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50 best party songs of all time

This week at Clear View Sound, we tackled a fun yet challenging debate: 'What are the best party songs of all time?' Everyone donned their thinking caps and chimed in with their party favourites, plus the tracks we often see topping the request lists at events. The result? Our definitive list of the Top 50 party songs.

Our selection criteria? Simply put, we chose songs that are guaranteed to get you moving and singing along, whether you're at a party or just moving through the supermarket aisles. These are the songs that keep getting asked for, time and again, whenever we’re DJ’ing at parties.

Be prepared—it’s quite the eclectic mix! We’ve got songs from different decades and across various genres. We wouldn't recommend playing these songs back-to-back unless you're a fan of sudden musical shifts. However, we hope this list serves as a great starting point for your own party playlist.

Usually, I’d organise the list to make it a bit more digestible, but this time around, I decided to present it just as it is. Enjoy!

The 50 best party songs of all time

  1. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (1982)

  2. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas (2009)

  3. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (2014)

  4. "Dancing Queen" by ABBA (1976)

  5. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams (2013)

  6. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake (2016)

  7. "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang (1980)

  8. "Yeah!" by Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004)

  9. "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi (1986)

  10. "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I (2019)

  11. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams (2013)

  12. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey (1981)

  13. "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie (1983)

  14. "Hey Ya!" by OutKast (2003)

  15. "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)

  16. "We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris (2011)

  17. "Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees (1977)

  18. "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder (1972)

  19. "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z (2003)

  20. "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars (2016)

  21. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé (2008)

  22. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift (2014)

  23. "Let's Dance" by David Bowie (1983)

  24. "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake (2006)

  25. "Le Freak" by Chic (1978)

  26. "One More Time" by Daft Punk (2000)

  27. "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire (1979)

  28. "Dynamite" by BTS (2020)

  29. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond (1969)

  30. "Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON (2014)

  31. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

  32. "Jump Around" by House of Pain (1992)

  33. "Macarena" by Los Del Rio (1995)

  34. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls (1996)

  35. "Tik Tok" by Kesha (2009)

  36. "Gangnam Style" by Psy (2012)

  37. "YMCA" by Village People (1978)

  38. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee (2017)

  39. "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (2019)

  40. "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd (2020)

  41. "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer (2011)

  42. "Firework" by Katy Perry (2010)

  43. "Hotline Bling" by Drake (2015)

  44. "Like a Prayer" by Madonna (1989)

  45. "Night Fever" by Bee Gees (1977)

  46. "Good Times" by Chic (1979)

  47. "Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez (1979)

  48. "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry (1976)

  49. "Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite (1990)

  50. "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon (2013)

Now we know this is not an exhaustive list, so please add your best party songs of all time to the comments section below.

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