Popular Dance Music of 2016

dance music ks1

Dance music is any musical genre that incorporates dance movements. It often works in combination with other forms of art.

Radio stations often feature this format because it blends in seamlessly with a program and provides a convenient way to keep people engaged.

1. “Roar” by Katy Perry

Katy Perry is a popular singer renowned for her quirky style and catchy music. Additionally, she’s an active feminist who advocates for women’s rights.

She has released four studio albums, the most recent being Witness. This collection contains powerful feminist ballads as well as romantic songs.

Christian or not, her passion for pop music remains strong. She describes herself as a “self-empowered artist,” believing in its capacity to uplift and inspire others through art.

Her music has been praised for its eclectic blend of genres and influences, with her third album Teenage Dream being described as a “feisty blend of disco and rap.” Lyrically, many of her songs deal with self-reflection, relationships and everyday life.

Perry hails from a diverse musical background, but her early work was heavily influenced by gospel music. She was raised in a Pentecostal family and her mother is an ordained pastor.

Though she initially desired a career in gospel singing, she soon realized her vocal talent could be utilized for other genres as well. At 15 years old, she moved to Nashville and began visiting recording studios.

At 17 years old, she signed with Capitol Records and launched a publicity campaign to promote her image. This included the release of a digital EP featuring the hit song “Ur So Gay,” which became an anthem for sexual liberation worldwide.

2. “Uptown Funk” by The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers’ hit single “Closer” has reigned supreme on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for an amazing 11 weeks, cementing itself as one of the best-performing songs of 2016. But that’s not all they’re doing – they also declared war against Lady Gaga after she labeled their lead single, “Perfect Illusion,” as “suck.”

Post Malone’s “Started From The Ground Up” may not have been as successful a hit, but their song “Closer” has managed to stay at the top of the charts for an impressive amount of time. Only three weeks away from surpassing Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” as their longest-running number one on chart since 2010.

Given their success, it’s no shock that they’re taking aim at Lady Gaga. Despite their public admiration for the pop star, they’re making sure she knows she shouldn’t have labeled their song “sucky” in the first place.

Ronson and Mars composed “All Gold Everything,” with parts taken from Trinidad James’ song of the same name. It also features Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Antibalas on horn sections. Released in November 2014, it became an enormous hit – Ronson’s first UK number one and recipient of multiple awards for the track.

4. “Dynamite” by BTS

Korean pop group BTS recently released the disco-pop track “Dynamite,” which has already set streaming records. This is their first song entirely sung in English and it’s already getting fans moving their bodies.

At a recent press conference, BTS members explained their goal was to release a song that could bring people joy. Furthermore, they felt this song served as an effort to aid people during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In this song, they employ disco, funk and soul to help their listeners forget about their troubles. Through music they hope that it will take away all worries and allow them to focus on what’s truly important to them.

They encourage their listener to dance their heart out and have a fantastic time. Additionally, they acknowledge that life can be tough at times, but if they focus on staying positive, everything will work out fine in the end.

The song is an upbeat hit that gets BTS’ fans pumped for their next tour. Additionally, it serves to remind listeners that BTS will always be there to support them no matter what challenges they may encounter on their journey.

5. “Stay Together” by The Beatles

The Beatles are one of the most influential and lasting bands in history. Even though they disbanded in 1970, their fans and influence still endure today.

The band members were incredibly talented, yet each had their own distinct abilities and goals. Unfortunately, this caused conflict within the group which ultimately lead to its dissolution.

They achieved great success and had several hit singles to their name, however their fame began to decline due to financial troubles with their record label EMI.

Furthermore, their manager Brian Epstein passed away in 1967, leaving John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr without a mentor to guide them as a band.

At this stage, The Beatles members were frequently clashing with one another over their opinions and goals for the future. This caused a lot of tension between them and their management, eventually leading to their breakup.

Many still believe the split was caused by Yoko Ono’s absence from the band, but Paul McCartney recently revealed it was actually John Lennon who left first – this explains why they never reunited after their breakup.

6. “Pinkfong’s Baby Shark”

Pinkfong’s Baby Shark is a beloved children’s song that has gained immense popularity over the last few years. Its infectious melody gets stuck in the heads of babies and toddlers alike, making it one of YouTube’s most-watched videos with over 10 billion views.

This song is owned by South Korean entertainment company SmartStudy and part of their Pinkfong brand. They produce a variety of songs and stories for kids, known for its vibrant programming.

Spend quality time together as a family and introduce your kids to dance music! The concept is straightforward: A family of sharks sings to one another over an upbeat K Pop beat, while kids can join in the fun by dancing along with the songs.

Though this movie doesn’t offer much in terms of plotline, it does convey messages about teamwork and kindness to young viewers. Additionally, there are a few light peril scenes suitable for very young children as well as some messages about curiosity and courage.

If you’re a fan of the Pinkfong brand, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Paramount Pictures has plans for a full-length movie adaptation of “Baby Shark” in 2023. This is an enormous milestone for the beloved earworm that has made millions laugh and dance around the world.

7. “It Rains All the Time”

Weather can be a powerful force, bringing joy and happiness or despair and pain. It also serves as inspiration for songwriting – from Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” to Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” there are numerous songs that use weather metaphorically as an expression of something deeper.

Rain, no matter its intensity, is an integral part of nature and can inspire beautiful songs about it. Unfortunately, rain also brings sadness and depression with it which makes it a perfect theme for love-themed songs.

Country singer Trisha Yearwood famously sang about the rainy days in Georgia that brought back memories of her past love. In her song, she also uses the metaphor of how love can heal a broken heart.

Garland Jeffreys’ classic acoustic song about how rain can bring comfort to those suffering from broken hearts is another timeless classic. With touching lyrics and inspiring visuals to match, the song also has an inspiring music video to accompany it.

Rihanna’s hit single “Umbrella” tells the story of how rain brings a friend back to life and gives them strength. Written originally for Britney Spears, the catchy tune quickly found success with Rihanna.