Best Dance Songs of the 80s

The Top Ten

1 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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

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

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.

2 Take on Me - A-Ha Take on Me - A-Ha Cover Art

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.

La mejor cancion y el mejor video de los 80's

3 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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...

This song is the bain of my existence, my hamster died while this song was on the radio. I believe it was the song that killed poor Dave, never forgotten but we shall forget Michael Jackson and this no good hamster-killing song.

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.

4 The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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

I can't help myselp but dance every time I hear any MJ dance song... thank you MJ for making my teenage life happier.

Rated #10 Michael jackson song

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

5 Into the Groove - Madonna Into the Groove - Madonna Cover Art

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!

I can't stop dancing when I listen to this

6 I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston Cover Art

For me... The best

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

Laugh out loud you suk fail!

Best dance n songs since 80s up to now 2014

7 Blue Monday - New Order Blue Monday - New Order Cover Art

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

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

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

This one has that demon dance beat you know ya can't resist!

8 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics Cover Art

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

When it comes to dancing, nor Billie Jean nor Take on Me can compete with the ever-popular rhythm of Sweet Dreams.

I totally love this song!

A classic.

9 1999 - Prince 1999 - Prince Cover Art

This song is so amazing! RIP.

This should be number 1

10 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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.

I'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 there's no doubt about it!

The Contenders

11 Maniac - Michael Sembello Maniac - Michael Sembello Cover Art

I llke the song of the 80s disco

12 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

Iconic song.

amazing

The Best Song EVER!

13 Lambada - Kaoma Lambada - Kaoma Cover Art
14 Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara Cover Art

I LOVE THiS SONG!

15 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde Cover Art

Definitely a 80s big hit. Love her rhythm.

Buy

16 Gloria - Laura Branigan Gloria - Laura Branigan Cover Art
17 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats Cover Art

55? I still Listen to this in 2013

18 The Reflex - Duran Duran The Reflex - Duran Duran Cover Art
19 Footloose - Kenny Loggins Footloose - Kenny Loggins Cover Art

Another good song from the 80's.

20 I Don't Want Your Love - Duran Duran I Don't Want Your Love - Duran Duran Cover Art
21 Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears Cover Art

Yes!

22 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Art

This Song Has A Great Beat

23 Tainted Love - Soft Cell Tainted Love - Soft Cell Cover Art

A definite dance floor classic that still holds its own today.

24 I'll Tumble 4 Ya - Culture Club
25 Holiday - Madonna Holiday - Madonna Cover Art

Should be in the Top 3! Dance classic of the 80's

This hot the eighties dancing

Definitely a classic, should be in Top 5!

Just PHENOMENAL!

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