Do you love throwing house parties? If so, you know that the key to a successful get-together is having enough awesome music for your guests to enjoy.
For the past few decades, house parties have been where we get together for some fun with friends and family.
Obviously, music is essential to the experience - you need tunes that everyone knows and can dance to! Picking out the perfect songs for a party can be challenging – especially with so many iconic tracks available!
We've made it easy for you, and put together a comprehensive playlist of 150+ iconic house party songs from past and present, sure to keep your guests swaying and singing along till the break of dawn.
From old school jams to hip hop anthems, pop classics to rock hits, there’s something here for all music fans regardless of age or taste! Let's take a look at our picks for the best party songs everyone knows and loves.
Before we dive into the tunes, be sure to check out the two hand-picked party playlists our team has put together.
We have two great selections for your next party.
Party Bangers 🎉
First, our Party Bangers playlist is curated specifically for those looking to unwind, dance, and have a good time with their favorite party hits. With over 11 hours of the most popular party songs from every genre, you won't need to be concerned with running out of anthems anytime soon. To listen now, click here.
Ratchet Partayy ❤️🔥👀
On the other hand, our Ratchet Partayy playlist is tailored for those looking for a more wild and rowdy party atmosphere, with tracks that are perfect for twerking and other raunchy behavior. Also, rather than dabbling in all genres, this playlist has strictly hip hop party songs. To listen now, click here.
So, whether you're in the mood for a laid-back get-together or a wild night out, we've got you covered with our two selection of party playlists.
20 of the Best Party Songs:
Next, let's get into reviewing 20 of the best songs for your next house party.
1. rockstar by Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage)
"rockstar" by Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage) is an incredibly popular song with a great instrumental and an infectious chorus, which makes it a perfect song for playing at parties. The whole song is like a giant energy drink for your ears, with its great instrumental and infectious chorus that will make you want to jump up and down, or even attempt to dance.
The lyrics to this song tell storied tales of fame, money and excess that are easy for listeners to connect to - especially at a kickback or party! Not only does Rockstar gets the crowd hype, it also stands as a testament to Post Malone's lyrical prowess and 21 Savage's raw delivery. It's no wonder that this song is synonymous with summer hits and house party playlists, if you haven't heard it blasting through speakers yet, you're basically living under a rock.
2. BUTTERFLY EFFECT by Travis Scott
Travis Scott's "Butterfly Effect" is an iconic hip-hop party track, featuring a vibrant beat with quick-paced rhymes about the luxuries of fame. Its fiery energy and catchy lyrics make it perfect for dancing, letting loose, and singing along. There's something special about Scott's chorus that draws you in: the catchy refrain combined with the crisp flow of his rapping creates the perfect backdrop for a lively gathering.
Whether one is attending a fashionable night out at the club or a lively house party, this song will fit in perfectly and get everyone on the dance floor. Moreover, its mainstream popularity ensures that most people are familiar with it and can join in singing along to their favorite part! Thus, "Butterfly Effect" by Travis Scott is an ideal track to rock any type of party.
3. Ransom by Lil Tecca
"Ransom" by Lil Tecca is an upbeat trap track that easily gets people out of their seats. With its melody and catchy rhythms, it makes for a great addition to any party playlist. Lil Tecca's lyrics are basically like a shopping list of luxury items, which everyone can relate to, because who doesn't want to live like a millionaire?
In one of the most viewed Genius lyric breakdown videos, Tecca hilariously admits that plenty of his lyrics are also a fabrication. For example, after he sings the line stating he has "two glocks", he quickly clears the air and tells the viewers that he has no straps whatsoever.
Whether you need something to put you in the celebratory mood or just want some energetic music playing, "Ransom" by Lil Tecca is definitely one of those songs that will make you want to dance like you're auditioning for a music video.
4. In Da Club by 50 Cent
"In Da Club" by 50 Cent is undoubtedly one of the best hip hop songs to instantly liven any party. This classic hip hop song from 2003 lives on as the benchmark for dance songs and continues to be played in clubs around the world to this day.
It has a timeless beat, seamlessly blending punchy streets sounds with modern club vibes in a way that not many other tracks have achieved before or since. 50's excellent flow combined with unmistakable hook make "In Da Club" an absolute winner for a good time - it practically begs people to dance.
The chorus is also so catchy that it's heavily recognizable after just a single listen, meaning anyone and everyone can come together on the dancefloor singing along like they've known it their whole life. I mean, this song is basically a superhero, as it can save any get-together from being boring.
5. The Box by Roddy Ricch
The song "The Box" by Roddy Ricch is an undeniable banger. The beat is an intriguing mix of hip-hop and soul, and the lyrics are clever and witty. It has a great combination of low bass-heavy beats and catchy melodies that keeps listeners bobbing their head along to the rhythm. What really stands out though is how Ricch's iconic ad-lib that was at the center of memes for quite a while.
All of this together results in a track which is sure to bring energy to any party. The upbeat tempo, creative rhymes, and infectious beat makes "The Box" an excellent choice for the dance floor. Not only will it bring people in the mood to dance, but think as well - it always has something new to discover even on repeat listens!
6. Plain Jane by A$AP Ferg
"Plain Jane" by A$AP Ferg is another great song to play at a party! With an infectious beat and catchy hook, it's guaranteed to get the crowd moving. The chorus has a cool combination of rap and sing-song, and the verses just build up energy all the way until the end. This makes it exciting and fun to dance to.
Plus, the message of self-love and independence is something that even your grandma can get down with, just turn up the volume so she can hear it well. Anyways, from the production quality to the lyrics, Plain Jane brings an undeniable playfulness and liveliness that will make any party memorable.
7. The Way I Are by Timbaland, Keri Hilson, D.O.E.
"The Way I Are" by Timbaland, Keri Hilson, and D.O.E is a catchy song about refusing to compromise for anyone else. The energetic production features an infectious R&B beat that’s highlighted by an impassioned vocal performance from all three artists. The beat practically can spawn a dance party itself, and the smooth lyrics are like a love letter to yourself.
Lyrically, this old school hip hop song is full of braggadocious yet self-empowering verses; the message is that you don’t need to change who you are or how you act in order to find somebody who loves you – because when it comes to love, what matters most is authenticity and being true to yourself. All in all, this is a fun track made even more enjoyable with its messages of self-acceptance. And one of my personal favorite tracks, ever.
8. Umbrella by Rihanna & JAY-Z
The 2007 collaboration between Rihanna and JAY-Z for the song "Umbrella" was a major game changer in music. This vibrant, hip hop-infused pop song became an instant international success, with its unique drum beat, catchy hook and fun flow.
Rihanna's powerful yet ethereal vocals brought the perfect touch to this timeless classic that is still heard on the radio today. Adding some of JAY-Z's mellow flow and verses created a completely new dynamic that combined their two styles to create something that was truly unique, yet utterly unforgettable. Put simply, just the perfect party song.
9. What's Luv? by Fat Joe (feat. Ja-Rule & Ashanti)
"What's Luv?" by Fat Joe, Ja-Rule and Ashanti is a classic hip-hop and R&B song. The track features a catchy, upbeat production with funky basslines and engaging melodies. Fat Joe's flow is smooth and boastful, while Ja-Rule adds a touch of his signature gritty style to the song.
And of course, who can forget Ashanti's vocals, which are smooth and soulful, singing the catchy hook that sticks in your head. The lyrics are playful and flirtatious, expressing feelings of love and relationships. It's a staple for DJs everywhere, and a fan favorite for any dance party, even still in 2023.
10. Right Round by Flo Rida
"Right Round" by Flo Rida is an iconic dance track that had everyone dancing and singing along. Released in 2008 this song samples "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead or Alive, giving it a catchy sound that made it a huge hit. The song is driven by a heavy bassline and a catchy, upbeat tempo, making it perfect for the club or a party.
Flo Rida's flow is smooth and confident, delivering his catchy and energetic verses. The song's lyrics are about dancing, flirting and having a good time, making it a perfect anthem for a night out with friends. With its infectious energy and catchy sound, "Right Round" stands out as one of the most recognizable tunes from the early 2000s!
11. Over by Drake
Drake's song "Over" is an incredible piece of work. It is a masterfully-crafted blend of hip hop and R&B that features powerful, meaningful lyrics and a memorable melody. The track features drum and organ sounds that create an uplifting mood, while the lyrics are like Drake's diary entry, talking about overcoming obstacles, gaining success, and his newfound peace with being alone.
The song's mellow, introspective tone and its theme of overcoming struggles make it a relatable and reflective track that resonates with many listeners. The song's unique blend of singing and rapping, as well as its relatable lyrics, helped it become a fan favorite and it continues to be a staple in Drake's discography.
12. Ridin' by Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone
Chamillionaire's and Krayzie Bone's classic, "Ridin'," is a sure-fire hit for any party. While featuring an infectious hook, the song's verses showcase both artists' lyrical talent and showcase the chemistry between them. Through its clever imagery and slick wordplay, the song paints a picture of the duo riding through neighborhoods while flaunting success and enjoying their status, creating an anthem with a carefree attitude that is sure to get people dancing - regardless of what year it is!
13. Baby by Lil Baby & DaBaby
"Baby" by Lil Baby & DaBaby is an absolute banger. It encapsulates the party atmosphere perfectly with its captivating beat that effortlessly moves from meditative to energetic in an instant, making it perfect for any dance floor. Lil Baby's flow is smooth and melodic, delivering his verses with confidence and energy. DaBaby also delivers his verses with a similar confidence and energy, as his flow is sharp and aggressive.
Its iconic chorus adds further to the hype and is sure to have everyone singing and bopping along. It's a song that is perfect for the club, the party or any occasion that calls for some trap and hip-hop vibes. It's a fan favorite and this baby duo will have you crying tears of joy. Ok maybe not, but it's still a dope track.
14. SICKO MODE by Travis Scott
"SICKO MODE" by Travis Scott is a bumping, triple-layered rap track that has been the talk of 2018. Featuring offsetting bars and verses from Drake, it's probably the closest thing to a true rap epic of our current era. It's remarkable for its complexity; as the beat switches are iconic and interlock perfectly with Travis and Drake’s bouncy flows in ways that provide an interesting contrast while they trade off quips and lines.
Listeners have really latched onto how this song changes directions between the first and second verses, making it more than just a good bit of headbanging hip-hop. All told, it's hard not to be impressed with this unique and catchy trap anthem.
15. VALENTINO by 24kGoldn
"VALENTINO" by 24kGoldn is the perfect track to get you on your feet and grooving. It's a carefree, upbeat song with an alluring chorus backed by some catchy bass, drums and synths. 24kGoldn's flow is smooth, melodic and confident, delivering his verses with energy and style.
The song's lyrics are about a romantic relationship and its theme is playful and flirtatious, as 24kGoldn uses clever wordplay and metaphors to express his feelings. And as if all that weren't enough, the accompanying music video brings the song’s energy alive with vivid visuals and incredible choreography. It's a fan favorite, catchy, upbeat and relatable making it a party anthem.
16. Trap Queen by Fetty Wap
"Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap is a song that elicits an unmistakable wave of nostalgia. It's rhythm and melody are rich with elements of Classic Hip Hop and R&B from days past, but the production gives Trap Queen a fresh, contemporary feel that resonates with modern audiences.
Undeniably catchy, it's no surprise that it has become one of Fetty Wap's most iconic songs; it has been certified 8x platinum in the U.S., topped the American Rap Songs chart, and spawned countless covers and remixes. If you've somehow never heard Trap Queen before - definitely give it a listen! You'll see why it's one of those successful songs for any hip hop party.
17. Dance Monkey by Tones And I
"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I has become an instant hit since its release. It has managed to capture the attention of listeners all around the world with its infectious rhythm and catchy lyrics. This feel-good pop song brings joy through each note, captivating listeners with its vibrant energy.
It effortlessly combines contemporary electronic beats with traditional pop sounds for a truly unique experience. Its positive vibes keep everyone on the dance floor, making it an easy choice for any party playlists. Whether you prefer slow dancing or fast-paced grooves, this song will have you hooked from the very first listen.
18. Everytime We Touch by Cascada
"Everytime We Touch" by Cascada is a staple in the dance music scene that never gets old! This song (from 2006) still has the power to bring people to the dance floor with its earworm chorus. With vocoded vocals and lyrics about long-distance relationships, the song starts off with pulsating synths and moves into a killer pop hook that never disappoints.
The second drop of the song kicks things up another notch, taking the production and energy to new heights. Whether it's 2006 or 2023, this track can take the dance party to the next level!
19. Bandit by Juice WRLD & YoungBoy Never Broke Again
Juice WRLD and YoungBoy Never Broke Again team up for the song "Bandit" to create an upbeat banger. The track's catchy hook and smooth production make it feel great, even on it's 100th listen. (I would know...)
The lyrics of the song paint a picture of a high-stakes, adrenaline-fueled lifestyle, with the artists delving into the perils and rewards of illegal activities. Overall "Bandit" is a great collaboration between two hip hop stars that have made their mark on the game. Grab some friends and turn this one up!
20. Mr. Brightside by The Killers
"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers is one of the most recognizable songs of all time—for good reason! It has an upbeat melody that's catchy and energizing, plus some pretty insightful lyrics about jealousy and insecurity. Its popularity transcends multiple generations, so it's no surprise that it is a staple at parties everywhere.
Everyone can appreciate both its relatable lyrical content and its energetic sound—whether it's playing as background music or people are singing along with every word. It has been a long-time favorite, which begs the question: what would a college frat party be without Mr. Brightside?
We don't have time to touch on every song in both of our house party playlists, but here are a few more iconic songs we just had to mention. Again, be sure to go listen to the full playlist of party rap songs, mainstream club bangers, and overall good night songs for adults by clicking here.
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
Hey Ya! by Outkast
XO Tour Llif3 by Lil Uzi Vert
No Limit by G-Eazy (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
California Love by 2Pac (feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
N***** in Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West
Smack That by Akon & Eminem
Lean Wit Me by Juice WRLD
Ultimately, throwing the ultimate house party is all about having the right music to set the mood. With our two comprehensive playlists of over 200 classic house party songs, you'll have all the party anthems you need to keep your guests dancing and singing along till the break of dawn.
From old school jams to modern hits, we've got you covered with a selection of songs that will appeal to all music fans regardless of age or taste. Or, if you're looking to create a more wild and rowdy party experience, our other playlist of strictly hip hop songs is another great option.
So, whether you're in the mood for a quiet get-together or a wild night out, we've got you covered with our ultimate list of party songs.
Let the good times roll!
'Til next time!