15 Best Dance Songs Of The 70s 80s 90s

Mariah Carey, widely known for his hit pop songs, posing for the camera.
Mariah Carey, widely known for his hit pop songs, posing for the camera.( Source : twitter )

Best dance songs of the 70s 80s 90s include 1. Big Yellow Taxi 2. Into the Groove 3. Vogue and more. One cannot resist dancing to these songs.

The 70s was fairly known for its disco craze. While the disco craze of the 70s lost its spark in the early 80s, some of the biggest dance hits ignited in the decade. 

Artists like Beyonce, Madonna, and Michael Jackson released notable songs over the years. Here in the article below, we've presented dance songs that made a huge impact in different decades.  

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Best Dance Songs Of The 70s

Best dance songs of the 70s include 1. Burning Love by Elvis Presley 2. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell 3. Beast of Burden.

Below is the list of 70s songs you can groove to:

Song Names:Artist Names:
Burning Love Elvis Presley
Everybody DanceChic
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)Stevie Wonder
Knockin' On Heaven's DoorBob Dylan
Beast of BurdenThe Rolling Brothers
Ramblin' ManThe Allman Brothers Band
Up And Around The BendCreedence Clearwater Revival
Night FeverThe Bee Gees
Summer Night CityABBA
Piano ManBilly Joel
Live And Let DiePaul McCartney and Wings
I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King
Wuthering HeightsKate Bush

Burning Love by Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Burning Love (Official Audio) ( Source : youtube )

No list of dance music and songs from the 70s would be complete without mentioning Burning Love by Elvis Presley.

The King of Rock and Roll dropped this song on August 1, 1972, as a single from his album Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2. 

Presley found major success with the release of this song. Its vivid lyrics talk about the singer's attraction to a girl which makes him feel like being on a fire.

'Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like a sweet song of a choir
And you light my morning sky
With burning love

Burning Love debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 28, 1972. Likewise, it peaked at the top of the US Cash Box Top 100 chart.

Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden ( Source : youtube )

Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell is a track from her third studio album titled Ladies of the Canyon.

It peaked at number 6 in Australia, 14 in Canada, and 6 in the UK.

Mitchell unveiled that she penned the song whilst traveling to Hawaii for the first time in an interview with journalist Robert Hilburn in 1996.

The song is praised for singing about the significance of environmental concern. The original recording was dropped as a single and later included in her 1970 album.

It peaked at number 24 on the chart of the US Billboard Hot 100. Big Yellow Taxi is a Music Canadaplatinum and BPI gold-certified song. The song starts off like so:

They paved paradise and put up a parking lotWith a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot

Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones

Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi ( Source : youtube )

Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones is a second single featured on the band's 1978 album titled Some Girls.

The song reached number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and on number 7 on the US Cash Box. Likewise, it was also Silver certified by BPI for recording over 200,000 certified sales.

Initially, the lyrics of the song were already written prior to the band entering the studio, nonetheless, Jagger improvised the lyrics to fit the smooth-running guitars of Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards.

Best Dance Songs Of The 80s

Best dance songs of the 80s are 1. Into the Groove 2. Thriller 3. Let's Dance, and more. Artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson and more ruled the 80s. 

Besides the aforementioned three songs we've mentioned, several songs of the 80s in the list underneath:

When Doves CryPrince
Rhythm of the NightDeBarge
In My HouseMary Jane Girls
Walk Like An EgyptianThe Bangles
Jump (For My Love)The Pointers Sisters
Wanna Be Startin' SomethinMichael Jackson
Blue MondayNew Order
Pump Up the JamTechnotronic
Another One Bites the DustQueen
Song Names:Artist Names:
Whip ItDevo
Super TrouperABBA
Beat ItMichael Jackson
Upside Down (Inside Out)Diana Ross

Into the Groove by Madonna

Michael Jackson - Thriller ( Source : youtube )

Into the Groove by Madonna was released on July 15, 1985. The singer and her then-boyfriend Stephen Bray penned and produced the song.

They penned the song for a Latin American man the songstress was interested in. It is an indirect invitation to dance with her which is vividly evident in the lyrics.

The tack has gained positive acclaim since its release in 1985. The dance-pop song begins with her spoken introduction and is slowly joined by the sound of drums and a synth bassline.

And you can dance
For inspiration
Come on
I'm waiting

Thriller by Michael Jackson

David Bowie - Let's Dance ( Source : youtube )

Thriller by Michael Jackson is the seventh single off his sixth studio album. The singer dropped the song on November 29, 1982, via Epic Records.

It earned positive reviews and reached number one in countries like Spain, France, and Belgium. It is a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Diamond-certified song.

The lyrics of the song evoke horror films with the sounds of creaking doors, wolf howls, and thunder. John Landis directed the MV of 'Thriller' which premiered on December 2, 1983, on MTV.

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you
From the beast about to strike

Let's Dance by David Bowie

Madonna - Into The Groove ( Source : youtube )

Let's Dance by David Bowie also comes under the list of songs one must listen to when it comes to this decade.

Written and recorded by Bowie and Niles Rogers of Chic, Let's Dance is the title track of its parent album. The seven-minute song embraces rock, dance, disco, and funk inspirations.

Regarded as one of the most popular songs of Bowie, the song is all about dancing with the lover as the title suggests if seen on the surface level. 

The singer has talked about the conceptual dance of not being honest. It remains the singer's massive international hit.

The song made it to number five on the UK Singles Chart. Likewise, Let's Dance is one of the 300 best-selling singles of all time in the UK.

Best Dance Songs Of The 90s

Best dance songs of the 90s are 1. Vogue by Madonna 2.Unbelievable by EMF 3. Show Me, Loe, by Robin S., and more. 

Some more songs from the 90s one ought to listen to are presented below:

I'm Too SexyRight Said Fred
In De GhettoBad Yard Club feat. Crystal Waters
U Don't Know MeArmand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden
Moving on UpM People
JumpKriss Kross
PoisonBell Biv Devoe
Strike It UpBlack Box
Mr. VainCulture Beat
Get Ready For This2 Unlimited
Gettin' Jiggly Wit ItWill Smith
FinallyCe Ce Peniston
The PowerSNAP!
Whoomp! There It IsTag Team
Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite
Song Names:Artist Names:

Vogue by Madonna

EMF - Unbelievable ( Source : youtube )

Vogue by Madonna is a song from the celebrated singer's second soundtrack album titled I'm Breathless. It was dropped as a single on March 27, 1990.

The inspiration behind the song comes from the Vogue, a type of dance form, dancers and choreographers Luis Xtravaganza and Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza from the Harlem 'House Ball' community.

The song has attracted appreciation and positive reviews from critics ever since its release. It is one of Madonna's remarkable international hits, topping the charts in over 30 countries. 

Unbelievable by EMF

Robin S - Show Me Love ( Source : youtube )

Unbelievable by EMF is the song from their debut album Schubert Dip. It was released on October 22, 1990, via EMI and Parlophone.

In nearly no time, the song peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart on December 1, 1990. It secured its position on 32nd position in the chart of the best-selling singles in the UK in 1990.

Likewise, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in 1991. Ian Dench, the principal songwriter and the guitarist of the band thought of the melody when he was riding on his bike.

It made a huge impact on the charts and secured many positive acclaims. It was ranked number 31 on the VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders. 

Show Me Love by Robin S.

Madonna - Vogue ( Source : youtube )

Show Me Love by Robin S. remains one of the biggest hits of the singer to date. It was released on October 13, 1990, via Big Beat, ZYX, and Champion.

The song made its way to the top five on the chart of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Likewise, the song garnered several accolades from music critics.

Show Me Love became one of the well-recognized house anthems in the UK. The song reportedly recorded sales of 600,000 copies in the United States. 

Best Dance Songs Of The 2000s

The best dance songs of the 2000s are 1. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas 2. Crazy in Love by Beyonce 3. Yeah! by Usher and more. 

Learn more 2000s songs suitable to dance in the list below:

PoisonBell Biv DeVoe
One More TimeDaft Punk
Music Sounds Better With YouStardust
HeavenDJ Sammy
I Know You Want MePitbull
Call On MeEric Prydz
Ghosts N StuffDeadmau5 Ft. Rob Swire
Days Go ByDirty Vegas
ToxicBritney Spears
Every Time We TouchCascad
Around The WorldATC
Get Ur Freak OnMissy Elliott
Can't Get You Out Of My HeadKylie Minogue
Hella GoodNo Doubt

I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

Beyoncé - Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z ( Source : youtube )

I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas is the second single from the band's fifth album titled The E.N.D. It was released on June 15, 2009.

The song peaked at number two on the chart of the US Billboard Hot 100. In fact, the song spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 consecutively.

Correspondingly, the song acquired several certifications including 13x Platinum from ARIA, 4 x Platinum from BPI, and 3 x Platinum from FIMI, PROMUSICAE, and RMNZ.

Crazy in Love by Beyoncé

Usher - Yeah! ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris ( Source : youtube )

Crazy in Love by Beyoncé is one of her most notable dance songs. It comes off from her debut solo album titled Dangerously in Love released in 2003.

In nearly no time, the song hit number one in the US and the UK. Likewise, it reached the top ten in other countries too. The music video of the song features the singer in several dance sequences.

Yeah! by Usher

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling ( Source : youtube )

Yeah! by Usher came off as a lead single from Usher's fourth album titled Confessions on January 26, 2004. It features Ludacris and Lil Jon.

The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks consecutively. It marked the record as the longest-running number-one single in 2004. 

Slow Dance Songs To Dance To

Slow dance songs to dance to: 1. Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley 2. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri 3. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You. 

A Thousand YearsChristina Perri
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers
Let's Stay TogetherAI Green
My Cherie AmourStevie Wonder
Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye
Blue MoonElla Fitzgerald
Embraceable YouNat King Cole
When A Man Loves A WomanPercy Sledge
Stand By MeBen E. King
Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
Come Away With MeNorah Jones
My GirlThe Temptations
I Only Have Eyes For YouThe Flamingos
I Love You Always ForeverDonna Lewis
LoverTaylor Swift
FeverPeggy Lee

Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off You ( Source : youtube )

This evergreen song by Elvis Presley is from his album Blue Hawaii. It was also featured in his 1961 film of the same name.

His version of the songs peaked on the British charts in 1962. It is an RIAA Platinum-certified single with over one million copies in sales.

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years ( Source : youtube )

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was released on October 18, 2011. It was written for the film 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1'

The song was penned about the love affair between Bella and Edward in the film. The song has cumulated over 2.2 billion views on YouTube so far.

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You by Frankie Valli

Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love ( Source : youtube )

Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli is a song released in 1967. It was among the singer's biggest hits.

The song reached number 2 on the chart of the Billboard Hot 100 for a week.

It is a staple soundtrack for film and television and has been recorded in various other arrangements too. Billboard described the song as strong rhythm ballad material.

Best Dance Songs Of All Time

The best dance songs of all time are 1. I Feel Love by Donna Summer 2. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson 3. Celebration by Kool & The Gang

A partial list of all-time favorite songs is mentioned in the list underneath:

If I Can't Have YouYvonne Elliman
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, BabeBarry White
Don't Leave Me This WayThelma Houston
What'd I SayRay Charles
Keep On Truckin'Eddie Kendricks
Last DanceDonna Summer
ABCThe Jackson 5
U Can't Touch ThisM.C. Hammer
Love TrainThe O' Jays
Heart Of GlassBlondie
Let The Music PlayShannon
That's the Way (I Like It)KC & The Sunshine Band
Never Can Say GoodbyeGloria Gaynor
Good TimesChic
The TwistChubby Checker

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