There were many great dance hits of the 1980s, so stating the top 10 best '80s dance songs might be a difficult thing for anyone to try. However, there are certain songs that stand above the rest of the dance songs to make an epic list of the ten best.
- “Billie Jean” By Michael Jackson. This song was released with the "Thriller" album in 1982. It quickly rose to fame as well as some infamy based on the provocative nature of the lyrics. However, with the unique base line and distinctive tune, this song is certainly one of the best dance songs of the '80s.
- “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. Released in 1980, this song rose to be one of the most recognized songs by this popular English rock band.
- “Wild Thing” by Tone Loc. In 1988, rapper Tone Loc released one of his many popular songs, which went on to be re-mastered and parodied several times over the coming years. However, its tune is very distinguished, making it a great dance song.
- “Love Shack” by B-52s. This song was released 1989, but it still remains a fan favorite in all manner of parties because of the addictive nature of the lyrics and tune.
- “You Spin Me Round” by Dead or Alive. In their popular album "Youthquake," Dead or Alive released this song in 1985 to critical acclaim. It remained one of the most popular dance songs well through the '80s and '90s and is still easily recognizable.
- “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins. This song was featured in the cult classic film of the same name, though it was originally produced by Loggins in 1984. Since then, it has become one of the most recognized dance songs of the 1980s.
- “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Released in 1983, “Relax” remains one of the most recognizable songs of the 1980s due to its simple to remember lyrics and tune. It is also one of the most popular dance songs from the '80s.
- “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc. Another song from the rapper, Loc, and released in 1989, this song is often thought to be one of the most provocative and addicting songs of the '80s.
- “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell. Rising to fame as early as 1981, Soft Cell’s song strikes a particular chord in the ears of listeners as being an easily relatable tune.
- “Pump up the Jam” by Technotronic. Easily one of the most addictive of the dance songs and released in 1989, it became popular around the world as a stellar dance song.
Though there are many good dance songs, especially from the '80s, but these are some of the widest known and most listened to.