10 Songs That Gave Dance Music a Bad Name

six flags old man li 10 Songs That Gave Dance Music a Bad Name

We're not saying "pity DAD," but it can be hard goddamn work defending dance music, especially in this day and age. And while we know everyone wants to make sure they're getting properly compensated for their work, we can't help but feel like EDM has shot itself in the foot a number of times over the years. Ravers might not care, as they're just looking for tracks to rage to, but there are songs that may have done well for themselves, but end up hurting the perception of the scene overall. Be it ubercheesey bubblegum tracks or songs that crossover to the point where you only associate them with what they're selling, these are songs that help reinforce the stigma that many have for dance music.

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  • http://soundcloud.com/the-colonel-mc The Colonel

    Didn’t Drop the Lime remake that Cotton Eyed Joe track?

    And wow, never seen that Skrillex video before, makes me like him even less.

    • tevra

      the origins of Cotton Eyed Joe are lost to history but it was sung before the American civil war and the tune could well have been brought to the new world from Ireland or Scotland by peasants who settled in the backwoods and brought folk music that became American back country fiddle songs

      • LZRKMMNDR

        and it’s about gonorrhea.

  • mergong

    Wow…you guys REALLY hate Eurodance, aren’t you?

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      not at all.

      • tevra

        the only people who hate dubstep are those who still have any hearing left

        • tevra

          you know what this was fun…and I still sing Blue while I’m walking some times.

    • tevra

      doesn’t everyone hate F ing dubstep

      • yurafaggot

        no not really you fucking twat

    • tevra

      some Eurodance is really good and then there is dubstep that makes me want to vomit

      • mergong

        You mean “brostep”. UK Dubstep/Dub is pretty nice

        • tevra

          If Had meant brostep I would have f’ing said brosstep.

          Dubstep is total ***** and can’t be called music by anyone who still has their hearing

          • John Disgraceland Stanhope

            Hates Dubstep, but thinks some Eurodance is really good. lol

  • Carmai

    This song is filled with all kind of dance music heresy! Burn them! Burn them all!

  • Spooky Bizzle

    Barbie Girl went #1 in the UK. So did Mr Blobby. and Bob The Builder. nuff said. u think USA got it bad? spare a thought for us UK folk.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      LOL UK has a bunch of random stuff hitting the charts. i heard a WWE theme song was in the charts like a few months ago.

  • noisetank

    I’ve been showing a lot of people Scat Man lately; I’m always super surprised when people haven’t heard of it. I thought it was huge.

    And no Sandstorm! I thought that’d be number one.

  • tevra

    I still blame the damn Vengaboys for making us listen to F’ing dubstep

  • tevra

    then there is stuff like Avicii – not that bad but also not that good. a little of this goes a very long way

  • tevra

    rednex was just one in a long line of assholes making fun of Country music and I am sorry they made money off of that travesty.

  • tevra

    and lest Americans start making fun of Eurodance remember who gave the world Disco!

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      without disco there’s be no dance music.

  • tevra

    most famous stutterer of all time?

    Scatman John of course

  • LZRKMMNDR

    I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF TO RIGHT THE WRONGS DONE BY “BARBIE GIRL” BY MASHING IT UP WITH HITMAN SAMMY SAM, WHO TELLS THE BITCH TO “SHUT UP” EVERY OTHER SECOND. I FEEL LIKE I REALLY DID IT. http://lzrkmmndr.bandcamp.com/track/stepdaddy-barbie-girl-mr-bambu-masters-of-the-unicorn-mashup

  • LZRKMMNDR

    “COTTON EYE JOE” IS AN OLD SCHOOL JOINT ABOUT GETTING YOUR PENIS SWABBED TO CHECK FOR GONORRHEA. awesome.

  • John Disgraceland Stanhope

    lol – Cher too. Lest we forget…