Since the advent of the camera phone, people have gone viral by doing the most outlandish things. From videos of people waking up from anesthesia at the dentist to the killing of a man by police officers, cellphone footage is something that’s now commonplace in our technology-driven society.
In terms of viral videos, there’s always one type that stands out above the rest: the ever-popular dance video. Dance videos prove that it doesn’t even matter if you have rhythm. As long as you’re having fun, millions will eventually watch you either make a fool of yourself or shock the world with your moves.
Typically, the viral dance videos fall into certain categories: wedding, police officers, cute kids and the professionals. Nowadays, some dance videos are orchestrated events, but it definitely doesn’t take away from the fact that they’re bound to go viral. Take a look at some of the videos below that have recently made their rounds on the Internet:
WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tenn., went viral last week after a video was made with the news anchors dancing to Silentó’s song “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae.” As the video starts, it seems as though it’s a normal news broadcast, but soon the music starts and the crew gets to whipping. WMC Action News definitely knows how to make it a fun day at work.
Who isn’t doing the whip and Nae Nae? During a recent New York City block party, an officer joined the community in a little dance. It’s moments like these that show there are “good” cops somewhere out there who aren’t afraid of the community they’re policing.
And yet another Nae Nae video. This time a doctor’s office that specializes in sports injuries put together a commercial for the practice. I guess if you whip and Nae Nae too much and get injured, you know who to call.
These little boys got their lives at McDonald’s, and you can’t tell them anything. But what’s even funnier is the mother in the background egging them on.
Wedding-dance videos are cool and all, but sometimes the same ol’ bride-and-groom dance routine gets played out. But when a groom calls in reinforcements in the form of his groomsmen, it makes for a lovely dedication to his new wife.
This man doesn’t care that others are watching and that someone was recording his slick moves. He’s at a music festival and is feeling himself. He is the epitome of dancing like nobody’s watching.
The next time you’re out and feel the groove hit you, and you pull out your best moves, just think, someone could be recording it. And you could be watched by millions on the Internet.