The Best Party Songs Of All Time – 100 Hits To Party

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A party without music can’t work. To really get the party going you should have the right party songs at hand. You’re hosting a party and you’re not sure what music to play?

Then we have a great solution for you! Our playlist of the 100 best party hits will really get any dance floor shaking.

(At the end of the article we have compiled a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

The best party songs of all times:

1st place: Madonna – “Like a Prayer” (1989)


In order to stand out from the mass of countless party hits, a song has to bring out some special guns. And this is exactly what the queen of pop did in 1989 when she gave us the musical vow “Like a Prayer”, which in the course of time mutated into an involuntary party song.

Actually, one locates such a religiously influenced song with gospel interludes rather in the church, but the track creates something that should not be missing on any successful celebration: It creates an atmosphere of drama. As soon as the first bars of the song sound, it’s time to perform. All amateur superstars unceremoniously convert the beer can they just opened into a microphone and enjoy the non-existent spotlight.

The record, which has sold more than five million copies, is now almost 30 years old and thus motivates even the older audience to drag themselves onto the dance floor and shake arthritis from their knees for once.

2nd place: OutKast – “Hey Ya!” (2003)


Should you be on the couch or at the bar during a party, OutKast will tickle you awake again! It’s almost impossible to sing along to “Hey Ya!” sit still. On the one hand, the almost ridiculously grotesque lyrics, which consist mainly of sex and nonsense, contribute to this.

But also the steeply forward-going Funk Bassline provides for the fact that the quietly put dance leg begins to twitch. To round off the Sause song, the pick-me-up sung by Andre 3000 comes up with numerous passages that make you sit still Sing along, Clapping, and sway invite. The track sold magnificently, charted sovereign, and was awarded among other things with a Grammy and four MTV Video Music Awards.

3rd place: Pink – “Get the Party Started” (2001)


In case any of the partygoers have forgotten what the evening will amount to, Pink can remedy the situation. “Get the Party Started” drives forward and is suitable as a perfect opener, but also as an invigorating, musical adrenaline injection of any party. Pink’s work is one of those songs that is infectious and can be considered the anthem of all parties. It should not go unmentioned that the song made the US singer really famous in Germany.

But also outside our Federal Republic, where the song took second place in the charts, “Get the Party Started” became a commercial success and invited the party-mad mobs of our planet to the exuberant “Get the Party Started” Dancing a.

4th place: Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (1987)


Whitney, you were wonderful! Never before has anyone managed to ask the shy teenagers looking at the floor to dance as charmingly as you did.

And even if the sweet track is already more than 30 years old, it still radiates the same flair as in the late 80s. And what the good Whitney sang so powerfully back then should still be on every to-do list of a well-assorted party guest: The dance with the only true love, where all the worries of everyday life can be forgotten. The work sat on the chart throne of countless countries and was rightly honored with an American Music Award and a Grammy.

5th place: Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” (2013)


“Get Lucky” tastes like summer and good humor! The much-acclaimed comeback of the helmet-wearing Frenchmen swept the dancefloor of all hip clubs in 2013. Pharell Williams’ warbled-in lyrics also encouraged us to keep partying all night long and skillfully ignore curfew. The harmonious mixture of funk and cyber elements stayed in the international charts for several weeks.

The party song has been embraced by listeners as spiritedly as usually only the weekly shopping before the next holiday is done. “Get Lucky” found more than 8 million buyers and was awarded 38 times with platinum and 2 times with diamond.

6th place: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” (2012)


When does a full-bearded, grown-up bear of a man ever get the chance to let out the dormant teen girl that he really is? Right when “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen blasts out of the bass box. No matter if male or female, whoever hears this song will instantly become 13 again and cry a not-so-serious tear for his former teenage crush.

That being said, the song is surprisingly danceable and wins you over with a mix of slow-building verses and an exploding chorus. This mixture should then also induce nearly 11 million buyers to get hold of the record.

7th place: LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem” (2011)


If a party were a soccer game, the participants would have to line up before the start of the party, grab their chests and blare “Party Rock Anthem” into the room full of pathos. Silly thing is, you just can’t stay still during this self-proclaimed party anthem.

The incoming electro beat and catchy chorus make the track one of the best party hits in recent music history. Of course, the song was placed at the top of the charts in this country and was sold over 600 times. Sold 000 times.

8th place: Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)


“I have a feeling that this night is going to be particularly good!”. A song that comes along with such an uplifting prophecy can only be right at the end of the day, of course. The hit was produced by none other than David Guetta and enraptures us with futuristic autotune, synthesizers, and shifting beat tempos that have us tying many a knot in our legs.

The Black Eyed Peas have always enjoyed a loyal fan base, which once again diligently reached into their wallets in 2009. In turn, this meant numerous top placements in the charts and countless diamond, platinum, and gold awards.

9th place: Wham! – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (1984)


Wham! is by far not only the “Last Christmas”. Because still two years before George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley with the not dead to get Christmas hit the British group brought “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” into the stores. The number is squeaky-colorful, cheerful, and wonderfully funny and thus fits perfectly to the shrill outfit, which George Michael in the accompanying music video flaunted.

While the song had to be content with the second place in the sales lists in our latitudes, it should conquer the top in Great Britain and in the United States.

10th place: MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)


“U Can’t Touch This” is 4 minutes and 16 seconds of pure coolness. As soon as the song bursting with self-confidence finds its way into the auditory canal, the previously silent church mouse turns into Superman! Hardly any other track is so well suited to show the amateurish crowd on the dancefloor who the true dance top dog is.

The work was not originally released as a single, but it helped MC Hammer’s album “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” to sell millions of copies. There is hardly an artist who is so much associated with a single of his songs as the US-American with his probably best-hit song. A true one-hit wonder.

11th place: Snap! – “The Power” (1990)


Agathe Bauer! “The Power” by Snap! invites not only to groove but at the same time to hilarious interrogations. The group, whose sound sounds cosmopolitan and international at the first moment, was actually founded in Germany.

The song is bursting with power and if you doubt whether you should really ask your crush for the phone number at the party, make like Snap! and tell you: “I’ve got the power!”. This is guaranteed to work because far more than two million buyers worldwide can not be wrong.

12th place: Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – “Hips Don’t Lie” (2006)


2006! There was the World Cup in her own country, a dream summer and, of course, Shakira! Teaming up with Wyclef Jean, the Latin pop goddess released the hit “Hips Don’t Lie”.

The duo used the Haitian singer’s 2004 track “Dance Like This” as a basis, which the 1.57-meter Colombian added a skillful finishing touch. The record became a worldwide success, seems wicked and seductive, but without drifting into ridiculousness. This opinion was also shared by the experts, who awarded the number with numerous other prizes in addition to the MTV Video Music Award.

13th place: Psy – “Gangnam Style”


“Gangnam Style” has long ceased to be a simple song, but much more a phenomenon! Responsible for this is mainly the new media, through which the track spread like chickenpox in kindergarten. The iconic dance number has won the hearts of fans, broken numerous click records, and has been viewed more than 3 billion times on YouTube. The K-pop miracle came out of nowhere and opened the gates for the music style beyond the borders of Asia.

It’s a hit at every party!

14th place: Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy” (1991)


If you don’t dare to compliment an attractive party guest, just pass the task to Right Said Fred. Thanks to the number, which almost drowns in self-aggrandizement, even the visitor plagued by the worst “Bad Hair Day” will feel like the sex bomb in person again.

As long as you listen to the song with a twinkle in your eye, it can be a lot of fun. The self-congratulation became a box-office hit in countless music markets and went to № 1 in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., among others.

15th place: Beastie Boys: “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) (1987)


Power! Rebellion!

Booze! The Beastie Boys reminded a sleepy generation in the late ’80s what ideals you should really hold onto. The song, which was actually conceived ironically, was probably taken a bit too seriously by the young listeners at that time.

Today, we know better and show off our air guitar skills during the scratchy lead vocals. Commercially, the song achieved respectable success after its release, reaching a seventh place in the American charts.

16th place: ABBA – “Dancing Queen” (1976)


A party without ABBA? Not with us! We swing ourselves into the dusty bell-bottoms and polish the disco ball to a high shine.

Then we enjoy the inimitable sound of Anni-Frid Lyngstad’s and Agnetha Fältskog’s voices. As befits loyal subjects, the Swedish group first performed their song in honor of the royal couple at the time. But now it’s time to make room for the common folk, who ennoble they’re less than royal private parties with certain regularity with “Dancing Queen”.

Dancing Queen” has reached the top of the charts in 16 countries and has sold more than 6 million copies.

17th place: Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris – “Yeah” (2004)


The 2004 released track of the three exceptional artists describes a feeling that every guest at a successful party would like to feel: “Yeah”!”. The song does not only sound incredibly cool but also makes us become daredevil checkers ourselves.

And even if we can’t dance half as skillfully as the real Usher, the good four-minute R&B song makes us forget this at least for a short time. The song creates a wildness that just wants to be let out on the dancefloor with the sharpest contortions. In the last 15 years “Yeah” has not lost any of its vibes and was rightly on top of the charts in several countries.

18th place: Timbaland feat. D.O.E. & Keri Hilson – “The Way I Are” (2007)


For a successful evening with friends, you don’t need pomp and ostentation. Forget expensive champagne and classy suits, give me good music instead, a T-shirt on which you can’t see my sweat stains, and a canned beer.

So or so the message can be understood, which Timbaland, D.O.E., and Keri Hilson conveyed to their fans a good 12 years ago. The artists sang about and rapped about numerous goods and trips, which they could not afford due to their small purses. But that didn’t bother the troupe at all, because to be really happy you don’t necessarily need the notorious paper bills.

Nevertheless, it is fair to assume that the artists only accepted cash from the actual buyers. And there were a lot of them: In Germany alone, the song was sold more than 300 times.000 copies were sold, in Great Britain even more than 600.000 copies are brought to the man.

19th place: Nelly – “Hot in Here” (2002)


When it gets hot on the dance floor, Nelly is often in the game. In his song, the patch-wearing rapper from overseas describes a party scene that would be every teenager’s wet dream.

A sprawling celebration where tempers are literally so heated that only the removal of those superfluous scraps of fabric we call “clothes” can help. And even though the song is full of clichés, it has become a real classic of party music. After its release, “Hot in Here” was greeted extremely positively, and could not be ousted from the throne of the US charts for several weeks.

20th place: Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis – “Just Dance” (2008)


“Just Dance” triggered a hype 11 years ago now, which was to develop into hysteria within a few months: The phenomenon “Lady Gaga” appeared on the scene. And her debut album was immediate to be remembered in a good way. The song is about a disoriented and hungover club night.

But this does not worry the singer in the least, because as long as you can still dance, all other worries are forgotten. The song reached the pole position of the sales lists in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada, and the USA.

Places 21-100 of the best party hits of all time:

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song/Performer: Listen:
21. Pump Up the Jam – Technotronic
22. 212 – Azealia Banks
23. Gonna Make You Sweat – C+C Music Factory
24. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
25. Regulate – Warren G and Nate Dogg
26. Tik Tok – Ke$ha
27. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
28. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
29. Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
30. In Da Club – 50 Cent
31. Wake Me Up – Avicii
32. Beat It – Michael Jackson
33. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
34. Hella Good – No Doubt
35. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
36. Ignition (Remix) – R Kelly
37. Kiss – Prince
38. All Night – Icona Pop
39. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
40. Infinity 2008 – Guru Josh Project
41. All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
42. All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
43. I Love It – Icona Pop
44. Rock With You – Michael Jackson
45. Walk This Way – Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith
46. Funkytown – Lipps Inc
47.
48. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
49. Jump Around – House of Pain
50. Let’s Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
51. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé
52. Take on Me – A-ha
53. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
54. Express Yourself – Madonna
55. Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
56. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
57. Wiggle – Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
58. Mr Brightside – The Killers
59. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
60. Starships – Nicki Minaj
61. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
62. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
63. Toxic – Britney Spears
64. The Monster – Eminem
65. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
66. We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) – Fun.
67. Wannabe – Spice Girls
68. What’d I Say – Ray Charles
69. Bulletproof – La Roux
70. Give Up the Funk – Parliament
71. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
72. I Feel Love – Donna Summer
73.
74. Higher Ground – TNGHT
75. Wasted – Tiësto
76. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
77. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
78. Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
79. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
80. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
81. A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
82. Gold Digger – Kanye West
83. Love Shack – The B-52’s
84. Maneater – Nelly Furtado
85. Rapper’s Delight – The Sugarhill Gang
86. On the Floor featuring Pitbull – Jennifer Lopez
87. Tightrope – Janelle Monáe
88. Rude Boy – Rihanna
89. Drunk in Love – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
90. Low – Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
91. Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
92. California Gurls – Katy Perry
93. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
94. Song 2 – Blur
95. Hypnotize – the Notorious B.I.G.
96. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
97. Pon De Floor – Major Lazer
98. You Got The Love – The Source featuring Candi Staton
99. Happy – Pharrell
100. Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

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We wish you a lot of fun at your next party!

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