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9 Simple Songs Anyone Can Dance to at a Party ...

By Holly

Even if you don’t have rhythm, there are songs anyone can dance to. Either the steps are simple, the lyrics explain what to do, or a combination of the two. When you’re making a playlist for a party, include these songs anyone can dance to. Whether you’ll be the host of kids or adults, everyone will be able to enjoy these songs.

1 Electric Slide

Electric SlideOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
This one has been a hit at parties for years. All you have to do is learn a few different steps and turns. Read the dance moves at wikihow.com if you’re iffy about what to do. This is one of the songs anyone can dance to after a little practice. That’s why it’s one of the most popular party songs.

2 Cha Cha Slide

Cha Cha SlideOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Can you follow instructions? Good, because that’s all you need to do when this song comes on. Keep your ears open and do as the voiceover says. The steps are easy as long as you listen. The best part is that you don’t have to remember what to do, because it’s all being told to you.

3 Cupid Shuffle

Cupid ShuffleOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Have you ever heard this party song? It tells you exactly how to dance to it. As long as you know which way is left and which is right, you’ll have no problem following these moves. Do what the chorus tells you to do even throughout the rest of the song. It gets repetitive, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun!

4 Cotton Eyed Joe

Cotton Eyed JoeOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
If you’re a fan of New Girl, you know how awesome this song can be. There are a few simple steps that go along with the music and are repeated throughout the entire song. All you have to do is tap your foot, clap, and spin. For complete steps, check out wikihow.com. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a mindless dance that’s fun to do.

5 Chicken Dance

Chicken DanceOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
This song is meant for children, but adults can kid around and enjoy it just as much. All you do is pinch your thumb and other fingers together four times, then flap your arms four times. Next, you wiggle your booty and finally clap four times. When the music changes, find a partner, lock arms, and swing around with them. The music will change pace, so make sure to keep up!

6 YMCA

YMCAOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Who doesn’t enjoy this party song? All you do is move your arms in the shape of the four letters in the title. It’s four simple movements that won’t cause you to break a sweat. When the chorus is over, dance in any way you’d like. The choice is yours!

7 Macarena

MacarenaOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Most of you probably learned the Macarena when you were a kid. It’s a simple song to dance to and doesn’t require much effort or talent. You don’t even have to move your feet in this dance. Just put your arms out and move them around. The steps can be found at wikihow.com.

8 Hokey Pokey

Hokey PokeyOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
This is another song that comes with instructions. Make a circle with the rest of your friends and do whatever the voiceover tells you to do. You’ll get to move your hands, feet, and even backside a bit. The concept might seem silly, but if you’re with the right group of people, it’ll make for a laugh. So why not try it?

9 The Twist

The TwistOn iTunes: itunes.apple.com
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Raise yourself onto your toes and twist your ankles. That’s all you have to do during the course of this song. You can also get low to the ground, move your arms, and do whatever else you’d like to make your moves more original. The most important thing is that you have fun!

The next time you have people over, consider putting on these songs. They’re easy for kids to dance to and fun for the adults who’ve had a bit to drink or want to channel their inner child. What song do you look forward to hearing when you go to a party?

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