All west coast swing beginners and seasoned vets have wondered, or asked, where can I find good west coast swing music? We’ve heard this question asked numerous times! So we’ve created a list of our top 10 practice songs for you. In this post you’ll find our top 10 songs, our best places to hunt for your own music plus we’ll share our Ultimate List of WCS Music. If your west coast swing dance musicality is giving you fits, you might like this.
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The above download contains 50 great west coast swing songs. The PDF is sorted by style of music, beats per minute and contains links to the songs for free on youtube. Grab it here.
Top 10 practice songs for west coast swing
This is a list of some great music to get up up and dancing some west coast swing! If you still need to learn the west coast swing basic steps, we’ve got you covered there too.
1) I Feel It Coming – The Weekend
2) Clumsy – Fergie
3) No Diggity – Blackstreet
4) Rude Boy – Rhianna
5) Bloodstream – Ed Sheeran
6) Royals – Lorde
7) I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith
8) All Hands on Deck – Tinashe
9) Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
10) Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Wanna look for your own Music?
West coast swing music can be far reaching. Dancers will dance West Coast Swing to just about anything. Sometimes we struggle with where to start? If you want to do your own homework, these resources will help get you started.
Grab a PDF download of these WCS songs and more!
We’ve created a list of songs that will help get you started. We call it the Ultimate WCS Song List!
- Download the list here
Want to search the internet on your own?
Although many sites don’t keep their lists super up to date.. We’ve done some homework for you. Check out the page below of the best places to search
- Search our list of other music sites for dancers
- Or see our page on other helpful resources
Youtube has actually become a big home for music!
Lots of people created updated playlist that will keep you dancing for a long time. Check out these top lists.
Want some inspiration?
The list of songs below will give you an idea of the direction of west coast swing music. Emily from our team has added these links to give you and idea of the types of songs you might enjoy!
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good
Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
Coldplay – Magic
Faydee – Can’t Let Go
Pharrell Williams – Marilyn Monroe
Pixie Lott – Nasty
Gorillaz Vs. Bobby Hebb Vs. Cro – Too Sunny (aka Sunny, Happy)
We hope this helped in your pursuit of practice music!
12 thoughts on “West Coast Swing Music | Top 10 West Coast Swing Practice Songs”
Thank you! I get asked all the time for a list of good practice music! I will send my people here! Plus I’m a big fan of your “Move of the week” Keep up the good work
Please correct my misspelled “hear” to “here” before posting … thanks
Thanks Pepper! I really appreciate the support. I’ve got your typo corrected too 😉
All the best,
Really learned alot from the musicality segment. I find learning the dance steps, leading my partner, watching out for other dancers can make it very difficult to always hear the beat. The Salsa to westcoast 8 count was in simple terms for me to understand. Thanks Brian.
Super glad to be of help. Thanks for the kind words. Wishing you the best,
Great Site, love your dance videos, Miss Megan makes you look so good.
I’m sure this music is great, I do have “Give Me One Reason” on my WCS Play List but how about all the wonderful Country Western Music that’s available?
Do you have of those on your playlist that you can share?
I do mostly Country Dancing, 2-Step, 1-Step, Triple Step, Night Club 2-step, Country Waltz, East Coast Swing, Country Round Dancing Etc, but I really enjoy WCS Dancing to Country Music.
A sample of songs on my playlist are: Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck, Fresh Coat of Paint, Body Like a Back Road, Skinny Dippin’, I Feel a Sin Comin’ On. I would like to hear some of yours!
Thanks Michael. Yep, Ms Megan does make me look good! She’s much prettier 😉
Here is a LONG list of country music. Its not my list but it is a resource!
Thanks Brian, I see some new ones(for me) that I can add to my WCS Practice Playlist.
Keep up the good work!!!!
BTW I just turned 76, I started WCS dancing a few years ago and your Site has been a lot of help:)
I love to hear that Michael! I LOVE to try and create a helpful resource for people just like YOU!!! Keep up the good dancing. -Brian
I think the is a very cool site and ideas! I question though only that while west coast has emerged and developed with Blues background and while reaching into many different music streams is good. There are many musicians who come out with one hit wonders and then have a single tempo lack of rhythm! Then teaching what is complicated and doesn’t work with dancing West Coast songs that have other dance flavors becomes even harder! I don’t teach anymore simply because filling a gap of instruction for beginners does not make a teacher, in the same breath keeping parameter’s to clearly identity a tempo that both is at a speed beginners can execute patterns in repetition, and clearly has tempo that transfers to other modern songs! How many instructor’s spend the time to tell students that bring them a CD they have identified different Dance types, and then confirm or help them understand the truth! Long and drawn out but I know that some teachers have held their ground to separate WC from Cha Cha or other dance types! It was quite a conflict that didn’t draw enough of a line. Because many new students might have little or no other types of dance under their belt! I’m going on about a topic that may not be as popular as some of the music selections. Point being I didn’t see any older choices of excellent blues musicians! To me some of these are better social dances! But thank you, some of us are 10 years or more behind the modern music, simply because we have paid thousands to have 15 or 20 gig’s of dancing songs all separated for parties! I only ask because where is the line WC to Cha-cha or WC to Night Club?
Thank you for the good WCS music.
Always glad to share. Super happy you found them helpful. Happy Dancing,
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