Another wedding season and another round of holiday parties means that there is another epic event playlist coming your way! Scroll below through our roundup of 2017’s hottest songs, both current favorites and soon-to-be hits to inspire your first dance number, go to karaoke tune, holiday party playlist, and they're all fun for festive corporate celebrations too! These songs are sure to keep your guests in the cheerful spirit of the season and on the dance floor until the very end of the evening!
(Disclaimer: Ed Sheeran may or may not be on here twice.)
1. “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
You can’t make a party playlist without including the latest chart-topper from the Biebs. First released by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber has been winning over hearts, recent playlists and dance floors alike since the day it dropped.
Lyrics you’ll love: Oh, you are/My sunrise on the darkest day/Got me feelin' some kind of way/Make me wanna savour every moment slowly, slowly
2. “Body Like a Back Road,” by Sam Hunt
This sweet, feel-good tune from recently married country crooner Hunt is both mellow and fun. You definitely don’t need to be a country music fan to appreciate it, and it works for anything from a upbeat first-dance song to a track on your corporate event playlist.
Lyrics you’ll love: Body like a back road, drivin' with my eyes closed/I know every curve like the back of my hand/Doin' 15 in a 30, I ain't in no hurry/I'mma take it slow just as fast as I can
3. “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
Not only is the message of this hit collaboration incredibly romantic, the gorgeous, synthesized arrangement and head-bobbing rhythm are completely infectious. Please take our advice + play this at your next event!
Lyrics you’ll love: I'm not looking for somebody/With some superhuman gifts/Some superhero/Some fairytale bliss/Just something I can turn to/Somebody I can kiss/I want something just like this
4. “Sweet Creature,” by Harry Styles
It’s true, there’s no One Direction song to offer you this time around, but a tender, guitar-backed solo from Harry Styles will help make up for it. This fresh, simple song is the perfect choice to sway to as newlyweds.
Lyrics you’ll love: Sweet creature, sweet creature/wherever I go, you bring me home
5. “Heatstroke,” by Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande
Harris’s uncharactaristically lighthearted album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (which also brought us hits like “Slide” and “Feels”) came out in June, and we’re loving this groovy track as an entrance song—but could also see the whole party getting low with cocktails in hand.
Lyrics you’ll love: Release, let go, and have a good time/Have a good, have a good time, yeah/Have a good, have a good time
6. “Shape of You,” by Ed Sheeran
Is a dance party really a dance party if you don’t play Ed Sheeran? This ubiquitously popular, marimba-inspired single was released in January and has made a home at the top of music charts all over the world—which means it belongs on your wedding playlist for sure.
Lyrics you’ll love: Girl, you know I want your love/Your love was handmade for somebody like me...I'm in love with the shape of you/We push and pull like a magnet do/Although my heart is falling too/I'm in love with your body
7. “Helium,” by Sia
Sia’s dreamy vocals celebrate the power of love to lift us up when we’re “down, down, down.” Dance to this song for the first time as newlyweds for a truly emotional, dramatic moment.
Lyrics you’ll love: Thought I could do all this on my own/But even Superwoman/Sometimes needed Superman's soul/Help me out of this hell/Your love lifts me up like helium/Your love lifts me up when I'm down down down
8. “Malibu,” by Miley Cyrus
Inspired by longtime love Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus wrote this happy, confessional single that captures the magic of romance in the California sunshine. Play this one for upbeat, yet low-key vibes at any event.
Lyrics you’ll love: We watched the sun go down as we were walking/I'd spend the rest of my life just standing here talking…. But here I am/Next to you/The sky is more blue/In Malibu
9. “Outside the Lines,” by Misterwives
This joyful, totally danceable anthem by Misterwives perfectly describes what it feels like to be high on love and having fun with friends. One listen and everyone will be all smiles and ready to party.
Lyrics you’ll love: Say, what we wanna/Do, make it all come true/Because nothing is impossible with you…. Open my eyes/To see you and I/Can’t believe this is life/We’re coloring outside the lines
10. “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran
Lyrics you’ll love: Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know/She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I'll share her home/I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets/To carry love, to carry children of our own
11. “The Cure,” by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s most recent single is the perfect catchall celebration song—from your getting-ready playlist to the last dance. This irresistible pop song about the healing power of love will make you want to throw your head back and jam out.
Lyrics you’ll love: So baby tell me yes/And I will give you everything/I will be right by your side/If I can't find the cure, I'll/I'll fix you with my love
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