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5 Favorite Dance Music Videos

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Late late last night I decided (as you do) that I needed to watch ALL of my favorite music videos. It took me forever to remember all of them, so I thought I’d round them up into a glorious collection of favorites that I could refer back to in moments like that, when it’s 2am and I MUST watch all the good music videos. Of course there were too many so I picked my top 5, based mostly on how great the dancing is. I excluded (for the most part…as you’ll see) some great videos that I would have otherwise included, like Bad Romance or Chandelier as they’re super popular and everyone’s seen them. These are my quirky ones that I always feel proud introducing to other people, like I’m some kind of YouTube savant who squirrels out the diamonds in the rough (I am not. I don’t know how I found any of these.) Anyway:

Poliça Wandering Star

This is just about the most beautiful music video ever–and whoever got to be the makeup artists must have had the time of their damn lives.

Here We Go Magic How Do I Know

If you want your socks charmed off, this is the video to watch. The girl that plays the dancing robot has the best, most infectious moves–I love her. And the hot quadriplegic wife is so intriguing to me. It’s just a good story!

Department Of Eagles No One Does It Like You

This video is weirdly low quality, but in a way I feel like that contributes to its appeal? Or I’m just used to it. I’ve shown it to some people and they’ve been totally creeped out, but I find it strangely, horrifically adorable.

Duke Dumont Need U

Another great story. The lead actor has the perfect reactions to everyone, and there are so many funny little details; the walkman, the sand in his stoic face, the resentful man pushing over the IV. Love it!

Daft Punk Around the World

Ok so clearly this one is too popular to qualify, but I had to include it because it’s old and maybe people have forgotten about it, and it’s SO GOOD. One of my life’s dreams is to have a massive party with this video as the theme–everyone would dress in the character of their choice, then we’d all learn the dance. Yeah, I’m calling that as the theme for my 30th birthday. It’s got to happen.

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Costume DIY: Daft Punk

Daft Punk Costume | The Ultimate

Notes

Make sure you give your helmets PLENTY of time to dry after spray painting them. We did it just a few hours before we started getting ready for the night, like utter fools, and after a tragic series of paint-transference events, we learned our lesson.

Also (clearly) they are HOT and pretty hard to see through (we very lightly misted the visors with black spray paint, which looked awesome but was also totally dangerous so I wouldn’t recommend it). Know that you will most likely be taking yours off periodically throughout the evening, and plan accordingly.

Clothes

Sequined Jacket | Black outfit | Black Leather Gloves | Triangular Necklace

Materials

Motorcycle Helmet | Silver and Gold Spray Paint | Painter’s Tape

Part deux of my costume series! This one involves minimal DIY, which is nice for those of us who are disinclined to fritter away an entire month on an outfit that will last for (half of) one night. The trick is just pulling together the right pieces, the most important part being the helmets. Mine is this one, and Anne’s is this one.

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