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101 Greatest Dance Songs of The 90s(according to Buzzfeed)

Do you agree DL or is this list bullshit?

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by Anonymousreply 5006/09/2021

There are great songs on the list but the order is all wrong. Vogue should have been much higher than number 22.

by Anonymousreply 112/21/2020

Like 15 or top 10 r1.

by Anonymousreply 212/21/2020

R2, agreed. Some of the songs above it were dubious at best.

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by Anonymousreply 504/05/2021

I don't know most of those songs but I can accept that "Finally" is the No.1 dance song of the 90s. It was a genuine floor filler and could be played several times in one night to ecstatic response. It appealed to everyone -- it was pop, it was Black, it was gay. It has also aged well.

by Anonymousreply 604/05/2021

As long as Cece Peniston and Crystal Waters are in the top 10, its a reasonable ranking of 90s dance. Finally was the definitive 90s dance song. Everything else can be left up to debate.

by Anonymousreply 704/05/2021

Pretty solid list.

I would have found room for:

"Feels So Good (Show Me Your Love) by Lina Santiago

"Wiggle It" by 2 in a Room

"James Brown is Dead" by LA Style

"Crucified" by Army of Lovers

"A Mover La Colita" by Artie the 1 Man Party

"This House" by Tracie Spencer

and probably the biggest omission...

"Got a Love For You" by Jomanda. That shit was everywhere for years in the early to mid 90's. I had to double check the list because I couldn't believe they didn't put it on.

by Anonymousreply 804/05/2021

Good list. I was thinking 100% Pure Love for number one but yeah Finally is good.

A few too many R&B songs for my taste. Like Zhane. Not really dance. More like groove. At least our time with great remixes like the remix of No More Drama.

Would make a good Spotify playlist.

by Anonymousreply 904/06/2021

I can’t argue with that top 3. Glad to see “Touch It” by Monifah on the list. That was my jam back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 1004/06/2021

If this track list was played at a gay bar or a straight bar in the 90's the DJ would have been walked out of the building.

by Anonymousreply 1104/06/2021

When I started going to clubs this was played repeatedly. Along with the Frankie Knuckles remix of Unbreak My Heart.

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by Anonymousreply 1204/06/2021

"Gonna Make You Sweat" is and will always be #1 in our hearts.

"No Limit" is on the list but I'm surprised that this one isn't on this list since it was (is?) EVERYWHERE in the 90s.

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by Anonymousreply 1304/06/2021

Whenever I see a homeless person I play Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee) on my phone and tell them I'll give them $10 if they dance to it.

For some reason they never do.

by Anonymousreply 1404/06/2021

[quote]"No Limit" is on the list but I'm surprised that this one isn't on this list since it was (is?) EVERYWHERE in the 90s.

I absolutely fucking loathe No Limit, but Get Ready For This was amazing. I always think of Bring It On when I hear it now.

by Anonymousreply 1504/06/2021

Any list without this one....smh

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by Anonymousreply 1604/06/2021

R11 / perhaps a gay bar in LA or SF or NY or Miami.

But trust me, pretty much any other city and pretty much any straight club would be playing these songs. Well, maybe not Macarena. That shouldn’t even be on the list. It should be an asterisk of some sort.

by Anonymousreply 1704/06/2021

I also love Finally. I bought that cassette.

But I can't dance.

by Anonymousreply 1804/06/2021

I never make a move without seeing what they think over at Buzzfeed.

by Anonymousreply 1904/06/2021

CeCe Peniston on Finally

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by Anonymousreply 2004/06/2021

Basically anything remixed by Frankie Knuckles. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 2104/06/2021

No, R16. Aretha butchered the original which should be in the top 5 if not #1.

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by Anonymousreply 2204/06/2021

I agree with a lot of them, but it's obvious this list was made by and for drunk straight white girls.

by Anonymousreply 2304/06/2021

R20 It's reallllly aggravating how often she says "right," but she seems so genuinely sweet and grateful and gracious and when she sings for a few seconds, her voice is incredible. I wonder why she didn't have a lot more big songs.

by Anonymousreply 2404/06/2021

r24 yes she is one of the great voices of her generation and she is a nice down to earth person as well. CeCe transitioned more into R&B after her first album. R&B was such a huge genre in the 90s and there was so much amazing talent it was really crowded. She kind of faded into the scene. She might have had more hits if she stuck with dance.

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by Anonymousreply 2504/06/2021

I remember that song, R25, now that I'm hearing it. I guess I didn't really register the artist when it was out, and it's no "Finally." The expressive power of her voice isn't really used to great effect on that song. :-/

by Anonymousreply 2604/06/2021

I would add the Mortal Kombat theme song to that list.

by Anonymousreply 2704/08/2021

I was prepared to fight but they chose correctly for #1.

by Anonymousreply 2804/08/2021

I was a big Cece fan, I had a friend who used to call her cece penis-Ton. I preferred Love Thang to Finally, but oh well. About 5-6 yrs back she went on Celebrity Wife Swap—she was training to be a competitive bodybuilder! Her bf was borderline controlling & made her eat these really bland meals, like boiled chicken & broccoli, while he ate whatever he wanted, right in front of her.

by Anonymousreply 2904/08/2021

Was he a bodybuilder as well?

by Anonymousreply 3004/08/2021

[Quote] She might have had more hits if she stuck with dance.

It reminds me of Kelly Rowland. She gave up on those Eurodance hits that kept her relevant across the pond.

by Anonymousreply 3104/08/2021

Does anyone remember "Cotton Eyed Joe" with fondness? Even for camp appeal... it's dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 3204/08/2021

R30, no, I forgot his occupation but he wasn’t a bodybuilder; also, he seemed to be pressuring her into doing it. The meals he ate in front of her would be really fatty & decadent, he’d never let her have any of his, she had to stick to her boiled chicken breast & whatnot.

by Anonymousreply 3304/08/2021

Her retouching is obviously done by Brendad.

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by Anonymousreply 3404/08/2021

Time has NOT been kind to the sound of 90s music.

by Anonymousreply 3504/08/2021

Disagree, especially as 1990s dance music was an arena in which fat, sometimes middle aged, mostly fat and black women could thrive. The programmed sound versus the emotive vocals was lost when autotune became standard.

by Anonymousreply 3604/08/2021

r8 I was a young teen when GOT A LOVE FOR YOU was released....watched MTV and VH1 constantly. Went to dozens of bar mitzvahs with DJ's playing club hits....never heard this song before. Never even heard of it. There were only a few on the Buzzfeed list I hadn't heard.

by Anonymousreply 3704/08/2021

That was the perfect top 4. I would have swapped out 5 with Robin “Show Me Love”.

by Anonymousreply 3804/08/2021

Top 10 are like dance songs for 7-11 employees, kinda generic and uninspired.

by Anonymousreply 3904/08/2021

Culture Beat- Mr. Vain should have been ranked higher.

by Anonymousreply 4006/02/2021

It's Buzzfeed. They have little credibility in such matters.

by Anonymousreply 4106/02/2021

Naysayers, post your own list.

by Anonymousreply 4206/02/2021

r13 That song was everywhere at sporting events and probably still is. I dont think it got a ton of radio / MTV play.

Reminds me of those mix cd's JOCK JAMS which had lots of sports friendly club music

by Anonymousreply 4306/02/2021

It's actually a terrific list for any younger people who are looking for great dance / exercise music, or any older people looking to create an exercise mix.

How they do the rankings is always going to be arbitrary and silly. But it hits a HUGE portion of hit dance music from the decade (as it should--they get 10 tracks per year, which covers most of the hits since in any year, only a fraction of hits were club/dance music).

by Anonymousreply 4406/02/2021

Glad to see Alice Deejay got a decent placement

by Anonymousreply 4506/02/2021

R12: yes Frankie’s remix of ‘Unbreak My Heart’ is so good, and I didn’t even like the original ballad version lolz

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by Anonymousreply 4606/02/2021

Cult classic

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by Anonymousreply 4706/02/2021

I'm probably in the minority, but I absolutely hated her songs/sound. She sounded like she'd rather be doing anything BUT singing.

by Anonymousreply 4806/02/2021

Sorry, i meant to sign r48 as Crystal Waters.

by Anonymousreply 4906/02/2021

Music bump

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