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  2. Nov 10, 2022 · 40 Best 80’s Dance Songs For Your Dance Party 1. Sweet dreams (Are made of this) – Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – Release: 1983 2. I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) – Whitney Houston – Release: 1987 3. Tainted Love – Soft Cell – Release: 1981 4. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire – ...

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    The glitzy ‘80s were a memorable decade in dance music. Some of the biggest dance hits emerged in the decade. As the disco craze of the ‘70s lost steam in the early ‘80s, a number of dance music artists started exploring new musical landscapes that paved the way for a hybrid dance scene. As the use of digital recording increased, the sounds of synt...

    1. “Like a Virgin”—Madonna 2. “Billie Jean”—Michael Jackson 3. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”—Cyndi Lauper 4. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”—Whitney Houston 5. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”—Wham! 6. “Pump Up the Jam”—Technotronic 7. “Take on Me”—A-ha 8. “Funkytown”—Lipps Inc. 9. “Part-Time Lover”—Stevie Wonder 10. “Tarzan Boy”—Baltimora

    The sounds of new wave became epic in the ‘80s. While numerous bands associated with the genre adopted a pop-oriented style, certain artists infused a polished rock sound with punk influences. The pop-rock electronic embellishments brought to life with aesthetically employed synthesizer sounds give a distinctive identity to new wave in the realms o...

    11. “Self Control”—Laura Branigan 12. “Material Girl”—Madonna 13. “Never Gonna Give You Up”—Rick Astley 14. “Beat It”—Michael Jackson 15. “Let’s Hear it for the Boy”—Deniece Williams 16. “She Drives Me Crazy”—The Fine Young Cannibals 17. “Let’s Dance”—David Bowie 18. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—Eurythmics 19. “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record...

    A subgenre of new wave music, Synth-pop came into prominence in the ‘70s, and had astounding mainstream success in the ‘80s. Synth-pop songs formed an integral part of the mainstream pop in the 80s. A number of synth-pop acts had tremendous chart-topping success on club dance charts. The textural instrumentation with aesthetically employed dance be...

    21. “Flashdance…What a Feeling”—Irene Cara 22. “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson 23. “All Night Long (All Night)”—Lionel Richie 24. “Express Yourself”—Madonna 25. “Mickey”—Tony Basil 26. “Together Forever”—Rick Astley 27. “It’s Raining Men”—The Weather Girls 28. “Musique Non-Stop”—Kraftwerk 29. “The Safety Dance”—Men Without Hats 30. “Foot...

    The catchy musical structure of dance-pop made it exceedingly popular with contemporary radio stations and nightclubs. While the origins of the genre are rooted in the ‘70s, the development of the genre took shape after the disco craze diminished in the early ‘80s. Combining diverse elements of pop music and dance music with disco, synth-pop, and p...

    41. “High Energy”—Evelyn Thomas 42. “Fame”—Irene Cara 43. “Tell It to My Heart”—Taylor Dayne 44. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”—Michael Jackson 45. “Genius of Love”—Tom Tom Club 46. “I Like Chopin”—Gazebo 47. “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”—Information Society 48. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”—Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes 49. “Only in my D...

    Italo disco a music genre which developed in Italy in the late ‘70s had a great deal of success in European countries. Italo disco dance songs are characterized by catchy pop melodies, electronic sounds, drum machines, synthesizers, vocoders and heavily accented lyrics in English. Popular themes associated with love, space and robots are brought to...

    61. “This Time I Know It’s for Real”—Donna Summer 62. “Sledgehammer”—Peter Gabriel 63. “Mercedes Boy”—Pebbles 64. “Papa Don’t Preach”—Madonna 65. “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul”—Modern Talking 66. “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”—Indeep 67. “Round and Round”—New Order 68. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”—Michael Jackson 69. “Let the Music Play”—Shann...

    • You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) 249 votes. More You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) #14 of 123 on The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders. #81 of 180 on The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders.
    • Girls Just Want To Have Fun. 217 votes.
    • Billie Jean. 265 votes. More Billie Jean. #24 of 86 on Music Fans Rerank Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs Of All Time. #65 of 76 on Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Originals.
    • Don't You Want Me. 120 votes.
  3. Jul 16, 2022 · “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” – Whitney Houston “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey “Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi “Footloose” – Kenny Loggins “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC “Africa” – Toto “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” – Daryl Hall & John ...

  4. Oct 7, 2015 · Big hair, lots of flair and tons of unforgettable dance hits. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Dance Songs of the 80s.

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