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10 Best Party Songs

Everyone's got their perfect party song playlist, full of tracks you play when company is coming and you not only aim to please, but you also want to get people singing along and dancing. When we asked AOL Radio listeners to rate their favorite party songs, we got tracks from all genres and eras -- featuring everyone from Michael Jackson to the Bee Gees. Check out the 10 Best Party Songs -- hopefully they'll give you inspiration for your next bash.
10
'Just Dance'
Our favorite-costumed pop star Lady Gaga released her first album in April of 2008 -- and it didn't take long for 'Just Dance' to quickly became the second best-selling digital song of all time.
Lady Gaga Just Dance
09
'Sexy Back'
Written by Justin Timberlake and produced by Timbaland, the party song classic has elements of Prince and David Bowie -- as well as influence from Bowie and David Byrne's cover of James Brown's 1970 'Sex Machine.' The song went on to win both a People's Choice Award and a MTV Video Music Award for Timbaland.
Justin Timberlake Sexy Back
08
'The Way I Are'
Timbaland's second No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, 'The Way I Are' features a sample from Salt-n-Pepa's 'Push It' sung by Keri Hilson.
Timbaland The Way I Are
07
'Baby Got Back'
Causing controversy at its release, this outspoken hip-hop party favorite was actually banned by MTV for a brief time, before going to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks and even winning a Grammy in 1992.
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
06
'Stayin' Alive'
Featured in the opening scene to 1977's 'Saturday Night Fever', this party song wasn't originally meant to be a single, but was subsequently released after fans called radio stations and RSO Records after hearing the song in the movie trailer.
Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
05
'Don't Stop Believing'
An '80s classic and karaoke party favorite, 'Don't Stop Believing' is often belted by the worst of singers; but many don't realize that while the song references "South Detroit," there is, in fact, no such thing as South Detroit in Detroit.
Journey Don't Stop Believing
04
'Pour Some Sugar on Me'
The band's signature song and an MTV 'Say What? Karaoke' lyrical tongue twister, this song hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, going on to rank No. 1 in MTV's 'Top 100 Videos of All Time' as well as No. 2 in VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the '80s.'
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me
03
'Livin' on a Prayer'
After the 9/11 attacks, Bon Jovi performed this song at 'The Concert for New York City' as well as 'America: A Tribute to Heroes.' It also previously beat out the No. 8 'Party Song' from this very list to hit be No. 1 in VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the '80s.'
Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer
02
'Thriller'
Featuring one of the most well-known dances of all time (and a perennial Halloween favorite), 'Thriller' is considered to be one of Jackson's signature songs.
Michael Jackson Thriller
01
'We Will Rock You'
Often sung back-to-back with Queen's hit, 'We Are the Champions' at sports games, this top party song features clapping and stomping effects recorded by the band that were overdubbed hundreds of times to create the effect of a stadium-sized crowd.
Queen We Will Rock You
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