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The initial hip hop songs started out by the artists dubbing over reggae music. They were rhymes set to beats, and a new form of dance moves emerged, to groove to this funky music genre.
Hip hop music involves rapping, looping, freestyle rap, scratching, DJing, beatboxing (vocal percussion), and sampling. Plus, it is undoubtedly incomplete without hip hop dance. The music started out with only breakdancing/b-boying, but now includes locking, popping, and krumping as well. Overall, the music and dance emerged as a means of expression of the African-Americans, and became popular in the 1970s. Today, over 40 years after the evolution of hip hop dance, new styles are born everyday with a multitude of reality shows focusing on the best dance acts in the world.

There are various subgenres and fusions with different genres in hip hop music. The following list of songs have unique elements of such genres along with hip hop genre. Go through the list of best hip hop dance songs that we have come to love today.

Top 50 Hip Hop Dance Songs (2012 and 2013)

Thrift Shop, 2012

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz
Album - The Heist
Genre - Alternative hip hop
Bitches Love Me, 2013

Lil Wayne ft. Drake and Future
Album - I Am Not a Human Being II
Genre - Hip hop
Diamonds, 2012

Rihanna
Album - Unapologetic
Genre - Electronic, Soul, Pop
Poetic Justice, 2013

Kendrick Lamar
Album - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Genre - Hip hop
F**kin Problems, 2012

A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar
Album - Long.Live.A$AP
Genre - Hip hop
Battle Scars, 2012

Guy Sebastian ft. Lupe Fiasco
Album - Armageddon and Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
I'm Different, 2012

2 Chainz
Album - Based on a T.R.U. Story
Genre - Hip Hop
Clique, 2012

Big Sean, Jay-Z, and Kanye West
Album - Cruel Summer
Genre - Hip hop
Ball, 2012

T.I. ft. Lil Wayne
Album - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
Genre - Southern hip hop and Bounce
Love Sosa, 2012

Chief Keef
Album - Finally Rich
Genre - Hip hop
Bandz a Make Her Dance, 2012

Juicy J ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
Album - Stay Trippy
Genre - Southern hip hop, Crunk, Dirty rap
Remember You, 2012

Wiz Khalifa ft. The Weeknd
Album - O.N.I.F.C.
Genre - Alternative hip hop, Pop rap, and PBR&B
Guap, 2012

Big Sean
Album - Hall of Fame
Genre - Hip hop
Pop That, 2012

French Montana ft. Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne
Album - Excuse My French
Genre - Hip hop
Never End, 2012

Future ft. Kelly Rowland
Album - Pluto
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
Who Booty, 2012

John Hart ft. iamSU
Album - Who Booty
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
Wild for the Night, 2012

A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam
Album - Long.Live.A$AP
Genre - Hip hop
Swimming Pools (Drank), 2012

Kendrick Lamar
Album - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Genre - Hip hop
Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe, 2012

Kendrick Lamar
Album - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Genre - Hip hop
Money Trees, 2012

Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock
Album - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Genre - Hip hop
Same Love, 2012

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
Album - The Heist
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
We in This Bitch, 2012

DJ Drama ft. Future, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Ludacris
Album - Quality Street Music
Genre - Hip hop
Can't Hold Us, 2012

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
Album - The Heist
Genre - Hip hop
Representin', 2012

Ludacris ft. Kelly Rowland
Album - Ludaversal
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
PMW (All I Really Need), 2013

A$AP Rocky ft. Schoolboy Q
Album - Long.Live.A$AP
Genre - Hip hop
Hate Bein' Sober, 2012

Chief Keef ft. 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa
Album - Finally Rich
Genre - Hip hop
Young & Gettin' It, 2012

Meek Mill ft. Kirko Bangz
Album - Dreams and Nightmares
Genre - Hip hop
Backseat Freestyle, 2013

Kendrick Lamar
Album - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Genre - Hip hop
Fashion Killa, 2013

A$AP Rocky
Album - Long.Live.A$AP
Genre - Hip hop
My Life, 2012

50 Cent ft. Eminem and Adam Levine
Album - Street King Immortal
Genre - Alternative hip hop
Gangnam Style, 2012

PSY
Album - PSY 6 (Six Rules), Pt. 1
Genre - K-pop
Do My Dance, 2012

Tyga ft. 2 Chainz
Album - Well Done 3
Genre - Pop rap
No Worries, 2012

Lil Wayne ft. Detail
Album - Dedication 4
Genre - Hip hop
Ali Bomaye, 2012

The Game ft. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross
Album - Jesus Piece
Genre - West Coast hip hop
Show Out, 2013

Juicy J ft. Young Jeezy and Big Sean
Album - Stay Trippy
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
She Hates Me, 2012

Big Boi ft. KiD CuDi
Album - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Genre - Hip hop
Wildside, 2012

T.I. ft. A$AP Rocky
Album - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
Genre - Hip hop and Gangsta rap
Ready, 2013

Fabolous ft. Chris Brown
Album - Loso's Way 2: Risen to Power
Genre - Hip hop
Come and Get It, 2013

T-Pain ft. Ace Hood and Busta Rhymes
Album - (Promo Single)
Genre - Hip hop
Dope, 2013

Tyga ft. Rick Ross
Album - Hotel California
Genre - Hip hop
Dive, 2012

Usher
Album - Looking 4 Myself
Genre - R&B, Ballad, and Pop
Don't Stop the Party, 2012

Pitbull ft. TJR
Album - Global Warming
Genre - Dance-pop, Eurodance, and House
Rockin' With You, 2012

Chris Rene
Album - I'm Right Here
Genre - R&B and Urban pop
I Don't Really Care, 2012

Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songz
Album - Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family
Genre - Hip hop
Starships, 2012

Nicki Minaj
Album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Genre - Eurodance and Europop
Wicked Games, 2012

The Weeknd
Album - Trilogy
Genre - PBR&B
Long Live A$AP, 2012

A$AP Rocky
Album - Long.Live.A$AP
Genre - Hip hop
Celebration, 2012

Game ft. Chris Brown, Tyga, and Wiz Khalifa
Album - Jesus Piece
Genre - Hip hop

Best Hip Hop Dance Songs of All Time

Sexy Bitch, 2009

David Guetta ft. Akon
Album - One Love
Genre - Dance-pop and Electro house
Memories, 2010

David Guetta ft. KiD CuDi
Album - One Love
Genre - Hip house
U Can't Touch This, 1990

MC Hammer
Album - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em
Genre - Hip hop
I'll Be Missing You, 1997

Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans and 112
Album - No Way Out
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
Gold Digger, 2005

Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
Album - Late Registration
Genre - Hip hop
Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang, 1992

Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
Album - The Chronic
Genre - West Coast hip hop, G-funk, Gangsta rap
C.R.E.A.M., 1994

Wu-Tang Clan
Album - Enter ther Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Genre - Hardcore hip hop and East Coast hip hop
Get Ur Freak On, 2001

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Album - Miss E... So Addictive
Genre - Hip hop, Dance, and Bhangra
Hot in Herre, 2002

Nelly
Album - Nellyville
Genre - Hip hop
Hate It or Love It, 2005

The Game ft. 50 Cent
Album - The Documentary
Genre - West Coast hip hop and Contemporary R&B
Sing for the Moment, 2003

Eminem ft. Steven Tyler
Album - The Eminem Show
Genre - Hip hop and Rap rock
Dear Mama, 1995

2Pac
Album - Me Against the World
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
Love the Way You Lie, 2010

Eminem ft. Rihanna
Album - Recovery
Genre - Hip hop and Pop
Hey Ya!, 2003

OutKast
Album - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Genre - Alternative hip hop
Fiesta (Remix), 2001

R. Kelly ft. Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti
Album - TP-2.com
Genre - Latin hip hop, Urban pop, R&B, and Dirty rap
Who's That Girl?, 2001

Eve
Album - Scorpion
Genre - Hip hop and Dance-pop
SexyBack, 2006

Justin Timberlake
Album - FutureSex/LoveSounds
Genre - Hip hop, R&B, and Electropop
Winner, 2010

Jamie Foxx ft. T.I. and Justin Timberlake
Album - Best Night of My Life
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
Ayo Technology, 2007

50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
Album - Curtis
Genre - Hip hop and Dirty rap
Work It, 2003

Nelly ft. Justin Timberlake
Album - Nellyville
Genre - Hip hop, R&B, and Pop rap
Regulate, 1994

Warren G ft. Nate Dogg
Album - Regulate... G Funk Era
Genre - West Coast hip hop and G-funk
Boom Boom Pow, 2009

The Black Eyed Peas
Album - The E.N.D.
Genre - Hip hop and Electro
Beep, 2006

Pussycat Dolls ft. will.i.am
Album - PCD
Genre - Hip hop and Pop
T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever), 2011

will.i.am ft. Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez
Album - #willpower
Genre - Hip hop and Electro house
Belly Dancer (Bananza), 2005

Akon
Album - Trouble
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
I Know What You Want, 2003

Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey ft. Flipmode Squad
Album - It Ain't Safe No More...
Genre - Hip hop and R&B
Ridin', 2006

Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone
Album - The Sound of Revenge
Genre - Southern hip hop and Gangsta rap
Let's Get it Started, 2004

The Black Eyed Peas
Album - Elephunk
Genre - Hip hop
Check It Out, 2010

will.i.am ft. Nicki Minaj
Album - Pink Friday
Genre - Hip hop and Dance-pop
Smack That, 2006

Akon ft. Eminem
Album - Konvicted
Genre - Hip hop, R&B, and Dirty rap
Don't Cha, 2005

Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes
Album - PCD
Genre - Hip hop, R&B, and Pop
Let Me Blow Ya Mind, 2001

Eve ft. Gwen Stefani
Album - Scorpion
Genre - East Coast hip hop and R&B
Miami, 1998

Will Smith
Album - Big Willie Style
Genre - Hip hop and Disco
Right Now (Na Na Na), 2008

Akon
Album - Freedom
Genre - Dance-pop, R&B, and Electropop
Put It On Me, 2000

Ja Rule
Album - Rule 3:36
Genre - Hip hop and East Coast hip hop
Oochie Wally, 2001

Nas and Bravehearts
Album - Nas & Ill Will Records Presents QB's Finest
Genre - Hip hop and Dirty rap
There It Go (The Whistle Song), 2005

Juelz Santana
Album - What the Game's Been Missing!
Genre - Hip hop
Drop It Life It's Hot, 2004

Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
Album - R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Genre - Hip hop
Ms. New Booty, 2005

Bubba Sparxxx ft. Ying Yang Twins and Mr. Collipark
Album - The Charm
Genre - Hip hop and Southern rap
Salt Shaker, 2003

Ying Yang Twins ft. Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz
Album - Me & My Brother
Genre - Hip hop and Crunk

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