Music Playlists for a Groovin' Party

Get the shuffle happening sooner with our playlist suggestions

A party can easily be a boring snooze-fest without good music to let your guests get up and shake their booty. Be a great DJ by offering a sampling of music for a variety of tastes and ages, that will be a sure hit for everyone at your event!

Here are some of our party playlists filled with daggy dance anthems, old school rock, smash hits and some newer beats - hopefully you'll find some of it useful. :)

Get Down And Dance
A sure-fire way to get everyone on the dance floor, a.k.a. help granny get her groove on.
  • Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Macarena - Los Del Rio
  • Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
  • Chicken Dance
  • Hokey Pokey
  • Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Rock Lobster - B52's
  • (You Make Me Wanna) Shout - Isley Brothers
  • YMCA - Village People
  • The Locomotion - Kylie Minogue (Consider Grand Funk Railroad or Little Eva versions if you're a hater of budgies that sing...)

70's Grooves
For those who love the night life, funky music, and being a super freak!
  • Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb
  • Staying Alive - Bee Gees
  • Super Freak - Rick James
  • Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • Le Freak - Chic
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • I Love the Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
Want more? We've got all the top 70s grooves broken down by year!

80's Pop Dance Tunes
A touch of whimsy and signature dance moves galore! Oh, and don't forget the big hair!
  • Mony Mony - Billy Idol
  • Thriller - Michael Jackson
  • Whip It - Devo
  • I'm Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  • Holiday - Madonna
  • Conga - Miami Sound Machine
  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham
More eighties mateys? Blockbustin' 80s hits by year.

90's Beats
Irresistable beats and infectious body-bumpin'!
  • Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory
  • Push It - Salt-n-Peppa
  • The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
  • Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
  • Now That We Found Love - Heavy D. and the Boys
  • Rump Shaker - Wrecks N' Effects
  • Wild Thing - Tone Loc
  • Everybody Everybody - Black Box
  • Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  • What Is Love - Haddaway
  • Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic
  • Believe - Cher
You want more nineties tunes for that growing party playlist, right? Good, 'cause we've got more 90s smash hit songs!

'00s Dance Crazes
For those who prefer to stay with more recent hits and be more creative with their own dance moves.
  • Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
  • Closer - Ne-Yo
  • Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyonce
  • Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls
  • I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)- Pit Bull
  • Get the Party Started - Pink
  • Low - Flo Rida
  • Just Dance - Lady Gaga
  • Gimme More - Britney Spears (Featuring T.I.)
  • SOS (Rescue Me) - Rihanna
More naughties hits? Early 00s hits by year will give you what you're after.

Whatever music you choose - retro chic or contemporary cool - remember that your choice of tunes helps dictates your party's atmosphere. So, turn up the groove and dance the night away... and remember to enjoy the party! :)

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