The Friday Playlist: Land of 1,000 Dances

The Friday Playlist: Land of 1,000 Dances

Tiger Woods at the 2000 US Open. Jordan’s “Flu Game.” Dan Aykroyd in the closing credits of The Great Outdoors. Seeing the greats in their prime doing super-human things is something you never forget, which is why we’re here today. Not sure what I’m talking about because you’ve had your head up your ass for the past 27 years and haven’t seen The Great Outdoors? Here.

What’d I tell ya? Kevin Thomas of The Los Angeles Times described the credits sequence of The Great Outdoors where Dan Aykroyd dances to Wilson Pickett’s “Land of a 1,000 Dances” as “the only genuine fun and energy in the entire film.”

Ummmmmmm, understatement of the century? Not only is Kevin undermining the comical genius spewing from the rest of the film, but he’s completely underselling the heat of the trademark scene.

You know how they say great athletes get tunnel vision and picture themselves as the only person on the field when they’re in the zone? That’s what Aykroyd does in the ending credits of The Great Outdoors.

Introducing: Land of 1,000 Dances, the greatest oldies dance playlist ever assembled. Harnessing all the energy of Dan Aykroyd shutting down that log cabin bar and eating a woman’s leg as if it’s a piece of chicken, Land of 1,000 Dances turns the party out and gets everyone shaking their groove things.

If anyone’s looking for me this weekend, I’ll be somewhere air-daggering on my back while Wilson Pickett blasts on the speakers:


Need a direct link to subscribe to this playlist so you can be the coolest dude on the scene this weekend? Here you go.

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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