Is the bachelor party of your best friend coming up and you are responsible for the music? Then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, you’ll learn which party hits you can’t miss to bring the mood to its peak.

From all-time classics to the hottest hits of the 90s to the bangers of the 2000s, we’ve put together the ultimate playlist for you. And because a JGA is only half as much fun without the right planning, there are also a few tips on how to organize your playlist perfectly. So get ready for the party of the year!

Bachelor Party Hits
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The Best All Time Classics

These songs have stood the test of time and are the undisputed kings of the dance floor. From disco fever to rock and roll, these all time classics will get everyone moving and are the centerpiece of any party.

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

  • Release date: 1983
  • With its unmistakable beat and legendary moonwalk, this song revolutionized the music world. It is synonymous with party and is guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor.

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

  • Release date: 1978
  • This song radiates pure energy. Freddie Mercury’s voice combined with Queen’s rocking sound makes this song an indispensable party hit.

The Beatles – Twist And Shout

  • Release date: 1963
  • A classic that makes young and old dance. The Beatles’ upbeat melody and charismatic vocals are timeless.

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

  • Release date: 1987
  • This song is the definition of fun and joy. Whitney’s powerful voice and the catchy beat are a guarantee for good mood.

AC/DC – Highway To Hell

  • Release date: 1979
  • A rock classic that heats up the mood at any party. The energetic melody and the charismatic vocals of Bon Scott are legendary.

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

  • Release date: 1978
  • The anthem for every party! This song is a symbol of strength and independence and makes everyone sing along.

The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

  • Release date: 2009
  • A modern classic that exudes optimism and joie de vivre. Perfect for turning night into day.

ABBA – Dancing Queen

  • Release date: 1976
  • The song is synonymous with party and good mood. With its timeless pop sound, it invites you to dance.

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

  • Release date: 1990
  • With its distinctive beat and iconic dance moves, this song is a must-have on any playlist.

Madonna – Like a Prayer

  • Release date: 1989
  • A song that provokes and invites you to dance at the same time. Madonna at her best.

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

  • Release date: 1977
  • With its unmistakable disco groove, this song is the epitome of the 70s and makes every dance floor shake.

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

  • Release date: 1986
  • A rock anthem that connects generations. The powerful melody and the rousing chorus are a guarantee for a rollicking mood.

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun

  • Release date: 1983
  • A feminist classic that celebrates freedom and independence – perfect for a girls’ night out.

The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

  • Release date: 1988
  • A song that invites you to sing along and keeps you in a good mood with its upbeat rhythm.

Village People – YMCA

  • Release date: 1978
  • A disco classic that has achieved cult status not only because of its catchy chorus, but also because of its characteristic dance moves.

OutKast – Hey Ya!

  • Release date: 2003
  • A modern classic that fills the dance floor with its unique sound and infectious chorus.

Earth, Wind & Fire – September

  • Release date: 1978
  • A funky beat that immediately catches your ear and gets your hips moving.

Ricky Martin – Livin’ la Vida Loca

  • Release date: 1999
  • This song will get any party going with its Latin flair and energetic melody.

Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

  • Release date: 1982
  • A nostalgic song that will get you in a rollicking mood with its upbeat sound and catchy chorus.

Prince – 1999

  • Release date: 1982
  • A song that catapults the party into the new millennium. With its futuristic sound and Prince’s charismatic voice, it’s an indispensable party hit.
Bachelor Party Songs
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The best hits of the 90s

The 90s was a decade full of iconic songs that still put us in a nostalgic dancing mood today. From the Spice Girls to Nirvana, these hits are the perfect trip back in time to an era of boy bands, girl power and grunge.

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

  • Release date: 1991
  • This song is the poster child of grunge and became the anthem of an entire generation. Kurt Cobain’s rebellious energy is still unmatched today.

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

  • Release date: 1990
  • A hip-hop classic that hit the charts with its catchy beat and iconic dance moves.

Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time

  • Release date: 1998
  • The song that made Britney a superstar. A pop milestone that has lost none of its appeal to this day.

Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way

  • Release date: 1999
  • The boy band sensation of the 90s. This song is synonymous with the pop culture of the decade.

Spice Girls – Wannabe

  • Release date: 1996
  • The song that brought girl power to dance floors. An absolute earworm that made the Spice Girls icons.

R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

  • Release date: 1991
  • A melancholic yet danceable hit that made its mark on the alternative rock scene of the ’90s.

2Pac – California Love

  • Release date: 1995
  • A hip-hop classic that defined the West Coast scene and made 2Pac a legend.

No Doubt – Don’t Speak

  • Release date: 1996
  • A song that combines the emotional depth of Gwen Stefani’s voice with an irresistible pop-rock sound.

Ricky Martin – Livin’ la Vida Loca

  • Release date: 1999
  • This song brought Latin pop to the charts and made Ricky Martin an international superstar.

Ace of Base – All That She Wants

  • Release date: 1992
  • A reggae-inspired pop hit that made the Swedish band famous worldwide and topped the charts in several countries.
Party songs
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The best hits of the 2000s

The 2000s brought forth an explosive mix of pop, hip-hop and electronic beats that changed the party landscape forever. From Beyoncé to Eminem, these songs define a decade that was more musically diverse and exciting than almost any other.

OutKast – Hey Ya!

  • Release date: 2003
  • A song that brilliantly combines hip-hop and pop. It became one of the best-selling singles of the 2000s.

Beyoncé – Crazy In Love

  • Release date: 2003
  • The song that made Beyoncé the Queen B. An explosive mix of R&B and hip-hop that topped charts worldwide.

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

  • Release date: 2003
  • An indie rock hit that took hearts by storm and remains a staple of every indie party to this day.

Rihanna – Umbrella

  • Release date: 2007
  • A song that made Rihanna a pop icon. “Umbrella” topped the charts worldwide and was named song of the year.

Eminem – Lose Yourself

  • Release date: 2002
  • A rap hit that inspired an entire generation. The song won an Oscar and is Eminem’s most successful single.

Lady Gaga – Poker Face

  • Release date: 2008
  • The song that made Lady Gaga a global phenomenon. An electrifying pop hit that took dance floors by storm.

Coldplay – Viva La Vida

  • Release date: 2008
  • An epic song that made Coldplay one of the biggest bands in the world. It won numerous awards, including a Grammy for Song of the Year.

Usher – Yeah!

  • Release date: 2004
  • An R&B and hip-hop classic that dominated the clubs of the 2000s and made Usher a superstar.

Amy Winehouse – Rehab

  • Release date: 2006
  • A soul hit that made Amy Winehouse an icon. The song is an honest and raw reckoning that gets under your skin.

Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

  • Release date: 2009
  • A song that exudes optimism and joie de vivre. It became the best selling digital song of all time and is a must have at any party.
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Playlist and party planning

You’re spoiled for choice: Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Deezer are just a few of the platforms where you can put together your perfect party playlist. Spotify, for example, offers the option to create shared playlists that all guests can join – but only if you want to!

Connect your devices

Before the party starts, you should make sure that your playlist can be played without any problems. Test the connection between your smartphone, tablet or laptop and the speaker system beforehand. Bluetooth, AUX cable or a WLAN connection can be your friends here.

And don’t forget: Also check if you have a stable Internet connection in case your songs are streamed online. No Internet? No problem! Most music apps offer the option to save playlists offline. So download your songs beforehand.

Attention: DJ control

We all know it: there’s always that one person who keeps changing the song and disrupting the flow of music. To prevent this, determine who has control over the music – ideally someone you trust and who has good taste in music. This will keep the party flowing and no one will be surprised by sudden music changes.

Final tips

Make sure you have a varied playlist. A mix of current hits, all-time classics and a few surprise songs will ensure that there is something for everyone’s musical tastes. From pop to rock, from hip-hop to electro – variety is the key to a successful party.

Think about where you can put on your music

Your JGA party will not only take place in one place? No problem! Whether it’s during a limo ride, on the party bus, or a cozy get-together in the backyard, plan in advance where and how you’ll put on your music. A portable Bluetooth speaker can be your best friend.

Be sure to plan for the bachelor or bachelorette’s favorite songs as well.

The bachelor party is a special day for the bachelorette or bachelor – and her or his favorite songs should definitely be on the playlist. Whether sinful hits from the 90s or the current favorite songs – this personal touch makes the party even more special and emotional.