Songs for Practice: Slow East Coast Swing

East coast swing describes a triple step swing, which traditionally is done to 4/4 time. The tempo is 136-144 beats per minute; however the following are some slower selections to help practice.

Pop/Contemporary

  • Walk This Way Aerosmith
  • Same Old Song and Dance Aerosmith
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love Art vs Poet
  • Le Ballet Céline Dion
  • Down on the Corner The Goo Goo Dolls
  • The Wire Haim
  • Credit Meghan Trainor
  • Timber Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox
  • Shut Up and Dance  Walk the Moon
  • If I Could Be Her ZZ Ward

Big Band/Traditional

  • Evil Gal Blues Aretha Franklin
  • Before You Accuse Me Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • Sledgehammer The Dave Matthews Band
  • The Wanderer Dion & The Belmonts
  • Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley
  • I Just Want to Make Love to You Etta James
  • You Can’t Play the Blues (In an Air-Conditioned Room) Mel McDaniel
  • Baby (You Got What it Takes) Michael Bublé
  • Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Rolling Stones
  • Kiss and Say Goodbye Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, and Anna McGarrigle
  • Mustang Sally The Wicked Pickett

Instrumental

  • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer Twilight Trio
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