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Definition: Numbers full of energy, based on rousing rhythms originating from non-White ethnic cultures: Black music, jazz hot, South American dances. There can be sexual connotations (“Too Darn Hot”) but not necessarily (“Slap That Bass”). Does not include can-can (white dance). Marilyn Monroe only in “exotic” surroundings, like “Heat Wave” (otherwise, just "teasing")

Example: “Too Darn Hot” (KMK); “Slap That Bass” (Shall We Dance); “You Excite Me” (Tonight and Every Night);