80s Dance Music Lists









80s dance music is one of the most diverse of all times. There are many different styles of dancing which were invented in the 80's to fit the many different styles of music that evolved from that era. There are still millions of fans of the 80's music styles so there are many radio stations and online websites geared toward the 80's music.

Some of the different dances which began in the 80's were, disco, running man, Roger rabbit, Robo Cop, tickin’, lockin’, wavin’, poppin’, Pac man, break dancing, the moonwalk, Cabbage Cabbage Patch, funky twist, New Kids Move, boogie, electro, funky,and more. There seemed to be a new dance for just about every song style. This era was a time for the new music videos. Television shows which aired the music videos were, MTV, VH-1, and many smaller television shows and thirty minute shows.

Some of the favorite dance tunes were, Bad, was #1 in 1987(by Michael Jackson), How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, #12 in 1983 (by Laura Branigan), Somebody’s Baby was #7 in 1982 (by Jackson Brown), Far From Over was #10 in 1983 (by Frank Stallone), and Lucky Star, was #4 in 1984 (by Madonna). Funk style dancing was the craze during the 80's and it was normal to wear parachute pants, biker shorts, and sweats. There were videos which could teach you how to do the dances if you wanted to. Christy Lane was a very popular video to learn them from. Universal Studios has a series of 80's compilations that are marketed on television and they are focused on dance music of the era. They show how diverse the dance styles were at that time. Some of the songs included in this series are, Planet Rock (by Afrika Bambaataa), You Dropped A Bomb On Me (by Gap Band), Let the Music Play (by Shannon), and many more.

There were many songs which hit the charts in the 80's and some of them sold millions of copies. The following is a list of the top 15 dance songs of the 80s. They will certainly bring back some memories for some.

Top 15 dance songs of the 1980's:
1. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
2. Into the Groove (Madonna)
3. Super Freak Part I (Rick James)
4. Beat It (Michael Jackson)
5. Funkytown (Lipps Inc.)
6. Sweet Dreams (Are made of This) (Eurythmics)
7. Don’t You Want me? (Human League)
8. Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
9. Like A Virgin (Madonna)
10. Blue Monday (New order)
11. When Doves Cry (Prince)
12. What I Like About You (The Romantics)
13. Push It (Salt N’ Pepa)
14. Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
15. Flashdance...What a Feeling (Irene Cara)

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