13. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em "Donk" (2007)



CLAP, CLAPCLAP, CLAP, CLAPCLAP. If that isn't the sound of a beautiful twerk being born, we don't know what is. This comes by way of Soulja Boy, someone who's proven time and time again that he's not a one-hit wonder. "Donk" was one of the first jams to make that case so open-and-shut. The record's dedicated to a woman's behind, and what she does with it on the dance floor, and most of the lyrics are fairly instructive, which may, on the surface, sound like a pretty typical twerking song. But then you remember that Soulja Boy's been responsible for more than a few crazes over the course of his career, which started with his own eponymous dance. When it comes to twerking, "Donk" is quite simply intuitive,  the spirit of dirty dancing in its DNA. The song still sends shockwaves through nightclubs, and was later immortalized when Nicki Minaj rapped over the beat on her breakout mixtape track, Itty Bitty Piggy.