7 Best 90s Party Songs Albums 
Play the best 90s party songs and you’ll really want to get up and dance. Even if you weren’t born before the year 2000. If you were born sometime long before that, like me, then it’s a very welcome trip down memory lane when you hear the best party songs of the 90s.
I spent the first half of 90s doing my A-levels and degree – the latter at Salford University in the midst of the Madchester era. During the second half I travelled the world, including a year in Australia, then lived and worked in Liverpool and London. So the party hits of the 90s were the soundtrack to all that.
I was between my mid-teens and mid-twenties during the decade, so I’m pretty familiar with the party songs from the 90s. So whether you want to create a 90s music playlist for a party or take a nostalgic look at the party songs of the 1990s, this guide to the top 90s party songs albums should sort you out.
Best 90s party songs albums comparison chart
|I Love the 90s||60||Amazon|
|90s Dance Anthems||26||Amazon|
|The Hits Album: The 90s Album||80||Amazon|
|Made in the 90s||60||Amazon|
|NOW Forgotten 90s||100||Amazon|
7 of the best 90s party song albums
I Love The 90s
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not cool. Even though my brother-in-law did play some of the best 90s dance songs in the UK at the Ministry of Sound. I toiled rather than danced my way through the 90s club scene in Manchester, working at The Boardwalk and hanging out with my then-boyfriend rather than going to the Hacienda and its ilk. Of course I heard a lot of the best 90s dance party songs while working, though.
The best rave songs of the 90s for me had lyrics – and thus this LP contains some of the best rave tunes of the 90s. This is smooth dance music you can sing along to. Such as Urban Cookie Collective’s The Key, The Secret, Space Cowboy by Jamiroquai and Haddaway’s What Is Love? (Have you seen the YouTube video of people dancing to the latter, by the way? It’s epic! One of the biggest 90s dance hits on YouTube ever).
90s Dance Anthems
This is a CD we own and love. You can play the best 90s party music directly from this if you’re looking for dance tracks. Though there are just two CDs, they’re all top quality tunes for your 90s party songs list.
Examples? Kick off with Fatboy Slim’s Praise You, move onto Let Me Be Your Fantasy by Baby D, Insomnia by Faithless and Robert Miles’ Children, then end with Felix’s Don’t You Want Me. It’s a great 90s party mix when you want to dance.
The Hits Album: The 90s Album
The 90s wasn’t only about dance. For some the ultimate 90s party playlist doesn’t focus solely – or even at all – on club-style floorfillers. More mainstream artists like Hanson, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Vanilla Ice and Five can be found on this one.
There are 40 CDs here, with 80 tracks in total, so surely there’s something for everyone. Acts I’d admit to listening to back then include the Manic Street Preachers, Crowded House, Texas, M People and Jamiroquai. If you want the best 90s dance songs for weddings or other parties with guests of all ages, this one should be a crowd-pleaser.
Sunset Ibiza is for those looking for a more chilled-out kinda vibe, or music for what one of my sixth form pals called ‘a gathering’ rather than a party. Or perhaps tunes for later on in the evening, when everyone’s worn out from dancing. Some of us aren’t as young as we used to be. Throwing shapes to the best dance songs of the 90s will wear us out eventually.
Tunes from this one I’d most like to spin include The Beloved’s Sweet Harmony, a more laid-back version of Inner City’s Good Life, and Chime by Orbital. This one’s more likely to have tracks you haven’t heard of – and none of the biggest hits of the 90s – but isn’t discovering new (old) music all part of the experience?
Made in the 90s
Back to the mighty Ministry of Sound now for Made in the 90s. If you were, you might love the tongue-in-cheek title. (This Ministry was around long before the Ministry of Magic, by the way.)
This one’s also thinner on the ground when it comes to dance hits, but makes a great 90s party music playlist due to the variety of tracks. You’ll find The Cardigans, Babybird, Deee-lite, Pulp, Oasis, Space, The Corrs and many more – it’s a veritable mixed bag of hits. Some of the best 90s songs in my books, when Britpop and indie bands were my favourites.
Stuck between various types of music? The best of the 90s can be found on this collection from Magic. Tracks range from mainstream picks from acts like Kylie Minogue, Boyzone and the Spice Girls to cooler tunes from Lenny Kravitz, Duran Duran and Livin’ Joy.
Magic know a thing or two about creating the best 90s songs playlist, so throw on this CD and there will surely be something everyone loves (and loathes). Don’t miss D:Ream – Things Can Only Get Better was the signature song of the Labour Party’s landslide election win in 1997 and the track featured Professor Brian Cox.
NOW Forgotten 90s
Arguably not the best songs of the 90s, agreed, but fun 1990s party music for sure. There are some you might rather forget – like Jimmy Nail, S Club 7 and Partners in Kryme (don’t ask), but there’s also some fabulous 90s party hits.
Can I tempt you, perhaps, with Kula Shaker, The Soup Dragons, The Beloved, Enigma, Shaft, Madness or Terrorvision? I worked the night the latter played The Boardwalk, and it was very busy and lively in there! Classic 90s party songs, some of these.
Which 90s party songs will you be playing?
There’s some great 90s party music to play next time you get together with friends, whether it’s to chill out or jump around your living room. From classic party songs of the 90s to the best 90s dance songs to party to, use any of these as the basis for your 90s party playlist and no one will be able to resist singing along or getting up on the dancefloor!
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