The Best Hip Hop Dance Songs to Dance To

Hip hop is a type of dance/musical genre that came about thanks to a strong hip hop cultural movement that began back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Initially, hip hop music started off with musicians and music producers dubbing sounds over reggae music. From that point on, hip hop music has taken over the music and dance worlds by storm!

Hip hop music and dance go hand in hand. It is often the funky beat of the music that inspires the movements of hip hop dancers. The rhymes, beats and dance moves really fuse together to form a unique and amazing artistic piece that is undeniably mesmerizing to watch.

Hip hop artists like Run DMC, The Beastie Boys and Grandmaster Flash really had enterprising effects on the emergence and development of hip hop music. The following are considered to be some of the best hip hop dance songs over the past few years

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

L.L. Cool J – “I Need Love”

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”

Heavy D. and the Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”

Big Daddy Kane – “I Get the Job Done”

Busta Rhymes – “Woo-Ha! Got You All In Check”

Terror Squad ft/ Fat Joe and Remy – “Lean Back”

2 Live Crew – “Me So Horny”

Run-DMC – “It’s Like That”

Tone-Loc – “Wild Thing”

Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – “It Takes Two”

Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”

L.L. Cool J – “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”

Jay-Z – “Hard Knock Life”

Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”

MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”

Outkast – “B.O.B.”

Naughty By Nature – “OPP”

dance quotes - hip hop dance lessonsPuff Daddy & The Family ft/ Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim and The Lox – “It’s All About The Benjamins”

Kool Moe Dee – “How Ya Like Me Now”

Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance”

Beastie Boys – “Hold it Now, Hit it”

House Of Pain – “Jump Around”

Nelly – “Hot In Here”

Cypress Hill – “Insane In The Brain”

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – “Tha Crossroads”

The Roots – “What they Do”

Kid ‘n Play – “Rollin’ With Kid N Play”

Digable Planets – “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”

Nas – “One Love”

Young MC – “Bust A Move”

Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige – “I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need to Get By”

Ice T – “Colors”

50 Cent – “In Da Club”

Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back”

Eminem – “Stan”

Tupac – “I Get Around”

Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”

Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”

Dr. Dre – “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”

Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”

Many songs in this genre are not appropriate for kids, unless you buy the ‘clean’ version (when it is available.)  However, some artists, like Run DMC are trying to encourage hip hop musicians to keep the music respectful and g rated for all.

Learn to Dance Hip Hop Online

Now that you have a long list of hip hop songs to dance to, why not pick up on a few lessons online? Check out for their library of lesson videos, and learn a thing or two about how to move and groove to hip hop!  Best of all – the lessons are designed for kids and teens, so the music and moves are ‘clean’.  Learn from 10 top performers/dancers in this flexible, beginner hip hop course online.

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:25 am

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