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Top Dance Songs of the 1990s

1980s <-1990-> 2000s
    

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1.
10/1996
437

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
produced by David Foster
[LaFace 24200]
written by Diane Warren
2.
05/1993
435

✫1
US
16
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




2
UK
[Virgin 12650]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
3.
10/1998

Believe by Cher

from Believe   
409

✫1
US
3
AC
✫1
dance






✫1
UK
written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Paul Barry, Steve Torch (as Steven Torch), Matthew Gray & Tim Powell (as Timothy Powell)
4.
09/1995
404

✫1
US
8
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
second song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78043]
written by Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Dave Hall, Adrian Belew & Steven Stanley
5.
04/1992
395

✫1
US


13
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[Ruffhouse 74197]
written by Treach (as Anthony Ciss)
6.
08/1993
388

✫1
US
2
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 77080]
written by Mariah Carey & Dave Hall
7.
04/1999
381

✫1
US
18
AC
5
dance






✫1
UK
[C2/Columbia 79124]
written by Ricky Martin, Desmond Child & Draco Rosa (as Robi Rosa)
8.
01/1993
379

✫1
US


24
dance
10
R&B




2
UK
[EastWest 98471]
written by Snow (as Darrin O'Brien), Marvin Prince, Edmond Leary, MC Shan (as Shawn Moltke) & Terri V. Lowe
9.
09/1995
377

✫1
US
7
AC
3
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
co-produced by R. Kelly; first song ever in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Epic 78002]
written by R. Kelly
10.
07/1996
371

✫1
US


20
dance






✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1997]
written by Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard, Victoria Beckham, Melanie B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C & Geri Halliwell
11.
12/1997
369

✫1
US


✫1
dance
8
R&B




4
UK
[Virgin 38623]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
12.
09/1994
366

✫1
US


22
dance
2
R&B




4
UK
[Columbia 77614]
written by Ini Kamoze, Chris Kenner, Kenton Nix & Salaam Remi
13.
08/1998
361

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[R]
[Arista 13522]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer & Tamara Savage
14.
05/1999
361

✫1
US


5
dance
6
R&B




4
UK
15.
11/1991
359

✫1
US
23
AC
2
dance
3
R&B




✫1
UK
[Epic 74100]
written by Michael Jackson & Bill Bottrell
16.
04/1996
345

✫1
US
2
AC
6
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 78276]
written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.)
17.
03/1996
343

2
US
30
AC
48
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring Lauryn Hill
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
18.
12/1999
339

✫1
US


39
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 79342]
written by Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Beyoncé (as Beyoncé Knowles), LeToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland (as Kelendria Rowland) & LaTavia Roberson
19.
09/1997
337

✫1
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
sixth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78648]
written by Mariah Carey, Diddy (as Puff Daddy), Stevie J, Q-Tip (The Ummah), Bobby Robinson, Stephen Hague, Ronald Larkins, Malcolm McLaren & Larry Price
20.
07/1992
334

5
US


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
21.
04/1990
328

✫1
US
23
AC
✫1
dance
16
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
22.
09/1999
326

✫1
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
featuring Jay-Z
[Columbia 79260]
written by Mariah Carey, Jay-Z (as Sean Carter), Shirley Elliston, Lincoln Chase, Michael Walden & Jeffrey Cohen
23.
03/1992
323

2
US


8
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
[EastWest 98586]
written by Thomas McElroy & Denzil Foster
24.
06/1996
322

✫1
US
9
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




7
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24160]
written by Babyface & Bryce Luvah (as Bryce Wilson)
25.
07/1999
320

✫1
US
14
AC
✫1
dance






4
UK
[Overbrook 97122]
written by Paul Barry & Mark Taylor
26.
05/1998
317

✫1
US
18
AC
5
dance
4
R&B




4
UK
charted as My All / Breakdown in US R&B charts
[Columbia 78821]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
27.
07/1991
313

✫1
US


4
dance




28
alt.
2
UK
[Charisma 98671]
written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass & Rob Manzoli
28.
09/1990
313

✫1
US


28
dance
6
R&B




✫1
UK
based on Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
[SBK 07335]
written by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
29.
02/1991
312

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
dance






2
UK
[A&M 1549]
written by Amy Grant & Keith Thomas
30.
11/1999
309

✫1
US


18
dance






3
UK
31.
01/1997
307

2
US
2
AC
41
dance






2
UK
written by Max Martin & Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow)
32.
03/1998
305

2
US
8
AC
✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Maverick 17244]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
33.
05/1999
303

✫1
US


13
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[Columbia 79175]
written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs (as Kevin Briggs), Kandi (as Kandi Burruss), Beyoncé (as Beyoncé Knowles), LeToya Luckett & Kelly Rowland
34.
11/1990
303

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73604]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams
35.
11/1993
302

3
US


✫1
dance






61
UK
as MC Sar & the Real McCoy
[Arista 1-2724]
written by Jürgen Wind, Quickmix & O-Jay (as Olaf Jeglitza)
36.
03/1990
300

2
US


✫1
dance
4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Arista 2013]
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
37.
07/1999
299

4
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
38.
04/1992
297

✫1
US


5
dance
27
R&B






[Def American 18947]
written by Sir Mix-a-Lot
39.
01/1992
297

3
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
40.
09/1990
296

✫1
US
7
AC
✫1
dance
83
R&B




2
UK
41.
10/1994
294

3
US
2
AC
✫1
dance






5
UK
[Maverick/Sire 18035]
written by Madonna, Dallas Austin & Shep Pettibone
42.
08/1991
293

✫1
US
3
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




17
UK
[Columbia 74037]
written by Mariah Carey, David Cole & Robert Clivillés
43.
09/1995
292

3
US
7
AC
8
dance
6
R&B




6
UK
[A&M 581194]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
44.
08/1996
289

2
US
✫1
AC
15
dance






3
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
written by Jim Steinman
45.
01/1993
285

4
US
26
AC
✫1
dance
5
R&B




4
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 2520 (cassette)]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
46.
06/1995
282

5
US
32
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
charted as Scream/Childhood in the US
written by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
47.
10/1998
281

2
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




55
UK
[Arista 13550]
written by Montell Jordan & Shep Crawford (as Anthony "Shep" Crawford)
48.
09/1999
279

6
US


6
dance






✫1
UK
49.
04/1997
278

2
US


34
dance




4
alt.
6
UK
[Capitol 58634]
written by Meredith Brooks & Shelly Peiken
50.
10/1990
278

✫1
US
7
AC
17
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 2121 (cassette)]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
51.
11/1990
277

✫1
US


9
dance




3
alt.
3
UK
52.
01/1995
275

2
US
20
AC
37
dance






5
UK
[R]
produced by Stock & Aitken
[Critique 15539]
written by Jim Steinman
53.
01/1999
274

4
US


✫1
dance
7
R&B




3
UK
54.
11/1990
271

✫1
US


✫1
dance
42
R&B




2
UK
produced by Lenny Kravitz
[Sire 19485]
written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez & Madonna
55.
08/1991
271

✫1
US


6
dance
16
R&B




3
UK
based on True by Spandau Ballet
[Gee Street 866094]
written by Prince Be (as Attrell Cordes) & Gary Kemp
56.
06/1990
271

✫1
US
15
AC
12
dance
2
R&B




7
UK
[Charisma 4-98951]
written by Maxi Priest (as Max Elliott), Gary Benson & Winston Sela
57.
01/1991
267

5
US


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
featuring The Children of The Revolution
written by Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond (as William Drummond) & Ricardo Lyte
58.
08/1992
263

8
US


6
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[Chrysalis 50397]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart) & Speech (as Todd Thomas)
59.
12/1992
263

6
US


✫1
dance
6
R&B




4
UK
charted as Mr Wendal / Revolution in UK charts
[Chrysalis 24810]
written by Arrested Development
60.
09/1997
262

7
US


21
dance






✫1
UK
[MCA 55392]
written by Claus Norreen & Søren Rasted (as Søren Nystrøm Rasted)
61.
01/1993
261

5
US


✫1
dance
7
R&B




6
UK
62.
05/1992
258

10
US


3
dance
✫1
R&B




2
UK
with special guests BBD & Ralph Tresvant
written by Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson
63.
01/1991
255

✫1
US
5
AC
✫1
dance
3
R&B




38
UK
[Columbia 73561]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
64.
12/1990
254

5
US


✫1
dance
67
R&B


6
alt.
✫1
UK
[Charisma 98864]
written by Michael Cretu, Frank Peterson (as F. Gregorian) & David Fairstein
65.
01/1990
254

✫1
US
16
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




17
UK
[A&M 1490]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
66.
07/1993

If by Janet Jackson

from janet.   
253

4
US


✫1
dance
3
R&B




14
UK
[Virgin 12676]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
67.
03/1991
251

2
US
32
AC
✫1
dance






5
UK
[Polydor 879 466-4]
written by Patrick Adams, Greg Carmichael (as Gregory Carmichael) & Cathy Dennis
68.
10/1992
250

2
US


9
dance
3
R&B




24
UK
69.
03/1990
250

2
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
70.
01/1993
246

2
US


22
dance
✫1
R&B




31
UK
featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #419]

[Death Row 53819]
written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus) & Eric Collins
71.
08/1990
244

4
US


✫1
dance
28
R&B




2
UK
charted as Groove Is in the Heart / What Is Love? in UK and US dance charts ; backing vocals by bootsy collins and rap by q-tip
[Elektra 64934]
written by Lady Miss Kier (as Kierin Kirby), Super DJ Dmitri (as Dmitry Brill) & Towa Tei (as Chung Dong Wha)
72.
01/1995
243

3
US


3
dance






6
UK
as MC Sar & the Real McCoy
[Arista 1-2808]
written by Jürgen Wind, Quickmix & O-Jay (as Olaf Jeglitza)
73.
01/1999
241

4
US
8
AC
✫1
dance
3
R&B




16
UK
charted as I Still Believe / Pure Imagination in US R&B charts
[Columbia 79093]
written by Antonina Armato & Giuseppe Cantarelli
74.
09/1998
240

✫1
US


46
dance
2
R&B




52
UK
[Red Ant 15316]
written by Will Baker, Christopher Kelly & Pete Woodruff
75.
07/1990
240

5
US


13
dance
10
R&B


7
alt.
2
UK
featuring Suzanne Vega
[A&M 1529]
written by Suzanne Vega
76.
10/1992

Erotica by Madonna

from Erotica   
239

3
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
[Maverick/Sire 18782]
written by Madonna, Shep Pettibone & Anthony Shimkin (uncredited)
77.
04/1998
237

3
US


10
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
as Janet featuring BLACKstreet
[Virgin 38631]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
78.
07/1991
236

✫1
US


10
dance
64
R&B




14
UK
featuring Loleatta Holloway
[Interscope 98764]
written by Donnie Wahlberg, Marky Mark (as Mark Wahlberg), Spice & Dan Hartman
79.
08/1991
236

✫1
US
37
AC
6
dance
✫1
R&B




23
UK
[Warner 19319]
written by Karyn White, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
80.
08/1992
234

3
US


15
dance
✫1
R&B




19
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 54342]
written by Babyface, Bobby Brown, L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
81.
09/1990
233

2
US


3
dance
4
R&B




8
UK
based on When Doves Cry by Prince
written by MC Hammer (as Stanley Burrell) & Prince (as Prince Rogers Nelson)
82.
12/1998
232

2
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




142
UK
featuring Faith Evans
[Arista 13619]
written by Soulshock (as Carsten Schack), Kenneth Karlin & Tamara Savage
83.
07/1991
231

4
US


✫1
dance
31
R&B




4
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73687]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams
84.
05/1998
227

5
US


✫1
dance






2
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1998]
[Maverick 17206]
written by Madonna, William Orbit, Clive Maldoon, Dave Curtiss & Christine Ann Leach
85.
09/1991
223

6
US


14
dance


7
rock
✫1
alt.
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #9]
written by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic
86.
01/1997

Discothèque by U2

from Pop   
223

10
US


✫1
dance


6
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 854774]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
87.
01/1990
222

7
US


2
dance
27
R&B




2
UK
featuring Felly
[SBK 07315]
written by Ya Kid K (as Manuela Kamosi) & Jo Bogaert
88.
10/1990
219

2
US


29
dance


7
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
89.
08/1993
218

17
US


2
dance






✫1
UK
[550 Music/Epic 77259]
written by Steven Lewis, Nosie Katzmann & Jay Supreme
90.
02/1992
216

5
US
13
AC
16
dance
7
R&B




17
UK
[Columbia 74189]
written by Mariah Carey, David Cole & Robert Clivillés
91.
09/1999
213

3
US
21
AC
12
dance






28
UK
[Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year 2000]
written by Marc Anthony & Cory Rooney
92.
04/1992
212

6
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




8
UK
[Epic 74266]
written by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
93.
08/1996
212

3
US


30
dance
✫1
R&B




20
UK
94.
06/1991
212

4
US


41
dance
✫1
R&B




8
UK
[Jive 1465]
written by Hula (as Lamar Hula Mahone), Craig Simpkins & Will Smith
95.
08/1993
212

6
US


2
dance
3
R&B




26
UK
written by Abdullah Barr, Treach (as Anthony Shawn Criss), Kay Gee (as Kier Gist), Vinnie Brown, Jean Norris-Baylor (as Jean Norris) & Renée Neufville
96.
04/1990
211

8
US


6
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
based on Super Freak by Rick James
written by MC Hammer, Rick James & Alonzo Miller
97.
10/1990
211

✫1
US
33
AC
4
dance
3
R&B




34
UK
[A&M 1538]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
98.
06/1992
211

3
US


17
dance
14
R&B




32
UK
[Tommy Boy 526]
written by Everlast
99.
09/1994
210

11
US


7
dance






2
UK
[EastWest 98192]
written by Giorgio Spagna, Francesco Bontempi, Ann Lee (as Annerley Gordon), Peter Glenister & Mike Gaffey
100.
04/1992
207

6
US


34
dance
✫1
R&B




18
UK
[R]
[Chrysalis 23829]
written by Speech (as Todd Thomas) & Taree Jones

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