An awesome dance song can bring everyone onto the floor, no matter their age or musical preference. One such hit from LMFAO, “Shots,” is sure to get everyone moving! Packed with infectious beats and cheeky lyrics, “Shots” makes an excellent party track!
Pitbull’s “Pop, Lock and Drop It” remains an extremely popular dance track; Madonna also created an unforgettable track called Hung Up that encourages listeners to move.
‘Show Me Love’ by Robin S.
At any club or party in the early 2000s, this dance hit from boy band NSYNC was an unmissable hit. Though some may find its lyrics nonsensical, its infectious melody made everyone want to sing-a-long!
From the moment it starts playing, this groovy tune will have you shaking your body from start to finish. A great combination of pop and dance genres with both vocals and instrumentals that complement one another perfectly, this song will have you wanting to dance even if you don’t know how.
This song has been sampled by two of the most renowned DJs of modern music: Swedish DJ and producer Steve Angello and Filipino-Dutch DJ Laidback Luke. They both sample this remix as it forms an essential element in their respective mashups; featuring Robin S rerecording her vocals under Mobin Master’s engineering/coproduction expertise.
Robin S’s original song has made an indelible mark on house music as we know it today, making a lasting impactful statement about positivity and optimism. Its timeless instrumentals will keep you dancing for hours on end; its infectious beat will have you moving and positive vibes flowing freely through you. Never out of fashion or trendy, this timeless hit makes an excellent way to stay positive and upbeat!
‘One More Time’ by Daft Punk
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo had formed Darlin’, an indie rock band which disbanded in 1993, but after it broke up they formed Daft Punk. Dubbed after an offhand term used to refer to certain types of French house music, Daft Punk achieved instant worldwide fame for their groove-based instrumentals mixing disco, funk, rock elements. For public appearances they assumed robot personas wearing ornate helmets and outfits in disguise – while media appearances were limited between 1996 – 2008. From 1996 -2008 they were managed by Pedro Winter (known by Busy P).
Since their 2001 second album Discovery, Daft Punk have become one of the world’s best-known electronic music acts with hits like “One More Time”. Their fourth studio album Human After All (2005) offered more stripped down dance music with a cold, repetitive feel; its commercial success made this record one of the greatest of all time.
Daft Punk took an unusual approach with their fifth album Random Access Memories (2013), recording with an array of talented session musicians (such as Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams (a 1970s pop singer from schmaltzy ’70s songstress Paul Williams era), rapper Pharrell Williams and Panda Bear). As a result, Random Access Memories (2013) is widely seen as a throwback to earlier musical recordings like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or Michael Jackson Thriller albums from earlier musical era recordings such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or Michael Jackson Thriller albums from earlier musical eras like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Daft Punk made their final performance after recording the soundtrack for TRON: Legacy (2010). Their video for their last single, Get Lucky, featured a dramatic self-destruct sequence which signalled their departure.
‘Let The Music Play’ by Shannon
A seductive R&B track with an irresistible beat and catchy melody, this dance song encourages you to let loose and have some fun. Its smooth instrumentals hypnotize while its lyrics express raw emotions while offering suggestive words; perfect for parties or club nights where chaos needs to be reigned in!
“Let The Music Play” by Shannon was his debut hit and quickly established freestyle genre into mainstream as 1983 changed into 1984. At a time when disco had been driven underground (before its rebirth with house music later in the decade), this buoyant anthem brought back into mainstream the sound of 80s dance music with great success – becoming an instant classic and smash hit!
Latin and Cuban influences were combined with Roland TR-808 drum machine’s reverb and gated sounds to make an instant classic that soon became a dance floor favorite, FM radio stations across America, and beyond. Musically it evoked Gary Numan and Tito Puente while remaining uniquely modern thanks to pulsating synths and an unusually fast tempo for that time on charts.
Shannon learned to sing jazz as she grew up, and her vocals fit seamlessly with its new sound while still adding an authentic human quality to the record. While much writing on dance scenes of that era casts their vocalists as anonymous figures, Shannon was actually classically trained opera performer who could both convey emotional pain as well as excitement when dancing on an empty dance floor; her performance elevates this song to become one of the greatest dance songs ever.
‘Good Times’ by Chic
Good Times” has become a timeless dance music classic. Featuring all of the elements that define great dance songs – from an infectious beat to Ciara’s high vocals and Pitbull’s rapped verse – ‘Good Times” will have you dancing all night long, as its chorus encourages us to get out there and enjoy ourselves while relieving stress from life’s challenges.
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic, two members of its group Chic, composed this hit song in 1976 during an era of economic instability, rising crime rates, and cultural upheaval. Disco music offered hope and relief – helping bring people together while temporarily forgetting their troubles for an enjoyable musical experience.
Listening to ‘Good Times,’ one can detect influences from their jazz, soul and funk roots – including a bassline that recalls Kool and the Gang’s ‘Hollywood Swinging,’ which Rodgers credits as being an influence for this track.
This classic song has been sampled by various artists, such as Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”. As one of the most beloved dance songs ever written, its message will continue to inspire listeners to dance freely even during difficult times.
‘Trans-Europe Express’ by Kraftwerk
Trans-Europe Express was an groundbreaking album, and its impact is hard to underestimate. Every time you hear an electronic beat in pop music that goes beyond bubblegum flashes or Ramones bass thumps, chances are good it’s thanks to Kraftwerk and Trans-Europe Express.
Kraftwerk’s 1975 studio release, Retracing Our Steps, saw them further perfect their melodic electronic style and explore more expansive themes. Drawing inspiration from European railway service etiquette, tracks like “Hall of Mirrors” and “Showroom Dummies” commemorate an imagined European culture unmarred by history’s atrocities or divisions just 22 years after World War II.
Trans-Europe Express was recorded at Kraftwerk’s Kling Klang studio in Dusseldorf, Germany and represented a dramatic transition in their sound. Already having explored rhythmic innovations similar to James Brown on their fourth album Autobahn, Ralf Hutter, Florian Schneider and Wolfgang Flur expanded upon those ideas by including sequenced beats that are less funk-oriented but more refined here.
AllMusic’s Steve Huey describes this album as the archetypical Kraftwerk release, noting its mix of mechanized rhythms, minimalism and intricate melodies as one of dance music’s timeless trademarks. Rolling Stone, AllMusic and Slant Magazine all cite this release among their list of great classic albums of this genre.
‘Shots’ by LMFAO
LMFAO might not be the first name that comes to mind when discussing classic dance music, but they have made quite an impactful mark in this genre. Comprised of Redfoo and Sky Blu, they quickly made waves in dance music with their signature big hair and bold style featuring neon and retro eyewear.
“Shots” by The Black Keys is one of their biggest hits and an accurate reflection of party culture they helped foster. While its lyrics discuss drinking alcohol openly, its music remains energetic and festive – perfect for any party setting! Additionally, Lil Jon’s appearance makes this track especially entertaining!
Shots is another testament to how effectively the duo works together when at their peak. The track features some stunning vocal work from both members, who easily manage their parts.
While the song did not immediately become a chart-topper, its momentum quickly increased with David Guetta’s remix on airwaves. It eventually reached the top ten on both Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart charts.
Although successful, the duo eventually took a hiatus from music; while currently touring as part of a reunion tour, fans remain hopeful they’ll return to their head-banging roots in 2022. Meanwhile, fans can enjoy current party songs by both artists while hoping for future releases by them both in 2022.