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!

COUNTRY EAST COAST SWING

Title Artist BPM YouTube link
Why Wait Rascal Flatts 121 Why Wait – Rascal Flatts 
Why Don’t We Just Dance Josh Turner 121 Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance 
Every Little Honky Tonk Bar George Strait 122 George Strait – Every Little Honky Tonk Bar
Shut Up & Fish Maddie & Tay 125 Maddie & Tae – Shut Up And Fish 
That’s Love Brad Paisley 132 That’s Love
Sugar and Pai The Boots Band 134 Sugar and Pai – The Boots Band
Save Water, Drink Beer Chris Young 135 Save Water, Drink Beer
I Hear Ya Talkin’ Asleep at the Wheel ft. Amos Lee 135 I Hear Ya Talkin’ (feat. Amos Lee) 
Fast Lanes and Country Roads Dierks Bentley 136 Fast Lanes and Country Roads – Dierks Bentley
Hey Y’all! Chris Cagle 138 Chris Cagle: Hey Y’all
Rock This Planet Billy Ray Cyrus 139 Rock This Planet
Wrapped Around Brad Paisley 140 Brad Paisley – Wrapped Around
Ding, Dang Darn It Ken Domash 141 DING DANG DARN IT – KEN DOMASH
Wild Card Hunter Hayes 142 Hunter Hayes – Wild Card 
If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another Randy Travis 142 If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another
Restless Shelby Lynne 142 Restless
Back Up Against the Wall Travis Tritt 144 Back up Against the Wall
Burnin Love Travis Tritt 146 Travis Tritt – Burning Love
Burnin Love Wynonna Judd 148 Burnin’ Love – Wynonna Judd 
Lil Ol Lonesome Dixie Town Billy Currington 156 Lil’ 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! 

Title Artist BPM YouTube link
Boogie Shoes KC & the Sunshine Band 116 KC & The Sunshine Band- Boogie Shoes 
King of Anything Sara Bareilles 119 King of Anything – Sara Bareilles 
All I Do Is Dream of You Michael Buble 119 Michael Buble – All I Do Is Dream Of You
Listen to the Man George Ezra 120 George Ezra ~ Listen to the man 
Stutter Maroon 5 120 Stutter
So What Pink 123 Pink- So What lyrics
Walkin’ on the Sun Smash Mouth 123 Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun
Some Kind of Wonderful Huey Lewis & The News 125 Some Kind of Wonderful – HUEY LEWIS
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top 125 ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man
Dude Looks Like a Lady Aerosmith 126 Aerosmith – Dude Looks Like A Lady 
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Michael Buble 131 Michael Bublé – How sweet it is 
Hollywood Michael Buble 131 Michael Bublé – Hollywood
Pack Up Eliza Doolittle 133 Pack Up- Eliza Doolittle
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor 133 Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass 
SOS Rhianna 135 Rihanna – SOS
Miss Kiss Kiss Bang Alex Swings Oscar Sings! 136 Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
Black & Gold Sam Sparro 136 Black & Gold – Sam Sparro
Ex’s & Oh’s Elle King 137 Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s 
Sucker Jonas Brothers 138 Jonas Brothers – Sucker 
Summer of ‘69 Bryan Adams 138 Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69 
Womanizer Britney Spears 139 Britney Spears – Womanizer
Keep It Groovin’ Superfunk 139 Keep It Groovin
Rock’n Roll All Night KISS 144 Kiss – Rock’n Roll All Night 
Highway to the Danger Zone Kenny Loggins 156 Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone 
Faith Stevie Wonder ft. Ariana Grande 156 Stevie 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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