One of my favorite family activities is family dance party. It’s easy, inexpensive, and everyone can participate.
We’ve been doing family dance parties for several year so we have a family dance party playlist already set up. Over the years, we add new songs that fit our criteria of being “clean” and very “danceable” (yes, I just made that word up).
Since I’m always recommending family dance parties as a family activity, I thought I should probably share our dance party playlist to get you started! Below are the songs we play for our dance parties.
Family Dance Party Playlist Songs
- Can’t Stop the Feeling (from “Trolls”) by Justin Timberlake
- Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper
- Cupid Shuffle by Cupid
- Dynamite by Taio Cruz
- Gangnam Style by PSY
- Happy (from “Despicable Me 2”) by Pharrell Williams
- Harlem Shake by Baauer
- Hey Ya! by Outkast
- I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
- I Like to Move It (from “Madagascar”) by will.i.am
- Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
- Jump by Kris Kross
- Love Shack by the B-52’s
- Macarena by Los Del Rio
- Mickey by Toni Basil
- Respect by Aretha Franklin
- Single Ladies by Beyoncé
- Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees
- Thriller by Michael Jackson
- Twist and Shout by the Beatles
- U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer
- Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
- Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles
- Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silentó
- We Are Family by Sister Sledge
- We Got the Beat by the Go-Go’s
- What I Like About You by the Romantics
- Whip My Hair by Willow Smith
- Who Let the Dogs Out? by Baha Men
- Whoomp (There It Is) by Crazy Frog
- YMCA by Village People
How to Create Your Playlist
Back in the “olden” days, we would keep a stack of CD’s next to the CD player and rotate through different songs. Thankfully, technology has made creating a playlist MUCH easier.
Now you can set up a playlist on Spotify (free if you don’t mind ads). You can upgrade to a paid membership to get rid of the ads (prices start at $9.99/month).
Since we have an Amazon Echo I just like to tell Alexa to turn on our music.
If you are an Amazon Prime member, you automatically get Prime Music (ad-free, on-demand access to over 2 million songs). Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial
You can also access Amazon’s entire music library (tens of millions of songs!) via Amazon Music Unlimited. It’s a subscription-based service (starting at $7.99/month) that gives you the ability to download the music so you can listen to it even when you’re offline. Try Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial (you can change or cancel anytime).
You can also set up your family dance party playlist on YouTube. All of the songs listed above are on my YouTube “Family Dance Party” playlist.
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