Metal Songs That Make You Want To Dance


An encyclopedia of metal songs that get you to dance or groove to whether you want to or not.
One album per band. Recommendations are welcome.

Created by: CyberSymphony | 19.03.2012



1. Aborym - With No Human Intervention
2003 - Industrial - Chernobyl Generation
2. Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links from the Dead Trinity
2008 - Avant-Garde - Khamsin, Reflections
3. Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
2009 - Pirate/Power- Keelhauled
4. The Algorithm - Polymorphic Code
2012 - Electronic/Experimental - Trojans, Null
5. Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare
2011 - Hard Rock - Last Man On Earth
6. Amaranthe - Amaranthe
2011 - Electro Metalcore/Power - Call Out My Name, Hunger
7. Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest
2014 - Symphonic Power - Magic Forest
8. Angizia - 39 Jahre Für Den Leierkastenmann
1999 - Neoclassical/Avant-Garde - Der Wein Der Lumpensammler, 1923
9. Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
1997 - Avant-Garde - The Chaos Path
10. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2004 - Progressive - Day 11: Love, Day 16: Loser
11. Babymetal - Babymetal
2014 - J-pop/Experimental - Doki Doki Morning, Line
12. The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers
2007 - Alternative/Synth-rock - Falling Down, Walking With Strangers
13. Blind Guardian - The Forgotten Tales
1996 - Power - Surfin' USA, Barbara Inn/Long Tall Sally
14. Blood Stain Child - εpsilon
2011 - Electronic/Trance - Stargazer, Electricity, Dedicated To Violator
15. Carnival In Coal - Collection Prestige
2005 - Avant-Garde - Cartilage Holocaust
16. Dark Moor - Autumnal
2009 - Symphonic Power - Swan Lake, Phantom Queen
17. Devin Townsend - Addicted
2008 - Progressive - Bend It Like A Bender, Addicted
18. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious
2009 - Avant-Garde - A Tap Dancer's Dilemma, A Rancid Romance, Vodka Inferno
19. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
1998 - Avant-Garde - The Eerie Obzidian Circuz
20. Equilibrium - Sagas
2008 - Folk - Unbesiegt
21. Finntroll - Nattfödd
2004 - Black/Folk - Trollhammaren
22. The Gathering - Nighttime Birds
1997 - Atmospheric/Progressive - Third Chance
23. Genghis Tron - Cloak Of Love
2005 - Electro Metalcore - Laser Bitch
24. Helloween - Master Of The Rings
1994 - Power - Perfect Gentleman
25. Korpiklaani - Tervaskanto
2007 - Folk - Let's Drink
26. Krypteria - Bloodangel's Cry
2007 - Symphonic Rock - Can't Breathe
27. Lyriel - Autumntales
2006 - Folk - Surrender In Dance, Wild Birds, Hijo De La Luna
28. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
2014 - Progressive/Cabaret - Cabin In The Sky
29. Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age Of Grotesque
2003 - Alternative Rock - This Is The New Shit
30. Meshuggah - Chaosphere
1998 - Progressive - Neurotica
31. Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus
2011 - Industrial/Death - Destructos VS The Earth
32. Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
1991 - Avant-Garde - Carousel
33. Neurotech - The Decipher Volumes
2013 - Electro-Industrial - The Cyber Waltz, The Race to Recovery
34. Nightwish - Oceanborn
1998 - Symphonic/Power - Moondance
35. Omega Lithium - Kinetik
2011 - Industrial/Gothic - Dance With Me
36. Pain Of Salvation - Scarsick
2007 - Progressive - Disco Queen
37. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
1990 - Heavy/Thrash - Psycho Holiday
38. Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life
2002 - Gothic - Isolate
39. Pin-Up Went Down - 2 Unlimited
2008 - Avant-Garde - Pussy Worship, Esthete Piggie, Yo-Yo Yes Then No
40. Rammstein - Sehnsucht
1997 - Industrial - Du Hast
41. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
1989 - Progressive - Gutter Ballet
42. Semargl - Love
2014 - Electro-pop - Discolove
43. Sigh - Hangman's Hymn: Musikalische Exequien
2007 - Symphonic/Avant-Garde - Me-Devil
44. Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - Relic Dances
2004 - Folk/Doom - You Loved The Only Blood
45. Skyclad - A Semblance Of Normality
2004 - Folk - Another Drinking Song
46. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
2006 - Avant-Garde - Awful Fall, Filistata
47. Theatre Of Tragedy - Assembly
2002 - Industrial - Universal Race, Automatic Lover
48. Therion - Lemuria
2004 - Symphonic - Three Ships Of Berik
49. Trepalium - Alchemik Clockwork Of Disorder
2006 - Death - Sick Boogie Murder
50. Tuatha de Danann - Trova di Danú
2004 - Folk - Bella Natura, Land of Youth
51. Turisas - The Varangian Way
2006 - Viking/Folk - In the Court of Jarisleif, Rasputin
52. Turmion Kätilöt - Technodiktator
2013 - Industrial - Rehtori, Pyhä Maa
53. Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
2011 - Avant-Garde - Orange Vigilantes, When the Joyful Dead are Dancing
54. Visions Of Atlantis - Cast Away
2005 - Symphonic - Lost
55. Waltari - Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C
1996 - Avant-Garde/Symphonic/Death - The Top
56. Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
2011 - Symphonic Rock - Faster, Sinead
57. Xandria - Salomé - The Seventh Veil
2007 - Symphonic/Gothic - Sisters Of The Light
58. Xe-None - Dancefloration
Electro/Industrial - Cyber Girl, I Seek You, Summertime



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19.03.2012 - 11:56
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Heard song 4 on my mp3 player at work today. Couldn't dance while driving the forklift, though.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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19.03.2012 - 12:42
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Pain Of Salvation's Disco Queen?

That comes to mind, although it can be argued that it isn't really a metal song, even though it has heavier parts here and there.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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19.03.2012 - 13:05
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by BloodTears on 19.03.2012 at 12:42

Pain Of Salvation's Disco Queen?

That comes to mind, although it can be argued that it isn't really a metal song, even though it has heavier parts here and there.

Great suggestion, i agree that the song isn't very metal, but it might get it place on my list since the band is featured here. CHEERS!
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19.03.2012 - 13:46
BloodTears
ANA-thema
My pleasure It was the first one I remembered when I saw this list.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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19.03.2012 - 19:25
Risto
Wandering Midget
As far as dancing to Devy goes, I'd prefer something off Addicted
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19.03.2012 - 19:26
Lokaeda
Account deleted
Turisas' cover of Boney M's "Rasputin" and Carnival In Coal's "Cartilage Holocaust"
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19.03.2012 - 20:04
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Risto on 19.03.2012 at 19:25

As far as dancing to Devy goes, I'd prefer something off Addicted

Lots of very dance(able) tunes off his album. Nice suggestion and added to list.
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19.03.2012 - 20:08
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Guest on 19.03.2012 at 19:26

Turisas' cover of Boney M's "Rasputin" and Carnival In Coal's "Cartilage Holocaust"

Rapsutin cover is great and highly catchy, but I already have the album it came off listed. The Carnival in Coal song is so groovy, like it and adding to list.
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19.03.2012 - 20:22
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Add every single song by 80's hair bands.
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19.03.2012 - 20:37
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Boxcar Willy on 19.03.2012 at 20:22

Add every single song by 80's hair bands.

Every song? at the moment, im listening to Mötley Crüe and so far not dancing, but you can suggest me a song.
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19.03.2012 - 20:51
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by CyberSymphony on 19.03.2012 at 20:37

Written by Boxcar Willy on 19.03.2012 at 20:22

Add every single song by 80's hair bands.

Every song? at the moment, im listening to Mötley Crüe and so far not dancing, but you can suggest me a song.

I was joking, but lots of hair is good dancing.

speaking of Crue, try "Kickstart my heart"
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19.03.2012 - 22:00
~Starchild~
Awesome idea for a list
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19.03.2012 - 22:03
Lokaeda
Account deleted
Also, I'm pleased to see Tuatha De Danann's song :p I wish I could play the whistle parts
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19.03.2012 - 23:05
darklos
Samantha by Theatre of Tragedy
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20.03.2012 - 04:56
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Lol, how can anyone dance to Juular?
Record yourself for evidence.
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20.03.2012 - 05:06
Branzig
I Dance pretty flippin hard to "Blinded I Slaughter" by Severe Torture!

And no, I don't mean headbang. I mean DANCE BABY!
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20.03.2012 - 11:22
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by darklos on 19.03.2012 at 23:05

Samantha by Theatre of Tragedy

Ahhh I forgot about them, Love their first 3 albums, but for danceable measures its got to be their next 2 albums.
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20.03.2012 - 11:29
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Unhealer on 20.03.2012 at 04:56

Lol, how can anyone dance to Juular?
Record yourself for evidence.

No Idea, maybe its just me replaced the song anyway.
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20.03.2012 - 13:25
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
This list is shit without Limpbizkit's *insert any song*.
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20.03.2012 - 15:35
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.03.2012 at 13:25

This list is shit without Limpbizkit's *insert any song*.

Sorry dude, I'm not adding bands that are not featured in MS.
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20.03.2012 - 17:24
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by CyberSymphony on 20.03.2012 at 15:35

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.03.2012 at 13:25

This list is shit without Limpbizkit's *insert any song*.

Sorry dude, I'm not adding bands that are not featured in MS.


someone blacklisted that freaking good band. very poor show on that person's part
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20.03.2012 - 17:27
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
On the second thought

Def Leppard'-Pour Some Sugar On Me should be in a list.
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20.03.2012 - 18:09
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.03.2012 at 17:27

On the second thought

Def Leppard'-Pour Some Sugar On Me should be in a list.

Hmmm... just listened to that song and not getting any dancing feeling from it. I will re-think before I add to the list. Thanks for the contribution anyways.
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20.03.2012 - 18:24
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by CyberSymphony on 20.03.2012 at 18:09

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.03.2012 at 17:27

On the second thought

Def Leppard'-Pour Some Sugar On Me should be in a list.

Hmmm... just listened to that song and not getting any dancing feeling from it. I will re-think before I add to the list. Thanks for the contribution anyways.


you must be a chronic hopper choreographer. i didn't try to dance to any Metal stuff but it seems little fucking crazy doing over that. if you really want to embrace your dancing skills, you should probably start spinning 2pac or Eminem tracks.
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21.03.2012 - 06:08
Syk
myspace/bonerama
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.03.2012 at 18:24
you must be a chronic hopper choreographer. i didn't try to dance to any Metal stuff but it seems little fucking crazy doing over that. if you really want to embrace your dancing skills, you should probably start spinning 2pac or Eminem tracks.
Em? Don't you mean D-12?

I'll throw out something by System Of A Down as a "Suggestion" (click to their Discography & scroll down - titles are rather obvious, plus the very first song mentioned) and Judas Priest's "Turbo Lover" on behalf of a couple other people. Perhaps also the last one(s) here...

System edit - basically anything on the first album might suit
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death thrash death/doom/prog Hail Zoldon!

he's not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays
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21.03.2012 - 10:53
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Syk on 21.03.2012 at 06:08

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.03.2012 at 18:24
you must be a chronic hopper choreographer. i didn't try to dance to any Metal stuff but it seems little fucking crazy doing over that. if you really want to embrace your dancing skills, you should probably start spinning 2pac or Eminem tracks.

Em? Don't you mean D-12?

I'll throw out something by System Of A Down as a "Suggestion" (click to their Discography & scroll down - titles are rather obvious, plus the very first song mentioned)


For Em, D-12 was the pro camp for many years. He learned all his rap skills, beefs-collision atrocious freestyle rapping, fighting and more importantly aggression. He stood up from there incredibly and made his own goddamn talented island.

btw, System Of "Amusement" Down' is more off a headbanging stuff rather than dancing your ass two and fro for it, leaving some exception songs( uhm...VIOLENT PORNOGRAPHY!!) behind.
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21.03.2012 - 16:25
~Starchild~
What about Angizia's - Der Wein Der Lumpensammler? Not really Metal, but they are featured on ms. I can't stand still listening to that song (or rather the whole album)
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21.03.2012 - 20:37
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by ~Starchild~ on 21.03.2012 at 16:25

What about Angizia's - Der Wein Der Lumpensammler? Not really Metal, but they are featured on ms. I can't stand still listening to that song (or rather the whole album)

Nice song, like a avant-garde German theatrical show. Almost making me dance, but I will add it up soon.
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21.03.2012 - 20:47
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Do you listen Metal only for dancing or dancing for Metal?
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21.03.2012 - 20:52
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.03.2012 at 20:47

Do you listen Metal only for dancing or dancing for Metal?

HAHAHA This is just a different side for me, I don't usually dance to metal, but Blood Stain Child made it possible, so I blame them and myself for listening to them. I mostly to metal more than dance. This list was only a bit of fun.
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