The Popdust Files: dance crazes, gangnam style
With Psy's "Gangnam Style
" breaking all sorts of YouTube records and nearly topping the Hot 100 (DAMN YOU LEVINE!!!
), our country is officially at its most feverish pitch of dance craziness
in years. But Psy is hardly the first guy to pop up out of nowhere and command the nation's eyes, ears, feet and other necessary body parts—he's part of a rich tradition that includes Van McCoy, Rednex, Freak Nasty and DJ Casper, people whose names you might not recognize, but whose dances you surely will.
Where does the South Korean rapper's anthem fit in that tradition? Well, see where he ranks in our list of the Top 40 Dance Crazes of All-Time—the 40 songs that have moved you, body and spirit, across generations of weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, proms and backyard hoedowns. Cha cha, baby.Next