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A playlist of cheesy party songs

Before we dive into this cheesy party song playlist, I thought it would be prudent to give you my definition of ‘cheese’... after all, it’s a really subjective category of music.

To me, cheesy songs have a few characteristics:

  • They have simple or repetitive lyrics.

  • They feature catchy but somewhat superficial melodies.

  • They sometimes have over-the-top production, like excessive use of synthesisers, auto-tune, or gimmicky sound effects.

  • They always, always have a nostalgia factor. They take me back to my youth.

With these characteristics in mind, you’ll probably find that my playlists mostly contain songs that were pretty big in the 90s or 2000s but are now, and forever, the cheesy songs I add to my party playlist when I want to get people up and doing some crazy renditions.

So without further ado, here is my cheesy party song playlist.

50 cheesy party songs 

  1. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls

  2. "MMMBop" by Hanson

  3. "Believe" by Cher

  4. "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

  5. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65

  6. "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC

  7. "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, Pink

  8. "Hot in Herre" by Nelly

  9. "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne

  10. "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

  11. "Hey Ya!" by OutKast

  12. "Toxic" by Britney Spears

  13. "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

  14. "Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls

  15. "Hips Don’t Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

  16. "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake

  17. "Umbrella" by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

  18. "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

  19. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

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

  21. "Fireflies" by Owl City

  22. "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

  23. "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO

  24. "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

  25. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra

  26. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

  27. "Gangnam Style" by Psy

  28. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

  29. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

  30. "Royals" by Lorde

  31. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor

  32. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

  33. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

  34. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

  35. "Chandelier" by Sia

  36. "Take Me to Church" by Hozier

  37. "Cheerleader" by OMI

  38. "Hello" by Adele

  39. "Lean On" by Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ

  40. "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd

  41. "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silentó

  42. "Sugar" by Maroon 5

  43. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

  44. "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap

  45. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

  46. "All of Me" by John Legend

  47. "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

  48. "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift

  49. "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith

  50. "Animals" by Maroon 5

I hope you can take a few songs from here to inspire your cheesy party song playlist. I have to admit this is about to become my 'cleaning playlist'. If you think of any more cheesy fun songs that should be on this playlist, leave them in the comments and let's help each other build an epic cheesy party song playlist.

If you need more inspiration, check out our blog 'Creating an Epic Party Playlist', which gives some tips on how you can create a playlist to meet a diverse audience.

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For now, enjoy!"


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