These corkers are guaranteed to have us rushing back onto the dance floor...

1. Agadoo

No-one can knock Black Lace’s efforts back in 1984 to try and encourage us to ‘push pineapple shake the tree’ with a video featuring giant bananas playing a guitar and trumpet and an over-enthusiastic lady in wacky sunglasses dressed as a life sized pineapple…

Little did we know that Agadoo would go on to become the 8th biggest-selling single of the year. It peaked at no2 that August and was only held off the top spot by someone called George Michael and a song called Careless Whisper…

 

2. Lambada

Five years on and hedonistic teens and twentysomethings were caught dancing round hotel pool bars to the sound of Kaoma’s Lambada. It was an altogether more steamy and ‘up close and personal’ dance experience – mainly because it required a partner.

Cue a lot of awkward hip swivelling and bashed toenails whilst trying to keep in sync with one another…

 

3. Saturday Night

A young blonde Danish lady with pigtails shot straight to no1 in September 1994 with this cracker. Whigfield spent the majority of the Saturday Night video dancing round in a bubblegum pink hair turban and singing into a hairdryer…but the dance routine on Top of the Pops went down a storm…

 

4. Macarena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiBYM6g8Tck

The summer of ’96 produced an iconic one-hit wonder in the form of the Macarena. Although it only peaked at no2 in the UK charts, Los Del Rio struck gold selling over 400,000 copies of their hit single.

We didn’t have a clue what any of the lyrics meant but that didn’t stop us rehearsing and re-rehearsing this classic routine to get our moves in the right order…

 

5. The Ketchup Song

The Ketchup Song (Asereje) with its’ ‘Spanglish’ lyrics rocketed to no1 for Spanish pop group Las Ketchup in the summer of 2002. The song appeared to have nothing to do with the famous red sauce but nonetheless we were all leaping onto the nearest bar to dance to this one…

 

6. Cha-Cha Slide

‘Reverse. Reverse’ and ‘Freeze’ meant nothing to us before 2004. But they could be heard resounding from bars all over Europe when DJ Casper’s Cha Cha Slide stormed into the chart.

The lyrics were like a step-by-step aerobics instruction class. Here’s the man himself, aka Mr C The Slide Man, in action…

 

7. Gangnam Style

Back in 2012 even celebrities were getting in on the act, jiggling their crossed arms and lassoing the air to PSY’s Gangnam Style. Check out Heidi Klum donning a blue tuxedo and performing the routine as part of the opening montage to the 2012 MTV VMAs…

 

8. The Carlton

And 2014 saw a blast from the past dubbed the now famous ‘Carlton’ thanks to Alfonso Ribeiro’s appearance in last season’s Dancing With The Stars.

He revived his infamous moves from his Fresh Prince of Bel Air days, scored perfect 10s and went on to lift the glitterball trophy….but we’re not about to pretend we’ve got this one off pat… (well not just yet anyway!)

 

We love ’em, but there are always going to be some dance routines we wish we could forget! Which songs always get you up and dancing?