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Waltz dance music ~ information and examples!

The three-quarter time signature of waltz has a distinctive 1-2-3; 1-2-3 feel and rhythm pattern. Great waltz music can be found in most music genres, including rock, country, pop, and classical. Beginners should start with a tempo of 90-100 beats per minute.

Waltz Music Examples


Waltz Songs

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

  • "Three Times a Lady" - The Commodores
  • "Open Arms" - Journey
  • “Take It To the Limit” - The Eagles
  • "True Love" - Elton John
  • "May I Have This Dance" - Anne Murray
  • "Tennessee Waltz" - Patti Page
  • "Saturday Night" - Billy Dean
    Easy to dance to
  • "Too Far Gone" - Emmylou Harris
  • "Their Hearts Are Dancing" - Forester Sisters
    Slow and easy to dance to
  • "Foolish" - Johnny Mathis
  • "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight" - K. D. Lang
  • "Love Lifted Me" - Kenny Rogers
  • "I Meant Every Word He Said" - Ricky Van Shelton
  • "Hopelessly Yours" - Suzy Bogguss & Lee Greenwood
  • "Alibis" - Tracy Lawrence
    Easy to hear
  • "Sweet Memory Waltz" - Vince Gill
  • "Moon River" - Henry Mancini and Orchestra
  • "Are you Lonesome Tonight" - Elvis Presley
  • "Four Walls" - Jim Reeves
  • "He´ll Have To Go" - Nat King Cole
  • "Husbands and Wives" - Neil Diamond
  • "(I'm A-Lovin' You) Always" - Bobby Darin
  • "Love In Slow Motion" - Angela Bofill
  • "Rainbow Connection" - Kermit the Frog
  • "Catherine" - Paul Mauriat

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Waltz CD's

Due to having a number of danceable songs on each, these CD's offer n good value to those seeking Waltz music. While we do not carry these CD's we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Waltz.

Songs from a Secret Garden - Secret Garden
Includes "Nocturne," "Pastorale," "Papillon," "Serenade to Spring," and "Song from a Secret Garden"

Dawn of a New Century - Secret Garden
Includes "Evensong" and "Dreamcatcher"

Anthology - Don Williams
Includes "Amanda" and "Lay Down Beside Me"

Dancing In The Streets: Ultimate Line Dancing Collection - Scooter Lee
Includes "Rock &Roll Waltz" and "Somebody Loves You "

Together - Klaus Hallen
Includes "Mr. Lonely ," "I Need You," and 18 other waltzes

Golden Classics: 22 Classic Tracks - Roger Miller
Includes "Burning Bridges," "Last Word in Lonesome Is Me," and "Husbands & Wives"

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