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Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

At the weekend, I watched a countdown of pop dance crazes of the past 40 years on BBC3.

It got me wondering, what are your guilty pleasures on the dance floor?

Was it following all the dance moves with Steps or perhaps Line Dancing to Billy Ray Cyrus? I am sure that most of us have been to a wedding reception or other family gathering where everyone joins in to YMCA, Cha Cha Slide or The Macarena.

I will admit to drunkenly trying to row along to 'Oops Upside Your Head' by The Gap Band.

Now it is your turn to confess all. You know you want to!
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Old 14.03.2011, 14:07
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

Macarena and the ketchup song

Every time


There is also a song that in greek is called the ducks. I know im not alone in that
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Old 14.03.2011, 14:10
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

I watched a part of that brilliant programme too. Some of what I got to watch was simply quite hilarious and wonderful to reminisce about...

Thankfully, I never did the rowing dance to "Oops Upside Your Head" but as for the YMCA and the Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar fame "Backslide" (later to become the Michael Jackson "Moonwalk"), well yeah, tried that a couple of times on the dancefloor and was not even drunk!

Got the Beyonce "Crazy in Love" moves down to a "T" though. (*proudly pats herself on the back and contemplates a trip down memory lane later on that one...*).
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

And this is why I don't drink...

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Old 14.03.2011, 14:21
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And this is why I don't drink...
Ouchie, the suspense is unbearable, which one was YOU!? That was a very funny video!

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Old 14.03.2011, 14:23
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Just put some music on, and my body starts to move....

(now I will have to watch it...)
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

Dancing to "Nutbush City Limits" by I Can Turn a Corner was my teenage guilt. The same dance was also performed to a host of Status Quo songs.
Oh the embarrasement.
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Old 14.03.2011, 14:33
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

I was tempted to write hokey-kokey, and the Birdie Song -- but I won't.

One I remember from a mis-spent youth.
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

Honourable mention also to anything by Madness, the Time Warp and, erm, pogoing in general.
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The drunk one
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Just put some music on, and my body starts to move....
Unless of course we are talking Celine Dion....... then I tend to move AWAY from the speakers.
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

Although I am not guilty I can't believe that no one has admitted to danicng Agado do do!!!!!!!!!!

I have taken a bet that I will learn to dance " Single ladies " by Beyonce.
(Am finding it quite hard)
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Old 14.03.2011, 21:23
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

Oh this should not be lost for future generations.. it was a dance hit when I was a kid

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Old 14.03.2011, 21:33
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Although I am not guilty I can't believe that no one has admitted to danicng Agado do do!!!!!!!!!!

I have taken a bet that I will learn to dance " Single ladies " by Beyonce.
(Am finding it quite hard)

I still remember the moves! Summer holidays as a young lad - oh those were the days.

Dance crazes come and go for sure. I was at an 30 disco last year and everyone was far too cool for school. I can't remember the last time people joined in any dance other than YMCA.

Oh and being Switzerland has exposed me to both the Fliegerlied and Cowboys und Indianer. Oh, and I nearly forgot das Rote Pferd...
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Oh this should not be lost for future generations.. it was a dance hit when I was a kid
Aaargh, noooooooo, you're going to kill me with such song.....
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

he he .... wanna dance ??
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he he .... wanna dance ??
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah
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Re: Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

no mexican wedding goes without the mexican version of:

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Old 14.03.2011, 23:38
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That should be lost for all future generations!

It also surfaced in the UK as 'The Birdie Song'
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