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Foxtrot dance music ~ information and examples!

The foxtrot is typically danced to big band swing-style music written in 4/4 time. The music tempo is 120 to 136 beats per minute. Foxtrot music is often suitable for swing dancing as well as for foxtrot dancing.

Foxtrot Music Examples


Foxtrot Songs

This is a list of popular and recognizable songs that the Foxtrot can be danced to. Studying this list and hearing and thinking about each song should give you a good idea of the rhythmic feel of the Foxtrot. While we do not carry CD's containing these selections we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Foxtrot.

  • "You Make Me Feel So Young" - Frank Sinatra
  • "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Frank Sinatra
  • "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" - Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong
  • "Night and Day" - Dionne Warwick

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Foxtrot CD's

Due to the high number of danceable songs included on each, these CD's offer an exceptional value for those seeking Foxtrot music. While we do not carry these CD's we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Foxtrot.

Compact Jazz - Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong
Contents: "A Foggy Day,” “Cheek to Cheek,” Can't We Be Friends,” and "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.”

Music For Swinging Lovers - Frank Sinatra
13 great foxtrots with Nelson Riddle's orchestra and masterful arrangements. Includes: “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “It Happened In Monterrey,” You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me,” “Pennies From Heaven,” “Love Is Here To Stay,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “How About You.” Possibly the best collection of foxtrots available on one CD.

The Capitol Years - Frank Sinatra
A "boxed set" of 3 CDs issued in December, 1990, containing 75 musical selections from his Capitol recordings from 1953 to 1962. Enough foxtrots to last a lifetime.

Dione Warwick Sings Cole Porter
Contains seven foxtrots including “Night And Day,” “I Love Paris,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “It's All Right With Me,” and “All Of You.”

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