What Is The Hamster Dance Song?

by Hamster Care

The Hamster Dance Song is a cheerful little dance song with few lyrics and a catchy chorus featuring a quick-talking hamster. It was inspired by the popular website Hampsterdance.com. While most people cringe at the Hamster Dance song, it is one of those guilty listening pleasures, similar to Aqua’s dance song “Barbie Girl.”


The Hamster Dance was inspired by the website Hamsterdance.com, which was created in 1998 to compete with another friend’s site for the most hits. One year later, The Cuban Boys covered Hampton the Hamster’s “The Hamster Dance” with a sample from Roger Miller’s Whistle Stop.

Aside from the Radio Edit, there are a few other mixes. The Hamster Dance remixes are as follows:

  • Radio Edit
  • Club Mix
  • Extended Mix
  • Snapshot Remix
  • Tom Stevens Remix

The song peaked at #38 on the Canadian pop charts over the last two weeks, but performed much better in Australia, reaching #5. Where could it be improved? Of course, on Radio Disney! Although it debuted at #16 in 2000, the song remained on Radio Disney’s top 30 countdown for 7 years before exiting in 2007.

Movies featuring “The Hamster Dance Song”

The Hamster Dance Song was featured in the 2001 film See Spot Run, starring David Arquette and Anthony Anderson. The scene that is played over is the one in the pet store where the dog, the kid, and Arquette are trapped inside while two mob guys try to capture the dog. Are We There Yet?, starring Ice Cube and Nia Long, was the other film. Ice Cube and the daughter of the girl he likes argue about what music to listen to as he drives them to their destination. Ice Cube prefers hip-hop, while the girl prefers bubblegum pop. Finally, the girl turns on “The Hamster Dance,” and the song plays as they walk.


There are few lyrics to the song. There is one main verse and some lines of talking and then the main chorus, which a combination of “Di”‘s and “Deeb”‘s and “Do”‘s.

YEEHAW!! Here we go. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.

Alright everybody now here we go. It’s a brand new version of the dosido. Just stomp your feet and clap your hands. Come on everybody it’s the hamster dance. Bounce in time to the beat. Hey you don’t even have to move your feet. Just shake your thang; let me see you move. Now spin it around and feel the groove.

YEEHAA!! Lets try itYou’re catching on. YEEHAA!! Terrific.

Come on everybody. Clap your hands. Come on everybody. It’s the hamster dance. Come on everybody. Let’s Clap you hands. Come on everybody. It’s the hamster dance. Here comes the music.

Hampton the hamster collection

Hampton the Hamster has a few other songs that are just as entertaining. They are included in the collection “Hamsterdance Hits” and include the following songs:

  • The Hamsterdance song (radio edit)
  • Thank God I’m a Country Boy (Yes, it’s the John Denver song)
  • Hamster Party
  • Dance to the Music
  • The Hamsterdance Song (extended mix)
  • The Hamsterdance Song (club mix)

Europop fun

The song “Hamster Dance” has a great bubblegum Europop, Techno feel to it. It has a simple beat, simple lyrics, and a fun little melody that has lasted nearly ten years. It was popular in 2000, as it was in 2005, and as it is today. You’ll know the lyrics after a few listens, just like everyone knows the rap to Ice Ice Baby and Barbie Girl.

Similar artists or music

If you enjoy Europop music, such as the Hamster Dance song, you should listen to the following artists:

  • Aqua: BarbieCandyman
  • Toybox: Tarzan and Jane
  • Vengaboys: We Like to Party. They are also featured on the Six Flags commercial.
  • Hannah Montana. Fun pop songs.

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By HamsterCareTip.Com

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