The definitive list of the all-time Top 40 dance-floor fillers has been revealed by MCPS-ProDub, just in time for the Christmas party season.
MCPS asked over 500 ProDub registered DJs which songs are guaranteed to get even the most sober audience up and cutting some shapes on the dance-floor.
With eleven Number One songs, this Top 40 set list includes something for everyone - from grannies to little sisters; from the company director to the office junior.
According to the survey, the oldies are the goodies. Nine songs represent the 1970s and nine found their origin in the 1990s, while fourteen songs in the Top 40 are from the 1980s.
Which artists made the definitive list? Everyone from Amy to Whitney. Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl', for example, sits pretty at Number 15, even though the song did not chart in the UK. The top of the pops, in the ProDub DJs professional opinion (with 18% of the vote) is the perennial favourite: ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' - a Number One from 1976.
MCPS-ProDub Marketing Manager Darren Haynes said: 'From the opening strains of wah-wah-waaah, 'Dancing Queen' is immediately recognisable and guaranteed to get your toes tapping. The power in the song is the unique combination of the lyrics and the melody. The master songwriters, Benny and Bjorn, got it so right'.
Aspiring songwriters, might find it unsurprisingly noteworthy that the word 'dance' appears in 15% of the titles in this list - although the Scissor Sisters don't feel like doing it ...
The full Top 40 dance-floor filling list is available at www.produb.co.uk