Dance

National Dance Day Countdown: Our Favorite Music-Video Dances of All Time

This Saturday morning, Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. We 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.

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.

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Craig Hlavaty
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