Billboard #1 Hits: #371: “The Hustle” Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. July 26, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “The Hustle”- Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony
- Record Company- Avco Records
- Genre: Disco
- Written by Van McCoy
- Time: 4:10
- B-side: The Shuffle
- Album- Disco Baby
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and Spain.
Van McCoy’s music partner Charles Kipps in New York City saw patrons doing a dance called “The Hustle” in the nightclub Adam’s Apple. When hearing about this McCoy wrote this song. It would sell over a million copies and go to #1- and win a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Van McCoy died of a heart attack at the age of 39 in 1979.