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Hustle dance music ~ information and examples!

While Hustle may primarily be associated with the retro disco classics, it can also be danced to modern music, including rap and hip hop. From the Bee Gees and Donna Summer to Madonna and Will Smith, there is a lot of music out there appropriate for the hustle. For beginners, the best tempo range is 100 to 125 beats per minute.
 

Hustle Music Examples

 

Hustle Songs

This is list of popular and recognizable songs that the Hustle can be danced to. Studying this list and hearing and thinking about each song should give you a good idea of the rhythmic feel of the Hustle. You'll see that great Hustle music can be found in songs produced across many different genres over the past 3 decades. While we do not carry CD's containing these selections we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Hustle.

  • "The Hustle" - Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
  • "Stayin' Alive" - The Bee Gees
  • "That's the Way (I Like It)" - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
  • "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" - The Four Seasons
  • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - Leo Sayer
  • "Dancing Queen" - ABBA
  • "September" - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - Rod Stewart
  • "Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer
  • "Rock With You" - Michael Jackson
  • "Celebration" - Kool and the Gang
  • "Funkytown" - Lipps, Inc.
  • "Upside Down" - Diana Ross
  • "Physical" - Olivia Newton-John
  • "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" - The Gap Band
  • "Don't You Want Me" - The Human League
  • "Flashdance...What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
  • "Sweet Dreams" - Eurhythmics
  • "Rio" - Duran Duran
  • "All Night Long (All Night)" - Lionel Richie
  • "Carribean Queen" - Billy Ocean
  • "Material Girl" - Madonna
  • "Men In Black" - Will Smith

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Hustle CD's

Due to the high number of danceable songs included on each, these CD's offer an exceptional value for those seeking Hustle music. Danceable songs are listed for each along with length and BPM (beats per minute) information. While we do not carry these CD's we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Hustle.
 

The Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits (2 CD Set)

Songs Length BPM
Stayin' Alive 4:47 104
Jive Talkin' 3:45 105
If I Can't Have You 3:24 106
More Than a Woman 3:17 108
Night Fever 3:32 110
Tragedy 5:03 118
You Should Be Dancing 4:17 124
 

KC and the Sunshine Band's Greatest Hits

Songs Length BPM
I Like to Do It 2:57 110
That's the Way (I Like It) 3:06 110
Get Down Tonight 3:13 112
I'm Your Boogie Man 4:03 113
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake
Your Booty
3:07 111
 

Celebration: The Best of Kool and the Gang

Songs Length BPM
Ladies Night 3:33 110
Take It to the Top 3:44 117
Straight Ahead 3:34 119
Celebration 5:01 120
Fresh 4:27 116
 

The Immaculate Collection - Madonna
Note: almost all songs on this CD are good for hustle.

Songs Length BPM
Material Girl 3:53 135
Papa Don't Preach 4:09 124
Express Yourself 4:04 115
Vogue 5:18 115
Rescue Me 5:31 118
 

Big Willie Style - Will Smith

Songs Length BPM
Men in Black 3:47 108
Miami 3:17 108


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