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The Locomotion

The Locomotion

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"Everybody's doin' a brand new dance now (C'mon baby do the loco-motion)". In 1987 Kylie Minogue reached number one with her hit single "Loco-Motion". And with the song came a "brand new dance".

Technically speaking though the dance wasn't new since the record and dance were a cover of a 1960s song by Little Eva.


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Do You Remember The Locomotion?

Do You Remember The Locomotion?

  • Anonymous user
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    They actually taught us the locomotion in gym when I was in grade school. It was super cool. LOL
  • Anonymous user
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    I don't remember a thing I wasn't born until 1991. Sounds real stupid though.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember dancing round the living room when it came on. I look back on it now and shake my head in shame!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember doing it at a grade 6-8 school dance.
  • Anonymous user
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    "#You've got to swing your hips now" All the instructiosn are there in the song, Mr Editor. "#I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance now. Oooo-oooh."
  • Anonymous user
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    The Locomotion is easy to do, you can even do it when you're feeling blue. Everybody had to form a chain by putting their hands on the hips of the person in front of them and then danced around the room in a chain like the carriages on a train, picking up more people on the end as they went. A couple of years ago we performed the Locomotion in a retro pub in NZ called Barneys (it even had a dance floor with flashing squares) and it was a massive hit with the other punters.