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Driven by a big synth hook, staccato guitar and juddering drum machine pattern, Prince heats up the groove with overdubs until there is a whole disco full of little Princes exhorting you to dance your life away. Mick Jagger was the Stones' disco fan. His wife, Bianca, held a legendary party at New York's club mecca, Studio 54, riding in on a white horse. Keith Richards, meanwhile, has always distanced himself from their disco dalliances — except this one, whose lazy, harmonica-riffed charms have made it a beloved Stones classic.
Of all the synth-pop classics of the Eighties, Blue Monday has been the most enduring. Pounding drums interlock hypnotically with that synthesized melody. Bernard Sumner's deadpan, melancholic lyrics paradoxically only add to the song's proto-rave energy. Cut by a supreme female jazz singer at a time when soul was absorbing elements of hippie-rock, California Soul is a tune of near-limitless appeal.
A staple of northern soul clubs for years. McCrae was an archetypal tragic disco diva — the southern belter lived in the shadow of husband George; when she went solo, her success waned. But the British soul weekender scene of the Eighties kept this phenomenal disco-funk classic alive. Berry Gordy and his corporation channel the 5's childhood exuberance and innocent ecstasy into something approaching pure joy. Easy as 1, 2, 3. Synchronising with your family helps.
Sometimes, a mere riff can kick-start a party, and so it is with War's anthem of fraternal togetherness. It goes "chung-chung-chunga-cha-chung An already potent howl of punk fury at US gay rights issues was given a dynamic overhaul by Belgian electro-rockers Soulwax. The resultant pulsing bass and driving techno put Beth Ditto's Arkansas outfit firmly on the map and became a definitive moment in the indie-dance crossover known until recently as nu rave.
Best known as the theme to Top of the Pops, this will sort the men from the boys: with its stop-start rhythms and orgasmic freak-out interlude, it's likely to send the faint-hearted scurrying to the bar. Persevere, and you will be rewarded with the chance to go berserk when the band whump-whump! Atlanta's Soulja Boy came out of nowhere in with this deceptively simple song made from preset sounds on the cheapest available studio software. The ersatz steel pan hook might have been written with ringtone sales in mind, but it has an addictive quality which is only enhanced by the repetitive chanted lyrics.
The UK garage scene went overground with this soul-funk number nailed to south London beats although they were actually from Southampton. Launched the pop career of Craig David. For guys — wear puffa, slouch against wall. Beehived good-time gals Kate and Cindy offer up layers of kitsch harmonies while tuneless Fred Schneider plays ringmaster at the bordello.
His declarations are sure to have everyone shouting "Funky little shack! Hence its sleazy, after-hours feel. Its steady beat and interplay of organ and electric guitar has proved irresistible ever since, a dancefloor favourite among scooter boys and Blues Brothers fans alike. Few out-and-out rock songs can make a dancefloor erupt, but the Detroit duo's biggest hit opens with a guitar lick so memorable that when it comes to instant reaction it's now surely up there with Satisfaction. As viewers of Euro football games will have heard, that lick has now become an international football chant.
Even maiden aunts can sense it feral power. Few one-hit wonders have brought as much pleasure as House of Pain. It is gormless, but undeniable. Jones was an accomplished mixer of influences, and here she does a nice job with New York where she was living , Jamaica where she was born , and jet-set haven Nassau where the song was recorded.
It's awash with frankly hard-to-miss references to the sexual nature of the automobile. JG Ballard always opens with this one if he's doing a wedding. The Clash's retro-flavoured anthem to indecision marks the point where dancing and karaoke collide, sparking an orgy of posturing and up-close mouthing. Then comes the frenzied climax: total chaos. The signature tune of the trio from Queens, NY has a thumping breakbeat and a monster synth sound which gets instant dancefloor recognition. The girls' salacious invitations to "push it good, p-push it real good" only add to the fun.
David Byrne's lyrics concern the meaninglessness of material success. Dancefloors don't dwell much on that but, instead, enjoy the Afro-flavoured groove and the opportunity to chant "same as it ever was" in a funny voice. Horns, strings and all manner of racy percussion combine in a sinuous, sensuous urban funk groove.
Shifting between tenor and falsetto, Mayfield raises consciousness while barely raising a sweat. It is the sound of black civil rights taking it to the dance floor.
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The title of Abba's wedding-party evergreen is a self-fulfilling prophecy. There's not a woman on earth, or a gay man, who won't dance to it. Hence, DJs grudgingly pack their copy, ready for the sudden entrance of a hen party. Hip-hop meets power-pop with overdubbed guitars, massed backing vocals and pounding drums on an addictive synthesized bassline. Joyous and utterly rousing, Hey Ya is irresistible. Giorgio Moroder stripped away the strings and the horns to leave a razor-sharp synthesiser rhythm that sounds like a police helicopter in a high-speed chase.
But it's Summer's orgiastic groans over the top that lure you on to the floor and into a trance. Kylie's first monster hit in aeons was dancefloor dynamite, featuring a ridiculously contagious "la-la-la" singalong.
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