Playlist: 50 Years Of Dance Music That Doesn’t Suck, Vol. 1

With Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, a dazzling history lesson in dance music, on the verge of release (Review Here), I felt it necessary to pay tribute to those jams that have gotten us off our asses and moving! Over the last 50 years, there have been some horrendously terrible dance tracks that have sustained a reign of terror on dance floors the world over, but there have also been some amazing tunes. Here’s the first installment of a playlist paying tribute to the last half-century’s dance songs that don’t suck!


  1. Donna Summer “I Feel Love”
  2. Madonna “Vogue”
  3. New Order “Blue Monday”
  4. Chic “Good Times”
  5. Chubby Checker “The Twist”
  6. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”
  7. Kylie Minogue “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
  8. Mary Jane Girls “In My House”
  9. Robin S “Show Me Love”
  10. The Contours “Do You Love Me?”
  11. Parliament “Flash Night”
  12. Goldfrapp “Strict Machine”
  13. Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”
  14. Jame Brown “I Got That Feeling”
  15. Blondie “Heart Of Glass”
  16. Daft Punk “Around The World”
  17. Justice “D.A.N.C.E.”
  18. Wilson Pickett “Land Of 1,000 Dances”
  19. Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
  20. Kraftwerk “Trans-Europe Express”
  21. Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland “SexyBack”
  22. M People “Moving On Up”
  23. Moloko “Sing It Back”
  24. Sister Sledge “He’s The Greatest Dancer”
  25. Martha & The Vandellas “Dancing In The Street”
  26. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”
  27. Salt-N-Pepa “Push It”
  28. Lady Gaga “Poker Face”
  29. Prince “1999”
  30. Deee-Lite “Groove Is In The Heart”
  31. ABBA “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”
  32. Bobby Lewis “Tossin’ and Turnin'”
  33. B-52s “Love Shack”
  34. Chemical Brothers “Star Guitar”
  35. M/A/R/R/S “Pump Up The Volume”
  36. Vicki Sue Robinson “Turn The Beat Around”
  37. The Capitols “Cool Jerk”
  38. Janet Jackson “Together Again”
  39. The Whispers “And The Beat Goes On”
  40. Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay “212”
  41. Rick James “Super Freak”
  42. Robyn “Dancing On My Own”
  43. Dee Dee Sharp “Mashed Potato Time”
  44. Technotronic “Pump Up The Jam”
  45. Barry White “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”
  46. CeCe Peniston “Finally”
  47. Britney Spears “Toxic”
  48. The Commodores “Lady (You Bring Me Up)”
  49. Little Eva “The Locomotion”
  50. Marvin Gaye “Got To Give It Up”

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