Whether you’re getting ready for a fun night out with the girls or winding down for a romantic evening with the beau, everything is always more fun with mood-appropriate music. With prom season quickly rolling in, you’re probably busy looking for the perfect dress and shoes — but don't forget one of the most important parts of the evening: a "getting ready for prom" playlist. Invite all your best friends over to your place and get primped to some fun jams that’ll surely get you all pumped for the big night.
I’m a huge music head, so I’m not too picky with what I listen to. I love everything from smooth, baby-makin’ R&B tracks to alternative and soft rock tunes. But what I’m listening to usually depends on my mood and I remember when I was getting ready for prom, I listened to a lot of songs that I could shake around to in my dress, as well as jams I could lip-sync or sing (horribly) along to at the top of my lungs with my girlfriends.
This pre-prom playlist is going to be filled with songs that you may not know, but I promise that they'll be bumpin' and will get you pumped for prom. Are you ready to get your dance on? Here are 19 songs that’ll get you moving, grooving, and even singing as you get ready for an awesome, unforgettable night.
1. All Hands On Deck - Tinashe (Giraffage Remix)
Be sure you're not doing your eyeliner while you listen to this song. It's impossible to not dance to.
2. Juize Mix x Encore - Wantigga
Strut yo stuff in your beautiful dress to this mix.
3. Superstition - Stevie Wonder (C2C Remix)
Grab your brush and start singing along to this oldie with a new twist.
4. Maybe - Jay Sean (Vex Remix)
This song is on the slower side, but it'll still get you pumped up for prom.
5. Hot In Here - Nelly
A prom playlist isn't complete without this throwback.
6. Is It Love? - Kesna Music
This one is for all my soulful, independent women.
7. Work It - Missy Elliott
This song is a timeless dance jam!
8. Don't Hurt - Dev (Feat. Timbaland)
Warning: The bass hits hard on this one.
9. 5 More Hours - Deorro (Feat. Chris Brown)
This one is just too fun to not put on this playlist.
10. Dum Dum - Tedashii (Feat. Lecrae)
Get krunk to this track.
11. Fall Back 2U - Chromeo
This song is so funky, you won't even notice that it's over five and half minutes long.
12. 1, 2 Step - Ciara
No playlist is complete without a CiCi track!
13. Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
Groove out to this soulful tune.
14. Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
You and the girls can take turns singing the different parts of this song.
15. Long Way to Go - Cassie
Prom season causes drama at times, but no worries, I got you. This song will make you feel confident and help you get over it before your special night.
16. Inside of Me - Montemartre (Robotaki Remix)
Indie Pop is always fun to do a catwalk strut to.
17. You Can't Keep Talking - Bibz (Feat. John Record & Tammy)
Disclaimer: This song is super addicting. Especially if you love Funk.
18. Colourblind - Les Loups (Feat. Cybil)
This is the perfect song to do your makeup and hair to.
19. Run the World - Beyoncé
No better way to start your night than with Queen Bey.