OK, now for some realy good eighties dance music, since I forgot a lot of very good stuff in my previous post. All of these are tracks I would still play in a DJ set, not just when playing retro.
Right now Shindu has a hit with a cover version, but the original of Happy House by Siouxsie and the Banshees to me is timeless and fits in any DJ set:
Another dance track with a timeless hook, this time more funk then electro house: Pigbag with Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag:
Tribal house like it should be: Culture Vibe – Ma Foom Bey:
The vocal Din Daa Daa from George Kranz is a sample that keeps popping up in house music, I didn’t even know the original untill recently.
Actually ment to be a hip-hop track, but one of the greatest dance tracks of all times if you ask me: Salt-N-Pepa – Push It:
I am off course forgetting a lot of good stuff, but these are tracks that actually made it into the mainstream (to some extent) and have aged well. Feel free to add tracks in the comment you think should be in this list.