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Top 10 Dance Crazes

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Top 10 Biggest Dance Crazes of All Time Subscribe http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD Whether it’s twisting, bumping, hustling or moonwalking, there are tons of dance crazes that get people out of their seats and onto the dance floor. WatchMojo picks the ten most iconic dance crazes to sweep the world. List Entries and Rank: #10. Top Dance Crazes #9. Time Warp #8. The LocoMotion #7. Gangnam Style #6. Macarena #5. Y.M.C.A. #4. Line Dancing #3. ??
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Lord Whoops (3 days ago)
Since this seems to be geared towards an older era of dancing, I'll forgive them for not including... ...the floss
Gandolf the White (6 days ago)
In 1955 the famous mime and French actor Marcel Marceau did a routine in which he is being blown backwards by a powerful, invisible wind. He is actually moonwalking backwards and Jackson picked up the move.
Barcelona Clinica (10 days ago)
No way, the order is super wrong.
Qienna X (15 days ago)
Some of the later examples used for swing were actually Rock 'n' Roll dancing. Swing became Rock 'n' Roll and you can tell the difference based on their footwork. Rock 'n' roll looks organised in terms of foot movements and initiating jumps, but many of the jumps are very similar.
Mysticlover Fairy (16 days ago)
The locomotion is three steps seriously watchmojo not that hard ,1.Swing your hips,2.jump up.3 jump back. That's it they should listen to the song before saying it's too hard. Seriously the dance is so easy even the singers baby sister can do it.
Alecia Walls (18 days ago)
Did she just say Achey Breakey Heart was terrible wth
Melissa H (18 days ago)
Disco had line dancing long before BRC.
Todd (20 days ago)
#1 - The Carlton
Fred Miller (20 days ago)
Michael Jackson never innovated a single dance. Every move he used was stolen from legendary Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse.
Easy Freezy (20 days ago)
#1 has to be Nitty Gritty with Bobby Banas
Christina Stewart (21 days ago)
2:03 Saturday Night Live
Scott McConnell (21 days ago)
Swing > all the others
Susan Royce (23 days ago)
Uptown funk
Joe Leonetti (25 days ago)
Cha cha slide?
Hay Bail (27 days ago)
“If YoU wEnT tO sChOoL dAnCeS iN tHe 90’s” girl last year we had a school dance and it played the Macarena. Hell they play it every year!!
cheshire 12345 (27 days ago)
I saw Billy Rae once when he played at the Mullet Festival he looked damn good in that hairstyle to.
Errol Ward (27 days ago)
Hello dickhead , where is Rock n roll ?????
Tianna Green (1 month ago)
I watched Grease as a kid, and I never understood what "get your filthy paws off my silky drawers" meant until now.
Cheryl Jolly (1 month ago)
long live disco!!!!!!!!
Cheryl Jolly (1 month ago)
ymca classic and iconic
Reese (1 month ago)
Once they showed repeated clips of that little Asian "Wigger" I had to stop watching, can't stomach that crap.
Cookie Ceo (1 month ago)
That was great!!!!! Thanks.
Mark McGee (1 month ago)
my opinion, Billy Ray Cyrus, Shania Twain, and Garth Brooks ruined country music😤
Green Sea Eagle (1 month ago)
How can you miss the 'Stroll' from the original American Band Stand? Soul Train? Etc? lol, if that isn't a LINE DANCE, I dont know what is? Lining up in a line? Hello? lol...you also forgot 'The Running Man' from the 90s. No love for Vanilla Ice? 'Ice, Ice' baby?'
Andrew Johnson (1 month ago)
I don't like Michael Jackson's dancing he was not king of any thing .it has been said elvis was king of rock and roll I would rather listen to elvis any day than Michael Jackson. We have one king and that is jesus christ he the only king in we have. I liked Michael Jackson when he was little he could really sing. I like the oldies
Annamaria Karabassis (1 month ago)
I love swing dancing
Eye Opener (1 month ago)
froman1960 (1 month ago)
I guess the Lambada was too complicated to include here.
megaso56 (1 month ago)
No electric slide?
Robert Westerman (1 month ago)
The huckle buck ?
Irena Holc (1 month ago)
I know the lyrics of Macarena and they are actually not that difficult, if you only try and understand Spanish.
RoMayDrako (1 month ago)
Loco Motion, god every time I hear that song it takes me back to the roller rink. Picture a conga line of strangers swinging their hips then trying to jump back on skates. YMCA brings me back to the roller rink as well. And of course the line dancing in gym can't forget that. Where i lived we had polka to dance to, but frack they made us do line dancing.
EngleHump (1 month ago)
Okie Cokie ?
JJ C (1 month ago)
Do the Macarena
Marie Smith (1 month ago)
''C'mon, b a b y, ...let's do the... s t r o l l'', The Diamonds, American Bandstand, 1950s, cool line dancing.
alkh3myst (1 month ago)
The Electric Slide belongs on this list. I don't ever recall being at a wedding reception where it hasn't broken out.
Reginald Wilkinson (1 month ago)
You should have added the Electric Slide to the line dancing segment. No cowboy boots required.
9some (1 month ago)
the order is correct, although you got lost a lil like around places 3-5 but it's alright and you should have include the 1518 dance craze, real and original
1942rita (1 month ago)
I think Hairspray deserves a place —the continental, the stroll and other dances in the movie were memorable and fun
Douglas Swicegood (1 month ago)
You're wrong about the Locomotion 1962. I was very little but I learned it! You form a long train of dancers and follow the instructions it's easy as anything and we did it by Little Eva's version in 1962. So you are very wrong on this point the dance existed! Anyone remember "The Stroll" from 1957 by the Diamonds. It was a song and a dance mainly on American Bandstand it spread from there.
je m'en fous (1 month ago)
you forgot "what does the fox say?" but okay...
Steve Jovan (1 month ago)
Bee Gees Bee Gees!! The line dance scene from Saturday Night Fever!
Brian Coon (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing us the dab and nae nae. Hehe 😋
Veli-Pekka Kultanen (1 month ago)
Somebody saying Swing dancing is a craze is like stepping on moon like Neal Armstrong is a craze. Macarena is, Lambada is, Flossing is, Twist is. (Disco is not, Line dancing is not, you get the point.)
Cyndi Foore (2 months ago)
Oh my, we did the swim, the pony, the jerk and never forget....the CHA-CHA!!!!
Samuel Singleton (2 months ago)
Couldn''t have too many Blacks on this because then, you'd have people thinking that it's Whites who can dance......with a partner WITHOUT grabing them. Maybe that's why the electric slide was left off.
Courtney Palmer (2 months ago)
Wait. Did she just call Achy Breaky Heart “a bad song”...
Diane Greene (2 months ago)
My phone ring is 'Disco Inferno'.
Brad Byington (2 months ago)
The Beatles twist and Shout? No that belongs to the Isley Brothers
Reuben Joseph Magbanua (2 months ago)
No Cha Cha Slide? Or Electric Slide? Shame.
Purr Cat (2 months ago)
Chuck Berry was moon dancing in c.1953
Coryn Albert (2 months ago)
can you do another list of the same name? bc i really want to see the carlton dance (aka the fresh) on the other list if you do one.
Youtube Abhinav (2 months ago)
I will kill you watchmojo . You are enemy of mj
playboy bunny (2 months ago)
Where is the BIRDY SONG!
Emily Bennington (2 months ago)
You're joking me?! Where's the Nutbush!?
Aleister Midnight (2 months ago)
when is the chic that narrates these videos gonna shut up and just show us her tits already? Voice gets pretty annoying after awhile....I'm thinkingnif she shows us her tits it would mk up for her being so annoying. Wouldnt hurt to try...lol
Adam Newton (2 months ago)
I think watch mojo should do a second dance video...
Adam Newton (2 months ago)
I miss the 90s so much! Great childhood memories
SmartIdiotGaming 2 (2 months ago)
When you die, the Watchmojo lady narrates the top 10 moments of your life.
Joseph Dugan (2 months ago)
You left out The Carolina Shag
coronaflo (2 months ago)
Not sure moonwalking was a dance craze since not many people knew how to do it.
TheInvincibleViolet (2 months ago)
TheInvincibleViolet (2 months ago)
BeyondthePage (2 months ago)
???... What about Break Dancing and Body Poppin???... I mean is it just me go or has this video religated two of the most dynamic and influencial dance styles of all time to less than a foot note....???...
The Byronicmann (2 months ago)
Oh So (2 months ago)
No Dewey Dance?!
moon star shine (2 months ago)
That voice over is bloody annoying
Don’tGetScaredTV (3 months ago)
1988’s Twist and the Fat Boys.
DIME DIVA (3 months ago)
Ummmm Disco wasn't a dance . ...You had a lot of dances in that era AND where's the Bump?
skunkie110 (3 months ago)
John Travolta was such a hottie 🔥
Ernie Turpin (2 months ago)
skunkie110 And queer as a three dollar bill
Ellen Casey (3 months ago)
Terrible dance moves what were they thinking. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! except for John Travolta.
Isaac Hard (3 months ago)
Love it! 😍
John Molloy (3 months ago)
the first line dance I ever seen was in 1973 at school, during the morning pep rally,  the black girls did a line dance calledthe" Harlem Shuffle" to "You Keep Me Hanging On" by The Supremes, ...it was the coolest dance I seen and I'll never forget it.
Edith Davis (3 months ago)
Line dancing was around long before Billy Ray and Achey Breakey Heart. Which came out years before it should have. Now Every one would love it. Look how many like Red Solo Cup.
Lorna Murdoch Eaton (3 months ago)
Watch Bobby Banas do "The Nitty Gritty!" Absolutely awesome still, after all these years - but impossible to replicate. He had the moves!
Hank West (3 months ago)
Gangnam style?...That punk, after getting rich in the USA, turned out to be a total anti-American bigot and ingrate (especially after all the lives lost saving Korea from communism, if we had not done it, he would not have had a career in the first place!), "F" him!...
Tired of it (3 months ago)
michael jackson moonwalker as a child on american bandstand
rbustamante15 (3 months ago)
The " moonwalk " is NOT a dance nor a craze, but rather 1 move. You would NEVER see someone that wasn't retarded do that move on the dance floor. Idiots...
DIME DIVA (3 months ago)
I agree..a dance craze is when mostly anyone can do it. You don't see 20 or more people moon walking.
حسام علوه (3 months ago)
S سكس عربي
dana dana (3 months ago)
No running man hub
cynthrob6ify (3 months ago)
The list seems "white-washed." As the adage goes, "Give credit where credit is due." Ijs.
Thomas Lombardo (3 months ago)
The electric slide ?
Lydia Aguilar (3 months ago)
Moonwalk should be number one
Nuran Ozdemir (3 months ago)
How can you not include Tina Turner’s nut bush city limits??? This a total classic!
Trina Hand (3 months ago)
Bill Bailey "invented" the Moonwalk NOT Michael Jackson.....................
Eazy-E Ryder (3 months ago)
WTF??? The Macarena (Colin Powell) should have been WAYY higher on this list, AT LEAST in top 3!!! And I live Michael Jackson buy how the hell is A Dance that VERY FEW people can do a craze??
Jeremy k (4 months ago)
Nut Bush. Had learn that in primary school. 😏
D Storm (4 months ago)
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters recorded "The Twist" earlier and better. And the Eisley Brothers did "Twist and Shout" earlier and better.
Donna Manning (4 months ago)
Origin of line dancing 2011 with Cyrus? WRONG! It was very popular back in the very early 1960s on American Bandstand and Friday night dances at school.
Dane Abarquez (4 months ago)
Elle K (4 months ago)
These are all ritualistic dances... Calling upon one deity or another..
Wilbo Baggins (4 months ago)
I swing all the time. It looks like nothing in the shows, is really hard, and a ton of fun.
Jayme Scholtes (4 months ago)
You missed the Boot Scootin Boogie, Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide. Cool video anyway! Later!
EngleHump (4 months ago)
The Okie Cokie is the All-Time Greatest of All-Time EVER for ETERNITY!
Mary Cherry (4 months ago)
no nutbush city limits?
Michael Moretti (4 months ago)
5:36 My goodness, who is this beautiful girl?
ZainaDancer (4 months ago)
Regarding MJ's moonwalk...he didn't invent it, he learned it from a Fred Astaire movie and credited Mr Astaire for influencing him. However, search for a video called "Origins of the Moonwalk" posted by broallen25. You'll see the history of the Moonwalk. But, yeah, Michael just effing nailed it!
ZainaDancer (2 months ago)
+Ernie Turpin I didn't say Mr Astaire invented the moonwalk, I said MJ credited Astaire for influencing him (which I read in an interview). And if you read my full post I did say there was another video (actually several) which shows the origins of the moonwalk, and is full of black performers doing the moonwalk. The first person credited with doing this move on stage, as a matter of fact, is Bill Bailey in 1955 at the Apollo. Bottom line, doesn't matter who invented it, Michael Jackson will always be the person remembered for it.
Ernie Turpin (2 months ago)
ZainaDancer The moonwalk wasn’t invented by Fred Astaire either. Look back on your black history music. That’s when it started.
Georgia Smith (4 months ago)
Love Mombo #5
Bob Caruana (4 months ago)
Crisnuel Paolo MacAiran (4 months ago)
Add on some RICO MAMBO

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