Songs For Practice: American Tango

American tango is in 4/4 time and is 120-128 beats per minute. Following are some songs you can use for practice.

Pop/Contemporary

  • School’s Out Alice Cooper
  • Hernando’s Hideaway Archie Bleyer
  • Roxanne Bar Rouge
  • SaltyAir  Bitter:Sweet
  • Get What I Want Bitter:Sweet
  • Toxic Brittany Spears
  • The Lipstick on His Collar Caro Emerald
  • Metal Tango Doro
  • Wake Me Up Girls Aloud
  • Warpath Ingrid Michaelson
  • Parachute Ingrid Michaelson
  • Poker Face Lady Gaga
  • Bad Romance Lady Gaga
  • Youth Knows No Pain Lykke Li
  • Tainted Love Marilyn Manson
  • Mr. Saxobeat The Muses
  • Love Runs Out OneRepublic
  • The Beat Goes On Sonny & Cher
  • Seven Nation Army The White Stripes

Big Band/Traditional

  • Never Do a Tango With An Eskimo Alma Cogan
  • Sinnerman Nina Simone remixed by Felix da Housecat

Broadway/Show

  • The Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Can You Save Me? Apple Trees & Tangerines, Covert Affairs
  • Doctor Who Theme BBC National Orchestra
  • Welcome to Burlesque Cher, Burlesque
  • Angelica Hans Zimmer, Pirates of the Carribean
  • Assassin’s Tango Jeff Steinberg, Mr. & Mrs. Smith (SLOW tango)
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls The Little Mermaid
  • Whatever Lola Wants Sarah Vaughan and Gotan Project
  • Cell Block Tango 

Instrumental

  • Tango Continental  101 Strings Orchestra
  • Serenantella 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Shadow Tango 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Olympic Gold Tango 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Tango of the Roses 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Two Hearts 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Stop! In the Name of Love 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Reflejo De Luna Alacran
  • Cite Tango Astor Piazzolla
  • Infiltrado Bajofondo
  • Señorita Bond
  • Sahara Tango Bond
  • Duel Bond
  • Explosive Bond
  • Tango Forte Dublex Inc.
  • Mi Confesion Gotan Project
  • Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love Jeff Steinberg
  • Moon Trance Lindsey Stirling
  • Moonlight The Piano Guys
  • El Amanecer Tango Project
  • Gallo Ciego Tango Project
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