Good Dance Songs
Good dance songs are an important ingredient at any party. These are tracks that get people excited to hit the dance floor, usually within the first few notes of the song. Many popular dance songs have shallow lyrics, but at a party, it's the beat that counts. Here are ten good dance songs from the last decade.
- "Around the World (La La La La La)" - ATC Most clubgoers have no idea what the members of this band look like, but their song is one of the most played in recent years. "Around the World" was the group's only hit single off of the album "Planet Pop".
- "Numba 1 (Tide is High)" - Kardinal Offishal featuring Keri Hilson As just a remake of "The Tide is High" originally performed by Blondie, "Numba 1" would be a laidback, island jam. Instead, the track has a strong reggaeton beat, which makes it a good dance song.
- "Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix)" - Beyonce "Get Me Bodied" is all about going out to the club to dance, so the lyrics make it a good dance song. The up-tempo beat and the dance directions in the extended mix add to the party appeal.
- "Boom Boom Pow (Club Version)" - Black Eyed Peas Appearing on the Black-Eyed Peas album, "The E.N.D.", "Boom Boom Pow" was ubiquitous on radio airwaves for months. The club version features a heavier bass beat that qualifies it as a good dance song.
- "Move Your Body" - Nina Sky The duo Nina Sky has largely faded into obscurity since their debut album, but this track is still a good dance song. "Move Your Body" sampled the 1980s song "Can You Feel the Beat" by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam.
- "Closer" - Ne-Yo Ne-Yo got his start writing hits for many famous musicians, including Beyonce and Usher. He made a good dance song of his own with the track "Closer", which appeared on his album "Year of the Gentleman" and spent six weeks on the Billboard Dance Chart.
- "Thin Legs" - Konono No1 Konono No1 is an indie African folk band based in Kinshasa, Congo. "Thin Legs" is a very brief, frenzied tribal dance track that makes a good dance song.
- "Lights, Camera, Action" - Mr. Cheeks Mr. Cheeks was originally one-half of the rap duo "The Lost Boys". After his brother and rap partner Freaky Tah was murdered, Cheeks embarked on a solo career. His song "Lights, Camera, Action" was big club hit during the early 2000s.
- "Cherchez LaGhost" - Ghostface Killah featuring U-God Best known as one of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah released the song "Cherchez LaGhost" as a single on his album "Supreme Clientele". The track also featured fellow Wu-Tang member, U-God, and sports a fast, dance beat with a catchy hook.
- "B.O.B." - Outkast The first single from rap duo Outkast's album "Stankonia", "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" is a good dance song with tight rap lyrics from Andre 3000 and Big Boi. This track was a change of pace for Outkast, who had previously specialized in slower-tempo songs.