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The Complete List Of All The "Crank Dat" Songs That Came Out Between 2006 and 2007

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Many may not realize it but the first wave of viral dance videos hit hip hop culture between 2006 and 2007 and changed hip hop culture forever. For the first time ever, young people could shoot videos of themselves dancing in their homes and broadcast them to the whole world. This, along with the advancements that allowed rappers to create their own followings via social media(Myspace) and produce and record their own music with software like Fruity Loops, pushed a whole new wave of D-I-Y hip hop culture that still resonates today.

If you’re a millennial,  you definitely remember the “crank dat” era popularized by Soulja Boy, in which artists created their own song with a dance video accompanying it that listeners could log onto YouTube, watch, perform themselves and then record their own versions of the dance and upload it. This virality spread these homemade songs across the United States and even the world.

It’s surprising to realize that while this craze started almost a decade ago(10 years ago… yeah…you are old now), you can still see its impact on the internet, social media and music today. (Just look at songs like “JuJu On That Beat”)

There has even been academic study done on the category of “African-American social dance” that these “crank dat” dances fall under. Check out this video by TED Fellow Camille A. Brown on the history of “African-American social dance.”

Just to take you on a trip down memory lane, we at created a complete list of all of the popular “crank dat” songs and dances that came out between 2006 and 2007. After scouring the internet, and our old iPods, we came up with a whopping 23 dances.

Do you remember doing any of these?

Crank dat Soulja Boy

Crank dat Batman

Crank dat Lion King

Crank dat Forest Gump

Crank dat Yank

Crank dat Roosevelt

Crank dat Spiderman

Crank dat Sponge Bob

Crank dat Supermario

Crank dat Ryu (Street Fighter)

Crank dat Fundip

Crank dat Urkel

Crank dat Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)

Crank Dat Watcha Call It

Crank dat Temptation

Crank dat Aquaman

Crank Dat Head Banga

Crank dat Iceman

Crank dat Jumpman

Crank dat Cool Whip

Crank dat Jump Rope

Crank dat Grandpa

Crank dat Robocop

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13 Of The Most Viral Hip-Hop Dance Crazes Of All Time

11 October 2018, 06:00 | Updated: 11 October 2018, 06:01

Drake Dancing/In My Feelings Music Video. Picture: YouTube

Drake, Beyonce, Migos, Soulja Boy and more have sparked some unforgettable dance moves...

Hip-Hop is currently the biggest musical genre in the world and is also responsible for some of the most viral dance moves.

Throughout the years, Drake, Beyonce, Migos, Soulja Boy and more have coupled their hit singles with viral dance trends that have lasted the test of time.

From the “the dab” to the “crank dat”, fans have been showing off their moves and influencing pop culture, since the start of the Internet!

Check out some of Hip-Hop’s most viral dance crazes below:

  1. Drake - 'In My Feelings'

    Drake’s single ‘In My Feelings’ was responsible for arguably the biggest dance craze of 2018 so far. Instagram comedian Shiggy helped the 'Scorpion' song to reach new heights with a dance known as the “Kiki Challenge” or the “In My Feelings Challenge”.

  2. Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies'

    Beyonce is one of the biggest artists ever, so it was only a matter of time until she created a dance move that would transcend Hip-Hop culture. In 2008 the former Destiny’s Child singer showed off her now famous hand twist move during her ‘Single Ladies’ music video. The rest is history.

  3. Terror Squad Feat. Fat Joe & Remy Ma - 'Lean Back'

    New York rapper Fat Joe was one of the first rappers to benefit from incorporating a popular dance move into a Hip-Hop music video. His now iconic ‘Lean Back’ chorus accompanied by his shoulder dance move, is still one of the biggest moves in the culture – despite being released in 2004!

  4. Bobby Shmurda - 'Hot Boy'

    Bobby Shmurda took over the internet with his infectious ‘Hot Boy’ dance in 2014. Starting off as a clip on Vine, the popular dance took on a life of its own and saw celebrities, politicians and more, make reference to the unforgettable move.

  5. Soulja Boy Tell' Em - 'Crank Dat'

    Soulja Boy was one of the pioneers of the viral Hip-Hop dance move. Back in 2009, the rapper used his early social media influence to introduce the world to his ‘Crank Dat’ dance move, which led to endless videos of dancers replicating his moves.

  6. Migos - 'Look At My Dab'

    Prior to their huge commercial success, Migos introduced the world to one of the most viral Hip-Hop dance moves of all time. The Atlanta trio showed the world how to “dab” by raising their arms to their face. Since their official ‘Look At My Dab’ music video was released in 2015, most music fans have attempted the move.

  7. Silento - 'Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)'

    Silentó had the world attempting to “whip” and “nae nae” with his infectious dance moves in 2015. The rapper even released a YouTube tutorial for his fans that racked up millions of views!

  8. 2 Milly - 'Milly Rock'

    Rapper 2 Milly burst onto the Hip-Hop scene in 2014 with his viral Hip-Hop dance move, the “milly rock”. The infectious move involves doing a simple two-step, combined with an arm swinging and hip swaying movement. A number of sports star continue to use the popular dance as a celebration in 2018.

  9. New Boyz - 'You're a Jerk'

    Los Angeles Hip-Hop duo New Boyz took over social media by incorporating local dance craze “Jerkin” into their catchy 2009 single ‘You’re A Jerk’.

  10. Drake - 'Hotline Bling'

    Drake sparked his own Hip-Hop dance craze when he released the anticipated footage for 2015 single ‘Hotline Bling’. The OVO rapper showed off his now-iconic dad dancing in a variety of different outfits. The official music video currently has over 1 billion views on YouTube.

  11. GS Boyz - 'Stanky Legg'

    In 2009, Texas-based rappers GS Boyz kickstarted their own creative Hip-Hop dance move called the ‘Stanky Legg’. The viral move went viral for its simplicity and helped the song reach no.17 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.

  12. Cali Swag District - 'Teach Me How to Dougie'

    Cali Swag District literally taught fans how to “dougie” with their infectious 2010 crossover single ‘Teach Me How To Dougie’. The dance went on to dominate the Internet and become one of the biggest Hip-Hop dance crazes ever.

  13. iLoveMemphis (formerly iHeartMemphis) - 'Hit the Quan'

    Tennessee rapper iLoveMemphis kicked off the viral dance craze ‘Hit The Quan’ in 2015. However the dance move really became popular when rapper Rich Homie Quan did the move in his ‘Flex’ music video. The craze involves swinging your hips and your arms.

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Author: Pavel Gather
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa and Tango


Author: Pavel Pavel
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa

on At the start, you always want to get a quick result. When it doesn't happen, the hypothesis arises that everything takes time. After a conditionally acceptable time, humility comes to mastering pair dances, which, perhaps, is not given, and I will just do what I learned somehow.

This is the most common story of those who believe that the mere act of attending a pair dance class is enough to learn how to dance.
Absolutely not. If you want to really dance well, you have to make an effort outside of the dance class. A good teacher will definitely be needed, but the initiative should be on your side.

1. Listen to music

The most common and accessible advice that is given already in the first lessons. And it definitely works. Music creates a certain atmosphere of the dance and intuitively you want to move to it. It doesn't matter where you listen to music - in the car, on headphones while walking or doing household chores.

An addition that will help you dance better is your active participation in the music. Sing along, dance or simply beat musical accents with any free parts of the body. In the subway, for example, it is enough to tap out bright moments with your fingers, in the car to sing along with sounds, and at home you can jump for pleasure.

2. Watch videos of good dancers

It's complicated, but also obvious. It’s more difficult, because without recommendations from more experienced dancers, unfortunately, it’s not so easy to find a good quality video on the net (I mean not the resolution quality, but the content itself).

Meaningful video viewing is about building an understanding of HOW dancers make a particular impression on a partner or viewer. Technology is at the heart of everything. Understanding how the pros do it is a big step forward.

It is important to distinguish a show from a disco dance, a staged performance from an improvisation, a stylized dance from an authentic one, etc. Ask for recommendations and dance teachers will always throw off a couple of videos of worthy landmarks.

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3. Dance in salsatecas/milongas/discotheques

A very delicate moment when it is worth coming to the first party. From a technical point of view, most students in 1-3 months have a sufficient set of figures and techniques to come and dance calmly. Psychologically, the same moment can be stretched out for an indefinite time. After all, it is imperative to “not lose face”, “learn more figures” and be sure what to do in case “there is an unfamiliar movement”.

In fact, the partygoers don't really care (except for a small layer of non-professional teachers who want to help inexperienced dancers by treating them as customers in the future). It is important to come and try dancing after a month of classes. You can only with friends or guys from your group. This will be enough to feel the adrenaline and inspiration from the dance.

4. Dance with partners or partners not of your level

The conventional wisdom that you need to practice in groups of your level does not withstand the test of experience. Perhaps now your eyes widened in surprise, and you want to meaningfully read the phrase again. Yes, you saw everything correctly: when you dance with a partner of your level, you don’t grow anywhere.

It's important to understand that not only does it work one way and you have to dance with cooler dancers, but it works even more effectively the other way. It is no coincidence that teaching pair dances dramatically raises the level of the teacher himself. You have an endless stream of very beginner dancers.

How it works. A more experienced partner needs to be "stretched". It's easy and obvious. With beginners, you need to take more initiative on yourself, see the general pattern of the dance more widely, turn on and insure more, try to be an example and be more careful. The quality of interaction begins to grow significantly. And wonderful partners too.

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5. Learn to dance for a partner and for a partner

Turks and Argentines are one of the best partners in the world. In Russia, partners are highly valued. Why? The answer is simple. In Argentina and Turkey, it is not questionable for men to ask another man to lead in one piece or another and give feedback on the quality of the lead. For them, it will be a great shame to hear moralizing from a partner, or even more so to be known in the community as an insecure partner.

In Russia, due to the constant, often far-fetched, opinion that there are more women in pair dances, partners calmly get up and study their partner's part. Such partners then grow into very cool dancers and teachers. In no case do this at parties, only in class. Here we are talking only about the learning strategy. At parties, be yourself.

6. Do not memorize the links

Always try to look deeper and understand the through principle and idea of ​​movement. Understanding what and how is done will make it possible to independently generate any sequences and chips.

Human memory is limited and there will always be a moment when something will escape and your repertoire will be limited by the size of RAM.

In Argentine tango, for example, there are seven levels of movement construction that, when mastered, will allow you to make millions of combinations. And how many dance sequences can you really remember? In rueda, more than 150 figures dance in a rare circle. It's hard to keep more in mind.

7. Develop your body

Many years of experience in teaching couple dance shows that as soon as everyone pairs up in a class, any progress in individual style ends. But it is the individual style that distinguishes everyone at the disco: partners change, and style is always with you.

The body as the main instrument of dance must be very plastic, responsive and emotional. Surprisingly, not all pair dance schools have a general physical warm-up. It is vital to tune the body and understand how it works.

You can always train extra and concentrate more on the basic steps, as their true value is as body work. The sequence of steps is, in fact, the simplest thing that can be in pair dancing. The quality of individual performance determines the craftsmanship.

8. Try on the images of inspiring dancers

A psychological life hack for those who have already mastered the steps, but still feel that there is not enough brightness and drive. Most are terribly afraid of being someone else's "clone". Here the action is the same as under the influence of hypnosis - the more you resist, the more you plunge into an altered state of consciousness.

With a high degree of probability, you are already dancing like someone else's "clone". A meaningful fitting of someone else's image is that you mentally take the image of the one who inspires you (inspiration is critical in this case) and "put on" yourself. Then you start dancing and trying to feel in general how it is to be able, for example, to be the best partner or the sexiest partner in a disco. This is much more difficult than it seems. But it works extremely efficiently.

9. Dance to offbeat music

Habitual rhythms keep you tight. Tango salon or speedy timba leave little room for experimentation and fantasy. Pattern dancing is always noticeable and is reserved for beginners.

The truly new is born outside of the usual. Look for places to experiment. If there is no place, organize self-training. The main thing is not to get carried away, because music determines the style. We bring something new to pair dances, rather than trying to change them.

Search, improvise, don’t be afraid to go beyond, develop in different directions, be inspired by music atypical for the style

10. Try your hand at basic dance directions

dances exist according to their own non-choreographic laws.

This is the deepest delusion, which has turned into a ceiling for the qualitative development of partner dances. After all, all professional dancers, for example, in salsa or bachata, build their ideas on the basic choreographic principles.

Do not think that choreography is only applicable on stage. Any meaningful movement of the body can be choreographic. In general, try classical or modern choreography. Basically, hip-hop can work too.

11. Look for battle sensations

Pair dances return us to an active position of manifestation of our body. As in the days of our ancient ancestors, we impress the members of the opposite sex by how dexterous, hardy, sexy, etc. we are. Modern laws of the jungle in the entourage of big cities.

If you look around the dance floor, it becomes clear that the majority are clearly herbivores (not in the sense of vegetarians, but in relation to those around them). I am sure that predators are always more interesting in terms of the attractiveness of the image - try to find a counterbalance among herbivores, for example, a cat woman or a lion man.

The conversation is about an internal position, not about aggressiveness. Lability and lack of control are inherent in adolescents, and not in adult self-sufficient people.

Accordingly, even a training or friendly battle gives, on the one hand, practical skills - to make a bright sequence of movements, bring an idea to a climax, show a spectacular feature, on the other hand, develops the psychological basis of the dance - self-confidence, resistance to extraneous attention, self-control and self-control in complex elements.

12. Communicate with professionals

The environment shapes the internal position. Basically, real passionaries of the dance community are ready to openly talk, discuss and support the development of dance in every possible way. Universal principles and the ideas they articulate have a much longer and more practical perspective than meets the eye.

Accept that, for example, behind the words "listen to your partner" is not only a beautiful metaphor, but also a practical skill to literally listen to your partner. At the same time, always treat every thought, even the most respected teacher, as a private opinion.

Your skill will lie in finding the scope of the idea even in conflicting opinions. Most often, the contradiction is speculative and the truth lies in the angle of perception or situationality.

Your dancing growth will stop sooner or later. This can happen at the level of three basic steps or years of experience in teaching and show performances. Regardless of your level, the suggested 12 life hacks can get you off the ground and greatly accelerate your dance growth. There is no way here without your motivation and activity. Take your dance development into your own hands. 9Ol000 Dangerous sexuality

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How to dance on Tik Tok social network ✩

What dances are the most popular on Tik Tok. How to learn popular dance moves. Recommendations for filming and editing commercials.

In recent years, social networks have become a common way to earn money and self-realization. Today, Tik Tok is a social network that allows you to shoot music videos, broadcast live, shoot duets and communicate through correspondence. The opportunities that TikTok provides to those who have managed to make themselves known attract more and more people who want to shoot dances on video and post them on TikTok. But, unfortunately, not everyone understands what needs to be done for this.

Popular Tik Tok dances

There are many types of dances performed by Tik Tok users. Someone moves arbitrarily to the beat of the music, while someone repeats well-known dance styles. The most popular dances on Tik Tok:

Tutting. This dance is a movement of the hands that gives the impression of an uninterrupted puzzle. An important rule of tatting is the geometric position of the hands.

Dance from the video for the song "Padkaya" in Tik Tok. This dance was first performed by members of the NLO group to the track "Padkaya". After that, a challenge was launched with the hashtag #greedy. From that moment on, the dance began to gain popularity and is now performed by many tiktokers.

Shuffle. These are fast dance moves with the feet. Shuffle is a fairly old dance style that originated in Australia in the late 80s.

In fact, the choice of dances is quite wide, on Tik Tok you can find clips with other performances. In this case, you should focus only on your skills and preferences.

How to record a dance on tik tok?

After you have chosen and learned the dance to be performed, you can start recording the clip. To get a high-quality video without unnecessary nerves, you should carefully prepare for the shooting stage.

  1. An important component of a good video is the right musical accompaniment, so you need to allocate enough time to choose the right track. You should choose more popular songs - this will help break into the recommendations and become noticed. Today, the most commonly used are: Tim Beloruskih - Vitaminka; Dynoro, Gigi D'Agustino - In My Mind; Tommee Profitt, Fleurie, Jung Youth - In The End; Kazka - Cried; Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody.
  2. The next step in preparing to shoot is to check the battery of the phone or other gadgets that will be used for recording. By charging all the equipment in advance, you can avoid unexpected interruption of video shooting.
  3. You must rehearse the dance before starting the recording. In order to reduce the number of takes and cope with the task as early as possible, it is recommended to repeat the dance several times and make sure that all movements are debugged.
  4. When the preparatory stage is completed, select the speed of the music and turn on the recording.

Shooting tips

The chance of being noticed and winning the hearts of the audience largely depends on the quality of the videos. A memorable nickname can also attract attention. And in order to get a good picture at the output, you should pay special attention to setting up and installing the camera, as well as editing the resulting clip.

Setting up the phone

The best option for setting up the phone on which the video will be recorded is a pre-purchased tripod. However, if there is no tripod, then you can do without this item - just place the device on a shelf or table and properly strengthen it. In this case, the most important thing is that you can be clearly seen during the recording. It is better to choose a place for shooting illuminated, but not too bright.

Video editing

You can correct light imperfections, correct color and add effects both in Tik Tok itself and in other applications and programs. But it is important not to overdo it in an effort to make the video better. All effects should look harmonious and appropriate.

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