40 Best 80’s Dance Songs For Your Dance Party

The 80s marked the beginning of electronic dance music (EDM) and the gradual decline in the popularity of disco. It’s a pretty historic decade for the pop music scene, with tons of the best 80’s dance songs worth listening and dancing to!

Not to mention, the 80s was when many legendary artists were in their prime: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Madonna were just a few examples.

Anyway, let’s get to it! Here’s the full list of the top 80s dance songs.

40 Best Upbeat 80’s Dance Songs To Dance To

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 – Release: 1981

5. Maniac – Michael Sembello – Release: 1983

6. Faith – Remastered – Release: 1987

7. Never too much – Luther Vandross – Release: 1981

8. Love shack – The B-52’s – Release: 1989

9. I’m so excited – The Pointer Sisters – Release: 1982

10. Celebration – Kool & The gang – Release: 1980

11. Let it to my heart – Taylor Dayne – Release: 1988

12. Just can’t get enough – Depeche Mode – Release: 1981

13. Pump up the jam – Technotronic – Release: 1989

14. Let’s Dance – David Bowie – Release: 1983

15. Teardrops – Womack & Womack – Release: 1988

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16. Upside down – Diana Ross – Release: 1980

17. Push it – Salt-N-Pepa – Release: 1986

18. Blue Monday ’88 – New Order – Release: 1983

19. Let’s hear it for the boy – Deniece Williams – Release: 1984

20. Rhythm of the night – DeBarge – Release: 1985

21. Don’t go – Yazoo – Release: 1982

22. Get down on it – Kool & The Gang – Release: 1981

23. Ain’t nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Release: 1983

24. Back to life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul – Release: 1989

25. Through the fire – Chaka Khan – Release: 1984

26. Ride on time – Black Box – Release: 1980

27. Forget me nots – Patrice Rushen – Release: 1982

28. The only way is up – Yazz – Release: 1988

29. The loco-motion – Kylie Minogue – Release: 1987

30. Last night a DJ saved my life – Indeep – Release: 1982

31. Holiday – Madonna – Release: 1983

32. Somebody else’s guy – Jocelyn Brown – Release: 1984

33. It takes two – Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – Release: 1988

34. Good Life – Inner City – Release: 1988

35. I feel for you – Chaka Khan – Release: 1984

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36. Keep on movin’ – Soul II Soul – Release: 1989

37. Buffalo stance – Neneh Cherry – Release: 1988

38. Moments in love – ART OF NOISE – Best 80’s dance song for weddings – Release: 1986

39. Respectable – Mel & Kim – Release: 1987

40. Promised land – Joe Smooth – Release: 1987

Conclusion

The 80s were the heyday of modern rock with the emergence and near-instant popularization of EDM, new wave, and glam metal. If you’re searching for songs to dance to, as you can see above, the period has many poppable options for you to pick from.

Hopefully, this list of the best 80’s dance songs has given you some decent recommendations to put in your playlist! Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comment section!

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