60 Prom Songs for an Unforgettable Night

Add these danceable prom songs to your playlist for an unforgettable night.

Published March 21, 2023
Teenagers and young adults in formalwear at party

What makes the best prom songs? They have to have a great beat, inspiring lyrics, and remind you of the fun times you and your friends experienced throughout your time in high school. From dance-worthy hits to slow songs you can dedicate to your boo or crew, we've got you covered. Add these prom songs to your playlist for the big day to make it a night you'll remember forever.

Top 20 Songs for Prom

The school year's coming to an end, and all you want to do is let loose on the dancefloor with your best buddies. These top 20 prom songs include a variety of genres, like pop, hip-hop, rap, and country - and they're sure to get the crowd going.

  1. About Damn Time by Lizzo (2022)
  2. As It Was by Harry Styles (2022)
  3. good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo (2021)
  4. STAR WALKIN' (League of Legends Worlds Anthem) by Lil Naz X (2022)
  5. Old Town Road by Lil Nas X (2019)
  6. Made You Look by Meghan Trainor (2022)
  7. Rain On Me by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande (2020)
  8. INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow) by Lil Nas X (2021)
  9. Heat Waves by Glass Animals (2020)
  10. Dance Monkey by Tones and I (2019)
  11. I'm Good (Blue) by Bebe Rexha and David Guetta (2022)
  12. Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran (2021)
  13. WHATS POPPIN by Jack Harlow (2020)
  14. The Motto by Tiesto and Ava Max (2022)
  15. Cold Heart- PNAU Remix by Elton John and Dua Lipa (2021)
  16. Coming In Hot by Andy Mineo (2018)
  17. Get Into It (Yuh) by Doja Cat (2021)
  18. Dynamite by BTS (2020)
  19. Post Malone (feat. RANI) by Sam Feldt (2019)
  20. Starships by Nicki Minaj (2012)

Prom Music to Celebrate Being Single

Going to prom solo or with friends can be just as much fun (if not more fun!) than going with a date. Request one of these fun prom songs to celebrate being unattached at the event.

  • Flowers by Miley Cyrus (2023)
  • Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce (2008)
  • thank u, next by Ariana Grande (2019)
  • Kings & Queens by Ava Max (2020)
  • Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson (2004)
  • Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld (2015)
  • Ridin' Solo by Jason Derulo (2010)
  • Best Friend (Feat. Doja Cat) by Saweetie (2021)
  • Break My Soul by Beyonce (2022)
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Best Prom Songs for Slow Dances

Teenage couple dressed for prom, slow dancing

Love them or hate them, slow songs are a part of prom. They can give you a chance to swing by the photo booth or ask that special someone to dance. These slow songs for prom are perfect for the occasion.

  • Lavender Haze by Taylor Swift (2022)
  • Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush (1985)
  • I Like You (A Happier Song) by Post Malone and Doja Cat (2022)
  • Ghost by Justin Bieber (2021)
  • Die For You by The Weeknd (2016)
  • Lover by Taylor Swift (2019)
  • Under the Influence by Chris Brown (2019)
  • ily (i love you baby) by Surf Mesa and Emilee (2020)
  • Night Changes by One Direction (2014)
  • Kiss Me Moore (feat. SZA) by Doja Cat (2021)

Throwback Songs to Play at Prom

Teenage couple having fun at prom

Who doesn't love a throwback? Songs from the early 2000s likely defined your childhood, and we know you know every word by heart. Throw a few (or several) of these fun older prom songs into the mix to encourage everyone to get on the dance floor.

  • Mr. Brightside by The Killers (2004)
  • Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland (2006)
  • Dancing Queen by ABBA (1976)
  • Party in the U.S.A by Miley Cyrus (2009)
  • Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys (1997)
  • Replay by Iyaz (2009)
  • Memories (feat. Kid Cudi) by David Guetta (2010)
  • Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna (2007)
  • We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae) by fun (2012)
  • Hey, Soul Sister by Train (2009)
  • Paper Planes by M.I.A (2007)
  • Toxic by Britney Spears (2003)
  • Viva La Vida by Coldplay (2008)
  • Don't Stop Me Now by Queen (1979)
  • Feel It Still by Portugal. The. Man (2017)
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston (1987)
  • Born This Way by Lady Gaga (2011)
  • Wannabe by Spice Girls (1996)
  • Fireflies by Owl City (2009)
  • Umbrella by Rihanna and JAY-Z (2006)

Prom Songs Everyone Will Love

Prom is a significant milestone and one you'll look back on for the rest of your life. Wear whatever makes you feel special, surround yourself with great friends, and play all your favorite songs. However you decide to celebrate, we hope it's the night of your dreams.

60 Prom Songs for an Unforgettable Night