37 Foxtrot Songs To Fly Me To The Moon

With TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, many ballroom dance styles, like the foxtrot, are mainstream.

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.

modern foxtrot songs dance at weddings

If you are learning the foxtrot dance moves, be sure to communicate with your instructor the type of foxtrot you wish to dance.

My favorite foxtrot songs:

  • Fever – Michael Buble
  • Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
  • Sea of Love – The Honeydrippers
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

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.

Adore You – Miley Cyrus

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop – 128 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

When you say you need me
Know I need you more
Boy I adore you
I adore you

Let It Go – Idina Menzel

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop – 68 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Say Something – A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop – 126 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
And anywhere, I would have followed you
Oh-oh, say something, I’m giving up on you

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop – 85 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop – 77 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you

All Of Me – John Legend

Released in 2013, Genre: R&B – 63 BPM (Remix @ 130 BPM)

Lyrics to Dance:

You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose, I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

Royals – Lorde

Released in 2013, Genre: Pop – 86 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

Unconditionally – Katy Perry

Released in 2013, Genre: Pop – 129 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Released in 2013, Genre: Pop – 100 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life

Hey Ho – The Lumineers

Released in 2012, Genre: Rock – 79 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I belong with you, you belong with me
You’re my sweetheart

I Do – Colbie Caillat

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop – 145 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Ooh, can we be a family?
And when I’m 80 years old and I’m sitting next to you
And we’ll remember when we said
I do, I do, I do, do-do-do-do-do-do-do

It Will Rain – Bruno Mars

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop – 75 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

If I lose you, baby
Just like the clouds
My eyes will do the same if you walk away
Every day, it’ll rain

Just A Kiss – Lady A

Released in 2011, Genre: Country – 72 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight
Just a touch of the fire burning so bright
No, I don’t wanna mess this thing up

Someone Like You – Adele

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop – 68 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I wish nothing but the best for you, too
“Don’t forget me, ” I beg
I remember you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead”

Drunk On You – Luke Bryan

Released in 2011, Genre: Country – 166 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

The best buzz I’m ever gonna find
Hey I’m a little drunk on you
And high on summertime

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

Released in 2010, Genre: Country – 69 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Glitter In The Air – P!nk

Released in 2010, Genre: Pop – 101 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Have you ever fed a lover with just your hands?
Close your eyes and trust it, just trust it
Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?

Fire Flies – Owl City

Released in 2009, Genre: Pop – 90 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock – 151 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I guess what I be saying is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It’s what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

Gotta Be Somebody – Nickelback

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock – 116 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

‘Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
‘Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock – 138 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Once you’d gone, there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

Take A Bow – Rihanna

Released in 2008, Genre: Pop – 82 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

That was quite a show
Very entertaining
But it’s over now
(But it’s over now)
Go on and take a bow

Love Story – Taylor Swift

Released in 2008, Genre: Country – 120 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I love you and that’s all I really know
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes”

Your Everything – Keith Urban

Released in 2007, Genre: Country – 134 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

All that you’ve been dreaming of and more, so much more
I want to be your everything

No One – Alicia Keys

Released in 2007, Genre: R&B – 92 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one

Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson

Released in 2006, Genre: R&B – 117 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I never could have known this would be
Oh, you and you alone, yeah, all for me

Lips Of An Angel – Hinder

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock – 66 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words, it makes me weak

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock – 110 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Yeah, we’ll look at the stars when we’re together
Well, it’s always better when we’re together

Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right – Billy Currington

Released in 2005, Genre: Country – 84 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Don’t know what I did to earn a love like this, but baby I
Must be doin’ something right

I’m Beginning To See The Light – Kelly Rowland

Released in 2003, Genre: Pop – 132 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I never made love by lantern-shine
Never saw rainbows in my wine
Now that your lips set a fire to mine

100 Years – Five For Fighting

Released in 2003, Genre: Rock – 121 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I’m 99 for a moment
And dying for just another moment
And I’m just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

Released in 2002, Genre: Pop – 73 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

Some people search forever for that one special kiss
Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this

Drift Away – Uncle Kracker

Released in 2002, Genre: Rock – 76 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

I wanna get lost in your Rock ‘n’ Roll
And drift away
Won’t you take me away?

The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble

Released in 2001, Genre: Jazz – 116 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight

Remind Me – Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood

Released in 2001, Genre: Country – 71 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

So on fire, so in love
Way back when we couldn’t get enough
Remind me, remind me

Me and You – Kenny Chesney

Released in 1995, Genre: Country – 72 BPM

Lyrics to Dance:

All I have to you
Thank the stars above
That we share this love
Me and you

Do you have a favorite foxtrot dance song? Please share it below in the comments.

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3 years ago

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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3 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Thank you Tom for sharing. A great list you provided. Future readers and I appreciate you.

Mr. Me
Mr. Me
5 years ago

FYI – Most of these songs are not Foxtrot rhythm, maybe try “1 step” rumbas or nightclub two step

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5 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Me

Thank you for the feedback. Are there songs you categorize as Foxtrot songs you would recommend for weddings?

7 years ago

What an awesome list!! We are learning to Foxtrot after 20 years of marriage. Thanks

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7 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Thank you Robert. Yes, we love the list as well to dance the Foxtrot.