100 Greatest House Dance Songs

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

Definition: House music is updated disco birthed in Chicago, named after the legendary Warehouse club. New York City also played a vital role in the development of the genre (i.e. garage house). The biggest dance genre in the electronic kingdom, important pioneers include Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Frankie Knuckles (the Godfather of House), DJ Pierre, Chip E., and Larry Heard.
House Dance Songs
1. Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
Frankie Knuckles / Marshall Jefferson
2. Can You Feel It?
Mr. Fingers a.k.a. Larry Heard and Robert Owens
3. Acid Trax
4. Love Can't Turn Around
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk with Darryl Pandy
5. Jack Your Body
Steve "Silk" Hurley
6. Pump Up the Volume
7. On and On
Jesse Saunders
8. Voodoo Ray
A Guy Called Gerald
9. French Kiss
Lil' Louis & The World
10. Mystery of Love
Fingers Inc.
11. Music Sounds Better with You
12. Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
Crystal Waters
13. That's the Way Love is
Ten City
14. You Used to Hold Me
Ralphi Rosario feat. Xaviera Gold
15. No Way Back
16. Tears
Frankie Knuckles pres. Satoshi Tomiie feat. Robert Owens
17. Baby Wants to Ride
Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle
18. It's Alright
Sterling Void feat. Paris Brightledge
19. Your Love
Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle
20. Weekend
Todd Terry
21. Music is the Key
J. M. Silk
22. Break 4 Luv
23. Where Love Lives (Come on Down)
Alison Limerick
24. Passion (Do You Want it Right Now?)
Gat Decor
25. Hideaway (Deep Dish remix)
26. To Be in Love
Masters @ Work feat. India
27. You Got the Love
The Source feat. Candi Staton
28. Theme from S'Express
S' Express
29. I'll House You
The Jungle Brothers
30. Promised Land
Joe Smooth feat. Anthony Thomas
31. House Nation
The House Master Boyzz & Rude Boy O
32. Washing Machine
Mr. Fingers
33. Not Forgotten
34. Da Funk
Daft Punk
35. Beat Dis
Bomb Da Bass
36. Pacific
808 State
37. Witch Doktor
Armand Van Helden
38. Can't Get Enough
Liz Torres
39. Land of Confusion
40. It's House
Chip E.
41. Trapped
Colonel Abrams
42. Follow Me
43. The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)
The Bucketheads
44. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
DJ Spiller feat. Sophie-Ellis Bextor
45. Red Alert
Basement Jazz
46. Push the Feeling On
The Nightcrawlers
47. Big Love
Pete Heller
48. This is Acid (A New Dance Craze)
49. I've Lost Control
Sleazy D.
50. Can You Party?
Royal House
51. Do it Properly
52. House of God
53. Around the World
Daft Punk
54. A Deeper Love
Clivilles & Cole
55. Free (Mood II Swing mix)
Ultra Nate
56. I Can't Forget
Mr. Lee
57. Sueno Latino
Sueno Latino feat. Carolina Dumas
58. Carino
59. Like This
Chip E. feat. K. Joy
60. Give It Up (Batucada Refrescente)
The Good Men
61. It's Like That '98
Run-D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins
62. Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden's Star Trunk Funkin' remix)
Tori Amos
63. U Don't Know Me
Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden
64. Sugar is Sweeter (Sugar Daddy) (Armand Van Helden's Drum N Bass remix)
CJ Bolland
65. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Nomad feat. MC Mikee Freedom
66. Your Loving Arms
Billie Ray Martin
67. Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden's Garage remix)
Sneaker Pimps
68. Sing it Back
69. Killer
Adamski feat. Seal
70. Needin' U
David Morales pres. The Face
71. Magic Carpet Ride
Mighty Dub Katz
72. In De Ghetto
David Morales & The Badyard Club feat. Crystal Waters
73. The Funk Phenomena
Armand Van Helden pres. Old School Junkies
74. Sexual (Thunderpuss 2000 remix)
75. Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
76. Everybody Be Somebody
Ruffneck feat. Yavahn
77. If You Could Read My Mind
Stars on 54 (Amber, Jocelyn Enriquez, and Ultra Nate)
78. Disco's Revenge (Mole Hole mix)
79. Flawless
The Ones
80. One More Try
Kristine W.
81. Finally
Kings of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight
82. Yo Yo Get Funky
Fast Eddie
83. Bring Down the Walls
Robert Owens
84. The Real Thing
Screamin' Rachel
85. Turn Around
Phats N Small feat. Toney Lee
86. Escravos De Jo
Kerri Chandler & Joe Claussell
87. Gabriel
Roy Davis Jr. feat. Peven Everett
88. Rose Rouge
St. Germain
89. Never Gonna Let You Go '97 (Kelly G Bump-N-Go vocal remix)
Tina Moore
90. Boom Boom Boom
The Outhere Brothers
91. Rip Groove
Double 99 feat. Top Cat
92. Horny '98
Mouse T. vs Hot N Juicy
93. Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
Adventures of Stevie V.
94. We Call It Aciied
D-Mob feat. Gary Haisman
95. The Real Life
Corporation of One
96. Percolator
97. One More Time
Daft Punk
98. The Freaks Come Out
Cevin Fisher's Big Break
99. The Underground
100. Open Up
Leftfield feat. John Lydon
Honorable Mentions
3 A.M. Eternal
KLF & The Children of the Revolution
The Shamen
If You Should Need a Friend
The Jungle
Jungle Wonz
React 2 Rhythm
Dream Girls
Pierre's Fantasy Club
U Sure Do
Let Me Love You for Tonight
Ce Ce Rogers
Let Me Show You
Make My Body Rock
Fun with Bad Boys
Screamin' Rachel
One Man
That Nervous Track
Nuyorican Soul
Song of Life
Salsa House
Richie Rich
Pump Up Chicago
Mr. Lee
Let's Get Brutal
Nitro Deluxe
Girls Out on the Floor
Jesse Velez
In and Out of My Life
Nu Nu
Lidell Townsell
U Girls (Look So Sexy)
Children of the Night
Kevin Irving
Sun is Shining
Bob Marley vs Funkstar De Luxe
Fired Up!
Funky Green Dogs from Outer Space
Take Some Time Out
Arnold Jarvis
Alabama Blues
St. Germain
Love and Happiness
River Ocean feat. India
Get Get Down
Paul Johnson
Livin' Joy
Another Chance
Roger Sanchez
The Sun Rising
The Beloved
Morel's Grooves
George Morel
I'm Alive
Stretch N Vern pres. Maddog
7 Ways to Jack
The Party
Kraze feat. Moonfou
So in Love with You (Full Intention mix)
Brighter Days
Dajae feat. Cajmere
Ain't No Love, Ain't No Use
Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams
Ultra Flava
Heller & Farley
I Luv U Baby
The Original
My Feeling
Junior Jack
Sacre Francais
Dimitri from Paris
You Can't Hide from Your Bud
DJ Sneak
Nu Birth
Serious Danger
Want Love
Hysteric Ego
Hyper Go-Go feat. Adeva
Don't You Want Me?
Doctorin' the House
Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population
Get Up (Everybody)
Byron Stingily
Mueve La Cadera
Reel 2 Real feat. Proyecto Uno
Danny Tenaglia feat. Moi
Understand This Groove
Sound Factory
This is My House
Spaced Invader
Hatiras feat. John Slartas
Move Any Mountain
The Shamen
Hold That Sucker Down (Happy Daze vocal mix)
OT Quartet
Over You
Warren Clarke feat. Kathy Brown
Keep Warm
Nite Life (Armand Van Helden mix)
Kim English
What's Your Number?
Ian Pooley
Talking with Myself
Electribe 101
Ministers De La Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown
Fright Train
Robbie Tronco
Peace (In the Valley)
Sabrina Johnston
Got the Groove
Make the World Go Round (Deep Dish mix)
Sandy B
Let Me Be Your Underwear
Club 69
Muzik X-Press
X-Press 2
You Don't Know
Serious Intention
I'm Ready
Size 9
America (I Love America)
Full Intention
I See You Baby
Groove Armada feat. Gram'ma Funk
Movin' On Up
M People
Caught in the Middle (Def Classic mix)
Juliet Roberts
MK feat. Alana
Everybody Dance (The Horn Song)
Barbara Tucker
Let the Music (Use You)
The Nightwriters
Touch Me
Do it Again
Razor N Guido
Stomp to My Beat
Cunty (Thunderpuss 2000 mix)
Kevin Aviance
Can't Get Enough
Soul Searcher
The Real Thing (If I Can't Have You)
Tony Di Bart
House Music
Eddie Amador
Just Let Go
Petra & Co.
Give it to You
Martha Wash
Love Come Rescue Me
I Feel for You
Bob Sinclair
The Love I Lost
West End feat. Sybil
Bass Keeps Pumping
Rachel Auburn
Eggs N Cress
Keep Pushing
Boris D'Lugosch pres. Booom!
Bad Enough
CZR feat. Darryl Pandy

Frankie Knuckles


Top 20 Pop Mainstream House Songs
1. Vogue
2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
C&C Music Factory feat. Freedom Williams
3. Back To Life
Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler
4. Pump Up the Jam
Technotronic feat. Felly
5. Te Power
6. Finally!
Ce Ce Peniston
7. Missing (Todd Terry mix)
Everything But the Girl
8. Groove is in the Heart
9. Ride on Time
Black Box feat. Loleatta Holloway
10. Show Me Love
Robin S.
11. I Like To Move It
Real 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman
12. 100% (Pure Love)
Crystal Waters
13. All Around the World
Lisa Stansfield
14. Believe (Life After Love)
15. Good Vibrations
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch feat. Loleatta Holloway
16. Touch Me (All Night Long)
Cathy Dennis
17. I'm Gonna Get You
Bizarre Inc. feat. Angie Gold
18. I've Been Thinking About You
19. Express Yourself
20. Supermodel (You Better Work)
Top 5 Proto-House Songs
1. I Feel Love*
• Donna Summer

2. Planet Rock
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force.
3. Blue Monday
New Order
4. Autobahn
5. Don't Make Me Wait (All Night)
NYC Peech Boys
*considered the first real house song by many; really the landmark recording that gave disco a new direction with synthesizers.
Top 5 Detroit House Techno Songs
1. Strings of Life
Rhythm is Rhythm
2. Big Fun
Inner City feat. Kevin Saunderson
3. Good Life
Inner City feat. Paris Grey
4. Goodbye Kiss
Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes
5. When We Used to Play
Blake Baxter
Bubbling under: Triangle of Love
Important House Music Pioneers
1. Frankie Knuckles (godfather of house)

2. Larry Levan

3. Ron Hardy

4. Jesse Saunders

5. Walter Gibbons

6. Tony Humphries

7. Lil' Louis

8. Marshall Jefferson

9. Larry Heard a.k.a. Mr. Fingers

10. Carl Cox

Last Updated: 2007-03-31
Newly added names are in  Red