Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dance To The Retro 80's

Dance To The Retro 80's

*Here is a list of songs that are danceable and fun. They are divided up by style of dance.*


Thriller- by Michael Jackson

Go for the whole Thiller theme and recreate the look of the original music video.

Eye Of The Tiger- by Survivor

Love Shack- by the B-52's

She Works Hard For The Money- by Donna Summer

Somebody's Watching Me- use the studio 54 remix edit from the album #1 80's Club Hits Remixed/Best Of The 80's Dance. For this dance have the dancers wear detective styled costumes.

Sweet Dreams- use a dance mix of this Eurythmics song.

1999- by Prince

Only In My Dreams- by Debbie Gibson

A good song for beginning or younger dancers.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- by Cyndi Lauper

A great choice for beginning jazz students.

Flashdance- by Irene Cara

Beat It- by Michael Jackson

Footloose- by Kenny Loggins

This song can also be used for tumbling.

Let The Music Play- Use the remix from 80's Club Hits Reloaded

Fame- by Irene Cara

We Got The Beat- by The Go Go's

All Night Long- Lionel Richie


Let's Go Crazy- by Prince

Mickey- by Toni Basil

Relax- by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Axel F- use any of the many versions and remixes

Hip Hop

Control- by Janet Jackson

My Prerogative- by Bobby Brown

Pump Up The Jam- by Technotronic

The Safety Dance- by Men Without Hats


Whip It- by Devo

Karma Chameleon- by Boy George & The Culture Club

One Night In Bangkok- by the Countdown Singers

Venus- by Bananarama

Material Girl- by Madonna

This song can also be used for jazz or a father daughter dance

Walk Like An Egyptian- by the Bangles

Don't Go- by Yaz

Also good for a high-kick Rockettes style routine.

True Blue- by Madonna

A great choice for younger tappers.

Faith- by George Michaels

Our House- by Madness


Abracadabra- use a dance mix from the song by the Steve Miller Band. Have dancers perform magic tricks and illusions during the performance.

Burning Down The House- by The Talking Heads

Fast Car- by Tracy Chapman

Black Velvet- Alannah Myles


Neverending Story- use the original song from the movie soundtrack or use one of the many remixes.

She's Like The Wind- by Patrick Swayze from the movie Dirty Dancing

I Just Called To Say I Love You- by Stevie Wonder

Give this song choice to younger students.

The Wind Beneath My Wings- by Bette Midler

Time After Time- by Cyndi Lauper

Greatest Love Of All- by Whitney Houston


Broken Wings- by Mr. Mister

In Your Eyes- by Peter Gabriel

St. Elmos Fire- from the movie soundtrack

La Isla Bonita- by Madonna

Give it a Spanish flare

The Rose- by Bette Midler

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