100 Greatest Dance Songs of the 90s

Criteria: The songs here are based on popularity and impact. Songs that were released in 1989 ("Pump Up the Jam," "Move This," "Get Up! Before the Night is Over," "Love Shack," "The Humpty Dance," "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," "All Around the World," "Express Yourself," and "Ride on Time") do not count here.

1. Vogue
2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
C&C Music Factory feat. F. Williams
3. Groove Is In The Heart
4. The Power
5. Whoomp! There It Is
Tag Team
6. Macarena (Bayside Boys remix)
Los Del Rio
7. U Can't Touch This
MC Hammer
8. Unbelievable
9. Baby Got Back
Sir Mix-A-Lot
10. Good Vibrations
Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch feat. Loleatta Holloway
11. Finally
Ce Ce Peniston
12. Show Me Love
Robin S.
13. Get Ready For This
2 Unlimited
14. Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical mix)
Ini Kamoze
15. Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
Will Smith
16. C'mon N Ride It (The Train)
Quad City DJs
17. Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
Crystal Waters
18. Believe (Life After Love)
19. Everybody Everybody
Black Box feat. Martha Wash
20. I Like To Move It
Real 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman
21. Touch Me (All Night Long)
Cathy Dennis
22. Rhythm is a Dancer
23. Be My Lover
La Bouche
24. Rhythm of the Night
25. Children (Dream version)
Robert Miles
26. Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
27. What Is Love?
28. Mr. Vain
Culture Beat
29. All That She Wants
Ace of Base
30. This Is Your Night
31. I'm Too Sexy
Right Said Fred
32. Another Night
MC Sar and The Real McCoy
33. 100% (Pure Love)
Crystal Waters
34. I've Been Thinking About You
35. Total Eclipse of the Heart
Nikki French
36. Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)
37. Tom's Diner
D.N.A. feat. Suzanne Vega
38. Strike It Up
Black Box
39. Tootsee Roll
69 Boyz
40. Run Away
MC Sar and The Real McCoy
41. Jump Around
House of Pain
42. Sadness Part I
43. Poison
Bell Biv Devoe
44. Rump Shaker
45. This Is How We Do It
Montell Jordan
46. Da' Dip
Freak Nasty
47. Hip Hop Hooray
Naughty By Nature
48. O.P.P.
Naughty By Nature
49. Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
50. Jump
Kris Kross
51. Sweet Dreams
La Bouche
52. Go
53. Black Or White
Michael Jackson
54. Dreamer
Livin' Joy
55. Your Loving Arms
Billie Ray Martin
56. Where Do You Go?
No Mercy
57. Beautiful Life
Ace of Base
58. Moving on Up
M People
59. Music Sounds Better with You
60. Insomnia
61. U Don't Know Me
Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden
62. Around the World
Daft Punk
63. Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit
Gina G.
64. Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' mix)
Tori Amos
65. Come Baby Come
K7 and The Swing Kids
66. Don't Stop Movin'
Livin' Joy
67. We Like To Party
The Vengaboys
68. Free (Mood II Swing mix)
Ultra Nate
69. Set U Free
Planet Soul feat. Nadine Renee
70. The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)
71. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
72. If You Could Read My Mind
Stars on 54
73. Push the Feeling On
The Nightcrawlers
74. In De Ghetto
Bad Yard Club feat. Crystal Waters
75. Magic Carpet Ride
Mighty Dub Katz
76. Boom Boom Boom
The Outhere Brothers
77. 3 AM Eternal
78. Do You Miss Me?
Jocelyn Enriquez
79. More and More
Captain Hollywood
80. Tonight is the Night
Le Click
81. Born Slippy
82. Jellyhead (Motiv8 mix)
83. Dazzey Duks
84. Spin Spin Sugar (Armand van Helden mix)
Sneaker Pimps
85. Sugar Is Sweeter
CJ Bolland
86. No Diggity
BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre
87. Ray of Light
88. It's Like That '98
Jason Nevins vs Run-D.M.C.
89. Mo Money, Mo Problems
The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Ma$e
90. Whatta Man
Salt-n-Pepa & En Vogue
91. Smooth
Carlos Santana with Rob Thomas
92. Temptation
93. Together Forever
Lisette Melendez
94. Cotton Eye Joe
95. Better Off Alone
Alice DeeJay
96. Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Eiffel 65
97. Don't Call Me Baby
Madison Avenue
98. It Feels So Good
99. Sexual (Li Da Di)
100. Livin' La Vida Loca
Ricky Martin
101. What's Up
DJ Miko
102. Nobody's Supposed to Be Here (Hex Hector mix)
Deborah Cox
103. Twilight Zone
2 Unlimited
104. Kernkraft 400
Zombie Nation
105. Give it Up
The Goodmen
106. The Rockafeller Skank
Fatboy Slim
107. Fantastic Voyage
108. Please Don't Go
109. I'm Every Woman
Whitney Houston
110. Shoop
111. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)
Lou Bega
112. Motownphilly
Boyz II Men
113. No Limit
2 Unlimited
114. Tribal Dance
2 Unlimited
115. The Funk Phenomenon
Armand Van Helden
116. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)
117. I Love You Always Forever
Donna Lewis
118. Boot Scootin' Boogie
Brooks & Dunn
119. Kitty Kitty
69 Boyz
120. I Like It Like That
The Blackout Allstars feat. Tito Nieves
121. Killer
122. Justified and Ancient
The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette
123. Short Dick Man
20 Fingers & Gillette
124. Now That We Found Love
Heavy D & The Boyz
125. Mortal Kombat
The Immortals
126. Fat Boy
127. Fired Up
Funky Green Dogs
128. It's Not Right But It's Okay (Thunderpuss mix)
Whitney Houston
129. It's My Life
Dr. Alban
130. One More Try
Kristine W
131. Ready to Go (U.S. mix)
132. Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)
Scatman John
133. Lovefool
134. Hey Mr. DJ
135. Return of the Mack
Mark Morrison
136. How Bizarre
137. Something Good
Utah Saints
138. America: What Time is Love?
139. Suavemente
Elvis Crespo
140. Call Me
Le Click feat. Kayo
141. Red Alert
Basement Jaxx
142. Turn the Beat Around
Gloria Estefan
143. I See You Baby
Groove Armada feat. Gram'ma Funk
144. Time After Time
145. Firestarter
The Prodigy
146. Bodyrock
147. Waiting for Tonight
Jennifer Lopez
148. Supermodel (You Better Work)
149. For An Angel (Angel in Heaven)
Paul Van Dyk
150. Emotions
Mariah Carey
Honerable Mentions
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
Madonna Mariah Carey

Top 5 Slow Pop Danceable Songs
1. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Digable Planets
2. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
P.M. Dawn
3. You Gotta Be
4. Can't Help Falling in Love with You
5. No Tengo Dinero
Los Umbrellos
Top 5 Ridiculed Bubblegum Pop Dance Songs
1. Macarena (Bayside Boys mix)
Los Del Rio
2. Barbie Girl
3. Rico Suave
4. Informer
5. Mmm Bop
Bubbling under:
The Spice Girls
Honorable Ridiculed Bubblegum Rap:
Ice Ice Baby • Vanilla Ice
Top 5 2000s Dance Songs
1. One More Time
Daft Punk
2. Just Dance
Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis
3. Music
4. Can't Get You Out of My Head
Kylie Minogue
5. Finally
Kings of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight

Last Updated: 2010-10-08
NOTE: Dance music is not always your typical 4/4 rhythm. Dance music is found in all forms of popular music, be it through swing, ragtime, jump blues, and rock. The first real dance music in American history was ragtime, and in the 1980s, dance music peaked pop-wise. These songs represent the greatest electronic dance and jam (dance-based pop-rock) songs of the 1990s.