The Best Dance Pop Albums of the 1980s

2. Madonna - Like a Virgin

Madonna - Like a Virgin
November 12, 1984
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

3. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
May 11, 1981
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

4. Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm

Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
October 28, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

5. Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One
April 10, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

6. The Communards - Red

The Communards - Red
October 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

7. Janet Jackson - Control

Janet Jackson - Control
February 2, 1986
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

8. Madonna - Madonna

Madonna - Madonna
July 27, 1983
Critic Score
86
4 reviews

9. Donna Summer - Another Place and Time

Donna Summer - Another Place and Time
March 20, 1989
Critic Score
80
1 review

10. Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody

Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
November 16, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Grace Jones - Island Life

Grace Jones - Island Life
December 1, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

12. Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl

Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
June 13, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

13. Whitney Houston - Whitney

Whitney Houston - Whitney
June 2, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review

14. Liza Minnelli - Results

Liza Minnelli - Results
September 11, 1989
Critic Score
75
3 reviews

15. David Bowie - Let's Dance

David Bowie - Let's Dance
April 14, 1983
Critic Score
75
3 reviews

16. Wham! - Music from the Edge of Heaven

Wham! - Music from the Edge of Heaven
July 1, 1986
Critic Score
70
1 review

17. Grace Jones - Inside Story

Grace Jones - Inside Story
November 14, 1986
Critic Score
70
1 review

18. Grace Jones - Living My Life

Grace Jones - Living My Life
November 7, 1982
Critic Score
60
1 review

19. Celine Dion - Incognito

Celine Dion - Incognito
April 2, 1987
Critic Score
60
1 review

20. Madonna - Borderline

Madonna - Borderline
February 15, 1984
Critic Score
60
1 review

21. Kylie Minogue - Kylie

Kylie Minogue - Kylie
July 4, 1988
Critic Score
55
2 reviews

22. Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True

Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
March 7, 1989
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

23. Madonna - Express Yourself

Madonna - Express Yourself
May 9, 1989
Critic Score
50
1 review

24. Madonna - Into the Groove

Madonna - Into the Groove
July 23, 1985
Critic Score
50
1 review

25. Kylie Minogue - Enjoy Yourself

Kylie Minogue - Enjoy Yourself
October 9, 1989
Critic Score
40
3 reviews
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