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100 Greatest House Dance Songs

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.

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

Newly added names are in Red
Last Updated: 2007-03-31
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  1. Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) - Frankie Knuckles pres. Marshall Jefferson
  2. Can You Feel It? - Mr. Fingers a.k.a. Larry Heard and Robert Owens
  3. Acid Trax - Phuture
  4. Love Can't Turn Around - Farley "Jackmaster" Funk with Darryl Pandy
  5. Jack Your Body - Steve "Silk" Hurley
  6. Pump Up the Volume - M/A/R/R/S
  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 - Stardust
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 - Adonis
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 - Raze
23. Where Love Lives (Come on Down) - Alison Limerick
24. Passion (Do You Want it Right Now?) - Gat Decor
25. Hideaway (Deep Dish remix) - De'Lacy
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 - Leftfield
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 - Armando
40. It's House - Chip E.
41. Trapped - Colonel Abrams
42. Follow Me - Aly-Us
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) - Maurice
49. I've Lost Control - Sleazy D.
50. Can You Party? - Royal House
51. Do it Properly - Adonis
52. House of God - DHS
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 - T-Coy
59. Like This - Chip E. feat. K. Joy
60. Give It Up (Batucada Refrescente) - The Good Men
61. It's Like That '98 - Run DMC 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 - Moloko
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) - Amber
75. Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo
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) - Gusto
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 - Cajmere
97. One More Time - Daft Punk
98. The Freaks Come Out - Cevin Fisher's Big Break
99. The Underground - Celeda
100. Open Up - Leftfield feat. John Lydon
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3 A.M. Eternal - KLF & The Children of the Revolution
Progen - The Shamen
If You Should Need a Friend - Blaze
The Jungle - Jungle Wonz
Intoxication - React 2 Rhythm
Dream Girls - Pierre's Fantasy Club
U Sure Do - Strike
Let Me Love You for Tonight - Kariya
Someday - Ce Ce Rogers
Let Me Show You - K-Klass
Make My Body Rock - Jomanda
Fun with Bad Boys - Screamin' Rachel
One Man - Chanelle
That Nervous Track - Nuyorican Soul
Song of Life - Leftfield
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 - Adeva
Chime - Orbital
Nu Nu - Lidell Townsell
U Girls (Look So Sexy) - Nush
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
Dreamer - 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 - Hercules
The Party - Kraze feat. Moonfou
So in Love with You (Full Intention mix) - Duke
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
Anthem - N-Joi
You Can't Hide from Your Bud - DJ Sneak
Anytime - Nu Birth
Deeper - Serious Danger
Want Love - Hysteric Ego
High - Hyper Go-Go feat. Adeva
Don't You Want Me? - Felix
Doctorin' the House - Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population
Get Up (Everybody) - Byron Stingily
Mueve La Cadera - Reel 2 Real feat. Proyecto Uno
Elements - Danny Tenaglia feat. Moi
Understand This Groove - Sound Factory
This is My House - Ecstasy
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
Independence - Lulu
Keep Warm - Jinny
Nite Life (Armand Van Helden mix) - Kim English
What's Your Number? - Ian Pooley
1999 - Cassius
Talking with Myself - Electribe 101
Believe - Ministers De La Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown
Fright Train - Robbie Tronco
Peace (In the Valley) - Sabrina Johnston
Got the Groove - Sm-Traxx
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
Always - MK feat. Alana
Everybody Dance (The Horn Song) - Barbara Tucker
Let the Music (Use You) - The Nightwriters
Touch Me - 49ers
Do it Again - Razor N Guido
Dreams - Gabrielle
Stomp to My Beat - JS-16
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 - Lovestation
I Feel for You - Bob Sinclair
The Love I Lost - West End feat. Sybil
Bass Keeps Pumping - Rachel Auburn
Eggs N Cress - Yomanda
Keep Pushing - Boris D'Lugosch pres. Booom!
Bad Enough - CZR feat. Darryl Pandy

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8. Groove is in the Heart
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10. Show Me Love
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11. I Like To Move It
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12. 100% (Pure Love)
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13. All Around the World
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14. Believe (Life After Love)
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15. Good Vibrations
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16. Touch Me (All Night Long)
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17. I'm Gonna Get You
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18. I've Been Thinking About You
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19. Express Yourself
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20. Supermodel (You Better Work)
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1. I Feel Love*
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2. Planet Rock
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3. Blue Monday
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4. Autobahn
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5. Don't Make Me Wait (All Night)
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2. Big Fun - Inner City feat. Kevin Saunderson
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3. Good Life - Inner City feat. Paris Grey
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5. When We Used to Play - Blake Baxter
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1. Frankie Knuckles (godfather of house)
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2. Larry Levan
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3. Ron Hardy
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4. Jesse Saunders
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5. Walter Gibbons
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6. Tony Humphries
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7. Lil' Louis
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8. Marshall Jefferson
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9. Larry Heard a.k.a. Mr. Fingers
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10. Carl Cox
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Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) - Marshall Jefferson

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