Played at events across the globe, line dancing songs can be traced all the way back to the 1970s. It was during the disco era that they evolved and became a regular occurrence at weddings, high school dances, and sporting events.
At the next party you attend, we recommend requesting that the DJ plays these popular line dancing songs. They’re guaranteed to get people out of their seats and dancing the night away!
“Cha Cha Slide”
This list would not be complete without the “Cha Cha Slide.” Released in 2000, this hit single from DJ Casper has become the quintessential line dancing song and is even taught in gym classes across America today.
One of the most successful songs of all time, Michael Jackson’s 1943 hit is synonymous with the iconic music video where Jackson leads costumed zombies in the ultimate line dance.
The “Conga” is another essential line dance song that should be on your party playlist. The song comes from the band Miami Sound Machine (featuring lead singer Gloria Estefan) on their 1985 album, Primitive Love.
This song is among the greatest dance songs in music history. No matter what, you’re guaranteed to see everyone gather, sing, and move their arms in letter formation when this song comes on.
Los del Rio’s Spanish dance song uses a variant of the clave rhythm. “Macarena” topped Billboard’s list of all-time Spanish songs, and its infectious lyrics and beat still have people dancing on command today.
If the five we’ve mentioned aren’t enough, below you’ll find a few more fabulous line dancing songs.
⦁ “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” —Brooks & Dunn
⦁ “The Time Warp”—Rocky Horror Picture Show
⦁ “The Hustle”—Van McCoy
⦁ “Gangnam Style”—Psy
⦁ “The Twist”—Chubby Checker
⦁ “Walk It Out”—UNK
⦁ “Teach Me How To Dougie”—Cali Swag District
⦁ “Crank That”—Soulja Boy
⦁ “Cotton Eye Joe”—Rednex
⦁ “Cupid Shuffle”—Cupid
⦁ “Electric Slide”—Marcia Griffiths