This is delightful, is it not?
Via the Girl of 100 Lists herself, badass production designer.
Anyone else got music videos that are full of awesome dancing? I’m in the mood.
One of my favorites:
As dated and dodgy as this video looks now, I loved it when it first came out. (partly for the jiving, partly because of a simultaneous teenage crush on both the hippie girl and the blonde guy in the black suit.)
Fiona Apple and adorable dancing kids!
Popping! Locking! Baton twirling!
A long-form Marina and the Diamonds mashup that has great dancing AND excellent reimaginings of fairytales!
Oh hey and there’s a dance-only version of that too! It really shows off the fairies better, and they are RAD.
Oh man. New musician-crush like WHOA. Thank you!
Okay, just one more. Broadway might be cheating but this is great and Michael Jeter is an absolute delight.
I think my first may have got caught in spam, so it’s this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSSSTa-PIaU A bunch of anime cosplayers dance to Bad Apple! in Nagoya.
Not technically a music video, but this flash mob marriage proposal is full of great (amateur) dancing, and makes me blub every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzkEwPZWALA
One of my favorite (anime) fanvids that always brings a smile to my face.
Adriano Celentano – PRISENCOLINENSINAINCIUSOL (1974)
Everyone — watch this crazy video !!! Recorded in 1974 in FAKE English the dance # is spectacular, in a pre disco, Busby Berkely, lots of mirrors way…
I’m a native speaker of English and I always wondered what English sounds like to someone who isn’t. This might actually be it.
Oh my gosh! I was just about to leave this video in the comments. Isn’t it AWESOME?
Impromptu dancing by old folks and kids. I can’t watch this without getting all misty.
Yay!! I love dancing videos so much! Pure happiness!!
I will go back and watch everyone else’s but here are the first two favorites I thought of:
Steven Colbert dancing montage – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
I am compelled to jump up and dance around to this one – it’s happening again right now – ahhhh
Next, Dancing at the Movies – a collection some wonderful person made from 40 different movie dance scenes to Footloose. LOVE!!
Ok, trying that embed/link again (and that should say, “set to the song Footloose”:
The “Where the Hell Is Matt” videos are kind of extraordinary.
Beat me to it.
This one is summer and sunshine – these guys made Party in the USA my favorite song for an entire year. I could not stop watching this video:
This is one of my favorite happy making videos of all time. Its a fanvid for Narnia with the song Leaning on a Lamppost and its happy and Lucy and Tumnus.
Japanese tap dancers and rocking shamisen — what’s not to like?
I’m shocked no one has rec’d Gangnam Style, yet!
I think my favorite part is the little kid with the killer hair at the beginning.
Hells yes! It is so silly and hip at the same time. Love it. The little kid is great, but I also love the woman in drag in the yellow suit,
Loved it! Just what I needed to see today.
Oh man, that’s fantastic!
Janelle Monae and her band show us a bit about stage presence. =)
I confess I like this one solely for the outfits. ^_^;
Eh, sorry, the embed code didn’t seem to come through on that last one. Vid’s here.
This makes me laugh so hard I nearly pee my pants.
Boston Ballet dancers. Fabulous legs.
Committed fan girl with flash. Be afeared.
I can’t get enough of the early 1970′s Soul Train line dances. So many great fashion moments, some super hot dancing, and such a spirit of joy and enthusiasm and fun:
And I loved Fatboy Slim’s Praise You when it came out. I love bad dancing as much as I love good dancing:
This is so awesomely bad, it’s fabulous. I love it.
Don’t miss Mr. Bellybutton at 1:44. He’s the best part.
This one by Slow Club:
And this one from the Maccabees! Half kissing and half dancing! It’s on my “Is this not happiness?” video playlist on my iPod.
Something for the space explorer in us…
“We’re NASA and We Know It (Mars Curiosity)”
Good luck with your film.
And if you like dancing scientists, how about dancing particle physicists?
And dancing biochemists?
The best kind of science!
And of course, [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA&w=420&h=315%5D
The dance only version of the Korean band Shinee’s Lucifer video. There’s a normal music video version that I couldn’t care less about, but the dance only rehearsal version is so great it breaks my heart. Their adorable work out clothes yet carefully styled hair! The hard to film stripes! The perfectly, eeriely great synchronization. All so cute.
Sorry — I can’t shut up. Here is a great piece by young bad boy choreographer Michael Clark, from 1983, with costumes by Leigh Bowery, and a song by the Fall. Great dance surrealism and joy. And giant underpants. I think it may be from “All Hail the New Puritans”:
Hmmm. Fail. Trying again (if it doesn’t work, the link is okay–it’s for Kate Miller-Heidke’s Can’t Shake It, which is amazing).
This is basically one of my favourite things:
Also, I can’t believe no one’s posted this yet:
Best flash mob ever (that I’ve seen as of yet):
The Nicholas brothers, doing what they do best. (Tap-dancing up a storm.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBb9hTyLjfM
Also, Mika! In French! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU
From the 1998 Hindi film Dil Se – the most amazing music video ever filmed on top of a freaking MOVING TRAIN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYN9qNXmAw
Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman! Being awesome!
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I’m gonna have to go with this wonderful band, they just released a new album too! The song is Anna Sun, by Walk the Moon:
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