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Thanks to this week’s highly anticipated and even more highly entertaining Hotline Bling video from Drake, one thing became abundantly clear on the internet – being uncool is the new cool.
Drake may be known for his smooth singing voice and emotional lyrics, but he’s quickly becoming notorious for something else. His dancing feet.
Here’s Drizzy feeling himself.
Here he is dancing like no one is watching.
Now he’s recruited someone else for his career-changing routine.
Here’s Drizzy surprising himself with his own moves.
And finally, doing what we can only assume is paying homage to Backstreet Boy’s I’ll Never Break Your Heart by dancing in a chunky turtleneck.
Drizzy isn’t the only artist to throw highly choreographed routines to the side in an effort dance like no one is watching. Here are nine artists who hilariously let loose and made us love them even more.
Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is aware that she dances at awards shows and doesn’t care if people think it’s lame. We think that’s the farthest thing from lame. To poke fun at herself, Swift dedicated an entire video to spoofing some pretty incredible dancers. Get down with your bad self, Tay Tay.
Praise You, Fatboy Slim
It’s been 17 years since Spike Jonze’s shocking docu-style video for Fatboy Slim’s Praise You. Is it a stunt? Are the dancers serious? Did people at the theatre really not know what was happening? Was this shot on half-price Tuesday? Are popcorn refills free? One thing we do know is that almost two decades later, we’re still waiting for someone to bring their boom box to the movies so we can show off our dance routine.
Everywhere We Go, SonReal
SonReal’s spitfire lyrics and killer chorus are the reasons behind much of the success of Everywhere We Go, but a huge amount of credit has to also go to his Napoleon Dynamite-inspired video. We would totally Vote For Steve and his talent show moves.
All The Small Things, Blink 182
As much as we loved The Backstreet Boys, N’Sync and 98 Degrees in the 90s, we also knew deep down that so much of what we were seeing on our screens was ridiculous. This was made abundantly clear when Blink 182 (RIP) took on boy bands and their dance moves in All The Small Things. More like, All The LOL Things.
Last Friday Night, Katy Perry
Katy Perry can call herself Kathy Beth Terry, tease her hair, wear giant glasses, throw on braces, and bust out some questionable dance moves, but it’s going to take a lot more than that for us to forget she’s hot.
Lotus Flower, Radiohead
Thome York is a good dancer. Like, really good. Who knew?
Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
Initially a video shot with a script and 40 extras, The Black Keys sent back the original video for Lonely Boy and requested all the focus be on one extra, part-time actor and part-time security guard Derrick T. Tuggle. What they ended up with was a single shot of Tuggle and a viral video that earned a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Rock Video.
Turn Down For What, DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Turn Down for Renters Insurance.
Magnets, Discolsure feat. Lorde
Lorde has long been known for her contemporary and organic style of dance on stage, but it wasn’t until the video for Magnets that viewers really got to see the New Zealand native let loose on screen.