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100 Best Songs for Reunion Parties

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Reunions are exciting; however, without good music reunion parties lack substance. Be it a reunion of friends, family, an office reunion, class reunion, school reunion, college reunion or online reunion, without a playlist of catchy songs, the party can get boring. A lot goes into making a reunion party successful. Planning and coordination among the organizers is of prime importance to ensure things run smoothly at reunion celebrations. The type of music that is played at such parties dictates the vibe.

The list below showcases an epic collection of EDM songs, pop songs, rock songs, hip hop songs, country songs, alternative songs, indie songs and dance songs for reunions. You can use the list to make you very own personalized playlists for reunion celebrations. Happy Partying! If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs for Reunion Parties

  1. “Levitating”—Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby
  2. “Thinking Out Loud”—Ed Sheeran
  3. “Thank You, Next”—Ariana Grande
  4. “Peaches”—Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar
  5. “Drivers License”—Olivia Rodrigo
  6. “All of Me”—John Legend
  7. “Blinding Lights”—The Weeknd
  8. “Bang!”—AJR
  9. “Positions”—Ariana Grande
  10. “WAP”—Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

Why is Music Important at Reunions?

You have to realize people at a reunion are coming together after a long period of separation. The best way to kickstart things at reunions is with music. Meeting each other after a long period of time, gossip and reunion anxiety take center stage. Although people feel excited to meet someone they haven’t met in years at reunions, the natural tendency is to feel a little nervous.

In such times, its music that helps people relax. The type of songs you begin with sets the tone for the party. Every session of music should be a build up to the next sequence of events. A carefully selected compilation of songs flows seamlessly into different stages of a reunion celebration. When guests at a party feel comfortable, they are likely to participate and unwind as the events unfold. Make sure you have a checklist to guide you through different sessions of the party.

#11—20

11. “Taki Taki”—DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B

12. “Bad Guy”—Billie Eilish

13. “Someone Like You”—Adele

14. “Don’t Start Now”—Dua Lipa

15. “Perfect”—Ed Sheeran

16. “Permission to Dance”—BTS

17. “We Are the Champions”—Queen

18. “Leave the Door Open”—Silk Sonic

19. “Shake it Off”—Taylor Swift

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

What Songs are Appropriate for Reunion Parties?

It is wise to pick a mixed bag of songs for reunion parties. When you pick songs from different genres you have a variety of tunes for different sessions of the party. Aside from the regular party anthems and dance songs, make sure you include an energetic mix of pop songs, rock songs, hip hop songs, and EDM songs. Make sure you start things off with peppy songs at reunions. When people meet each other after a long period of time, they feel a little hesitant or shy to make their way to the dance floor. A thoughtfully curated playlist of reunion songs builds momentum and makes guests at the party feel comfortable.

Foot-thumping dance songs with an energetic vibe are perfect to get the crowd in frenzy. Both upbeat songs and slow dance songs are popular at reunions. Upbeat songs with a euphoric feel take energy levels to a whole new level at parties. Songs with a funny sing-along chorus strike the right chord with guests at reunions. These songs bring about a playful vibe that tease and please guests. Aside from new songs, make sure you include the classics. When you have a playlist of songs from different decades, you ensure you break the monotony of repetitive elements.

#21—40

21. “Circles”—Post Malone

22. “Love Story”—Taylor Swift

23. “Just the Way You Are”—Bruno Mars

24. “Girls Like You”—Maroon 5

25. “Despacito”—Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee

26. “What You Know Bout Love”—Pop Smoke

27. “Ritmo”—Black Eyed Peas featuring J Balvin

28. “Lose You to Love Me”—Selena Gomez

29. “Save Your Tears”—The Weeknd

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

31. “Bad Habits”—Ed Sheeran

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

33. “Hello”—Adele

34. “Stayin’ Alive”—Bee Gees

35. “Me!”—Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie

36. “Love You Like a Love Song”—Selena Gomez & the Scene

37. “I Will Survive”—Gloria Gaynor

38. “New Rules”—Dua Lipa

39. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”—Guns N’ Roses

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

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Song Dedications and Song Requests at Reunion Celebrations

Song dedications and song requests are exceedingly popular at reunions. Coming together after a long time, people like to have fun with song requests and dedications. If there’s a DJ and/or a live band playing at the reunion party, you can hand over your song request to be played. You can also have a word with the DJ/band in case you want to dedicate a song. If you feel confident with the microphone, make sure your announcement is short and sweet before your song is played. Most songs dedicated to groups at parties should ideally be anthems with a powerful message.

You can also request songs to tease someone; however, you should know where to draw the line. Remember, clean fun is good fun. Do not go overboard to mock or ridicule anybody at reunion parties. Avoid songs with offensive lyrics during dedications as they may hurt sentiments if not taken in the right spirit. Ideally a good song dedication is an ode that evokes a happy response from the person or group to whom it is dedicated.

#41—60

41. “Diamonds”—Rihanna

42. “High Hopes”—Panic! at the Disco

43. “Laugh Now Cry Later”—Drake featuring Lil Durk

44. “Shape of You”—Ed Sheeran

45. “Cheap Thrills”—Sia featuring Sean Paul

46. “Look What You Made Me Do”—Taylor Swift

47. “Uptown Funk”—Mark Ronson

48. “Take on Me”—A-ha

49. “Nobody but You”—Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani

50. “Stuck with U”—Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber

51. “One Kiss”—Dua Lipa

52. “Better Together”—Jack Johnson

53. “Please Me”—Cardi B and Bruno Mars

54. “I Kissed a Girl”—Katy Perry

55. “Meant to Be”—Bebe Rexha

56. “Sorry”—Justin Bieber

57. “Memories”—Maroon 5

58. “Thunder”—Imagine Dragon

59. “Unchained Melody”—The Righteous Brothers

60. “Beautiful People”—Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid

When Should You Have the Slow Dance Session at Reunions?

The slow dance session is rather popular at reunion parties. Although at different types of parties the slow dance session is reserved for the final stretch, it is wise to incorporate this dance session early on in the reunion party. People sweat profusely on the dance floor, especially while doing their characteristic dance moves to the tunes of upbeat songs.

If the slow dance session is at the tail end of the party, couples are likely to be dancing in arms with their partners or someone else’s partners in soggy wet sweat. To avoid this nightmarish scenario, it is always recommended you have the slow dance section early on or during the mid-section of the reunion party. It is wise to take a little break after an upbeat dance session and freshen up before the slow dance begins.

#61—80

61. “Come Away With Me”—Norah Jones

62. “Dancing with a Stranger”—Sam Smith and Normani

63. “Speechless”—Dan + Shay

64. “Bad Romance”—Lady Gaga

65. “In My Life”—The Beatles

66. “Umbrella”—Rihanna

67. “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You”—Elvis Presley

68. “Bodak Yellow”—Cardi B.

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

70. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”—Cyndi Lauper

71. “Love Lies”—Khalid and Normani

72. “With Or Without You”—U2

73. “More Than Words”—Extreme

74. “What About Us”—Pink

75. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”—Jennifer Warnes

76. “Roar”—Katy Perry

77. “How Deep is Your Love”—Bee Gees

78. “Party Rock Anthem”—LMFAO

79. “Faithfully”—Journey

80. “On the Floor”—Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

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#81—100

81. “Truly Madly Deeply”—Savage Garden

82. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”—Beyonce

83. “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”—Aerosmith

84. “Believer”—Imagine Dragon

85. “Stand By Me”—Ben E. King

86. “I Gotta Feeling”—Black Eyed Peas

87. “No Tears Left to Cry”—Ariana Grande

88. “Brown Eyed Girl”—Van Morison

89. “Where Are U Now”—Jack U with Justin Bieber

90. “Fancy”—Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

91. “Hips Don’t Lie”—Shakira

92. “I Will Always Love You”—Whitney Houston

93. “Yellow”—Coldplay

94. “Crazy in Love”—Beyonce featuring Jay Z

95. “How Do I Live”—LeAnn Rimes

96. “If I Ain’t Got You”—Alicia Keys

97. “Maps”—Yeah Yeah Yeahs

98. “Stressed Out”—Twenty One Pilots

99. “Happy”—Pharrell Williams

100. “Wonderful Tonight”—Eric Clapton

Other Notable Songs for Reunions

  • “Butter”—BTS
  • “Adore You”—Harry Styles
  • “7 Rings”—Ariana Grande
  • “10,000 Hours”—Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Trampoline”—Shaed
  • “If I Can Have You”—Shawn Mendes
  • “Sicko Mode”—Travis Scott
  • “I Want to Break Free”—Queen
  • “One of Them Girls”—Lee Brice
  • “Sorry Not Sorry”—Demi Lovato
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”—Frankie Valli
  • “It Will Rain”—Bruno Mars
  • “How Do You Sleep?”—Sam Smith
  • “Sweet but Psycho”—Ava Maxx
  • “When the Party’s Over”—Billie Eilish
  • “Better Now”—Post Malone
  • “Never Be the Same”—Camila Cabello
  • “Close to Me”—Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Swae Lee
  • “Lucid Dreams”—Juice Wrld
  • “I Love It”—Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
  • “We Will Rock You”—Queen
  • “I Want it That Way”—Backstreet Boys
  • “Cha Cha Slide”—DJ Casper
  • “Get Lucky”—Daft Punk featuring Pharrel Williams and Nile Rodgers
  • “It Ain’t Me”—Kygo featuring Selena Gomez
  • “Build Me Up Buttercup”—The Foundations
  • “You and Me”—Lifehouse
  • “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love”—Usher
  • “Sunflower”—Post Malone and Swae Lee
  • “Lovefool”—The Cardigans
  • “Marry Me”—Train
  • “When A Man Loves a Woman”—Percy Sledge
  • “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”—Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend
  • “Work”—Rihanna featuring Drake
  • “Moves Like Jagger”—Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
  • “Kiss Me”–Sixpence None the Richer
  • “Feel So Close”—Calvin Harris
  • “Rockabye”—Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul
  • “Cherish”—Kool & the Gang
  • “Break Free”—Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
  • “Rolling in the Deep”—Adele
  • “Crazy”—Gnarls Barkley
  • “Sultans of Swing”—Dire Straits
  • “Baby Got Back”—Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • “No One”—Alicia Keys
  • “Hot n Cold”—Katy Perry
  • “Eye of the Tiger”—Survivor
  • “Pour Some Sugar on Me”—Def Leppard
  • “Sexyback”—Justin Timberlake
  • “Fell in Love With a Girl”—The White Stripes
  • “Never Gonna Give You Up”—Rick Astley
  • “Cosmic Love”—Florence and the Machine
  • “Halo”—Beyonce
  • “Boom Clap”—Charli XCX
  • “Me Too”—Meghan Trainor
  • “Time of Our Lives”—Pitbull and Ne-Yo
  • “Latch”—Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
  • “Dancing Queen”—Abba
  • “Closer”—The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • “Delicate”—Taylor Swift
  • “Wonderwall”—Oasis
  • “Let Her Go”—Passenger
  • “Timber”—Pitbull featuring Kesha
  • “I’m Yours”—Jason Mraz
  • “We Are Young”—Fun featuring Janelle Monae
  • “Dancing in the Dark”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “The Final Countdown”—Europe
  • “Bang Bang”—Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
  • “Love Yourself”—Justin Bieber
  • “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”—Mike Posner
  • “Thrift Shop”—Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
  • “Don’t Dream It’s Over”—Crowded House
  • “All About That Bass”—Meghan Trainor
  • “Locked Out of Heaven”—Bruno Mars
  • “OMG”—Usher featuring will.i.am
  • “Habits (Stay High)”—Tove Lo
  • “The Boys Are Back in Town”—Thin Lizzy
  • “24K Magic”—Bruno Mars
  • “My Heart Will Go On”—Celine Dion
  • “Levels”—Avicii
  • “Everything”—Michael Buble
  • “One Call Away”—Charlie Puth
  • “Best Day of My Life”—American Authors
  • “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”—The Smiths
  • “I Want to Know What Love Is”—Foreigner
  • “Hey Ya!”—Outkast
  • “Turn Back the Clock”—Johnny Hates Jazz
  • “Dangerous Woman”—Ariana Grande
  • “Flashdance…What a Feeling”—Irene Cara
  • “Love Me Like I Do”—Ellie Goulding
  • “Royals”—Lorde
  • “The Scientist”—Coldplay
  • “Summer”—Calvin Harris
  • “End of the Road”—Boyz 2 Men
  • “Love Hurts”—Nazareth
  • “Thong Song”—Sisqo
  • “Don’t You Worry Child”—Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”—Whitney Houston
  • “Starving”—Hailee Steinfeld and Grey featuring Zedd
  • “Bad Things”—Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello
  • “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”—Panic! at the Disco
  • “Born to Be Wild”—Steppenwolf
  • “Feel This Moment”—Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
  • “Dura”—Daddy Yankee
  • “Treasure”—Bruno Mars
  • “Everlong”—Foo Fighters
  • “Wrecking Ball”—Miley Cyrus
  • “I Swear”—John Michael Montgomery
  • “Love on the Brain”—Rihanna
  • “Islands in the Stream”—Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  • “Attention”—Charlie Puth
  • “Clarity”—Zedd featuring Foxes
  • “Make You Feel My Love”—Adele
  • “Stitches”—Shawn Mendes
  • “Here”—Alessia Cara
  • “Treat You Better—Shawn Mendes
  • Genie in a Bottle”—Christina Aguilera
  • “Poker Face”—Lady Gaga
  • “Hands to Myself”—Selena Gomez
  • “Let Me Love You”—DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Making Memories of Us”—Keith Urban
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart”—Bonnie Tyler
  • “All My Life”—K-Ci & JoJo
  • “Story of My Life”—One Direction
  • “In the Name of Love”—Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha
  • “Call Me Maybe”—Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Never Forget You”—Zara Larsson and MNEK
  • “Marry You”—Bruno Mars
  • “If You Ever Want to Be in Love”—James Bay
  • “Titanium”—David Guetta featuring Sia

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