Judson Laipply

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Judson Laipply
Judson Laipply.jpg
Laipply at Blog World Expo 2008
BornMarch 22, 1976[1] (age 36)
Ohio, United States
ResidenceLakewood, Ohio[2]
NationalityAmerican
Other namesJud Laipply
Years active2006–present
Known forMotivational speaking, Comedy, Dance
Notable work(s)
  • Evolution of Dance (video)[3]
  • Evolution of Dance 2 (video)[4]
  • Might as Well Dance (book)[5]
Website
MightAsWellDance.com
 
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Judson Laipply
Judson Laipply.jpg
Laipply at Blog World Expo 2008
BornMarch 22, 1976[1] (age 36)
Ohio, United States
ResidenceLakewood, Ohio[2]
NationalityAmerican
Other namesJud Laipply
Years active2006–present
Known forMotivational speaking, Comedy, Dance
Notable work(s)
  • Evolution of Dance (video)[3]
  • Evolution of Dance 2 (video)[4]
  • Might as Well Dance (book)[5]
Website
MightAsWellDance.com

Judson Laipply (born March 22, 1976) is an American motivational speaker and dancer from Bucyrus, Ohio.[6] 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.[7] He has worked as a public speaker since 2000.[2]

The Evolution of Dance[edit]

Laipply first performed "The Evolution of Dance" in March 2001, at which time it consisted of 12 popular dance songs. In 2006, he uploaded a video of the six-minute performance to YouTube. The clip received 70 million views in under 8 months.[8] At that time, it was rated on YouTube as:[9]

It has since been surpassed by other videos, the current most viewed video of all time on YouTube being Gangnam Style.[10]

Songs in Evolution of Dance[edit]

Song[11]Artist/WorkDuration    Released
"Hound Dog"Elvis Presley0:00–0:141956
"The Twist"Chubby Checker0:14–0:311960
"Stayin' Alive"The Bee Gees0:31–0:381977
"Y.M.C.A."The Village People0:38–0:561978
"Kung Fu Fighting"Carl Douglas0:56–1:031974
"Keep On"The Brady Bunch1:03–1:171970
"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
"Dance Little Bird" (aka "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"Haddaway4:32–4:401994
"Cotton-Eyed Joe"Rednex4:40–5:011994
"Macarena"Los Del Rio5:01–5:061994
"Bye Bye Bye"'N Sync5:06–5:291999
"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

Evolution of Dance 2[edit]

The Evolution of Dance 2 video was released in January 2009.[4]

Song[12]Artist/WorkDuration    Released
"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"Larry LaPrise, Charles Macak and Tafit Baker0:55–1:091950
"Shout"The Isley Brothers1:09–1:201978
"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 Squad3.16–3.232004
"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

Evolution of Dance 3[edit]

This was announced by Judson on June 16, 2010.[13] He stated that it was in its early stages and that it was too early to give any details. In a YouTube comment he claimed he was trying to incorporate much older music and possibly include a second dancer. In a talk given at TASC (April 2) he displayed his new dance. It contains new tracks such as LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" and "Party Rock Anthem" as well as other dances such as the "Stanky Legg" by GS Boyz.

Popular culture[edit]

In December 2007, Judson appeared in an advert on the BBC for the 'dance season' during the Christmas Holidays.[14] "Evolution of Dance" was #1 on the show Rude Tube hosted by Alex Zane and Laipply was interviewed on the show. 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 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.

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://profileengine.com/groups/profile/432849350/judson-laipply
  2. ^ a b "Bluffton University To Recognize Outstanding Alumni With Awards". News Release. Bluffton University. September 27, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Evolution of Dance". YouTube. April 6, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Evolution of Dance 2". YouTube. January 9, 2009. 
  5. ^ Might as Well Dance Book - Judson Laipply's Store
  6. ^ Smith, Ryan E. (July 30, 2006). "Dance, dance: YouTube.com makes Ohioan a major video star". The Toledo Blade. 
  7. ^ Kirsner, Scott (July 30, 2006). "Low-budget viral videos attract TV-sized audiences". Boston Globe. 
  8. ^ "Judson Laipply: Biography". MightAsWellDance.com. 
  9. ^ "About the Video". TheEvolutionOfDance.com (official website of Judson Laipply). 
  10. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (December 17, 2012). "'Gangnam Style' is YouTube's all-time most-viewed video". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Songs". TheEvolutionOfDance.com. 
  12. ^ "Songs Featured in "Evolution of Dance 2"". PeopleJam.com. 
  13. ^ "News from Judson and EOD3?". YouTube. June 16, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Judson Laipply - BBC4 Advertisement". YouTube.com. December 14, 2007. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Not Afraid by Eminem
Most Viewed Video on YouTube
Ranked 19th as of June 2011
Succeeded by
"I Know You Want Me" by Pitbull