Top 100 Dance Songs of All Time

There is nothing worse than going to a wedding and the music being terrible! Everyone is in the mood to celebrate, and the music needs to reflect this.

That is why the best way to celebrate the happy couple is to play dance music. This will encourage all of the guests to get up and dance the night away- whether it is Dad dancing, a basic two-step, or a full-on boogie!

But what dance music should you play at a wedding? What are the best dance songs to really get people in the party mood? Which tunes are so irresistible that people won’t be able to help but tap their feet?

Top 100 Dance Songs Ever

I have put together a list of the top 100 dance songs of all time. There is something to suit everyone on this list- whether you are into Ibiza classics, 90’s club classics, 70s disco dancing, or an Ibiza-style rave. Keep reading to find out the best dance songs of all time.

I tried to include popular songs in the United States and the United Kingdom.

So here it is- the list that will make everyone want to get up and dance!

The Top 100 Dance Songs Of All Time

  1. Respect – Aretha Franklin
    • This song was released in 1967 but it is still much loved today.
  2. Sandstorm – Darude
    • This 2000 track is nothing short of iconic.
  3. Love Train – The O’Jays
  4. Evacuate The Dancefloor – Cascada
    • This upbeat song was released in 2009 and is a great one to kick off the night.
  5. I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
    • Everyone will be singing along to this 1982 hit.
  6. He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
  7. Spaceman – Hardwell
    • When this song came out in 2012 it was instantly popular.
  8. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
    • This is a great song from 1979 that will get all generations on the dance floor.
  9. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  10. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
    • This smooth song was a 1998 hit.
  11. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
    • Disco, dance, and empowerment – this 1978 song has it all.
  12. ABC – Jackson 5
  13. I Feel Love – Donna Summer
    • You can’t beat this 1977 classic from the Queen of Disco.
  14. Get Your Freak On – Missy Elliot
    • This sassy song came out in 2001.
  15. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) – Los Del Rio
  16. One More Time – Daft Punk
    • This 1998 club classic is all about celebrating and dancing.
  17. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
    • This 2001 hit is Kylie Minogue’s best-known song.
  18. More More More – Andrea True Connection
  19. Insomnia – Faithless
    • This 1995 hit is possibly one of the most famous and love dance songs ever released.
  20. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
    • This 1987 song has become a much-loved dance classic.
  21. TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – MFSB & The Three Degrees
  22. Strings Of Life – Derrick May
    • This track is perfect for all of the 80s fans.
  23. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – The Eurythmics
    • Annie Lennox steals the show in this 1993 dance track.
  24. All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
  25. Hey Boy Hey Girl – The Chemical Brothers
    • One of the catchiest dance tunes released in 1999!
  26. Dancing On My Own – Robyn
    • This was the 2016 dance anthem for broken hearts.
  27. (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
  28. Children – Robert Miles
    • An instantly recognizable 1995 hit.
  29. I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
    • This 1978 dance song has one of the most iconic intros.
  30. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C&C Music Factory
  31. Praise You – Fatboy Slim
    • You can’t help but feel uplifted when you listen to this 1999 song.
  32. Night Fever – Bee Gees
    • This disco anthem was released in 1977.
  33. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
  34. Dancing Queen – ABBA
    • This 1976 tune is possibly the most feel-good dance song ever made.
  35. Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas
    • This is another 60s hit, from 1965, which is still very popular.
  36. If I Can’t Have You – Yvonne Elliman
  37. Sing It Back – Moloko
    • This sultry dance song is from 1999.
  38. Jack Your Body – Steve Silk Hurley
    • There are lots of remixes of this song, but the 1986 classic is the best.
  39. Jump (For My Love) – The Pointer Sisters
  40. Finally – CeCe Peniston
    • Everyone will know the words to this 1991 hit.
  41. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul
    • This soulful dance tune was released in 1989
  42. Funkytown – Lipps Inc
  43. Show Me Love – Robin S
    • The punchy vocals in this 1993 song are amazing.
  44. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
    • This 1986 tune has been covered several times, but the original is the best.
  45. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
  46. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit – Fedde Le Grand
    • You can’t beat the energy in this 2006 tune.
  47. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
    • You will love this 1979 Michael Jackson hit.
  48. Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  49. Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic Ft Felly
    • This 1989 song is iconic.
  50. Groove Is In The Heart – Dee-Lite
    • This is another excellent 1990 hit from Dee-Lite.
  51. Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches & Herb
  52. Firestarter – The Prodigy
    • Nothing gets you energized like this 1996 classic.
  53. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
    • Everyone knows the dance moves to this 1978 dancefloor classic.
  54. Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara
  55. Where’s Your Head At – Basement Jaxx
    • This 2001 song was a massive hit.
  56. It’s Like That – Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
    • Everyone knows this 1984 tune.
  57. Get Up (I Feel Like A Sex Machine) – James Brown
  58. Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden
    • This song from 2009 has a wicked beat.
  59. Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
    • This classy tune was released in 1979.
  60. Believe – Cher
  61. We Are Your Friends (Justice vs Simian) – Justice & Simian
    • The tension builds in this 2006 tune.
  62. What Is Love? – Dee-Lite
    • This Dee-Lite song brings the 70s to 1990.
  63. Take Your Time (Do It Right) – The SOS Band
  64. We Found Love – Rihanna Ft. Calvin Harris
    • This song was played in all of the clubs in 2011.
  65. Sweet Harmony – Liquid
    • This was a huge song in 1992.
  66. Turn The Beat Around – Vicki Sue Robinson
  67. Satisfaction – Benny Benassi, The Biz
    • This sexy 2003 hit will get everyone dancing.
  68. Hung Up – Madonna
    • This 2005 song featured heavily in Madonna’s come back.
  69. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  70. Levels – Avicii
    • This was a big club hit in 2011.
  71. December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) – The Four Seasons
  72. Where Love Lives – Alison Limerick
    • Alison Limerick’s 1992 solo debut is a fantastic dance song.
  73. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
  74. Keep On Jumpin’ – Todd Terry Ft. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown
    • This track was a favorite for 1996 dance parties.
  75. Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65
  76. Get Get Down – Paul Johnson
    • Wedding guests will want to ‘Get get down’ to this 1999 classic.
  77. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  78. Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (La Da Dee La Da Da) – Crystal Waters
    • This song was released in 1991 but is still played in nightclubs today.
  79. Ride On Time – Black Box
    • This 1990 hit was the beginning of 90s dance music.
  80. Don’t You Want Me – Human League
  81. In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix) – La Roux
    • This 2009 remix of the well-known track by La Roux is a real crowd-pleaser.
  82. Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
  83. Meet Her At The Love Parade – Da Hool
    • This song was first released in 1997 and is timeless.
  84. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
  85. Lola’s Theme – The Shapeshifters
    • Lola’s Theme is one of the most well-loved dance songs of the 2000s.
  86. We Like To Party! – The Vengaboys
  87. Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) – DJ Spiller Ft. Sophie Ellis Bexter
    • This 2001 track features noughties legend Sophie Ellis Bexter.
  88. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean
  89. One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
    • Whether you are at a wedding, in Ibiza, or in your kitchen, this 2018 will get you dancing.
  90. Missing (Terry Todd Club Mix) – Everything But The Girl
  91. Titanium – David Guetta Ft. Sia
    • This 2011 song is now well-known all over the world.
  92. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  93. You’re Not Alone – Olive
    • If you’re looking for a ’90s dance classic then it doesn’t get better than this 1996 hit.
  94. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  95. 212 – Azealia Banks Ft. Lazy Jay
    • This 2012 song is full of attitude with a killer beat.
  96. Good Life – Inner City
    • This 1988 hit is sure to get everyone moving.
  97. And The Beat Goes On – The Whispers
  98. Good Times – Chic
  99. Be My Lover – La Bouche
  100. Dynamite – Tao Cruz

This list of the top 100 dance songs will get everyone up and on their feet, dancing the night away. It is the ideal playlist to set the atmosphere of a wedding party.

What are your thoughts on these best dance songs? Do you have a favorite that we didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments below!

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