Americans answer the question, “What is the best dance song of all time?”

August 10th, 2020

When it comes to throwing a great party, finding the right music to play can make or break the whole thing.

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Because the right songs can completely set the mood.

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Often times, it is the host that is tasked with providing the music for the party and if they choose not to out-source the role of DJ to a professional, then they may have to take on that role for themselves.

This can be a good move in some cases because there are people out there who are natural music choosers, with varied tastes that allow them to make a playlist that works for any event.

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According to Good News Network, “The survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ultimate Ears found that when it comes to their taste in music, many think of themselves as tastemakers.”

I would be willing to bet that most of us consider ourselves to have a good taste in music–which is important.

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Because having poor music taste could potentially mean the end of your current love affair.

Good News Network tells us that, “Three in five Americans think ‘good taste’ in music is a talent they’re born with. Music preferences can even have an impact on the dating game with two-thirds saying bad taste in music is a romantic buzzkill.”

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So whether or not you’re trying to choose the music for a party or in order to set the mood for your special someone, being able to choose the right song is vital.

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However, setting the mood for a romantic evening and picking songs for you and your friends to dance to all night are two completely different things.

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So when Americans were polled on the best dance songs of all time, this is what they came up with:

  1. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  2. Bille Jean – Michael Jackson
  3. Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
  4. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  5. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  6. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  7. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  8. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  9. Work – Rihanna ft. Drake
  10. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
  11. Yeah! – Usher
  12. Crazy in Love – Beyonce
  13. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  14. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
  15. One Dance – Drake
  16. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  17. Jump Around – House of Pain
  18. Everybody – Backstreet Boys
  19. Old Town Road – Lil Nas ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  20. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  21. Sorry – Justin Bieber
  22. TiK ToK – Ke$ha
  23. Bad guy – Billie Eilish
  24. Twist & Shout – The Beatles
  25. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  26. Toxic – Britney Spears
  27. Get Busy – Sean Paul
  28. Pump up the Jam – Technotronic
  29. Thank you, next – Ariana Grande
  30. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  31. September – Earth, Wind, & Fire
  32. Senorita – Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello
  33. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  34. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  35. I Love It – Icona Pop ft. Charlie XCX
  36. Dance Monkey – Tones and I
  37. Truth Hurts – Lizzo
  38. The Twist – Chubby Checker
  39. Vogue – Madonna
  40. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

So the next time that you’re planning on throwing a dance party for you and your friends, you may want to consider some of these songs on the list.

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It is a good mix of classic songs and modern songs so you don’t need to worry about any age gaps between your guests–this list has a dance song for everyone.

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And if you or someone you know is throwing a dance party soon, make sure that you share this list with them.

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Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Source: Good News Network, Refinery29