Here's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing to All of Your Favorite Songs

From Bowie to Prince to Darude to the Super Mario theme, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's now-legendary dance has been set to a variety of music by Twitter account "AOC Dances to Every Song." Watch here.

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We're less than one week into 2019, and you probably need a break already. There's been the announcement that Elizabeth Warren will run for president, a partial government shutdown, a lot of all-caps presidential tweets, and a scandal over an unearthed video of brand-new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing with her friends in high school. To me, this video says that she's cool and smart and fun, but some conservatives were intimidated because they'll never be able to match her dance prowess. Or something.

The video shows AOC dancing happily on what looks like a rooftop, jiving with friends, and expertly wearing a pair of heels on a grate (that she managed that as a teen says a lot; I can't as a fully-fledged adult). This, apparently, was scandalous. "Congratulations New York!" wrote the person who shared the original video on Twitter, apparently snidely, to which I say, as a New Yorker...thank you?

Anyway, because the internet always comes through, a new account called "AOC Dances to Every Song" popped up on Twitter, which is...exactly what it sounds like. From Bowie to Prince to Darude to the Super Mario theme, AOC's now-legendary dance has been set to all sorts of music. The magical thing is that each new clip elicits a new kind of feeling—and now, after listening to Toto's "Africa" dubbed over it, I'm feeling all kinds of spiritual.

Here are some of the best, picked just for you by someone who did the hard work of watching every single one (not for that reason, but let's say that it was).

Toto, "Africa"

Lou Bega, "Mambo No. 5"

Britney Spears, "Toxic"

Wham!, "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"

Smash Mouth, "All Star"

Psy, "Gangnam Style"

Darude, "Sandstorm"

If this is how you, too, want to spend your weekend (and how could it not be?), you can watch all the videos here. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to dance to "Africa" and pretend I have half the grace of AOC doing it.

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Jenny Hollander
Digital Director

Jenny is the Digital Director at Marie Claire. A graduate of Leeds University, and a native of London, she moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the first intern at Bustle when it launched in 2013, and spent five years building out its news and politics department. In 2018 she joined Marie Claire, where she held the roles of Deputy Digital Editor and Director of Content Strategy before becoming Digital Director. Working closely with Marie Claire's exceptional editorial, audience, commercial, and e-commerce teams, Jenny oversees the brand's digital arm, with an emphasis on driving readership. When she isn't editing or knee-deep in Google Analytics, you can find Jenny writing about television, celebrities, her lifelong hate of umbrellas, or (most likely) her dog, Captain. In her spare time, she also writes fiction: her first novel, the thriller EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD, was published with Minotaur Books (UK) and Little, Brown (US) in February 2024 and became a USA Today bestseller. She has also written extensively about developmental coordination disorder, or dyspraxia, which she was diagnosed with when she was nine. She is currently working on her second novel.