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Top ten flash mob dances to good songs around the world
Awesome flash mobs
Flash mobs are exciting and fun. Yes, flash mobs are pretty awesome. This hub is about a selection of top ten 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
Poll about flash mob dancing
Have you ever participated in a flash mob dance?
This question is for if you have never participated in a flash mob dance.
If you have never participated in a large organized flash mob dance before, would you consider doing so in the future?
© 2010 Nyesha Pagnou MPH