34 Songs That Make People Ages 25-37 Uncontrollably Grind
This list has school chaperones everywhere shaking.
"Too Close" by Next
The lyrics, "Baby, when we're grindin', I get so excited...Oh, you're dancin' real close, 'plus it's real, real slow/ You know you're makin' it hard for me," are literally what middle school dances are all about.
"Stand Up" by Ludacris feat. Shawna
Ludacris is basically a potent grinding catalyst.
"Tipsy" by J-Kwon
A bunch of teens singing about underage drinking surely made your seventh grade teachers feel great.
"Wait (The Whisper Song)" by the Ying Yang Twins
A bunch of teens making hissing sounds (like they were talking Parseltongue) and moaning noises also surely made your seventh grade teachers feel great.
"Still Fly" by Big Tymers
Increased the demand for gator boots.
"Where The Party At?" by Jagged Edge
Literally had everyone shouting, "Where the party at? Uh ooooooooooooh/ Uh oh oh oh /Uh oooooooooh," as they awkwardly bumped into each other on the dance floor.
"Peaches and Cream" by 112
Invented peaches and cream long before Call Me By Your Name.
"Back That Azz Up" by Juvenile
~Scientific fact~: Hearing the words, "Cash Money Records taking over for the '99 and the 2000" involuntarily made you shake your azz.
"Shake Ya Tailfeather" by P. Diddy, Nelly, and Murphy Lee
Had you moving around like you were playing Dance Dance Revolution.
"What's Your Fantasy" by Ludacris feat. Shawna
Again, if you played Ludacris, the 14-year-olds would grind.
"Get Low" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
There is nothing more deafening than a group of teens screaming in a gymnasium:
"To the window, to the wall!
Til the sweat drop down my balls.
Til all these bitches crawl."
"Yeah!" by Usher
Nothing got everyone on the dance floor faster than hearing, "Peace up/ A-Town down."
"Pass That Dutch" by Missy Elliott
Beat stronger than a Livestrong bracelet.
"In Da Club" by 50-Cent
Lyrics and a beat as smooth as a Juicy Couture tracksuit.
"What's Luv?" by Fat Joe feat. Ashanti
Ashanti, like the ~lemon~ in Pepsi Twist, is the key ingredient in turning something good into something awesome (and in this case making a song grind-worthy).
"Get Busy" by Sean Paul
This song probably smells like puberty, sweat, and cheap body mist.
"Temperature" by Sean Paul
As soon as you heard, "Well woman the way the time cold I wanna be keepin' you warm/ I got the right temperature for shelter you from the storm" you knew it was time to dip low.
"Lean Back" by Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe and Remy Ma
A lot of awkward elbowing as everyone tried to grind and lean back on the dance floor.
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy ft. Rikrok
Nothing said "U & Me = 4EVA" more than grinding with your middle school crush to Shaggy's ode to passing the peen around.
"Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Dr. Dre had a lowrider. You had a tin can on wheels.
"Pony" by Ginuwine
Nothing turned the dance floor at your high school into the ~champagne room~ faster than this song.
"My Neck, My Back" by Khia
Introduced millions to ass-eating.
"Magic Stick" by Lil' Kim feat. 50-Cent
Introduced millions to "magic clits."
"Get It Poppin" by Fat Joe and Nelly
The third song at almost every school dance.
"Freak Like Me" by Adina Howard
An anthem that made it OK to want to get down and freaky (even if you were a virgin with no prospects of having sex anytime soon).
"Are You That Somebody" by Aaliyah
A perennial classic from a gorgeous angel.
"Motivation" by Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne
I think about this lyric a lot: "I turn that thing into a rain-forest/ Rain on my head, call that brainstorming."
"There It Go (The Whistle Song)" by Juelz Santana
Just reading the title of this song gets the whistle stuck in my head.
"I Know What You Want" by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey
An underrated Mariah gem.
"Oye Me Canto" by Nina Sky and Daddy Yankee
*Drops it low while singing "woahhhh, woahhh ohhhh."
"Gasolina" by Daddy Yankee
Lit up every suburban cul-de-sac with reggaeton.
"My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas
Arguably the weirdest/worst lyrics of all-time that had all middle schoolers shaking their milky milky cocoa?
"Hot In Herre" by Nelly
OK, so "Hot In Herre" didn't create grinding, but I think we can all agree this is its official anthem.
"No Diggity" by Blackstreet
And here's the playlist: