Songs You Just HAVE to Dance To

#2
A couple that come to mind:
Salsa - Africando - "Ya Boy"
Swing - Count Basie - "Splanky"
Foxtrot - I'm not sure of the name, but lyrics have lady singing "I wanna love you...all night long"
Tango - Hector Varela - "Lilian"
 

Phil Owl

Well-Known Member
#3
Some of mine:

EC Swing:

Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan or Ray Charles
Theme from "M-Squad" (I have a thng for Crime Jazz)
Muddy Water - Lou Rawls
Smack Dab In The Middle - Ray Charles
Organ Grinder Swing - Jimmy Smith
Doin' It To Death - James Brown
Salt Pork West Virginia - Louis Jordan
None of Them Knew They Were Robots - Mr. Bungle (NOT for the faint of heart, it's kind of like Basie, The Stray Cats and King Crimson having a rumble :twisted: )
Cheaper to Keep Her - Johnnie Taylor

Hustle:

More More More - Kylie Minogue (NOT the same song that Andrea True did in the 70's BTW)
I've Got The Next Dance - Deniece Williams
You've Got The Power - War
A Deeper Love - Aretha Franklin
Twilight Zone - Manhattan Transfer



Cha-Cha:

Spill The Wine - WAR
Twilight World - Swing Out Sister
The Sinister Minister - Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
anything by Tito Puente or Poncho Sanchez


Foxtrot:

The Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett
Nice and Easy - Frank Sinatra

and so much more-----------------------
 
#4
Micheal Jackson just makes me wanna get up and dance! such gud beats to dance to! :roll: and he inspires me so much id lurve to dance like him! but i guess nobody cud ever be as gud as M.J?
 
#5
Welcome to the forums, x_lea_x!
Nice pictures on your website!

I can dance like Michael Jackson (just not as good)!
When I was about 12 years, I was doing the Moonwalk and many other moves. That was right after the Thriller album came out. I remember back then my favorite songs were:
Michael Jackson: Beat It, Thriller, Billie Jean
Herbie Hancock: Rock It
Prince: Little Red Corvette, 1999

We used to lay large peices of card board in the parking lot and break dance every day after after school.

That's my Michael Jackson story. :wink:
 
#6
lol thas wkd... i can do most of his moves yeah and im on ma way to bein a wikkard break dancer :D theres just so many types of dancin i wanna do and am workin on at the mo...lol its tiring me out tho... i overworked maself n made myself ill the other week :cry: but im all better now :) thgnx to ma mum... lol
 
#7
salsa song selection for a solo

How about Santana for some cha-cha?

I am looking for an awesome attention grabbing song for an upcoming solo/showcase dance. My instructor is thinkiong I should do Mambo/Salsa. Any ideas? I've got Celia Cruz, Mark Anthony, & Jerry Rivera in mind. My instructor also thought of "Faith" by George Michael or "Get Busy" (Shake that Thing) by Sean Paul. Help!!!!!!!!
 

DanceMentor

Administrator
#8
Nikki,

Here's a couple of Salsa/Mambo I would recommend:
"Ole" by Azucar Moreno
"Cali Pachanguero" by Grupo Niche
"Ya Boy" by Africando

...and Santana rocks! :eek:
 
#12
Re: salsa song selection for a solo

Nikki K. said:
How about Santana for some cha-cha?

I am looking for an awesome attention grabbing song for an upcoming solo/showcase dance. My instructor is thinkiong I should do Mambo/Salsa. Any ideas? I've got Celia Cruz, Mark Anthony, & Jerry Rivera in mind. My instructor also thought of "Faith" by George Michael or "Get Busy" (Shake that Thing) by Sean Paul. Help!!!!!!!!
try "Ella Fue (She Was the One)" by fania all stars for cha cha
sonara carruseles - el pito for mambo, or
grupo niche - una ventura or
africando - "aicha" or "ntoman" which are very good
also sonara carruseles - micaela
 
#13
Hi chrisf,

I just wanted to say "hi" and welcome you to the forums!

I love "una ventura". :D
I not sure if I've heard "Ella Fue". I'm going to check that one out. Thanks. :D

Oh, I don't think anyone has mentioned Guantanamera for Cha Cha by Celia Cruz.

I also just spoke with Alex Aldape who runs a salsa school called Dance Connection in Chicago and he recommended Frankie Ruiz and Sonora Carruseles for Salsa.
 

Vince A

Active Member
#15
Welcome to x-lea-x and chrisf . . .

What are your fave tunes for different dances that make you just want to hit the floor?
Last night, while practicing for an upcoming competition, we ran through our WCS for about two hours. The above question popped into my head from reading it a few days ago. So, I wanted to give my 2 cents . . .

-Wiggle Out Of This - Curtis Salgado
-1 + 1 + 1 is 3 - Prince
-How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong - James Cotton (kinda fast, great breaks)
-Don't Stop Movin' (to the funky funky beat) - ???

These always make me get up and dance - no matter where I am at!
 

Spitfire

Well-Known Member
#16
x_lea_x said:
Micheal Jackson just makes me wanna get up and dance! such gud beats to dance to! :roll: and he inspires me so much id lurve to dance like him! but i guess nobody cud ever be as gud as M.J?
Welcome,

I visited GB back in 1987.
 
#17
DanceMentor said:
Hi chrisf,

I just wanted to say "hi" and welcome you to the forums!

I love "una ventura". :D
I not sure if I've heard "Ella Fue". I'm going to check that one out. Thanks. :D

Oh, I don't think anyone has mentioned Guantanamera for Cha Cha by Celia Cruz.

I also just spoke with Alex Aldape who runs a salsa school called Dance Connection in Chicago and he recommended Frankie Ruiz and Sonora Carruseles for Salsa.


Guantanameeeeeraaaaaa :p
 

youngsta

Active Member
#18
My 'can't sit down gotta find a partner' songs are:

Salsa
Joe Arroyo - 'Fuego En Mi Menti' (I swear this has to be the shortest salsa song I've ever come across)

Tito Puente - 'Hong Kong Mambo'

Sonora Carruseles - 'Micaela'

Son Boricua - 'El Negro Bembon'

Cha Cha Cha
Eddie Palmieri - 'Aye Que Rico'

Son Boricua - 'Salchida Con Huevos'

Tito Puente - 'El Cayuco'

Spanish Harlem Orchestra - 'Pa'Gozar'
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
#19
Thanks for the tips, youngsta. I'm gonna check these out the songs you suggested on my Tito Puente CD set. He was so great. I saw him in concert once. One of those cheap, open air, no seats kind of concerts. Got within about 15 feet of the stage. The man was phenomenal. and he seemed to have a great sense of humor, too.


What a loss that he's gone, but his music -- that's another story. Definitely the dancing kind.
 

youngsta

Active Member
#20
Wow at least you got to see him while he was still here with us. I unfortunately didn't really get into Latin Jazz until he was already sick. :cry:
 

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