More videos like Gangnam Style?
September 29, 2012 1:14 PM   Subscribe

I'm finding myself quite happily drawn to the Gangnam Style video. Can you point me towards the best dance/pop/crazy dance videos NOT from the U.S.?
posted by agregoli to Media & Arts (49 answers total) 99 users marked this as a favorite
 
Numa Numa.
posted by dfriedman at 1:15 PM on September 29, 2012


Barbie Girl.
posted by dfriedman at 1:16 PM on September 29, 2012


Chaiyya Chaiyya
posted by raztaj at 1:18 PM on September 29, 2012 [7 favorites]


Give me the food.
posted by Brent Parker at 1:21 PM on September 29, 2012 [10 favorites]


Windowlicker
posted by mannequito at 1:33 PM on September 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


PONPONPON
posted by BinaryApe at 1:37 PM on September 29, 2012 [7 favorites]


Dude, "Windowlicker" is so NOT what I'm looking for.
posted by agregoli at 1:42 PM on September 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ishq Kamina and You Are My Sonia
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:56 PM on September 29, 2012


Cassette Schwarzenegger Play
W&Whale Break It Down
Mongoose Cosmic Dancer
posted by needled at 2:05 PM on September 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Jan Pehchan Ho
posted by MegoSteve at 2:06 PM on September 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


Dal Shabet: "Mr. Bang Bang"

M.I.A.: "Bad Girls"

Omar Souleyman: "Leh Jani"

OOIOO: "UMO"

El Guincho: "Bombay" (NSFW)

"Deewangi Deewangi" from Om Shanti Om
posted by Mothlight at 2:06 PM on September 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


Kilimanjaro
posted by elizardbits at 2:08 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Actually every single released from the Enthiran OST is fucking glorious.
posted by elizardbits at 2:09 PM on September 29, 2012


2NE1 - I AM THE BEST
posted by MegoSteve at 2:12 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Girls Generation (SNSD) - Gee
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 2:14 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Panjabi MC - Jogi (also Bari Barsi, Snake Charmer)
posted by raztaj at 2:31 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shangaan dancing is from the townships of South Africa. The primary dancers in this video are masked clowns in red jumpsuits with fake pot bellies and running shoes.
posted by vathek at 2:36 PM on September 29, 2012


PZK - Chuis Bo

There's no singing for the first minute or so, but it's still pretty good.
posted by Laura in Canada at 2:37 PM on September 29, 2012


From Finland: Pomppufiilis by Munamies ("Eggman"), in which a very cheerful squeaky-voiced man dresses up as a giant egg and bounces up and down in various parts of Helsinki, accompanied by variously amused and bemused dockworkers, firefighters, police, dogwalkers, and kindergarten kids. The song is insanely catchy, and the titular chorus line "Minulla on pomppufiilis" translates to "I've got a bouncy feeling".

Yes, he does. And now you do to.
posted by pont at 3:18 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bad link, pont, but I'm interested..
posted by agregoli at 3:24 PM on September 29, 2012


Why This Kolaveri Di?

Not a deliberately goofy video, although it's an endearing piece that shows a lot of relaxed, happy people putting it together. It's a danceable, gorgeous, catchy song with intriguing lyrics in Tanglish (Tamil and English). It was HUGE last year and inspired covers and flash mobs. So soon we forget ...
posted by maudlin at 3:26 PM on September 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


Daler Mehndi - Tunak Tunak Tun.

This was the Gangnam Style of my college years...
posted by soleiluna at 3:41 PM on September 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


La Macarena is probably the classic in this genre.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:55 PM on September 29, 2012


Dan Balan!!!!

Schoensten Arsch der Welt
posted by one4themoment at 4:20 PM on September 29, 2012


Possibly US but not well known... at least in the circles I travel...
posted by one4themoment at 4:22 PM on September 29, 2012


Alors On Danse
posted by one4themoment at 4:24 PM on September 29, 2012


If you're interested in foreign music you should really check out foreign equivalents of mtv... like http:///www.viva.tv (Germany) (I really should have made all of this into one post... my bad...)
posted by one4themoment at 4:27 PM on September 29, 2012


Brown Eyed Girls Abracadabra
When this song came out in Korea it generated a whole slew of parody videos (this is the most famous one, featuring members of boy bands 2AM and 2PM, and the actual Brown Eyed Girls show up) and mashups featuring the swaying hips with arms crossed in front move.

Chang Kiha & the Faces The Moon Is Full, Let's Go
This was a breakout indie hit, in no small part due to its peculiar arm waving dance move, and the deadpan Mimi Sisters (it was also groundbreaking in that an indie rock act featured some kind of choreography, instead of the band just singing and playing their instruments). Performance footage became popular among Korean internet users, who generated their own mashups and parody videos featuring the dance - it was a notable example of an internet hit becoming a mainstream success.
へ(●_●)ノへ(ㅡ0ㅡ)ノへ(●_●)ノ
posted by needled at 4:47 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is this the link you tried to link to, pont?
Pomppufiilis by Munamies ("Eggman")
posted by seawallrunner at 5:08 PM on September 29, 2012 [10 favorites]


Yelle - je veux tu voir
posted by fiercekitten at 6:10 PM on September 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sarkodie - U Go Kill Me
posted by asterix at 6:13 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sorry about the botched link -- let's try again: Munamies: Pomppufiilis.
posted by pont at 6:21 PM on September 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Man that Pomppufiilis song is something else. Now I have a bouncy feeling!
posted by KathrynT at 9:31 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


These are old jpop, but still happy, ridiculous and fun!
Halcali - Giri Giri Surf-Rider
Tommy February6 - Love is Forever
posted by missmerrymack at 9:40 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


You guys are BLOWING MY MIND
posted by agregoli at 9:56 PM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


It might be more than a decade old and performed on a comedy show, but Yatta still offers me a satisfying blast of foreign earworm dance silliness when I'm in the mood.
posted by item at 10:46 PM on September 29, 2012


Trawling through K-pop vids on YouTube will turn up all sorts of things. Shinee's Sherlock is catchy and the dancing and production is slick.
posted by ninazer0 at 11:23 PM on September 29, 2012


Pizzicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy (note the instructional dance moves)


If the dancing itself is something you enjoy then you could take a look at videos from the 60s from various tv programmes which often had some fantastic background dancing. For instance:
Nancy Sinatra - These boots are made for walking
Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions
Or take a look at videos with Pan's People. The wikipedia article says "In an era before pop videos, they danced to songs whose original artists were not available to perform them live [on BBC's Top of the Pops]."
posted by bjrn at 4:50 AM on September 30, 2012


Doki Doki Morning.

So metal.
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 8:35 AM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Aserejé - Las Ketchup
Link
posted by CrazyLemonade at 9:18 AM on September 30, 2012


Fatal Bazooka - Fous ta Cagoule
posted by schyler523 at 1:37 PM on September 30, 2012


Fatal Bazooka feat Yelle - Parle à ma Main
posted by schyler523 at 1:40 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


World Order makes some pretty neat videos.
posted by Gev at 3:08 PM on September 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


Oh God, if we're talking J-Pop: this -- which keeps getting pulled down when listed as Tokyo Jihen - Brand New Civilization. Shhhhh ...
posted by maudlin at 4:54 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Die antwoord - Zef Side
Die Antwoord - Baby's on Fire
Jack Parow - Cooler as Ekke
posted by schyler523 at 5:07 PM on September 30, 2012


Wonder Girls - Tell Me
Wonder Girls - Nobody
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi - Hare Hare Yukai - anime, live in concert, fan tributes from around the world
posted by Phire at 6:31 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Prisencolinensinainciusol
posted by unliteral at 11:47 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Co-ed School ft. EunJung @ T-ARA - Bbiribbom Bberibbom
Chevra - L'Cha
posted by Mchelly at 2:38 PM on October 4, 2012


Mina - Lullaby of Birdland. Jazz ballet, 1968.
posted by unliteral at 3:43 PM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


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