2010s Dance Party Essentials

2010s Dance Party Essentials

Although the definition of “dance pop” expanded and shifted throughout the 2010s, its ability to get bodies moving never waned. As the decade began, electro-pop was a chart-ruling force, with artists such as Lady Gaga and Kesha ruling dance floors with beat-heavy, hook-studded hits. The rise of EDM led to more crossover between the clubs and the charts, with superstar DJs like Zedd hooking up with A-listers to create massive hits. Dance pop also became more global in the 2010s, with Bad Bunny, PSY and others opening English-speaking listeners’ ears to the idea that beat-heavy pop is a truly global language.

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