Dance Dance for your Life: Top10 Music Videos Featuring Dance

10. Ciara – Gimme Dat

Even though, Ciara’s 2010 Gimme Dat video skates through a fine line of being just another pop r&b music video with dancing, there’s enough Ciara solo dancing and interacting with her environment throughout the whole video to merit a place within this list. Despite her command of that magnetic warehouse sequence, what’s knocking this video a few places down is the two different dance group routines — as tight as they are. — Ghost

9. Omarion – Touch

Omarion’s music video for Touch — directed by Diane Martel — follows a much stronger dance element in its storyline to guarantee a place higher than Ciara’s. It shows Omarion putting on the moves on Danielle Polanco (Step Up 2 the Streets) as they dance a flirtatious dance in the street. There isn’t much interaction other than the couple, and the flow of the dance is broken by sequences of Omarion singing or “music video storytelling.

There’s also a group dancing sequence in between that breaks the choreography flirt, knocking a point out. — Ghost

Ghost Writer

Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

3 Responses

  1. Camiele says:

    OH MY GOD!!!! In all my backlog editing how did I miss this one?!?!?!?!!!??

    I’m gonna have to say that your Top 3 is pretty much what mine would look like, except I’d want Bjork’s at number 3, with my favourite dancer Janet at number 2. Obviously, “Weapon of Choice” was the ONLY choice (no pun intended…. honest) for number one.

    Perhaps Usher’s “U Remind Me” would also work… he’s only dancing around the chick the whole time… well, there is a mini-dance break. So I guess that would knock it down a bit further.

    This is a hella interesting idea for a “Best Dance” post! I still can’t believe, with all my bitching and moaning about dance, I didn’t actually get around to reading or editing this *sad face is sad*. But MAN I’m glad I finally got the chance to check this out!

    And, you’re right about “Singin’ in the Rain.” Perhaps it should just be on the list because… well… it’s friggin “Singin’ in the Rain!!!”

    • amy says:

      @Camiele, I wonder what U Remind Me would have gotten on the list. We did consider it xD but it got cut down because there’s the whole walking and singing more than actual dancing.

      I blame it on the strange mv setup hahaha.

      • Camiele says:

        @amy, I guess you could think of the walking as part of the dancing… a literal dancing around the woman of interest, metaphorically he’s dancing around being with the girl because she reminds him so much of this girl he once dated.

        The walking would have to be choreographed because it would have to work perfectly in conjunction with the girl’s walking. That is something that’s sort of accepted in the dance world as part of choreography, especially if it fits the movement of the music.

        But, of course, that’s getting a little too deep when you have videos on the list that are more readily conducive to what your point system is… HaHA.

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