List of Billboard number-one dance hits  

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This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. It is compiled by Billboard exclusively from playlists submitted by nightclub disc jockeys, who must apply and meet certain criteria to become "Billboard reporting DJs".

Below are links to lists showing the songs that have topped the chart. Dates shown represent "week-ending" Billboard issue dates.

When consulting these statistics, two chart facts should be noted:

  • Billboard has adopted former publication rival Record World's chart statistics from the weeks between March 29 1975 and August 21 1976 into their Hot Dance Club Play chart history, as Billboard did not publish a national chart during this time (Billboard published multiple charts featuring regional- or city-specific hits during this era).
  • From the Dance Chart's inception until the week of February 16 1991, several (or even all) songs on an EP or album could occupy the same position if more than one track from a release was receiving significant play in clubs. Beginning with the February 23 1991 issue, Hot Dance Club Play became "song specific", meaning that only one song could occupy each position at a time.


The 1970s

1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

The 1980s

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

The 1990s

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

The 2000s

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

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