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Power Ranking The THON 2023 Line Dance Lyrics

Wake up babe, the line dance lyrics dropped.

The Dancer Relations committee cooked up some serious bangers for THON 2023. Between Chad Powers references and witty plays on words (talking about you, El JeFTK), this year’s lyrics were heat.

We power ranked the top 10 lines in all their glory. Did your favorite make the list?

10. Miles’ mustache stole our hearts // Nicki, SZA top the charts

This is your sign to grow a mustache. Miles Teller did a good thing for Penn State by inspiring its men to show their whiskers to the world. From one ‘stache lover to the next, thank you.

Additionally, Penn State barbz were hollering for this line. After going viral months ago, PSUBarbz is still active and dedicated to Nicki Minaj on Instagram. Representation matters.

9. Messi best in the arena // Vamos vamos Argentina!

If you’re a Christian Pulisic or Kylian Mbappé girlie, we’re sorry about this line. In December, the world stopped to watch the 2022 World Cup Final between Argentina and France. Lionel Messi led the way and maintained his “GOAT” status to bring to championship home to Argentina. Respect.

8. Phillies dancing on their own // MSG, Harry’s home

Spreading a lil love to our “right outside of Philly” friends. We love you, and you deserved a shoutout for your emotional year in sports.

As for Harry…every gal and guy at Penn State has been swooning over him. The lucky ones even took a trip to New York City this August and September. Could this line be foreshadowing for the surprise concert? Placing it in the top 10 is what we call ~manifesting.~

7. Lea Michele, Broadway’s choice // Elvis rizz, Austin’s voice

Lea Michele be like:

In other news, Austin Butler is broken. He accidentally can’t stop talking live Elvis. This is epigenetics. Someone on the line dance committee deserves a raise for this super niche line.

6. El JeFTK, grand debut // Week of gratitude, thank you!

We’re salivating thinking about El Jefe’s burritos. In September, the downtown restaurant raised $22,085 all For The Kids. It was low-key shocking…and really impressive. The taco time went so well that it’s becoming an annual event going forward. Besides, El JeFTK is such a creative play on words. Well done, THON.

5. Show your outfit on rushTOK // Will gets mad, Chris gets rocked

Kylan Darnell, this one’s for you <3 You singlehandedly crushed rushTok and inspired generations of Penn State’s Panhellenic community to come.

The Slap Heard ‘Round The World. We will never forget where we were when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock live on national television at the Academy Awards. It’ll go down in infamy. The Dancer Relations committee better keep their third eye open in case Smith takes a trip to the BJC.

4. Swifties cancel Ticketmaster // Someone make the queue go faster!

In case you live under a rock, Swifties united against Ticketmaster when they were unable to get tickets. Even then-Attorney General Josh Shapiro got involved and encouraged fans to file complaints. It was a tumultuous time, and it will forever go down in the history books line dance.

3. Harlow’s movin’ to first class // Weekend finals, yeah I’ll pass

Fiiiiirst claaaass, up in the sky. Jack Harlow’s Movin’ On concert in May was electric. The man’s got rizz.

We still can’t believe Penn State pushed some exams to the Saturday of finals week for snow. What the heck was that?!

2. Lululemon, let’s camp out // Think fast, run fast, Chad tries out

The hoops folks will jump through for a Lulu scuba. Students acted like it was Black Friday that sunny August day. You can’t beat that kind of dedication.

Boomers went feral for Chad Powers. When the video surfaced of retired Giants quarterback Eli Manning going undercover at a Penn State football practice, moms on Facebook ate that up. It was pure comedy. They even made shirts with Powers’ face on them. Penn State Parents Facebook page, this one is for you.

1. 34, repped in Cali // Smell the roses, Happy Valley!

There it is. Penn State football’s Rose Bowl win was the cherry on top of the season. The team came out sporting No. 34 jerseys in honor of Franco Harris, which was a touching tribute.

It was pure happiness in Pasadena, and for that reason, it takes the Crown in this year’s official power ranking.

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Colleen Nersten

Colleen is a washed-up biology grad and former associate editor. Her legacy will live on through stories like “10 Questions With State College Sensation ‘Hot UPS Bae’”. If you’re a STEM girlie, this is your sign to take the leap of faith and learn to write. It’s pretty fun. Colleen misses the hate mail and can be reached at [email protected] or via LinkedIn.

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