Top 100 Best Party Songs Of All Time

Party songs provide the soundtrack for some of the best moments of our lives. This list of 100 of the best party songs of all time will get you started in selecting the soundtrack for the perfect event. For what's hot and of the moment don't miss the list of Top 10 Current Party Songs.

Black Eyed Peas originally released this song as "Let's Get Retarded." Upon the re-editing of the lyrics it became a smash hit providing the soundtrack for a wide range of parties and celebrations including the 2004 Democratic Party national convention.

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Like any great party song, this one off #1 smash for Dexy's Midnight Runners in the US has a towering sing along chorus as well as plenty of sexual innuendo. VH-1 ranked "Come On Eileen" as the #1 one-hit wonder song of the 1980s. The song peaks when the brilliantly swaying bridge quickens into a final rousing chorus.

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The sound is celebratory, but there is a dark undercurrent to the lyrics here. This disco classic is a great example of the funkier edge of the genre. "Boogie Wonderland" will keep the floor moving at any party utilizing retro disco sounds.

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The story in "It's My Party" of the protagonist's "Johnny" showing up with a rival, "Judy," so captivated pop audiences that a revenge sequel titled "Judy's Turn To Cry" was a smash hit as well. If you are ever a victim of a very public romantic disaster, this is your song of solace. Lesley Gore knows your pain. "It's My Party" was a #1 hit on both the pop and R&B charts.

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What do you want to celebrate? A wedding? An anniversary? A birthday? A sports championship? The ending of the Iran hostage crisis? This is your all-purpose song. There is nothing particularly inventive here other than the cleverness of creating a pop song out of the word "celebration" itself. This was a #1 pop hit when first released and has not left the public consciousness since.

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Do you want a romantic moment at the party, but you don't really want to slow things down? Usher has created the perfect song for you. Lose yourself in the atmosphere of the club and the tug of romance.

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Many music fans would be surprised to learn that the words of appreciation of female anatomy originate with a woman, Shirley Hanna-King, wife of the Commodores' William King. The song went clear to the pop top 5. It's unapolgetically funky instrumental track have kept it a party classic since its release.

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Whether or not Miley Cyrus personally relates to the lyrics of this massive hit, plenty of pop fans do feel a resonance in the words about relating to a new place. Jessie J helped write the song and it started her on the path to her own success as an artist.

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What happens when you combine folk, techno, and bluegrass music? It goes something like this hit from Swedish dance-pop group Rednex. The song itself has its origins in the pre-Civil War US south. Today "Cotton Eye Joe" remains popular as a line dance and special event pick.

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Few pop hits are so successful at moving listeners to get up and dance along. "Footloose" was the #1 smash from the movie of the same name. The song manages to cut a swath across genres from rock to country appealing broadly to a wide audience.

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This is the soundtrack to the moment that made Tom Cruise a movie star from the film Risky Business. It has been named one of the top jukebox songs of all time. There are plenty of pleasing memories to go around associated with the song which makes it an outstanding choice for celebrations and special events.

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The Bay City Rollers may not be well remembered today if it were not for their one massive US pop hit, the #1 smash "Saturday Night" with its shouted chorus "S-A-TUR-DAY NIGHT!" This was a golden moment of party bubblegum.

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This is the song that introduced Jay Sean. to American pop audiences. The song encourages pure escapism. The song was reportedly written in less than two hours and became an instant club and party classic on its way to #1 on the pop charts.

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"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" has the rare distinction of being a female empowerment anthem written by a male songwriter, Robert Hazard. It also works well as a party anthem accentuated by the party of wall to wall people depicted in the video. This was Cyndi Lauper's debut solo single and it went all the way to #2 on the pop singles chart.

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Pitbull's instant party classic samples two classic hits, the hip hop pioneer "Rappers Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang and house classic "Push the Feeling On" by the Nightcrawlers. It's all about a party at the hotel with a big helping of sexual seduction.

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Teddy Riley's masterpiece, the slowly swaying "No Diggity" was a #1 smash pop hit. It features rapping and production from Dr. Dre. It is a sly, sexy addition to any party soundtrack.

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This big #1 pop hit from Lionel Richie has proved a durable favorite for celebratory parties. It incorporates Jamaican and Caribbean elements for an international flair. The song was performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics and at the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize concert.

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Forever remembered as the song from the Grease with bad language, "Greased Lightnin'" is also a rousing party sing along. For parties or dances built around a 50's theme or Grease itself, this is sure to be a highlight of the night. Unlike some of the other pop hits from the film, "Greased Lightnin'" did originate with the Broadway musical version of Grease.

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As the story goes, this song originated from the unsolicited advice the band received while they played mostly rock music in bars. An audience member said, "Play some funky music, white boy." The band went into the studio and did just that creating a two million selling #1 pop and R&B smash. The song is durable and heard frequently as a party anthem.

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Lady Gaga and Beyonce join forces here. The accompanying music video is as celebrated as the song. Lyrically, "Telephone" is about being harassed by phone calls while trying to enjoy being at a club, but Lady Gaga says in a broader sense it is about feeling suffocated by requests to work harder and harder.

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There is some controversy among the principle songwriters of "Summer Of '69" as to exactly what the title refers to. Bryan Adams was only 9 years old in 1969 and claims it is a sexual metaphor. His songwriting partner Jim Vallance disagrees seeing other possible inspirations such as the film Summer Of '42. Regardless of the origin it was a top 5 pop hit and is looked at fondly by a wide range of music fans.

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This nostalgic journey of a song appealed to a wide range of music fans from rock to adult pop to country. It is catchy enough for young audiences while guaranteed to please fans of the classic songs "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama" referenced in the recording. "All Summer Long" was a significant pop hit around the world.

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"Ice Ice Baby," the "Under Pressure" sampling #1 smash from Vanilla Ice is easily derided, but it remains a key record for breaking hip hop into the US pop charts. It is also likely to raise a smile and a laugh at any party. Keep this one handy when you need a good laugh and fond memories from revelers of a certain age.

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And you only thought songs about the back end had disappeared. R&B singer Sisqo found a permanent place on party soundtracks with this appreciation of female anatomy and the accessory of a thong. The frenetic concoction was a top 15 pop hit.

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The Doobie Brothers played this song in various forms for three years before recording it. Armed with a massive guitar riff and rhythm track that foreshadowed the coming of disco, it remains a great retro 70s party song.

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Gaining its greatest success through inclusion on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, "Disco Inferno" takes its cue also from the hit movie The Towering Inferno. The song describes a party so "hot" it is literally going up in flames.

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"The Humpty Dance" is sung by Humpty Hump, the alter ego of Digital Underground member Shock G. He proudly describes some of his sexual exploits. The hip hop and funk blend is a party classic. The song includes a variety of samples from other songs and in turn it has been sampled widely in more recent music. "The Humpty Dance" was a #11 pop and #1 rap hit for Digital Underground.

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Fueled by ragga vocals from Trinidad and Tobago artist the Mad Stuntman, this song has been a favorite for breaks in sports events. It was a top 5 pop hit in the UK and a top 10 dance hit in the US. The song was featured prominently in the animated film Madagascar.

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As the song says, there are women with big butts, and there are men that appreciate them. MTV's initial ban of the accompanying video only helped the song gain public attention. The song went clear to #1 on the pop singles chart and won a Grammy Award. It also spawned a string of songs appreciating this aspect of female anatomy. It has also been a party classic for two decades.

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This song helped turn soap opera actor Rick Springfield into a pop star. It went to #1 on the pop singles chart and is a classic of romantic angst. 30 years later it remains a sing along party classic revived recently as a top hit from the TV show Glee.

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High school dances in the 1950s were often refereed to as "the Hop." This song was originally called "Do the Bop," but, after hearing it, American Bandstand's Dick Clark suggested the name change. The song went to #1 for five weeks. It regained popularity after being performed by Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969 and then being included on the soundtrack to the movie American Graffiti in 1973.

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Unfortunately for the Bangles, one of their least favorite of their recordings is likely to be one of their most memorable. The ultra-catchy novelty of "Walk Like An Egyptian" landed at #1 on the pop singles chart for four weeks. It has just enough novelty and a call for physical involvement that it makes a great enduring party song.

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This unlikely combination of hip hop, jazzy, and a trippy attitude remains a party classic over 20 years later. De La Soul's debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, which includes "Me, Myself and I," is seen today as a pop and hip hop landmark.

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Destiny's Child invite you to party with them at a club. Can you resist? This song urgently depicting the party atmosphere went to #3 on the pop singles chart.

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Originally recorded as "Sexy B**ch," this song became an instant party classic. Toss together admiration of the female anatomy with a driving, club ready beat, and you have instant party fun. In one of the two versions the song went to #1 in at least 10 countries around the world.

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The sound may be steeped in retro disco, but Rihanna created a stomping party jam with this hit. Vocal patterns lifted from Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" are swirled in to further heat up the mix. This instant classic is sure to generate a peak dance moment at any party.

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In case you ever wondered about the source of that squeal that so effectively ups the intensity of "Jump Around," it is a saxophone sample from "Shoot Your Shot" by Jr. Walker and the All Stars. House Of Pain's hip hop classic is a favorite for generating energy and encouraging everyone to, well, "jump around."

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The chorus originally was, "Can I get a f**k you," but then was changed to "Can I get a...what what" for mainstream radio. This song helped make Ja Rule a star. You will likely find yourself singing along to the infectious chorus.

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The song may not be socially acceptable in some quarters due to its support of drinking one's troubles away, but it is very difficult to avoid singing along and having visions of joyful camaraderie. This was Garth Brooks' third #1 country hit and the first from his 17 times platinum album No Fences. It also went to the pop top 40 in the UK.

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This bit of island style electro-pop inspired the popular "electric slide" line dance. You can still see it being enjoyed at wedding receptions everywhere. The dance isntructions themselves have been subject to copyright conflict, but that doesn't stop fans from enjoying the electric slide.

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Ce Ce Peniston scored a top five smash hit with this debut single. It is an upbeat, celebratory song about love. The infectious dance beat underscores "Finally's" effectiveness as a great party song.

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Atlanta based hip hop group Shop Boyz mashed hard rock and hip hop together for this big hit debut single. The song went to #2 on the pop singles chart while referencing a wide range of mainstream rock figures.

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This unique new wave disco hit has proven one of the most durable dance songs of the 1980s. It includes strings based on Richard Wagner's classical piece Ride Of the Valkyries. The song was introduced to a new generation of fans by Adam Sandler in the Wedding Singer. It became the inspiration for Flo Rida's #1 hit "Right Round," and the inclusion of Dead Or Alive's lead singer Pete Burns on Celebrity Big Brother brought the song back to the pop top 5 in the UK in 2006.

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Jennifer Lopez joins forces with RedOne and Pitbull for an instant party classic that sparked a major comeback for her. Jennifer Lopez invites you to the floor as your party director.

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This Elvis Presley classic details a party in the jailhouse cellblock. It was performed in the movie of the same name with a celebrated dance sequence. "Jailhouse Rock" spent seven weeks at #1 on the pop singles chart and also topped the R&B and Country charts.

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KC and the Sunshine Band introduced a horn-spiked variety of disco to the pop charts with this #1 pop hit. It also includes a distinctive double speed guitar solo creating the run that opens the song. Use the song for a retro moment in the party to, as the song says, encourage dancing and making love.

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Used in the opening credits sequence of the movie Saturday Night Fever, "Stayin' Alive" has forever been identified as a theme song for disco. That also means it is a very durable dance and party hit. The appeal of "Stayin' Alive" seems to fluctuate somewhat with the fortunes of disco and dance music with pop audiences.

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The distinctive handclap intro of "Car Wash" has been widely sampled in other R&B and hip hop songs. Former Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield was commissioned to write the title song for the movie Car Wash. Reportedly, inspiration came suddenly and his ideas were handwritten on a wrapper for fried chicken. This funk-disco classic went to #1 on the pop charts and sold two million copies.

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Huge diva vocals from Martha Wash issue the instruction here, "Everybody dance now!" Throw in a strong rap from Freedom Williams and this was an instant club and party classic. It reached #1 on the pop singles chart.

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"Dancing With Myself" was originally recorded by Billy Idol with his group Generation X. However, he re-recorded it in a slightly more pop vein as a solo artist. The guitar solo is played by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. Some believe the song is about masturbation, but Billy Idol has confirmed it is literally about dancing on your own. Either way it is a party and sports event classic.

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The fusion of hip hop and pop in Flo Rida's smash debut hit sounds effortless. The song expresses appreciation for a stripper's dance, but for most listeners it is simply the ultra-catchy, danceable sound that draws them in. Next thing you know, everyone in the room will be singing along.

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Originally popular as a college radio and alternative club hit in the early 1980s, the Violent Femmes "Blister In the Sun" spread to a larger audience when included on the soundtrack to the 1997 movie Grosse Pointe Blank. Controversy remains over the true meaning of the song's lryics, but that doesn't stop it from being a party favorite and an alternative rock classic.

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This Grammy Award winning top 10 pop hit helped introduced mainstream pop audiences to hip hop. In another cross over of genres it features Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea on bass. "Bust a Move" contains all the instruction you need for success with women at a dance, just, "bust a move."

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This breakthrough hit by rapper Tone Loc is built around a euphemism for sex. It went to #2 on the pop singles chart. "Wild Thing" includes an uncredited Van Halen sample from the song "Jamie's Cryin'."

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"Conga" brought Cuban rhythm structures to the US pop charts in a celebration of dance and life. It landed at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 making Miami Sound Machine and their lead vocalist Gloria Estefan pop stars. The song single-handedly brought conga lines back to prominence at party celebrations of all kinds.

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Although the instrumental track sounds futuristic it is rooted in 1980s electro. The song was Ciara's second consecutive platinum single to kick off her career. Her invitation may be just what is needed to get everyone on the dance floor.

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"Funkytown" was one of the last major hits of the peak years of disco. It went to #1 on the pop singles chart. It is loaded with electronic effects that lend a slightly futuristic feel to the recording. The "Funkytown" in question is New York City. Songwriter Steven Greenberg wrote the song when he was bored with his home city of Minneapolis and dreaming about a better place.

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Alicia Bridges' classic disco hit has an elegant, sophisticated sound that fits the nightlife theme perfectly. Following its original #5 pop chart peak, the song has been given a boost twice from films. It was included in a key dance scene for the 1979 hit movie Love At First Bite. In 1994, "I Love the Nightlife" was part of the soundtrack for The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of the Desert. It is now part of the Broadway musical version of that film.

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Van Morrison's first solo hit single only reached #10 on the pop chart when it was originally released, but its reputation has spread much further in subsequent years. The song is about sex, youth, and growing up which makes it a perfect party song. "Brown Eyed Girl" has been inducted into the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame.

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"Tequila" was a chart-topping party classic when initially released. It then gained new fame for its use in a scene in the 1985 movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure. It was the soundtrack for what became known as "The Pee Wee Dance."

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"Let's Dance" is David Bowie's only song to hit #1 in both the US and the UK. It gains its funk/disco beat from producer Nile Rodger's of the disco band Chic. There is a celebratory, party tone to the invitation to dance, but something darker lurks in portions of the song's lyrics.

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Few songs successfully integrate elements of country, rock, and rap, but that is exactly what Big and Rich did with this song that brought them to the attention of a wide range of audiences. The song's reputation began to build as it was used in a wide range of commercials and sports event soundtracks. Now it is a "go to" choice for a rousing special event sing along.

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"Macarena," one of the biggest pop music dance crazes of all time, originated with a recording by a local Spanish duo. It was brought to the US by RCA and eventually the song's dance steps caught on. "Macarena" then spent 14 weeks at #1 on the US pop singles chart. For more than a year this was one of the most popular special event songs in the US. It still works well as a charming party song encouraging everyone to join in on the simple dance.

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Nelly's third hit single was his biggest yet going all the way to #3. The song features Nelly's half-brother City Spud. The laidback pop-influenced melody helped make this a crowd pleasing party hit.

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"Le Freak" was one of the biggest of all disco hits on the pop charts. It hit #1 and sold approximately four million copies. The song was originally titled "F**k Off" in response to the band's members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards being shut out of classic disco club Studio 54.

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"Boot Scootin' Boogie" was originally recorded by the band Asleep At the Wheel, but it is the Brooks and Dunn version that helped kick off a line dance frenzy that has continued to this day. The song crossed over to pop audiences as well and is a special event favorite.

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Originally written and recorded by Neil Diamond, "Red Red Wine" didn't become a pop and party classic until recorded by the reggae band UB40. It is an ode to red wine's power to help one forget the romantic pain of lost love. The song itself is perfect for a lilting reggae dance and sing along.

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Reportedly, the "Chicken Dance" dates back to the 1950s. Today it is ubiquitous at weddings and anniversary celebrations. The dance has been popular in the US since at least the 1980s. A version titled "The Birdie Song" by The Tweets hit #2 on the pop charts in the UK in 1981. Motley Crue's Vince Neill served as the grand marshal of the world's largest chicken dance at the Cincinnati Oktoberfest in 2004.

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There is clearly a party going on here. The song that launched Sly and the Family Stone into mainstream pop consciousness is still a potent party track. They will not be satisfied until you do get up and, "Dance To the Music."

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Written by American songwriter Chip Taylor and recorded by UK rock group the Troggs, "Wild Thing" became a #1 smash pop hit. It was a predecessor for both garage rock and punk. The sexy, flirtatious, slightly leering lyrics made it a popular party sing along as well.

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Surf guitar is clearly present, but it is the drums on the instrumental classic "Wipe Out" that is the most memorable. The Surfaris went clear to #2 with the initial release of the song only to return to #16 just three years later in 1966. "Wipe Out" has been featured in more than 20 movies and TV series.

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At its heart "Hey Ya!" is about how difficult it can be to maintain a relationship, but it is difficult to keep that in mind with the sheer power of the groove, and complexity of the mix to sweep you up. "Hey Ya!" spent nine weeks at #1 and the song reaches a clear peak as Andre 3000 encourages the ladies to, "shake it like a Polaroid picture."

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It is difficult to understand exactly how a disco song that celebrates men hanging out with men at the YMCA turned into an all-purpose massive crowd celebratory sing along, but that is what happened to the Village People's hit single "YMCA." Whether its a break at a sports event or a peak moment of a wedding reception, you are likely to say people of all ages raising their arms to spell out the letters Y-M-C-A as they join the group's chorus.

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Tommy James has stated in interviews that "Mony Mony" emerged out of a deliberate effort to create a "party rock" song. He hit the bullseye with his creation. The title of the song came from desperate efforts to come up with a name or word that was two syllables and made sense in the song. The solution appeared on a Mutual of New York (MONY) insurance sign in New York City.

The original version of "Mony Mony" went to #3 on the pop singles chart while Billy Idol's 1987 live version went all the way to #1. It was around that time that the shouted "get laid, get f**ked" line was added to the instrumental break frequently when the song was played at parties and events. Tommy James succeeded in creating one of the most successful party rock songs of all time.

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Deee-Lite only had one major pop hit, but this one is a monster. It went to #4 on the pop singles chart after topping the dance chart. Among the key samples here are a bass line from Herbie Hancock's "Bring Down the Birds" and whistles from Vernon Burch's "Get Up." There is a rap from Q-Tip and guest bass from Bootsy Collins. The whole package is a delightfully "groovy" party and dance hit.

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The success of "Tik Tok" was as much of a surprise for Ke$ha as everyone else. The girl who brushes her teeth, "with a bottle of Jack," must truly be a serious party girl. Ultimately Ke$ha says the song is just about having a great time, and millions of fans agreed with her sending the song to the top of the pop singles chart and turning Ke$ha into a party music star.

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"Rompe" brought reggaeton on to the mainstream party soundtrack. Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee climbed into the top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 with this hit. The song is used frequently as walk-up music by major league baseball athletes.

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The origin of the line, "Whoomp! There it is!" is claimed to be from performing strippers. It was later used frequently at sports events to announce scoring successes. The song reached #2 on the pop singles chart and sold over four million copies.

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Lady Gaga's first hit is still her best party song. In a nutshell its all about what it feels like to have a few too many and lose yourself to the music and the atmostphere. You have no choice, but to "just dance."

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Take a straightforward pop-friendly hip hop mix and add a chorus about getting naked in the club then out comes an instant party classic. "Hot In Herre" was Nelly's first #1 pop hit. It is a classic summer hit.

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Never mind that the spaceship in the video looks like a massive sex toy, that party looks like a lot of fun. This Quad City DJs classic was an instant dance party classic that remains a durable favorite. The annual Village Voice survey of music critics named this the top single of 1996.

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Featuring Keri Hilson and rapper D.O.E., "The Way I Are," with its role reversal in romantic negotiations between men and women, became an instant party classic. The song went to #3 on the pop singles chart in the US and top 10 around the world.

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Prince put together THE party song to end a millenium, and it was released 16 years ahead of time in 1983. There is a distinct air of apocalypse in the song, but Prince's best advice to cope with those fears is partying like it is the end of a millenium.

R. Kelly put together the classic laidback weekend party jam here. He cleverly announces that it is the remix of the song "Ignition" just in case you haven't noticed. If you want to know what will happen when you party with R. Kelly, he lays it all out here.

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Crunk and R&B collided magnificently on this hit. The basic melody is a simple repeated three note structure underlying the repeated word "Yeah!" It has been a recognized party hit from initial release. "Yeah!" spent 12 weeks at #1 on the pop singles chart.

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Punk and disco collided on this classic song. Blondie freely admit that disco was not a positive thing to the circles they traveled among and the song was recorded partly to annoy people. "Heart Of Glass" became the group's first #1 pop hit and a long-term party classic.

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There are few parties more grand than a royal wedding. "Dancing Queen" debuted on Swedish television at an event honoring Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia the day before their wedding. The group also performed the song at the wedding reception. This became ABBA's only #1 in the US and was a worldwide smash.

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This tribute to a girl who is sexually adventurous was put together by Rick James when he was looking for something with a bit of a new wave texture. What he came up with is a funk, pop, and new wave blend that remains a top party hit. MC Hammer sampled the bass line on his breakthrough smash hit "U Can't Touch This."

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Originally, the Beastie Boys intended this song as a joke poking fun at mindless rock songs of the time. That point of view was enhanced by a hilarious music video. Despite the attempt at being ironic, the Beastie Boys became heroes to hordes of partying college students. The towering Rick Rubin production makes the song a party essential nearly 25 years after its initial release.

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The "Cha Cha Slide" was originally created as part of an advertising campaign for Bally Fitness. However, this line dance quickly spread well beyond the boundaries of advertising. "Cha Cha Slide" went to the top of the UK pop charts in 2004. It is now a staple for weddings, major league baseball games, and any special event party in between.

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Def Leppard admit that "Pour Some Sugar On Me" is a song about sex with enough veiling to make it safe for pop radio. The song was also influenced by the Archies classic "Sugar, Sugar" with its repeated lines of, "Pour a little sugar." This song went clear to #2 on the pop singles chart in the US with a heavier rock crunch than most mainstream pop. It has remained a signature song for Ef Leppard and one likely to generate sing along hysteria (Def Leppard reference intended) in nearly any environment where it is played.

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The Fairbrass brothers had a #1 hit in 28 different countries with this humorous classic. It is a tongue in cheek depiction of male models. The easy, sing along chorus will encourage party revelers to show just how sexy they are.

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"Hips Don't Lie" is a reworking of Wyclef Jean's 2004 song "Dance Like This." Shakira wrote new material for the song and the result was the biggest pop hit of the year worldwide. The incorporation of salsa and cumbia elements adds to the world party feel of the track.

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The Kingsmen still insist that there is nothing lewd or obscene in the indecipherable sung lyrics to their recording of "Louie Louie," but the rumors of the existence certainly created a powerful party reputation for the record. Being featured in the smash hit party movie Animal House didn't hurt either. The obscenity rumors were so persistent they even spawned an FBI investigation. Even with the notoriety, "Louie Louie" is an all-time garage rock classic.

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The Boston Red Sox must be given a great deal of credit for turning this top 5 pop smash inspired by Caroline Kennedy into a party classic. It has been played at every Boston Red Sox home games since 2002 while spreading like wildfire to other sports events and weddings. The "hands touching hands" line induces goosebumps in plenty of listeners.

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"Family Affair" originated in a studio jam session led by Dr. Dre. Mary J. Blige heard the song and added lyrics and a melody line. The final result was produced by Dr. Dre. "Family Affair" helped bring the concept of crunk party music into the pop mainstream. The song spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

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The Black Eyed Peas hooked up with dance music producer David Guetta and out came one of the biggest pop hit singles of all time. "I Gotta Feeling" spent 14 weeks at #1. This is THE song to sing while getting ready for a great night out.

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Just try and watch the music video for "Love Shack" and not wish you were at that party. "Love Shack" helped turn the B-52's from the self-described, "tacky little dance band from Athens, GA," into arguably the world's top party band. Reportedly, Kate Pierson of the band lived in the 1970s in the house that inspired the song. It did indeed have a tin roof and was the place the band conceived their first widespread hit "Rock Lobster."

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AC/DC broke the mold for rock party anthems here. An earth-shaking riff, Brian Johnson's tortured vocals in his first effort with the band, and plenty of implied sexual activity keep this a classic after 30 years.

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"Get the Party Started" emerged out of producer and singer-songwriter Linda Perry's experiments while learning to program a drum machine. The song turned into a smash hit, and it remains timeless as a song to, indeed, use to "get this party started."

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