About to host a pool party for adults or kids? Then play these songs that will make your pool party a dance party too!

Party Rock Anthem

This song by LMFAO is the definition of a party song. You and your kids will want to “shake it” while listening to this anthem. It’s best for a dance-off where children can just perform freestyle moves. The song is so catchy and ideal for every pool party.


Pharrell William’s song became a hit because it’s a cheerful song that will make everyone dance even if they claim they don’t dance. The song, which was one of the soundtracks of the movie Despicable Me 2, offers a positive vibe. Combine it with the entertainment that a swimming pool brings, and you’ll have one hell of a pool party right in your backyard!


Performed by Sheppard, the melody of this song will surely make you say “Geronimo!” while dancing to the beat of its drums. No pool party playlist would be complete without this song.

Counting Stars

One Republic will definitely make your kids count stars in broad daylight! Well, at least not literally. This song is tuneful even for youngsters, making it an excellent song for pool parties. That is, if you want the party to be a blast!

Can’t Stop the Feeling


Let Justin Timberlake make the party magical with his singable hit song that became popular thanks to the movie “Trolls.” Kids probably already know and even memorize the lyrics of this song already, making it one of the best pool party songs you can play.

Uptown Funk

Every pool party needs a Bruno Mars song. This song by Mark Ronson features the multi-Grammy awardee Bruno Mars and will make swimmers hit their “Hallelujah” happily.

Rather Be

Dance to the rhythm of Clean Bandit’s song featuring Jess Glynne. This song will make you stake out on a mission to find your inner peace while performing your favorite jolly dance steps.

All About That Bass

Be like Meghan Trainor who doesn’t worry about her size. This song isn’t just about self-acceptance but also has an excellent tune that will make you dance in a relaxed way.

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Now, these eight songs may be perfect for pool parties, but let’s be honest. After the pool party, the pool cleaning comes in. Why don’t you make that a fun activity with music too?

These are the best songs to play while you’re cleaning your pool:

Walking on Sunshine

Performed by Katrina & the Waves, this is obviously perfect for pool cleaning not just because of the name of the band. It may be old, but it will cause you to go all goofy and your feet to get loose. Walk on sunshine (around your pool) while you collect debris with your basket skimmer!

Best Day of My Life

Performed by American Authors, the song will make pool cleaning bearable. Just because it’s pool cleaning day doesn’t mean you have to whine and be miserable, right?


Santana never disappoints. Pair him up with Rob Thomas, and you’ll have smooth sailing (pun intended) pool cleaning activity that’ll you’ll surely enjoy.

Ain’t It Fun

Dance to Paramore’s famous song about the real world. After all, pool cleaning is the reality that comes right after a fantastic pool party. Your kids enjoyed, now you shall clean. Make it fun with an upbeat song to keep you productive.

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