“Tribal Dance” is a song by the Dutch Eurodance group 2 Unlimited, released in April 1993 as the second single from their second studio album, “No Limits!” 2 Unlimited was a popular Eurodance act formed by Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde, with rapper Ray Slijngaard and vocalist Anita Doth as the front members.
“Tribal Dance” is a high-energy dance track that features the signature Eurodance sound of 2 Unlimited, characterized by rapid-fire rap verses, catchy vocal hooks, and pulsating electronic beats. The song’s lyrics and theme revolve around the idea of uniting through music and dance, with a strong emphasis on tribal and global unity. Upon its release, “Tribal Dance” became a massive commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands. It also topped the European Hot 100, and MTV European Top 20 charts..
The song’s popularity was fueled by its infectious sound and the group’s energetic and visually striking music videos, featuring vibrant colors, fast-paced choreography, and futuristic aesthetics. 2 Unlimited’s success with “Tribal Dance” solidified their position as one of the leading acts in the Eurodance genre during the 1990s. They went on to release several more hit singles and albums before taking a break in the late 1990s. “Tribal Dance” remains one of 2 Unlimited’s most well-known and enduring songs. Its catchy and uplifting nature, combined with the group’s dynamic performances, contributed to its status as a quintessential Eurodance anthem of the ’90s. The track continues to be celebrated as a nostalgic favorite among fans of the Eurodance genre and ’90s dance music in general.