Well, let's face it now, shall we? The dance music in the early '90s, like a lot of the dance music of today, just wasn't that great. Everyone used the same beats-the only way of differentiating yourself from any other group was...well, hard to figure out. For example:
"Rhythm is a Dancer" by Snap! is a great song-if they could only get rid of some of the parts where there's no singing. The phrase I have heard is "noodling excesses," which I'm not sure makes any sense but I'll use it any way. Same thing with another song, "Mr. Vain," which is a funny song but dragged out by unnecessarily added stuff.
Then there's the questionable stuff: Robin S.'s "Show Me Love," which features Robin S.'s not-that-great voice (she sounds like she needs to take some cold medication), and if I remember correctly, there was an artist named just Robyn who did a song called "Show Me Love" that was better than this. Ouch, if you ask me. Who let yet another version of "Everybody's Free To Feel Good" fit in there? Yuk, yuk, yuk.
Finally, there's some good stuff: Corona's "Rhythm of the Night," La Bouche's "Be My Lover," Ace of Base (how's that for surprising?) brings out "Beautiful Life," Le Click's "Tonight is the Night," and where's the Roxbury when you have Haddaway's "What is Love."
However, the bad stuff outweighs the good here, and it's too bad-I have a tape of 1996 dance songs, and they all were great. This ain't 1996 stuff, evidently.