The Top 25 Dances of the Last 50 Years
Sometimes you just have to get on your feet and dance, dance, dance. For our 25th anniversary, we’re posting our favorite top 25 lists. Here are the best dances, starting back in 1970. So stop doing that old-time Hand Jive (1958), or the Twist (1960), and start doing …
1970 The Funky Chicken
1975 The Time Warp
1977 The Hustle: Best performed in a white leisure suit, or flare jeans and platform shoes.
1978 The YMCA: “It’s fun to stay at the YMCA.” Fun fact! Some YMCAs still offer overnight accommodations, although they hit their peak around 1940.
1980 The Worm
1981 The Chicken Dance: We Peppers recently celebrated National Chicken Dance Day.
1983 The Moonwalk
1984 The “Thriller” Dance
1986 The “Walk like an Egyptian” Dance
1988 The Running Man
1989 The Electric Slide: If we had a $1 for every time we’ve danced this at a wedding …
1990 The Humpty Dance
1991 The Hammer Time Dance
1996 The Macarena: And if we had another $1 for every time we’ve danced this …
2000 The Cha-Cha Slide
2002 The Ketchup Dance
2004 The Lean Back
2007 The Cupid Shuffle
2008 The “Single Ladies” Dance. Fun fact: This was based on a dance called “The Mexican Breakfast” originally performed on the Ed Sullivan show in 1969.
2010 The Dougie
2012 Gangnam Style
2016 Dabbing: Maybe less a “dance” than a move, but it still makes our list.
2020 The Renegade