The Hustle is a member of the swing family of dances developed in the 1970's and is traditionally danced to disco music.

There is also a line dance called "The Hustle" danced to the Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony's song of the same name.

The partner dance developed in the US is also referred to as "New York Hustle", "LA Hustle" or "Latin hustle." The "Detroit Hustle" is a slightly different dance, but it is generally danced to the same music.

In Europe there is a family of dances variously called DiscoFox, Disco Hustle, Swing Fox, Disco Swing, and Rock Fox. Although the moves are somewhat different, for the purposed of finding music to dance to these are close enough to be grouped in the same category as the US versions of the Hustle.

Tempo Information

The Hustle is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 28 and 30 measures per mintue (112.0 and 120.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Hustle songs between 112.0 and 120.0 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing Hustle

Like/Play Title - Artist Tags
No Opinion Vogue - Madonna Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion The Hustle - Van McCoy Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Strike It Up - Black Box Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Express Yourself - Madonna Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Dancing Queen - ABBA Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn Beat Energy Mood

Hustle Spotify Playlist

Browse all 1217 Hustle songs in the music4dance catalog.

Competition Tempo information:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA Pro/Am
NDCA Bronze
American Rhythm 4/4 28-30 28-30 28-30