-By Frank Donovan
It’s been a full two decades since “Macarena” topped charts all over the world and brought with it the dance of the decade. Everyone who was sentient in ‘95 remembers dutifully doing the simple arm movements to the Los del Rio one-hit wonder, and blushing each time we had to shake our butts at the end. But the impossibly joyful mega-hit overstayed its welcome, and suddenly the whole world was kind of embarrassed about getting a little too into it. So to celebrate the Macarena’s big 2-0, we’re looking back at 12 more flash-in-the-pan dance crazes that—no offense—need to sit down.
1. Gangnam Style
Psy’s YouTube-busting, horse-riding dance was totes-over in 2012, but our parents were still informing us about it over Christmas 2014…
2. Crank That
Everyone was trying their hand at the Soulja Boy dance in 2007, but tutorials be damned, it’s hard to make this look cool!
3. Cat Daddy
After that Kate Upton vid, we feel kinda stupid for even trying this.
4. The Dougie
See above reason.
5. The Fadeaway
Jim Jones’ signature move from “We Fly High” mimics a fadeaway jump shot. While it was “BALLIN’” in ‘06, this move just isn’t standing the test of time.
6. Cotton Eye Joe
When Swedish band Rednex covered this antebellum jam, middle schoolers ‘round the U.S. were ready to line dance. We don’t think the Snapchatting youth of today would be amused.
7. The Shoulder Lean
This self-explanatory move comes from Young Dro’s summer 2006 track, and enjoyed a brief resurgence in 2013 thanks to Barney.
8. The Nae Nae
Atlanta hip hop group We Are Toonz based this dance on Martin Lawrence character Sheneneh Jenkins from his ’90s sitcom, Martin. After they released “Drop That #NaeNae” in 2013, the dance blew up on Vine and Instagram.
We’re not saying it’s done, but simmer down.
9. Da Dip
Save this one for Zumba class.
10. The Stanky Legg
Minimalism? Phoning it in? You decide.
11. The Train
This song will summon anyone with a heartbeat to the dance floor, but once you get there, PLEASE do something other than that train chug thing.
12. The Cha-Cha Slide
Just because the dance is spelled out for you doesn’t mean you should do it ever, ever again.