Songs for Practice: East Coast Swing

East coast swing describes a triple step swing, which traditionally is done to 4/4 time. Tempo is 136-144 beats per minute. Following are some suitable songs for practice.

Pop/Contemporary

  • My First Kiss 3OH!3
  • You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
  • For Your Entertainment Adam Lambert
  • Do You Believe in Magic Aly & AJ
  • Only the Good Die Young Billy Joel
  • It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel
  • Uptown Girl Billy Joel
  • Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys
  • Womanizer Britney Spears
  • Marry You Bruno Mars
  • I Hate Boys Christina Aguilera
  • Hold Me Tight Evan Rachel Wood
  • Good Feeling Flo Rida
  • Hot Summer Night Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  • Once Bitten Twice Shy Great White
  • The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani
  • I Love It Icona Pop
  • Bang Bang Jessie J
  • I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry
  • Passion Kreesha Turner
  • Stutter Maroon 5
  • All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
  • Cooler Than Me Mike Posner
  • Animal Neon Trees
  • So What P!nk
  • U + Ur Hand P!nk
  • Bad Influence P!nk
  • Timber Pitbull, Ke$ha
  • SOS Rihanna
  • Man! I Feel like a Woman! Shania Twain
  • Rock ‘n Roll All Nite The Summer Set
  • Save Me, San Francisco Train

Big Band/Traditional

  • Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Alex Swings Oscar Sings
  • Miss Kiss Kiss Bang Alex Swings Oscar Sings
  • Heat of the Moment Asia
  • Help Me, Rhonda The Beach Boys
  • A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Big Maybelle
  • Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger
  • Stupid Cupid Connie Francis
  • Good Golly Miss Molly Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • I Love a Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
  • Twenty Five Miles Edwin Starr
  • Stuck on You Elvis Presley
  • Burning Love Elvis Presley or Viva Elvis
  • Evil Gal Blues Emily Braden
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Baby Workout Jackie Wilson
  • Baby (You’ve Got What it Takes) Michael Bublé
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love Michael Bublé
  • Still the One Orleans
  • Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches
  • Oh Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
  • Hit the Road Jack Swing Cats
  • Jump Van Halen
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So Willie Nelson
  • Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett

Broadway/Show

  • Something’s Got a Hold on Me Christina Aguilera, Burlesque
  • The Beautiful People Christina Aguilera, Burlesque
  • Accidentally in Love Counting Crows, Shrek 2
  • Fame Naturi Naughton, Fame
  • Holiday Green Day
  • Still Rockin’ Hunter Foster, Footloose
  • Roxie Renée Zellweger, Chicago
  • Out Tonight from Rent
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tokens, The Lion King

Instrumental

  • For Dancers Only The Clark Terry Spacement
  • So What The Muses
  • Locked Out of Heaven The Muses
  • Watermelon Man Skeewiff
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