100 Greatest Freestyle Dance Songs



Criteria: Freestyle Dance Songs are based on impact, influence, and popularity.

Definition: Freestyle music is a form of hip hop dance (Latin hip hop, Latin pop) that originated from the electro-funk of Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force's 1982 seminal track "Planet Rock". The style is characterized by Latin percussion, heavy syncopation, and themes of romance, love, and partying. Latinos make up the majority of the fans as well as those in the industry although the music has been popular to a certain extent with blacks and whites, particularly Greeks and Italians (especially during freestyle music's beginning stages). Freestyle music peaked in the mid to late '80s and saw a revival in the mid to late '90s but went virtually underground ever since.

1. Let the Music Play
Shannon
2. I Wonder If I Take You Home
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam with Full Force
3. When I Hear Music (It Makes Me Dance)
Debbie Deb
4. Don't Stop the Rock
Freestyle
5. Fantasy Girl
Johnny O.
6. Spring Love (Come Back to Me)
Stevie B.
7. Change on Me
Cynthia
8. Take Me in Your Arms
Lil' Suzy
9. Together Forever
Lisette Melendez
10. Show Me (The Next remix)
The Cover Girls
11. Come Go with Me
Expose
12. Point of No Return
Expose
13. Fascinated (By Your Love)
Company B
14. Lookout Weekend
Debbie Deb
15. Silent Morning
Noel
16. Bad of the Heart
George Lamond
17. Temptation
Corina
18. I'll Be Loving You
Collage
19. I Can't Wait
Nu Shooz
20. Please Don't Go
Nayobe
21. I'll Be All You Ever Need
Trinere
22. Come Into My Arms
Judy Torres
23. One Way Love
T.K.A.
24. Boy, I've Been Told
Sa-Fire
25. I Won't Stop Loving You
C-Bank feat. Diamond Eyes
26. I Wanna Be the One
Stevie B.
27. Tell it to My Heart
Taylor Dayne
28. Give Me Tonight
Shannon
29. Party Your Body
Stevie B.
30. (You Are My) All N All
Joyce Sims
31. Funky Little Beat
Connie
32. Diamond Girl
Nice & Wild
33. Crying Over You
Soave
34. Clave Rocks
Amoretto
35. Summertime Summertime
Nocera
36. Dreamboy/Dreamgirl
Cynthia and Johnny O.
37. Two of Hearts
Stacey Q.
38. No Reason To Cry
Judy Torres
39. Do You Miss Me?
Jocelyn Enriquez
40. Dreaming of Love
Stevie B.
41. Sending All My Love
Linear
42. I Remember What You Like
Jenny Burton
43. Sincerely Yours
Sweet Sensation
44. Baby Talk
Alisha
45. Can You Feel the Beat?
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
46. Set You Free
Planet Soul feat. Nadine Renee
47. Release Me
Angelina
48. In a Dream (My Love)
Jossette
49. Feels So Good (Show Me Your Love)
DJ Juanito w/ Lina Santiago
50. Give Me (A Reason)
Buffy
51. Don't Take Your Love (Away From Me)
Lydia Lee Love
52. Don't Make Me Wait
Bomb the Bass feat. Lorraine
53. The Mexican
Jellybean feat. Jenny "Janita" Haan
54. It's Automatic
Freestyle
55. Party Has Begun
Freestyle
56. Catch Me (I'm Falling)
Pretty Poison
57. Take It While It's Hot
Sweet Sensation
58. If You Leave Me Now
Jaya and Stevie B.
59. Head to Toe
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
60. Say It's Gonna Rain
Will to Power
61. Don't Break My Heart
Sa-Fire
62. Maria
T.K.A.
63. Let Me Love You For Tonight
Kariya
64. (You're My One and Only) True Love
Seduction
65. Running (The Nest remix)
Information Society
66. Hungry for Your Love
Hanson & Davis
67. Dancing on the Fire
Jellybean feat. India
68. Where Are You Tonight?
Coro
69. Yo Little Brother
Nolan Thomas
70. For Tonight
Nancy Martinez
71. Jump Back (Set Me Free)
Dhar Braxton
72. Jam the Box
"Pretty Tony" Butler
73. Touch Me (All Night Long)
Wish feat. Fonda Rae
74. Yo No Se
Pajama Party
75. You Don't Have to Worry
Rhythmcentric
76. I Can't Live Without You
Angelique
77. Show Me How You Love Me
Elissa
78. Then Came You
T.P.E. feat. Denine
79. Forever Amo'r
D'Zyre
80. Treasure of My Heart
SF Spanish Fly
81. Can't We Try
Rockell feat. Collage
82. Love Letter
Giggles
83. Sidewalk Talk
Jellybean feat. Madonna
84. If You Should Ever Be Lonely
Val Young
85. Baby Love
Regina
86. On the Upside
Xena
87. Summer Girls
Dino
88. & More
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
89. Honey to a Bee
Tina B.
90. Arabian Knights
Latin Rascals
91. Sayin' Sorry (Don't Make It Right)
Denise Lopez
92. Who's Got Your Love?
Nyasia
93. Bleeding Heart
Bardeux
94. Stay in Love
Kromozone Project feat. Mon A Q.
95. Real Love
Lil' Johanna
96. Why Do You Treat Me Badly?
Leticia
97. Passion
K5 feat. Tammy Wright
98. Never Gonna Let You Go
Tamara
99. Endless Night
Cynthia
100. Highways of Love
Johnny O.
Honerable Mentions
What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy)
Information Society
When's It Gonna End?
Ashley
I'm Gonna Luv U
Summer Junkies
Jam on It
Newcleus
Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
Stevie B.
Set it Off
Strafe
All Night Passion
Alisha
Hooked on You
Sweet Sensation
All Night
Trinere
All Cried Out
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam with Full Force
One More Try
Timmy T.
Point of No Return
Nu Shooz
Touch Me
Samantha Fox
Only In My Dreams
Debbie Gibson
Thinking of You
Sa-Fire
I Still Believe
Brenda K. Starr
In My Eyes
Stevie B.
Take a Chance
Nuance feat. Vikki Love
Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Bird)
Will To Power
Release Yourself
Aleem feat. LeRoy Burgess
Dancing Under a Latin Moon
Candi
My Heart Gets All the Breaks
Monet
Dance with Me
Concept of One feat. Tony Moran
They're Playing Our Song
Trinere
Wiggle It
2 in a Room
Let Me Love You for Tonight
Kariya
Name of the Game
Dan Hartman
In Love with Love (remix)
Debbie Harry
Como Tu Te Llama (What's Your Name?)
Sly Fox
Crash Goes Love
Loleatta Holloway
Leave It All Behind
Tolga
No Reason to Cry
Judy Torres
Out of Control
Corina
(Goodbye Baby) Victim of Love
Sweet Sensation
Because of You
The Cover Girls
Like a Child (At Play)
Noel
Latin Love
Trilogy
You're the One
Sandee
How Can We Be Wrong?
Trinere
Lost in Emotion
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
Scars of Love
T.K.A.
Tears May Fall
T.K.A.
Why Ya Wanna Go?
Fascination
Last Chance
Cyre
No More, No More
L.A. Girls
Red Hot
Trilogy
First True Love
Tiana
In Paradise
Laissez Faire
I'm Over You
Sequal
Funk Boutique
The Cover Girls
Try Yazz (Esa Loca)
Two Without Hats
I Want You
Shana
Let the Beat Hit 'Em
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
8 Arms to Hold You (Near My Heart)
The Goon Squad
Come Get My Love
T.K.A.
Surrender (Your Love)
Clear Touch
Wondering
Tonasia
Baby Don't Go
FFWD
Why Did You Do It?
Exo
Open Up Your Heart
Raiana Paige
Listen to My Cries
Body & Style
Playgirl
Babie & Keyes
Without You
George Lamond
Girl, You Hear Me Crying?
N.V.
Pickin' Up Pieces (Of My Heart)
Brenda K. Starr
If This Ain't Love
Jay Novelle
Love Me Tonight
Cynthia
I Need You
B.V.S.M.P. feat. Stevie B.
Broken Promises
Joey Kidd
Touch Me with Your Heart
Eileen Flores
Only in the Night
Voice in Fashion
What Will I Do?
Timmy T.
Forbidden Lover
1st Impression
Tender Heart
Leather & Lace
My Heart's Divided
Shannon
On the Loose
Jasmin
There's a Party Goin' On
Yvonne
Mirage
Jellybean feat. India
I Like It
Dino
This is the Last Time
Laura Enea
Love Child
Sweet Sensation
Seasons Change
Expose
When I Dream About You
Stevie B.
You're the One for Me
April
Did it Feel Like Love? (Miami remix)
Genuine Parts
I Burn
Marshall "Rock" Jones
Memories of You
London Exchange
Be Mine Tonight
Promise Circle
Dreamin'
Will To Power
Boriqua Posse
Rare Arts
You
The Rios Sisters
Security (Midnight mix)
The Beat Club
Since I Fell for You
Apollonia
Praying for an Angel
Rochelle
Memories (Carlos Berrios remix)
Jacqui Cenci
So in Love with You
Tribe
One Last Kiss
Julie
Misery
Daize
I See Stars
Robin Fox
I Do Both Jay and Jane
La Rissa
Died in Your Arms Tonight
Intonation feat. Joee
Until Tomorrow
Adriana
All Broken Hearted
Alexia Phillips
You Were Meant for Me
Synthia Figueroa
Don't Let Me Go
Stefanie Bennett
You Are the One
Count to Twenty
Naughty Girls (Need Love To)
Samantha Fox
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
P.S.O.
Vissions
SF Spanish Fly
Perfect
C-Bank feat. Geminis
He's My Baby Now
Lisette Melendez
Who Found Who?
Jellybean feat. Elisa Fiorillo
Be Gentle with My Heart
Natasha
Roses Are Red
Maribell
I Can't Face the Facts
Gina Go-Go
He's All I Want for Christmas
Lil Suzy
Top 10 Freestyle Ballads
1. Seasons Change
Expose
2. Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
Stevie B.
3. All Cried Out
Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam with Full Force
4. Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Bird)
Will To Power.
5. Wishing On a Star*
The Cover Girls
6. I Still Believe
Brenda K. Starr
7. Lost in Emotion
Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam
8. One More Try
Timmy T.
9. If Wishes Came True
Sweet Sensation
10. Thinking of You
Sa-Fire
*denotes pop ballad
Top 10 Pre-Shannon/Proto Freestyle Songs
1. Planet Rock
Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force (1982)
2. I.O.U. (And Sometimes Y)
Freeez feat. John Rocca (1983)
3. Play at Your Own Risk
Planet Patrol (1982)
4. One More Shot
C-Bank feat. Jenny Burton (1982)
5. Situation
Yaz (Yazoo) (1982)
6. Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
Dominatrix (1983)
7. Get Wet
C-Bank feat. Jenny Burton (1983)
8. Din Daa Daa (Der Trommeltanz)
George Kranz (1983)
9. Pop Goes My Love
Freeez feat. John Rocca (1983)
10. Don't Go
Yaz (Yazoo) (1982)
*several songs considered freestyle music
Top 5 Freestyle Raps
1. Wiggle It
2 in a Room
2. Try Yazz (Esta Locha)
Two without Hats
3. I Need You
B.V.S.M.P. feat. Stevie B.
4. Boriqua Posse
Rare Arts
5. Latin Active
A Lighter Shade of Brown
Top 5 Electro Influences
1. Planet Rock
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
2. Jam On It
Newcleus
3. Set It Off
Strafe
4. Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Hashim
5. White Lines (Don t Do It)
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
Top 5 Non-Freestyle Artist Crossovers
1. Crash Goes Love
Loleatta Holloway
2. Name of the Game
Dan Hartman
3. Only In My Dreams (remix)
Debbie Gibson
4. Touch Me (remix)
Samantha Fox
5. Naughty Girls (Need Love To)
Samantha Fox
Bubbling Under: In Love With Love (remix)
Debbie Harry


Shannon - Let The Music Play

Last Updated: 2007-12-11
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