"Dance This Mess Around" - what are the other eight dances

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In "Dance This Mess Around," the B-52s famously declares that they and their friends "do all 16 dances!" at parties. However, they only mention half of them. What are the other eight dances? Is there an extended version somewhere, or perhaps a few verses they cut out of the final version, or (most likely) it's just a bit of lyrical absurdity not worth even bothering about?

mike a (mike a), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I suspect it's a zen koan.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:47 (fourteen years ago) link

1. The Limburgh
2. The Shugaloo
3. The Shy Tuna
4. The Camel Walk
5. The Hypocrite
6. The Hippy Shake
7. The Coo-Ca-Choo
8. The Aqua-Velva
9. The Dirty Dog
10. The Escalator

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I have heard there's a land where they have 1,000 dances

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Right, those eight appear in the last part of the song. "Hippy Shake" is not actually defined as a dance, and "limburger" isn't so much a dance as an anguished plea for a dance partner.

mike a (mike a), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:54 (fourteen years ago) link

what's a limburger anyway?

is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:55 (fourteen years ago) link

stinky cheese

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:57 (fourteen years ago) link

They also only name 23 of the "52 Girls."

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 February 2007 15:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe the "52" refers to the grils' relationship with the B-52's

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:02 (fourteen years ago) link

i always thought he was saying 'chartona,' not 'shy tuna.' not that either make any fucking sense.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I can pretty much visualize what the shy tuna dance looks like.

is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

I wonder if Keith ever found the essence from within.

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe the "52" refers to the grils' relationship with the B-52's

Huh, this had never occurred to me!

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

baaderonixx, i demand a video of you doing the shy tuna.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Isn't that the dance where you flex your arms like fins, open your mouth and bulge your eyes?

is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 1 February 2007 16:34 (fourteen years ago) link

According to this, at least 3 are the Hully Gully, The Mashed Potato and the Flying Turbo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQjI1K6A9ho

Daniel Peterson (polkaholic), Thursday, 1 February 2007 17:26 (fourteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

This still bugs me, believe it or not.

mike a, Friday, 25 July 2014 15:02 (six years ago) link

If his Chrysler is as big as a whale, how does it even fit on the road?

Dr. Diapers (Old Lunch), Friday, 25 July 2014 15:20 (six years ago) link

In "52 Girls," is Tina Louise two girls or one?

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:56 (six years ago) link


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