I still wanna know what the sixteen dances are

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I know that the "camel walk" was a real dance (I've heard the original "Camel Walk" single on local radio) and I'm pretty damn sure what the "dirty dog" is. How do you do the other ones (some of which Fred Schneider supposedly made up, some not)? What were the other eight dances that were never mentioned on the LP version of "Dance This Mess Around"? And how the fuck do you do the frug?

Chris F. (servoret), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 08:15 (sixteen years ago) link

o shit - emily to thread hardcore! she almost gave me a bronchial attack a couple of weeks back doing all sixteen dances (to be fair: she's not no limburger, i think she just kicked up too much dust from underneath dude's rug).

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 08:21 (sixteen years ago) link

the frug is easy, it's the alternating fist-at-eye-level/other-fist-at-hip while nodding and turning head thing, isn't it?

"Dance This Mess Around" at any rate maybe the greatest song of all time I think

Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 13:18 (sixteen years ago) link

How do you do the:

The Aba Daba Do Dance --The Afro Twist --The Alabama Shake --The Alley Cat --The Alley Oop --The Alligator --The Ants --The Arthur --The Baby Baby --The Baby Walk --The Baby Workout --The Bad Baboon --The Banana Split --The Bang --The Barefootin' --The Barracuda --The Batman --The Bat-Tusi --The Beatle Boogie --The Beatle Bounce --The Beatle Stomp --The Beetle Squash --The Beguine --The Behemoth --The Bend It! --The Big City Stomp --The Big Egg --The Billy-Jo --The Bird --The Black Stomp --The Blakes Beat --The Blue Beat --The Blue Chip --The Bolaro --The Bombie --The Boney Maroney --The Bongo Hop --The Boo-Ga-Loo --The Boogler --The Boomerang --The Booty Green --The Bop --The Boss Walk --The Bossa Nova --The Boston Hop --The Boston Monkey --The Bounce --The Brain --The Breakdown --The Bristol Stomp --The Broken Hip --The Bug --The Bull Nose Stomp --The Bumpsi --The Bunny Hop --The Burn --The Bushman --The Bus Stop --The Calypso Dance --The Camel Walk --The Capri --The Carnaby --The Cat Walk --The Caterpillar --The Cha Jerk --The Charge --The Charleston Fish --The Cheater Stomp --The Chicken-Back --The Chicken Dance --The Chin-A-Ling --The Choo Choo --The Cinnamon Cinder --The Clam --The Click --The Climb --The Clyde --The Coffee Grind --The Congo --The Continental Mash --The Continental Walk --The Cool Jerk --The Cool Off --The Cool Shake --The Cow --The Crawl --The Crazy Chicken --The Crossfire ---The Crumble --The Crusher --The Dartell Stomp --The Del Viking --The Dip --The Dipsey Dooble --The Dirt --The Dirty Boogie --The Dirty Dog --The Dish Rag --The Doctors Boogie----The Dog --The Dogin --The Donkey Step --The Donkey Walk --The Doolang --The Drag --The Drum Stomp --The Drunkard --The Duck --The Duck Walk --The Ebb'n'Flow --The Egyptian --The Egyptian Shumba --The Eighty One --The Elephant Walk --The Fatman --The Fine Twine --The Finger Poppin' --The Fish --The Flake --The Flea --The Flick --The Flip --The Flip Flop --The Float --The Fly --The Foot Stomping --The Footsee --The Fox --The Freddie --The Fridge --The Frug --The Funky Broadway --The Funky Bull --The Funky Horse --The Funky Jerk --The Funky Mississippi --The Funky Walk --The Gallop --The Gene Chandler --The Georgia Slop --The Get Down --The Get-E-Up --The Glide --The Goat --The Go Go --The Goblin Trot --The Good Time Stomp --The Goodfoot --The Goose --The Gorilla --The Granny --The Grind --The Guitar Boogie Stomp --The Gully --The Handjive Workout --The Hanky Panky --The Harlem Shuffle --The Harlem Tango --The Heat Wave --The Hippies Waltz --The Hippy Hippy Shake --The Hitch Hike ---The Hitch-It-To-Horse --The Hitler --The Hokey Pokey --The Honey Dipper --The Hoochi Coochi Coo --The Hook And Sling --The Hop --The Hop Scotch --The Horse --The Hucklebuck --The Huddle --The Hula --The Hully Gully --The Hully Gully Bongo --The Hully Gully Rock --The Humphrey Stomp --The Hunch --The Jerk --The Jersey Bounce --The Jitterbug --The Jive --The Jivin' Around --The Joogie Boogie --The Jordan Stomp --The Jump --The Jump And Hump --The Junkernoo --The Kangaroo --The Karate Monkey --The Krunch --The Limbo -The Limbo Rock --The Locomotion --The Loddy-Lo --The Lone Star Stomp --The Loop De Loop The Lowdown Popcorn --The Luau --The Lurch --The Madison --The Magoo --The Malibu --The Mambo --The Mambo Boogie --The Manhattan Stomp --The March Of The Mods --The Martian Hop --The Marvel --The Mash --The Mashi --The Mashed Potato --The Mashed Taters --The Massacre Stomp --The Matador --The Mexican Hat Dance --The Millie --The Mint --The Mojo Workout --The Molecule A-Go-Go --The Monkey --The Monkey Bird --The Monkey Shine --The Monkey Stroll --The Monkey Walk --The Monster Mash --The Mope --The Moppety Stomp --The Mother Popcorn --The Mountain Stomp --The Mouse --The Mozart Stomp --The Mule --The Munch --The Napoleon --The Nick Nack Hully Gully --The Night Stomp --The Nitty Gritty --The Olympic Shuffle --The Ostrich --The Pata Pata --The Pearl --The Penguin --The Philly --The Philly Dog -The Philly Horse --The Philly Jerk --The Philly Walk --The Pogo --The Polka --The Polly Wolly --The Pony --The Pony Horse --The Pony Rock -The Pony Walk --The Popcorn Poppin' --The Popeye --The Popeye Stroll --The Popeye Waddle --The Prance --The Pretzel --The Push --The Push And Pull --The Pyramids Stomp --The Rebel Walk --The Reel --The Rendezvous Stomp --The Rhumba Boogie --The Rib --The Rifle --The Roach --The Robbie --The Rock --The Rock And Roll --The Rocksteady --The Roman --The Romp --The Rosy --The Royal Whirl --The Rush Hour Stomp --The Scotch --The Scrape --The Scratch --The Scratchin' --The Screw --The Scrubs --The Scrumble --The Seaside --The Shake A Tail Feather --The Shake And Stomp --The Shake Rattle Snake --The Shampoo --The Shimmy --The Shing-A-Ling --The Shoddy Shoddy --The Shotgun --The Shotgun Boogie --The Shotish --The Shout --The Shovel --The Sightseein' --The Simon Says --The Sissy Strut --The Ska --The Skip --The Slauson --The Slide --The Slime --The Slip And Slide --The Slop --The Slop And Slide --The Slosh --The Slow Dance --The Slow Jerk --The Slow Locomotion --The Slurp --The Snacky Poo --The Snake --The Snake Walk --The Soul Clap --The Soul Stomp --The Soul Twine --The Soulful Jerk --The Spanish Strut --The Spanns Stomp --The Spider Walk --The Spin --The Split --The Stereo Freeze ---The Stomp --The Stop --The Stop Touch --The Strand --The Stretch --The Stroke --The Stroll --The Strut --The Struttin' --The Stupidity --The Surf --The Surfer Boogie --The Surfer Stomp --The Surfin' Bird --The Surfink --The Suzie --The Sway --The Swim --The Switch --The Switch-A-Roo ---The Switchy Walk --The Tango --The Tantrum --The Teenagers Waltz --The Temptation Walk --The Thaxton --The Thing --The Tiger Walk --The Tighten Up --The Tip Toe --The Train Stomp --The Trot --The Turkey Trot --The Twine --The Twist --The Twist And Freeze --The Twitch --The Two-Step --The Ubangi Stomp --The Uncle Willie --The Underdog Backstreet --The Underwater --The Unwind Twine --The Wah-Watusi ---The Wak-A-Cha --The Walk ---The Wallop --The Wash ---The Weasel --The Wedge --The Werewolf Watusi ---The Whammy --The Wheel --The Whip --The Whiplash --The Whirl --The Whoopee --The Wiggle Wobble --The Wild Stomp --The Wild Weekend --The Wobble --The Worm --The Yo-Yo --The Yuletide Jerk --The Zig Zag--The Zizzle--The Zonk ?


("The Stupidity" ?)

StanM (StanM), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 14:11 (sixteen years ago) link

"Dance This Mess Around" at any rate maybe the greatest song of all time I think

straight toxic straight otm

born-again christians in the old corral (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 14:20 (sixteen years ago) link

I like when Fred barks "IT'S TIME TO DO 'EM RIGHT!", as if up to that point everybody has been doing 'em wrong and he has had it up to here with that.


xero (xero), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 18:34 (sixteen years ago) link

fucking awesomest song ever

ZR (teenagequiet), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 18:55 (sixteen years ago) link

is "hippy hippy forward hippy hippy hippy hippy hippy shake" one of the sixteen? I think so.

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 19:08 (sixteen years ago) link

watch out, blount: until she starts posting here more often, emily is about to become the "friend stripey" of athens.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 19:13 (sixteen years ago) link

emily posts here all the fucking time jaymc! she's mocked me multiple times with 'i saw yr tomine thread'.

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 19:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Hey, "52 Girls" only identifies 24 of the girls!
So, chances are the other 28 unidentified girls know what the 8 unidentified dances are.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 20:05 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I wonder why The Hitler never caught on...

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 1 February 2007 18:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I reckon there's 26 girls mentioned in 52 Girls. There's two different girls named Kate and Jack (or Jan?) is different from Jackie-O. So if you sing it twice there's 52 in total.

everything (everything), Thursday, 1 February 2007 20:08 (fifteen years ago) link

But are Tina and Louise two separate girls or is it a "Gilligan's Island" reference?

Hideous Lump (Hideous Lump), Friday, 2 February 2007 04:33 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

I was listening to time capsule and wondered about this. it seems that they would demonstrate all the mentioned songs when it was performed live.
the escalator is anything where you don't move your legs.


adam t. (abanana), Friday, 18 November 2022 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

I've watched that 1983 performance numerous times (they were on fire then) but had somehow never seen 1990. For a band that might be perceived as repeating the same schtick for decades, the differences in arrangement are really interesting. Not to mention the ad-libbed dance crazes. Do the game show contestant!

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Friday, 18 November 2022 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

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