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19 August 2020, 11:58
A new nationwide survey has revealed a definitive list of the UK's 30 greatest dance floor fillers of all time.
The study, to mark the return of Virgin Media’s V Festival, found that more than half (51 percent) of the nation have missed dancing on a night out, at a festival or at a gig this summer.
In fact, a third of Brits admit there are songs that compel them to get up and dance the moment they start playing – wherever they are.
But just what do Brits consider the best dancing songs of all time?
Classics like 'Come on Eileen' by Dexys Midnight Runners, 'It’s Raining Men' by the Weather Girls, and 'Don’t Stop Me Now' by Queen dominated the list of songs that are most likely to get us moving.
And modern tracks also made the list, such as Beyonce’s 'Crazy in Love', Olly Murs’ 'Trouble Maker' and 'Dance with Me' by Dizzee Rascal.
More than a third said that a good dance song always reminds them of happy times, 36 percent said that music is one of life’s great pleasures, and two in five claim dancing fills them with energy.
In fact, more than half of the nation said that dancing to music on a night out, at a festival and at a gig are some of the things they’ll be missing this summer.
Are your favourite dance floor fillers on the list? Here's the full top 30 line up below:
1. 'Dancing Queen' by Abba
2. 'Come on Eileen' by Dexys Midnight Runners
3. 'It’s Raining Men' by the Weather Girls
4. 'Happy' by Pharell Williams
5. 'I Want to Dance with Somebody' by Whitney Houston
6. 'Sweet Caroline' by Neil Diamond
7. 'Don’t Stop Me Now' by Queen
8. 'Crazy in Love' by Beyonce
9. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen
10. 'Summer of 69' by Bryan Adams
11. 'Sweet Child O’ Mine' by Guns and Roses
12. 'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees
13. 'Ain’t No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye
14. 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
15. 'Sex on Fire' by Kings of Leon
16. 'Hey Ya' by Outkast
17. 'Rock DJ' by Robbie Williams
18. 'Trouble Maker' by Olly Murs
19. 'Shake it Off' by Taylor Swift
20. 'Valerie' by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse
21. 'Get Busy' by Sean Paul
22. 'We’re Going to Ibiza' by the Vengaboys
23. 'Rhythm is a Dancer' by Snap
24. 'Heaven is a Place on Earth' by Belinda Carlisle
25. 'Believe' by Cher
26. 'Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)' by Backstreet Boys
27. 'Toxic' by Britney Spears
28. 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' by Jimmy Somerville
29. 'Dance with Me' by Dizzee Rascal
30. 'Timber' by Pitbull and Kesha