The Greatest Dancing Singers

Over 17.3K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Greatest Dancing Singers
Voting Rules
Only singers who are known for their dancing skills.

We know them for their lyrical talent (or lack of) but the real question is, can they bust a move? The best singers aren't always the best performers, especially on the dance floor. So this is your chance to rank who music's best movers and groovers are. In all genres in music's history, the most rhythmic dancer in music will be decided based on how everyone votes.

Michael Jackson was as famous for his dancing moves as he was for his record-breaking hits. And the fabulous trailblazer Prince made a name for himself through his risque, yet incredibly talented stage antics. Furthermore, with the recent revolution of viral videos, wonders such as Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus have become infamous for their signature moves. Love 'em or hate 'em, they've got your attention!

Vote for the best musical celebrity dancers below!

Most divisive: Britney Spears
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  • Michael Jackson
    7,333 votes

    There's no denying that the King of Pop revolutionized the world of music and dance. With his gravity-defying moves like the moonwalk, jaw-dropping music videos, and incredible vocal range, Michael Jackson's unparalleled talent captivated audiences worldwide. His innovative choreography continues to inspire generations of performers, while his countless chart-topping hits stand the test of time.

  • Shakira
    3,907 votes

    Hips don't lie when it comes to Colombian singer Shakira, who has been captivating audiences with her sultry dance moves and powerful voice for decades. Infusing her performances with elements of traditional Latin, Middle Eastern, and African dances, Shakira's unique style and infectious energy have made her a global icon. From elaborate stage productions to her enchanting belly dancing routines, this multilingual diva's indisputable talent is simply mesmerizing.

  • Bruno Mars
    2,912 votes

    Smooth, charismatic, and downright funky - three qualities that perfectly embody the essence of Bruno Mars. This Honolulu-born artist packs a punch on the stage with his incredible vocal prowess, electrifying stage presence, and slick dance moves that harken back to the showmanship of Motown legends. Fusing R&B, pop, and funk, Bruno Mars consistently delivers captivating performances that leave fans wanting more.

  • Janet Jackson
    4,615 votes

    As the youngest member of the illustrious Jackson family, Janet Jackson carved her path in the music industry with her distinctive sultry voice and breathtaking dance skills. Masterfully incorporating intricate choreography and boundless energy into her performances, Janet's lively stage presence often leaves audiences awestruck. Her ability to seamlessly blend dance and song has made her an undeniable force in the entertainment world.

  • Usher
    3,944 votes

    A true triple threat, Usher has dazzled fans with his smooth voice, exceptional dance moves, and magnetic stage presence since the early '90s. Known for his sensual and athletic dance routines, Usher has undoubtedly established himself as one of the most talented performers in contemporary R&B. With numerous chart-topping hits under his belt, this multi-Grammy Award winner continues to captivate audiences around the globe.

  • James Brown
    3,834 votes

    Dubbed the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown was a force to be reckoned with during his storied career. His boundless energy and legendary dance moves, like the iconic funky chicken, made him one of the most captivating performers of his time. Brown's intricate footwork and raw vocals have cemented his status as a pioneer in both the musical and dance spheres.