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15 Awesome Celebration Songs for Your Next Big Party

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What’s a celebration without some music? There’s nothing like playing the best, most uplifting songs you have in your playlist as you celebrate a momentous event. You might be celebrating a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary, or just being around the people you love and cherish.

Many celebration songs have a great rhythm that you can dance along to, whereas others have beautiful lyrics that just makes you feel good. Our playlist is a combination of both – dance party music and sweet, soulful ballads that are sure to uplift your guests’ spirits.

So here’s our playlist for some of the best songs to play during any celebration.

The Carpenters – Top of the World

This might just be one of the most wholesome happy songs out there. It may play like a simple pop song, but you can’t deny that it’s got a catchy tune and some genuinely uplifting lyrics. And it doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating love, life, or a momentous event, Top of the World might just make you feel like you’re on top of the world each time you hear the song!

Celebratory lyrics: Everything I want the world to be

Is now coming true especially for me



And the reason is clear it’s because you are here

You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

Whitney Houston – One Moment in Time

This worldwide hit by the talented Whitney Houston was recorded specifically for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. And since then, it’s been a song that’s played time and again to celebrate achievements. One Moment in Time is about rising above the trials of life and coming out on top. It’s a song that’s sure to inspire people to give it their best shot no matter what challenges lie ahead.

Celebratory lyrics: I want one moment in time, when I’m more than I thought I could be

When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away, and the answers are all up to me

Give me one moment in time, when I’m racing with destiny

Then in that one moment of time I will feel, I will feel eternity



Queen – We Are the Champions

Have you recently won against your rival sporting team? Maybe your team has won first place in an academic endeavor? Whatever it is that you’ve achieved, We Are the Champions is the perfect song to sing as you’re celebrating your victory. The song is about all the trials you’ve faced to get to where you are. And now that you’ve achieved your ultimate goal, you have every right to celebrate!

Celebratory lyrics: We are the champions, my friend

And we’ll keep on fighting till the end

We are the champions

We are the champions

No time for losers

Cause we are the champions of the world

Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine

Sometimes, what you might be celebrating is finally getting together with the love of your life. While this event might be insignificant to other people, it may mean the world to you – so much so that it’s like you’re living the dream! Walking on Sunshine, while originally a love song, has become an anthem for people who feel so good to be celebrating something momentous in their life.

Celebratory lyrics: Now I’m walking on sunshine, whoa

I’m walking on sunshine, whoa

I’m walking on sunshine, whoa

And don’t it feel good

Hey, all right now

And don’t it feel good

Hey, yeah

Kool and the Gang – Celebration

No party is complete without this signature disco hit! Celebration might just be the most appropriate song to play when you’re celebrating a big life event – whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, or just a get together with friends. Celebration is an all-around feel-good party song that your guests are sure to appreciate. Because as soon as they hear the beat, they’re sure to be in the mood to get up and dance.

Celebratory lyrics: There’s a party goin on right here

A celebration to last throughout the years

So bring your good times and your laughter too

We gonna celebrate your party with you

Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA

Here’s a Miley Cyrus hit that has become a staple in every party. Party in the USA is such a catchy dance tune with lyrics that we can all relate to. After all, how many times have we been to a party feeling all nervous. And then when the perfect song comes on, we lose our inhibitions and just dance. Maybe when you hear this song, you’ll also feel confident enough to start dancing.

Celebratory lyrics: So I put my hands up, they’re playing my song,

The butterflies fly away

I’m noddin’ my head like yeah, movin’ my hips like yeah

I got my hands up, they’re playin’ my song

I know I’m gonna be OK, yeah, it’s a party in the USA

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Being in love is definitely a cause for celebration. In fact, the grandest celebration of love are weddings! And if you’re looking for a great dance song to play at your wedding, what better song is there to play than Let’s Stay Together? The song itself is like a vow to love each other through the good times and bad times, and it’s so much better that this a promise of love that you and your partner can dance to!

Celebratory lyrics: I’m, I’m so in love with you

Whatever you want to do as all right with me

Cause you make me feel, so brand new

And I want to spend my life with you

Let me say that since, baby, since we’ve been together

Loving you forever is what I need

Let me be the one you come running to

I’ll never be untrue

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

You might not think that a breakup is something to celebrate. On the contrary, getting over a breakup and coming out stronger is definitely worth a party! This song about finally breaking free of the bonds with a toxic person is a great dance hit; and you know you’ll be partying so much harder when you can relate to the lyrics:

Celebratory lyrics: Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?

Did you think I’d crumble?

Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Oh, no, not I, I will survive

Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive

I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give

And I’ll survive

Pharell Williams – Happy

Every celebration playlist needs that one feel-good song that’s sure to get everyone up off their seats to dance. For the younger crowd, this hit song by Pharell is that iconic song. Happy is, simply put, a song that celebrates being happy!

Celebratory lyrics: Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars

When you’re in love, there will be times when you just want to celebrate the person you love. They may be everything you’ve ever wanted and more, and you just want to pay tribute to how awesome they are. According to Chris Martin, the frontman of Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars is about when you just say to someone, whatever you do is awesome and I love you no matter what, even if you hit me in the face or steal my sandwich, whatever you do.” Now isn’t that just the sweetest?

Celebratory lyrics: Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars

Such a heavenly view, you’re such a heavenly view

Hall and Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True

Just listening to the intro of this song is enough to put you in a good mood. You Make My Dreams Come True is another one of those fun, happy songs that celebrate the person you love. It’s a song that’s about being able to take on the world because the person you love is right there with you along the way. You just want to twist and shout because you’re so lucky to find someone like them!

Celebratory lyrics: On a night when bad dreams become a screamer

When they’re messin’ with the dreamer, I can laugh it in the face

Twist and shout my way out, wnd wrap yourself around me

‘Cos I ain’t the way you found me, and I’ll never be the same

Oh, yeah, well, ’cause you, you make my dreams come true

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

But what if you’re single and have no significant other to celebrate? That’s not a problem for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, who created a song about celebrating yourself. Uptown Funk is one of those songs that will instantly light up your face once you start singing along. And you don’t even need a party to feel like celebrating how awesome you are!

Celebratory lyrics: I’m too hot (hot damn)

Call the po-lice and the fireman

I’m too hot (hot damn)

Make a dragon wanna retire, man

I’m too hot (hot damn)

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Here’s another reason to celebrate: accepting who you are. Lady Gaga is known for being very vocal about rights issues – especially minorities. In this song, she celebrates how diverse the world is because of all the many different people in it. And that includes people of different races, sexual orientations, and life beliefs. We’re all born the way we’re supposed to be and that’s reason enough to celebrate!

Celebratory lyrics: I’m beautiful in my way ’cause God makes no mistakes

I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way

Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set

I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way

James Brown – I Feel Good

Here’s another feel-good dance song to play when you’re celebrating and in the mood to party. This soul-funk hit from 1965 is known for being the perfect song to play when you’re at any party thanks to its catchy tune, wholesome lyrics, and phenomenal vocals.

Celebratory lyrics: Wo! I feel good, I knew that I would, now

I feel good, I knew that I would, now

So good, so good, I got you

Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World

To cap off our list, we have a song that trumps it all. While you have tons of songs celebrating love, yourself, and life, here’s a song that combines all of them into a jazz-pop tune that has stood the test of time. What a Wonderful World is the perfect celebration song for when you just want to be thankful for the life you’re living in this wonderful planet we call home.

Celebratory lyrics: I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Whatever you’re celebrating, we’ve got the perfect playlist to have on hand. So go compile these tunes so you can play them at your next party!

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