Top ten flash mob dances to good songs around the world

Awesome flash mobs

I love flash mobs! They occur in various forms such as getting everybody to freeze in position at once but my favorite form is a flash mob dance.

I have never witnessed one in person but they seem to be so much fun, spreading joy and getting everyone to work in coordination together as a team.

I love to see a flash mob dance in action even if it is only via YouTube. Sometimes a flash mob dance does not look good at all perhaps because there are too few people or because of lack of organization. As the comments on YouTube would indicate, some flash mob dances are "epic" while others "fail".

There is much debate over what really constitutes a flash mob. Can it really be planned or must it be spontaneous? I argue that to be effective, it can not be truly spontaneous. The most impressive flash mob dances include a lot of participants and the event must be planned and organized to get everyone to show up. Spreading the word might occur through emails (i.e.- evites) or flyers.

Additionally, the most impressive flash mob dances do contain quite a bit of choreography and that might most likely mean participants' practicing/rehearsing together beforehand. When the dancing is random and not coordinated, it is much less impressive.

Flash mobs including flash mob dances appear to be a fairly recent phenomenon with the first said to have occurred in New York City in 2003.

Currently, some of the most trendy songs for performing flash mob dances seem to include a rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" from the cast of Glee and songs from the soundtrack of the film Sound of Music.

Here are my favorite flash mob dances among all the ones I have seen.:

10. Beyonce Single Ladies flash mob in London

9. Bollywood flash mob dance in Times Square, New York City

8. Glee flash mob in Dublin, Ireland

7. Seattle flash mob in Westlake Park

6. Oprah celebrating 25 seasons in Chicago

5. Backstreet Boys flash mob dance in the Ukraine

4. Hammer Time flash mob in L.A. (this one made me laugh the most!)

3. Stockholm tribute to Michael Jackson

2. T-Mobile commercial

1. Sound of Music flash mob dance in Belgium

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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Loved this! never heard of a flash mob dance until now. Really fun watching the videos. Thanks.


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Journey * 6 years ago from USA Author

Hi Alekhouse, thanks very much for your comment. I am glad to share the info. with you. I was very impressed when I first learned about the flash mobs too.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for updating me. Sitting here and typing all day round I would miss it all what goes on in the world.


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Journey * 6 years ago from USA Author

:-) Thanks for commenting Hello, hello!


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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

What a delightful and uplifting hub! I’ve always said that voices lifted in song and a little dancing in the streets would promote a happier world. This is the first time I've heard of or seen flash mob dancing; I love it---let’s hope we see move of it!!!!! :o) I will be sharing this on Facebook and Twitter.


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Journey * 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you so much Nancy!


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Fabulous. I love the Black eyed peas one. How did they all stay in such good time?


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Journey * 6 years ago from USA Author

Hi Ethel, thanks for commenting. Yes, the Black eyed peas one is great. They must have spent a good while rehearsing.


santiago 5 years ago

a great way to break out of a daily routine, dance, and enjoy a group effort.


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phdast7 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Flash Mobs are wonderful. They speak to so many emotions and desires and joys that we have. Thanks for the Hub and the great videos you shared. Wonderful.


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Journey * 4 years ago from USA Author

Hi santiago and phdast7, thank you both for commenting. I'm glad you agree that flash mobs are great. I appreciate your nice words.


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Vega Vallari 4 years ago from Saint Petersburg, Florida

Wonderful article. I was trying to get into a Flashmob in San Francisco, but they didn't plan anything- untiil after I left..lol


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Journey * 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Vega, thanks for commenting. That is really cool that you were considering it. Maybe you will still be able to participate in one sometime in the future. I'm sure you'd have a great time.


stan 3 years ago

There's a russian one, dancing to puttin on the ritz. They look like they're having a great time.


mike 3 years ago

thinking of doing something like this


De marquis miller 3 years ago

I need a flash mob were can I find one


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Journey * 2 years ago from USA Author

Thanks to stan, mike and De marquis miller for all the most recent comments on this hub. I'm sorry for my very late reply.

A lot of flash mobs that appear spontaneous are in actuality very well planned and choreographed. If you would like to participate in a flash mob, you might want to take the lead in putting one together.

Depending on how large of a crowd you want to have participate, you might be able to rely on phone and email communication with just family, friends and acquaintances to pull it together. If you are looking for a larger group of participants in the flash mob dance, you might want to put up fliers in your area. You can tack some fliers on the community bulletin boards in cafes or supermarkets for example.

On the fliers, you can state, "WANTED: Flash Mob Participants!" Indicate dates, times and locations for both the flash mob rehearsal(s) and the actual flash mob dance event. Best of luck to you or anyone who reads this and is thinking of putting together a flash mob dance! Have lots of fun.


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Journey * 2 years ago from USA Author

I've also just learned about Flash Mob America, a company that claims to be the largest flash mob company in the world. If you prefer not to put together your own flash mob but rather to join in on one that is already scheduled and in the process of being coordinated, you can register as a dancer for events with Flash Mob America (http://www.flashmobamerica.com) and join their mailing list. They are based in Los Angeles, California but right now there are events scheduled as far as Orlando, Florida. You can take a look and see if there are any dances coming near you.

Flash Mob America is also available for you to hire their dance groups for your own events such as a big wedding proposal!

Flash Mob America puts together dances for events for both for profit organizations and charitable organizations. Their clients have included Universal, Dell, ABC and the American Red Cross to name a few.

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