My Personally Curated Playlists
I'm always listening to a variety of music with an ear for danceable tunes. This includes new dance music, covers, and collaborations. Still, I enjoy music that is undanceable, but just as often pass over the drivel that sounds like ten other songs on the week's top 40. So, these lists are the product of my personal search for more current music, suitable for various dance styles, with an effort to clearly distinguish between the styles so the music doesn't get lost in the movement. NOTE: clicking the link will open preview in Spotify.
Newer Two Step music in its original format. I listen for the typical "boom-tick" rhythm, and sometimes a "boom-tick-tick". Some tempos are suitable for beginners. Stay tuned for competition cuts . . .
|In My Book*||Shenandoah||164||7/2023|
|Breakfast in Birmingham||Tanya Tucker||165||6/2023|
|Creek Will Rise||Conner Smith||170||2/2023|
|Holding Fast||Matt Hilyer||188||1/2023|
|My People||James Johnston||167||9/2022|
|Mamas||Anne Wilson & Hillary Scott||160||4/2022|
|Halfway to Crazy*||Chris Jansen||171||4/2022|
|Get Away with It||Teddy Robb||176||2/2022|
|Over Me||Roman Alexander||156||2/2022|
|Let's Build a Fire*||Cody Johnson||189||10/2021|
|Son of a Ramblin' Man||Cody Johnson||180||9/2021|
As beautiful a dance that Triple Two Step is, it is challenging to dance because the triple steps should have no emphasis. Similarly, songs of this dance style are smooth with little emphasis and some without big phrase endings. Some songs are not phrased. Stay tuned for competition cuts . . .
|Standing Room Only||Tim McGraw||78||2/2023|
|Easier Said with Rum||Old Dominion||79||1/2023|
|The One||Music Travel Love||86||11/2022|
|Guys Like Me||Roman Alexander||80||10/2022|
|Worst Guy Ever||Callista Clark||77||10/2022|
|Tell You Enough||Jessie James Decker||93||10/2021|
|Then You Do||Brett Eldridge||78||6/2020|
For all the fun that Foxtrot is, there's not a lot of new music of that style recently released. So, here's a few of my favorites--not DJ remixes or ballroom orchestra mash-ups. These are original releases or covers.
|Walking Baby Back Home||James Taylor||99||5/1997|
|Another Swing and a Miss||Andrea Zonn||104||9/2015|
|I Wonder||Rosanne Cash||113||6/2011|
|Right on the Money||Alan Jackson||114||11/2010|
|Walking on Sunshine||Jazzystics||112||6/2006|
|Taking a Chance on Love||Renee Olstead||111||5/2004|
|You've Got a Friend in Me||Randy Newman||116||11/1995|
|Some Kind of Trouble||Tanya Tucker||119||12/1990|
|It Ain't Nothin'||Keith Whitley||120||10/1989|
|Material Girl||Cassandra Beck||120||6/2014|