Billboard is celebrating the first 40 years of the Dance Club Songs chart , which launched in Madonna is the chart's No. Let's also look back at the top 10 songs annually on Dance Club Songs , as recapped in Billboard magazine and later online, from to
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Skip navigation! Story from Music. There are few things in the world as fun as totally letting go and dancing. Of course, dancing requires good music. You can't break it down to slow, moody music — unless you've got moves like Solange or Janet Jackson. For the rest of us, a dance party requires upbeat dance tunes. You need songs that you can't help but move to. Songs that make you start swaying in your seat. Songs that make you feel like you've got to hit the floor. Maybe you're planning a party , your wedding day is around the corner , or you just like to have great music to rock out to when you're home alone.
These are the 25 best dance-pop songs over more than four decades. Clifton Davis, part of Motown's team of songwriters, wrote "Never Can Say Goodbye," and it was first recorded by the Jackson 5 in They took the song all the way to 2 on the US pop chart. Among the producers was Meco Monardo who later hit 1 on the pop singles chart with a disco version of the "Star Wars Theme. It was a groundbreaking extended mix that would lay the groundwork for later inch single remixes used in dance clubs. It is a landmark that paved the way for the disco revolution. Gloria Gaynor returned in with another career-defining disco hit "I Will Survive" which became a 1 pop smash. Their cover went all the way to 2 on the U.