’60s Dance Party Essentials

’60s Dance Party Essentials

Novelty dance crazes were big in the '60s, as immortalized in giddy R&B and soul romps named after everything from their signature motions to everyday animals and food items. They often played out in a call-and-response fashion, with Chubby Checker's hip-swivelling “The Twist” yielding numerous sequels and spin-offs. Some singers didn't feel beholden to a single craze, instead rattling off the most popular ones in infectious tunes like James Brown's body-bending “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt.1.” From Motown to The Meters, these kinetic selections are guaranteed to make you move—and then some.

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