East Coast Swing Music

There is a lot of East Coast Swing music out there. There are some great Country East Coast Swing songs, as well as other genres too!

These lists contain both country, and non-country east coast swing songs!

So whether you’re looking for music to practice to, or just some new tunes to enjoy while your dance, we’ve got you covered!

If you’re looking for the best practice tunes, jump to our Top 10 East Coast Swing Practice songs.

Understanding East Coast Swing timing/rhythm

East Coast Swing, originally known as ‘Eastern Swing’,  uses a six count basic pattern with music employing 4 beats per measure. It consists of 2 triple steps, and a rock step, typically starting on the downbeat of music. It is usually danced to faster music, but can really be done to any range from 120-155 beats per minute. If you go any higher than that, you’re heading into Jive or Jitterbug territory (also fun dances!) You can learn the east coast swing basics here!

The list below should help you navigate the best music selections for your East Coast Swing dancing!

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Country East Coast Swing Music 

Looking for East Coast Swing country music song options? You’ve come to the right place! Here is our list of our favorite country and non country tunes. You’ll see the title, Artist as well as BPM (beats per minute). We’ve also provided a handy link to YouTube so you can click and play it. If you want to know the speed of a song not on this list, this BPM counter is helpful Happy dancing!


TitleArtistBPMYouTube link
Why WaitRascal Flatts121Why Wait – Rascal Flatts 
Why Don’t We Just DanceJosh Turner121Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance 
Every Little Honky Tonk BarGeorge Strait122George Strait – Every Little Honky Tonk Bar
Shut Up & FishMaddie & Tay125Maddie & Tae – Shut Up And Fish 
That’s LoveBrad Paisley132That’s Love
Sugar and PaiThe Boots Band134Sugar and Pai – The Boots Band
Save Water, Drink BeerChris Young135Save Water, Drink Beer
I Hear Ya Talkin’Asleep at the Wheel ft. Amos Lee135I Hear Ya Talkin’ (feat. Amos Lee) 
Fast Lanes and Country RoadsDierks Bentley136Fast Lanes and Country Roads – Dierks Bentley
Hey Y’all!Chris Cagle138Chris Cagle: Hey Y’all
Rock This PlanetBilly Ray Cyrus139Rock This Planet
Wrapped AroundBrad Paisley140Brad Paisley – Wrapped Around
Ding, Dang Darn ItKen Domash141DING DANG DARN IT – KEN DOMASH
Wild CardHunter Hayes142Hunter Hayes – Wild Card 
If It Ain’t One Thing It’s AnotherRandy Travis142If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another
RestlessShelby Lynne142Restless
Back Up Against the WallTravis Tritt144Back up Against the Wall
Burnin LoveTravis Tritt146Travis Tritt – Burning Love
Burnin LoveWynonna Judd148Burnin’ Love – Wynonna Judd 
Lil Ol Lonesome Dixie TownBilly Currington156Lil’ Ol’ Lonesome Dixie Town

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Non-Country East Coast Swing Songs

If you’re looking for song that don’t have that Country twang to them – try these! Some you may have danced to already – some might be new to you, either way – happy dancing! 

TitleArtistBPMYouTube link
Boogie ShoesKC & the Sunshine Band116KC & The Sunshine Band- Boogie Shoes 
King of AnythingSara Bareilles119King of Anything – Sara Bareilles 
All I Do Is Dream of YouMichael Buble119Michael Buble – All I Do Is Dream Of You
Listen to the ManGeorge Ezra120George Ezra ~ Listen to the man 
StutterMaroon 5120Stutter
So WhatPink123Pink- So What lyrics
Walkin’ on the SunSmash Mouth123Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun
Some Kind of WonderfulHuey Lewis & The News125Some Kind of Wonderful – HUEY LEWIS
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top125ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man
Dude Looks Like a LadyAerosmith126Aerosmith – Dude Looks Like A Lady 
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)Michael Buble131Michael Bublé – How sweet it is 
HollywoodMichael Buble131Michael Bublé – Hollywood
Pack UpEliza Doolittle133Pack Up- Eliza Doolittle
All About That BassMeghan Trainor133Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass 
SOSRhianna135Rihanna – SOS
Miss Kiss Kiss BangAlex Swings Oscar Sings!136Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
Black & GoldSam Sparro136Black & Gold – Sam Sparro
Ex’s & Oh’sElle King137Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s 
SuckerJonas Brothers138Jonas Brothers – Sucker 
Summer of ‘69Bryan Adams138Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69 
WomanizerBritney Spears139Britney Spears – Womanizer
Keep It Groovin’Superfunk139Keep It Groovin
Rock’n Roll All NightKISS144Kiss – Rock’n Roll All Night 
Highway to the Danger ZoneKenny Loggins156Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone 
FaithStevie Wonder ft. Ariana Grande156Stevie Wonder ft. Ariana Grande – Faith 

West Coast Swing Practice songs

West coast swing is swing dance like ECS but the music really covers a lot of ground. If you’re looking for good west coast swing music, our sister site west coast swing online has a top 10 list as well as 5o of our favorite selections.

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East Coast Swing music

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