Was this an actual dance craze in the 1960s or did we make it up?

Can you tell fad from fiction?

Here's a quiz that is sure to make your brain do the Twist!

The Sixties were the ultimate era for fad dances. Chubby Checker got the decade off to a rockin' start with his smash hit "The Twist" in 1960. More and more dance crazes followed, from the Monkey to the Shake.

The dances had hit singles to help you along.

Let's see if you can remember the TRUE dance crazes of the '60s. Try to spot the ones we made up!
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  1. The Watusi
  2. The Mashed Potato
  3. The Tater Tot
  4. The Milk Truck
  5. The Loco-Motion
  6. The Hitch Hike
  7. The Smart Alec
  8. The Jerk
  9. The Frug
  10. The Willy Nilly
  11. The Hully Gully
  12. The Swim
  13. The Neptune
  14. The Bonanza
  15. The Hoss
  16. The Pony
  17. The Aardvark
  18. The Jinkie
Was this an actual dance craze in the 1960s or did we make it up?

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mdit21 8 days ago
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters got a head start and were twisting in 1959.
Edward 10 days ago
18 - 18 ( not an Alice Cooper song )
And as others have posted - MY request is Peter Gunn 10 till 11. AND, 77 Sunset Strip 11 to 12.
LindaWilliams 14 days ago
You got 17 out of 18
You've got the moves! Way to shimmy and shake right through this!
bringbackWKRP 18 days ago
15 for 18 and i'm not a dancer. Please bring back WKRP for the Fall
Edward bringbackWKRP 10 days ago
YES ! ! ! !
EllisClevenger 18 days ago
You got 15 out of 18
You've got the moves! Way to shimmy and shake right through this!
I missed #6, #11, and #16.
I guess all that dancing made me dizzy.
ForeverHappyDays 19 days ago
17 out of 18 Didn't know the Hully Gully was real.
MrBill 19 days ago
16/18; missed #6 and #9 - had to guess on several of these and I am happy with my score.
art 19 days ago
Remember my older brother had bought a Freddie and the Dreamers album, and on the back was the instructions on how to do the "Freddie".
EricFuller 19 days ago
18/18. Regarding No. 8 The Jerk was a song by The Larks in 1964. Cool Jerk was a song by The Capitols in 1966
Edward EricFuller 10 days ago
You're good ! ! !
Joseph 19 days ago
9/18. I'm a little too young to remember most of these, and they've long since vanished from our collective consciousness, save for the Watusi.
daDoctah 19 days ago
My favorite made-up dance was the Orang-u-Tango, a combination of the Monkey and the Tango. It was made up by Tony Orlando.
jholton30062 19 days ago
15/18. Got the Hully Gully wrong because it followed the Willy Nilly, and I figured that if one wasn't, the other wouldn't be. The Hoss I figured was real because the Bonanza was fake. And the Jinkie actually sounded like a dance we did back in the day...
ERROL 19 days ago
18 out of 18
didn't dance e'm, but I remember
JeffTanner 20 days ago
''You got 16 out of 18'' --------------You've got the moves! Way to shimmy and shake right through this! ---Missed 14 & 18.
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