top ten dance tunes

Once we got the Desert Island Discs out of the way, Bernard at work came up with another question: What are the tunes that will make you jump up onto the dance floor no matter what?

Twenty-one people responded, male and female, gay and straight. And the winner was:

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (with three votes)

Go figure.


Runners up with two votes each were:

B52s – Love Shack
Dee-Lite – Groove is in the Heart
Lou Bega – Mambo No5
New Order – Blue Monday

and finally… Cheb Khaled – Aisha (but this was voted by a husband and wife because it is their song!).

The rest of the list is pretty broad but would make a good CD one day.
Abba – Dancing Queen
B52s – Rock Lobster
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
Cameo – Single Life
Chemical Brothers – Under the Influence
Cher – Believe
Chic – Le Freak
Dead or Alive – You Spin me Round
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
Disco Nights – GQ
Don Blackman – Holding you, Loving you
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Entouch – Scratch my Back
Fatback Band – I Found Loving
George Clinton & Parliament (later Funkadelic) – Flashlight
Grease Megamix
House of Pain –  Jump Around
Indigo Girls – Galileo
Is this the future – Fatback band
Jacksons – Heartbreak hotel
James Brown – Get up
Kathrina & the Waves (yes I know they’re a eurovision band) – Walking on Sunshine
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Loose Endz – Gonna Make you Mine
Madness – One Step Beyond
Madonna – Into the Groove
Newcleus – Wikki Wikki Song
OMD – Enola Gay
Pet Shop Boys – Always on my Mind
Plump DJs – Donna Kebab
Positive Force – We’ve Got The Funk
Real2Real – I Like to Move It
Rick James – Ghetto Life
Rocky Horror Soundtrack – The Time Warp
Rose Royce – Carwash
Roy Ayers – Running Away
S Club Seven – Reach for the Stars
Sash – Encore Une Fois
Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself
Slave featuring Steve Arrington – Stone Jam
Snap – Rhythm is a Dancer
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Stone – Time
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
The Cure – The Love Cats
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
The Proclaimers – Five Hundred Miles
The Romantics – What I Like About You
The Stone Roses – She Bangs The Drums
Tina Turner – Simply the Best
Tom Browne – Funking for Jamaica
Tom Browne – Thighs High (Grips your hips and movie)
Touch & Go – I’ve Noticed You Around
Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Weddings Parties Anything – Industrial Town
Wham – Wake me up Before You Go-Go (the ultimate summer party song!)
Who Da Funk – Shiny Disco Balls
Whodini – Magic’s W
William Orbit – Barber’s Adaggio for Strings
Young and Company -I Like What You’re Doing To Me
Zapp & Roger Troutman – Dance Floor

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