If he wrote a winner, the PRS royalties would roll in, come Y2K. Is it in their ten best songs? Make like Lena Dunham in ‘Girls’ (see-through vest optional). 63. 57. But layered over a rock-solid funk beat, a deadly simple bass hook and – crucially – Kelis’s hypnotically catchy chorus, the song transforms into a slow-burning hip hop banger. Land of 1,000 Dances –•– Wilson Pickett Joshua Rothkopf, You don’t have to be a ‘90s bitch to adore Icona Pop’s empowering dancefloor filler. Amy Smith, Amerie should take it as a compliment that Beyoncé pretty much stole this song wholesale for her megahit ‘Crazy in Love’. Actually, yes it is, because nothing else quite sums up the pure passion of rebellion as well as this monster from LA rap-metallers Rage. June 15, 2020. Paul Simon is that baron. Eddy Frankel, Putting personal politics aside – R Kelly being a questionable human being and all – try and deny the powerful allure of this track. He’s appeared on this list in a host of different ways (sampled on ‘Rapper’s Delight’, writer of Diana Ross’s ‘I’m Coming Out’, playing guitar with Daft Punk) and here he is again, helping David get his groove on with this 1983 classic. There’s a lot going on in The Gang’s 1973 hit, all of it good and all of it obscenely funky: the wandering, climbing bassline with a life of its own, the jumpy trumpets punctuating the journey, the joyous, manic scream that lets you know the song has kicked in properly... Oh, and those inimitable vocals? It began on October 26, 1974 under the title Disco Action chart. Long a favorite on dusty jukeboxes, ‘Modern Love’ has seen a resurgenceof late partly thanks to an appearance in Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’. Top 10 Dance Songs of All Time. 60. Mixing garage-infused house with a shuffle beat and Sam Smith’s velvety croon made for a party classic. It’s a testament to the sheer infectiousness of the biggest hit from Kanye’s ‘Late Registration’ that this funny, whip-smart and completely unromantic song was a staple at wedding receptions in the mid-noughties. Steve Smith, Only the English could turn class struggle into one of the greatest moments in modern pop history. Once it starts to spin, you really feel like you could party until the end of time. And, of course, there’s only one way to cap off a baby-making plea like ’Señorita’: a mass guy-girl sing-off to get everyone’s juices flowing. He did. To help you make sure your party goes off like a frog in a sock, we've put together this list of surefire floor-fillers featuring a generous smattering of '90s songs, house songs and R&B songs. The only thing better than watching the video to this 1984 anthem – yes, starring a very dewy Courteney Cox – is dancing to the song yourself, as you belt out the lyrics with all the passion you can muster: ‘I ain’t nothin’ but tired / Man, I’m just tired and bored with myself!’. Y.M.C.A. Oliver Keens, With the passion, aggression, ennui and insouciance that can only come with being implausibly young, the Arctic Monkeys stomped into public consciousness with this short, snappy teen disco anthem – shot through with thrashing guitars and a northern twang. Jacko, too, gets spikey in his vocal delivery, snarling his way through in a way that suggest you really should beat it, if you know what’s good for you. â Usher Feat. The song hit the top of the charts in the US after being featured in Robert Altman’s fashion send-up, ‘Prêt-à-Porter’. You Should Be Dancing –•– The Bee Gees Eddy Frankel, Is this the only song about masturbation on our list? 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