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.