Songs for Practice: American Foxtrot

American foxtrot music is in 4/4 time and is generally 120-136 beats per minute. The following are some examples you can use to practice to:

Pop/Contemporary

  • Fever Beyoncé or Elvis Presley or Michael Bublé
  • Bourbon in Your Eyes Devil Doll
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
  • Bad for Business Heather Rigdon
  • Young and Naïve Heather Rigdon
  • When I’m Sixty-Four
  • Isn’t She Lovely The Idea of North
  • One Minute More  The Idea of North
  • Love Me or Leave Me Jane Monheit
  • Lucky Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
  • Sexy Silk Jessie J.
  • One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Ragdoll Lucy Woodward
  • Haven’t Met You Yet Michael Bublé
  • Mama Do (Uh-oh Uh-oh) Pixie Lott
  • Like a Prayer Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox
  • All About That Bass Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox
  • Just Dance Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox

Big Band/Traditional

  • C’est Si Bon Dan Barrett
  • I Wish You Love Chantal Chamberland
  • Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody Dean Martin
  • On the Street Where You Live Doris Day
  • Cheek to Cheek Ella Fitzgerald
  • Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
  • I Like to Lead When I Dance Frank Sinatra
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me Frank Sinatra
  • Where or When Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs
  • I Won’t Dance  Jane Monheit and Michael Bublé
  • I’m Beginning to See the Light Kelly Rowland
  • I’d Like to Hate Myself in the Morning Linda Eder
  • Everything’s Kind of Good Maria Williams
  • The Best is Yet to Come Michael Bublé
  • I’ve Got the World on a String Michael Bublé
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin Michael Bublé
  • The More I See You Michael Bublé
  • Me and Mrs. You Michael Bublé
  • Beyond the Sea Robbie Williams
  • You Took Advantage of Me Toni Harper
  • Moondance Van Morrison

Broadway/Show

  • But I Am A Good Girl Christina Aguilera, Burlesque
  • Dancin’ Dan (Me and My Shadow) Eugene Fleming, Fosse
  • Big Spender from Sweet Charity
  • A Wink and a Smile Harry Connick Jr., Sleepless in Seattle
  • It Had to Be You Harry Connick Jr., When Harry Met Sally
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself Kristin Chenoweth, One Touch of Venus
  • Goin’ to the Dance With You Kristin Chenoweth
  • If My Friends Could See Me Now Matt Monro Jr., Sweet Charity
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me Michael Bublé, Monsters Inc.
  • Something There Paige O’Hara, Beauty and the Beast
  • Everybody Wants to Be a Cat Psapp
  • Roxie René Zellweger, Chicago
  • Razzle Dazzle Richard Gere, Chicago

Instrumental

  • Abstiends-toi Gabriel Yared
  • Renewed Helen Jane Long
  • Baby Elephant Walk Henry Mancini and James Galway
  • The Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini
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