Top Ten 80s Floorfillers

A list of Top Ten 80s floorfillers, compiled by Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee.

Use this list as inspiration for an 80s party playlist!

Wham! – I’m Your Man

This 1985 UK number one is a guaranteed 80s floorfiller whatever the occasion. It’s a brilliant upbeat sing-a-long track that appeals to everyone! The perfect 80s pop song from start to finish. 

Erasure – A Little Respect

When an act has such a large & impressive back catalogue it’s often difficult to pick one track but this one stands out head & shoulders and is always well received when played at any event or 80s theme night.

Spandau Ballet – Gold

This 1983 gem is a perfect Main Party or End Of Night track and is always accompanied by a sing-a-long from the audience. The steady intro builds before kicking in to the upbeat section and complete audience euphoria!

Madness – It Must Be Love

There are so many great tracks to choose from one of the biggest bands of the 80s, but it’s this 1981 classic that is included in our Top 10. Madness is a unique band whose appeal has spanned over 40 years and shows no sign of letting up anytime soon!

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax

The essential 80s song! If one track defined the decade it’s this one! Highly deserving of a place in our Top Ten 80s Floorfillers, it is simply perfect in every way!

Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

This track might be classed as a novelty song, but from the opening guitar riff, through the verse to the chorus…it has everything! Stick it on and let the audience do the rest!

Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69

Turn the volume up a little higher to maximize on the intro to this pop rock classic that failed to hit the UK Top 40 but has become one of the decade’s most loved tracks! 

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

The best selling record of 1982 has, unfairly, been tagged as a novelty track by many DJs but this one is a must-play for any 80s set. Unique, innovative and that chorus…not to mention the slow breakdown that builds back up to the crescendo…boom!

Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam

This is often overlooked as an 80s track but this 1989 classic always hits the spot and allows other 80s dance hits to follow including ‘Ride On Time’ & ‘The Only Way Is Up’.

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

This is your DJ insurance policy. The one song that ensures a full dancefloor…usually dancing around a large pile of handbags! It’s the ultimate 80s pop floorfiller!

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