With TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, many ballroom dance styles, like the foxtrot, are mainstream. Millions of people are watching the shows and want to be just like them. They want the spotlight to be on them with the romance and flow just like the stars.
One of the dance styles making a comeback is the foxtrot. The foxtrot consists of long, continuous fluent movements across the dance floor. The beats per minute range from about 120 to 136. However, songs are often remixed or can be manipulated with speed. There are different styles of the foxtrot which would also vary the styles of music. If you are learning the foxtrot dance moves, be sure to communicate with your instructor the type of foxtrot you wish to dance.
The basic timing of a foxtrot dance is 4/4. Typically the foxtrot has rhythm steps of slow, slow, quick, quick (four steps). You can learn the basic foxtrot steps online.
Even though the Foxtrot debuted in the early 1900s doesn’t mean you have to have songs from the same era. Many modern songs can be played to dance the foxtrot. So let’s get started with our list of modern foxtrot songs.
37 Modern Foxtrot Songs
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A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
2002 – Pop – 73 BPM
All Of Me – John Legend
2013 – R&B – 63 BPM (Remix @ 130 BPM)
Better Together – Jack Johnson
2005 – Rock – 110 BPM
Glitter In The Air – P!nk
2010 – Pop – 101 BPM
It Will Rain – Bruno Mars
2011 – Pop – 75 BPM
Just A Kiss – Lady A
2011 – Country – 72 BPM
Love Story – Taylor Swift
2008 – Country – 120 BPM
Me and You – Kenny Chesney
1995 – Country – 72 BPM
No One – Alicia Keys
2007 – R&B – 92 BPM
Remind Me – Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood
2001 – Country – 71 BPM
Someone Like You – Adele
2011 – Pop – 68 BPM
The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble
2001 – Jazz – 116 BPM
Unconditionally – Katy Perry
2013 – Pop – 129 BPM
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
2008 – Rock – 138 BPM
Your Everything – Keith Urban
2007 – Country – 134 BPM
Listen to our foxtrot songs playlist on Spotify.
Other great ballroom dance song lists:
- Lindy Hop Wedding Songs To Excite The Crowd
- Top 16 Modern Waltz Songs
- 50 Best Swing Songs For Weddings
You can also view all of our ballroom dance wedding song lists.