Songs to Play
at a Pool Party

Whether you are planning a pool party or attending one this summer, you must have great songs to play!

Songs to Play at a Pool Party

Whether you are planning a pool party or attending one this summer, having an awesome pool playlist is a great way to have fun in the sun and fun in your above ground swimming pool.

Let’s kick off the summer with the Top 10 Songs to Play At a Pool Party – Add these to your playlist!


Sugar Ray – Fly (1997)

This song introduced us all to the good-time vibe of the band Sugar Ray. The lazy ska beat of “Fly” is absolutely irresistible as is the group singalong chorus “I just wanna fly!”


Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life (1997)

Most of us can relate to Third Eye Blind’s depiction of a “semi-charmed life” and all the joys, and longing, that go with it. Strap those lyrics to a gently rocking groove, and it’s a great recipe for classic “party by the pool” music.


Outkast – Hey Ya! (2003)

Let Andre 3000 of Outkast lead the party through this hip-hop epic. You’ll soon have the whole pool shaking “like a Polaroid picture.”


Blues Traveler – Run-Around (1994)

Laidback blues boogie that goes down easy on a summer day. The lyrics turn concern for a rough spot in a love relationship into a celebration of individual optimism.


“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

No party playlist will be complete without this insanely catchy hit ever again! You’ll have everyone “shufflin'” in the pool.


Hot in Herre” by Nelly

Okay, yeah, he sings that it’s so hot, we should take off all our clothes, but no one’s going to take the classic hip-hop lyrics literally … probably … hopefully.


Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & the Waves

The song title and the band name work with this track! Plus, it might just be me being a child of the ’80s, but I can’t help but dance and get goofy-happy whenever this comes on.


“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett

Enjoy this classic song from one of the greats - Jimmy Buffet! Especially if you have every intention of “wastin’ away again."


“Wipeout” by the Surfaris

The surfin’ staple never loses its cool! “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (1991) You don’t have to live in the L.A. sunshine, dress like the Fresh Prince or even remember the ’90s especially well to recognize this song as the ultimate summer jam.


“Dance The Night” by Dua Lipa

"Dance The Night" is a catchy song by English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa from Barbie the Album, the soundtrack of the film Barbie.

Honorable Mentions

  • Pharrell Williams "Happy”
  • Kiesza "Hideaway”
  • Clea Bandit "Rather Be”
  • Luke Bryan "I Don’t Want This Night To End”
  • Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble”
  • Bruno Mars “ Locked out of Heaven”
  • Swedish House Mafia Ft John Martin "Don’t You Worry Child”
  • Ellis Goulding "Lights”
  • The Wanted "Glad You Came”
  • Calvin Harris "Summer”
  • Kathy Perry "Dark Horse”
  • Paramore "Anit It Fun”
  • Idina Menzel “Let It Go”
  • Bastille "Pompeii”
  • Lorde "Team”
  • Imagine Dragon "Demons”
  • John Newman "Love Me Again”
  • One Republic "Counting Stars”
  • Pitbull Ft Christina Aquilera "Feel This Moment”
  • Luke Combs "Fast Car"

What songs would absolutely be on your pool party playlist?