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100 Best Dance Songs for Parties

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The type of music you play dictates the vibe at a party. When songs playing at parties are pulsating, the dance floor comes alive with some of the best dance moves. A carefully curated playlist of songs is the key element to ensure every celebratory occasion is a grand success. Although dance is an integral part of parties, not all guests feel comfortable shaking a leg. While we often come across few accomplished dancers doing their aesthetically choregraphed dance sequences, the majority of guests at parties feel shy to make their way to the dance floor. The surefire way to get crowds on the dance floor is with a socially friendly mix of party anthems.

The list below showcases an epic collection of dance songs that can be played at house parties, nightclubs, proms, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas celebrations, New Year celebrations, birthdays, graduations, farewells and other celebratory occasions. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Dance Songs for Parties

1. “Don’t Start Now”—Dua Lipa

2. “Take My Breath”—The Weeknd

3. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”—Justin Timberlake

4. “The Motto”—Tiesto and Ava Maxx

5. “Say So”—Doja Cat

6. “Cold Heart”—Elton John and Dua Lipa

7. “I Like It”—Cardi , Bad Bunny and J Balvin

8. “Despacito”—Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee

9. “Uptown Funk”—Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

10. “Sweet But Psycho”—Ava Max

What Are the Best Songs to Play at Parties?

The best songs to play at parties are the ones which connect with the crowd. When DJs play dance songs for parties, they first get to know the pulse of the crowd, before unleashing with their setlist of mixes. When you have relatable party songs with a groovy beat playing, guests feel connected with the vibe. Beat-oriented songs are a safe bet if you want your guests to go wild with their dance moves and dance steps on the dance floor.

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A thoughtful selection of songs creates an ambience, while a thoughtless selection of songs is a mood killer. Do not get fixated with song bpm, as you might get stuck with a monotonous beat of tunes. Get creative when you make a playlist of dance songs. If you want guests at your party to have a blast and dance like there is no tomorrow, you need to get it right with song selection, hooks, and tempo shifts.

#11—20

11. “One Kiss”—Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa

12. “Blinding Lights”—The Weeknd

13. “Tell It to My Heart”—Meduza featuring Hozier

14. “7 Rings”—Arian Grande

15. “Butter”—BTS

16. “Cheap Thrills”—Sia featuring Sean Paul

17. “Take You Dancing”—Jason Derulo

18. “Kiss Me More”—Doja Cat featuring SZA

19. “New Rules”—Dua Lipa

20. “Bad Habits”—Ed Sheeran

How to Make a Perfect Playlist of Party Songs

The best way to make a perfect playlist of party songs is by picking songs from a wide genre of dance music. Incorporate dance songs that employ influences from diverse dance genres. A mix of modern sounds along with retro tunes are a great way to add a vibrant dance flavor at parties. Pick songs with varying tempos for different sessions at parties.

A mix of slow tempo, mid-tempo, and uptempo tunes help build dynamics in crescendo. Songs with an anthemic sing-along chorus are exceedingly popular at parties. Make sure you include these in your scheme of things. Hypnotic beats and synth sounds accompanied with message-oriented vocals hit the right notes with party animals on the dance floor. Consider songs from the genres and subgenres below when making a playlist of dance songs.

Best Musical Genres for Dancing

Dance-Pop

EDM

Tropical House

Electropop

Disco

Drum & Bass

Synth Pop

Future Bass

Reggaeton

New Wave

Electronics

Trap

Disco

Dubstep

Deep House

Disco

Moombahton

Hip Hop

Reggaeton

Trance

Techno

Club

Nu-disco

Progressive House

House

Hardstyle

Breakbeat

R&B

Electro

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#21—40

21. “Electricity”—Silk City and Dua Lipa

22. “Remember”—Becky Hill and David Guetta

23. “Friday”—Riton and Nightcrawlers featuring Mufasa & Hypeman

24. “Rain on Me”—Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

25. “It Don’t Matter”—Alok, Sofi Tukker and Inna

26. “Need to Know”—Doja Cat

27. “Heartbreak Anthem”—Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix

28. “Bed”—Joel Corre, Raye, and David Guetta

29. “Moth to a Flame”—Swedish House Mafia featuring the Weeknd

30. “Hurricane”—Ofenbach and Ella Henderson

31. “Where Are You Now”—Lost Frequencies and Calum Scott

32. “Never Going Home”—Kungs

33. “Levitating”—Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby

34. “Where Did You Go?”— Jax Jones featuring MNEK

35. “By Your Side”—Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan

36. “Jerusalema”—Master KG featuring Nomcebo

37. “Shivers”—Ed Sheeran

38. “Lose Control”—Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys

39. “Best Friend”—Saweetie featuring Doja Cat

40. “Drive”—Clean Bandit and Topic featuring Wes Nelson

How To Make Dance Parties a Success

The secret formula to ensuring a great party is proper planning. Without proper planning, the flow in sequence of events at parties gets chaotic with regular interruptions. Dance parties are social gatherings where the primary activity is dance. Although attendance at these parties is astoundingly high, a number of guests tend to shy away from the dance floor. This happens primarily when there is no organized structure in dance sessions, or lack of momentum.

At every social event, momentum builds up gradually. Every playlist of songs should be curated in accordance with the sequence of events at dance parties. Music is for the masses and not the classes. Create a playlist of party songs from a wide genre of dance music. You need to make sure that everybody at your party is enjoying the music. DJs employ a wickedly club-friendly sense of dynamism with their diverse selection of songs from mixed genres. Social interaction during different sessions makes guests feel involved and is of prime importance.

#41—60

41. “Senorita”—Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

42. “My Heart Goes (La Di Da)”—Becky Hill and Topic

43. “Wasted Love”—Ofenbach featuring Lagique

44. “Sorry”—Justin Bieber

45. “Con Calma”—Daddy Yankee featuring Snow

46. “Don’t Forget My Love”—Diplo and Miguel

47. “Toosie Slide”—Drake

48. “Gecko”—Oliver Heldens

49. “Rover”—S1mba featuring DTG

50. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”—Beyonce

51. “Dance Monkey”—Tones and I

52. “Cold Water”—Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Mo

53. “Head & Heart”—Joel Corey featuring MNEK

54. “Beg For You”—Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama

55. “Yo Perreo Sola”—Bad Bunny

56. “2U”—David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber

57. “More Than You Know”—Axwell & Ingrosso

58. “Work”—Rihanna featuring Drake

59. “Lean On”—Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring Mo

60. “It Ain’t Me”—Kygo featuring Selena Gomez

If you want to show off while dancing or simply just have fun, there are certain dance moves you should try at parties. You can incorporate different types of dance steps and dance patterns during your dance routine. A great way to make dance interesting is by combining dance steps from different genres.

Utilize both concrete and abstract movements when you are dancing. Combine slow steps and quick steps in accordance with rhythm or meter of music. Although every dance form attributes it’s own set of movements, often these movements are shared by different dances. Experiment with different dance moves and dance patterns mentioned below to aesthetically enhance your dance routine.

30 Dance Moves You Should Try At Parties

Line Dance

Side Steps

Harlem Shake

Hops

Lead and Follow

Lock Step

Sprinkler

Grapevine

Rave Shuffle

Kicks

Bunny Hop

Electro Dance

Thunder Clap

Freestyle

Waacking

Moonwalk

Hustle

Dougie

Floss

Breakdancing

Turns

Spins

Gangsta Walking

Krumping

Jumpstyle

Robot Dancing

Boogaloo

Forward Steps

Bump

Popping

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#61—80

61. “This Is What You Came For”—Rihanna

62. “Let Me Love You”—DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

63. “All About That Bass”—Meghan Trainor

64. “Don’t Be Shy”—Tiesto featuring Karol G

65. “Rather Be”—Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

66. “Where Are U Now”—Jack U featuring Justin Bieber

67. “I Want You to Know”—Zedd featuring Selena Gomez

68. “All In My Head”—Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap

69. “Heroes (We Could Be)”—Alesso featuring Tove Lo

70. “Closer”—The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

71. “Break Free”—Ariana Grande featuring Zedd

72. “California Gurls”—Katy Perry

73. “Wake Me Up”—Avicii

74. “Bailando”—Enrique Iglesias

75. “Get Lucky”—Daft Punk featuring Pharrell

76. “Applause”—Lady Gaga

77. “Right Now”—Rihanna featuring David Guetta

78. “Come & Get It”—Selena Gomez

79. “Fancy”—Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

80. “Summer”—Calvin Harris

How To Learn Dance Moves Quickly Before a Party?

Attending a dance party or going clubbing, but are clueless about how to shake a leg. If you have no experience with dancing, you do not have to fret. As a beginner, you can pick up popular dance moves in quick time. The truth is everybody can dance, it just takes a little practice, focus, and dedication. All you need to get right is stepping in time with the beats. Keep calm and be focused. Concentrating helps immensely when you are learning a dance step.

Try and memorize counts in accordance with the dance steps or dance patterns you learn. Doing so helps you to be in sync with the beat as you dance. When you memorize set counts, performing choreographed dance routines becomes easy, especially for beginners. With a few practice sessions you are absolutely ready to show off your dance moves. When the actual moment arrives, kick off the nerves if any and take the first step, and the rest will follow.

#81—100

81. “Beauty and a Beat”—Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj

82. “Gentleman”—Psy

83. “Club Can’t Handle Me”—Flo-Rida featuring David Guetta

84. “Pound the Alarm”—Nicki Minaj

85. “We Found Love”—Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

86. “Just Dance”—Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis

87. “Party Rock Anthem”—LMFAO

88. “U Can’t Touch This”—MC Hammer

89. “Timber”—Pitbull featuring Kesha

90. “Play Hard”—David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo and Akon

91. “SexyBack”—Justin Timberlake

92. “Boom Boom Pow”—Black Eyed Peas

93. “Poker Face”—Lady Gaga

94. “I Kissed a Girl”—Katy Perry

95. “One Dance”—Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla

96. “Tik Tok”—Kesha

97. “Bang Bang”—Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

98. “I Got a Feeling”—Black Eyed Peas

99. “Beautiful People”—Chris Brown

100. “Bad Romance”—Lady Gaga

Other Notable Dance Songs for Parties

• “Dopamine”—Purple Disco Machine

• “Acapulco”—Jason Derulo

• “Love Me Now”—Kygo featuring Zoe Wees

• “Thunder”—Gabry Ponte, Lum!x and Prezioso

• “Fireworks”—Purple Disco Machine featuring Moss Kena and The Knocks

• “On the Floor”—Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

• “Lighter”—Nathan Dawe featuring KSI

• “EveryTime I Cry”—Ava Max

• “Temperature”—Sean Paul

• “Body”—Megan Thee Stallion

• “Rockabye”—Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie

• “Butterflies”—Skrillex, Starrah and Four Tet

• “Don’t Wait Up”—Shakira

• “Beautiful Monster”—Ne-Yo

• “Really Love”—KSI

• “Bad Guy”—Billie Eilish

• “I Wish”—Joel Corry featuring Mabel

• “Omen”—Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

• “Alors on danse”—Stromae

• “Don’t You Worry Child”—Swedish House Mafia

• “Work From Home”—Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla Sign

• “Come Over”—Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Tion Wayne

• “Don’t Play”—Anne-Marrie, KSI and Digital Farm Animals

• “Savage”—Megan Thee Stallion

• “Chandelier”—Sia

• “Need U (100%)”—Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E

• “Higher”—Clean Bandit featuring Iann Dior

• “Floating Through Space”—Sia and David Guetta

• “Sacrifice”—Bebe Rexha

• “Hideaway”—Kiesza

• “Billie Jean”—Michael Jackson

• “Chained to the Rhythm”—Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley

• “Losing It”—Fisher

• “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)”—Enrique Iglesias

• “Hold It Against Me”—Britney Spears

• “I Got You”—Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones

• “Middle”—DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine

• “I Need Your Love”—Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding

• “More Than Friends”—James Hype featuring Kelli-Leigh

• “Stay”—Zedd and Alessia Cara

• “Magic”—Kylie Minogue

• “Solo”—Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato

• “Happier”—Marshmello and Bastille

• “Rule the World (Girls)”—Beyonce

• “Latch”—Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

• “Thinking About You”—Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar

• “What Do You Mean”—Justin Bieber

• “Hands to Myself”—Selena Gomez

• “We Cant Stop”—Miley Cyrus

• “You Little Beauty”—Fisher

• “Green Light”—Lorde

• “Into You”—Ariana Grande

• “Cheerleader”—Omi

• “Can’t Feel My Face”—The Weeknd

• “Addicted to You”—Avicii

• “Burn”—Ellie Goulding

• “Firestone”—Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell

• “Shed a Light”—Robin Schulz featuring David Guetta

• “Like I Do”—David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Brooks

• “I Don’t Like You”—Eva Simmons

• “Shake it Off”—Taylor Swift

• “Remedy”—Alesso

• “Kill the Lights”—Alex Newell, DJ Cassidy and Nile Rodgers

• “Ok”—Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt

• “Work Bitch”—Britney Spears

• “Slide”—Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean and Migos

• “Mia”—Bad Bunny

• “Gangnam Style”—Psy

• “Feel So Close”—Calvin Harris

• “Hey Brother”—Avicii

• “Won’t Look Back”—Duke Dumont

• “thatPower”—will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber

• “Side to Side”—Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj

• “SOS”—Rihanna

• “Beautiful Now”—Zedd featuring Jon Bellion

• “Time of Our Lives”—Pitbull and Ne-Yo

• “Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)”—Bob Sinclar and Cutee B featuring Dollarman, Big Ali and Makedah

• “Dirty Talk”—Wynter Gordon

• “Wolves”—Selena Gomez and Marshmello

• “Lonely Together”—Avicii featuring Rita Ora

• “Daddy”—Psy featuring CL

• “LoveGame”—Lady Gaga

• “Fireball”—Pitbull featuring John Ryan

• “Let’s Go”—Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo

• “Woman’s World”—Cher

• “Happy”—Pharrell Williams

• “Papi”—Jennifer Lopez

• “Shot Me Down”—David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey

• “Get the Party Started”—Pink

• “Bad”—David Guetta and Showtek featuring Vassy

• “Womanizer”—Britney Spears

• “Don’t Wake Me Up”—Jonas Blue and Why Don’t We

• “Mr. Put It Down”—Ricky Martin

• “YouMake Me”—Avicii

• “My Love”—Route 94

• “How Deep Is Your Love”—Calvin Harris and Disciples

• “Don’t Phunk With My Heart”—The Black Eyed Peas

• “Save the World”—Swedish House Mafia

• “Wasted”—Tiesto featuring Matthew Koma

• “Don’t Stop the Music”—Rihanna

• “In The Name of Love”—Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha

• “Shed a Light”—Robin Schulz and David Guetta featuring Cheat Codes

• “Magnets”—Disclosure featuring Lorde

• “Scream and Shout”—will.i.am and Britney Spears

• “Changes”—Faul & Wad Ad

• “Brokenhearted”—Karmin

• “As Your Friend”—Afrojack featuring Chris Brown

• “Telephone”—Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce

• “Rest of My Life”—Ludacris featuring Usher and David Guetta

• “Worth It”—Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink

• “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”—Usher featuring Pitbull

• “Get Low”—Dillon Francis and DJ Snake

• “Wet”—Snoop Dogg

• “4 Minutes”—Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland

• “Good Feeling”—Flo Rida

• “World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)”—Bob Sinclar featuring Steve Edwards

• “Evacuate the Dancefloor”—Cascada

• “Do It Well”—Jennifer Lopez

• “Breaking Me”—Topic featuring A7S

• “Anaconda”—Nicki Minaj

• “Feels”—Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean

• “Scared to Be Lonely”—Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa

• “Dancing On My Own”—Robyn

• “Roses”—The Chainsmokers

• “Love Myself”—Hailee Steinfeld

• “Umbrella”—Rihanna

• “The Time (Dirty Bit)”—Black Eyed Peas

• “Where Have You Been”—Rihanna

• “Sexy Bitch”—David Guetta featuring Akon

• “In For the Kill”—La Roux

• “The Lucky Ones”—Kerli

• “Hips Don’t Lie”—Shakira

• “Bubble Butt”—Major Lazer featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic

• “Make Me Feel Better”—Alex Adair

• “We Run the Night”—Havana Brown

• “Lose My Breath”—Destiny’s Child

• “Promiscuous”—Nelly Furtado featuring Timbland

• “Give Me All Your Luvin’”—Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj

• “Closer”—Ne-Yo

• “Faded”—Alan Walker

• “Where Them Girls At”—David Guetta featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj

• “Habits (Stay High)”—Tove Lo

• “Turn Up the Speakers”—Afrojack and Martin Garrix

• “Fade”—Kanye West

• “Intoxicated”—Martin Solveig and GTA

• “Get Down”—Groove Armada

• “Till the World Ends”—Britney Spears

• “When I Grow Up”—The Pussycat Dolls

• “All Night”—Icona Pop

• “Sexy and I Know It”—LMFAO

• “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”—Pink

• “Don’t Let Me Down”—The Chainsmokers featuring Daya

• “Unforgettable”—French Montana featuring Swae Lee

• “My Love”—Justin Timberlake

• “Good Girl”—Alexis Jordan

• “Hello”—Karmin

• “Body Shots”—Kaci Battagilia

• “R.I.P.”—Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah

• “Good Time”—Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen

• “Needed Me”—Rihanna

• “Don’t Cha”—The Pussycat Dolls

• “Baby Got Back”—Sir-Mix-a-Lot

• “You Make Me Feel…”—Cobra Starship featuring Sabi

• “This One’s for You”—David Guetta featuring Zara Larsson

• “No Promises”—Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato

• “Hey Mama”—David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack

• “Perfect Strangers”—Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper

• “Something Better”—Audien featuring Lady Antebellum

• “Pray to God”—Calvin Harris featuring Haim

• “Girl Gone Wild”—Madonna

• “Real Love”—Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne

• “Drinking From the Bottle”—Calvin Harris featuring Tinie Tempah

• “Jubel”—Klingande

• “Booty”—Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea

• “Little Bad Girl”—David Guetta featuring Cruz and Ludacris

• “Pretty Girls”—Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea

• “Sun Goes Down”—Ronin Schulz

• “I’ll Be There”—CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers

• “Only (Girl in the World)”—Rihanna

• “Under Control”—Calvin Harris and Alesso

• “Tsunami”—Dvbbs and Borgeous

• “Lose Yourself to Dance”—Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

• “Sunlight”—The Magician featuring Years & Years

• “Don’t Wake Me Up”—Chris Brown

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