8 Most Memorable Male Dancers in Rock
Let's face it: We can't all dance like Beyonce, or Usher, or even Britney Spears at her worst. Haven't most of us at some point in our lives tried standing in front of the mirror, scrutinizing our poorly executed excuse for *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" dance? (Okay, not most, but some). But lo, there is a place where fancy choreographed dance moves are few and far between -- and when they appear, boy do they shimmer with attainability!
What is this land of democratic dance moves called? Rock 'N' Freakin' Roll [rok-uhn-free-kin-rohl] and we're all invited to get a green card.
To celebrate the kickoff of the Rolling Stones' 50 & Counting tour this week, we've pored over hours of gentlemen high kicks, splits, rubber legs, and crazy hands to pick some of the most outrageous, mimic-able, and downright awesome dance moves ever to grace a rock audience. We're not talking mere jumping around and fist-pumping, but certifiable and signature dance moves. From moving like Jagger to seizing like Yorke, here are eight of the most memorable male dancers in rock music.1. Mick Jagger
Who can contest that Jagger is the most celebrated dancer in rock history? I mean, this dude in that successful pop band wrote a Top 10 song just about Jagger's dance moves! The iconic Englishman has moves like Gumby at 69-years-old and is showing no hints of slowing down. Arms, legs, hips, and toe tips, Jagger uses all his appendages in the most swagger-y way that no one else past or present can improve upon.
Signature Move - "The Hip-Hawk"
Arms up and out, hips swaying right to left in a metronomic trance, almost independently of the rest of the body.
Also very important to note, Mick Jagger and David Bowie's video for "Dancing In The Street" is the greatest and most confusing dance video to ever come out of rock.He's the King of Rock 'N' Roll and a dancing machine. Presley's pelvis-rattling moves put female fans (and their angry parents) in such a tizzy during the1950s that the Ed Sullivan Show attempted to censor him by shooting him only above the waist when he began to dance during his appearances. Man, if those audiences could've seen our pop stars today!