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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Greatest Dance Records of All Time


The Greatest Dance Records of All Time


1 - 15 July


Zoe Ball has counted down the top ten greatest dance music records - as voted for by the Radio 2 audience.

And the winner is... Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

Taken from Thriller, the biggest-selling album in the world, Billie Jean went to the top of the UK charts in 1983. It was co-written by Michael Jackson and Quincey Jones.

While Quincy Jones felt the intro was too long, Michael knew that it was the intro that made him want to dance.

So, the intro stayed and the song won two Grammy awards in 1984.

Our presenter, Zoe Ball, says: "I'm delighted that Billie Jean has been voted the greatest dance record ever made. This is Jackson at his best.

"This track is way up there for me - Jacko's rendition of it at the Motown 25th anniversary show has got to be one of THE great live performances of all time.

"I can remember hearing this at the Boutique [club night in Brighton] and the place would go crazy. The bassline is awesome, the production is killer. It's just perfect."

The top ten in full, as voted for by Radio 2 listeners:

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson (1983)

2. I Feel Love – Donna Summer (1977)

3. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine – James Brown (1970)

4. Strings Of Life - Rhythim Is Rhythim (1987)

5. Where Love Lives – Alison Limerick (1994)

6. Keep On Movin' – Soul II Soul (1989)

7. Can You Feel It – Fingers Inc. (1988)

8. Big Fun – Inner City (1988)

9. Theme From S-Express – S-Express (1988)

10. Key To My Happiness – The Charades (1966)


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