Technological advancements, European influences, and a deep societal need to shake that ass created the perfect breeding ground for the explosion of dance music in the 1990s. From dance club floors to wedding receptions, dance music was everywhere at the end of the 20th Century, with some of the biggest hits even crossing over into mainstream radio. Now, 30-plus years later, the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to put its hands up and determine the Best 90s Dance Hit of all time.

Join host Eric Rezsnyak, Patreon sponsor Derek Mekita, and special guests Dr. Ryan Androsiglio and Sandie Cianflone as they discuss 16 of the funkiest jams from the end of the 20th Century.

The Round 1 match-ups are:

Match-Up 1: “Rhythm Is a Dancer” by SNAP! (1) vs. “Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit” by Gina G. (4)

Match-Up 2: “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite (3) vs. “Gonna Make You Sweat” by C+C Music Factory (2)

Match-Up 3: “Be My Lover” by La Bouche (1) vs. “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom” by Vengaboys (4)

Match-Up 4: “Around the World” by Daft Punk (3) vs. “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch (2)

Match-Up 5: “Rhythm of the Night” by Corona (1) vs. “I’ve Got the Power” by SNAP! (4)

Match-Up 6: “What Is Love?” by Haddaway (3) vs. “100% Pure Love” by Crystal Waters (2)

Match-Up 7: “Vogue” by Madonna (1) vs. “We Like to Party!” by Vengaboys (4)

Match-Up 8: “Show Me Love” by Robin S. (3) vs. “Finally” by CeCe Peniston (2)

To listen to all the songs, as well as some deeper-cut suggestions by our panelists, check out our playlist for this episode:

Want to play along at home?

Download the listener bracket and see if your picks match up with ours!

Looking for more related content?

Check out these other episodes from Great Pop Culture Debate:

Best Song of 1999

Best One-Hit Wonder of the 90s/00s

Best Disco Song

Also make sure to check out Derek Mekita’s Top 10 List of Songs About Sex Work.

Have a say in future episodes!

Finally, if you want to have a say in what episodes we tackle next, vote in our Topic Polls! And we would love to have you pick your faves in the polls currently open for your votes!

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Host: Eric Rezsnyak

Patreon Sponsor: Derek Mekita

Special Guests: Dr. Ryan Androsiglio, Sandie Cianflone

Producer: Curtis Creekmore

Editor: Eric Rezsnyak

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