Whatever type of party you are hosting, the music plays a big role in making the night a success or something that you want to quickly forget. We’ve all been to parties where the dance floor never fills and people are just waiting to leave. To make sure that you’re not the host of dance free fiesta, you need some party playlists in your back pocket that are filled with absolute belters guaranteed to get everyone moving.
This article is going to include 5 party music playlists from Spotify. They all exist solely to get people singing and dancing, so I hope you’re ready! If you don’t use Spotify, no problem. You will be able to see the full tracklist so you can recreate them on your chosen streaming platform or create a YouTube playlist.
The silent disco party playlists in this article will range from party classics to contemporary hits and from dance music to something a little funkier. So, regardless of your taste in music, there will be something on this list to get you and your friends moving and shaking next time you host a party.
Why do you need multiple playlists for a silent disco party?
When hosting a silent disco party it’s even more important to have several party playlists up your sleeve. This is because one of the best things about a silent disco event is the fact you can switch between three channels and each one is playing a different song. So, you could be screaming your head off to some Marvin Gaye, while your neighbour is two-stepping to some Swedish House Mafia.
That’s why we’ve listed various party playlists. With this list, you’ll be able to host a silent disco party that pleases everybody’s music tastes and witness some hilarious moments as dancing styles clash!
1) Ultimate Party Classics
Our first silent disco music playlist is filled with tunes that will get the party started with classics from across the decades. Whether you’re 18 or 80, this playlist will have you on your feet. The playlist has music from as far back as the ’60s, a good chunk of ‘80s classics, and plenty of contemporary bangers. The Supremes, Tina Turner, Kanye West, Scissor Sisters, you name it, it’s in there!
More than 800,000 people follow this Spotify party playlist. Ultimate Party Classics has 80 songs with a total of 5 hours of playing time. So, you can stick this on one of the Silent disco headphone channels and give your guests a whole night of boogie-worthy songs!
Our personal favourite from the collection of 80 party classics has got to be I’m Coming Out – Dianna Ross. Is there anyone who doesn’t dance to this?!
2) Now 100 Hits Party
Now That’s What I Call Music dominated the CD era of party playlists. There was a copy of it in everyone’s car and it’s fueled plenty of sing-alongs across the years. The good news is that Now That’s What I Call Music has lots of online party playlists which are perfect for silent disco music.
This collection of 100 party songs is spread across five albums which you can play back-to-back through one of your silent disco headphone channels. It has everything you want from a party music playlist; Steps, James Brown, Justin Timberlake, Avicii, Craig David, Olly Murs, Shaggy! The list goes on and on. The more you look at it, the more you just want to turn up the volume and start dancing.
It’s hard to pick a favourite from this playlist but you can’t go wrong with Gold – Spandau Ballet. It’s an 80’s classic that will have everyone singing loudly.
3) Spotify’s Dance Party
So far, we’ve catered to the sing-along crew so it’s only fair if we show you something for a strict dance music playlist. Spotify’s Dance Party playlist is filled with some of the best electronic dance music. The greatest thing about this playlist is that it’s regularly updated. So, if you’re a serial silent disco party host, you’ll have fresh new dance tunes to play to your guests every time. Your friends will be wowed with your musical knowledge but secretly you haven’t lifted a finger since the last party!
With over 4.5 million followers this playlist obviously delivers the goods for a lot of party hosts. It includes 125 of the hottest dance music tracks with over 7 hours of playtime. So, any of your guests who are into their dance music will be satisfied all night long.
You can expect lots of house music with a sprinkling of garage and trance. The playlist is almost too good to pick a favourite but if we have to, it would probably have to be Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) – Fred Again. He encapsulated perfectly how we all felt during the lockdown while dance floors were firmly closed. This song should get everyone dancing a hugging together in a circle, something we’ve all missed!
4) Hip-Hop Classic Party
Most of you reading this are probably going to want to get down to some hip-hop at some point during your silent disco party. If you’ve got a sing-along channel, a dance music channel, and a hip-hop channel, you’ve got all bases covered. Everyone will have something that they like to listen to and the mash-up of dance moves you see will just be amazing!
Spotify’s Hip-Hop Classics Party playlist has almost 20,000 followers with a total of 95 songs. That’s more than six hours of hip-hop royalty blaring through your silent disco headphones. So, you can relax and enjoy the party and not have to worry about constantly changing the songs.
The playlist includes Outkast, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Drake and a whole lot more. It has every rap legend imaginable and is filled with songs you love but probably haven’t listened to for a while! To give you a flavour of how good this playlist is, our highlight is Lighters Up – Lil’ Kim.
5) Funk & Soul Classics
Finally, we promised you something a little funkier. This playlist is perfect for your third silent disco channel if you know for a fact that your guests won’t like electronic dance music or hip-hop. Instead, you can keep it old-school with some of the best all-time funk and soul favourites. It will get the hips moving and the shoulders jiving for anyone that listens to this channel.
The Funk & Soul Classics party playlist has over 1 million followers, 80 songs and a total of 5 and a half hours of playtime. That should be plenty to keep your guests entertained for the duration of the night.
You can expect to hear legends such as Curtis Mayfield, Dusty Springfield, Jackson Sisters, Kool & The Gang and lots more. We had to pick the silky smooth voice of Al Green for our playlist highlight. Tired Of Being Alone – Al Green is the perfect end of the night song that will have everyone holding hands and singing along.
Host your own silent disco party
Now that you’ve got a supply of quality party playlists, there’s no stopping you from hosting one of the best silent disco parties that your friends and family have ever been to. You’ll impress them with the depth and breadth of your musical knowledge that was able to fill three whole channels with amazing music for the whole night. They won’t know what to do with themselves apart from dance the night away.
If you want to find out more about all the equipment you need to host a silent disco, head over to our Silent Disco Hire page where you can find details about prices and how to contact us. We can’t wait to speak with you! In the meantime, enjoy the playlists!
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