21 Songs You Awkwardly Danced To In Middle School

Grindin’ to the oldies.

1. “Yeah” by Usher

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How you danced to it: Like a boss, because you knew every word INCLUDING Ludacris’ insanely inappropriate piece.

2. “Collide” by Howie Day

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How you danced to it: It was that song where you slow danced with your friends and sung the words romantically to each other… That wasn’t just me, was it?

3. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield


How you danced to it: “YESSS THESE ARE MY GIRLS!!!!” *jumps up and down holding hands*

4. “Get Low” by Lil’ John

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How you danced to it: Grinding hardcore, and all that mattered was nailing the “to the windowwwwwwwww, to the wall.”

5. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias

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How you danced to it: Slowly and awkwardly, thinking, “Please kiss away the pain…”

6. “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent


How you danced to it: You attempted to grind, but your immaturity level made you giggle every time you heard “I’ll let you lick the lollipop,” BECAUSE IT WASN’T A LOLLIPOP.

7. “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada


How you danced to it: You jumped in unison with all your friends thinking, “this must be what a rave feels like.”

8. “The Hampsterdance Song” AKA “Your Personal Hell” by Hampton the Hampster


How you danced to it: You didn’t, except for the DJ and that one kid who was really into it. This was your water break song.

9. “You and Me” by Lifehouse


How you danced to it: You sat on the sidelines super jealous because you were just waiting for that dream crush to come up to you.

10. “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton


How you danced to it: Where my girls at?! It’s time to air play the piano!

11. “Hey Ya” by Outkast


How you danced to it: Like a polaroid picture. Duh, because it was THE GREATEST SONG EVER.

12. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem


How you danced to it: If you were a girl, this was your one shot, your one opportunity to prove you knew a rap song by heart.

13. “The Reason” by Hoobastank

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How you danced to it: You didn’t really dance. You kind of just stood there, swayed, and yelled the song, getting emotional for a second.

14. “Hot In Herrre” by Nelly


How you danced to it: You ran immediately to your crush and tried to get all up on them and thought, “It’s gettin’ hot in here, so PLEASE take off all your clothes.”

15. “Tipsy” by J-Kwon


How you danced to it: Everyone erupted into an awkward dance circle after saying, “Yo, I got a fake ID.”

16. “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas


How you danced to it: This song was all about you and your humps, and who could show them off best.

17. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani


How you danced to it: You got in a circle and started yelling “SHIT” every time the word got censored out.

18. “Move Your Feet” by Junior Senior


How you danced to it: As soon as it started playing, you busted out your moves from “Dance Dance Revolution,” formally known as DDR.

19. “Toxic” by Britney Spears


How you danced to it: You did everything you could to look sexy and embody Britney’s dance moves.

20. The Cha-Cha Slide by DJ Casper


How you danced to it: By sliding to the right and left, and throwing in the ever-so-wonderful cha cha real smooth.

21. “Photograph” by Nickelback


How you danced to it: I mean we were all into it at one point, right?

For your enjoyment, the “Awkward Middle School Dance Collection” is now available.

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