Warning: this video may cause you to dance!

In this summer of too-few laughs and smiles, this video is a gift.  It’s been out for several weeks, and the featured song has been around even longer than that.  But, in case you haven’t had the pleasure, take three minutes and eighteen seconds to enjoy this.  You may even get up and dance!  In fact, you may want to watch a few of the 80-plus movies featured in this clip.  From “West Side Story” to “Saturday Night Fever”to “Napoleon Dynamite,” the best dance scenes of the past fifty years are mashed up into Walk The Moon’s summer hit, “Shut Up and Dance.” It’s my favorite video of the summer.

Watch the video, and then scroll down: I’ve listed all of the movies in order, and the exact time they’re in the video.  Let’s dance!



0:04 Silver Linings Playbook 0:06 Reality Bites 0:08 Something Borrowed 0:12 Love Actually 0:15 Charlie’s Angels 0:17 Dirty Dancing 0:20 Big 0:23 Reservoir Dogs 0:25 American Beauty 0:27 Happy Feet 2 0:29 13 going on 30 0:31 Slumdog Millionaire 0:33 Save the Last Dance 0:37 Alice in Wonderland 0:40 Kick-Ass 0:42 Pulp Fiction 0:44 (500) Days of Summer 0:46 Flashdance 0:48 This Is the End 0:51 Grease 0:53 Intouchables (French movie) 0:57 Tangled 1:00 The Replacements 1:02 Pride (UK movie) 1:05 Blue Valentine 1:07 The Wolf of Wall Street 1:10 Grind 1:11 Ted 1:13 Beetlejuice 1:14 American Pie 1:16 Blast from the Past 1:17 King of New York 1:19 Clerks II 1:21 The Mask 1:23 Mamma Mia! 1:25 New Year’s Eve 1:27 The Proposal 1:29 American Pie: The Wedding 1:30 Footloose 1:32 Magic Mike 1:34 Get Smart 1:36 West Side Story 1:38 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1:39 Scary Movie 1:41 The 40 Year Old Virgin 1:44 Hitch 1:47 Risky Business 1:49 The Breakfast Club 1:53 Penguins of Madagascar 1:55 Mermaids 1:57 Nothing to Lose 2:01 Billy Elliot 2:04 Shall We Dance 2:06 Hairspray 2:08 Napoleon Dynamite 2:10 Puss in Boots 2:12 She’s All That 2:14 The Heat 2:16 Rush Hour 2:19 West Side Story  2:21 A Night at the Roxbury 2:23 Burn after Reading 2:25 Step Up 2:27 Dirty Dancing 2:28 The Sound of Music 2:30 Silver Linings Playbook 2:32 The Ugly Truth 2:35 Scent of a Woman 2:38 Beauty and the Beast 2:40 Pretty in Pink 2:42 Grease 2:43 The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2:45 Along came Polly 2:47 White Nights 2:49 Cry Baby 2:51 Tropic Thunder 2:53 The Blues Brothers 2:55 Mary Poppins 2:57 Footloose (2011) 2:59 Friends with Benefits 3:00 The Sweetest Thing 3:02 Coyote Ugly 3:04 Saturday Night Fever 3:06 Center Stage 3:08 Rock of Ages 3:10 Little Miss Sunshine 3:12 Disaster Movie 3:14 Bring it on

About David Carroll

David Carroll is a longtime Chattanooga radio and TV broadcaster, and has anchored the evening news on WRCB-TV since 1987. He is the author of "Chattanooga Radio & Television" published by Arcadia.

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