I enjoy the beat and energy of loud, unce-unce dance-pop songs, but I'm frequently disappointed in the song part of them. I like singing! So I'd like to hear music with a good vocal melody that could stand alone. The singer doesn't have to have a phenomenal voice; I'll settle for "pleasant" or at least "better than Britney."
Lady Gaga's Then You'd Love Me
is close to what I'm looking for. I'm not fond of the earthquake lyric, but I like the melody.
As much as possible, I'd like to avoid autotune, spoken words, long intros/outros that don't match the rest of the song, or weird mixing effects (I'm going to reveal my lack of musical knowledge here, but you know how some dance songs have moments that deliberately mess up the beat? That annoys me).
I'd prefer original songs, but good remixes/covers are okay too. I'd also prefer English lyrics; I like songs in other languages, but they're harder for me to sing.
My ears and vocal cords thank you in advance! My upstairs neighbors do not.