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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.