Despite all the gangster posturing, there are few things hip-hop loves more than a good party, and dancing is a crucial component of a successful one. We’ve complied a list of the hottest dances, with a focus on ones spawned directly from a song. Some of the records are more known than others, and not every song represents the first time the dance was done, but they do pinpoint when the dance gained national recognition and popularity. Loosen up that tie or blouse and travel with us down memory lane.

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