These are the 25 best dance-pop songs over more than four decades. Clifton Davis, part of Motown's team of songwriters, wrote "Never Can Say Goodbye," and it was first recorded by the Jackson 5 in They took the song all the way to 2 on the US pop chart. Among the producers was Meco Monardo who later hit 1 on the pop singles chart with a disco version of the "Star Wars Theme.
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It was loud. It was fresh. It was thrilling. It was ours. Here, Billboard Dance presents the 60 dance tracks that most defined the decade. Read our list below, and find a Spotify playlist of all 60 at the bottom. With mainstream dance music sounding as thick and aggro as it had been in decades, Brooklyn DJ Chris Malinchak owned the summer of -- overseas, anyway -- with the subtle and impossibly sweet floor-filler "So Good to Me. A throwback? The past wishes. Oliver, " Light Years Away "
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