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Every human on the planet has that one 'pick me up' song. Either if you're having a bad day or just need a quick dose of energy or excitement to get you feel'n that certain way.

I was first introduced to this song 8 years ago by the cartoon show 'American Dad' in the episode, Stan (main character) does a ton of Colombian Bam Bam and goes on a reckless abandonment and has the time of his life. In the background of that scene, the song that changed my life was roaring perfectly to Stan Smiths cocoa confusion.

The Hustle was written by Van McCoy when he was in New York City to make an album.He was inspired to write the song after his music partner Charles Kipp watched people do a dance called the Hustle at the Adam’s Apple nightclub. Van recorded the song at New York’s Media Sound studio.The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart for a week in July of 1975.“The Hustle” sold over one million copies and won the 1976 Grammy Award for “Best Pop Vocal Instrumental Performance.”

The song brings life, simple as that. It's musical strings and horns can get any person to move their hips in a unapologetic way.  The lyrics are simple:

Do it!
Do it!
Do it!

Do the Hustle!
Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!
Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!
Do it!
Do the Hustle!
Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!
Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!

Catchy simple and fun.