Tootsee Roll

Song: 69 Boyz "Tootsee Roll" (1994)

1994 was the year of major musical breakthroughs: Nas dropped Illmatic, Kurt Cobain was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Aaliyah, Brandy, and Usher all dropped their debut albums, and a crew from Florida dropped one of the biggest summertime hits of all time, coined after a popular piece of candy.

Pre-90s babies can still remember the magnitude of the Tootsee Roll, which appeared on the group's platinum-selling debut album 199Quad. The Miami bass jam was the brainchild of the young crew of eight who had offensive names like "Quick Skeet" and "Busta Nut." Though people mainly consider the dance to be the leg-rolling move, they forget it's an entire line dance too, equipped with commands, making it a former favorite for college parties.

The opening rap of the song starts off with, "I don't know what you've been told, it ain't the butterfly it's the tootsee roll," so no one got the dances twisted (even though they're pretty much the same thing). 199Quad was re-released in 2006, and to this day "Tootsee Roll" is hailed as a '90s cult favorite.

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