Ultimate Family Dance Party: 60 Jamming Songs for the Perfect Playlist

Did someone say family dance party? 

Some moms might be saying, “Bring it on!” But, others might be unsure if family dance parties are really all that important. Maybe it sounds silly, or just not something “for you.” Well, let us share some good reasons to start getting your groove on in your home with your loved ones!

Church leader Dieter F. Uchtforf once said, “In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time.”

You could plan your family time in a number of ways, based on what you and your kids like to do. Maybe you go camping and hiking. Or, maybe play instruments and sing songs. Perhaps you cook together and bake delicious treats. All of these create wonderful, precious moments for your family.

There is a lot to be said about the benefits of dance. Not only can it foster family togetherness, but it can also be a means of sharing cultures, music, and artistic expression through the generations. It’s also great exercise (and usually it’s more fun than running on the treadmill)!

So let’s learn more and create the perfect family dance party playlist!

Read More: Why Moms Need To Dance

A Few Funky Facts

Ultimate Family Dance Party: 60 Jamming Songs For The Perfect Playlist

Healthline has actually put together an interesting list of dance benefits, including cardiovascular health, strength, balance, improved cognitive performance, inclusivity, heightened mood and social activity, and more. Aren’t those benefits exactly what you’d like to see in the lives of your kids (and yourself)? 

“Whether you’re 80 years young or 8 years old, engaging in physical activities that involve dance changes you,” the article stated. “From better physical and mental health to a boost in emotional and social well-being, moving your body to the sound of music can transform your life.”

The article goes on to list the benefits of various types of dance, so if you want to dive in deeper, click here.

Oprah, queen of all lifestyle trends, has also published information about the benefits of dance. The article references perks like improved memory, stamina, and energy, as well as a connection to people. It also says that dance is completely natural, used by people over thousands of years to share feelings, celebrate milestones, grieve losses, commemorate major moments, and more. Apparently, dance is for everyone and always has been.

“No matter what your body type or level of experience, you can dance,” the article stated. “It’s that simple.” 

Read More: Why Moms Need Exercise

The Ultimate Family Dance Party Playlist

Ultimate Family Dance Party: 60 Jamming Songs For The Perfect Playlist

Here at Daily Mom, we’ve put together a list of fun, family-friendly songs for the ultimate family dance party. You might be surprised by some of the songs that we’ve included in this mix! They come from a variety of genres and time periods, with some big names and popular jams along with lesser-known artists and songs.

So, use our playlist from YouTube or create your own on Spotify or Pandora. Start blasting those tunes!

  1. “Shut Up and Dance With Me” by Walk the Moon
  2. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira
  3. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
  4. “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” by Taylor Swift
  5. “Geronimo” by Sheppard
  6. “All Star” by Smash Mouth
  7. “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger
  8. “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland
  9. “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train
  10. “Just Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Vassar
  11. “Miracles Happen” by Myra
  12. “Work of Art” by Rachel Platten
  13. “Yesterday’s Song” by Hunter Hayes
  14. “Brave” by Sara Bareillas
  15. “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
  16. “I Keep Looking” by Sara Evans
  17. “Smile” by Katy Perry
  18. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA
  19. “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco
  20. “Larger Than Life” by Backstreet Boys
  21. “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba
  22. “Dibs” by Kelsea Ballerini
  23. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
  24. “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
  25. “Somebody to You” by The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato
  26. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez and the Scene
  27. “Ever Ever After” by Carrie Underwood
  28. “Rocketship” by Shane Harper
  29. “We Will Rock You” by Queen
  30. “Like Whoa” by Aly and AJ
  31. “Life’s About to Get Good” by Shania Twain
  32. “Something ‘Bout Love” by David Archuleta
  33. “Ready or Not” by Bridgit Mendler
  34. “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader
  35. “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes
  36. “Thumbs” by Sabrina Carpenter
  37. “Gold” by Britt Nicole
  38. “Party in the U.S.A” by Miley Cyrus
  39. “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons
  40. “Life Changes” by Thomas Rhett
  41. “I Believe in You” by Michael Buble
  42. “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey
  43. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
  44. “Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by SheDaisy
  45. “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men
  46. “House Party” by Sam Hunt
  47. “Lights” by Ellie Goulding
  48. “Heads Carolina, Tails California” by Jo Dee Messina
  49. “That’s the Way It Is” by Celine Dion
  50. “Mayberry” by Rascal Flatts
  51. “Love Like Whoa” by The Ready Set
  52. “NO” by Meghan Trainer
  53. “Pop” by NSYNC
  54. “Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
  55. “Baby” by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
  56. “Falling For You” by Colbie Cailat
  57. “What a Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers
  58. “Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd
  59. “Check Yes Juliet” by We The Kings
  60. “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

It’s Time to Hit the Dance Floor

Ultimate Family Dance Party: 60 Jamming Songs For The Perfect Playlist

Have you broken a sweat yet? If you haven’t, give this dance party music a try! 

We know that creating quality family time can be difficult with busy schedules, but it’s so important. So turn on a playlist on your phone while you cook or fold laundry. Blast some tunes on your Echo Dot while everyone gets ready for school and work. Take a few minutes to get the wiggles and bust a move! You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain from a family dance party!

As superstar singer Reba McEntire once said, “I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.” Be like Reba, and make quality memories dancing the day away with your loved ones.

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