Listomania: The 10 Best Dougie Dance Renditions of 2010

2010, again, proved a big year for The Dougie, the Dallas-born dance that has effectively taken over touchdown celebrations and dancefloors alike, and thrust the Dallas hip-hop scene into the international limelight. Thank Lil Wil's "My Dougie," which paid homage to Doug E. Fresh and the movie Paid in Full back in 2008. Or thank SoCal's Cali Swag District and their mega-hit "Teach Me How To Dougie," which stole the song's swagger without, as Lil Wil notes, passing along any of the credit.

Debate all you want how the craze started. But this much isn't up for discussion: Everyone -- news reporters, sports stars and animals alike -- did the Dougie in 2010. Some did it before screaming fans, some earned 15-yard penalties for doing it, and others, sure enough, got a hospital bill.

After the jump, a compilation that could only exist in 2010: The Best 10 Dougie Dances of 2010, as based on execution and creativity of the not-so-ancient Dallas art form.

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