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.

10. Elmo Teaches Me How To Dougie

Watching this video makes you realize how family-friendly the Dougie is compared to other dances (see: "Superman That Hoe"). And this guy in the Elmo suit actually pulls it off pretty well. Considering the suit.

9. Justin Bieber shows Barbara Walters How to Dougie

Sadly, the Dougie's biggest messiah (and biggest killer) happens to be Justin Bieber, who does the Dougie pretty much everywhere, and teaches everyone he can how to do it, too. Perhaps he should teach himself before teaching Babs...

8. Everyone's Doing It.

Although not one Dougie, this compilation video shows the power and popularity of the Dougie dance. And how everyone, of all shapes and sizes, got in on the action this year.

7. Chris Brown "Teach Me How To Dougie"

Chris Brown may have been incarcerated, but he's still one of the best dancers in R&B. And he shows it here, too, with a damn near perfect Dougie. Note how no women are around him. Something about flailing arms, we imagine.

6. 49ers 'Teach Me How To Dougie'

Now that's how to you do a Dougie celebration. Clean, well-executed, teammates surrounding you, and no penalty on the play. Take that, New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards who we may or may not see later on in this list.

5. CNN: Wolf Blitzer Does The Dougie at the Soul Train Awards

You know a dance has reached tipping point when CNN's Wolf Blitzer does it at the Soul Train Awards.

4. Braylon Edwards Dougies His Way To a Penalty

Who says the Dougie can't be thuggish? In one of the more creative uses of the Dougie, Braylon Edwards does a Dougie after a touchdown catch to taunt his defender for trying to stop him. Yes, he got a 15-yard penalty. But it was so worth it, I'm sure.

3. Washington Wizards Rookie John Wall Does The Dougie

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall can be found all over YouTube, doing the Dougie everywhere -- from team practice sessions to game introductions. But this may be the best one: On live TV, Wall proceeds to Dougie during his debut NBA introduction for almost 30 seconds.

2. Idiot Dancer hit by ice cream truck while doing "The Dougie"

This guy gets major points for dedication -- and for mixing the art of the Dougie with the art of Jackass. And for being in one of the funniest videos of the year. In hopes of really getting a good Dougie video, this dancer proceeds to Dougie... on a busy street... only to be hit by an ice cream truck. It's a Dallas hip-hop mash-up, really.

1. Teach Me How To Panda

OK, so this whole list isn't really fair. Because the best Dougie of the year isn't even by a human. Rather, it comes to us from a Panda. In captivity. Debate all you want whether he's really doing the dougie. It's still the most adorable Dougie video ever.

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