Judson Laipply

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Judson Laipply (born March 22, 1976) is an American internet celebrity from Bucyrus, Ohio. He served as the state president of The Ohio Association of Student Councils from 1993 to 1994. He is best known for his performance in the Evolution of Dance viral video clip, which became one of the most famous YouTube videos ever. He has worked as a public speaker since 2000.

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"Evolution of Dance"

In 2001, Laipply originally performed "Evolution of Dance", at which time it consisted of 12 popular dance songs of the late 20th century. In the video, he is seen performing various dance moves on stage with a spot light pointing at him and sounds of audience cheering and clapping in the background. +more Three years later, he uploaded a video of the six-minute performance to YouTube. The clip received 70 million views in under 8 months. At that time, it was rated on YouTube as: * #1 Most Viewed All Time Video on YouTube. com * #1 Top Rated Video on YouTube. com * #3 Most Discussed Video on YouTube. com.

It has since been surpassed by other videos.

Songs in Evolution of Dance

SongArtist/WorkDurationReleased
"Hound Dog"Elvis Presley0:00-0:141956
"The Twist"Chubby Checker0:14-0:311960
"Stayin' Alive"Bee Gees0:31-0:381977
"+moreC. A. _(song)'>Y. M. C. A. "The Village People0:38-0:561978
"Kung Fu Fighting"Carl Douglas0:56-1:031974
"Keep On"The Brady Bunch1:03-1:171974
"Greased Lightnin'"John Travolta1:17-1:281978
"You Shook Me All Night Long"AC/DC1:28-1:421980
"Billie Jean"Michael Jackson1:42-1:491983
"Thriller"Michael Jackson1:50-1:581983
"Oompa Loompa"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory1:58-2:041971
"Mr. Roboto"Styx2:04-2:141983
"Break Dance (Electric Boogie) Trip Theory Mix"West Street Mob2:14-2:281983
"Walk Like an Egyptian"The Bangles2:28-2:361986
"Chicken Dance"Bob Kames2:36-2:421982
"Mony Mony"Billy Idol2:42-2:571981
"Ice Ice Baby"Vanilla Ice2:57-3:111990
"U Can't Touch This"MC Hammer3:12-3:421990
"Love Shack"The B-52's3:42-3:461989
"Apache (Jump on it)"Sugarhill Gang3:46-4:031981
"Jump Around"House of Pain4:03-4:151992
"Baby Got Back"Sir Mix-A-Lot4:15-4:221992
"Tubthumping"Chumbawamba4:22-4:321997
"What Is Love"Haddaway4:32-4:401993
"Cotton-Eyed Joe"Rednex4:40-5:011994
"Macarena"Los Del Rio5:01-5:061995
"Bye Bye Bye"'N Sync5:06-5:292000
"Lose Yourself"Eminem5:29-5:332002
"Hey Ya!"Outkast5:33-5:392003
"Dirt Off Your Shoulder"Jay-Z5:39-5:492004
"Ice Ice Baby" (Lyrics played: Yo, let's get out of here! Word to your mother)Vanilla Ice5:49-5:521990
"Bye Bye Bye" (Lyrics played: Bye, bye, bye)'N Sync5:52-6:002000
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Evolution of Dance 2

The Evolution of Dance 2 video, the sequel to the video sensation "Evolution of Dance" was released on December 17, 2008, as part of a national viral marketing campaign.

SongArtist/WorkDurationReleased
"I Got You (I Feel Good)"James Brown0:10-0:301965
"My Girl"The Temptations0:30-0:391964
"Proud Mary"Ike & Tina Turner0:39-0:501971
"The Hustle"Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony0:50-0:551975
"Hokey Pokey"Ray Anthony0:55-1:091950
"Shout"The Isley Brothers1:09-1:201959
"Tequila"The Champs1:21-1:301958
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"The Proclaimers1:31-1:381988
"Pump Up the Jam"Technotronic1:38-1:561989
"I'm Too Sexy"Right Said Fred1:56-2:111992
"Electric Boogie"Marcia Griffiths2:11-2:311989
"My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"En Vogue2:31-2:421992
"Tootsee Roll"69 Boyz2:43-2:561994
"Cha Cha Slide"DJ Casper2:57-3:162000
"Lean Back"Terror Squad3. +more16-3. 232004
"Here It Goes Again"OK Go3:23-3:322006
"London Bridge"Fergie3:32-3:422006
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)"Soulja Boy3:42-4:002007
"Shout" (Lyrics played: "Now, wait a minute")The Isley Brothers4:00-4:021959
"I'm Too Sexy" (Lyrics played: "I'm too sexy for this song")Right Said Fred4:02-4:051992
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Evolution of Dance 3

This was announced by Judson on June 16, 2010. He stated that it was in its early stages and that it was too early to give any details. +more In a YouTube comment he claimed he was trying to incorporate much older music and possibly include a second dancer. It was uploaded in April 2016, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Evolution of Dance.

SongArtist/WorkDurationReleased
"Johnny B. +more Goode"Chuck Berry0:05-0:131958
"Time Warp"The Rocky Horror Picture Show (soundtrack)0:14-0:361975
"Born to Hand Jive"Sha Na Na0:36-0:561978
"Beat It"Michael Jackson0:56-1:131983
"Sweet Child O' Mine"Guns N' Roses1:13-1:301988
"Vogue"Madonna1:30-1:381990
"Hanging Tough"New Kids on the Block1:38-1:481988
"Rollin'"Limp Bizkit1:48-2:042000
"It's Not Unusual"Tom Jones2:04-2:201965
"Peanut Butter Jelly Time"Chip-Man & The Buckwheat Boyz2:20-2:312005
"Hips Don't Lie"Shakira2:31-2:412006
"Cupid Shuffle"Cupid2:41-2:542007
"Wobble"V. I. C. 2:54-3:132008
"Stanky Legg"GS Boyz3:13-3:192008
"Single Ladies"Beyoncé3:19-3:312008
"Moving Like Berney"ISA3:31-3:382010
"Party Rock Anthem"LMFAO3:38-3:432011
"I'm Sexy and I Know It"LMFAO3:43-3:482011
"Call Me Maybe"Carly Rae Jepsen3:48-3:552011
"Gangnam Style"PSY3:55-4:062012
"Wrecking Ball"Miley Cyrus4:06-4:222013
"Watch Me"Silento4:22-4:292015
"Hit The Quan"ILoveMemphis4:29-4:372015
"Hotline Bling"Drake4:37-4:522015
"So Long, Farewell"The Sound of Music (soundtrack)4:52-5:041965
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Popular culture

In December 2007, Judson appeared in an advert on the BBC for the 'dance season' during the Christmas Holidays. "Evolution of Dance" was #1 on the show Rude Tube hosted by Alex Zane and Laipply was interviewed on the show. +more Judson was also featured in the music video for Weezer's song "Pork and Beans" along with several other Internet celebrities.

In February 2010 the video was used as a question reference on the game show Jeopardy! in the 2010 college championships. In "The Delivery" episode of +moreS. _TV_series)'>The Office, Andy Bernard does the dance sans music as a pregnancy distraction for Pam. In 2011, Judson also appeared on Tosh. 0, hosted by Daniel Tosh. The video has been parodied numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon through variations such as "Evolution of Mom Dancing" (guest-starring Michelle Obama) or "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (guest-starring Will Smith) among others.

He did another video, called "The Evolution of the Touchdown Dance", which included memorable NFL touchdown dances, like "The Ickey Shuffle", Joe Horn's cell phone celebration, and famous celebrations from Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.

In December 2015, he appeared in YouTube's annual YouTube Rewind.

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