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Jimmy Mack (luke)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 11:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Per Billobaord Dance Book--it is................. BAD LUCK by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes!Do we have faves? Mine is Dont Leave Me This Way(also HM orig)-by Thelma Houston.
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Vickie (vickie)
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"Got To Give It Up"

Mr. Marvin Gaye
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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Doesn't that depend on what dance beat you want? Aren't there "No. 1 Dance songs" for each different dance beat? I might like "Shake And Fingerpop", "At My Front Door", "I Do", "At The Party" and "The Blue Danube Waltz" for different reasons, at different times.
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Richard Felstead (felstead2001)
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Mmmm, It's all relative isn't it.

Was the verdict of Bad Luck based on record sales, or a poll, or what ?.

Great track, which I love to bits but best dance track of all time ?

Hardly.

What are the criteria ?.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi everyone....one off the greatest all time classic dance songs in Europe is "DIRTY OLD MAN" by the Three Degrees....we all like their Tom Moulton remixed extended version....you can hear it on the Philadelphia Classics album and it has also been released as a cds in HOLLAND on Sony
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Manny (manny)
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Hello submarine to all!

Here in Spain the things were some different. Practically nobody knows the original of "Don't Leave Me This Way" was by Harold M & BN. Everybody knows Thelma Houston's cover and perhaps was the most popular danceable track in the 70's and one of the most danced in the 80's with the Communard's cover.

"Dirty Old Man" in Spain was also danced and airplayed but in the soul-less cover by european Silver Convention, who established a "Munich sound - Philly sound fight" (???!!!) in the opinion of ignorant music-criticals. Philly music it's essentially SOUL (classical-flavoured and / or jazzy-flavoured, more or minus danceable).

Personally I got good remembrances when I danced with the sintony of the '77 edition of the "Vuelta ciclista a España", "September" by Earth Wind & Fire.

Peace & Soul Food
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Jester (jester)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 6:51 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sooo many but one that NEVER ceases to stir my loins to 'da floor' is Main Ingredient's Evening Of Love...Cuba's voice over that constant hipnotic funky rhythm guitar ...& a 'sing ya head off' chorus too;o))

Jester.

(Message edited by jester on October 14, 2004)
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Mike Sku (mike_sku)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 7:48 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My vote is for Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way". A close second would be the medley of Diana Ross's "The Boss/No One Gets the Prize".
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Hmmmmmm......"Funky Good Time" by Unohoo and The JB's .......gonna take you higher....yeah....!!!!
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1wicked (1wicked)
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A question like this takes me straight back to the Soul Train Line and E.K.'s "Keep On Truckin'"
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Nosey (nosey)
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Bohannon's song, can't think of the correct title but Carolyn Crawford is encouraging everyone to "Git on Up and Dance". Packed every dance floor I was ever on.
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Anything by James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave.

S.S.
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isaiah imani (isaiah)
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RobbK, as per the usual, you're on point with that insight...(smile!)

For my era, the '70's and '80's, I'd have to say that MFSB's Love Is The Message is the champion of dance classics... That's when you're talking uptempo stuff... My favorite dance of all-time, however, is Da Slow Drag(smile!)

Peace!
Isaiah
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Gary (gary)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 10:43 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like all these excellent dance tracks mentioned on this thread. I gotta shout out "The Twist" by Chubby Checker. Don't laugh. If any of you ever go clubbing on "Old Skool Night", watch and see how fast the dance floor fills up when the deejay puts on "The Twist". I speak from much experience.
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Richard Felstead (felstead2001)
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Nosey, the track is called "Let's Start The Dance".

Perhaps not the best, but a fave on mine is Slave's "Just A Touch Of Love".

Turn The Music Up - The Players Association
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Morgan (leeway)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 11:27 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love the O'Jay's "I Love Music"

That's #1 in my opinion.
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Nosey (nosey)
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Thanks Richard!
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Iris Smith (hellostranger)
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For me it's got to be "Funtion at the Junction"


Iris
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Hi this is Kev-Lo

60's
Tighten Up
Function At The Junction
Get On Up
Boogaloo Down Broadway
Dance To The Music
Cold Sweat
Shot Gun
Karate Boogaloo
Cool Jerk
The Jerk
But It's Alright

70's
Sex Machine
It's A Shame
Do It
Doing It To Death
Think
Do It To You Sactisfied
Party Freaks PT.2
Love Is The Message
Groove Me
Moving
Brick House
I Can Understand It
Skin Tight
Foot Stomping Music
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Moe (moe)
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OK,
I have to separate it:
In the 50's Bill Doggett Honky Tonk Part 2
(Ralph says Part 1 is unfortunately overlooked. He says to ask Lynn Bruce about this-hell all I can remember is that Stroll Line!!!)
In the 60's you cannot forget the Twist (even though I liked Hank Ballard's version the best it was Chubby Checker who bought it to the forefront).
In the 70's it's a toss-up; Thelma Houston vs Sylvester (you CANNOT ignore disco)
In the 80's the clubs I went to in Pittsburgh played Celebration by Kool and the Gang
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Theme from a Black Hole
Flashlight
More Bounce to the Ounce
So Ruff, So Tough
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Wonder Worm
Operator
Groove Line
Push Push
For Those Who Like to Groove
Borderline
Nasty Girl
The Men All Paused
and of course, Last Dance
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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This is too broad a question. Are they talking about Disco, Soul, Funk? A question like this is hard to answer without some parameters. Also, are we talking about different eras? It's hard to pick one song from all of these different genres & eras.

If I have to pick one, I have to go with a song that packed dance floors for over 20 years. This song transcended the generation gap & helped give rise to a genre which started from humble beginnings, to dominate the music industry as a whole. This song helped to fuel a bastard child, whose influence has become a way of life, even influencing the way that Madison Avenue operates.

That song is Love Is The Message by MFSB. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you simply had to be there to understand its influence. The mere sound of that song caused a stampede to dance floors for over 20 years, even if played 3 times a night. That song was transcendant & damn near a religious experience.

Believe me, you had to be there!
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Jimmy Mack (luke)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Billboard used its standard criteria-# of weeks at #1,# of weeks on chart...I believe there were 4 categories that I will check and list--I think # of weeks in top 10 another one.

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