Are you one of those who play Swing songs at home and can't help but dance and move to the beat of the music while doing other things?
It happens to me all the time. Does it happen to you?
As you must know, if you like this kind of music, Swing has gained a lot of popularity in several capitals of the world.
At the beginning, in the 30s and 40s, swing was a success in the USA, and his music was played on all radio channels. What was then the golden age of swing. But again, this vintage style, which transmits such good energy, is once again a BOOM on the dance floors and even swing events are held all over the world.
In fact, it's a style that motivated all Americans to jump, play, and make boogie, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug steps. And today, I hope he does it with you, too.
That's why at go&dance we've made a small selection of 6 of the best and most famous tracks of all time to dance to, to show that this cool style can also be danced to without a partner!
Are you ready to see our list of 8 Swing Dance hits?
Pict by Flickr - Swing dancing on Granville Street Vancouver
1# Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra was an American singer, actor and producer. He was one of the most recognized and influential musical artists of the 80s.
He has been one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with over 150 million records sold worldwide.
Add this amazing artist to your playlist and let his unique and exclusive voice enchant you and let him dance!
2# Ella Fitzgerald - It Don’t Mean A Thing
This amazing female voice can't be missing from our favorite swing song list. Ella Fitzgerald or also nicknamed the Queen of Jazz was an American jazz singer. However, its musical repertoire includes a wide variety of themes and styles, as well as swing, blues, samba, gospel, calypso, among others.
She stood out for her great voice, endowed with a 3 octave vocal range and for the scat technique she used, a technique that developed in the 1940s and consequently created bop.
We have chosen one of your great themes!
However, we invite you to listen to other of his many songs.
3# Louis Armstrong - Swing That Music
Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. The artist shone with his charisma and innovation in his jazz pieces.
His great musical skills and unique and special personality made jazz a popular art form.
We have selected this piece because apart from being a classic, it transmits very good vibration, energy and desire to dance.
So, you know, hit the playground and dance!
4# Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing
Benny Goodman, or the so-called Rei del Swing, was a clarinettist and bandleader for one of the most famous bands in the United States.
Goodman squeezed his musical career to the end of his life. He was on stage all his life and developed his musical career with great passion and dedication.
We've highlighted this instrumental piece of music so you can feel the flow and rhythm of the swing musically.
And you, did you already know her?
5# Glenn Miller - In the mood
One of the great jazz musicians of the swing era. He founded The Glen Miller Orchestra with which he achieved great success.
A highlight of the different pieces of swing in general is that there are songs that are instrumental and vocal, and musical pieces played only by bands and therefore stand out for their musicality interpreted by the musicians of the band.
We like to be able to combine the variety of the different songs, and that is why we have chosen this totally instrumental piece.
6# and 7# Michael Bubble - Feeling Good - Sway
After being able to share these great songs from famous swing era artists, we selected Michael Bubble, a Canadian artist and singer of today.
This famous artist, born in Canada and of Italian descent, falls in love with his swing themes. Let yourself be carried away by his sweet voice and feel the rhythm of the swing in your body and mind.
Get ready to dance, because at go&dance we have experienced that dancing improves people's lives and we have a unique mission with our community.
Help to integrate dance into people's lives and motivate you to dance wherever and whenever you want. The point is to share this great passion for dance and music.
We also highlight this track called Sway, a real hit on the track!
In addition, the fame of swing comes in animated films as well
8# The Jungle Book (songs from the soundtrack)
Even in fairy tales and animated films, swing was a must.
Who hasn't sung the "I want to be like you" song from The Jungle Book?
We highlight the soundtrack The Jungle Book with songs that have become classics such as Terry Gilkyson's "Search for the Most Vital" and an Oscar nomination; or others such as "March of the Elephants", "I Want to Be Like You", "Trust Me", "Friendship" and "In My Home", songs created by the Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman composers' team.
English version - Christopher Walken - I Wan'na Be Like You
Spanish version - Quiero ser como tú
A few minutes of the Jungle Book movie with the Spanish version of the song "I want to be like you" can't be missing. So you know, swing and sing with the monkeys.
The Jungle Book - Busca lo más vital
Do you feel like dancing or do you want to become a child again and imagine that you are the king of the jungle and live with the animals in the jungle?
If you like this kind of music, but still don't dance Swing you can search for Swing schools near you in our dance course finder. Contact the academy that best suits you and dance.
To finish our unique and exclusive swing selection, we've added this Youtube link that includes 1h of songs from the kings of swing: Ray Charles, Benny, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sydney Bechet, Andrew Sisters, Joséphine Baker, Chuck Berry and Frank Sinatra.
For those days when you want to be surprised and the music sounds random, we hope you like it!
Do you know any more SWING songs to dance to? (Now it's your turn)
I'm sure you have your own playlist with totally different swing songs, too.
Leave us a comment on this post with your favourite song of Swing (event if it is in this post) so we can get to know new songs and enjoy ourselves more.
¡LET’S PLAY AND DANCE!