Dance on YouTube: OK Go

Dance can be fun. Not that anyone was unaware of this fact. Because of course, along with being poignant and powerful and expressive, dance can also be downright fun. And in that spirit, I’ve decided to do posts every now and then that highlight a YouTube video that features dance in some way. From funny, to weird, to “how in the world are they doing that,” there are oh so many wonderful videos to share and enjoy.

For the first video, I start off with a classic, of sorts. I’m sure many know of OK Go’s more infamous music video with the treadmills (perhaps a follow-up post). Or maybe you’ve seen one of their more recent videos like “This Too Shall Pass” or “End Love.” But I would like to start with the dance that came before them all. The music video for “A Million Ways” was OK Go’s first venture into zany dance routines. It debuted in 2005 and became an internet sensation, becoming the most downloaded music video ever by the following year. It’s so simple – just a silly dance in someone’s backyard. And yet that’s why it’s so brilliant. Who wouldn’t want to watch a group of goofy guys do a choreographed dance routine, complete with jazz hands and slow motion fighting? Without further ado, here’s the OK Go music video/dance that started it all:

They also make pretty great music, which you can check out on their website.

Update: Check out my follow-up posts on OK Go dance videos 2 and 3

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  1. LOL! Looks like the lo-impact aerobics class I took the other day!

  2. Here’s my current favorite, from Gnarls Barkley:

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