Harry, George, and Other Random White Boys Who Can Bust A Move
by Marissa Ellis
We love white boys who can just bust a move. They not only give hope to all their rhythm-less brethren but also make entertainment just that much more entertaining. Isn’t a dancing President so much more fun than a non-dancing one? We kid, of course. So in all playfulness and non-seriousness, here are our picks for random white boys who can two-step with the best of ’em.
It’s no secret that Prince Harry’s older brother William loves to boogie, but it was the royal red-head that got to show off his smooth moves while he was in Jamaica this past week, celebrating the 60 year reign of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth. I mean, the whole idea of the Diamond Jubilee Tour tour is laughable since it takes Prince Harry to former British colonies of color in celebration of its symbolic colonizer but we digress. If this video of Harry winding with a Jamaican dance troupe doesn’t impress you, we don’t know what will. This boy is pretty slick. We can tell that he wanted to take it further but had to reign in his excitement lest he get into the dirty dancehall zone.
This scene of George Bush breaking it down West African style is 39 seconds of pure fun. During a 2007 event at the White House marking the first American Malaria Awareness Day, Bush caught the African spirit and got down with the KanKouran West African Dance Company. We must say,he looked so happy and joyful that it was one of the tender moments that made us appreciate George W. Bush for the the character he is (we’d never consider him a good President). His stiff wife Laura Bush, on the other hand, looked quite embarrassed at the fact that she never knew her country Texan boy had so much soul.
We already knew Paul Wall had swag. You’ve seen him sway in his videos and we all know he’s married to a sistah, we just had to convince you further with this video of the Houston rapper swaying and shimmying a little harder than he usually does.
This video was like WHOA! Hottie actor Channing Tatum definitely paid his dues, and now you ladies will get to enjoy. Who knew that he could move like this?? US Weekly unearthed the 1999 video of Tatum dancing in a “Chippendales-style” venue called Male Encounter in 1999. Basically, he worked as an exotic dancer and got almost naked while busting out some hardcore choreography. His salacious routine eventually got him noticed by an agent, who cast him in the Ricky Martin “She Bangs” video. The rest is history of course.
Tom Cruise never ceases to amaze us, especially since that jumping-on-the-couch episode on Oprah, but we’d have to say that this has to surpass that episode as most delightfully shocking. Cruise appeared on the 2010 MTV movie awards with J.LO and performed a dance move in character as Les Grossman of Tropic Thunder. It was pretty wild and unexpected. And of course, we remember the whole rendition he did at the end of the film. It was obvious that Cruise just needed a disguise to help him let loose. It’s been a minute since he busted his “Risky Business” routine.
Sam Rockwell is gonna give Ellen DeGeneres a run for her money as the dancing machine of Hollywood . The Charlie Angels and Iron Man II actor loves to get down to James Brown, and is pretty showy with his moves. Check out his very spirited entrance on the Jimmy Fallon show.
Justin Timberlake is an obvious one, isn’t he? He’s not even high on our list of hot white boys (sorry but we can’t forget how he punk’d out during the Janet Jackson Superbowl fiasco), but we can’t deny that the ‘N Sync–er can move!
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