Playlist: 50 Years Of Dance Music That Doesn’t Suck, Vol. 3

The third and final installment of the playlist wraps up the party with 50 masterpiece “last dances” from the past 50 years. Once again, “dance” is hardly limited to much of the electronic fodder you’re used to hearing in clubs; there is far more range to it, spanning across every genre imaginable. So get “get on up” and enjoy 50 years of dance music that doesn’t suck “one more time!”


  1. Daft Punk “One More Time”
  2. Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing”
  3. Earth Wind & Fire “Let’s Groove”
  4. Blondie “Rapture”
  5. Martha & The Vandellas “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
  6. Seal “Killer”
  7. George Michael “Too Funky”
  8. Sly & The Family Stone “Dance To The Music”
  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Heads Will Roll”
  10. Wild Cherry “Play That Funky Music”
  11. Sam & Dave “Soul Man”
  12. Pet Shop Boys “Left To My Own Devices”
  13. Avicii “Levels”
  14. Chic “Le Freak”
  15. Fatboy Slim “The Rockefeller Skank”
  16. Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z “Crazy In Love”
  17. The Kingsmen “Louie Louie”
  18. Ike & Tina Turner “Proud Mary”
  19. INXS “Original Sin”
  20. Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”
  21. The Beach Boys “Surfin’ Safari”
  22. Texas “Summer Son”
  23. Diana Ross “Upside Down”
  24. Skrillex featuring Sirah “Bangarang”
  25. Janet Jackson featuring Heavy D “Alright”
  26. New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
  27. Fontella Bass “Rescue Me”
  28. Franz Ferdinand “The Dark Of The Matinée”
  29. SNAP! “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
  30. Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride”
  31. Isaac Hayes “Theme From ‘Shaft'”
  32. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”
  33. Madonna “Ray Of Light”
  34. La Roux “In For The Kill”
  35. The Emotions “Best Of My Love”
  36. Jr. Walker & The All-Stars “Shotgun”
  37. House Of Pain “Jump Around”
  38. Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette “Hello”
  39. James Brown “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”
  40. The Crystals “Da Doo Ron Ron”
  41. a-ha “Take On Me”
  42. Pulp “Disco 2000”
  43. Eminem “Without Me”
  44. The Commodores “Brick House”
  45. Sugarhill Gang “Apache”
  46. Robyn “Do You Know (What It Takes)”
  47. Goldfrapp “Ooh La la”
  48. Otis Redding “Shake”
  49. Hall & Oates “You Make My Dreams”
  50. Donna Summer “Last Dance”

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