The Best Flash Mobs on YouTube

Flash Mobs have a unique way of getting our attention and bringing a smile to our face. After all, what’s more enjoyable than watching a group of strangers spontaneously break out into a staged number in front of many onlookers.

A lot of hard work and dedication goes into creating a flash mob. Let’s take a journey back in time and look at some of the best flash mobs out there.


Ohio State Union

Information: According to the description on YouTube, Ohio State University opened up the new Ohio Union building to students and staff in 2010. What starts out as a single person dancing to the Glee cover of “Don’t Stop Believing,” quickly turns into hundreds of dancers by the end of the song.

Why It’s Great: A college is one of the last places you would expect to see a flash mob due to the fact that students are there to learn and expand upon their education, but the students and staff at Ohio State University are there to have fun while learning! It’s enjoyable to see the students and staff cheering and clapping, especially when the university’s president and mascot join in on the fun!


Antwerp Sound of Music

Information: According to the description on YouTube, in 2009, over 200 dancers filled the Central Station of Antwerp in Belgium for a production act by a TV company, searching for an actress to play the leading role of Maria for the The Sound Of Music. This was accomplished with only two rehearsals!

Why It’s Great: Besides the flawless choreography, the look of pure joy and amazement on the face of onlookers is truly endearing and heartwarming to watch. This trip to the train station will be one that passengers are sure to remember.


Official Michael Jackson Flash Mob for Haiti

Information: According to the YouTube video, after the tragic earthquake that devastated Haiti, Flash Mob America flash mobbers raised $3,000 and donated 100 percent of the proceeds toward the relief effort.

Why It’s Great: Besides being a touching tribute to the “King of Pop,” the purpose behind this flash mob is truly remarkable, showing the goodness and generosity of people willing to help those in need.


Proposal in Washington Square Park

Information: According to the YouTube video, a woman gets the surprise of her life when she is suddenly surrounded by dancing couples and her boyfriend proposes to her in New York Times Square

Why It’s Great: It shows romance is not dead and that chivalry still exists. The effort this gentleman went through to propose to his girlfriend is truly amazing — by the way, she said yes!


The Old Republic Freeze Mob

Information: Not all flash mobs consist of giant dance numbers. Many of them consist of people freezing into place, just like in this video. According to the YouTube video, this freeze mob was created in order to celebrate the release of the new “Star Wars” game “STAR WARS: The Old Republic.”

Why It’s Great: Who doesn’t love “Star Wars” and seeing epic lightsaber battles? It was extremely enjoyable to watch the fans celebrate the release of something they loved, and considering how fast people scrambled to get out their cameras to take pictures of the event, it’s clear that they seemed to enjoy it as well!


Food Court Musical

Information: According to the YouTube video, the group Improv Everywhere had 16 “undercover agents” in a Los Angeles mall perform a “spontaneous musical number.”

Why It’s Great: The reactions of mall patrons, as the actors randomly break out into song and dance, is absolutely priceless. What’s more, the song is extremely catchy and will be stuck your head all day.

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