Prom Songs: Here’s 40 Songs To Dance The Night Away

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Going to the prom for a magical night is every high school student’s dream, but they are rarely magical without a good prom playlist, right?

For a magical night, you need to create a playlist with songs filled with magic. So you can focus on partying all night and having one of the most incredible nights of your life, we’ve created a collection of playlists that will come in handy once your magical prom night comes.

The Best Prom Songs in 2022

With old classics and new gems, these are some of the best high school prom songs in 2022:

  • Doja Cat – Say So
  • Juice WRLD – Girl Of My Dreams
  • 24kGoldn – Mood
  • BTS – Dynamite
  • Sadie Jean – WYD Now?
  • The Weeknd – Save Your Tears
  • Cardi B – Up
  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Ciara ft. Missy Elliott – 1, 2 Step
  • Megan Thee Stallion – Body

These songs are more than enough to get the party going throughout many high schools in the 2022 prom season.

All-Time Playlist of the Best Prom Songs

Modern songs are great, but some older songs just give off a certain feeling of nostalgia and energy. You might not know the artist or not even the title, but chances are you’ve heard of these famous songs of yesterday. Now, start cleaning your dance shoes and prep your prom dress to dance along to some of these all-time chart-toppers:

  • The Turtles – Happy Together
  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had The Time of My Life
  • The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
  • Robyn – Dancing On My Own
  • The Police – Every Breath You Take
  • Lady Gaga – Just Dance
  • Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
  • Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
  • Chicago – Colour My World

In any prom at any place, these all-time classics are sure to liven up the party.

Slow Dance Prom Songs

If there’s one part of prom night that is truly filled with magical moments and is one of life’s true once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it’s the experience of being out there on the dance floor swaying to the sweet sound of slow dance music while you and the one you love are in each other’s arms. These are our favorite slow dance prom songs:

  • Ariana Grande & Kid Cudi – Just Look Up
  • Ed Sheeran – Afterglow
  • Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  • Taylor Swift – Willow
  • FINNEAS – Only A Lifetime
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  • Jake Owen – Made For You
  • Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay
  • Justin Bieber – Holy
  • Joshua Bassett – Set Me Free

There may be many people at the prom, but when these classic slow dance songs for prom nights are playing, you’ll feel like you and your paramour are the only people in the world.

Classic Prom Dance Songs

Of course, if there’s a time for slow dancing at the prom, there’s a time to be carefree and go wild while dancing to classic prom dance songs.

  • Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Spice Girls – Wannabe
  • LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
  • NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye
  • Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester – Good Girls Go Bad
  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
  • Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
  • Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
  • Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance


That’s it for our list of the best of the best songs to add to your prom playlist for 2022. We hope that this playlist will be played during your magical evening and that every song will bring you back to the prom for many years after.

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About Jayden Buckley

Hi, my name is Jayden and I am author/editor for PlayTheTunes. I remember the first time I hopped on the drums, I was hooked. Music has played an enormous part of my life, and I'm honored I get to share my experiences with you!