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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Supercut of dancing in ‘80s movies

If you grew up during the 1980s (or if, as in my case, have kids who did), you'll recognized most if not all of these - I don't think there was anything unfamiliar to me, and I was just around when these movies were playing on the VCR in the background. 

As is frequently the case, these supercuts make me want to watch a whole bunch of these films again. This compilation didn't come with a list of the movies included: I started to try to produce one but there are 80 clips (although lots of repeats, especially Footloose, Flashdance and Dirty Dancing), and I soon gave up. Some YouTube commenters also had partial lists, so I've cobbled together a list, below, that is both out of order and incomplete. Feel free to add more, if you recognize clips I've left out. 

Video editor Robert Jones:
August 5th marks the 30th anniversary of Lionel Richie’s album “Dancing On the Ceiling”* and to celebrate here's a nostalgia overload of 80 movie dance scenes from the 80's getting down. They bad, uh-huh!
Watch full screen!

Dirty Dancing
Beetle Juice
Top Secret
Good Morning Vietnam
Risky Business
Teen Wolf
The Blues Brothers
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Back to the Future
Howard the Duck
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Desperately Seeking Susan
One of the Rocky movies
The Breakfast Club
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Pretty In Pink 
Revenge Of The Nerds
Three Amigos
Short Circuit
Romancing the Stone 
Coming to America
Smooth Criminal video clip by MJ
Edward Scissorhands
Gremlins II
The Goonies
Peggy Sue Got Married
National Lampoon Vacation

Add more if you recognize things I've missed!

*Here's the official music video of Lionel Richie performing Dancing On The Ceiling:

Related: This compilation video of Christopher Walken dancing in over 50 movies will make your day (movie list at this post):