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What song just makes you want to dance?

Asked by adri027 (1415points) November 10th, 2008 from iPhone

we all have those songs that we just can’t refrain from bobbing our heads or dancing all out…mine are Miss you-the rolling stones and the rain-oran juice jones

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shadowfelldown's avatar

D.A.N.C.E by justice comes to mind.

jtvoar16's avatar

Killing Fields (Killed Mix) by Assemblage 23!
Valhalla by 30 Seconds To Mars!

asmonet's avatar

Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
You Got It – Roy Orbison
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

What the hell with the tags? You gunning for most visited question? Pillows?

adri027's avatar

Oh hahaha naw I’m really interested in what moves people lol everyones different of course so my songs might not move you but Suzie Q-ccr should’ve definitely been one of my songs and I just typed in what was in my head I didn’t realize how many it was or random

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

lets go- lil john

augustlan's avatar

What I Like About You – The Romantics

American Idiot – Green Day

El_Cadejo's avatar

shadowfelldown stole my answer :(

Waters of Nazareth
D.A.N.C.E. (such an awesome video)
NY Excuse

shadowfelldown's avatar

andrew W.K: Party hard.
That is, if dancing is defined loosely enough to encompass spastic headbanging.

adri027's avatar

How late am I on this song?
I had seen people that had flashing icons with shirts saying do the dance and I had no clue but that doesn’t make me want to dance the video is cool though and what’s pyt? What are they saying??

generalspecific's avatar

Jump on it!

also for more mellow dancing, The Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin

El_Cadejo's avatar

@adri027 pyt = pretty young thing
the song is about micheal jackson
“Stick to the B.E.A.T
Just easy as A.B.C ”
“Under the spotlights
Neither black nor white ”
The way you move is a mystery

adri027's avatar

Thank you I would’ve never known on the other hand that is a classic and these are the times I wish this stupid phone had the ability to copy and paste!!! A good one is The bottle- Gil Scott Hereon

shrubbery's avatar

Jerk it Out by the Caesars.

shadling21's avatar

Any song makes me want to dance. The song determines the style and genre.

Some great tunes on this thread- thanks!

shrubbery's avatar

oh and My People by the Presets.

hearkat's avatar

Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
– that bass line just grooves!

cookieman's avatar

Black Capricorn Day by Jamieoquai

I Wish by Stevie Wonder

I Can’t Get Next to You by Annie Lennox (cover)

Mizz Bed Stuy by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Makes Me Wanna Pray by Cristina Aguilera

Hiphip Chinchin by Club des Belugas

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head by Dean Martin

Wonderful Night by Fatboy Slim

Just Be Yourself by Gabin

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

Can’t Get You Out of My Head by Kylie Minogue

Breath by Michelle Branch

Elephants & Flowers by Prince

City of Blinding Lights by U2

This Time by the Verve

This is my “House Cleaning, Dance Around the House Mix”.

cookieman's avatar

@hearkat: That’s a great song. Always loved the video too.

cdwccrn's avatar

Celebration by Kool and the Gang.

bythebay's avatar

Sooooo many, but these pop in my mind!
Hot & Cold, Katy Perry
Brown Sugar, The Stones
Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield
It’s Raining Men, The Weather Girls

mzgator's avatar

I Dont Feel Like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters and Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Celebtate, Celebrate, Dance to the Music

row4food's avatar

She Moves in Her Own Way, the Kooks
Callin Baton Rouge, Garth Brooks
Close to Me, the Cure
Istanbul Not Constantinople, They Might Be Giants
The Perfect Crime 2, The Decemberists
Take On Me, Aha
Love Island, Fatboy Slim
Independent Women, Elbow
Always Something There to Remind Me, Naked Eyes
When Did Your Heart Go Missing? Rooney
A-Punk, Vampire Weekend

tinyfaery's avatar

Grove Is In The Heart by

Bluefreedom's avatar

Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol

hearkat's avatar

@cprevite: It’s my #1 pick-me-up song when I’m sad or grouchy!

I love Jamiroquai! I can’t find my Travelling Without Moving CD to put on my iPhone. :-(

gailcalled's avatar

“Shall We Dance,” Deborah Kerr and Yul Brunner from THE KING AND I.
“Gotta Dance,” sung by Gene Kelly, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.
“Putting on the Ritz,” danced by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, SILK STOCKINGS.
“Dancing Cheek to Cheek,” Fred and Ginger, TOP HAT
“Putting on my Top Hat,” Fred, TOP HAT
“Singin’ in the Rain,” Gene Kelly, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
“I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” (by G. Gershwin), GEORGE WHITE’S SCANDALS OF 1922 (Maurice Chevalier sang it somewhere, with a delicious French accent.)

wookielove's avatar

mine would have to be “Just Dance” by Lady Ga Ga, for the moment at least. It’s so catchy!!

And disturbia by Rihanna as well :P

janbb's avatar

“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” – Leo Sayer
“Proud Mary” – Creedence Clearwater Revival or Tina Turner
“Brown Sugar” or anything by The Stones
“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van (the man) Morrison

And for slow snuggling with my hubby:
“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

(35 years of it on January 26th!)

augustlan's avatar

@janbb: Congrats!

TheBox193's avatar

@wookielove I agree, I get that stuck in my head sometimes. I love it.

Knotmyday's avatar

The Ride of the Valkries, by Vog-nuh.

gailcalled's avatar

@Knot; Darth has to change hats for that. Or perhaps personas? Or this?

Knotmyday's avatar

I couldn’t open the link, probably just as well. Certain styles of headgear make me horn-y.


gailcalled's avatar

Second from left, first row.
Third from left, second row.
First on left, third row. (My fave.)

shadling21's avatar

@gail – Thanks for the (very literal) change of pace on this thread ;)
@knot – Same to you!

chutterhanban's avatar


Awesome beat.

anthony81212's avatar

“Time to Start” by the Blue Man Group

Sloane2024's avatar

“Shake It”- Metrostation
“Please Don’t Stop the Music”- Rihanna
“Jump On It”
“Sadie Hawkins Dance”-Relient K
“The Great Escape”-Boys Like Girls
“Every Time We Touch”-Cascada
“Jessie’s Girl”-Rick Springfield
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody”-Whitney Houston
“What I Like About You”-Lillix
“Fun, Fun, Fun”-The Beach Boys

and last but not least… THE HOKEY POKEY

gailcalled's avatar

@shadling: It is hard to imagine Birgit Nilsson (a less-than-sylphlike lady) leaping about in that attire.

shrubbery's avatar

Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool

PIXEL's avatar

Troublemaker by Weezer

jtvoar16's avatar

Dethklok Theme.

science_girl89's avatar

Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se…
Icky Thump form The White Stripes as well as A Martyr for My Love for You
Feeling Good by Nina Simone (gets me going every-time)
Distillers City of Angels

El_Cadejo's avatar

@jtvoar16 one of the best concerts ive been to ^_^

meemorize's avatar

The ultimate one for me is an oldie but goodie: “Leo Sayer – You make me feel like dancing”

breedmitch's avatar

Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.

wondersteph's avatar

good choice with rooney. :) i’d have to agree.

tinyfaery's avatar

She Wants To Move by N.E.R.D

Amish_Ninja's avatar

Fer Sure by The Medic Droid
I’m So Sick and Perfect by Flyleaf
Cotton Eye Joe by ?
Barbie Girl by Aqua

I’ll add more when I get out of Webpage Design class….

lurv Metro Station

flameboi's avatar

The world is mine by David Guetta
Just be by Dj Tiesto :)

Bri_L's avatar

@ mzgator – That scissor sisters one is great. I love the duality of lyrics and song. Its great.

emt333's avatar

Shootout in Chinatown by The Band

Trance24's avatar

I am with Uber and Shadowfellow with the Justice songs. Also Galvanize by The Chemical Brothers.

Lazario's avatar

Several songs by Whitney Houston. Especially “How Will I Know,” “So Emotional,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).”

jtvoar16's avatar

Alech Taadi by Cheb Khaled
Let’s see if anyone can figure out what that song is from!

gailcalled's avatar

It sounds Arabic…or Afgani. But what do I know?

gailcalled's avatar

Or Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, Bengali, or Hindi,

janbb's avatar

He’s an Algerian ra singer.

gailcalled's avatar

So does he sing in Arabic? Clearly not French.

What’s a ra singer?

gailcalled's avatar

It is sung in Arabic.

janbb's avatar

The version I just saw on You Tube is in French. The song was written by a French songwriter and is sung by Cheb Khaled. It has been translated into Arabic; perhaps there are two versions since Khaled sings in both French and Arabic.

I made a mistake. It is rai singing (or rai singer) and it is Algerian music of dissent.

asmonet's avatar

…of descent? lols.

jtvoar16's avatar

It’s the song from the Fifth Element during the car chase when Lelo is first introduced, crashing threw Korbin’s Taxi Roof…
Big boom!
So many people know the beat, but can’t figure out the move it is from or who sung it.

Also, another song to add to my repertoire of “songs that make me dance\head bang\brake junk” is: The Boss Battle Theme Song from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. It’s totally a brutal, metal theme!

asmonet's avatar

Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line!

When she windup she bottom, she go like a rocket!

jdogg's avatar

the way I are, let it rock (kevin rudolf ft. Lil Wayne, put a ring on it (beyonce)

wookielove's avatar

Save room by john legend.
It’s a slower song, but man, that guy has SUCH a smooth voice, I can’t help but want to move.

Judi's avatar

My husband and I always get up and dance for the theme song to Boston Legal.

theloveprophet's avatar

I guarantee you that no one has heard of this song, but it’s called “Certainty (Mark Otten Dub)” and it’s on the CD “A State of Trance 2008” by Armin Van Buuren.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Holy crap i cant stop listening to Slagsmålsklubben

@theloveprophet the song is actually by Julian Vincent. Good song btw.

theloveprophet's avatar

@ Uberbatman
Wow how do you know that song?
And yeah, it is by Julian Vincent… I never said it wasn’t :)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@theloveprophet i heard it at a rave a while back. Sorry i misunderstood i thought you were saying its by armin van buuren.

chutterhanban's avatar

This artists who goes by the moniker “Girl Talk” makes nothing but dance music. He’s a mashup artist (combines songs). SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOD. People go to his concerts just to dance. He doesn’t write any of it himself, but he’s that good.

row4food's avatar

@chutterhanban My friend just sent me some Girl Talk and told me that he wouldn’t be friends with me anymore if I didn’t like it too.

chutterhanban's avatar

Haha. Hope you do like it! By the way, you can go to his website and download the new album Feed the Animals for however much you want to pay for it. (similar to how Radiohead did it, but with less hassle)

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

“Old Time Rock N’ Roll” I wind up dancing all around the kitchen when this comes on.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I dont dance ever. I danced at this concert A LOT.

jtvoar16's avatar

Buddha For Mary: 30 Seconds to Mars.

danimoos's avatar

Any upbeat beatles song.
Gotta love them beatles.

jtvoar16's avatar

“Eye 2 Eye” from A Goofy Movie
“Dance Magic” by David Bowie from The Labyrinth

jtvoar16's avatar

“Heffalumps and Woozles” from Winnie the Pooh

Judi's avatar

I have a hard time staying in my seat on the Winnie the Poo ride in Disneyland because I want to dance too! My grandson loves it when the Heffalump farts.

jtvoar16's avatar

@Judi, that made me LOL in RL!
I totally forgot how awesome that song was until it came up in my playlist!

theloveprophet's avatar

I just heard the song again on and thought of this chain lol. And yeah I could see how you would think that, I did word it kind of weird. I LOVE CERTAINTY!

I seriously thought no one would EVER have heard of it on here though.
I guess my views about this website have changed :D

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chelseababyy's avatar

What Planet You On – Bodyrox feat. Luciana
Be Still – Kaskade
Shut up and Let me go – The Ting Tings

chelseababyy's avatar

<( ’’ <) <( ’’ )> (> ’’ )>

jtvoar16's avatar

^ Are those boobs? Or Moogles?

chelseababyy's avatar

They’re little Kirby’s

jtvoar16's avatar

hehehe, I was close. I believe Kirby is the bastard son of two Hermaphrodite Moogles.

chelseababyy's avatar

Hahahahahahah. I love moogle. FF :D

90s_kid's avatar

Just Fine- Mary J. Blidge

nashish's avatar

“Khalgi Stomp” by Transglobal Underground; “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.; “Hero” by Nas—lots of songs make me wanna dance! Oh, and D.A.N.C.E. is a good one, I agree with you fine people who posted it.

Judi's avatar

my son has a song on his ring tone right now. Don’t know what it is but I probably look silly when calling him.

ortise's avatar

“Bertha” GD

Mr_M's avatar

The tarantella.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Oddly enough, it is Wizards of Winter by Trans Siberian Orchestra.

punkrockworld's avatar

Just dance – by Lady GAGA
it makes me wanna get my freak on hahah

Baloo72's avatar

Into the Night – Carlos Santana and Chad Kroeger

Sorceren's avatar

Oddly enough, Stayin’ Alive

Also, Djobi, Djoba

Finally, and forever since the first time I heard it, this and anything similar from Riverdance

Oddly, too, there’s Sing, Sing Sing. It must be a past-life thing, because I wasn’t born until decades after this was popular.

Sorceren's avatar

Sorry, the Riverdance tune I wanted was here

That song stirred my blood, made me want to dance — into battle!

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Any song from Seussical the Musical!

Sellz's avatar

Please dont stop the music by Rhianna (no homo)

My source says Grind with me by Pretty Ricky. He says it makes wanna do more than dance…

-Sellz (& source)

Johnny_Rambo's avatar

In The Summer Time——Mongo Jerry

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

That Maniac song by Michael Sembello. I heard it in a store the other day and found myself dancing down the aisle. I am not a dancer, I have never been a dancer, and I dance like your typical white male with no apparent sense of rhythm. But that song will get me acting foolish in no time flat. My wife about died laughing.

bigbanana's avatar

“Electic (eel)” MGMT..

Zen's avatar

You Can’t Hurry Love, Footloose, Shake it Up.

filmfann's avatar

I think I’m Gonna Kill Myself by Elton John.
I know, doesn’t sound like a toe tapper, but it so is!

asmonet's avatar

YES! Bowie <3

veronasgirl's avatar

Heat of the Moment, Asia
I’m not sure why, maybe because it has been in my head for the past week…

jackfright's avatar

“Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas and Vivian Hawke.

mally03's avatar

Im Still standing-Elton John

badapple's avatar

Lesbian Seagull – Englebert Humberdinck:

Tell me you don’t feel like getting crazy with all those sweet sounds.

rahii's avatar

its tricky. run dmc

Malcrony's avatar

@cprevite Don’t stop Believing indeed!

Adagio's avatar

Marie’s Wedding Van Morrison & The Chieftains

step we gaily on we go….

AlyxCaitlin's avatar

ANY song by The Secret Handshake, just sayin’

SundayKittens's avatar

Anything MJ….controversy or not his music makes me moooovvvvve.

seventeen123's avatar

Anything by Basshunter

saraaaaaa's avatar

This song makes me shake my bootay, this one makes me jump around like an idiot.

Lorenita's avatar

Never gonna give you up by Rick Astley

Val123's avatar

Monie monie!

Val123's avatar

Rubberband Man!

octopussy's avatar

at the moment, Michael Jackson – Can you feel it.

mxilla's avatar

You Gotta Believe – Lovebug Starski

And of course…

Michael Jackson – Thriller

mxilla's avatar

Oh, and as much as I laugh at the “crunk” music fad from a few years ago, no denying…

Get Low – Lil Jon

Irishmar's avatar

The counting crows, Mr Jones..or is it Mrs Jones?????

anartist's avatar

Time Warp

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Dancing with Myself
Somewhere Beyond the Sea
Anything by the Jackson 5
Pencil Full of Lead
Golden Years
I Am Like John Cusack

warwickmcghee's avatar

wu-tang clan – gravel pit
franz ferdinand – take me out
notorious big – hypnotise

GrumpyGram's avatar

Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top. LOL !

Nullo's avatar

None. I have a strong aversion to dancing. Three left feet. I’ve learned that it’s less awkward if I just keep my seat.

CherrySempai's avatar

~Don’t Stop Believin’



Trance24's avatar

Pinapple and his song wahow.

CherrySempai's avatar

Just Dance. (:

Earthgirl's avatar

so many, so many. how can I choose!!!?? so, off the top of my head I’ll say Yellow Moon by the Neville Brothers (funky creole beat), Heat by Anjulie (she’s hot alright), and Love Shack by the B52’s (nuf said) Please check the links, you won’t be sorry!!!

Vbis4evercool's avatar

Ummm… Candyland by Blood on the Dance Floor or Scream for My Ice Cream same artist

Mr_Paradox's avatar

How can no one have mentioned Sandstorm by now?

Judi's avatar

Did anyone say “Old Time Rock and Roll?”

hearkat's avatar

@Judi – Visions of Tom Cruise in his underwear just flashed through my mind…

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