Just in time for the long weekend: A list of the greatest dancefloor fillers

If you’ve been to anywhere there’s dancing, you’ll know that there are certain songs that prompt everyone to hit the dancefloor. But which songs work the best? A new poll of 2,000 people has the answer.

A study out of the UK (translation: Some company has commissioned a survey as a way of camouflaging advertising, but whatever) has come up with the following list. If you’re a wedding DJ, print this out.

  1. ABBA, Dancing Queen
  2. Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Come On Eileen
  3. Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  4. Bon Jovi, Livin’ on a Prayer
  5. Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now
  6. Pharrell Williams, Happy
  7. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk (the most recent song on the list)
  8. Kings of Leon, Sex On Fire
  9. The Weather Girls, It’s Raining Men
  10. Beyonce, Single Ladies

A few more points:

  • 46% of people think they’re great dancers
  • 40% describe their style as “dad dancing”
  • 87% worry about looking silly

If you need more, go here.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Just in time for the long weekend: A list of the greatest dancefloor fillers

  • Best song NOT to play at a wedding? NIN “Closer”

    DJ found out the hard way.


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