The Hustle


Ashley Erickson, Rachel Heldt, Sara Vaars

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The following points were decided upon as a class, and are used as a basis for which to conduct research about the song. Please note, that it is expected that the students will go above and beyond the following points, and only use these as a starting point. The findings will determine what is ultimately included in the final product.

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Background of the song
Based on older dances such as the mambo, the Hustle originated in Hispanic communities in New York City and Florida in the 1970s. This was originally a line dance with a Salsa-like foot rhythm, that after some fusion with swing and eventual shortening of the count to "&1 2 3", became the present "New York" Hustle.


When it was written
1976


Purpose it served (Was it written for a specific reason? Protest? Fun? Love? etc.)
They made the song to be something fun to dance to in clubes and what not.


Effect on society, or how society affected it.



Lyrics - include interpretation


Look here's a danceSo old it's new'Cause trash disco is seventies coolLike country line dance, to some it's fineSadly though, you gotta lose your mindGet organized, discipline is funI want to encourage everyoneTo coordinate your steps and clapAvoid the individuality trapTake a walk on the wild sideAnd the African-American women singDo the Hustle!Do the Hustle!Do the Hustle!Do the Hustle!Express yourselfIs a wonderful thoughtBut right here, right now, please do not!Specific moves fit the groovesYou got nothing more to proveCoordinate your steps and clapAvoid the individuality trapTake a walk on the wild sideAnd the African-American women singDo the Hustle!Do the Hustle!Do the Hustle!Hey!Do it!Everybody!Everybody!Hey!Do the Hustle!All the boys and all the girlsDoin' the HustleDo the HustleEverybodyGet up!It's fun!It's free!



Who wrote it? Who performed it? If there are multiple performers, please list all. Who was the most popular? Were there different styles?

Van McCoy


World/political events at the time.



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