I’ve got the moves like Jagger: what gets you on the dancefloor

By Aisling | August 31 2011 | 60 Comments

Yeah, a couple of drinks, a bit of fun with the mates and all of a sudden THAT song comes on.

You know – the one!  You’ve resisted the urge to dance until now, but as soon as you hear the opening strains of “the one” nothing can keep you from the dance floor.

Some songs are guaranteed floor fillers.  DJs know as soon as they put on Abba “Dancing Queen”, Dee Lite “Grove is in the Heart”; Tiffany “I think we’re alone now”; ACDC “Thunderstruck”; Depeche Mode “Just Can’t get enough”; Aerosmith “Walk This Way”; Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting”; Dexy’s “Come on Eileen”; Justin Timberlake “Sexy Back”; Michael Jackson “Billie Jean; Gloria Gaynor “I will survive”,  the floor will fill.

It may not be cool and it may not be clever.  It may be corny as hell – but it’s great fun!

What gets you on your feet?

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60 Replies to "I’ve got the moves like Jagger: what gets you on the dancefloor"

  • Twinkletoes says:

    Love a bit of Beyonce “Crazy In Love” or BEP “I’ve Gotta Feeling” on a night out, hackneyed as they are!

    PS I had that Maroon 5 song from the title in my head all of yesterday, and it actually was preventing me getting to sleep last night because it wouldn’t stop going around my brain!! Good song though with super-hot Adam Levine in video.

  • warpaint says:

    ah jaysus u can’t beat 80’s hits

    they only way to GET DOWN WITH YOUR BAD SELF ^^

  • Sandy Beach says:

    Almost anything. I love to dance, it’s the people I’m with (husband) who hold be me back as they’re not interested. Sometimes I even hit the floor by myself – I want to dance! My first time in Germany in 1986 I found it really unusual that the people just got up by themselves now I just embrace it.

  • kittyKat says:

    heh heh, Thriller or Billie Jean by Michael Jackson gets me shaking my stuff.
    The last time I danced was at my sons 21st – Joy Division’s Love will tear us apart got me on the floor.
    Also anything by Madness will get me doing the Nutty Boys Dance. Stick One Step Beyond on and I’m up like a shot.

  • Daisydaisy says:

    Anything by Lady Gaga…

    I love that ad for Low Low I think, where the girls are out for the night and they hear “Kids in America” when they’re in the loos and they run out to dance to it….I love it, reminds me of good nights out with the girls :-)

  • ShuGal says:

    Adam in that vis is delish. Love a bit of Gaga & GNR.

  • warpaint says:

    sandy beach – same i just get up and i am like * sing * ( i’l be dancing with my self nanananan nanana yeh DANCING WITH MYSELF )

    and thats a real song to o.O DUNNO WHO SANG IT THO

  • LauraLou says:

    Lady Gaga, or get low by lil jon..

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  • BerG says:

    Heard the Mental As Anything song Live It Up, while making the dinner on Sunday. Had to balst it out while dancing around the kitchen. Kids thought i’d gone mad. A classic.

  • ArtDonatella says:

    @Warpaint – I believe it’s Robyn that sings it? could be a different song though :D

    I get my groove on by Beyonce’s ‘Who run the world?’ OMG, love, love the beat for this!!!

    Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I will survive’….how do you dance on that? I would sing and jump, but dance?…c’mon!

  • BerG says:

    Thought of another one, Ram Jam’s – Black Betty. Back in the day at the rugby club disco. We all went mad. Showing my age here now.

    Warpaint: Im with you. You have to love the 80’s for some real gems.

  • LuLuBabe says:

    Haddaway – What is Love? (((cringe)))

  • CherrySue says:

    Ooh there’s several!

    Pitbull’s new one, Tonight. BodyRockers, Like the Way You Move. BoogiePimps, Somebody to Love.

    Though the wedding I was at on Sat the DJ played Maniac!! The Mark McCabe mix. The WHOLE room got up – busting our collective moves ;)

  • Kitty In The City says:

    Strict machine by Goldfrapp. And anything by the Killers and Happy Mondays, though am a bit tired of Step On. Heard a great remix of Hallalujah last week.

  • Louise says:

    I remember I was in a club in Lahinch and I didn’t dance all night.

    One girl was laughing at me as what got me on the floor in the end?

    The Saw Doctors. Tommy K or N17 or something lol

    But I usually love any cheese from the 80’s, beyonce etc

  • Grá says:

    Okay seriously! LauraLou’s choice gets me out of bed, wakes me from a deep sleep even and I just have to shake it! I’m a music slut, so 80’s love love love, love dance, R ‘N’ B, drum and bass, Katy B love, love the kinda latino music they use in Zumba classes, like Daddy Yankee. Queen all time fave, Blur Song 2, my best friend and I go mad for Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun, I have never sat that song out!I like that song from the movies Step Brothers, it’s played at the start of it, it gets played alot in nightclubs in Galway but I can’t for the life of me think of who sings it….. is it Vampire Weekend I wonder?

  • Sandy Beach says:

    Warpaint – Billy Idol “and if I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance and I’d be dancing with myself…”

  • Grá says:

    Oh Gold Dust….by???? Love it, always want to get the skipping rope out after seeing the video for it!

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