We get asked quite often by our students that attend our Lindy Hop dance classes what songs are great for practicing there Lindy Hop dancing too. So thought it was about time I listed a few. So in the I have ordered the songs by speed. The large majority of the songs can be obtained from either bigpond music or itunes.

So happy Lindy hop practicing.

 

 

Beginner Songs/Slow (110-140bpm or 27-35 bars pm)
   
Song Name Artist
Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller
My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone
Every Day I have The Blues Count Basie & Joe Williams
No Love, No Nothin' Don Burrows & The Mell-O-Tones
Easy Does It The Big 18
April in Paris Count Basie and His Orches...
Shiny stockings Count Basie and His Orches...
Why Don't You Do Right Walter Weeman's Brass & Singers
Easy Does It The Big 18
For Dancers Only The Clark Terry Spacement
I'm Beginning to See the Light Della Reese
Too Close For Comfort Joe Williams And Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie
Swingin' On Nothing Tommy Dorsey
I'm Beginning To See The Light Peggy Lee
Daddy The Andrews Sisters
Shoo Shoo Baby Tony Burgos & His Swing Shift Orchestra
The Brothers Go to Mother's Henry Mancini
   
Intermediate/Medium (140-160bpm or 35-40 bars pm)
   
Song Name Artist
Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra
It's Only a Paper Moon Walter Weeman's Brass & Singers
Harlem Hunch Slim Gaillard
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter Jay McShann
I Ain't Got Nobody Ralph Sutton & Ruby Braff
Fair & Warmer (Remix) Count Basie
Stompin' at the Savoy (Benny Goodman Version) Big Band Sounds
Pussy Willow Duke Ellington
Shake That Thing Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Pussy Willow Duke Ellington
Flying Home Lionel Hampton
Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Role (Alt Tk) Sidney Bechet
Solid Old Man Duke Ellington
Watch the Birdie Leo Mathisens Orchestra
   
Fast Songs (160+ bpm or 40+ Bars pm)
   
Song Name Artist
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon The andrew Sisters
Hold Tight Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Everything Is Jumpin' Artie Shaw
9:20 Special (Remix) Count Basie & His Orchestra
In The Mood - (Jive) Glenn Miller Orchestra
Hold Tight Fats Waller and his Rhythm
The Love Bug Will Bite You Louis Prima and His Orchestra
No Use Squawkin' Erskine Hawkins
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy The Andrews Sisters
Wham (Re Bop Boom Bam) Teddy Wilson
All the Cats Join In Benny Goodman
'Tain't What You Do Harry James
Let's Get Happy Together Lil Hardin Armstrong
Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four The Andrews Sisters
The Daily Jump (Remix) Count Basie
Clarinet a la King Benny Goodman
Topsy Count Basie
No Use Squawkin' Erskine Hawkins
The Jumpin' Jive Cab Calloway
The Right Idea Charlie Barnet
In the Mood EDGAR HAYES & ORCHESTRA
Mr. Zoot Suit Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos
Undecided Chick Webb and His Orchestra
Jump Jive An' Wail Tony Burgos & His Swing Shift Orchestra
Big John's Special (Nur Onkel John) Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra
12 Minutes To Go Illinois Jacquet
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Walter Weeman's Brass & Singers
Stop Beatin' Around the Mulberry Bush Count Basie
Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble Sidney Bechet
Shake That Thing Vince Giordano's Nighthawks
Shout and Feel It Count Basie
Lindy Hop Lil Armstrong
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