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Best Dance Songs of All Time

Arjun Kulkarni Sep 29, 2018
The floor burns through the ages because of these rhythms. Even those unwilling to dance find themselves tapping a foot to these beats. They are the best of all the dance songs ever played, the songs of the masses.
No matter who you are, or where you're from, you always carry the desire to dance. Whether you take it out on the dance floor on a Friday night, do a little swirl when you receive your paycheck, or even the jazz hands while being obnoxiously sarcastic, you dance to express.
No matter what the music (or even if there isn't any playing), everyone should shake a little to shake it off. It goes without saying that all these songs are such that you will want to start grooving with the first beat. These classics are what made us want to dance and still manage to do it today.
You'll find other lists that add modern hip hop, techno, and house tracks. But we've kept it old school here, trying to add as many golden hits along with relatively modern tracks to help cultivate your taste for dance music.

Best Dance Songs Of All Time

Shout | The Isley Brothers
One More Time | Daft Punk
Le Freak | Chic
Get The Party Started | P!nk
Get Down Tonight | KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Up Offa That Thing | James Brown
Music | Madonna
Play that Funky Music | Wild Cherry
The Message | Grandmaster Flash

Some More Dance Songs

U Can't Touch This | MC Hammer
Everything at Once | Lenka
Macarena | Los Del Río
La Bamba | Los Lobos
Mambo No. 5 | Lou Bega
Hips Don't Lie | Shakira
Celebration | Kool & The Gang
What Is Love | Haddaway
Walk Like an Egyptian | The Bangles
I'm Too Sexy | Right Said Fred

Michael Jackson's Best Dance Songs

MJ? Well yes, because no dance list could ever be complete without him!

♫ Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
♫ Thriller
♫ Beat It
♫ Black or White
♫ Billy Jean

Other Great Dance Numbers

These are the most-called-out songs in a lot of clubs. Of course, the list spans across a long line of musical hits, so a lot of these songs are not played today. And yes, a lot of it is a little old for today's younger audience, but let's not have that stopping us from enjoying these!
Another Night | Real McCoy
Anything Could Happen | Ellie Goulding
Blue Monday | New Order
Can't Get You Out of My Head | Kylie Minogue
Coco Jambo | Mr. President
Don't You Worry Child | Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
Get-A-Way | Maxx
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) | C+C Music Factory
I Got You (I Feel Good) | James Brown
I Gotta Feeling | The Black Eyed Peas
I Wanna Dance With Somebody | Whitney Houston
I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor
I'm Lovin' It | Justin Timberlake
Let's Get It Started | The Black Eyed Peas
Milkshake | Kelis
Mr. Vain | Culture Beat
No Limit | 2 Unlimited
Pump Up the Jam | Technotronic
Rhythm Is A Dancer | SNAP!
Ride On Time | Black Box
Stayin' Alive | Bee Gees
Superlove | Lenny Kravitz
Sweet Dreams | Eurythmics
The Rhythm Of The Night | Corona
Touch The Sky | Cartouche
Twist and Shout | The Beatles
Umbrella | Rihanna
These songs find common ground with most party-goers, even today. Happy dancing!