Top 10 '90s Songs That Get EVERYONE on the Dance Floor



Top 10 '90s Songs That Get EVERYONE on the Dance Floor

These '90s songs are IMPOSSIBLE not to dance to. With the throwback music we're about to play, you won't be sitting down by the end of this video! For this list, we'll be looking at 90's songs that are equal parts fun, nostalgic and guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance! From TLC's “No Scrubs”, to Britney Spears' “…Baby One More Time” and the Backstreet Boys' “Everybody (Backstreet's Back)”, join MsMojo and get ready to dance as we count down our picks for the Top 10 '90s Songs That Get EVERYONE on the Dance Floor!

Top 10 '90s Songs That Get EVERYONE on the Dance Floor

You won’t be sitting down by the end of this video! Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 '90s Songs That Gets EVERYONE on the DanceFloor.

For this list, we’ll be looking at 90’s songs that are equal parts fun, nostalgic and guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance!

#10: “No Scrubs” (1999)


The 90’s were the golden age of girl groups and TLC was right up there with the best of them. And while we’d be remiss not to mention “Waterfalls” when discussing their greatest songs, it’s “No Scrubs” that continues to get people on the dance floor all these years later. This chart topper from 1999 is as poppin’ today as it was back then; something that’s made all the more evident by the fact that “No Scrubs” has well over 90 million views on YouTube. Clearly people are still jamming to this awesome tune and all it takes is one listen to understand why!

#9: “This Is How We Do It” (1995)

Montell Jordan

The moment you hear Montell Jordan proclaim that “This is how we do it” it’s impossible not to feel as if a bolt of lightning just shot through your veins. The song is in a word, iconic. It topped the charts when it was released in 1995 and two decades later it’s still a track that makes even the most ardent of 90’s music critics want to get up and dance. The music video is hilariously dated, but let’s be honest, we listen to this track for two things: the heart pumping beat and Jordan’s party lovin’ lyrics. Now turn up your speakers and get the party started…especially if it’s Friday!

#8: “Baby Got Back” (1992)

Sir Mix-a-Lot

There was a time when you couldn’t walk down the street without hearing this song emanating from a house party, car or club, but nowadays it’s the go-to track for 90’s kids who just want to shake their booty and reminisce about an era when Sir Mix-a-Lot was still relevant. The beginning of “Baby Got Back” is the 1990’s at its best; the beat is straight up hypnotic and the lyrics…well the lyrics haven’t really aged all that well. That being said, no 90’s playlist is complete without it. It’s a thumping, funky track that wills you into busting a move.

#7: “Barbie Girl” (1997)


This Danish/Norwegian trio burst onto the scene with the release of their debut album “Aquarium” in 1997, but everyone knows that it was the album’s third single that turned the group into a household name . “Barbie Girl” might just be the strangest song on our list, but if you grew up in the 90’s it’s nothing less than pure, unadulterated nostalgia. The lyrics are straight up bonkers and the music video is…um…interesting.René Dif’s throaty vocals combined with Lene Nystrøm’s cutesy voice is so uniquely 90’s that the moment they burst through the speakers you are instantly transported back to a time when Beanie Babies and Game Boys ruled the world.

#6: “Vogue” (1990)


This track kicked off the 90’s in style. “Vogue”, so named for the unique, Harlem based dance moves that inspired it and which are featured prominently in the music video (one directed by David Fincher we might add) . All these years later, it remains one of Madonna’s most enduring hits. The track won her multiple awards and topped charts around the world, but nowadays it’s just another staple in the standard 90’s throwback playlist… and for good reason. The song is dance-pop at its finest, a pulsing beat layered beneath lyrics advocating one thing and that’s to get up and move your body. As you wish, Madonna!

#5: “Jump Around” (1992)

House of Pain

The moment the first note hits your ears any chance you had of staying on the sidelines flies out the window. “Jump Around’s” funky, throbbing beat is infectious. It permeates your eardrums and seeps into your brain’s pleasure center causing a no holds barred reaction that forces you to shake parts of your body you didn’t even know you had. “Jump Around” isn’t just a title, it’s an order; one that music lovers have had no problem following since the song was released in 1992. Tack on the fact that the lyrics are as solid today as they were more than two decades ago and you have a song that will never lose its staying power.

#4: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme Song” (1992)

Will Smith

When it comes to Will Smith’s 90’s music catalog there are simply too many options to choose from. And while “Miami” was a close second, we had no choice but to give it up to the one, the only, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song . Fun fact, the song is actually called “Yo Home to Bel-Air”, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who actually calls it that. The song is such a classic piece of 90’s music that the moment someone plays it the whole room stops what they’re doing and starts to rap the lyrics and dance to the beat as if under some kind of hypnosis.

#3: “…Baby One More Time” (1998)

Britney Spears

When Britney Spears dropped this track in 1998 it catapulted her to the top of the musical A-list . The song was a pop juggernaut, making it to number one in every European country it charted in, eventually becoming one of the best selling singles of all time . But that’s not why we put it on our list. “…Baby One More Time” made it into the top 3 because it’s the kind of song that is so iconic, it only comes around every couple of years. With this song, Spears would begin a long and enduring career as an absolute pop sensation.

#2: “Everybody (Backstreet's Back)” (1998)

Backstreet Boys

It isn’t a 90’s party without a little Backstreet Boys. The lead single off of their 1997 album “Backstreet’s Back”, this song is guaranteed to get people on the dance floor the moment you hit play. The song is a crucial part of a rare era of music that to this day, can put listeners into a nostalgic trance; a trance that makes them want to dance and sing like it’s 1997! Honestly, it’s just good old fashioned fun. Oh and don’t get us started on the music video, which is so impossibly 90’s… but in the best way possible!

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

“Livin’ la Vida Loca” (1999)

Ricky Martin

“Ice Ice Baby” (1989)
Vanilla Ice

#1: “Wannabe” (1997)

Spice Girls

It literally doesn’t get more 90’s than this song. As soon as the first note hits the hair on your arms will stand up and a shiver will roll down your spine. That’s the sign of a song that has never and will never lose its ability to make people forget their troubles and simply enjoy what they’re hearing. It topped charts around the world upon release and turned the Spice Girls into a household name. Today it’s considered one of the quintessential tracks of 1990’s, a fun loving pop song overflowing with youthful enthusiasm that future generations have continued to embrace.