Updated: Nov 1, 2020
In the study carried out in partnership with Colombia University and INSEAD, the songs with the highest "danceability" were explained based on the songs that have been number 1 in the American music charts since 1958. They achieved this thanks to a special algorithm developed taking into account parameters such as tempo and beat frequency.
Here is the top 10 list of best dance songs..
10 - Billie Jean
Billi Jean, one of the cornerstones of the Thriller album, of which Michael Jackson proved his worth to the world, enabled Jackson to fully dominate the pop world in the early 1980s. Billie Jean is still one of the indispensable songs of the dance floor despite all this time.
9 - Baby Got Back
Sir Mix-A-Lot argues that something much deeper is hidden behind Baby Got Back. "We've dealt with much more serious issues in this song contrary to what people think. African-Americans are being ostracized by Hollywood every day and everyone is aware of it. Baby Got Back is exactly what it is about."
8 - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
The 90s has a special place especially for hip-hop lovers. Puff Daddy was also an important part of this special generation and played a considerable role in shaping hip-hop culture in those years, especially with Can't Nobody Hold Me Down. Diddy, whose chorus part was inspired by Matthew Wilder's song Break My Stride, used Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five's song The Message while deciding on the beat of the song.
7 - Funkytown
If a compilation like "the best dance songs" is being made somewhere, one of the songs that should be written without hesitation is Funkytown by Lipps Inc. Producer and songwriter Steven Greenburg wrote in Minneapolis when he decided to move to New York, which he saw as "funkytown" because he was so bored.
6 - Another One Bites The Dust
Queen did not use synthesizers in her music in any way until 1980, but with the development of technology in the early 80s, the effect of synthesizer started to feel better. The pain of this change in music started with Queen. Again at the studio, while the team members had a heated argument, John Deacon did not want to be a part of it anymore and started playing his newly written song in a corner. It is quite possible to feel the effect of disco music, which was fashionable at that time, in this song.
5 - Pop Music
The blending of the European disco, which was popularized by the famous producer Giorgio Moroder, with a kind of American disco created this iconic dance song.
4 - Ice Ice Baby
The Ice Ice Baby's background was created from Queen's famous song Under Pressure, and Vanilla Ice did not get any permission from Queen for this. Although no legal action had been initiated regarding this, it was later revealed that Vanilla Ice agreed with Queen and David Bowie for a certain fee.
3 - Hot In Herre
Hot In Herre, who appeared on her second studio album Nellyville, brought her the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance. Nellyville, who was also nominated in the Grammy Best Album category, switched to Norah Jones' Come Away With Me album.
2 - SexyBack
Producing Justin Timberlake's 2002 song Cry Me A River, Timbaland reunited with Justin Timberlake four years later, this time for Sexyback. Sexyback, which contains lots of electronic dance music elements, quickly turned into one of the cult works of this genre. This algorithm will also support what we've said, placing Sexyback at number 2 on the list of best dance songs.
1- Give It To Me
While we are at the top of our list of the best dance songs chosen by artificial intelligence, we are greeted by a Timbaland classic accompanied by Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. Featuring on Timbaland's second solo album Shock Value, Give It To Me has become the number 1 song on the American music charts since 1958 and has become the most danceable song title.