10 best west coast swing practice songs

10 Best West Coast Swing Practice Songs

West Coast Swing Online Beginners, Popular Articles 12 Comments

All West Coast Swing beginners and even seasoned vets have wondered, or asked what some good practice tunes are? We’ve heard this question asked numerous times!

We’ve created a list of the 10 Best songs to practice West Coast Swing to…so have fun and start practicing! You can download the list here.

Check this out>> It’s your ultimate resource for WCS music online!

BONUS>> Check out this page with WCS music

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

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?

Download a PDF of the list

We’ve created a list of songs that will help get you started.

  • Download the list here

    10 Practice Songs
    for West Coast Swing

    You'll get the list + links to the songs on YouTube



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

Youtube has actually become a big home for WCS music!

Lots of people created updated playlist that will keep you dancing for a long time. Check out these top lists.

More west coast swing music ideas:

All that being said, the list of songs below will give you an idea of the direction of west coast swing music. Enjoy and happy dancing!

Billy D & The Hoodoos – Something’s Wrong

Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good

Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

Coldplay – Magic

Faydee – Can’t Let Go

Snoop Dogg – Gangsta Luv

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!

Happy dancing and practicing!

Dance Instructor

Join the 12,000 WCS Dancers.
Who get our...

WCS Move of the Week
send each week straight to their inbox FREE!
"I'm excited to share with you"  -Brian B


Comments 12

  1. 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

    1. Post

      Thanks Pepper! I really appreciate the support. I’ve got your typo corrected too 😉

      All the best,

  2. 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.

    1. Post
  3. 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!

    1. Post
      1. 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:)



        1. Post

          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

  4. 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?

    1. Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *