Dance Dance for your Life: Top10 Music Videos Featuring Dance

6. The Presets – If I Know You

This music video for Australia’s The Presets, directed by Eva Husson, actually scored the same as the Example’s Watch the Sun Come Up. However, my bias for it placed it a place higher.

Both videos have similar setups — young person leaving home and dancing as they walk on the street. However, the execution on If I Know You — be it by fluidity of choreography or its intricacies  — makes it slightly more memorable. — Ghost

5. Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet

I’m surprised this made it to #5, since I thought it would be Top3 material being one of my favorite music videos — in general — but alas, the criteria we went by knocked this down quite a bit because… well, this is an ensemble video through and through. We separated the video in four different dancing sequences that were almost continuous and had a lot of interaction.

Directed by Spike Jonze — we also considered using Fatboy Slim’s Praise You [MV], but decided against it — and I’m sure you know this won’t be the last time we’re seeing Jonze’s name on this list. – Amy

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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