Top 5 viral dance moves of 2015
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Here are 2015's most beloved yet exhausted dance moves. And no matter how played out they've become, be thankful none of them are as bad as Gangnam Style:
5. The Dab
It's a mystery how a dance move which basically consists of sneezing into the crook of your elbow became a viral sensation, but we're thankful it did. Sure, haters are gonna hate because of the dance's simplicity, but to be contrarian, ain't that the beauty of it? Plus, dabbin' is versatile, which means it can be done to almost any song (Side note: We've yet to try Beethoven, but we're expecting good things.)
We know you know that we listened to this maybe once or twice. And by once or twice we mean maybe a couple of hundred times... Sorry Kim K, you gave it your all, but Justin Bieber is actually the one who broke the Internet this year with the dance video to his hit song "Sorry." So who are these mystery dancers whose gyrating and shaking many a pregaming teenager has tried to emulate? According to their Facebook page, ReQuest Dance Crew is an award-winning all girls hip hop dance crew based in Auckland, New Zealand. Those outfits combined with the fact that they got to hang with J Beibs? Squad goals to the max.
3. Hit the Quan
If you've ever tried to Hit the Quan in your bedroom by yourself, you know it's a little harder than it looks. This dance move may sound self-explanatory, but striking the perfect balance of leg-to-arm movement ratio requires a certain rhythm which many people seem to be lacking. And by many people, we mean us. Now, get down low, swing ya arms, and stop worrying about how you look when you dance.
2. Hotline Bling
If you're reading this, it's too late -- Drake has become the Internets favorite meme. To be fair, this video basically created the perfect storm for virality: an ultra A-list celebrity, a catchy beat, some iconic clothing. But the real reason we all fell in love with the video was Drizzy's dad-like, whimsical dancing. Director X, the man who directed the "Hotline Bling" music video explained the motivation behind the 6 God's instantly legendary moves in an interview; "We're all used to music video dancers being people you need to pay professionally, but that's legitimate, out-on-the-dancefloor, having-fun dancing right there." Is that a low key jab at the "Sorry" girls? Your move, ladies.
1. Whip/Nae Nae
What started off as an innocent enough dance move snowballed out of control into an avalanche that swept us all along with it's powerful undertow. And NO ONE could resist it. Not even nuns.
Promise that in 2016, we will never have to watch you whip or nae nae again.
...Okay, maybe just one more time. Just because it's Bindi.
More on the year in review:
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The 10 best songs of 2015
The top viral stories of 2015