98. "Girls and Boys" by Blur
The song is equal parts Britpop and dance pop. And a great reminder of just how brilliant Blur was throughout the '90s.
96. "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith
Will Smith isn't exactly what you think of when you think "'90s dance," BUUUT you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone between the ages of 26 and 30 who hasn't had a moment with this song at a middle school dance. Plus, he never had to curse in his songs to sell records!
95. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65
Two things that are probably true about this song: 1) The only words everyone knows/remembers are "I'm blue da-be-dee-da-ba die..." 2) This was likely everyone's first Napster download.
91. "Just a Touch of Love" by C+C Music Factory
Honestly, this song is on this list because of the amazing montage of the nuns cleaning up the neighborhood and bringing the people back to the church in Sister Act.
90. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
Yes, this song is cheesy as hell, but it doesn't ever try to be anything other than what it is: a fun, catchy, campy dance song.
89. "You're Not Alone" by Olive
A sensual and ethereal chill-out track that wouldn't have sounded out of place in a scene in Trainspotting.
88. "Fastlove, Pt. 1" by George Michael
An underrated mid-'90s dance gem from the late, great George Michael.
87. "Born Slippy (Nuxx)" by Underworld
The standout track from the Trainspotting soundtrack — which, FTR, is a solid, near perfect soundtrack. Also, like, we've already talked about Trainspotting twice on this list so far.
86. "Things That Make You Go Hmmmm...." by C+C Music Factory
This song is so early '90s like Skidz pants and Zack Morris's brick cell phone.
81. "More and More" by Captain Hollywood Project
I know what you're thinking, and no, this wasn't sung by Real McCoy.
79. "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" by Baz Luhrmann
"Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" was that song that was on VH1 a lot, like, a lot a lot.
74. "Dreamer" by Livin' Joy
Female vocals set to a house beat = everything you could want from an early-'90s dance song.
72. "Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust
No, this wasn’t a Daft Punk song! It was actually the band Stardust, which featured Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter — which is why it sounded so much like a track off Discovery.
71. "Boom Boom Boom" by the Outhere Brothers
All you need to know are “boom boom boom” and “way-ooh (way-ooh)” and you basically know the lyrics to the entire song.
70. "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" by Us3
This acid jazz track is the type of song that makes you want to slowly grind up against your S.O. on the dance floor.
65. "No Limit" by 2 Unlimited
This is possibly the most aggressive beat from the '90s. It's like they're strumming a GIANT rubber band.
64. "Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe
This song is not only a ‘90s classic, but it’s also arguably better than anything New Edition ever put out.
63. "Moving on Up" by M People
"Moving on up, moving on up, time to break free, no one can stop me." The "Unwritten" of the '90s.
60. "Too Funky" by George Michael
A wonderfully up-tempo track that had an accompanying music video full of supermodels, basically about as classic George Michael as you can get!
57. "Strike It Up" by Black Box
There was a big debate whether this was better than "Everybody Everybody." In the end, "Everybody Everybody" is the winner.
47. "Everybody's Free" by Rozalla
This song makes me want to drop out of life, join a nudist colony, and scream, "EVERYBOODY'S FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TO FEEL GOOD."
46. "Here Comes the Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze
Haters will say this isn't a dance song. Real fans know otherwise.
45. "Hey Mr. D.J." by Zhané
Great harmonies, chill vibe, rap bridge; all the things you needed to make a perfect early-‘90s R&B dance song.
44. "The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into Mind)" by The Bucketheads
This song is JNCOs personified in musical form (and that’s not a bad thing).
37. "Ready to Go" by Republica
Unfortunately this song has been co-opted by car commercials, but regardless, it still gives me '90s teen-drama-movie school-dance vibes.
35. "Move This (Shake that Body)" by Technotronic
Features the second-most-fun lyric to sing (the first comes later) from a '90s dance song --> "People don't you know, don't you know, it's about time."
29. "Around the World" by Daft Punk
Honestly, Daft Punk could release this song today and everyone would say it’s a genius bop — like how many other bands have songs that sound as good today as they did 20 years ago?! And yes, this came out two decades ago!!!
28. "The Sign" by Ace of Base
Ace of Base invented the awkward middle school dance with this song, which you can’t really slow dance to but can’t grind to either.
27. "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai
Music video is still cool. Song still holds up. That hat is still iconic.
26. "Total Eclipse of the Heart (Dance Mix)" by Nicki French
*Screams* "OOOOOOH AH OHHHHHH AH OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH."