Misirlou is a song (see Misirlou under MUSIC)
Also see Kritiko Syrto, Haniotikos under Living Dances
As stated below, Misirlou the dance came out of an attempt to perform Kritiko Syrto at a time when Greek music was very hard to come by in the USA outside of Greek immigrant communities.
Armenian-Americans also do a Misirlou/Kritiko Syrto, though they dance it to the tune “Eench Eemanaee”
In Greece, Misirlou is considered a song suitable for tsifte telli, a solo woman’s dance.