The body roll is a basic hip-hop dancing motion. You’ve probably seen it, but in case you haven’t, it’s a dance in which the dancers move their bodies in highly fluid, snake-like motions by coordinating the movements of their various body parts.
There is always room for improvement in your body roll, no matter how experienced a dancer you are. You’ll get better at it the more you practice. A good body rolling playlist can definitely get you pumped. To help you perfect your body roll, we’ve compiled a killer playlist.
Six of the Best Body Rolling Songs
There’s a saying that goes something like “I do what I want,” and this song is definitely playing as part of my “I do what I want” playlist. The whole thing is authentic and genuine, but it also gives a vindicated feeling. This is a good mix of some 808s and well-placed samples from the ’80s. This needs to be cranked up to the max and beyond.
2. Please Me
Artists: Cardi B & Bruno Mars
Album: 40 Tubes
With its blend of R&B, hip hop, and soul, “Please Me” harkens back to the R&B of the ’90s and ’00s with “trap stylings,” and its lyrics depict two lovers engaging in playful banter about their plans for the evening until they finally make their way to bed. The way this great track is set up, it practically begs you to body roll.
3. Keep You in Mind
Artist: Guordan Banks
This became an instant body roll classic with its release in 2016, but Mr. Trapsoul and C. Breezy have recently blessed and revived Banks’ tune. This should become a staple in your mix if it isn’t already there. These kinds of songs are perfect for getting down and rolling your body on the dance floor.
4. Shot Clock
Artist: Ella Mai
Album: Ella Mai
“Shot Clock” is an amazing single to body roll to. Ella Mai, with production by DJ Mustard, released this chill track. It came out at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It has beats, laid-back waves, and trap style build ups—perfect for the body rolling moves that require slow transitions.
5. Think I’m Crazy
Artist: Two Feet
Album: Max Maco is Dead Right?
This raunchy and groovy track is made with the signature two-feet style; overdriven bass, big beats, bigger drops, and smooth buildup. The lyrics are structured to represent a distressed and imbalanced mind.
The most amazing thing about this song is that it gets your body rolling as soon as the bass kicks in and the groove takes over. You could pair killer moves with this great track.
6. Turn Down for What?
Artists: DJ Snake, Lil Jon
Album: Turn Down for What
This song is guaranteed to get you into the groove. From beginning to end, this track is loaded with amazing electronic dance beats and trap layups that get you pumped.
In the final week of December, “Turn Down for What” broke into the top 10 of Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart. The song debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2014, and it quickly rose to the top 5 of the Dance/Electronic charts.
More Body Rolling Songs
Here are some more recommended body rolling songs that you can try in your mix:
- Dillon Francis, DJ Snake – Get Low
- Rihanna Ft. Drake – Work
- TroyBoi ft. Diplo & Nina Stark – Afterhours
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop
- Jason Derulo – Wiggle
- Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla
- DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, & Cardi B – Taki Taki
- Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirt
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Now that you have some of the best body rolling songs, get your groove on and move on to the dance floor. These songs are certain to inspire the right kind of energy and motivation to get your body rolling. Enjoy!