Great Dance Party Songs

At all parties there are songs which make everyone get up and dance. What song this is depends on the occasion and the audience. These tracks mostly come from the last 20 years which are associated and they are all tracks which I associate with dancing in clubs. They all have the same effect though - people get up and dance (although not necessary well!).

Instead of just writing a list, I have also embedded a video for every one of these great dance songs further down the page, so if you wish to hear the track/watch the video then you can very easily.  There are also quick links to the song in Amazon MP3 if you decide that you think this dance party song is so good you wish to purchase it.    

Feel free to comment at the bottom if you feel I have missed any out or have any suggestions of your favourite dance party song!

List of Great Dance Party Songs

A lady having a good time dancing.  Photo by Quasic and distributed under a  Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
A lady having a good time dancing. Photo by Quasic and distributed under a Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Faithless - Insomnia

Reef - Place Your Hands

Abba - Dancing Queen

Daft Punk - One More Time

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

Three Drives - Greece 2000

Bob Marley - Jamming

Chicane - Saltwater

New Order - Blue Monday

Fatboy Slim - Praise You

Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At

The Smiths - This Charming Man

The Prodigy - No Good (Start the Dance)

Energy 52 - Cafe del Mar

Yazz - The Only Way Is Up

Underworld - Born Slippy

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008

Solar Stone - Seven Cities

Cher - Believe

Transvision Tramp - Trash City

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - The Power of Love

Faithless - Insomnia

Reef - Put your hands up

Abba - Dancing Queen

Daft Punk - One More Time

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

Three Drives - Greece 2000

Bob Marley - Jamming

Chicane - Saltwater

New Order - Blue Monday

Fatboy Slim - Praise You

Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At

The Smiths - This Charming Man

The Prodigy - No Good (Start the Dance)

Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar

Yazz - The Only Way Is Up

Underworld - Born Slippy

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008

Solar Stone - Seven Cities

Cher - Believe

Transvision Tramp - Trash City

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - The Power of Love

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Comments 55 comments

LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

great list - but where oh where is, "I will survive"?


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

I have included it now :).


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Abba and Bob Marley were good choice.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

What? No Cher or Madonna:-)?

Great list. If it weren't so late at night I'd get up and start dancing myself!


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BrianS 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

This list is going to grow, I can just see it happening. Quite a few in here I really like as well. One of my favorite bands was Transvision Vamp and I pretty much like all their stuff but 'Trash City' is a particularly good party track.


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

I recognise Transvision Vamp so have added that. Have also added Cher's Believe. I think it was voted as one of the most annoying songs of all time in a recent poll, however it is played when I go out to events at my university etc.


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Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

Great tunes, BB :) yes, even I dance to those songs and it's great exercise,lol


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for the compliment DS.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Wow cool songs I feel like.., partying! Problem is, I'd have to get invited first! Thanks for sharing :D


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for the compliment Cris A. I hoped they would get people partying, as it was a hub I put together completely on the spur of the moment when seeing the request.


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Lgali 7 years ago

BristolBoy How are you, very nice collection, Thanks for commenting on my hub after long time


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for the comment Lgali. Hope you enjoyed the music!


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2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

What about David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' ? And we always dance around the kitchen (very badly) to La Bamba - and bet other people do the same (with the blind down).


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TotalMusicJunkie 7 years ago from Orlando, FL

fun list! I'm ready to party now! :)


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Nice collection and good tastes BristolBoy! some of my all time favorites!;)


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AJHargrove 7 years ago from USA

The songs on this list seem pretty tame, more like head-bobbing than actual dancing. Most dances I go to have songs like "Low" by Flo Rida (which I don't actually like, it's just the first one that popped into my head) or even pre-choreoghraphed ones like the "Cha Cha Slide."


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for the comments and positive feedback.  AJ Hargrove I guess it must be a cultural thing, and I know it was just an example on your part, but things like Low or Cha Cha Slide in the UK would not be classed as dance music!  In fact attempting to play it in a club will probably result in a riot (unless it is a club which specialises in RnB etc).


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viryabo 7 years ago

"You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life, oh oh oh...."

I love music, anykind of music. Wonderful hub. Dont see anything on Queen, Chaka Khan, and the BeeGees?

I absolutely love dancing and enjoyed your choice. Music is medicine for the soul. Dancing finetunes my body.

'Fantabulous' hub. Will visit again and again.

5*****


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

I agree Viraybo.  Dancing is amazing and a really good thing.  Any tracks which get you up and dancing are good in my books.  I am glad you enjoyed it - I enjoyed creating it. You made some good suggestions - I will have to add them when I have time!


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viryabo 7 years ago

Just popped in to listen to Gloria Gaynor.


hardy har har 7 years ago

pump up the radioooo blast your stereo righhhhhtttttttt


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for commenting Hardy har har. I agree - play these tunes loud!


debnet 7 years ago

OMG! You've got some of my all time favs on this list!! Great choices :))


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for commenting positively Debnet - I am glad you enjoyed it!


Tony Payne (Poddys) 7 years ago

Hmmm, I like 3 or 4 :( But that's me LOL :) Nice hub and I know Debbie enjoys many of these songs.


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for taking the time to comment Tony. It is a shame that you didn't find more to yoru taste, but then I guess that is the glorious thing about music - we all like different types.


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Pr0metheus 7 years ago from San Diego

What about 'It Just Wont Do' by Tim Deluxe! (Youtube search Fatboy Slim Brighton Beach). Good mix of songs, and for helping me find more that I like.


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol Author

I remember the Fatboy Slim Brighton Beach gig well! It just won't do by Time Deluxe is a good track I will admit, but not quite good enough to make it onto this list of great dance party songs I'm afriad!


Dance 7 years ago

sharing a great dance dance to life is very good thanx..!


beatriz 6 years ago

no donna summer?


beatriz 6 years ago

me again!

what about 99 luftballoons(nena), i love rock n' roll(joan jett), sandstorm(darude), botten anna(basshunter), pretty rave girl(dj s3rl), satisfaction(benni benassi), numa numa(o-zone), living on video(trans-x), jerk it (thunderheist) :D


Mark Trezise 6 years ago

1 SANDSTORM DARUDE

2 AROUND THE WORLD (LA LA) ATC

3 CELEBRATION KOOL & THE GANG

4 HOT IN HERRE NELLY

5 SHOUT OTIS DAY, ISLEY BROS.

6 I WILL SRUVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR

7 BABY GOT BACK SIR MIX-A-LOT

8 CHA-CHA SLIDE MR. C THE SLIDEMAN (CASPER)

9 BELIEVE CHER

10 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE

11 BOOTY CALL BLACKSTREET

12 BRICK HOUSE COMMODORES

13 ELECTRIC BOOGIE (SLIDE) MARCIA GRIFFITHS

14 GET THE PARTY STARTED PINK

15 BAILAMOS ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

16 GREASE MEGAMIX J. TRAVOLTA & O. NEWTON JOHN

17 EVERYBODY BACKSTREET BOYS

18 KERNKRAFT 4000 ZOMBIE NATION

19 BUST A MOVE YOUNG MC

20 FOOTLOOSE KENNY LOGGINS

21 BUSY CHILD CRYSTAL METHOD

22 GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT C+C MUSIC FACTORY

23 LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA RICKY MARTIN

24 HEAVEN DJ SAMMY & YANOU W/DO

25 HOT HOT HOT BUSTER POINDEXTER, ARROW


Pacolaco 6 years ago

I only found 5 of these songs to possibly be danceable. I excluded techno though, I'm not going for that. Thanks


Mark Trezise 6 years ago

I remember The "Around The World" Dance gig by ATC.


Mark Trezise 6 years ago

Top 10 dance songs of the late 90's

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

Stars On 54 - If You Could Read My Mind

Ultranate - Free

Nightcrawlers - Push This Feeling On

ATB - 9pm Til' I Come

Dario G. - Sunchyme

Daft Punk - Around The World

Sonique - It Feels So Good

Le Click - Call Me

Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin'


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BristolBoy 6 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks for commenting Dance, Beatriz and Mark Trezise. Maybe I should incorporate some of your tracks sometime - you have certainly given other people who are looking for great dance party songs something to think about!


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kea 6 years ago

Great list. I like the Orgy version of Blue Monday better than the original. I would also add "Yeah" by Usher.


Mark Trezise 6 years ago

Top 10 Cheesy Party Dances

1. YMCA - Village People

2. Macarena - Los Del Rio

3. Shout - Otis Day & The Knights

4. Conga - Miami Sound Machine

5. Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths

6. Locomotion - Little Eva

7. Cha-Cha Slide - DJ Casper The Slide Man

8. Cotton-Eyed Joe - Rednex

9. The Twist - Chubby Checker

10. Hands Up - Ottawan

Bottom 10 Cheesy Party Dances

1. The Hustle - Van McCoy

2. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker

3. Dollar Wine Taxi - Byron Lee

4. Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega

5. Grease Megamix - Grease Soundtrack

6. Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup

7. Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

8. C'mon & Ride The Train - Quad City DJ's

9. Booty Call - Blackstreet

10. Love Shack - B-52's


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BristolBoy 6 years ago from Bristol Author

That is an interesting point kea - I will definitely have to check out that version of Blue Monday to see whether it really is more of a dance party song. Some interesting choices there Mark Trezise - maybe you should use the link half way down the article to set up your own Hubpages account and then you could write you own articles and potentially earn money at the same time!


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julianberg 6 years ago from UK

nice song list :)


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BristolBoy 6 years ago from Bristol Author

Julianberg thanks for taking the time to comment on this list of great party songs!


sexii chick 6 years ago

heii this was super kool good job


Dans Horsens 6 years ago

We say thanks for this great site about Great Dance Party Songs. It´s fantastisk to see someone that takes the time to make quality work.


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BristolBoy 6 years ago from Bristol Author

Thanks sexii chick and Dans Hirsens I am glad you found this list of great dance party songs to be useful.


Morningbird 5 years ago

How about Stop and Stare by Fenech Soler? Thanks for this list by the way!


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BristolBoy 5 years ago from Bristol Author

Morningbird - never even heard of that track which is why I haven't put it on this list of top dance party songs. I will have to go and check it out.


Morningbird 5 years ago

Here's some more

1. Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols

2. Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

3. I remember - Deadmau5 and Kaskade

4. Then Came You - Boogie Pimps

5. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams

6. Ready for the Weekend - Calvin Harris

7. I Like Girls - Hound Dogs

8. Love Generation - Bob Sinclair

9. Salvation - Sucker Djs with Isabel Wray

10. Superstylin - Groove Armada

11. Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66

12. Two Months Off - Underworld

13. Hey Ya - Outkast


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BristolBoy 5 years ago from Bristol Author

Morningbird those are some great songs - thanks for sharing!


Morningbird 5 years ago

Only just seen this - (checking out site for dance songs for a party). My pleasure!


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BristolBoy 5 years ago from Bristol Author

Morningbird I am glad you liked this!


Bueller102 5 years ago

It's bout time i see some good songs..every DJ I have heard plays the crappiest music..or only radio hits....all these songs listed would make an awesome list!


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BristolBoy 5 years ago from Bristol Author

Beuller102 I am glad you found this list of what I consider to be the best dance party songs to be better than what DJs play!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Brilliant! Fantastic list! Thanks.


stuckyparty 4 years ago

Hi what about the songs of Rik & Nik? these have to be the ultimate party dance masters! there played at all holiday parks Like Haven, Pontins etc, Rik Gaynor has a whole collection of new party songs! and Nik Martin is the Superheroe guy played at Park resorts!


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BristolBoy 2 years ago from Bristol Author

Stuckparty I've never heard of Rik and Nik but I will be sure to check them out and include them if they really are as good as you suggest!

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