Wednesday's dance on Netflix is iconic but what is the song she dances to?

Wednesday's dance in the fourth episode of the popular Netflix series was created by Jenna Ortega who was inspired by an unlikely source

Wednesday's dance
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Wednesday's dance in the fourth episode of the Netflix hit show Wednesday has delighted fans who have dubbed it the highlight of the Addams family Netflix show.

Wednesday is the Tim Burton-directed Netflix television show that stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jenna Ortega and has been delighting fans since its recent release on the streaming platform. Fans are loving the new series, and there is one particular scene that has gone viral; Wednesday's incredible dance routine in the fourth episode titled Woe What a Night. Here's why this amazing dance scene has gone viral, and the inspiration behind this fantastic routine.

What song does Wednesday dance to?

In the series, Wednesday dances to the song Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps, and the song was reportedly selected just a week before filming. The song's popularity has skyrocketed since the release of the show and fans are loving this song was first released by The Cramps in 1980.

The song was initially released in 1962 when it was originally written and recorded by Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads. However, this version failed to hit the charts and it wasn't until The Cramps covered the song a few decades later that it gained attention.


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On TikTok, a video of Wednesday's dance scene has been paired with a sped-up version of Lady Gaga's song Bloody Mary. The spooky song pairs perfectly with this dance and fans are also streaming this song as well as Goo Goo Muck.

In a new viral trend, people are now dancing like Wednesday to the Lady Gaga song, even though it isn't the song that actually features in this dance scene.


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What was the inspiration behind Wednesday's dance?

In an interview with some of the cast members from the show, Jenna Ortega opened up about the creative process behind the choreography for the dance.

"I actually felt really insecure about this, I choreographed that myself and I think it's very obvious that I'm not a dancer or choreographer," said the actress.

In another interview with TV Guide, Jenna revealed that she was inspired by a dance video she watched online of 'goths kids' dancing in the 1980s. "They made a reference in the script to Suzie and the Banshees, so I looked at a lot of performances of theirs live," said Jenna. 

"I found a lot of footage, there's like hours worth of footage, of goth kids in clubs in the 80s dancing. And it's nice to kind of see them enjoy themselves a little bit and I took some of the stuff they do and added it towards the end just as like a free improvising dancing back and forth style," she said. She also added that she added some fosse dancing into the routine, and it took her two days to pull it completely together.

Fans have already binge-watched the series and are trying to understand the ending of Wednesday. The show left viewers with a lot of unanswered questions and many are hopeful that a second season of the show will be commissioned so that these storylines can be neatly tied up.

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