Various Artists

Number 1's: Dance

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Part of Universal's extensive and cheaply packaged Number 1's series rolled out in early 2007, this compilation features 15 songs that topped the dance chart from 1976 through 1991 -- or the disco era through the point in time when house music was at its most popular. While a lot of discs in the series are filled to near-maximum capacity, there are 20 minutes of unused space here, which is especially a shame since the superior 12" mixes could have been used in several cases. Instead, the disc sticks to radio edits and album versions. The highlights include Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way," Ce Ce Peniston's "Finally," ABC's "The Look of Love," and Cathy Dennis' "Touch Me (All Night Long)" (originally recorded by Fonda Rae).

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