I was listening to the song “Do You Love Me” by The Contours and, though I’ve heard the song so many times before, I never paid close attention to the lyrics:
I can mash-potato
And I can do the twist
Now tell me baby
Mmm, do you like it like this
Ha ha. The Mashed Potato? I looked it up and turns out I know exactly what dance it is. I just didn’t know it was called “The Mashed Potato.” Still better than “Twerking.”
This video came up also, it’s called An Historical Look at The Evolution of Single Dances and it’s very interesting. It’s not from a worldwide viewpoint, but it’s cool to look at how people danced back in the day. Check it out!