Dance Till You're Dead

Dance Till You're Dead

Updated Dec 18, 2018 at 11:25AM EST by 13acab12.

Added Apr 11, 2017 at 12:11PM EDT by Adam.

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Dance Till You're Dead is a lyric from "Heads Will Roll," an upbeat dance song by New York City indie rock band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs off their 2009 album, It's Blitz! The song's opening line, "Off with your head / Dance till you're dead," became a popular source for YouTube remix videos in the mid-2010s.


It's Blitz! was released on March 6th, 2009.[1] "Heads Will Roll" is the second track off the album, and was the album's second single, released June 29th, 2009.[2] The track charted well in Europe, peaking at #89 in the UK and #1 in Belgium's Dutch charts.


A remix of the song by A-Trak was featured in 2010's DJ Hero 2 and the 2012 film Project X. That remix has gained over 51 million views on YouTube, over 17 million more than the original song's music video.

In 2015, musician JVH-C released a remix on Soundcloud that would become the remix used in popular YouTube remix videos. As of April 11th, 2017, it has over 983,000 plays on Soundcloud and a YouTube upload of the track[3] has over 675,000 views.

On October 21st, 2016, YouTube user Poly Fox uploaded a video remix of the Brazil Dog Dance that utilized JVH-C's remix of "Heads Will Roll." The video (shown below) gained over 2.8 million views. A 10-hour remix of the video[4] gained over 9.2 million views.

Following Poly Fox's popular upload, several other remixes using JVH-C's remix began appearing on YouTube.

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