Our Favorite Music-Video Dances of All Time

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This Saturday morning, the Houston Press and our sister blog Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. They even made a few videos to get Houston ready for the event, featuring yours truly in the only dance get-up that matters, jorts and a sleeveless Misfits shirt. We cannot dance, by the way. We only know the "Super Bowl Shuffle," and that took 15 years to get down pat.

For Rocks Off, this was a golden opportunity to list our favorite dance routines from the past 30 years of music videos. This weekend also marks MTV's 30th anniversary, so stick around all this week for more blogs celebrating the "music" channel, which now only plays music in the early mornings, when you should be at work anyhow.

We present to you our favorite 20 dance-y videos, which sadly doesn't include The Macarena, Radiohead's clip for "Lotus Flower," or more than one Shakira video. We were torn between "Hips Don't Lie" and "Whenever, Wherever," like really torn. We actually know nothing about dancing per se, so this list has almost no artistic input. Also, feel free to chime in your favorites.

Fatboy Slim, "Praise You"

Yes, that is actor-director Spike Jonze, and yes, we did try to re-stage this video in our high school commons. Yes, we did go on to community college.

Britney Spears, "I'm A Slave 4 U"

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The sweat makes all the difference.

Shakira, "Hips Don't Lie"

Her hips don't lie, alright, but we could have done without Wyclef Jean. Worst hook to get in your head, ever.

Madonna, "Vogue"

We miss young, fat Madonna.

Beyonce, "Crazy In Love"

You couldn't escape this song during the summer of 2003. We like the wifebeater the most.


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