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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York, talks to the media, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in New York. Ocasio-Cortez, 28, upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday's election.

    Song From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Dance Video Trending on Spotify

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    The video of freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest congresswoman in US history, dancing to the tune of Phoenix’s Lisztomania went viral this week.

    A college video of dancing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has breathed new life into a 2009 song by French indie pop band Phoenix, Lisztomania, as the decade-old hit has seen an 116 percent increase in streams on Spotify, Business Insider reported.

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    Social media users appeared to be excited to hear the song that was popular when Ocasio-Cortez was in college:

    Phoenix also shared the video and congratulated 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez on being the youngest congresswoman in history:

    The original tweet with Ocasio’s dancing skills was meant to criticise and embarrass the young woman, who was a student at Boston University at the time and performed choreography from the 1985 drama The Breakfast Club.

    The attempt to undermine the congresswoman’s image, however, backfired, with people on social media and beyond saying there was nothing wrong with dancing.

    Responding to the criticism, Ocasio-Cortez decided to film another short clip:

    Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into Congress on Thursday as a representative for New York’s 14th Congressional District (Bronx and Queens) after winning the support of 78 percent of voters in the November mid-term elections.


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