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Popular Party Songs

Popular Party Songs

Which are the popular party songs that have been played at most parties over the years? In this article, we take a look at those songs that are perennially popular at parties.
Tulika Nair
While organizing a party most of us pay attention to every aspect, from the menu to the theme, the decorations, and obviously the invitations. But more often than not we forget to keep a collection of songs ready to play during the party. Good party songs are the life of any party, especially if your guests like to dance the night away. In this article, we give you lists of songs suitable for different occasions. It is difficult to pick the 10 most played party songs or the fifty all time favorite party songs. The songs on these lists are personally preferred and you can always add to the lists with your favorite party songs.

Party Songs for Weddings

At most wedding receptions and parties, the most popular party songs that will be played would be romantic songs to mimic the emotion running high on the day. But you do not have to restrict yourself to ballads and soft numbers. There are many high energy wedding party songs that you can play at a wedding reception.
  • Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • Beautiful Day - U2
  • Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
  • Crazy In Love - Beyonce Knowles
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Everything I Do (I Do For You) - Bryan Adams
  • It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  • I've Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
  • Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  • Red Red Wine - UB40
  • Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble
  • She's Everything - Brad Paisley
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
  • Umbrella - Rihanna w/Jay-Z
  • What I Like About You - Romantics
Party Songs to Dance to

At any dance party you need to have high tempo songs that will have the guests up on their feet dancing away. There can be no conclusive list on which are the best dance party songs because it is an individualistic choice and this differs from person to person. Given below is a list of 20 party songs to dance to, that we have noticed featured on almost every list there is.
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
  • Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
  • Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
  • Fergalicious - Fergie feat.
  • Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
  • Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
  • Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
  • Low - Flo Rida
  • Macarena - Los Del Rio
  • Mambo Number 5 - Lou Bega
  • Just Dance - Lady Gaga
  • Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
  • Shake Your Bon Bon - Ricky Martin
  • Thriller - Michael Jackson
  • Waiting for Tonight - Jennifer Lopez
  • We Like To Party - Vengaboys
  • Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men
  • Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
Party Songs for Beach Parties

Who does not love a beach party? As the temperatures rise, most of us pack our bags to head towards the beaches for some respite. In the history of parties, no beach party can be complete without some brilliant beach party songs. Here are our top picks for beach parties.
  • Bang the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
  • Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
  • Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg
  • Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beach Boys
  • Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
  • Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  • Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys
  • In the Summertime - Shaggy
  • Itsty Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland
  • Life, Love and Laughter - Donavon Frankenreiter
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
  • Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
  • Spill the Wine - Eric Burden & War
  • Stir it Up - Bob Marley
  • Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft
  • Summer Nights - John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
  • Summertime - Kenny Chesney
  • Summertime Girls - Y&T.
  • Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
Party Songs for College Gatherings

Enter any college party and you will probably have the latest chartbuster blaring through the speakers. But along with these top party songs, there are some classic songs that play at almost any frat party. Given below is a list of these ever popular college party songs.
  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Babylon - David Gray
  • Blue (da ba dee) - Eiffel 65
  • Dangerous - Michael Jackson
  • Disturbia - Rihanna
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
  • Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
  • Electric Feel - MGMT
  • Fire It Up - Busta Rhymes
  • Get the Party Started (Remix) - Pink
  • Hey Ya! - OutKast
  • Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
  • Lady Marmalade - OST Moulin Rouge
  • More Than A Feeling - Boston
  • Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
  • Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
  • Temperature - Sean Paul
  • Try Again - Aaliyah
  • YMCA - The Village People
  • You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
There can be no definitive list of the most popular party songs as music is generally a matter of personal preference. These are just some of the songs that rank high on the my list of great party songs. You can take cues from these lists while collecting songs for your party or come up with your own playlist.