The Perfect Pool Party Songs Playlist

Summer is here! It’s time to have fun under the sun. And so, what better way to start the summer than a pool party, right?

Whether you’re the host or you’re the one attending, you got to have the best songs on your playlist. The task of choosing songs, however, can be pretty stressful; after all, there are lots of songs out there that deserve to be listened to, don’t you think?

To help you out, here are the best music ideas and some suggested songs for your pool party playlist. With the mix of old and new jams, you’re sure to have a good time.


Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine, being released in 1983, is definitely one of the classics; it has been a hit through the years. This song can surely make you groove not only in summer but in any time of the year.

Some may call you “old school” for choosing this song, but they can’t deny how happy this song is, and you’re hoping to spread the good vibes around by playing it.

Smash Mouth — Walkin’ on the Sun

Walkin’ on the Sun is another old (but gold) song that deserves to be on your playlist. This was the rock band’s debut single and became an instant party playlist. It also climbed up various radio airplay charts.

The song is all about wondering what happened with the world; you better act now while you still have time. Same with your pool parties — you have to make the most out of it and enjoy!

Youtube: Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun

Clean Bandit — Rather Be

Clean Bandit, an electronic dance-pop group, released the joyous song “Rather Be” in 2014. The song sounds fresh with its violin-injected house beats; listeners got curious with the song’s vocals, stating Jess Glynne sounded like Natasha Bedingfield.

You’d definitely dance along to Rather Be, and its infectious tones tend to make you sing along. Don’t forget to include this in your pool party playlist.

Youtube: Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne [Official Video]

Zedd, Grey, Maren Morris — The Middle

The song “The Middle” is one of the more recent songs in this list, being released in 2018. This song is cute with modern tones and perfectly fits into its pop genre.

The song is ideal for a pool party playlist; it is perfect not only to dance to but to lounge around and relax.

Youtube: Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The Middle (Official Music Video)

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug — Havana

Who says songs with lyrics in multiple languages can’t be your jam? There’s Havana right down the alley.

When Havana plays, you’re bound to sing not only the English but also the Spanish parts of the song. You’d unleash your inner Camila Cabello as you jam along to this song.

Youtube: Camila Cabello

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Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk

Who doesn’t dance when Uptown Funk is on? This Bruno Mars song is sure to make even non-dancers bust their moves. The song was released in 2014, but it’s still making people dance years after.

It won’t be surprising to have Uptown Funk on your playlist as it exudes happiness and freedom — something that your party goers would like to experience.

Youtube: Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars

Troye Sivan — Youth

Some may not find this song fit for dancing, but Troye Sivan’s Youth is perfect when you’re just lounging by the pool, drinking and hanging out.

The song is about enjoying one’s youth, and thinking about the possibilities that come with youth. Troye Sivan’s voice is relaxing enough to make you sit back, relax and enjoy the party.

Youtube: Troye Sivan - YOUTH (Official Video)

Marshmello & Logic — Everyday

Released on March 2, 2018, Everyday is a song by Marshmello and Logic that talks about work ethics and a person’s motivators to keep going to work. You may have dealt with them once: stress, pressures, and failures. Perhaps that’s why you’re having a pool party to let loose and forget all about it.

The song’s lyrics say it all: work hard and party harder. You go to parties to have fun, and to release all the tension you’ve felt the past days. It’s nice then to have a song to sing along to something that seems to echo your thoughts, even with just a single line.

Youtube: Marshmello & Logic - EVERYDAY (Audio

Troye Sivan — My My My

It seems like one Troye Sivan song is not enough. My My My! was also released in 2018 as a single from Sivan’s sophomore album. The lyrics speak of freedom, liberation, and enjoyment.

This song is fit for a pool party as it tells you to throw all your cares to the wind, and just enjoy the happy moments. Let this be your life’s mantra, to move how you wish to, and to dance like no one’s watching. 

Youtube: Troye Sivan - My My My! (Lyrics)

LMFAO — Party Rock Anthem

Party Rock Anthem is an electro house song with a title that says it all: it’s the anthem for partying. You went to have a good time, and you WILL have a good time. LMFAO surely knew how to convey the message through its lyrics.

Probably you’re wondering if you’ve heard the song before, it’s because the song was used in various TV series, such as Glee, South Park, 2 Broke Girls, and Gossip Girl.

Youtube: LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem (Official Video)

Bruno Mars — That’s What I Like

One Bruno Mars song isn’t enough as well — there has to be another one on the list. “That’s What I Like” is something that you’d like for your pool party, would you not? With its melody that makes you want to move and dance along, this song is a perfect addition to your playlist.

The song is all about making the most of the moment and experiencing all the best life has to offer. Bruno Mars sings about how you can have all the luxuries there is, simply because you deserve it. It’s definitely fitting for a pool party; you’re there to have fun, and fun is what you’re going to get.

YouTube: Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like (Official Music Video)

There you go — ten songs deserving to be on your pool party playlist. Some you can dance along to, while some you can listen while hanging out. With these songs, you’re sure to have a good time.
What are you waiting for? Play those songs, have fun and enjoy your pool party!

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