10 songs that have their own dance moves

Oppa, Gangnam Style.

October 11, 2013

With its YouTube music video sitting at over a billion views, it’s safe to say that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has permeated every aspect of pop culture. That might sound like a hyperbole, but when you can’t walk two blocks without seeing some schlub in a blue tuxedo wearing sunglasses dance-galloping down the street on Halloween, you’ll realize that it’s true.

Psy – “Gangnam Style”

It’s hard to imagine that “Gangnam Style” would be half as successful internationally without its accompanying visuals, given the fact that Psy’s goofy dance moves are far more memorable than any of the song’s lyrics or melodies. Even though Psy’s been courted by Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that he may become a one hit wonder (really?!). Between Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy, and Asher Roth, Scooter’s roster is actually starting to look like a stable of one trick ponies.

Wait, could we be suggesting that Psy, an artist with an explosively popular novelty song and a dance to match it might NOT have another hit up his sleeve? This is all sounding familiar.

When compiling this list of songs that also have their own dance movies, it quickly became apparent that it’s incredibly difficult to bounce back from having a combined song and dance hit. With only a couple arguable exceptions (“In The Navy,” obviously) most of these artists ended up receiving the dreaded label of being a one hit wonder. Is having a catchy song with a corresponding catchy dance a kiss of death? Check out our list of ten songs that have their own dance moves, and see for yourself.

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