To give you an idea of the types of music suitable for the various dances, we’ve included examples of songs below. Each dance includes a few oldies songs, a country song when appropriate, and several contemporary songs. You will find some songs work for a variety of dances. For example, you can dance a slow cha cha to many west coast swing songs. Many hustle and cha cha songs work interchangeably. Some foxtrot songs work well for east coast swing, west coast swing and nightclub 2 step. This means you may often notice dancers dancing a variety of different dances to the same song.


Everytime You Go Away – Paul Davis

Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

If Only Your Eyes Could Lie – Earl Thomas Conley

Valentine – Martina McBride

I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey

Historia de un Amor – Luis Miguel

Cha Cha

Sing a Song – Earth, Wind and Fire

Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra

My Maria – B. W. Stevenson

Come On Over – Christina Aguilera

Rumour Has It – Adele

Evil Ways – Jon Secada

East Coast Swing

Barbara Ann – Beach Boys

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Chapel of Love – Bette Midler

Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under – Shania Twain

Old Time Rock & Roll – Boby Seger & Silver Bullet Band

Exs and Ohs – Ellie King


Release Me – Englebert Humperdinck

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Here You Come Again – Dolly Parton

Sunday in New York – Bobby Darin

The More I See You – Michael Buble

Taking a Chance on Love – Rod Stewart


Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

Jump to It – Aretha Franklin

Holiday – Madonna

One by One – Cher

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Spotlight – Jennifer Hudson

Mambo and Salsa

Single Ladies – Beyonce

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy – Pharrel Williams

Volcano – Jimmy Buffet

Bajo La Tormenta – Salsa Giants

Coqueta – Lesly Daily

Tu Me Quemas – Osmani Garcia feat. Jose El Pillo

Nightclub 2 Step

Gone Crazy – Alan Jackson

Then You Look At Me – Celine Dion

Home – Michael Buble

Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti – Christina Aguilera

Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston

The Great Pretender – The Platters


Dancing on the Boulevard – Alabama

Sangria – Blake Shelton

More – Andy Williams

No Living Without Loving You – Celine Dion

Blessed – Elton John

Penny Lover – Lionel Richie


Don’t Ask Me Why – Billy Joel

Bailamos – Enrique Iglesias

She’s Got You – Jimmy Buffet

La Isla Bonita – Madonna

La Bomba – Ricky Martin

My Friend, Me Amigo – Paula Rubino


Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Tony Bennett

El Choclo – Jose Iglesias

La Cumparsita – Bulevard Tango Club

Tango Misterioso – Pedro Gomez

Tango D’Amore – Joe Loss

Tango con Fuerza – Pupy Santiago


Take It to the Limit – Eagles

This Time – Tom Jones

It Will Haunt Me – Jennifer Holiday

Foolish – Johnny Mathis

Is There Life After Love – Shania Twain

Good Time to Cry – Jennifer Nettles

West Coast Swing

Old Weakness – Delbert McClinton

Come and Get Your Love – Redbone

Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright

Out in the Cold – Blu Cantrell

Go the Distance – Faith Hill

Tornado – Little Big Town