Discotheques (Disco) with high-quality sound systems and flashing lights became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and America during the late 1960’s and throughout the 70’s. In the early 1970’s a new dance craze became popular on the crowded dance floors of New York. This “Touch Disco” was called, Hustle. The Hustle marked a return to popular dances where couples danced touching each other. The popularity of modern and “retro” music with “disco” beat keeps Hustle dance steps exciting and full of energy.
Disco Music is normally written in 2/4 or 4/4 time with a strong bass beat. The melody and beat are based on rhythm and blues and the accent on each of the bass beats makes the music hard to resist.
Hustle songs and artists include:
- “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
- “Last Dance” – Donna Summer
- “Believe” – Cher