Have you had quite enough of sad songs?

Why not turn to music that makes you want to get up and dance?

Dancing is a great way to put you in a good mood. There are plenty of styles of dance like hip-hop, rock, salsa, waltz, tango, cha-cha, and Zumba for different styles of music like Latin, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, disco, and funk, for example. Get ready to shake your hips on the dance floor.

Here are Superprof’s favourite songs to dance to. From Latin to classics, there should be something for everyone.

Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee - Despacito

You can’t have missed Descpacito, the song from Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee that became YouTube’s most-watched video ever until Baby Shark surpassed it. The song means “slowly” which is ironic giving how much it’ll make you want to get up and dance.

The Latin style and there are plenty of different styles of dance that go well with it including Kizomba, Argentine tango, Cuban mambo, and even a bit of flamenco. Latin dances, in general, are quite famous for being pretty sexy.

There was some appeal to the song as it sold over 3 million singles in the UK. There are plenty of couples and professionals dancers who can have a good time dancing to this one. The clip is certainly muy caliente.

It’s one of the most successful songs of the last decade so whether you dance the cha-cha or bachata, you might want to learn some moves for this one.

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Earth, Wind, and Fire - September

Younger readers might not know this one. This is a funk, soul, boogie, and disco classic and is a classic for events like weddings. It’s one that’ll get almost everyone on the dancefloor.

Which is the best song to get people dancing?
Few can resist Earth, Wind and Fire's call to the dancefloor! (Source: Free-Photos)

September was released in 1978 and is still an excellent tune. You don’t need any exceptional dance moves to dance along to this one, just let the rhythm take control.

The best way to dance well is by relaxing and letting go and this is the song to do it to.

Michael Jackson - Thriller

The king of pop had an incredible talent for songs that you want to sing and dance along to. Thriller is an excellent one to dance along to. Again, this one is regularly played by DJs at functions and events.

You don’t need to have years of dance education to dance along to this one. The dance moves from the music video are pretty easy to replicate and if you need help, there are plenty of tutorials online to help you.

There are different styles of dance in the video but modern or hip-hop dance will go well with it. This song also regularly gets played at parties. It’s a classic that still gets people on the tiles.

A lot of Michael Jackon’s songs are good to dance to.

  • Billie Jean
  • Black or White
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Beat It
  • Bad
  • You Rock My World
  • Don't Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
  • Man in the Mirror
  • Wanna be Startin' Something

Michael Jackson was also a pretty good dancer!

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Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Most people will have probably heard this classic from Whitney Houston. This pop classic gets a lot of airtime, especially at parties or special events.

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It's unlikely to be the first dance, but Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody will get the people on their feet. (Source: StockSnap)

Even 30 years after its release, it's still a song that can get the people dancing. Whitney Houston was an incredible singer and music fans will also know her hit song that was featured in The Bodyguard.

"Oh, I wanna dance with somebody,

I wanna feel the heat with somebody,

Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody,

With somebody who loves me !"

We recommend that you let loose with this one and try out some of your best dance moves.

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Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

The 1970s was home to disco in the United States and the Bee Gees, with their high-pitched voices, were everywhere. Nowadays, their music is regularly featured at parties or anywhere people need to dance!

The song is called You Should Be Dancing and they’re right, you should! The song uses the type of music that makes you want to move.

The song was featured in Saturday Night Fever and just watching the film will make you want to go to the disco!

Stray Kids - MIROH

You don’t need to know the words to dance along to music and this is particularly true with this K-pop song. A lot of K-pop songs have incredible choreography to go with them and are written to be danced to.

This is particularly true with Stray Kids’ song MIROH. Their 2019 hit blends electro, rap, and pop and is bound to make you want to learn the dance moves.

MIROH, along with God’s Menu and Back Door, is one of the group’s biggest hits. You’ll find a similar electro vibe on the song Side Effects and it’ll make you want to hit the club. Bang Chan, Felix, and Hyunjin know how to make us want to dance.

There are also plenty of other K-pop songs that are great for dancing to.

  • BTS - Idol
  • Hyolyn - Dally
  • Big Bang - Fantastic Baby
  • NCT U - Baby Don't Stop
  • MAMAMOO - Egotistic
  • BTS - Fire
  • EXO - Call Me Baby
  • PSY - Gangnam Style
  • TWICE - Feel Special
  • HyunA - Bubble Pop!
  • IZ*ONE - Violeta

Beyoncé and Jay-Z - Crazy in Love

If Beyoncé is the queen of pop today, it’s because of her incredible songs like Crazy in Love. The recognisable beat and brass will get everyone wanting to get up and dance.

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You can't go wrong with Beyoncé! (Source: 12805249)

Single Ladies and Formation are also great songs to dance to but for us, Crazy in Love is the best one for cutting a rug. Even though the song is over 10 years old, it’s still incredible.

Spice Girls - Wannabe

While the Britpop battle was in full swing in the 90s, on the other side, there were the Spice Girls. This girl group had hits like Say You’ll Be There, Spice Up Your Life, and Stop. The most famous song was probably their 1996 hit Wannabe.

It’s almost impossible not to dance to it.

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David Guetta, Flo Rida, and Nicki Minaj - Where Them Girls At

“So many girls in here, where do I begin?

I seen this one, I'm 'bout to go in,

Then she said, I'm here with my friends,

She got me thinking and that's when I said.”

The last song in our non-exhaustive list is one of the most popular dance tunes of the 2010s. David Guetta, Flo Rida, and Nicki Minaj bring a beat and a tune that will make everyone want to jump around.

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David Guetta's house music will make people want to move. (Source: erkanyavas)

With this song, you can pretty much dance however you like! This electro-dance tune might be quite dated now but it still makes us want to get up on the dancefloor.

Of course, there are plenty of other DJs that could also feature on this list.

Most of these songs will get you and your friends up and dancing at your next party. To learn more about songs for all moods, check out our other articles. You can also learn more about singing and music from the tutors on Superprof.

There are three main ways to get private tutorials: face-to-face, online, or in a group. Each type of tutorial comes with advantages and disadvantages in terms of teaching approach and budget so you'll need to carefully consider which is right for you and what you want to learn.

Face-to-face tutorials are usually the most costly as they're a tailored and bespoke service offered by a tutor who will usually travel to you. Due to the extra time the tutor dedicates to creating bespoke lesson plans for you, you can expect to pay more per hour than the other types of tutorials. However, by having the lessons adapted to the learner, they're far more cost-effective as every minute will be dedicated to teaching you in a way that's right for you.

For those on a tight budget, group tutorials can be incredibly useful as you can share the cost of the tutor's time and expertise with the other students in the class. While these classes won't be tailored to just you, you can take advantage of peer learning and also be guaranteed you'll always have a singing partner or ensemble to work with!

If you can't find any suitable tutors in the area, you can always broaden your search. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can now enjoy tutorials from tutors all over the world. As long as you have a decent webcam, microphone, and internet connection, you can look for online tutors to help you with your singing.

Don't forget that many of the tutors on Superprof offer the first lesson for free. This is a great opportunity to try out potential tutors and types of tutorials to see which is right for you. It's also important that you get on well with your tutor as we learn more effectively when we're in a good mood and if you're planning on spending a lot of time learning from your tutor, you must have a good working relationship.

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Joseph is a French and Spanish to English translator, language enthusiast, and blogger.