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34 Songs That Make People Ages 25-37 Uncontrollably Grind

This list has school chaperones everywhere shaking.

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1. "Too Close" by Next

The lyrics, "Baby, when we're grindin', I get so excited...Oh, you're dancin' real close, 'plus it's real, real slow/ You know you're makin' it hard for me," are literally what middle school dances are all about.
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The lyrics, "Baby, when we're grindin', I get so excited...Oh, you're dancin' real close, 'plus it's real, real slow/ You know you're makin' it hard for me," are literally what middle school dances are all about.

2. "Stand Up" by Ludacris feat. Shawna

Ludacris is basically a potent grinding catalyst.
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Ludacris is basically a potent grinding catalyst.

3. "Tipsy" by J-Kwon

A bunch of teens singing about underage drinking surely made your seventh grade teachers feel great.
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A bunch of teens singing about underage drinking surely made your seventh grade teachers feel great.

4. "Wait (The Whisper Song)" by the Ying Yang Twins

A bunch of teens making hissing sounds (like they were talking Parseltongue) and moaning noises also surely made your seventh grade teachers feel great.
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A bunch of teens making hissing sounds (like they were talking Parseltongue) and moaning noises also surely made your seventh grade teachers feel great.

5. "Still Fly" by Big Tymers

Increased the demand for gator boots.
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Increased the demand for gator boots.

6. "Where The Party At?" by Jagged Edge

Literally had everyone shouting, "Where the party at? Uh ooooooooooooh/ Uh oh oh oh /Uh oooooooooh," as they awkwardly bumped into each other on the dance floor.
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Literally had everyone shouting, "Where the party at? Uh ooooooooooooh/ Uh oh oh oh /Uh oooooooooh," as they awkwardly bumped into each other on the dance floor.

7. "Peaches and Cream" by 112

Invented peaches and cream long before Call Me By Your Name.
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Invented peaches and cream long before Call Me By Your Name.

8. "Back That Azz Up" by Juvenile

~Scientific fact~: Hearing the words, "Cash Money Records taking over for the '99 and the 2000" involuntarily made you shake your azz.
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~Scientific fact~: Hearing the words, "Cash Money Records taking over for the '99 and the 2000" involuntarily made you shake your azz.

9. "Shake Ya Tailfeather" by P. Diddy, Nelly, and Murphy Lee

Had you moving around like you were playing Dance Dance Revolution.
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Had you moving around like you were playing Dance Dance Revolution.

10. "What's Your Fantasy" by Ludacris feat. Shawna

Again, if you played Ludacris, the 14-year-olds would grind.
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Again, if you played Ludacris, the 14-year-olds would grind.

11. "Get Low" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

There is nothing more deafening than a group of teens screaming in a gymnasium: "To the window, to the wall!Til the sweat drop down my balls.Til all these bitches crawl."
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There is nothing more deafening than a group of teens screaming in a gymnasium:

"To the window, to the wall!

Til the sweat drop down my balls.

Til all these bitches crawl."

12. "Yeah!" by Usher

Nothing got everyone on the dance floor faster than hearing, "Peace up/ A-Town down."
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Nothing got everyone on the dance floor faster than hearing, "Peace up/ A-Town down."

13. "Pass That Dutch" by Missy Elliott

Beat stronger than a Livestrong bracelet.
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Beat stronger than a Livestrong bracelet.

14. "In Da Club" by 50-Cent

Lyrics and a beat as smooth as a Juicy Couture tracksuit.
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Lyrics and a beat as smooth as a Juicy Couture tracksuit.

15. "What's Luv?" by Fat Joe feat. Ashanti

Ashanti, like the ~lemon~ in Pepsi Twist, is the key ingredient in turning something good into something awesome (and in this case making a song grind-worthy).
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Ashanti, like the ~lemon~ in Pepsi Twist, is the key ingredient in turning something good into something awesome (and in this case making a song grind-worthy).

16. "Get Busy" by Sean Paul

This song probably smells like puberty, sweat, and cheap body mist.
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This song probably smells like puberty, sweat, and cheap body mist.

17. "Temperature" by Sean Paul

As soon as you heard, "Well woman the way the time cold I wanna be keepin' you warm/ I got the right temperature for shelter you from the storm" you knew it was time to dip low.
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As soon as you heard, "Well woman the way the time cold I wanna be keepin' you warm/ I got the right temperature for shelter you from the storm" you knew it was time to dip low.

18. "Lean Back" by Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe and Remy Ma

A lot of awkward elbowing as everyone tried to grind and lean back on the dance floor.
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A lot of awkward elbowing as everyone tried to grind and lean back on the dance floor.

19. "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy ft. Rikrok

Nothing said "U & Me = 4EVA" more than grinding with your middle school crush to Shaggy's ode to passing the peen around.
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Nothing said "U & Me = 4EVA" more than grinding with your middle school crush to Shaggy's ode to passing the peen around.

20. "Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre had a lowrider. You had a tin can on wheels.
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Dr. Dre had a lowrider. You had a tin can on wheels.

21. "Pony" by Ginuwine

Nothing turned the dance floor at your high school into the ~champagne room~ faster than this song.
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Nothing turned the dance floor at your high school into the ~champagne room~ faster than this song.

22. "My Neck, My Back" by Khia

Introduced millions to ass-eating.
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Introduced millions to ass-eating.

23. "Magic Stick" by Lil' Kim feat. 50-Cent

Introduced millions to "magic clits."
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Introduced millions to "magic clits."

24. "Get It Poppin" by Fat Joe and Nelly

The third song at almost every school dance.
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The third song at almost every school dance.

25. "Freak Like Me" by Adina Howard

An anthem that made it OK to want to get down and freaky (even if you were a virgin with no prospects of having sex anytime soon).
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An anthem that made it OK to want to get down and freaky (even if you were a virgin with no prospects of having sex anytime soon).

26. "Are You That Somebody" by Aaliyah

A perennial classic from a gorgeous angel.
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A perennial classic from a gorgeous angel.

27. "Motivation" by Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne

I think about this lyric a lot: "I turn that thing into a rain-forest/ Rain on my head, call that brainstorming."
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I think about this lyric a lot: "I turn that thing into a rain-forest/ Rain on my head, call that brainstorming."

28. "There It Go (The Whistle Song)" by Juelz Santana

Just reading the title of this song gets the whistle stuck in my head.
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Just reading the title of this song gets the whistle stuck in my head.

29. "I Know What You Want" by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey

An underrated Mariah gem.
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An underrated Mariah gem.

30. "Oye Me Canto" by Nina Sky and Daddy Yankee

*Drops it low while singing "woahhhh, woahhh ohhhh."
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*Drops it low while singing "woahhhh, woahhh ohhhh."

31. "Gasolina" by Daddy Yankee

Lit up every suburban cul-de-sac with reggaeton.
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Lit up every suburban cul-de-sac with reggaeton.

32. "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas

Arguably the weirdest/worst lyrics of all-time that had all middle schoolers shaking their milky milky cocoa?
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Arguably the weirdest/worst lyrics of all-time that had all middle schoolers shaking their milky milky cocoa?

33. "Hot In Herre" by Nelly

OK, so "Hot In Herre" didn't create grinding, but I think we can all agree this is its official anthem.
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OK, so "Hot In Herre" didn't create grinding, but I think we can all agree this is its official anthem.

34. "No Diggity" by Blackstreet

No doubt.
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No doubt.

And here's the playlist:

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