Limbo Song, List of 35 Best Limbo SongsMatt Campbell

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We have created a list of our favorite best limbo songs for weddings. The Limbo started on the island of Trinidad in the 1950’s as a form of folk dance. The limbo dance starts with one person one each end of a pole holding the pole horizontally. Then, a single line forms behind the pole. The limbo dancers must pass under the horizontal pole backward at the waist without touching the pole and not touching the ground with their back. Hence, we get the word limbo to mean ‘limber’. If the dancer touches the pole or the ground, the dancer is to no longer participate in the dance. Then, as the line of limbo dancers completes the original height, about shoulder high, the pole is lowered about 6 inches. The pole is lowered with each line’s successful passing until a winner has been declared. The limbo is a great audience participation dance at more casual wedding receptions. Be sure to have the bride and groom start the line!

The type of music played during the limbo dance usually has a Caribbean flavor. The music has a great groove to it and makes people want to see how low they can go.

Our Top 5 Best Limbo Songs for Weddings: 1) Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker, 2) Stir It Up – Bob Marley, 3) Low Rider – War, 4) Iko Iko – Belle Stars, 5) Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin.

Best Limbo Song?

B-52’s – Love Shack

Barry Manilow – Copacabana

Belle Stars – Iko Iko

Bob Marley – Stir It Up

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Soul Limbo

Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot

Champs – Tequila

Chubby Checker – Let’s Limbo Some More

Chubby Checker – Limbo Rock

Chubby Checker – Mary Ann Limbo

Daria – Do The Limbo

Fat Boys – Wipeout

Flo Rida – Low

Frankie Anderson – The Limbo Song

Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song

Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)

Inner Circle – Bad Boys

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Jan & Dean – Surf City

Jim Carrey – Cuban Pete from “The Mask”

Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville

Lil Jon & Eastside Boyz – Get Low

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Miami Sound Machine – Conga

Mr Carter – Limbo

Soca Boys – Follow The Leader

The Andrews Sisters – Hula Ba Luau

The B-52s – Rock Lobster

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA

The Champs – Limbo Rock

The Surfaris – Wipe Out

The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

War – Low Rider

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