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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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Tom Islava added Dancing Queen The Real ABBA Gold

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Let's Dance David Bowie

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Twist and Shout The Beatles

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Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen

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punksnotdead added Dancing With Myself Generation X

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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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stubb added Dancing in the Street Martha and the Vandellas

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Tom Islava added Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Tom Islava added Twist & Shout The Isley Brothers

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stubb added Groove Is In The Heart Deee-Lite

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

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Harlem Shuffle The Rolling Stones

The Absolute Best '80s Dance Moves (in GIF Form)

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La Bamba Ritchie Valens

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stubb added Vogue Madonna

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

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Tom Islava added Do You Love Me? The Contours

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stubb added Rock With You Michael Jackson

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Le Freak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
Le Freak CHIC

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NoellaRose added Evacuate the Dance Floor

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clash1977 added Come Dancing The Kinks

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Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb

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Tom Islava added You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer

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Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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dreamM added Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson

The Greatest Dancing Singers

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stubb added Into the Groove Madonna - Madonna

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punksnotdead added Cosmic Dancer T. Rex

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egghead added Strutter Kiss

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Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb

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

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

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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stubb added Party Rock Anthem LMFAO - LMFAO

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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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Footloose Blake Shelton

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stubb added Let the Music Play Shanon, Shannon

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Bust a Move Young MC

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The Twist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
punksnotdead added The Twist Klaus Nomi

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Tiny Dancer Elton John, Billy Joel

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

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stubb added Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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dancing in the dark Bruce Springsteen

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punksnotdead added Dancing Barefoot Patti Smith Group

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Till the World Ends is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Dancing
NoellaRose added Till the World Ends Britney Spears