Friday, February 25, 2005

Dance This Mess Around

You may remember a song from The B-52's first album called, "Dance This Mess Around". In the song, Fred Schneider encourages the listener to, "do all 16 Dances!".

The funny thing is, there are only 8 Dances actually mentioned. They are:

the Shu-ga-loo
the Shy Tuna
the Camel Walk
the Hip-o-crit

the Coo-ca-choo
the Aqua-velva
the Dirty Dog
the Escalator

But how do you do them?

Of these, only the "Camel Walk" can be readily found by searching the internet.

Place one foot in front of the other, bend at the waist and lock hands behind back to represent your camel hump. Walk slowly, raising the head and chest with each step.

I did find references to the "Twist, Jerk, Monkey, Pony, Swim, Mashed Potato, Skate, Hitchhiker, Egyptian, Shimmy, Temptation Walk and Locomotion".

But no "Shy Tuna" or "Aqua Velva" dances. And what about the other 8 dances?

Something to think about next time you're doing "The Time Warp" or "Shag."

- DJ Craig

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:08 AM

    this has often puzzled me too..