BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #371: “THE HUSTLE” VAN MCCOY AND THE SOUL CITY SYMPHONY

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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.

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