Best Dance Songs of the 80s

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The Top Ten

1
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Being a child of the 80's there were many great dance songs, but Smooth Criminal would have to been the best.

Luvumore4evaMJ

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

oh... what a dance by michael jackson. no one can defeat him. MJ forever
[newest]
I so agree love whitney and MJ best singers of all time legends and they will never be forgoten. They were truly good singers and both had hard lives... I think its an awesome list #teamWhitney and MJ... Love you

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.
[Newest]I dance to it all the TIME

ilovepizza123467788


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.

4I 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!

5The 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

6Into 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!
[Newest]Called dance song of the decade!

7Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
I totally love this song!
Sweet dreams are made of these who am I to disagree.

happyhappyjoyjoy


8Spotlight - Madonna

9Lambada - Kaoma

10Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul

The Contenders

11Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

12Don't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne

13Tainted Love - Soft Cell

14Papa Don't Preach - Madonna

15Physical - Olivia Newton John

16Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
The best dance feel good 80's song

17Holiday - Madonna

18Heaven Can Wait - Sandra

19Thriller - 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!

20Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

211999 - Prince

22La Luna - Belinda Carlisle

23How Will I Know - Whitney Houston

24Straight Up - Paula Abdul

25Like a Prayer - Madonna

26I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
I like the rhythm.

funnyuser


27So Emotional - Whitney Houston

28Chance 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
[Newest]This band had a great sound

29Blue Monday - New Order
New Order bounced the 80's dance wave... got the boyz on the floor (rather than around it)
Damn right, this song is the Magna Carta of Alternative Dance! The anthem of this little raver!

theOpinionatedOne

Loved this song then, Love it now!

30Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Another good song from the 80's.

funnyuser


31What Have You Done For Me Lately? - Janet Jackson

32Funkytown - Lipps Inc.

33Don't You Want Me? - Human League

34You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde

35Mony Mony - Billy Idol

36Word Up - Cameo
Best Dance songs that often gest overlooked. Needs to be listened to a few more times... Memories... Ah

37On the Radio - Donna Summer
Donna Summer was not only beautiful but a legend of her times... love you Donna for the songs and the memories that live on. I say the 80s were an awesome time, Lygon street, hot nights and the St. Kilda forshore were the places to be, anyone reading this will know we are now happy families watching our children enjoy the music and life as we did then.

38Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara

39Here Comes the Rain Again - The Eurythmics

40Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
This should be the number one song for any list!

41I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz

42Gloria - Laura Branigan

43Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
This Song Has A Great Beat

44What I Like About You - The Romantics

45Wild Thing - Tone Loc

46Material Girl - Madonna

47Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson

48Early In the Morning - The Gap Band
Love this song. Huge Gap fan!

49Push It - Salt-N-Pepa

50I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

51All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie

52The Look of Love, Pt. 1 - ABC
One of the best in the 80's

53Looking For a New Love - Jody Watley

54Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!

55When I Think of You - Janet Jackson

56Rock the Casbah - The Clash

57Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force

58So Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown

59The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
55? I still Listen to this in 2013

60Cars - Gary Numan

61Heartbeat - Taana Gardner

62Candy Girl - New Edition
New Edition was the best African American boy band that ever existed

63Maria Magdalena - Sandra

64Criticize - Alexander O'Neal

65Something About You - Level 42

66She Wants to Dance With Me - Rick Astley

67Electric Boogie (Electric Slide) - Marcia Griffiths

68Let the Music Play - Shannon

69Maniac - Michael Sembello
I llke the song of the 80s disco

70Venus - Bananarama

71Little Red Corvette - Prince

72Raspberry Beret - Prince

73New Attitude - Patti LaBelle

74Bust A Move - Young MC

75Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside

76Aliens - Radiorama

77Call Me - Go West
The best song of my youth

78Wild Wild West - The Escape Club

79Obsession - Animotion

80When Doves Cry - Prince

81She Works Hard For the Money - Donna Summer

82Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith

83Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club

84You're the One for Me - D-Train

85Everlasting Love - Sandra
Beautiful song
I like it

86Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson

87No Frills Love - Jennifer Holliday

88Knocked Out - Paula Abdul

89Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
This is It, Let The Party Start. Great Tune

90Candy - Cameo

91Gonna Have a Funky Good Time - James Brown

92Living In a Box - Living In a Box

93Count Me Out - New Edition

94Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell

95The Reflex - Duran Duran

96Lover Girl - Teena Marie

97Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Gos

98Upside Down - Diana Ross

99Pull Up to the Bumper - Grace Jones

10099 Luftballoons - Nena

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