The Hampster Dance is a Web page (initially a GeoCities page) that features multiple rows of animated
Hampster Dance was created by Deidre LaCarte in homage to her pet hamster, Hampton Hampster. The clip is a nine-second looped WAV file, which was actually taken from a sped-up version of Miller's "Whistle Stop", a song composed for the Walt Diseny cartoon "Robin Hood" in 1973.
The website went viral in 1999 after being spread through email and blogs.
A trance version of the Hampster Dance song was released in 2000, and became a hit in several countries, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005, CNET crowned the Hampster Dance as the No.1 Internet fad.
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