Best Dance Songs of the 80s

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1Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

LUV the dance moves, I could do this for HOURS, and be the last one dancing, I could do this moves FAST AND HARD, with my wet hair dangling around like MJ - SmoothCriminal

Being a child of the 80's there were many great dance songs, but Smooth Criminal would have to been the best. - Luvumore4evaMJ

oh... what a dance by michael jackson. no one can defeat him. MJ forever

My favorite Michael Jackson song of all time. The anti gravity lean he does in the video was out of sight.

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2Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

I just want to let everyone know that he is the king and that there will never be anyone compare to him... RIP. AND, HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Pretty equal to Smooth Criminal and Thriller... hard to decide this one... love them all... - love4mjj

I'm not a big Jackson fan but remember people this is the dance catagory... The song has to be a good song to dance to. Most songs on this list are not good dance songs.

I dance to it all the TIME - ilovepizza123467788

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3Take On Me - A-ha

DEFINITELY my favorite pop song from the 80s. Great beat, lyrics, and even music video. That keyboard and chorus will forever be burned into my brain.

Catchy, even the music video was nice.

4The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

The AWESOME rhythm and beat of this song make you move involuntarily, so you might as well get up and dance to it...LOL! - fleurdemimi

Rated #10 Michael jackson song - Ajkloth

. By the time I've heard this song, I can't help but groove and move

This must come in the top 5

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5Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

Sweet dreams are made of these who am I to disagree. - happyhappyjoyjoy

I totally love this song!

6I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

For me... The best

I love this song even though I'm a kin in 2013

Laugh out loud you suk fail!

7Thriller - Michael Jackson

there is no one in this planet that doesn't know the thriller dance... I mean I wasn't even born when it came out, but I know it very well. - smile4-life

IĀ'm so surprise that Thriller is in this place of the list when all we know that this is the song of the century and thereĀ's no doubt about it!

8Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
9Into the Groove - Madonna

Every time I hear this song I feel like GETTING INTO THE GROOVE! IT CAN MAKE ANYONE GET INTO THE GROOVE. I'M DANCING EVEN NOW JUST THINKING OF THE SONG!

Classic dance song! This one still holds up today. They still play this one in clubs and it still gets everyone out on the dancefloor.

Every time I hear this song all I wanna do its DANCE! I get into the groove!

Called dance song of the decade!

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10Blue Monday - New Order

Damn right, this song is the Magna Carta of Alternative Dance! The anthem of this little raver! - theOpinionatedOne

New Order bounced the 80's dance wave... got the boyz on the floor (rather than around it)

Unlike the other songs on this list, this one is actually a dance song. Any publication worth its salt has this as No. 1.

It's a blue monday because u partied all weekend

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The Contenders

11Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
12Lambada - Kaoma
13Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

I love this song! - Pony

14Tainted Love - Soft Cell
151999 - Prince
16Here Comes the Rain Again - The Eurythmics
17Holiday - Madonna

This hot the eighties dancing

18Like a Prayer - Madonna
19Don't You Want Me? - Human League
20Chance To Dance - Wreckin Crew

This Song Is The Bonb. This Song Is A Great Dance Boggie track.

This Was an all star band that made a great dance tune

Every Time I Hear This Song I Wanna Dance

This band had a great sound

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1. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
2. How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
3. Into the Groove - Madonna
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1. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
2. Take On Me - A-ha
3. Thriller - Michael Jackson
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1. Into the Groove - Madonna
2. Lambada - Kaoma
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