tap dance music

It can be difficult to find great tap dance music.

I have spent many hours listening to songs, hoping to find a groove that sparks my creativity. Also, tap dancers often have the opportunity to perform with live musicians but don’t know what tune to ask the band to play…

This list along with the new tap dance songs website has lots of musical gems for you to explore.

Several top tap dancers shared their favorite tap music!

Everything listed below is considered a “jazz standard” so most musicians will be familiar with them.

I have also included links to many of these artist’s websites!

Brenda Bufalino

“Bye Bye Blackbird” – John Coltrane/Miles Davis
“Lullaby of the Leaves” – Mary Lou Williams
‘Anthropology” – Charlie Parker

Sam Weber

“Waltz for Debby” – Bill Evans
“Oleo” – Sonny Rollins
“Secret Love” – Sammy Fain

Jason Samuels-Smith

“Shiny Stockings” – Count Basie
“Little Sunflower” – Freddie Hubbard
“A Train” – Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Chloe Arnold

“In a Sentimental Mood” – Duke Ellington/John Coltrane
“A Night In Tunisia” – Dizzy Gillespie
“Caravan” – Thelonious Monk

Josh Hilberman

“Now’s the Time” – Charlie Parker
“A Night In Tunisia” – Dizzy Gillespie
“Up Jumped Spring” – Freddie Hubbard

Jimmy Tate

“Billie’s Bounce” – Charlie Parker
“Take 5” – Dave Brubeck

Jeremy K

“On Green Dolphin Street” – John Coltrane/Miles Davis
“Cute” – Count Basie

Andrew Nemr

“A Train” – Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn
“Satin Doll” – Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” – Duke Ellington

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  • October 19, 2007 at 7:10 pm
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    I saw a dance group do a very nice tap number with the song YES SIR THAT’S MY BABY.

  • October 19, 2007 at 7:19 pm
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    Thanks for sharing that tune Melissa. Contributions like that help to make this post even more valuable.

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  • November 12, 2007 at 8:34 pm
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    wadda great list! Joy Spring would be a cool tune to dance to, also Sing, Sing, Sing.

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  • December 13, 2007 at 12:18 am
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    Sing sing sing by benny goodman was my solo song for 2 years

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  • July 18, 2008 at 6:41 am
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    i am doing a tap dance reserach and I need the web master of this site. Who is he??
    thanks
    ps excellent music to tap!!

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  • January 11, 2009 at 11:04 am
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    Whilst searching for one of the suggested tunes on itunes, I discovered it on an album called “Essential Jazz Masters”. I am in the process of buying/downloading the album which has 150 tracks at a cost of £7.99. So many of the tracks (I’ve sampled only some) seems really useful for tap. Quite a bargain it would seem!

  • March 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm
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    i am looking for some old recordings of songs they use in my three year old daughters tap class any suggestions where to begin to search

  • March 10, 2009 at 6:16 am
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    Hi Robert,

    I always recommend that folks start at Amazon.com. They seem to have (or know about) everything! Which songs are you looking for?

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  • April 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm
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    i love this music sing sing sing from benny goodman it’s amazing does soemone knows a tittle of a song like this one ?
    thx ..

  • April 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm
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    sing, sing, sing by benny goodman is the best tap song. it was my tap duet for 5 years and it hit platnium. great song!

  • May 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm
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    My dance class once did a tap number to leaning on a lampost. Most of the other songs we’ve danced to have been more modern, like the song stupid cupid. It worked though!

  • June 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm
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    I am looking for a good stevie wonder song for some baby boomers to tap to. we are beginner tappers. suggestions?

  • August 14, 2009 at 9:21 am
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    I’m looking for a good, short piece of tap dance music that’s in the public domain. It’s for a scene in a play and I don’t want performances encumbered by copyright restrictions on the music. (The scene originally used “Bye, Bye, Blues” — but that turns out *not* to be in the public domain.) Best would be a tune that an audience is likely to know and recognize instantly as being virtually a cliche to tap dance to. I’d be grateful for any suggestions.

  • March 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm
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    I was a tapper for 15 years and now I’m about to get married in about 7 months. I want to do a number with my future husband as I surprise during our reception. What’s a good song that would be cute and entertaining? Any suggestions? I really appreciate it.

  • March 9, 2010 at 10:27 am
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    Hi Shell-Bell,

    I would recommend “Fever” by Patti Drew. That was the first thing that popped into my head. Maybe someone else will also post a recommendation!

    Taps

  • August 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm
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    I am looking for some tap music to be used for drills, barre and center floor exercises. Suggestions appreciated.

  • September 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm
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    2 UNLIMITED\ GET READY FOR THIS

    2 UNLIMITED\ TWILIGHT ZONE

    20 FINGERS\ Short Short Man

    69 BOYZ\ TOOTSIE ROLL

    98 DEG\ BECAUSE OF YOU

    98 DEG\ I DO

    AALIYAH\ Back & Forth

    AB LOGIC\ HITMAN

    ABBA\ DANCING QUEEN

    AC/DC\ YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG

    ACE OF BASE\ CRUEL SUMMER

    ADAM ANT\ GOODY TWO SHOES

    ADINA HOWARD\ Freak Like Me

    AEROSMITH\ I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING

    AFTER THE FIRE\ DER KOMMISSAR

    ALANNAH MYLES\ BLACK VELVET

    ALICIA BRIDGES\ I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE

    ALL-4-ONE\ (She’s Got) Skillz

    AMBER\ One More Night

    ANIMOTION\ OBSESSION

    ANITA WARD\ RING MY BELL

    ARETHA FRANKLIN\ RESPECT

    ARETHA FRANKLIN\ FREEWAY OF LOVE

    ATLANTIC STAR\ ALWAYS

    B WITCHED\ CEST LA VE

    B52’S\ LOVE SHACK

    BACKSTREET BOYS\ I’LL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART

    BACKSTREET BOYS\ I WANT IT THAT WAY

    BALTIMORA\ TARZAN BOY

    BANANARAMA\ VENUS

    BANGLES\ WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

    BARENAKED LADIES\ ONE WEEK

    BARRY MANILOW\ COPACABANA

    BEACH BOYS\ KOKOMO

    BEASTIE BOYS\ INTERGALACTIC

    BEATLES\ TWIST & SHOUT

    BEE GEE’S\ TRAGITY

    BEE GEES\ NIGHTS ON BROADWAY

    BEE GEES\ STAYIN’ ALIVE

    BEE GEES\ HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

    BEE GEES\ JIVE TALKIN

    BEE GEES\ MORE THAN A WOMAN

    BEE GEES\ NIGHT FEVER

    BEE GEES\ YOU SHOULD BE DANCING

    BENNY MARDONEZ\ INTO THE NIGHT

    BERLIN\ TAKE MY BREATH AWAY

    BILL MEDLEY / WARNES\ (I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE

    BILLY OCEAN\ CARIBBEAN QUEEN

    BILLY OCEAN\ GET OUTTA MY DREAMS…

    BILLY SQUIRE\ THE STROKE

    BIZARRE INC.\ I’M GONNA GET YOU

    BLACK BOX\ STRIKE IT UP

    BLACK BOX\ EVERYBODY EVERYBODY

    BLACKOUT ALL-STARS\ I Like It Like That

    BLACKSTREET MYA MASE\ TAKE ME THERE

    BLONDIE\ THE TIDE IS HIGH

    BLONDIE\ RAPTURE

    BLUES BROTHERS\ SOUL MAN

    BLUES TRAVELER\ Runaround

    BOB MARLEY\ COULD YOU BE LOVED

    BOB SEGER\ OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL

    BOBBY BROWN\ MY PREROGATIVE

    BOBBY DARIN\ SPLISH SPLASH

    BOBBY DAY\ ROCKIN ROBIN

    BOYS DON’T CRY\ I WANNA BE A COWBOY

    BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA\ JUMP JIVE WAIL

    BRITNEY SPEARS\ BABY ONE MORE TIME

    BRITNEY SPEARS\ SOMETIMES

    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN\ DANCING IN THE DARK

    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN\ PINK CADILLAC

    BUSTER POINDEXTER\ HOT HOT HOT

    C.C.R\ PROUD MARY

    C&C MUSIC\ HERE WE GO

    C&C MUSIC\ MAKE YOU SWEAT

    CAMEO\ WORD UP

    CARDIGANS\ Love Fool

    CARL DOUGLAS\ KUNG FU FIGHTING

    CARS\ SHAKE IT UP

    CELINE DION\ MY HEART WILL GO ON

    CELINE DION\ TO LOVE YOU MORE

    CHAKA KHAN\ I FEEL FOR YOU

    CHER\ BELIVE

    CHERRY POPIN DADDIES\ ZOOT SUIT RIOT

    CHERYL LYNN\ GOT TO BE REAL

    CHIC\ GOOD TIMES

    CHIC \ LE FREAK

    CHRIS DE BURGH\ THE LADY IN RED

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA\ GENIE IN A BOTTLE

    CHUBBY CHECKER\ LIMBO ROCK

    CHUBBY CHECKER\ THE TWIST

    CHUBBY CHECKER\ LET’S TWIST AGAIN

    CHUCK BERRY\ JOHNNY B. GOOD

    CHUCK WILLIS\ C.C. RIDER

    CHUMBAWAMBA\ TUBTHUMPING

    CITIZEN KING\ BETTER DAYS

    CLARENCE CARTER\ STROKIN

    CLASH\ ROCK THE CASBAR

    COLOR ME BAD\ I WANNA SEX YOU UP

    COMMITMENTS\ MUSTANG SALLY

    COMMODORES\ BRICK HOUSE

    COMPANY B.\ FASCINATED

    CONTOURS\ DO YOU LOVE ME

    CORONA\ RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT

    CRYSTAL WATERS\ 100% PURE LOVE

    CYNDI LAUPER\ GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

    DAVID BOWIE\ LET’S DANCE

    DAZZ BAND\ LET IT WHIP

    DEAD OR ALIVE\ YOU SPIN ME ROUND

    DEBARGE\ RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT

    DEEE-LITE\ GROOVE IS IN HEART

    DEEP BLUE SOMETHING\ BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

    DEF LEPPARD\ POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME

    DEF LEPPARD\ PROMISES

    DENIECE WILLIAMS\ LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOY

    DEPECHE MODE\ ENJOY THE SILENCE

    DEVO\ WHIP IT

    DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS\ COME ON EILEEN

    Diana KING\ Shy Guy

    Diana KING\ Ain’t Nobody

    DIANA ROSS\ UPSIDE DOWN

    DIGITAL UNDERGROUND\ THE HUMPTY DANCE

    DION\ THE WANDERER

    DION\ RUNAROUND SUE

    DJ MIKO\ What’s Up?

    DON MCLEAN\ AMERICAN PIE (LONG VERSION)

    DONNA SUMMER\ HOT STUFF

    DONNA SUMMER\ BAD GIRLS

    DONNA SUMMER\ LAST DANCE

    E.U.\ DA BUTT

    EAGLE EYE CHERRY\ SAVE TONIGHT

    EARTH WIND & FIRE\ LET’S GROOVE

    EARTH WIND & FIRE\ SEPTEMBER

    EARTH WIND FIRE\ SING A SONG

    EDDY GRANT\ ELECTRIC AVENUE

    EDWIN MCCAIN\ I’LL BE

    EDWIN MCCAIN\ I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE

    ELVIS PRESLEY\ JAILHOUSE ROCK

    EMOTIONS\ BEST OF MY LOVE

    ENRIQUE IGLESIAS\ BAILAMOS

    ENVOGUE\ MY LOVIN’

    ERIC CLAPTON\ WONDERFUL TONIGHT

    ERIC CLAPTON\ BLUE EYES BLUE

    ESCAPE CLUB\ WILD WILD WEST

    EURYTHMICS\ SWEET DREAMS

    EVELYN KING\ LOVE COME DOWN

    EVELYN KING\ SHAME

    EXPOSE’\ POINT OF NO RETURN

    EXPOSE’\ COME GO WITH ME

    FAITH HILL\ THIS KISS (REMIX)

    FALCO\ ROCK ME AMADEUS

    FLOCK OF SEAGULLS\ IRAN

    FOUR SEASONS\ OH WHAT A NIGHT -DEC, 1963

    FRANKIE GOES TO …\ RELAX

    FRANKIE SMITH\ DOUBLE DUTCH BUS

    FREAK NASTY\ Da Dip

    FREESTYLERS\ HERE WE GO

    FUGEES\ Killing Me Softly

    GAP BAND\ YOU DROPPED A BOMB

    GARTH BROOKS\ LOST IN YOU

    GARTH BROOKS \ FEEL MY LOVE

    GEORGE MICHAEL\ I WANT YOUR SEX

    Gina G \ Ooh Aah … Just A Little Bit

    GLEN MILLER\ IN THE MOOD

    GLORIA GAYNOR\ I WILL SURVIVE

    GO-GO’S\ OUR LIPS OUR SEALED

    GO-GO’S\ WE GOT THE BEAT

    GOO GOO DOLLS\ IRIS

    GRAND FUNK\ THE LOCOMOTION

    GRANDMASTER MELLE\ WHITE LINES

    GREEN DAY\ TIME OF YOUR LIFE

    GROOVE THEORY\ Tell Me

    HADDAWAY\ WHAT IS LOVE

    HEATWAVE\ ALWAYS AND FOREVER

    HEATWAVE\ BOOGIE NIGHTS

    HEATWAVE\ GROOVE LINE

    HEAVY D\ NOW THAT WE FOUND LOVE

    HERBIE HANCOCK\ ROCKIT

    HOLLIES\ LONG COOL WOMAN

    HOOCH\ EVERYTHING

    HOUSE OF PAIN\ JUMP AROUND

    HUMAN LEAGUE\ DONT YOU WANT YOU

    IMANI COPPALA\ LEGEND OF A COWGIRL

    INFORMATION SOCIETY\ WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND…

    INI KAMOZE\ HERE COMES THE HOTSTEPPER

    INNER CIRCLE\ SWEAT

    INNER CIRCLE\ BAD BOYS

    INOJ\ TIME AFTER TIME

    INXS\ NEW SENSATION

    INXS\ WHAT YOU NEED

    J. GEILS BAND\ CENTERFOLD

    JACKSON 5\ ABC

    JACKSON 5\ DANCING MACHINE

    JAMIROQUAI\ ALRIGHT

    JANET JACKSON\ TOGETHER AGAIN

    JANET JACKSON\ GO DEEP

    JANET JACKSON\ RHYTHM NATION

    JANET JACKSON\ ESCAPADE

    JANET JACKSON\ MISS YOU MUCH

    JANET JACKSON\ PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

    JANET JACKSON\ WHEN I THINK OF YOU

    JANET JACKSON\ CONTROL

    JANIS JOPLIN\ ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

    JEFF HEALEY BAND\ ANGEL EYES

    JENNIFER LOPEZ\ IF YOU HAD MY LOVE

    JENNIFER PAIGE\ CRUSH

    JIM CROCE\ BAD BAD LEROY BROWN

    JIMMY BUFFETT\ MARGARITAVILLE

    JJ FAD\ SUPERSONIC

    JOAN JETT\ I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL

    Jocelyn ENRIQUEZ\ Do You Miss Me

    JOHN COUGAR\ HURTS SO GOOD

    JOHN COUGAR\ R.O.C.K. IN THE USA

    JOHN TRAVOLTA NEWTON\ GREASE Mega-Mix

    JOURNEY\ FAITHFULLY

    K7\ Move It Like This

    K7\ COME BABY COME

    KAJAGOOGOO\ TOO SHY

    KAOMA\ LAMBADA

    KATRINA & THE WAVES\ WALKING ON SUNSHINE

    KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND\ THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT

    KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND\ GET DOWN TONIGHT

    KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND\ SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE YOUR …

    KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND\ I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN

    KCI JOJO\ TELL ME ITS REAL

    KENNY LOGINS\ FOOTLOOSE

    KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD\ BLUE ON BLACK

    KINGSMEN\ LOUIE LOUIE

    KLYMAXX\ MEN ALL PAUSE

    KLYMAXX\ MEETING IN THE LADIES ROOM

    KOOL & THE GANG\ LET’S GO DANCING

    KOOL & THE GANG\ JUNGLE BOOGIE

    KOOL & THE GANG\ GET DOWN ON IT

    KOOL & THE GANG\ LADIES NIGHT

    KOOL & THE GANG\ FRESH

    KOOL & THE GANG\ CELEBRATION

    KYLIE MINOGUE\ LOCOMOTION

    La BOUCHE\ Sweet Dreams

    La BOUCHE\ Be My Lover

    LAID BACK\ WHITE HORSE

    LECLICK\ Tonight Is The Night

    LEN\ STEEL MY SUNSHINE

    LENNY KRAVITZ\ AMERICAN WOMAN

    LFO\ SUMMERGIRLS

    LIPPS INC.\ FUNKYTOWN

    LISETTE MENDEZ\ TOGETHER FOREVER

    LIVIN’ JOY\ Don’t Stop Movin’

    LOS DEL RIO\ MACARENA

    LOS LOBOS\ LA BAMBA

    LOVE & ROCKETS\ SO ALIVE

    LOVERBOY\ WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND

    LUTHER VANDROSS\ HERE AND KNOW

    LUTRICIA MCNEAL\ AIN’T THAT JUST THE WAY

    M\ POP MUSIC

    MADONNA\ CRAZY FOR YOU

    MADONNA\ LA ISLA BONITA

    MADONNA\ WHOS THAT GIRL

    MADONNA\ OPEN YOUR HEART

    MADONNA\ EXPRESS YOURSELF

    MADONNA\ INTO THE GROOVE

    MADONNA\ RESCUE ME

    MADONNA\ HOLIDAY

    MADONNA\ LUCKY STAR

    MADONNA\ BORDERLINE

    MADONNA\ LIKE A VIRGIN

    MADONNA\ BEAUTIFUL STRANGER

    MADONNA\ RAY OF LIGHT

    MADONNA\ MATERIAL GIRL

    MADONNA\ DRESS YOU UP

    MANDY MOORE\ CANDY

    MARC ANTHONY\ I NEED TO KNOW

    MARCIA GRIFFITHS\ ELECTRIC BOOGIE

    MARIAH CAREY\ Fantasy

    MARIAH CAREY\ SOMEDAY

    MARIAH CAREY\ EMOTIONS

    MARK MORRISON\ Return Of The Mack

    MARRS\ PUMP UP THE VOLUME

    MARY JANE GIRLS\ IN MY HOUSE

    MATCHBOX 20\ REAL WORLD

    MAXAMILLION\ SEXUAL HEALING

    MAXAMILLION\ Take Your Time (Do It Right)

    MAXAMILLION\ Fat Boy

    MEATLOAF\ PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD …

    MEJA\ ALL ‘BOUT THE MONEY

    MEN WITHOUT HATS\ SAFETY DANCE

    MEREDITH BROOKS\ BITCH

    MIAMI SOUND MACHINE\ CONGA

    MIAMI SOUND MACHINE\ RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU

    MICHAEL JACKSON\ THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL

    MICHAEL JACKSON\ BILLE JEAN

    MICHAEL JACKSON\ DON’T STOP TILL YOU GET …

    MICHAEL JACKSON\ WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING

    MIDNIGHT STAR\ NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR

    MILLI VANILLI\ GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE

    MODERN ENGLISH\ I MELT WITH YOU

    MONICA\ For You I Will

    MONIFAH\ TOUCH IT

    MONTELL JORDAN\ THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

    MORRIS DAY / TIME\ THE BIRD

    MR PRESIDENT\ COCO JAMBOO

    N SYNC\ A LITTLE MORE TIME ON YOU

    N SYNC\ I WANT YOU BACK

    N-TRANCE\ DO YA THINK IM SEXY

    N-TRANCE\ Stayin’ Alive

    NENA\ 99 LUFT- RED- BALLONS

    NEW RADICALS\ YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE

    NEWCLEUS\ JAM ON IT

    NEXT\ TOO CLOSE

    NICE-N-WILD\ DIAMOND GIRL

    NO DOUBT\ Spiderwebs

    NU SHOOZ\ I CAN’T WAIT

    O M C\ How Bizarre

    OFFSPRING\ PRETTY FLY

    ORGY\ BLUE MONDAY

    OTIS DAY\ SHOUT

    OUTHERE BROTHERS\ Boom Boom Boom

    PAT BENATAR\ HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT

    PATRICE RUSHEN\ FORGET ME NOTS

    PATRICK HERNANDEZ\ BORN TO BE ALIVE

    PATSY CLINE\ CRAZY

    PAULA ABDUL\ OPPOSITES ATTRACT

    PAULA COLE\ I DON’T WANT TO WAIT

    Paula COLE\ Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

    PEACHES & HERB\ SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING

    PEARL JAM\ LAST KISS

    PEBBLES\ MERCEDES BOY

    PHIL COLLINS\ GROOVY KIND OF LOVE

    PHIL COLLINS\ YOULL BE IN MY HEART

    PHIL COLLINS\ SUSSUDIO

    PLANET SOUL\ Set U Free

    POINTER SISTERS\ JUMP

    PRINCE\ KISSS

    PRINCE\ I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER

    PRINCE\ 1999…

    PRINCE\ EROTIC CITY

    PRINCE\ WHEN DOVES CRY

    PRINCE\ LET’S GO CRAZY

    PRINCE \ LITTLE RED CORVETTE

    PROCLAIMERS\ 500 MILES

    PSYCHECELIC FURS\ LOVE MY WAY

    QUAD CITY DJS\ TRAIN

    QUEEN\ ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    RAZE\ BREAK FOR LOVE

    READY FOR THE WORLD\ OH SHEILA

    REAL MCCOY\ ANOTHER NIGHT

    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS\ SCAR TISSUE

    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS\ Love Rollercoaster

    RICK ASTLEY\ NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP

    RICK JAMES\ SUPER FREAK

    RICKY MARTIN\ SHES ALL I EVER HAD

    RICKY MARTIN\ Maria

    RICKY MARTIN\ LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA

    RICKY MARTIN\ CUP OF LIFE

    RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS\ UNCHAINED MELODY

    RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS\ YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’

    ROB BASE\ IT TAKES TWO

    ROBERT PALMER\ BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU

    ROBIN S\ SHOW ME LOVE

    ROBYN\ SHOW ME LOVE

    ROBYN\ Do You Know (What It Takes)

    ROBYN\ DO YOU REALLY WANT ME

    ROCKELL\ I Fell In Love

    ROMANTICS\ WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU

    ROSE ROYCE\ CAR WASH

    ROULA\ Lick It

    ROY ORBISON\ OH PRETTY WOMAN

    RUPERT HOLMS\ ESCAPE (PINA COLADA SONG)

    RUSTED ROOT\ ECTASY

    SALT-N-PEPA\ WHATTA A MAN

    SALT-N-PEPA\ PUSH IT

    SAMANTHA FOX\ TOUCH ME

    SANTANA ROB THOMAS\ SMOOTH

    SAVAGE GARDEN\ TRULY MADLY DEEPLY

    SAVAGE GARDEN\ I Want You (Import Version)

    SCANDAL\ THE WARRIOR

    SEMISONIC\ CLOSING TIME

    SHAGGY JANET\ LUV ME LUV ME

    SHALAMAR\ DANCING IN THE SHEETS

    SHANIA TWAIN\ DONT BE STUPID

    SHANIA TWAIN\ THAT DON’T IMPRESS ME MUCH

    SHANIA TWAIN\ MAN I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN

    SHANIA TWAIN\ FROM THIS MOMENT ON

    SHANIA TWAIN\ HONEY I’M HOME

    SHANNON\ LET THE MUSIC PLAY

    SHELIA E\ GLAMOROUS LIFE

    SHELIA E.\ LOVE BIZARRE

    SHERYL CROW\ ALL I WANNA DO

    SHERYL CROW\ A Change Would Do You Good

    SHOOTER\ LIFES A BITCH

    SIMPLY RED\ IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW

    SIR MIX A LOT\ BABYS GOT BACK

    SISTER SLEDGE\ WE ARE FAMILY

    SIX PENCE\ KISS ME

    SLY FOX\ LET’S GO ALL THE WAY

    SMASH MOUTH\ ALL STAR

    SMASH MOUTH\ WALKIN’ ON THE SUN

    SMASH MOUTH\ CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOU BABY

    SOFT CELL\ TAINTED LOVE

    SOS BAND\ TAKE YOUR TIME …

    SOUL II SOUL\ KEEP ON MOVING

    SOUL II SOUL\ BACK TO LIFE

    SPICE GIRLS\ Say You’ll be There

    SPICE GIRLS\ WANNA BE

    SPICE GIRLS\ SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

    SPIN DOCTORS\ LITTLE MISS CAN’T BE WRONG

    SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS\ Hell

    STARPOINT\ OBJECT OF MY DESIRE

    STEREO MC’S\ ELEVATE MY MIND

    STEVE MILLER BAND\ ROCK’N ME

    STEVE WINWOOD\ ROLL WITH IT

    STEVIE B\ FUNKY MELODY

    STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN\ PRIDE AND JOY

    STRAY CATS\ ROCK THIS TOWN

    SUGAR RAY\ FLY

    SUGAR RAY\ EVERY MORNING

    SUGAR RAY\ SOMEDAY

    SUGARHILL GANG\ RAPPERS DELIGHT

    SUPREMES\ STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE

    SURFARIS\ WIPEOUT

    SWEETBOX\ U MAKE MY LOVE COME DOWN

    SYLVERS\ BOOGIE FEVER

    TAG TEAM\ WHOOMP THERE IT IS

    TALKING HEADS\ ONCE IN A LIFETIME

    TASTE OF HONEY\ BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE

    TAYLOR DAYNE\ TELL IT TO MY HEART

    TECHNOTRONIC\ PUMP UP THE JAM

    TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY\ WISHING WELL

    THE KNACK\ MY SHARONA

    THE TIME\ JUNGLE LOVE

    TIMBUK 3\ THE FUTURES SO BRIGHT

    TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB\ RUMORS

    TLC\ UNPRETTY

    TLC\ NO SCRUBS

    TOMMY TUTONE\ 867-5309 / JENNY

    TONE LOC\ FUNKY COLD MEDINA

    TONE LOC\ WILD THING

    TONI BASIL\ MICKEY

    TONI BRAXTON\ You’re Makin’ Me High

    TOUCH AND GO\ WOULD YOU SALSA

    TRAMMPS\ DISCO INFERNO

    UB 40\ RED RED WINE

    VAN HALEN\ JUMP

    VAN MCCOY\ THE HUSTLE

    VAN MORRISON\ BROWN EYED GIRL

    VANESSA WILLIAMS\ SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST

    VANILLA ICE\ ICE ICE BABY

    VARIOUS ARTISTS\ ESPN Presents The Jock Jam

    VENGA BOYS\ WE LIKE TO PARTY

    VICKI SUE ROBINSON\ TURN THE BEAT AROUND

    VILLAGE PEOPLE\ Y.M.C.A.

    VILLAGE PEOPLE\ MACHO MAN

    VIOLENT FEMMES\ BLISTER IN THE SUN

    VITAMIN C\ SMILE

    WANG CHUNG\ EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT

    WAR\ LOW RIDER

    WEATHER GIRLS\ IT’S RAINING MEN

    WHAM\ CARELESS WHISPER

    WHAM\ WAKE ME UP…

    WHEN IN ROME\ THE PROMISE

    WHISPERS\ ROCK STEADY

    WHITNEY HOUSTON\ I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

    WILD CHERRY\ PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC

    WILL SMITH\ WILD WILD WEST

    WILL SMITH\ GETTING JIGGY WIT IT

    WILL SMITH\ MIAMI

    WILL SMITH\ MEN IN BLACK

    YOUNG M.C.\ BUST A MOVE

    ZHANE’\ Shame

    ZZ TOP\ GIMME ALL YOUR LOVIN’

  • October 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm
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    If any of you guys like the acoustic type of song to tap to, check out Boyce Avenue. They have a lot of remakes of popular songs that are acoustic, and they’re pretty good. You can look them up on youtube and they also are on itunes. 🙂

  • December 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm
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    Thanks for sharing this list. I linked to it from the TapDanceGals website, we’re always looking for new songs to tap to!

  • March 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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    My group is having a great time using drumsticks and tapping to “BOM BOM BOM” by Sam and the Womp!

  • June 25, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    We had a lot of fun tapping to Hit the Road Jack in my adult tap class.

  • September 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm
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    Hi, I am looking for a song called “Traveling to Louisiana”. We used it for a tap number in 1990 and I can’t find it anywhere. I’ve looked on a couple different music sites but I am not finding anything. Does anyone know where I can find the music?
    Thank you!

  • September 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm
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    Laura,

    Are you sure of the name of the song? Also, is it a country song?

    Taps

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