60+ Perfect Prom Songs for an Unforgettable Night

Put on your dancing shoes!

Electric Boogie by Martin Griffiths.

For many teens, prom is one of the most exciting events in high school. If you’re involved in planning, it’s also the culmination of a year’s worth of prep work, which is why you want to get all the details just right—the venue, the decorations, and last but certainly not least, the music! From retro beats that get everyone dancing, like “YMCA” and “Shout,” to more current songs from artists like Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, there’s plenty of variety to keep the crowd on the dance floor all night long. Whether you’re a student on a prom committee or a class advisor, chaperone, or administrator, you’re sure to find tunes that sing to you on our list of the best prom songs.

(As a reminder, everyone has their own ideas about what’s appropriate to share with students. Always review songs ahead of time to see if they’re right for your school’s prom.)

Prom Songs for Slow Dancing

1. All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo

2. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

3. Faithfully by Journey


4. Perfect by Ed Sheeran

5. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

6. Amazed by Lonestar

7. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

8. I’ll Be by Edwin McCain

9. You and Me by Lifehouse

10. Turn to Stone by Ingrid Michaelson

11. At Last by Etta James

12. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran.

13. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith.

14. Collide by Howie Day

15. Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

16. Lover by Taylor Swift

Prom Songs That Make You Bust a Move

17. Is It True by Tame Impala

18. Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper

19. Electric Slide by Marcia Griffiths

Electric Slide by Marcia Griffiths.

20. YMCA by The Village People

21. Macarena by Los Del Rio

22. Footloose by Kenny Loggins

23. Shout by the Isley Brothers

24. Twist and Shout by the Isley Brothers

25. Teach Me How to Dougie by Cali Swag District

26. Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega

27. Whip My Hair by Willow Smith

Whip My Hair by Willow Smith.

28. Dancing Queen by ABBA

29. Cupid Shuffle by Cupid

30. Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga (TikTok Remix)

Upbeat Prom Songs

31. Say So by Doja Cat

32. Beggin‘ by Maneskin

33. Levitating by Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby

34. Goosebumps by Travis Scott

35. As It Was by Harry Styles

36. That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars

37. Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) by Kid Cudi, MGMT, Ratatat

38. Flowers by Miley Cyrus

39. Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus

Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus.

40. I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas

41. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

42. Crazy in Love by Beyoncé

43. Just Dance by Lady Gaga

44. Celebration by Kool & the Gang

Celebration by Kool & the Gang.

45. I Want You Back by the Jackson Five

46. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham!

47. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.

48. Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay

49. Happy by Pharrell

50. Intentions by Justin Bieber

51. Better When I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainor

Songs to End the Night

52. Bad Habit by Steve Lacy

53. Time of Our Lives by Pitbull and Ne-Yo

54. I’ve Had the Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

55. It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye by Boyz II Men

56. In My Life by the Beatles

57. A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

58. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

59. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

60. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

Don't Stop Believing by Journey.

61. Last Dance by Donna Summer

62. Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

63. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

64. I Don’t Want This Night to End by Luke Bryan

65. Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac

Don't Stop by Fleetwood Mac.

66. The Dog Days Are Over by Florence + the Machine

67. We’re All in This Together by the High School Musical Cast

Like this list of prom songs and looking for more ideas? Check out The Big List of School-Appropriate Songs To Keep Everyone Pumped Up and Motivated.

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Prom is such a special time in any teenager's life and music is a big part of that. Check out our big list of favorite prom songs!