Top Ten Songs that are Perfect for the Foxtrot

The Foxtrot - a smooth ballroom dance, developed in the 1910's and reached the height of popularity in the 1930's / 1940's; usually danced to vocal big band. The Foxtrot is still a popular ballroom style and still danced to today.
Below are the Top ten songs best considered for this style of dance. Feel free to vote for a favourite or add any you feel deserves to be here :).

The Top Ten

1 Let's Face The Music And Dance - Fred Astaire
2 You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
3 Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire

Wouldn't we be facing in opposite directions? Tough to make eye contact, 'less we was owls.

4 This Can't Be Love - Nat King Cole
5 A Fine Romance - Ella Fitzgerald
6 Jeepers Creepers - Tony Bennett
7 Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters
8 Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
9 Get Happy - Judy Garland
10 Singin' In the Rain - Gene Kelly

The Contenders

11 That Old Black Magic - Frank Sinatra

Light, dainty, elegant, romantic and very Sinatra. Very Foxtrot. - Britgirl

12 Stompin' at the Savoy - Benny Goodman

This is superbly gorgeous. I'm having wonderful Fox-trotting daydreams :). - Britgirl

13 Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
14 I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
15 For Me and My Gal - Dean Martin
16 Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins

"Dat's right, dat's right, I'm sad an' blue
Cause I can't do the boogaloo..."

17 Oh Babe, What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith

This IS perfect! I was hoping this gorgeous song would show up. Thank you. :). - Britgirl

18 Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
19 Such a Night - Dr. John
20 Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
21 String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
22 Let's Dance - Benny Goodman
23 Anything Goes - Tony Bennett
24 My Heart is Taking Lessons - Bing Crosby
25 Theme from "Police Squad!" - Philharmonic Wind Orchestra

Thank you for adding this...Shirley ;). - Britgirl

"And don't call me Shirley.":).

26 Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
27 In the Mood - Glenn Miller
28 My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Charlie Drake

My Boomerang Won't Come Back... Would never have thought of it but I guess it kind! (The song that is, not the broken boomerang :). - Britgirl

29 Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

"You say goodbye, and I say hello." Drama.

30 My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro
31 It's a Breeze - Matt Monro
32 Granada - Frank Sinatra
33 Bad Luck - Dinah Washington

Foxtrot Blues. What more could I want. ;).
It's absolutely gorgeous. - Britgirl

34 Call Me Irresponsible - Frank Sinatra
35 Too Marvelous for Words - Frank Holder
36 Just One of Those Things - Frank Sinatra
37 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
38 G.I. Jive - Glenn Miller & The Army Air Force Band

Saturday nights for me are Jazz nights and this lovely lovely song has made me smile. G.I. Jive to the Foxtrot. Perfect. - Britgirl

39 Fools Rush In - Frank Sinatra
40 Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
41 Puttin' on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
42 One Morning in May - Matt Monro
43 Blue Skies - Dick Haymes
44 I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
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Top Remixes

1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - Fred Astaire
2. You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
3. Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire


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