The Best Dance Pop Music to Get You Moving

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We all know that music can have a profound effect on our mood and energy levels. So why not choose some upbeat, dance-worthy tunes the next time you need a pick-me-up?

Here are some of the best dance pop songs to get you moving:

1. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
2. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
3. “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft.


Dance pop is one of the most popular genres of music today. Whether you’re getting ready for a night out or just looking to get your body moving, there’s nothing like a good dance pop song to get you in the mood.

There are countless great dance pop songs out there, but we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites to get you started. From old-school classics to contemporary hits, these are the songs that are sure to get you moving.

What is Dance Pop Music?

Dance pop is a genre of popular music that originated in the early 1980s. It is generally uptempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danced to by clubgoers.

The genre, while originating in Europe, developed more broadly in the United States and Canada due to the popularity of disco and electronic dance music (EDM). Many tracks in the genre are characterized by strong 4/4 beats, synthesizers, and guest vocalists.

Dance pop music emerged as a combination of various genres including disco, house, Hi-NRG, and synth-pop. The sound is often hooks or riffs accompanied by simple yet effective melodies that are easy to sing along to. The goal of dance pop is usually to create a feeling of happiness or euphoria.

The Best Dance Pop Songs of All Time

Dance pop is a genre of popular music that is generally produced for dancing. It includes elements of pop, dance, and electronic music. Dance pop is usually characterized by strong beats, catchy melodies, and easy-to-sing lyrics. If you’re looking for some great dance pop songs to get you moving, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best dance pop songs of all time.

“Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé

“Crazy in Love” is a song by American singer Beyoncé, featuring American rapper Jay-Z. The song was released as the lead single from Beyoncé’s debut solo album Dangerously in Love (2003). It became one of the most successful singles of 2003, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The song won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 46th Grammy Awards. The single was rereleased in 2004 to coincide with the release of its music video, which features a performance by Beyoncé at Madison Square Garden. “Crazy in Love” peaked at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks and helped renew interest in Destinys Child.

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

This catchy, upbeat pop song was released in 2016 as part of the soundtrack for the movie “Trolls.” It quickly became a hit, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries. The lyrics and infectious beat make it impossible to resist moving your body when you hear it.

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Uptown Funk” is a song by English producer Mark Ronson from his fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015), featuring American singer Bruno Mars. The song was released as the album’s lead single on 10 November 2014. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and several other international charts, including Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

“Shape of You” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as a digital download on 6 January 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album ÷ (2017), along with “Castle on the Hill”. The remix version featuring American rapper Lil Yachty was released on 18 April 2017.

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” ft. Pharrell Williams is one of the most popular dance pop songs of all time. Released in 2013, the song quickly rose to the top of the charts and has since been certified 6x platinum in the US. The song features a catchy beat that is perfect for dancing, and Pharrell Williams’ iconic vocal performance makes it an instant classic.

The Best Dance Pop Songs of 2018

We all need a little motivation to get up and moving sometimes, and what better way to get motivated than with some great dance pop music? Dance pop is a genre that combines pop music with dance music. It is usually upbeat and catchy, and it can be a great way to get your blood pumping and your feet moving. Here are some of the best dance pop songs of 2018 to get you moving.

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande

Thematically, “No Tears Left to Cry” is about moving on from tragedy and learning to live in the present moment. The song features an uptempo beat that makes it ideal for dancing, and Grande’s powerful vocal performance is both emotionally gripping and incredibly catchy. “No Tears Left to Cry” is one of the best dance pop songs of 2018 because it perfectly captures the joy and hope that comes with overcoming adversity.

“This Is Me” by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble

“This Is Me” is a song from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman. The song was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and composed by Pasek and Justin Paul with Hugh Jackman. The song was performed in the film by Keala Settle as Lettie Lutz, a character of the Ensemble.

The song gained popularity following the release of the film, and peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and an Academy Award for Best Original Song nomination.

“All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow

“All I Wanna Do” is a feel-good dance-pop song that will get you moving and make you smile. The upbeat track by Sheryl Crow is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re getting ready for a night out or just need a pick-me-up. With its catchy chorus and fun lyrics, “All I Wanna Do” is sure to get stuck in your head and have you singing along in no time.

“The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

This song has been a fan favorite since its release in January, and it’s easy to see why. The catchy beat and Morris’ solid vocal performance make “The Middle” a top choice for any dance party playlist.

“Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

“Havana” is a song recorded by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, featuring guest vocals from American rapper Young Thug. It was released on August 3, 2017, as the lead single from her eponymous debut studio album, Camila (2018). Musically, “Havana” is a hip hop track with elements of trap. The song’s lyrics center on Cabello’s Cuban heritage, and its title refers to the city of Havana; both Thug and Cabello represent their hometowns in the song.

Critics praised “Havana” as one of the stand-out tracks on Camila, with many highlighting its catchy hook and production. Commercially, the single was a success upon its release, reaching number one in multiple countries including Australia, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom; it also peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2018, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified “Havana” ten times platinum for selling ten million units in the United States. Accompanied by a music video directed by Dave Meyers, it depicts Cabello and various other women celebrating their friendships and empowerment. The track’s success led to several award nominations for Cabello and Thug including at the 61st Grammy Awards where it won Best Pop Solo Performance.


In conclusion, the best dance pop music is whatever gets you moving. There are many great songs and artists out there, so find what you like and get moving!

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