The sound of the 1980s evolved a bit with the emergence of New Wave and Techno music, but the disco feel of the 70s tagged along for sure. 'Off the Wall', Michael Jackson's fifth studio album was released August 10, 1979 and kept the Disco ride going, but may have signaled it's end.

The 80s provided us with more of an urban feel with the likes of The Gap Band, Digital Underground, Rick James and Tone Loc, just to name a few. From personal experience, I can safely say that this is a good selection of the greatest dance floor hits of the 80s, at least for us Western and Central New York 80s night-clubbers.

These are the Top 20 hits I spun through-out the 80s when I was in the booth playin' floor scrubbin', elbow rubbin', night clubbin' music. I called myself the Clark Gable of the turntable...the Al Capone of the microphone, the Wolf Blitzer of the music mixer, okay, I'll knock it off.

The Ultimate 80s Disco Dance Playlist

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    2. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

    The Essential Michael Jackson
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    2. Madonna - Into The Groove

    Celebration (Deluxe Video Edition)
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    3. Rick James - Super Freak

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rick James
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    4. Kool and the Gang - Celebration

    Celebration: The Best of Kool & the Gang (1979-1987)
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    5. Rob Base - It Takes Two

    It Takes Two (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
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    6. Salt- N-Pepa - Push It

    Push It - Single
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    7. Shannon - Let The Music Play

    Let the Music Play
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    8. Tone Loc - Wild Thing

    Wild Thing (Peaches Remix) - EP
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    9. Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

    Pump Up the Jam
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    10. New Order - Blue Monday

    Singles
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    11. The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men

    Get the Feeling
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    12. S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)

    Best of The S.O.S. Band
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    13. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

    Whitney
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    14. Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance

    Rhino Hi-Five: Hip Hop, Vo. 2 - EP
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    15. Earth, Wind and Fire - Let's Groove

    Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits
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    16. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance

    The Silver Collection
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    17. Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb On Me

    Gap Band: Ultimate Collection
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    18. Mary Jane Girls - In My House

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Motown '80s, Vol. 1
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    19. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Around

    You Spin Me Around (A Tribute to Dead or Alive) - Single
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    20. M/A/R/R/S/ - Pump Up The Volume

    Pump Up the Volume - EP