Top 10: Dance Scenes from the 90s

Videos with dance scenes are always a mood maker: We couldn’t resist to put together our top 90s dance scenes, including Scent of a Woman, Titanic and Fatboy Slim “Praise You”

A few years ago, when I was still young and had just come to Berlin, I found myself at a house party in the early morning hours that babbled along so late, the gay couple next door was raiding their liquor cabinet for us at regular intervals and everyone in the motley group was so happy about the get-together, that no one really wanted to go home. An acquaintance of mine, Dave, was taking care of the music – it was, as far as I can remember, predominantly electronic music from a really professional DJ booth – and at some point I asked for a song you could really move to.

Not a minute had elapsed before a tango was coming out of the speakers and I was invited to dance. I’m reminded of this moment every time that melody plays. And of the days of carefree youth, and how good music has been for me in the time between. That’s why we here at the hey woman! headquarters have put together a few videos that will make you want to jump up from your desk (or the dinner table) and give yourself mindlessly over to the music:

1. Scent of a Woman (1992)

Directed by: Martin Brest
Staring: Al Pacino & Chris O’Donnell

2. Sister Act II – Back in the Habit (1993)

Directed by: Bill Duke
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, James Coburn & Maggie Smith

3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Directed  by: Quentin Terentino
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson & Uma Thurman

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Tom Hanks & Robin Wright

5. Seinfeld (1996)

Created by: Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
Directed by: Art Wolff, Tom Cherones, Andy Ackerman, David Steinberg & David Owen Trainor
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards & Jason Alexander
Here: Season 8, Episode 4

6. Titanic (1997)

Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet

7. Talented Mr Ripley (1999)

Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett & Philip Seymour Hoffman

8. Fatboy Slim “Praise You” (1999)

Producer: Norman Cook
Single by Fat Boy Slim from the album You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Music label Skint (UK), Astralwerks (US)

Video: Directed by Spike Jonze with Roman Coppola

9. 10 things I hate about you (1999)

Directed by: Gil Junger
Starring: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

10. Friends (1999)

Directed by: Kevin Bright (Written by: David Crane & Marta Kauffman)
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry & David Schwimmer
Here: “The One with the Routine” (Season 6, Episode 10)

Thanks to Okka for her inspirational post.
Translation: Melissa Frost

Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.