Top Ten Gene Kelly Dances

This man is the role-model of triple-threats! Here are some examples:
The Top Ten
1 Singin in the Rain

The most iconic dance number in all cinematic history! The dancing isn't his best, but the mixture of the dance, song, and atmosphere make this scene memorable.

2 I Like Myself
3 Babbit and the Bromide

A number featuring Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire needs to be high on this list. Their chemistry, class, and dancing ability make it obvious they had a fun time.

4 You Wonderful You (instrumental)

Reprising the "wonderful" song, Gene Kelly dances with a crack in the floor, a table, and a newspaper.

5 The Worry Song

While Gene Kelly's dancing in this song is great, the amazing part of this number is his genuine interactions with a fictional cartoon character. We never thought Gene would dance with Jerry the Mouse, but it turned out to be a brilliant cartoon overlapping live-action.

6 Alter-Ego

Like The Worry Song, the dancing is cool, but an even cooler part is him dancing with himself. They overlap the background with another Gene Kelly, a little more faded, representing his alter-ego. Together, they share an intense dance.

7 I Got Rhythm

A classic Gershwin song which, in this case, Gene Kelly teaches a bunch of French kids English words. There is a break where he teaches them dance moves. It is a ton of fun.

8 Living in a Big Way (stunt scene)

An underrated one, this scene doesn't feature too much dancing but has Gene Kelly having fun with kids in a hanging place. Watch this scene for incredible stunts.

9 Tango/Tap Dance (Anchors Aweigh)

An unnamed dance Gene Kelly does in a fantasy where he tries to rescue his captured damsel in distress. First, he taps while doing the tango by himself with some cool spins. At the end, he does some cool stunts to get her.

10 Let Me Call You Sweetheart (mop dance)

This is a fun dance with classic Gene Kelly hoofing.

The Contenders
11 Moses Supposes

I think this is hands down Gene Kelly's greatest number. It shows his athletic dynamism at the height of his career. Donald is great, but the eye always drifts back to Gene Kelly. You can freeze-frame this number at any point, and Gene will look more open, higher, more extended, just more balanced.

When you do that with Babbit and Bromide with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, you literally can't tell. They are both equally fantastic in their respective styles. One final comment - according to Gene Kelly's wife, Patricia, Gene said that Moses Supposes was the best work he ever did on film! So the man himself would have voted this number one!

12 Dream Sequence from an American in Paris
13 Summer Stock

This is one of the best. It starts out with him dancing to no music, so you can clearly hear the tapping.

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