7 Best 90s Dance Anthems Albums [2023]

7 Best 90s Dance Anthems Albums [2023]

The 1990s was a cracking time for music – but then I would say that. Born in the mid-70s, I grew up in the 80s and spent my late teens and early twenties in the 90s. The Madchester scene was in full swing by the time I went to university in the city, and I spent a lot of time working – and of course dancing – in the clubs of Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and London. If you want to recreate the soundtrack of those seminal times, then check out this list of the best 90s dance anthems albums money can buy. Whether you prefer Ultra Nate, Robert Miles or Ferry Corsten. Radio mix or radio edit. Every major 90s dance release is here somewhere.

So here is my list – the top 90s dance anthems compilations. Some of which I love enough to take pride of place among my CD collection. We’re not only about old school – we do also own two Amazon Echos, and often ask, ‘Alexa, play 90s music’. It’s guaranteed to please everyone. Unlike me, Mister isn’t much of a fan of  80s music. The kids – our friends’ as well as our own – seem to think that a lot of the 90s dance classics are cool. Which is a compliment at our age. They might even put on a dancing show, if we’re lucky.

The aim of the following compilation albums list should simplify your quest for the quintessential 90s dance anthems LP. I’ve only included Amazon’s top rated 90s dance compilations – with a minimum average review of 4.5 stars out of 5 at the time of writing. You can click on the link below each, if you like, to see the latest prices and reviews. For those in a hurry…

…see my top pick 90s dance anthems album recommendation HERE

Dave Pearce60£££9.6
Ministry of Sound60£10
90s Dance Anthems51£££9.9
Rhythm is a Dancer100££9.8
NOW 90s Dance51£££9.5
100% Clubland 90s51££9.7
Made in the 90s60£9.4

Dave Pearce 90s Dance Anthems

You want the best dance anthems of the 90s? Then you can’t go wrong with this highly rated 90s compilation. Dave Pearce is a Radio One DJ who hosted ‘Dance Anthems’ on the radio station for a decade. So he should know a thing of two about creating one of the best 90s dance albums. That may explain why around 400 people – in the UK alone – search Google every month for this specific 90s album. Show me Love, Children, Rhythm is a Dancer, I Luv U Baby, Let me be your Fantasy, Born Slippy, Where Love Lives… there are some bangin’ tunes here.

See Dave Pearce 90s Dance Anthems HERE

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Ministry of Sound: Throwback 90s Dance

Looking for 90s dance anthems? Ministry of Sound know a thing or two about those. And then some. My brother-in-law once secured a guest DJ slot there – a huge honour indeed as London strutted their stuff to his hand-picked beats. This major UK club is still the ‘home of dance music’ – even now that many of its contemporaries, like Manchester’s Hacienda and Liverpool’s cream – are long gone. This album is almost worth it for Haddaway’s What is Love? alone – the more recent video of people moving to this 90s hit went viral. There’s also the likes of David Morales, Basement Jaxx, The Shamen, Faithless, Jamiroquai, Liquid and many more.

Check out Throwback 90s Dance HERE

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90s Dance Anthems

Add this one to your 90s dance anthems list if you really want to go retro. The Demon Music Group are releasing all sorts of compilations – on vinyl for a real old school feel. 90s Dance Anthems on vinyl is the pick of the bunch, featuring 90s dance hits from Urban Cookie Collective – two of theirs are here – as well as Rozalla, The Original, Jungle Brothers and The Beloved. If you haven’t sampled vinyl yet – then why not give it a spin? Borrow your nan’s turntable and listen to the incomparable crackle of music played on this medium. It gives playing the music a real 90s feel, and there’s no denying that vinyl is currently the choice of the pro – as well as the public. For music with soul and character, it’s incomparable. Everybody’s free to feel good, right?

View prices and reviews for 90s Dance Anthems HERE

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Rhythm is a Dancer

Named for one of the 90s’ biggest dance floor hits, this 90s dance CD compilation includes a whopping 100 tunes. Tracks on the five CDs include floor-fillers by D:Ream, William Orbit, Morcheeba, 808 State, Chaka Khan, Reel 2 Reel and Deee-Lite. Even Cher makes an appearance. ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ dates from 1992. It was the second biggest hit of that year, and spent an impressive 6 weeks at the top of the UK singles chart.

Find out more about Rhythm is a Dancer HERE

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NOW That’s What I Call 90s Dance

Epic compilation experts ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ had to make an appearance, surely? Well here they are, with 90s tracks including The Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim. Blue Boy, Apache Indian and Cece Peniston are also featured. Along with The Prodigy, Inner City and K-Klass. ‘NOW’ music compilations are highly regarded, and over 100 had been released by 2020. They are still going. During the 80s and 90s, these LPs often went double or triple platinum, and sometimes way beyond that. Now 44, released near the end of the decade in November 1999, managed to go 7 times platinum. That’s some music pedigree.

Discover Now 90s Dance HERE

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100% Clubland 90s

There are 4 CDs on this 90s dance compilation. Rhythm of the Night? Check. It’s My Life, Don’t You Want Me? Yes. Two Can Play That Game, Gonna Make You Sweat, Set You Free? Affirmative. As the album’s name suggests, this one is packed with floor-filling stuff – 90s club anthems that make it difficult to stay still.

Read all about 100% Clubland 90s HERE

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Made in the 90s

Another cracker from the Ministry of Sound, although this one is more mainstream than dance orientated. Reading more like a list of top 90s hits, this compilation features a range of music and artists. From ‘Kiss Me’ by Sixpence None the Richer or ‘It Ain’t Over Till it’s Over’ by Lenny Kravitz to ‘You’re Gorgeous’ by Babybird, Everything But the Girl’s ‘Missing’ and ‘Female of the Species’ from Space, there are plenty of tunes to keep every 90s music fan happy. Including those who prefer pop or rock.

See Ministry of Sound: Made in the 90s HERE

Or check eBay prices HERE

Which 90s dance anthems album will you go for?

Whichever one of these 90s dance compilation albums appeals to you most, get those tracks streaming or spinning and you can recreate the 1990s heyday of British clubbing. Imagine you’re there – on the dusky, heaving dance floor of a 90s super club, be it in Liverpool, London or even Ibiza. If you were there in the decade of dance, then it’s a nostalgia trip like no other. Share your discoveries with group of friends, if you’re younger, so you can all dance the night away. Music like this is too good to keep a secret. Go on, you know you want to show off those moves…

Marcy x

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