Courteney Cox goes viral with dance that’s a blast from the past


Courteney Cox showed off her dance skills on Friends, and two decades later, the actor proved she’s still got the moves.

Cox, who is active on social media, had a go at the viral trend which involves younger social media users asking their parents to dance how they did in the 1980s, with many videos using Bronski Beat’s 1984 Smalltown Boy for music.

The resulting videos have flooded TikTok in particular, with captions usually including hashtages such as #momdancechallenge, #daddancechallenge or #80sdancechallenge.

The Friends star uploaded her attempt on Instagram – with an additional nostalgic twist.

Cox began the video half-heartedly dancing to the usual Smalltown Boy.

But within seconds, she unzipped her jacket to reveal a Bruce Springsteen shirt as the music changed to Springsteen’s 1984 hit, Dancing in the Dark.

The video then cut to a clip of Cox appearing to wear the same shirt while dancing with Springsteen in the song’s original music video, years before she found fame on Friends.

She captioned the fun throwback with “1980’s dancing…in the dark”; both fans and celebrity friends such as Jennifer Aniston lapped it up.

Although Cox seems to have embraced her part in the “incredible” Springsteen music video, she previously admitted she didn’t think she could dance well enough to be selected.

She said Springsteen also had no idea that she was an actress planted by producers when he pulled her up on stage to dance during the filming of the video.

“I get a little embarrassed because I do feel like when I watch the video … I mean, God,” she told Howard Stern in 2022.

“Did you see my dance? It was pathetic. I’m not a bad dancer, but that was horrible. I was so nervous.”

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