)” — Travis Scott
Make sure you stretch, because you’re gettin’ low when this comes on shuffle.
23. “I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)” — Jamie xx
This rap hit effortlessly combines positive vibes with raunch, and we’re always here for that.
24. “Please Don't Go” — Mike Posner
This electronica masterpiece from Mike Posner is a rare breed: a breakup song that goes hard.
25. “Dance The Night” — Dua Lipa
Dula Peep does it again! This is another song that makes it impossible to keep your hips from swinging. (PS: Hi, Barbie!)
26. “Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown)” — Nicki Minaj
This song gives BIG “C U Next Tuesday” energy that’s positively infectious.
27. “Get Ur Freak On” — Missy Elliot
This song literally inspired the title of this article; how could it not make the list?
28. “Feeling Myself” — Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé
What else are you supposed to listen to when you’re feelin’ yourself?
29. “Don't Stop The Music” — Rihanna
We won’t if you won’t, and neither will RiRi! DJ, let it play!
30. “Stayin Alive” — The Bee Gees
One more disco hit to round out the list. The Bee Gees really knew how to write a party song that transcends time.
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