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Great Music for Tapping (karma: 7)
By AussieAsherinamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Sep 13, 2003 01:08 AM

Inspired by some of the other posts on boards like jazz or lyrical, I have decided to start a sticky thread on here so that we can compile all the great music for tap under the one post.

Suggest your favorite tap songs! To make it extra helpful for people, perhaps suggest what type of song it is (funky, for kids, traditional, swing, musical theatre, etc). This should be a helpful resource for all the tappers!

Some of my suggestions:

Funky Songs-
Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim
Because We Can from Moulin Rouge
James Bond Techno Remix (by Moby I think)

Kids Songs-
Reach for the Stars by S Club 7
S Club Party by S Club 7
A lot of songs by Hi 5

Traditional Type Songs-
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing
Overture from Chicago
Roxie's Suite from Chicago

As you can see I don't have that many suggestions, so help this list grow by adding your song ideas!

324 Replies to Great Music for Tapping

re: Great Music for Tapping
By SnowWhitemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Sep 13, 2003 08:13 AM
Edited by blochbabie (46528) on 2003-09-13 08:13:49 typo
Good idea Ashlee! Here's my contribution! I tried to put them into the same categories that you used so some of them might seem a little out there :D

Funky Songs
Because we can - Moulin Rouge
Miss otis regrets - Bette Midler
She bangs - Ricky Martin
Viva las vegas - Elvis
The lady is a vamp - Spice girls
Who is it - Michael Jackson

Kids Songs
Rockin Robin - Jackson Five
Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
Baby face
Oh, you beautiful doll

Traditional Type Songs
In the mood - Glenn Miller
Zoot suit riot - Cherry poppin daddys
42nd street medley - 42nd street soundtrack
Sparkling diamonds - Moulin Rouge
Anything goes - unknown
Sing sing sing - Glenn Miller

re: Great Music for Tapping
By Dancergirl1282
On Sun Sep 14, 2003 08:56 PM
I have a few songs that are good for tap, but I didn't put them into any categories, sorry!:

State of Shock-Michael Jackson
How How, Do It, Move,Dance,Be Born-Yello
It's No Secret Anymore-Linda Eder
Hit & Run Holiday-from the Flinstones Soundtrack
Lime in the Coconut
Workin' Day & Night-Michael Jackson
River Deep-Celine Dion
Ooh la la-Wiseguys
Dancin' Fool
One-from A Chorus Line
Different Rhythms-Us Three
Mission Impossible Theme
Stuff Like That
re: Great Music for Tapping
By dance4lanimember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:41 PM
moulin rouge, can can
steamed heat
umm, cant think of any more right now
re: Great Music for Tapping
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Sep 27, 2003 08:41 AM
Edited by oz_helen (35388) on 2003-09-27 08:45:14 formatting
Most of these I've used for my students.

Funky songs
Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk
Pow! - Beastie Boys

Jazz/Big Band songs
Puttin' on the Ritz (from the "Cocktail Capers" Ultra Lounge CD)
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

Latin songs
Mambo Jambo
Tico Tico (both from the Ultra Lounge CDs)

Waltz Tap songs
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet (Zeferelli version not Luhrmann version)

Slow Tap songs
Chariots of Fire
Theme from St Elmo's Fire

Kids songs
Mickey Mouse Club
Can We Fix It? - Bob the Builder

Tap Songs
By serial7799
On Wed Oct 01, 2003 07:35 AM
Outkast - Rosa Parks
Outkast - Bombs Over Bagdad
Aaliyah - Try Again
Prodigy - Breathe
Ini Kamoze - Hotstepper
Michael Jackson - Blood on the Dancefloor
re: Great Music for Tapping
By Ghillie_Girlmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Oct 04, 2003 06:09 PM
definitely Canned Heat by Jamiroquai (sp?)
re: Great Music for Tapping
By kiwi_131
On Sun Oct 05, 2003 02:49 PM
This year my class is doing our own music...actualy no music @ all we are making our own beat then adding a song from chicago..Some cool tap artist are Janet jackson and j.lo.
re: Great Music for Tapping
By tappingangel
On Sun Oct 05, 2003 03:23 PM
hey, i juss have one for now, i'm workin on a list and i'll post it later on, if you're ver seen chicago you'll know what i'm talkin about, i danced to "we both reached for the gun" and it was AWESOME!!!! i did it with my tap partner Alex, he was awesome lol tt ya'll lata, happy tapping!!!!
re: Great Music for Tapping
By dancingrl247
On Wed Oct 08, 2003 02:36 PM
shake ya tailfeather
working day and night
start the commotion
little less conversation
boo yaka

its raining men
shes got that thing
mambo no.5
devil with a blue dress
jellys last jam- dr.jazz

little red riding hood
rockin robin
Music for tapping
By dance4ever09
On Sun Oct 12, 2003 07:16 PM
Thse are some of my fav. songs

Dance'n in the street
Boogie fever
and the last one I think is really a hip hop dance but I'm doing it this year Hokey Pokey

Brittany :D
re: Great Music for Tapping
By princess101
On Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:29 PM
Wow! "We Both Reached for the Gun" would be AWESOME for a tap routine. Haha, I'm gonna be working on that one all weekend now. If you want to be cute and stuff you could do "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" lol. It's ancient and old, but its really cute when you get down to it.
re: Great Music for Tapping
By Pipa
On Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:02 PM
ive just got one. i heard it today and started tapping to it. its the song from bridget jones diary, 'Hav eyou met miss Jones?' i dont know if it would be any good but
luv pipa x
re: Great Music for Tapping
By TheCoachmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Oct 28, 2003 08:57 AM
How about this for all you smashmouth fans. How about tapping to your an all star, Till the Morning Comes, or Hang on. Try those.

re: Great Music for Tapping
By AmyK
On Tue Oct 28, 2003 02:47 PM
techno songs r good & the best tap dance i saw last year was to smooth criminal by alien ant farm... & thats all i can think of for now
By fire_balldancer
On Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:31 PM
HEY how do u do a tap to B.o.b (bombs over baghdad) I would love to see a routine I am a huge fan out the outkast and that song write me back
Oh My GOD!
By Princess_LeeLee
On Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:52 PM
BWBB!!! We did that last year, it was so fun! but they mixed the classes so we had to go with the begginers!! Oh this year we are doing Roxie Hart Chicargo, and something else, i cant remember!!!
But The Devil Went Down To Georgia, from the Cyote Ulgy Soundtrack is good to tap to!
re: Great Music for Tapping
By devoteddancer23
On Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:35 PM
Jellie's Jam
All That Jazz
Stuff Like Taht
How Long Must I Wait For You
I Will Survive (really!!! It's cooll!!)
Freeze Frame
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Hit The Road Jack
Rock And Roll Music
Hot Rod Gang
Puttin On The Ritz
Sea Cruise
Heaven Hop (kids only!)
Miss Otis Regrets
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Austin Powers
Devil Went Down To Georgia
The South's Gonna Do It Again
Aaron's Party
Hold On Tight
We're In The Money
Good Morning
Boy From NYC
Traveling To Louisana
Polka Dots Checks and Stripes
For The Boys
Stupid Cupid
Tan Shoes & Pink Shoe Laces
Burnin' Love
Rockin' In The USA
Tick Tack

Our studio is on a 50's kick this year. Stuff like Grease music and others, must be the season!
Sorry I didn't know the authors, I know some, but not all! Some more will come, I know they will!
Dance without hesitation.
re: Great Music for Tapping
By SRSSD_dancer
On Tue Nov 04, 2003 08:17 PM
The devil went down to georgia is real cool, we did a team to it and its real good we have won it at every competition now. I also thing that the both reached for the gun would be real awesome
re: Great Music for Tapping
By Kfae
On Fri Nov 07, 2003 08:41 PM
We did Devil went down to Georgia for a clog routine last year and it was awesome. I am thinking about
Rythm is a Dancer (techno version)
Highway Star - deep purple
and that song from Kid Rock baw wit da baw or however it goes.
re: Great Music for Tapping
By dancing_angel88
On Thu Nov 13, 2003 06:01 PM
Jump Shout Boogie
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
Zoot Suit Riot
In the Navy (younger kids)
Go, Go, GO
Love Nobody But Me
I am Canadian
I Will Survive
re: Great Music for Tapping
By DontStopDancin
On Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:42 AM
Edited by DontStopDancin (66072) on 2003-11-15 11:43:16
Some good ones are:

"A Little Less Conversation" -Elvis Presley (So fun to tap to!)
"Burnin' Love" -Elvis Presley
"Boys and Girls" -Good Charlotte
"Bring Sally Up" -Moby (Has some awesome beats to mess around with)
"California Love" -Tupac ft. Dr. Dre (The original or instrumental version both would work great)
"Crazy in Love (Instrumental version)" -Beyonce Knowles
"Do Your Thing" -Basement Jaxx
"I Try To Think About Elvis" -Patty Loveless
"James Bond 007 remix" -Moby
"Jumpin' Jumpin" -Destiny's Child
"Just Push Play" -Aerosmith (Woah, this would be awesome!)
"Like I Love You (Remix)" -Justin Timberlake
"Long Time Gone" -Dixie Chicks (For the younger kids)
"Only the Good Die Young" -Billy Joel (Really good for adult tappers! Works for any age though)
"Popcorn (Techno remix)" -Dj Mystik and Dj Epic
"Pop (Instrumental)" -Nsync (Really funky and amazing for tap!)
"Sandstorm" -Darude
"Smooth Criminal" -Micheal Jackson or Alien Ant Farm
"Zoot Suit Riot" -Cherry Poppin' Daddies
-Also, anything from the Drumline soundtrack is really cool
re: Great Music for Tapping
By ladybug981
On Fri Nov 21, 2003 08:22 AM
thanks for doing that guys! my teacher has been looking for some music for our next #!
re: Great Music for Tapping
By chynafunkmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Nov 21, 2003 02:04 PM
"I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself" - White Stripes
re: Great Music for Tapping
By H2Tchickmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Nov 21, 2003 07:48 PM
Walk this way (?)
and Big Doll House (Hairspray)

thats all i can think of

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