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Top Ten Guilty Pleasures of '90s Dance

If you're a clubland regular, then you've probably noticed what a major comeback the classic '90s dance sound has made in the last couple years.

You can hear it from the jacking house revival of underground acts like Hercules & Love Affair and Steffi, all the way to the Swedish House Mafia's diva-vocalized dance pop. But why are so many producers looking back to that decade for inspiration?

In this era of ironic hipster posturing, one answer may be nostalgia for a sound that was full of genuine joy and emotion. Songs about love, hope and freedom with killer melodies and hooks that could convert even the most jaded non-believer on a dancefloor.

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