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List Rules Songs with dancing in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about dancing as a subject.

Dance songs are always a great way to let loose and burn off some steam. This is a ranked list of all songs about dancing, as voted on by music fans like you. Tracks like "Let's Dance" by Bowie and "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung are extremely well known, but what about lesser know tracks like "...Slowdance on the Inside" by Taking Back Sunday? Some of the songs included below may have the words "dance" or "dancing" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about dancing as a subject or theme. It's safe to say that all these songs are great to dance to, so put your shoes on and get out on the dance floor.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid dance tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the dancing songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including disco, pop, folk, metal, and more. 
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Let's Dance David Bowie

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Tom Islava added Dancing Queen The Real ABBA Gold

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Twist and Shout The Beatles

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punksnotdead added Dancing With Myself Generation X

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Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen

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stubb added Groove Is In The Heart Deee-Lite

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Tom Islava added Last Dance Donna Summers

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mwlittletreasures added Tiny Dancer, Sir Elton John Elton John

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Tom Islava added Crocodile Rock Elton John

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stubb added Dancing in the Street Martha and the Vandellas

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La Bamba Ritchie Valens

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Tom Islava added Twist & Shout The Isley Brothers

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Tom Islava added Do You Love Me? The Contours

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Tom Islava added (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty KC and the Sunshine Band

The Greatest Dancing Singers The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Tom Islava added Just Dance Colby O'Donis, Lady Gaga

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Harlem Shuffle The Rolling Stones

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Le Freak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
Le Freak CHIC

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stubb added Vogue Madonna

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stubb added Rock With You Michael Jackson

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clash1977 added Come Dancing The Kinks

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Footloose Blake Shelton

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Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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Tiny Dancer Elton John, Billy Joel

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dreamM added Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson

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egghead added Strutter Kiss

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NoellaRose added Evacuate the Dance Floor

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punksnotdead added Cosmic Dancer T. Rex

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stubb added Party Rock Anthem LMFAO - LMFAO

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Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb

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stubb added I'm Happy Just To Dance With You The Beatles

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stubb added Into the Groove Madonna - Madonna

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stubb added Let the Music Play Shanon, Shannon

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Tom Islava added You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer

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Bust a Move Young MC

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Till the World Ends is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
NoellaRose added Till the World Ends Britney Spears

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The Twist Metric

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Sally Can't Dance is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
punksnotdead added Sally Can't Dance Lou Reed

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stubb added Do the Strand Roxy Music - Roxy Music

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Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone

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Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb

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Dancin' Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
egghead added Dancin' Jones Dino & Sembello

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punksnotdead added Dance This Mess Around The B-52's

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stubb added Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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Tom Islava added Shake Your Tail Feather Ray Charles ftr. The Blues Brothers

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The Twist is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
punksnotdead added The Twist Klaus Nomi