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Happy Music Monday! To celebrate the crash of autumn, we're going to be shakin' it all day today. This week we're looking at dance fads that came from songs. Catchy + choreographed = million seller, right? At least in the case of these musicians it was! We'll start with the dance so nice, it charted thrice:

The Locomotion

Like most pop songs, this one came from the mind of Carole King herself. In 1962, everyone WAS doing the brand new dance that Little Eva brought them. But when Grand Funk Railroad brought it back to #1 in the '70s? It most certainly wasn't new. And don't even get us started on Kylie Minogue's version. It charted twice, Kylie! It wasn't new at all! PEOPLE KNEW YOU WERE LYING!

Oooookay. Well, Scott's very passionate about his dance music, we suppose. After the jump, you'll find four more songs celebrating the moves born from music. Join us, won't you?

Before we go any further, remember our Spotify playlist will be featuring a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Songs About The Radio and we think you'll tune it in… and leave it there. But before you start reminiscing, check out our current Music Monday. See you after the jump?

The Percolator

If Mr. Curtis Jones had not skipped out on his Master's, the world might never have known was time it was. This pop-wiggle of a dance was born from a little bit of sex appeal and a little bit of Maxwell House. Even today, you might find club kids who'll percolate when the time is right.

The Running Man

Perhaps one of the strangest fad dances, The Running Man turns jogging in place into a dance move. And while it does make baggy silken pants flap like eagle's wings, it's not the sort of dance that's proven to stand the test of time. However the controversial story of its inventor is both beautiful and tragic.

The Hustle

Even today, Van McCoy's masterpiece of an era is used to capture the gilded overproduction of disco. Maybe the genius is in the complete lack of a description. What is a hustle? How do you do it? It's completely up to the listener to figure it out! Is it any wonder people rush to this song as fast as they can?

Souja Boy

This slightly-NSFW lyrics 2000-era dance might not be very complex (you might figure it out before the chorus even hits) but it's at least as respectable as, say, The Mashed Potato. Face it, there have been some dumb dances over the years.

And here's your chance to prove it! Add your favorite dance craze songs in our comments below and help us build the finest party mix ever. Also feel free to drop in like it's hot and visit our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment.


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The Twist by Chubby Checker !

If you don't know this one, you've been spending too much time under a rock. The song was written and originally released in 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side. Chubby's version hit #1 a year later, and the twist craze began! It also hit no. 1 again in 1962! Got the American Bandstand clip (D ick Clark!) and a second clip with the Fat Boys below! (one of my favs!).

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quality posts: 31 Private Messages tedzilla99

I didn't want to do it, but I felt like I had to:

Achy Breaky


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You can not have a dance mix without the Cha Cha Slide by Mr. C.

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The dance fad that sprang to my mind was "The Bump" from the '70s. I couldn't recall any specific song, but according to Wikipedia, it was The Bump by Kenny (who?).

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I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
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You all know that no wedding reception would be complete without the YMCA, Macarena, or the Electric Slide (even if you don't want to remember some of them).


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The Dougie. I will never look at Glen "Big Baby" Davis the same. Dang YouTube!


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Don't forget the Stroll...


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If you dig way back there's the Madison (revived via Hairspray) or how about (Willie and the) Hand Jive? The Bunny-Hop? The Alley Cat? The Hokey Pokey?

Dear God, I need to be stopped NOW...

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home


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...Mickey's Monkey, The Freddy, The Watusi, The Pony...

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I can't help but feel i've fallen on this song before in the past but Digital Underground - Humpty Dance

Does walk like an egyptian count? I don't know.


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CowboyDann wrote:I can't help but feel i've fallen on this song before in the past but Digital Underground - Humpty Dance

Which brings us to "Da Butt" by local favorites Experience Unlimited (or simply E.U.) part of the D.C. go-go music scene

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OK - I am putting this up even though I KNOW lots of people are going to hate me for it. . . . .

Yeah - I went there. . . . .


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Strike the pose ...

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Oh - I meant to do this one as well. It is to redeem myself for posting the Macarena. . . . . .Now WAIT A MINUTE . . . . . .

Have I redeemed myself for my past sins?


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"strawhousepig credits Anthrax with the mosh is that true?"

Well, not what was slam dancing, which came from pogo dancing. But I'd never heard it called moshing until that album came out. After Caught In A Mosh that's all it was called. Not that I was all that hip at the time or that I didn't live in BFE...


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ownedbymypugs wrote:Have I redeemed myself for my past sins?

You have in my eyes. Great song!

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Oh... I see what you Woot people did there. So, Madonna stole it from Bowie, eh? Forgot about the Bowie tune. (I'm sad because I am a huge fan of his.)

So, let's fix this: TURN TO THE LEFT ...

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No one put Gangnam Style so I have to:

And, maybe not lasting, but everyone I knew in middle school could do this one:

Which of course borrows heavily from:

Oh lord, I just remembered this one: