Music videos are always oh so fun. And when they include some awesome dancing…even better! Here, Dance Informa lists some favourite music videos featuring dance. Enjoy!
“Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood
Released in 2014, this film clip is all about the dancing. Who can look past Travis Wall and his stunning contemporary dance company, Shaping Sound? Get transported into a splashing, beautiful water wonderland choreographed by Wall.
“I Want to Break Free” – Queen
One from the vaults… What’s not to love about Freddie Mercury? Especially when he’s in drag, vacuuming the house and dreaming of a life of creative expression.
“It’s Oh So Quiet” – Björk
If you can watch this one and not smile, it might be worth checking to see if you are part robot. Björk is flat-out adorable, and this is such a sweet, uplifting tune with super fun choreography.
“Chandelier” – Sia
There’s no way you can get away with creating a list of dance-centric music videos without putting this one on it, so here it is. From Australian artist Sia, this is what seriously catapulted dancer Maddie Ziegler to fame.
“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead
Big-time British choreographer Wayne McGregor described Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke as “an incredible dancer”. This is a gorgeous black and white video and a pure piece of art.
“Weapon of Choice” – Fatboy Slim
Another classic – the deadpan Christopher Walken performing a surprising tap dance to Fatboy Slim. A must-watch.
“Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
Tay-Tay started to shake off her dreary folk image with this lead single from her 2014 album, 1989. From ballet to hip hop to twerking, there’s something for every dance fan, and the song is a definite earworm!
“Here it Goes Again” – OK Go
OK Go pretty much invented going viral, with this simple yet incredibly well-planned video. Do not try replicating at home.
“Baby it’s Cold Outside” – Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé
Reminiscent of the 1976 gangsta movie Bugsy Malone, which featured only child actors, this beloved Christmas classic is remade with a super cute mini Bublé and Menzel.
“1234” – Feist
With a big crowd, some clever camera work and lots of canons, this one features some inventive choreography – and it looks like it would have been a lot of fun to film!
By Rain Francis of Dance Informa.