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Every girl does it when she’s home all alone and feeling frisky. No, not that way, you pervert. But actually, yeah, every girl does that, too. That’s not what we’re talking about, though. We’re talking about dancing alone at home. Whether she does it while she’s cleaning, trying on clothes (a girl’s got to see how low she can drop it in that skirt without flashing the masses) or just unleashing her inner Callie Torres, every girl we know gets down with her bad self all alone now and again.
We’ve taken it a step further and put our dancing alone songs into a playlist, so we can time it and count it as cardio. (Don’t judge–all that ass shaking definitely qualifies as a workout.) We’ve decided to share our playlist with you, so, without further ado, here are our top 10 favorite songs for a solo dance party.
“Push It,” Salt-N-Pepa
With so many good songs (“Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” “Do You Want Me,” “Expression”) we could probably make an all Salt-N-Pepa playlist, but we went with the one it all started with: 1986’s “Push It.” Twenty-eight years later, it’s still guaranteed to get any party started.
“Forever,” Chris Brown
We hate the fact that this piece of crap person is even on our iPod, but we have to admit that the dude can put out a good dance song.
“Carry Out,” Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake
We’re pretty sure they aren’t talking about getting pancakes to go (yum, carbs) despite the IHOP reference, but that’s okay. We’re pretty sure Justin Timberlake could make us dance even if he actually was singing about breakfast food.
“Show Me,” Mint Royale
This is the most obscure song on this list, but hey, it can’t all be mainstream. Check out the trippy video here and just try to not bob your head along with the beat.
“Shake Ya Tailfeather,” Nelly, P. Diddy, and Murphy Lee
A song from one of the greatest movies ever made, “Bad Boys II,” it encourages all the ladies to “take that ass to the floor,” and we are happy to comply. Also, can we discuss what happened to Nelly? Did he not make enough money off of “Country Grammar” to keep himself out of Cheerios commercials?
“Jump,” Kriss Kross
If this song does not actually make you jump (jump) then you are dead inside. Seriously.
“Mmm Yeah,” Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull
Really, you can pretty much go with any Pitbull song. We just really like this one.
“Turn Down For What,” DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Not only does it have a good beat, it only has four words. We can remember them all when we’re drunk–which sometimes we are when we are home aloned.
A new song with a throwback vibe, this cute duo has made its way onto our playlist by promising to thrill us like Michael, kiss us like Prince, and get it on like Marvin. Sold.
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
This is the newest jam we’ve added to our list, because we can’t get it out of our heads. Listen to it once and you’ll sing it all day. Go ahead, we dare you.
“Problem,” Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
Yeah, we said 10, but we couldn’t resist adding this new entry, seeing how pretty much every girl we know is running around saying, “One less problem without ya!” We are so glad 2014 has brought Iggy Azalea into our lives.
So there you have it, our favorite songs for a solo dance party. Download them, make your own playlist, and shake what your mama gave you for the next 41 minutes (and, according to myfitnesspal, work off 290 calories). Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we’ll come up with Part 2.