Our Ultimate Prom Playlist Will Get You Pumped for the Big Night

Prom is great and all, but every girl knows it's the prom prep that really makes the night.

Nothing beats blasting music and glamming with gal pals before your date arrives and your parents obnoxiously snap photos.


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But with everything you need to do to get ready for the momentous occasion, the last thing you need to stress about is the pre-party playlist. Fear not, because we're here with 16 songs that are sure to get you pumped for the big night!

1. "Music Feels Better" by Selena Gomez

This lesser-known SelGo track is by far one of our all-time favorites. Music makes everything better, and this song is about listening to what sounds good with people who make you feel good. Perfect combo for a perfect evening.

2. "Who's That Chick?" by David Guetta f./Rihanna

The title of this song is what everyone at prom is about to say when they see your sassy self make her way to the event. Listening to this before you go out is sure to have your confidence rising, getting you ready to own the night!

3. "Till the World Ends" by Britney Spears

This classic track from our fave Britney album, Femme Fatale, says exactly what you have in mind for the night: "dancin' till the world ends." Put those party shoes on and prepare to get down!

4. "Glamorous" by Fergie f./Ludacris

There's no better song for the actual act of getting ready than this. Don't you feel like royalty the minute this track comes on?

5. "All About Tonight" by Pixie Lott

This upfliting track by Brit babe Pixie Lott reminds you to focus on the present (aka your major milestone night that lies ahead). Who cares about what's to come because it's "all about tonight!"

6. "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

This iconic pop song is, without question, one of our all-time faves. Whether it's prom or any other occasion to get amped for, nothing puts you in a more carefree, happy-go-lucky mood than this! Now go out there and live that teenage dream to the fullest.

7. "Til Death" by Wynter Gordon

The only thing on your mind right now is having fun at the biggest dance party of the year, and this track echoes your sentiments. Party like there's no tomorrow, tonight is your night.

8. "Timber" by Pitbull f./Kesha

We're all for Kesha's 2017 Rainbow era, but we'd be lying if we said we don't miss her party anthems. While the popstar has a slew of gems we can get down to, "Timber" truly makes us get up and dance. That whole "swing your partner round and round" line? That's our cue to grab a pal, lock arms and twirl.

9. "Marry the Night" by Lady Gaga

Whenever we're feeling nervous about a night out, nothing calms us down and lights us up quite like this empowering anthem from Lady Gaga. This song is telling you that the night is yours, so quit moping and make the most of it.

10. "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn

We love this song because it reminds us that there's no better prom date than, well, ourselves. Don't spend the evening worrying about whether or not your crush will ask you to dance. Be unafraid to dance alone like no one's watching and have people be in awe of your confidence.

11. "TiK ToK" by Kesha

Kesha's debut single solidified the singer as your new resident party girl, making this song the ultimate going-out track. You really can't put together this type of playlist without giving this classic a spot in the queue.

12. "Live for the Night" by Krewella

This song really needs no explanation, as its title makes it pretty clear. Take Krewella's advice, and live for the night!

13. "Dancing With the DJ" by The Knocks

If you're anything like us, you'll be the girl standing closest to the DJ booth all night long, either requesting songs or happily grooving to whatever the mixmaster is spinning. This song sums up that experience, so prepare to embrace it.

14. "Dance With Me" by Ra Ra Riot

In case you are gearing up for a little dance floor QT with your S.O. or crush, this is the song that will get you feeling all giddy leading up to that moment.

15. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

There's absolutely no such thing as a dance party without this legendary hit by the late, great Whitney Houston. The classic will instantly make you smile and feel grateful to be alive.

16. "Dress You Up" by Madonna

Prom is all about getting dressed up, so why not do it to the Queen of Pop's throwback bop "Dress You Up"? There's no such thing as getting ready without a little old-school Madonna.


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