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Beach Party Songs

Marlene Alphonse
The sun, the surf and the sand - the three basic requirements for the beach culture can often be felt in some songs meant to create that sea-water infused air of fun. The climate and the location are always begging for a party, so it pays to have a few good party songs to dance along to.
There are hundreds of songs that may sound good on the beach. You can choose any song that has good beats and can make people groove to the music. If you are hosting a party, then you must select songs wisely that will not only keep the mood of the party but also make it a lively one. Here is a list of some of the best dance numbers that are a craze among the masses.

List of Beach Party Songs

Songs for a beach party should be the ones that are peppy and groovy. These songs are sure to make you sway to the rhythm. Here are some popular dance songs that are sure to keep your guests on their toes
  • California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Surf City - Jan and Dean
  • Barbara Ann - The Regents
  • Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft
  • Catch a Wave - The Beach Boys
  • Island Feeling - Ten Feet
  • Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Heatwave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys
  • Bang the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
  • Spill the Wine - Eric Burden & War
  • Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole
  • Vacation - The Go Go's
  • Wipe Out - The Surfaris
  • Summer in the City - Loving Spoonful
  • Sealed With a Kiss - Brian Hyland
  • Fun Fun Fun - The Beach Boys
  • Bumble Boogie - B. Bumble & the Stingers
  • Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
  • La Bamba - Richie Valens
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Best Songs for a Beach Party

Various artistes have sung songs that are appropriate to create the mood for a beach party. With its foot tapping music, these songs give you the feel of summer days, sway to the moves and also give you the effect of a party hosted near a beach (even though you may be partying in a pub or at home)
  • Funkytown - Lipps Inc.: This hit song by Lipps Inc. is sure to give a head on to your party with its pumping music. This song is sure to receive an enthusiastic response from your guests.
  • Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys: Listening to this toe-tapping, upbeat harmony will give you a good and happy feeling.
  • Hot, Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter: This infectious and undeniably motivating song will test the animal instinct in your friends and bring out the wild side of even your most conservative guests.
  • Stir it Up - Bob Marley: The Jamaican styles accompanied by the rhythms of steel drums a la Bob Marley will make your worries melt away and create a tropical paradise in your mind.
  • Walking on Sunshine Katrina & the Waves: This is another feel good song with its toxic tempo that will linger in your mind long after the song has ended. You will have your guests swinging to its beats.
  • Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding: Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay will make your guests turn to the nostalgia of carefree childhood, with a cheerful, lilting whistle that will leave them feeling warm all over.
  • Red Rag Top - Tim McGraw: A perfect soundtrack to a Utopian summer day by the beach side, this song will make your guests travel back to a time of carefree living and adolescent love.
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet: This timeless and ever popular classic is the ultimate example of a beach anthem.
  • Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson: Your guests will have fun trying to keep up with the quick, catchy lyrics of this song, making it a cherished memory.
  • Hotel California - The Eagles: This hauntingly mellow song will get your guests swaying to its beautiful tune.
  • Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow: Enjoy the rocking ambiance of your party with Sheryl Crow taking the lead," I'm gonna tell everyone to lighten up".
  • In The Summertime - Shaggy: This fast-talking, reggae style song with a modernized and revived music style will have your guests screaming for a 'Once More'.

Latest Beach Party Numbers

The recent times have also seen a rise in the number of songs that are acclaimed as fast-moving, groovy dance numbers. The following list comprises songs of popular artistes, whose songs are being played in every disco.
  • Let's Go Out And Dance - Akcent
  • Call Again - AlexUnder Base (feat. Lys)
  • Loca - Shakira (feat Dizzee Rascal)
  • Rise up - Yves Larock
  • Everything - Pitbull (feat. Ne-yo, Afrojack, & Nayer)
  • Hit The Floor - Jennifer Lopez
  • Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  • Liv Tonight - Nelly Ft. Keri Hilson
  • Where Them Girls At - David Guetta (feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj)
  • No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa
  • Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
  • International Love - Pitbull (feat. Chris Brown)
  • Me Love - Sean Kingston
These were some of the best dance songs, that have been played in every celebration or get together. Even if you are not throwing a party by the beach side, playing these songs will make your guests feel the surf. Have fun!