The 10 Best Dance Songs Of All Time – According To Youngr
If his club-rocking, dance-floor-shocking bootlegs are anything to go by, you can count on Youngr to decide which dance songs are the best around. The U.K. musician has made a name for himself with his unique one-take live videos and incredible edits on a smorgasbord of scene classics and now shares with us his pick of the 10 best dance songs of all time. The list is just like Youngr’s own music: diverse, authentic and worth an infinite amount of replays. Join us in the countdown.
10. The Streets - Has It Come To This?
This album is SO good; what the hell. This garage-inspired tune really grabbed me. His vocal is SO crispy and in your face, and the groove is so tasty. It just rolls on and on and on. The bass is so subby there's no chance of hearing it from your phone. I love it!
9. Deadmau5 – Remember
This is just an unbelievable tune. The sound scaping, the warmth, the melody over the strange modulating chords, the thickness of the drums… Mad. I remember hearing this and becoming so fascinated with his production skills that I went and downloaded all of his sample packs. Got me some of the most outrageous kick drums I have!
8. Fish Go Deep - The Cure & The Cause
Every time I play the bongos, my go-to rhythm is from this record. All the DJs used to play this when I first got into playing percussion in clubs, and I will always remember this tune coming in and the crowd just getting down. It’s such a tasty track to jam over too. I subconsciously learnt a lot from this record. Also, the vocal is mixed so low it's under the groove. It's awesome, and not overly compressed either.
7. Disclosure - Latch
I wanted to hate this track when it came out, but I just couldn't. The production is just so good, and it's the first time I've heard a commercial dance record be SWUNG. The melody and vocals are brilliant too.
6. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
This song just makes you feel so stupendously good. Even though it’s a sample, the live instruments, the bass and guitar are amazing. And that chorus bass riff. What the hell! It’s so good it just plays by itself for like six bars; it’s basically the chorus.
5. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
I’ll never forget when this made number one. I was in a cover band about to play in Mahiki, London on a Friday night, so we all learnt this tune and played it, and it went OFF! I was drumming and smiling away. I will never forget thinking that this song managed to make it to number one without any vocals at all. Mind = blown.
4. Maya Jane Coles - What They Say
When I first heard this, I was immediately in awe of this producer. It's the groove and that relentless looping bassline synth that gets me, and the vocals sprinkled on in the perfect places. This was the tune that first introduced me to the world of two-step!
3.Timbaland - The Way I Are
This tune goes back to my early college days. I was obsessed with RnB, Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D., Timbaland, Justin Timberlake etc., but I was also experimenting with dance stuff. So when this came out with that four-to-the-floor groove around the time that I first started going to clubs with my fake ID, it just blew my mind. RnB and dance: melodies, synths and grooves, but dancy. So sick!
#2 Calvin Harris - I’m Not Alone
I remember hearing this in Uni when I first started producing. When those huge synth pads hit in the chorus, I just remember thinking: what the F!
#1 Simply Red - Fairground
I remember my mum driving me to the shops in Manchester in her green Fiat Punto when I was 6. Simply Red had just released ‘Fairground’ and BBC Radio 1 played it every five minutes or so. I’ll never forget the first time I heard it: it blew my mind. Dance and pop mashed together with a weird, irregular time signature in the verse, cool moody-sounding chords and melodies, and then that humongous chorus! Add to that the samba drums (which I later found out was a sample) and the music video of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The uncontested number one for me.
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