Ballroom Dance > Cha Cha Music Recommendations

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  1. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    The Game of Love - Santana with Michelle Branch
    Someday - Sugar Ray
    Cha Cha Latino - Don't know artist, if anyone does let me know.
    Chilly Cha Cha - " "
    Todo Todo Todo - Daniella Romo
    A Change - Cheryl Crowe
  2. Adwiz

    Adwiz New Member

    Just checked that one out. Nice Cha Cha tune, fast and fun the way I like.
  3. I really like dancing a slow cha cha cha.

    One of my favorites is Eddie Palmieri's "Criticona." Also, I like "Tema del Apollo"

    Jimmy Bosch's guajira "Pa' Mantener Tradicion" has a lot of instrumental soloing in it which gives it an edge. (Most people these days, in the U.S. anyway, seem to dance guajiras as cha cha chas. In fact, as far as I know I still haven't seen an actual guajira being danced.)

    I love Joe Bataan's "Muchacho Ordinario" but I guess that is more mid-tempo than slow.
  4. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Papo y Robertitio by Roberto Blades is a good one. :)
  5. dolceamore

    dolceamore New Member

    hey yeah, i think i know.......... does it go cha cha cha cha , cha cha cha.. in like a whispery kind of voice and its kind of slow. i dunno i danced to something like that for a showcase but yeah... maybe its not what ur thinkin lol[/quote]
  6. LatinaQuerida

    LatinaQuerida New Member

    a couple good cha-cha songs

    a couple good cha-cha songs are: sex bomb and senorita by Justin Timberlake
  7. dolceamore

    dolceamore New Member

    i LOVE dancing to Senorita by Justin timberlake. its very up beat and fun!
  8. Oscar

    Oscar New Member

    Are these cha cha cha's? Do you know any more like them?

    My first post :D A super site you guys have going :) Glad to finally be a part of it.

    I've heard songs like Chilli Cha Cha, Todo Todo, Sexi Dance, Need to Know etc. which come under what is considered suitable for the Cha. Personally i find them too rigid in their form, which is not to say i dislike them. I just find the feel to be a little ..mmm...regimented?

    My question is: What rhythm/category/style do these songs (the ones listed under here) come under? Are the songs I'm listing here cha cha cha's? If not what are they? I'm more interested in songs with this rhythm irrespective of whether they are cha's or not.

    Vertical Expression of Horizontal Desire - Bellamy Brothers
    South of the Border - Dean Martin / Chris Isaak
    Ticket to Heaven - Dire Straits
    Diesel Cafe - Dire Straits
    Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
    When you're only lonely - J.D. Souther

    What are these? Does anyone know of any songs with a similar rhythm to these? If you do please lemme know! Am i wrong in thinking these are all cha cha cha's of some sort? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  9. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DF Oscar!! :D It is the participation of members like you that make this site what it is, and so I look forward to your contributions. I noticed that you are in Kuwait!! Cool! I'm pretty sure that you are our first DF member from there. :) As for those songs hopefully one of the other members will help you out as I don't listen to that sort of music much.
  10. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member


    Welcome; you've come to the right place :D

    I'm not familar with the other songs you mention, but Tequila Sunrise and You're Only Lonely are most suited to Rumba.
  11. Blondie

    Blondie New Member

    Upbeat? I just heard it for the first time. It's a slow song, no more than 60-70 bpm. I suppose one could practice cha cha VERY slow to it and work hard on technique.
  12. blaze

    blaze New Member

    Respect to all, but I like songs listed by Spitfire the most so far =).
  13. ballroom_dancer

    ballroom_dancer New Member

    There's a Cha I rather like which starts with a slow intro before it gets going and is instrumental all the way through. I have been told it is from Jive Bunny & The Master Mixers, and I have had a good shot at trying to track it down with no luck.

    Anybody identify?
  14. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DF ballroom_dancer!
  15. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    If you could be slightly more descriptive, we might be able to help...
  16. ballroom_dancer

    ballroom_dancer New Member

    How? You want me to whistle it?
  17. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    I agree it's slow for a cha cha and also it's funky, so it's more of a West Coast song.
  18. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    So far as I can tell, these are pretty much all rumba aren't they? I would like to call them "rock and roll rumbas" because they're not latin music and not in Spanish. But the rhythm is there. Other songs like these would include Roy Orbison -"Only the Lonely" and a song I love by Suzanne Vega, called "Caramel."
  19. emkey

    emkey New Member

    Hold Me by Brenda K. Star and Hush Hush by the *****cat dolls
  20. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    That would be somewhat more descriptive, yes.

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