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Tap Dance Songs

Tap Dance Songs
This article consists of some good tap dance songs that you can practice with to improve your tap dancing skills. Read on to know more about songs for tap dancing...
Stephen Rampur
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
'Dancing is dreaming with your feet'. - Author Unknown
Choosing tap dance songs is very easy. You simply have to go in for those tracks on which your feet will be able to catch up with the rhythm and tempo. There are hundreds of songs available that can be played and used for tap dancing. If you are thinking of choosing fast songs to tap to, it is not a necessity that you should consider only those which have rapid beats. You can certainly tap dance on slow songs as well. You just have to tap on those points which do not have beats played, but being in the rhythm of the music. Let us know more about tap dance first, before moving on to a list of good songs for feet tapping.
General Information about Tap Dance
Tap dance is a kind of dance wherein the dancer exclusively uses his feet. The upper part of the body is not moved much. In this dance, the dancer puts on special kinds of shoes which have metal plates at the heel, at the toe, and some other places. The performer dances with tapping such shoes onto a hard surface in a rhythmic pattern with the appropriate kind of music. The sound that comes out of the tapping is similar to that made by professional percussionists. Tap dancers only need a specific rhythm, and it is up to them to make variations in tapping, being in sync with the tempo of the song playing. The following is a list of some songs that can be played for the purpose of tap dancing.
Best Tap Dance Songs
  • Beethoven For Book Lovers - Beethoven
  • Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
  • Dance Dance - Fall Out Boy
  • Love Etc. - Pet Shop Boys
  • A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans
  • Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
  • A Train - Duke Ellington/ Billy Strayhorn
  • Blasphemous Rumors - Depeche Mode
  • Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
  • Been There Before - Hanson
  • Through the Fire and the Flames - Dragonforce
  • My Best Friend - Tim McGraw
  • Fireflies - Owl City
  • Get Into the Groove - Madonna
  • Oleo - Sonny Rollins
  • Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon
  • Nightlife - Iamx
  • Bye Bye Blackbird - John Coltrane/ Miles Davis
  • Can't Stop the Moonlight - Leann Rimes
  • From This Moment On - Shania Twain
  • The Dog Song - Nellie McKay
  • When I Grow Up - Garbage
  • I've Heard That Song Before - Helen Forrest
  • On the Hotline - Pretty Ricky
  • The Fantasy - 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Secret Love - Sammy Fain
  • Pour Un Flirt - Michel Delpech
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
  • Battle Flag - Lo Fidelity Allstars
  • Dreams For Plans - Shakira
  • My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors - Moxy Fruvous
  • Billie's Bounce - Charlie Parker
  • Shiny Stockings - Count Basie
  • Cute - Count Basie
  • I'm No Stranger to the Rain - Keith Whitley
  • Knives And Pens - Black Veiled Brides
  • Hounddog - Elvis Presley
  • In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington/ John Coltrane
  • Believe - Josh Groban
  • Caravan - Thelonious Monk
  • Satin Doll - Duke Ellington/ Billy Strayhorn
  • Sound Number One - Pure Oxygen
  • Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
  • She Cries - Kelly Mueller
  • Get To You - James Morrison
  • Now's the Time - Charlie Parker
  • Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
  • Lullaby of the Leaves - Mary Lou Williams
  • A Train - Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
  • On Green Dolphin Street - John Coltrane/ Miles Davis
  • Anthropology - Charlie Parker
  • A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
  • White and Nerdy - Weird Al Yankovic
Note that this list also comprises modern dance songs that can be tapped to.