March, 2013

standard Step Aside Harlem Shake – Meet a Real Dance Craze

Sorry to disappoint all you Harlem Shake aficionados out there, but this sucker’s fifteen minutes of fame is long gone. Not only is it merely a lame derivative of the Harlem Shuffle, which originated in the Harlem ballrooms of the 1960s, but it makes the almost as vapid Gangnam Style of 2012 look like the height of creativity by comparison.
You want to talk dance crazes? Here are ten any swanky dude or dudette will recognize. Keep in mind we’re talking about actual dances here, not just dance moves. That explains the absence of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk. Alrighty then. Here we go.
The Mashed Potato: Back in the ‘60s, bands were writing songs for the express purpose of creating a dance craze. A few of them really took off. This …