Songs That Make You Dance

Impromptu dance parties are happening more frequently at casa swissmiss these days, with disco light and all. And I find myself constantly looking for new songs to add to my playlist.

What’s *the* song that will get you off your feet and onto the dance floor? Let’s start a YouTube-Link-Comment thread? YES?

Happy weekend!

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  1. Impromptu dance parties happening round here at all hours of the day and night. I don’t want to hog your thread but I have three suggestions. They are not necessarily my most favorite dance songs but the best post bombogenesis booty warmers I can think of off the top if my head. First up some serious shake and swing sounds: Airto Moreira and Celebration Suite:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCGmJBeqUY

  2. And for those times when you just want to groove along, you can’t beat classic Chaka Khan (& Rufus)
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SvPZo52X5vo

  3. Great 90s song in French, the beat is good though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESlxcl_lPSM

  4. ‘The Love Club’ always gets me bouncing these days.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca50eYQR58Q

  5. i have always danced to the dandy warhols’ “bohemian like you” (disclaimer: i cannot check if this is the right video because GEMA won’t let me see it):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU3mc0yvRNk

    then there is “rocks ” by primal scream (GEMA, i love you… not):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZCZjhjguA

    and OK go’s “a million ways”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1_CLW-NNwc

    if anyone knows a good work-around to be able to watch all videos on youtube from within germany, let me know… i cannot watch any of the videos i’d love to dance to.

  6. Oooh, that Marvin Gaye song is the shite! And Love Rollercoaster (Ohio Players) and I’ll Take You There (Staple Singers) will get me busting moves I didn’t even know I had.

  7. And the 24 hr version of the video here:
    http://24hoursofhappy.com/

  8. Hall & Oates — You Make My Dreams Come True!

    http://t.co/7EuUQAJqDB

  9. Hello from London. Theres some very new English designed to make you move. I guarantee none else will pick anything quite like this. Its the kind of thing I dance to when I get the chance. It’s an acquired taste for sure.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUtGYvEyGI

  10. Hi from Italy!
    Pete Rodriguez’s I Like it Like That it’s definetly on my list :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIJfdVPACyw
    Happy Dancing! :)

  11. Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJUCkSMN4k

    Thunderheist- jerk it (Not kid safe)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbvKUEXNaDU

    The Bird and the Bee – I Can’t Go For That (Hall & Oats cover)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUl8DC_yQ6g

    Nick Waterhouse – I Can Only Give You Everything
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJruQmdlU10

    Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURRmWtbTbo

    Little Dragon – Ritual Union
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yeb3q5nqWA

    John Grant feat. Biggi Veira – Black Belt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jae0uCGX-qM

    Justice – TThhEe PPaARRtTYY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsCu-Wg02Fg

    Classixx – All You’re Waiting For
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OSNXIcDnJ8

    Vitalic – Second Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuwRxha8zSU

    N.E.R.D. – Hot-n-Fun
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ZfA5QZDHY

  12. pnaupnau

  13. And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. -Nietsche

  14. This gets my blood pumping and I have to dance:

  15. Didn’t seem to embed correctly – here’s the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcClvRt9g2Q

    AWOLNATION – Burn it down.

  16. I’ve actually been working on a “mix CD” of stuff that should wake you up.

    Here is what I’ve picked out so far:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS3nRcwWktA Pete Townshend – Face The Face
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifARMmcqhD8 Joan Armatrading-Drop The Pilot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQjv0x1FdK0 Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut Official Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeqCqxhxLtc Burning Sensations – Belly Of The Whale
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMICD3aMZpw Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7BwRL2yhGQ Bow Wow Wow – Do You wanna Hold Me?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigRPr7OS84 Romeo Void – Never Say Never
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bM0wVjU2-k English Beat: Save It For Later
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Q4PecpIik English Beat – I confess.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzByJgoPMVI The Cure – Hot Hot Hot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs7Jy2y-33A Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-xpJRwIA-Q Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ7NVjZ-Eyg A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcATvu5f9vE Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfAraUEgDJk Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89McWFENTs ZZ Top – Velcro Fly
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWP-AsG5DRk The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZ08V4GFQg Groove Is In The Heart Music Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXi4yqVd9g Bow Wow Wow – Do You Wanna Hold Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPvRSAdK6o The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

  17. Hey Ya by Outkast! I love the “Shake it like a polaroid picture” part!

  18. Brimful of Asha!! Cornershop, Norman Cook Mix (Tajinder Singh). Perfect dancing with the kids. (They find the ‘everybody needs a bosom for a pillow”‘ refrain funny too.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LBnMRWeV-E

  19. hi from arkansas!
    here are my suggestions:

    toploader / “dancing in the moonlight”

    the knocks / “dancing with the DJ”

    the knocks / “make it better”

    enjoy!

  20. General Public “Tenderness”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmoHQ2DC3zo

    Swing Out Sister “Breakout”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDdkeXuKZ8Q&list=RDrDdkeXuKZ8Q

    Giorgio Morodor & Phil Oakley “Together in Electric Dreams”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gyPjIxpDe4

  21. You need some Temptations on the list…

  22. Normal people: singing the lyrics. Me: singing lyrics, singing all solos, playing air drums, head-banging and upper-body dancing to Billy Ocean! http://youtu.be/lvZSKf3YsSE

  23. Pharrell Williams…..HAPPY……….a must for the children!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

  24. A novice in dancing! But struggling to learn a few basic steps :) Can come in handy at sudden party moments!

  25. Still makes me so happy: Patrice Rushen, Forget Me Nots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA)

  26. Yessss! I’m so glad you posted this song/video!!

    Quick side note: I worked on a wedding for MSW in which the song/dance-obsessed grooms were getting married on Sept. 21. This was *the* song for their wedding with details highlighting the lyrics, etc. Such a great memory—the event team danced post-party to this song on repeat—certainly I will remember the twenty-first of September : )

  27. What a great “YouTube-Link-Comment thread”! I have to add two suggestions:

    Kings of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
    (I love the lyrics)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OczRpuGKTfY

    and the ultimate feel-good: Fatboy Slim: Praise You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex1qzIggZnA

  28. Sounds like you guys need Elevenses Dance Party!

    Elevenses is a traditional ‘tea and snack break’ in the UK, but here it is reinvented as a dance break! This isn’t updated all the time, but when it’s a particularly killer week, Elevenses Dance Party kicks in with daily updates. Here’s the Tumblr description:

    Elevenses Dance Party is a work break hip shake. Come dance with us!
    Every weekday at ll am BST/GMT, there will be a new track – usually Motown/Funk/Soul/Calypso/Twotone/Dance – with the video length posted so you know how long you’ll be stepping away from your work.

    http://elevensesdanceparty.tumblr.com

  29. and lastly, a great bollywood classic that teaches kids to count

    http://youtu.be/iwycoX_aHmc

  30. Express Yourself by Labrinth. Kid-friendly!