Speaking in Dance

The popularity of YouTube dance videos reflects a universal bond
Implications - Video dance tributes have boomed in popularity due largely to the notion that anyone can partake. Whether for sheer amusement or for promotion, dance tributes foster positive connections in a universally upbeat language. They're a way to have fun, show off and bond with strangers -- without actual communication.
SCORE: 4.9
Warm Top 6 Examples: 39,987 Total Clicks Jun 09 - Dec 09
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21,000 Person Guerrilla Dances - Oprah Flash Mob Kickoff Party on Chicago's Magnificent Mile
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 9,968 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 09
21,000 Person Guerrilla Dances
Oprah Flash Mob Kickoff Party on Chicago's Magnificent Mile
We've seen some innovative guerrilla dances, but the Oprah flash mob has got to be the biggest! A group of 21,000 Oprah fans performed a choreographed dance on Chicago's Magnificent Mile to the song "I… [More]
Massive Tribute Flash Mobs - 12,000 Fans in Mexico City Celebrate Michael Jackson's Birthday
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 5,350 Clicks Pub: Aug 31, 09
Massive Tribute Flash Mobs
12,000 Fans in Mexico City Celebrate Michael Jackson's Birthday
August 29th would have marked Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday and fans all over the world paid homage to the King of Pop in celebration. Mexico City held a massive flash mob that attracted more than… [More]
Impromptu 90s Traffic Dances - The Hammer Pants Flash Mob Strikes Santa Monica Blvd
SCORE: 2.5
Warm 5,003 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 09
Impromptu 90s Traffic Dances
The Hammer Pants Flash Mob Strikes Santa Monica Blvd
If you missed the Hammer Pants Flash Mob in an LA clothing store earlier this month, you're in luck, because another baggy-gold-pants-wearing crew just invaded urban California, and the second video is… [More]
Commemorative Flash Mobs - Michael Jackson Fans Gather in SF to Dance the Night Away
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 11,999 Clicks Pub: Jun 26, 09
Commemorative Flash Mobs
Michael Jackson Fans Gather in SF to Dance the Night Away
The world is still reeling from the news of Michael Jackson's death, but San Francisco fans commemorated the Gloved One's passing in a way that would make him proud: They gathered for an impromptu dance… [More]
Landmark Dance Tributes - Paris Flash Mob Gets Sexy Under the Eiffel Tower to David Guetta
SCORE: 5
Mild 4,401 Clicks Pub: Nov 17, 09
Landmark Dance Tributes
Paris Flash Mob Gets Sexy Under the Eiffel Tower to David Guetta
We’ve seen plenty of flash mobs, but now we get to see what happens when they’re given the French touch. This flas hmob in Paris was a big public dance performed right under the Eiffel Tower to the song… [More]
Spontaneous Employee Dances - This Electric Slide at Microsoft Store Video Makes Me Glad I Buy Apple
SCORE: 4.8
Mild 3,266 Clicks Pub: Nov 20, 09
Spontaneous Employee Dances
This Electric Slide at Microsoft Store Video Makes Me Glad I Buy Apple
Okay, so I’m doing a little bit of gauntlet-throwing with my subtitle, but after watching this ‘Electric Slide at Microsoft store’ video, I’m relieved that I buy Apple. Microsoft store employees in a Mission… [More]