Best 11 Hip-Hop Songs For Dance
Unsurprisingly, hip-hop is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, dance styles of today. And it should be because it is an effortless expression of flamboyance.
While many social forms of hip-hop dancing have evolved over the decades, the street dance culture germinated in the 70s amidst neighborhood block gatherings of African-American musical groups, in the boroughs of New York city called the Bronx. With the passage of time, the Hip-hop culture spread across communities in cities, towns, and suburbs throughout the United States and gradually, the whole world.
The elements of Hip-hop were reformed and developed significantly as art forms which spread to new cultures around the globe, merging with local styles. In this era on the internet, the Hip-hop as a music and dance form has become a global and unified voice of youth, instead of its connection staying constrained to a race or a place of origin.
Here are 11 Hip-hop Songs beat-ready for your gym, dance practice or along drive.
Missy Elliott - Lose Control ft. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop [Official Video] (2005)
"Lose Control" is a must have booze for any hip-hop party. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie (Official Video) (2010)
With its metronomic and what they call "cowbell-bolstered" beat, this song was certified platinum in the United States.
Webstar, Young B - Chicken Noodle Soup ft. AG aka The Voice of Harlem (2006)
Featuring rappers Young B and the Voice of Harlem, Chicken Noodle Soup was a major hit among young fans of contemporary hip hop.
Huey - Pop, Lock & Drop It (Video Edit) (2006)
At the height of crunk, in 2006, St. Louis rapper Huey emerged with this huge dance single which popped its way to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This uptempo American crunk song stormed the charts rising all the way to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Walk it out - UNK (2006)
One of the smashing ones from DJ UNK, this track played on MTV America's Best Dance Crew during the final walk-offs of eliminated crews.
Flo Rida "Low" Official Music Video - Step Up 2 The Streets (2008 Movie)
"Low" was a massive success worldwide. With its catchy south coast club style beats, it was the longest-running number-one single of 2008
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This (1990)
The song is among the earliest and most famous Hip Hop dance numbers. The "Hammer" dance became the talk of the town and the song itself was extensively used in many commercials, TV shows and movies of those times.
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (2001)
Another chartbuster from Missy Elliott and Timbaland. The song became a timeless number with an unforgettable blend of Bhangra, tribal and Hip-hop beats in rhythm with Indian strings.
GS Boyz - Stanky Legg (2008)
The song features dance styles such as the "Booty Dew" and the "Dougie". The "Stanky leg" move itself became such a popular vogue step that the US forwards Jozy Altidore and Charlie Davies used it to celebrate their goal at FIFA Confederations Cup 2009.
Soulja Boy Tell'em - Crank That (Soulja Boy) (2007)
This teenage anthem with an instructional dance video on YouTube which surpassed 27 million views by early 2008, is known for its trademark looping steelpan riff.
Young Dro - Shoulder Lean (Feat. T.I.) (Video) (2006)
This Hip-hop number was a gigantic hit in the US, finding its place in Top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also ranked one on the Hot R&B/Hip-hop Songs chart.
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