200 Greatest Dance Songs of All Time

What do we mean by “dance songs”? Good question. In a sense, any song that ever got any one person moving in any perceptible direction is a dance song. The Beatles made great dance songs — as did Slayer. Nearly all the hip-hop and reggae ever made is great dance music. But to make our list of The 200 Greatest Dance Songs of All Time, a song had to be part of “dance music culture.” It’s a more specific world, but an enormous one too, going back nearly fifty years and eternally evolving right up to today and into the future.

After paying homage to the godfather of the extended groove, Mr. James Brown, our story of dance music begins in the mid-1970s with disco, and moves into early Eighties club sounds like electro and Latin freestyle. It gets born again when disco is re-engineered as house music in Chicago

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Celebrating Music, Love and Action at SoulFest

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The message to all at Soulfest: Come as you are and be who you are, but be transformed from the inside out as soul-connected, risk-taking believers in God’s love.

Humid late-summer heat clouds the parking lot at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford on an early Friday in August 2021 as SoulFest attendees slowly flock to the mountain from cars and camping spots alike. A woman laughs as she ziplines above me while her friends cheer her on in the distance, and a group of teenagers, trading stories about singing along to Lecrae the night before, rush past me and my friends.

The sense of excitement and the air of anticipation at the welcome center is reminiscent of an airport arrival gate, full of the bustle of reunion hugs and the hustle of future adventures. Family and friends new and old, spanning ages and generations, gather around the mountain base to

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AZ Big Media The role of music in impacting societies

Music is something we all have a unique relationship to, whether we know it or not. In fact, music is such an intrinsic part of our experience in society that many do not realize exactly how influential it is on our societies. Today, music distribution has changed the landscape of cultural understanding and awareness by creating libraries of music from all around the world accessible to anyone for a fairly affordable cost. While this has devalued the album as a product, it has also allowed for large audiences to experience music that they would never have been able to hear 50 to 100 years ago. All musicians need to do to get their music online is a quick search on how to upload music to spotify. When you think about it, that’s pretty incredible. Throughout history, we can observe music providing a pathway for activists, artists and marginalized communities

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