Our hearts are heavy today following the news that Soul Train creator and host Brother Don Cornelius has died at the age of 75. To honor Don’s legacy and the lasting impact he made on music and pop culture (and to cheer ourselves up), we’re taking a look back at our favorite Soul Train line dances. So strap on your highest platform shoes, tease out that ‘fro (with Afro-Sheen, of course) and boogie down along with us.
10. Rosie Perez (!) kicks off the line to “So Emotional” by Whitney Houston
9. Even Spider-Man gets in on the action on “Dancing In The Sheets” by Shalamar
8. Dancer walks her man like a dog on a leash to the tune of “Living For The Weekend” by the O’Jays
7. For the love of pop, check out the moves at 1:47 to Earth, Wind And Fire’s “Happy Feeling”!
6. The synchronized moves at 1:06 to War’s “The Cisco Kid” are sheer disco bliss
5. The man at 0:50 gets down in ways unknown to “Hotline” by The Sylvers
4. Oh, the jeans! The glorious bell-bottom jeans in Chaka Khan and Rufus’ “Dance With Me”
3. That’s one smooth cat at 0:45 in this line to The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”
2. Got to love the robot at 1:07 to Kool & The Gang’s “Jungle Boogie”
1. Don Cornelius gets down on the Soul Train line to J.B.’s “Doing It To Death”