Ballroom Dance > Favorite Swing/Jive songs?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by ballroomboilergirl, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. ballroomboilergirl

    ballroomboilergirl New Member

    Alright, so we've been slowly making our way through all the different dances...we have a thread for rumba, cha-cha, waltz, etc. Now it's time to compile a list of good east/west coast swing and jive songs to practice to! Any tips on discerning between what would be better as swing and what would be better as jive? Here are a few of mine faves for practice...

    EC Swing:
    Jerry Lee Lewis "Sea Cruise"
    Buddy Holly "That'll Be the Day"

    Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes"
    Brian Setzer Orchestra "Jump, Jive, and Wail"
    Marth and the Vandellas "Heat Wave"
  2. Adwiz

    Adwiz New Member

    I don't do very much Swing, but my favorite Jive tunes include:

    Jack is Back by the Clan
    What I Like About You by the Romantics
    Letkiss by Darling
    Mambo by T-Control
    Baby Likes to Rock It by The Tractors
  3. ballroomboilergirl

    ballroomboilergirl New Member

    Letkiss is, quite possibly, the greatest Jive song EVER :D There's just something magical about that song...
  4. NeoDevin

    NeoDevin New Member

    Haha, I just downloaded it... I know what I'm gonna request at dances from now on.
  5. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Hey guys. Was listening to a R&B station and heard "Hey Ya" by Outkast. It's a fun song. Could you possibly do Jive to this song? Just curious. :?:
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

  7. MrJ

    MrJ New Member

    Such a night of Elvis Presley is a nice song.
    Ain't got no home is also a very cool jive!!

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  8. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member


    Let The Good Tmes Roll, Smack Dab In The Middle, Them That Got: Ray Charles

    Pride & Joy, Cold Shot: Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Theme From "M-Squad"

    Two by Two - Tony Bennett

    I've Got The World On A String, The Song Is You - Sinatra
  9. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    Well, it isn't strictly Jive, since it's got weird breaks in it, but I ADORE the song "Asereje" by Los Hijas Del Tomate from the CD entitled "Ketchup" I believe....
  10. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    What a shocker. I did listen to this today, and I could swing to it. Surprise, surprise. Not sure about jive, though. I've only done that dance a handful of times, so I don't clearly remember the correct tempos. :?
  11. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Yeah, I listen to very few hip hop artists but when I heard this one, I really thought it was fun music. For some reason I just see Jean Marc Généreux & France Mousseau jiving to this one. :D :banana:
  12. Erikj

    Erikj New Member

    Can anyone tell me where I can download Darling - Letkiss ?

    I love the song, been looking for it for quite some time, but I cant find it anywere...

    Thanks in Advance,
  13. ShyDancer

    ShyDancer New Member

    Hey Erik,

    You can try any music download is always a good source for music, There is also ,I prefer to use limewire.

    Here are some of my favorite Jive tunes..

    Some Girls - Barry Manilow
    Reach - SClub7
    Bright Side Of The Road - Van morrisson
    Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
    Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
  14. Flat Shoes

    Flat Shoes New Member

    I hate that song! The 'HEEYYYYYYYEEEAAAAAAHHHH!!!!' just stays in my head eating at my nerves. :evil:
  15. Angelo

    Angelo Member

    In no particular order:

    Only the Good die young-Billy Joel

    Runaround Sue-Dion

    Rock around the clock-Bill Haley and the Comets

    What's Next!- Big Bad Voodo Daddy

    Track no. 5 on the first Jive Bunny album

    Pride & Joy- Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble

    It may be a bit too fast for Jive but I also like Love Struck Baby-Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
  16. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Wow! Can't believe someone else has heard "Aint got no home". I love that song. Generally not known for dance music, but The Best of the Band is a wonderful CD!

    I like just about all swing music. My brain needs some time to come up with a few that I really like. But, for the most part, I like almost all big band music.
  17. tasche

    tasche New Member

    They use this as a Samba song. At least around here they do
  18. ShyDancer

    ShyDancer New Member

    I totally blame this thread for my latest "favorite song to annoy the neighbors"

    I had to hear LetKiss as you were saying how great it was.... now I have it on repeat all day long, even my 3 year old is singing the "dub dub dubi dubi dub" :lol: :lol: :lol:
  19. Antti

    Antti New Member

    oh boy

    Theres no jive like:

    Brian Setzer Orchestra - Zip Gun Bop
    Brian Setzer Orchestra - Nosey Joe

    and best of them all: Ellis Hall - Flip, Flop & Fly !!! :wink:
  20. dancin_feet

    dancin_feet New Member

    What about "Footloose". Used to love jiving to that!!

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