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20 Best Hip-Hop Dance Songs

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These songs will grab your soul, possess your body and make you dance like nobody's watching. Resistance is futile. Are you ready for this jelly? Here are the 20 best hip-hop dance songs guaranteed to get you movin' and groovin'.

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20. Soulja Boy - "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)"

A teenage phenom at the point, Soulja Boy introduced a new dance to hip-hop in 2007 with "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)." He was savvy enough to include a dance tutorial video so youuuuu can Superman that farm implement properly.

19. Busta Rhymes - "Pass the Courvoisier II"

Busta Rhymes Pass the Courvoisier Pt 2

You might get some strange looks for bringing Courvoisier to a party these days. But when Busta Bus tells you to pass the Courvoisier, you pass the damn Courvoisier. And who can forget the classic video, with Busta and Diddy whooping ass in bathrobes? 

18. David Banner - "Play"


David Banner is as nasty as he wanna be on this sexually charged jam from Certified. A slick Collipark beat backs up Banner's whispery raps, in which he tells his sexual interest to "play with it." How a song this freaky reached No. 7 on Billboard is anyone's guess.

17. Jay Z - "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It to Me)"


A club-ready jingle, which Jay Z says was based on real events. "I Just Wanna Love U" marked the beginning of an enduring partnership between Jay Z and Pharrell/The Neptunes. Fun Fact: Britney tapped The Neptunes to produce her self-titled album after hearing "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It to Me)."

16. D4L - "Laffy Taffy"


If you've managed to get through life without hearing D4L's "Laffy Taffy," thank your lucky stars. That was not an option in 2005, when the song first turned up. It oozed out of every speaker and snapped its way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The mother of all snap songs, "Laffy Taffy" relies on a simple synth line, hand snaps and a chant so repetitive you'll never forget it.

15. MC Hammer - "Can't Touch This"


Don't front like you've never found yourself randomly tearing up the floor to "Can't Touch This." So catchy you'll be singing along in your car, while mentally doing the Hammer dance.

14. Terror Squad - "Lean Back"


Scott Storch lobbed the perfect alley-oop to Fat Joe and Remy Ma to slam down. "Lean Back" is basically an anti-dance rap song that's actually sorta danceable. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Grammy nod for Best Performance by a Duo or Group.

13. Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"


Serial experimentalists The Black Eyed Peas caught the dance bug when they teamed up with David Guetta for this rocket. "I Gotta Feeling" debuted at No. 2 behind "Boom Boom Pow." It toppled "Boom Boom Pow" within a week and held at numero uno for 14 weeks. Play this at a party and even toddlers will start humming along.

12. 50 Cent - "In da Club"

50 Cent In Da Club

No one knows the drum and loop combo better than Dr. Dre. His drums really reach out and grab your soul. His loops are guaranteed to never ever escape your brain once you've come in contact with them. That wizardry combo of deadly drums and a lethal loop, coupled with 50 Cent's sing-song flow, is what makes "In Da Club" a party favorite.

11. The Notorious B.I.G. - "Hypnotize"

"Hypnotize" is classic Biggie Smalls. He starts with a boast ("Hah, sicka than your average") and proceeds to spit game, while a hypnotic D. Dot beat plays in the background. Puffy does his best to distract you ("Take that, take that), but trust me, you can still dance through it all.

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