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Are these the 50 greatest dance songs of all time?

Are these the 50 greatest dance songs of all time?
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It first seemed like a great idea to whip up a list of the greatest dance songs but once I sat down and started to think about it, that feeling quickly faded away as I realized there is just too much to choose from.  

Coming up with a definitive list of the greatest dance songs of all time is a fool’s errand— so in order to narrow down the selection, I’ve decided to include the songs that I believe are guaranteed to make people get up and dance.

What follows is a list of the songs that never fail to get people on the dance floor strutting their best dance moves!

Top 50 Dance Songs 

50. Prince, “1999” (1982)

49. Diana Ross, “Upside Down” (1980)

48. Bee Gees, “Staying Alive” (1977)

47. 'I Love It' – Icona Pop (2016)

46. The Flirts, “Passion” (1982)

45. The Knife, “Silent Shout” (2006)

44. Queen, "Another One Bites The Dust" (1980)

43. Lime, “Babe, We’re Gonna Love Tonight” (1982)

42. Stacey Q, “Two of Hearts” (1986)

41. The Bucketheads, “The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)” (1995)

40. Michael Zager Band, “Let’s All Chant” (1978)

39. Chic, “Good Times” (1979)

38. Eddy Grant, “Electric Avenue” (1983)

37. Lipps Inc, “Funkytown” (1979)

36. Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (1987)

35. Yaz, “Situation” (1982)

34. Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive” (1978)

33. Hercules and Love Affair, “Blind” (2008)

32. The Emotions, “Best of My Love” (1977)

31. Blondie, “Heart of Glass” (1978)

30. CeCe Peniston, “Finally” (1991)

29. Soul II Soul, “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” (1989)

28. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (2011)

27. Kylie Minogue, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (2001)

26. Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It” (1986)

25. Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (1983)

24. Zhané, “Hey Mr. DJ” (1993)

23. Barry White, “Can't Get Enough of Your Love Baby” (1974)

22. Queen - "Radio Ga Ga" (1988)

21. Robin S., “Show Me Love” (1993)

20. Daft Punk, “One More Time” (2000)

19. Madonna, “Into the Groove” (1985)

18. The Bangles, “Walk Like An Egyptian” (1986)

17. Clivillés & Cole, “A Deeper Love” (1991)

16. ABBA, “Dancing Queen” (1976)

15. Chaka Khan, “I’m Every Woman” (1979)

14. Chubby Checker, “The Twist” (1962)

13. The Jackson 5, “ABC” (1970)

12. Michael Jackson, “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin ...” (1982)

11, Shannon, “Let the Music Play” (1983)

10. Thelma Houston, “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (1976)

9. Deee-Lite, “Groove Is in the Heart” (1990)

8. Madonna, “Vogue” (1990)

7. New Order, “Blue Monday” (1983)

6. Donna Summer, “I Feel Love” (1977)

5. Robyn, “Dancing on My Own” (2010)

4. Aretha Franklin, “Respect”

3. Michael Jackson, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)

2. The Beatles, “Twist and Shout” (1964)

1. Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean” (1982)

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