Do that dance until it don't move
March 23, 2010 6:58 AM   Subscribe

Help me find some Hip Hop songs about dances.

I was aghast the other day when two british friends of mine confessed that they had never heard The Humpty Dance. I began thinking about other hip hop songs about dances, and this is what I have so far:

The Steve Martin
The Mudd Foot
Da Dip
Tootsie Roll
Da Butt (kind of hip hop - more Go-Go)

Does Lean Back count as a song about a dance? It's more a song about a stance.

And, while there's technically not a SONG to go with it, when you hear "The 900 Number" by the 45 king, you always thing of THE ED LOVER DANCE

Can anyone thing of any others?

posted by orville sash to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I almost forgot The Percolator
posted by orville sash at 7:01 AM on March 23, 2010

Arab Money
posted by fire&wings at 7:01 AM on March 23, 2010

Teach me How to Jerk, iRock Skinnies and You're a Jerk are all about "jerking," the hot new dance crazy (according to my middle school teacher friend).
posted by oinopaponton at 7:17 AM on March 23, 2010

Gettin Jiggy with it.

I'm going to go cry now.
posted by cashman at 7:21 AM on March 23, 2010

And of course the Crank Dat series. There are a million of these, all variations off the original. My favorite is Crank Dat Spiderman.

still crying
posted by cashman at 7:27 AM on March 23, 2010

Lean Like a Cholo
posted by sigmagalator at 7:45 AM on March 23, 2010

This is my favorite style of music. Some of my recent favorites:

The Stanky Legg
Crank That
Ricky Bobby
posted by gabrielsamoza at 7:47 AM on March 23, 2010

Also, Lean Back
posted by gabrielsamoza at 7:48 AM on March 23, 2010

MC Frontalot's Wallflowers (vid by MeFi's jscott)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:22 AM on March 23, 2010

The Chicken Noodle Soup!

The Aunt Jackie

The G-Slide
Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It
Pop, Lock and Drop It

Not exactly a dance, but "Walk it out."

Laffy Taffy - I think that there was an associated dance?
posted by k8t at 8:30 AM on March 23, 2010

Cha-Cha Slide
posted by k8t at 8:32 AM on March 23, 2010

The Salmon Dance, courtesy of Fat Lip and the Chemical Brothers. Not straight-up hip-hop, but it could work.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:50 AM on March 23, 2010

I asked about this on ILX a while back—I'll see if I can find it. Until then: De La Soul's Patty Duke.
posted by klangklangston at 9:17 AM on March 23, 2010

Can't find a good, original video on You Tube at the moment, but Quad City DJ's had "C'mon Ride It" (the Train Song). Not sure if that counts as hip hop or not.
posted by Alt F4 at 10:30 AM on March 23, 2010

It's time for the percolator. (though this is more of the Ed Lover dance variety answer)
posted by cashman at 11:12 AM on March 23, 2010

I'm going back to my childhood here, but the Fat Boys did a cover/remix of "the twist" with Chubby Checker ages ago. There was also the "Do the Kid n Play Kick Step". Both of these are pretty terrible songs. I think you had to be there.

Does House of Pain's "Jump Around" count?
posted by Kirk Grim at 11:16 AM on March 23, 2010

Aunt Jackie
posted by Mach5 at 11:51 AM on March 23, 2010

The Cupid Shuffle
posted by knile at 12:16 PM on March 23, 2010

Wiggle It
posted by SisterHavana at 6:20 PM on March 23, 2010

Not hip hop but you gotta walk the dinosaur.
posted by lmm at 9:53 PM on March 23, 2010

Ice Cream and Cake
posted by k8t at 4:16 PM on March 26, 2010

Teach Me How To Dougie seems to fit, but I'm not entirely sure what the dance IS other than your arms out & leaning.
posted by knile at 12:26 PM on May 6, 2010

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