modern foxtrot songs dance at weddings

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.

modern foxtrot songs dance at weddings

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.

Similar song lists for further reading:

37 Modern Foxtrot Songs

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Adore You – Miley Cyrus
2014 – Pop – 128 BPM

Let It Go – Idina Menzel
2014 – Pop – 68 BPM

Say Something – A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
2014 – Pop – 126 BPM

Stay With Me – Sam Smith
2014 – Pop – 85 BPM

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
2014 – Pop – 77 BPM

All Of Me – John Legend
2013 – R&B – 63 BPM (Remix @ 130 BPM)

Royals – Lorde
2013 – Pop – 86 BPM

Unconditionally – Katy Perry
2013 – Pop – 129 BPM

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
2013 – Pop – 100 BPM

Hey Ho – The Lumineers
2012 – Rock – 79 BPM

I Do – Colbie Caillat
2011 – Pop – 145 BPM

It Will Rain – Bruno Mars
2011 – Pop – 75 BPM

Just A Kiss – Lady A
2011 – Country – 72 BPM

Someone Like You – Adele
2011 – Pop – 68 BPM

Drunk On You – Luke Bryan
2011 – Country – 166 BPM

If I Die Young – The Band Perry
2010 – Country – 69 BPM

Glitter In The Air – P!nk
2010 – Pop – 101 BPM

Fire Flies – Owl City
2009 – Pop – 90 BPM

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
2008 – Rock – 151 BPM

Gotta Be Somebody – Nickelback
2008 – Rock – 116 BPM

Viva La Vida – Coldplay
2008 – Rock – 138 BPM

Take A Bow – Rihanna
2008 – Pop – 82 BPM

Love Story – Taylor Swift
2008 – Country – 120 BPM

Your Everything – Keith Urban
2007 – Country – 134 BPM

No One – Alicia Keys
2007 – R&B – 92 BPM

Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson
2006 – R&B – 117 BPM

Lips Of An Angel – Hinder
2005 – Rock – 66 BPM

Better Together – Jack Johnson
2005 – Rock – 110 BPM

Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right – Billy Currington
2005 – Country – 84 BPM

I’m Beginning To See The Light – Kelly Rowland
2003 – Pop – 132 BPM

100 Years – Five For Fighting
2003 – Rock – 121 BPM

A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
2002 – Pop – 73 BPM

Drift Away – Uncle Kracker
2002 – Rock – 76 BPM

The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble
2001 – Jazz – 116 BPM

Remind Me – Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood
2001 – Country – 71 BPM

Me and You – Kenny Chesney
1995 – Country – 72 BPM

Listen to our foxtrot songs playlist on Spotify.

You can also view all of our ballroom dance wedding song lists.


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6 replies
  1. Tom
    Tom says:

    Songs for Foxtrot:

    Baby You’ve Got What It Takes—Unknown
    All I Do Is Dream Of You—Dean Martin
    Excuse My French—Cato Emerald
    Cheek To Cheek—Fred Astaire
    Beyond The Sea—Bobby Darin

    Also maybe…

    In The Cold, Cold Night—Tracey Thorn

    In These Shoes—Kirsty MacColl

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