The Two-Part Totally Tango Playlist

totally tangoBorn near the border of the Argentina and Uruguay in the 1890’s was a dance called the Tango. This sensual dance has brought couples together to perform synchronized movements in small clubs and on small dance floors for many years to come. This dance has become a well-known and widely danced routine, leaving many dancers searching for the best songs to perform a great Tango.

The list below is made up of two sections: first are 16 traditional tango dance songs and second are 22 more modern tango music from recent years. Different dancers like to dance to different types of music, so we thought it couldn’t hurt to include a variety.


Part One

  1. Villurca by Idealtango
  2. Where or When by Peggy Lee
  3. El Apronte by Juan D’Arienzo
  4. El Flete by D’Arienzo Orchestra
  5. Milonga Triste by Hugo Diaz
  6. El Calabozo by Carlos Di SarliSexteto
  7. Poema by Orquesta Francisco Canaro
  8. Don Juan by Carlos Di Sarli
  9. Verdemar by Carlos Di Sarli Y Su Orquesta Tipica
  10. Lagrimas y Sonrisas by Rodolfo Biagi
  11. Palomita Blanca by Anibal Troilo con Floreal Ruiz
  12. Milonga sentimental by Ernesto Fama & Orquesta tipica Francisco Canaro
  13. Reliquias portenas by Orquesta tipica Francisco Canaro
  14. Pensalo Bien by D’Arienzo Orchestra
  15. Hotel Victoria by Orquesta Francisco Canaro
  16. Champagne Tango by Carlos Di Sarli

Part Two

  1. You Shook Me All Night Long by ACDC
  2. Manic Monday by Bangles
  3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
  4. Bandstand Boogie by Barry Manilow
  5. Help Me Rhonda by Beach Boys
  6. I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
  7. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Bette Midler
  8. Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets
  9. Easy Money by Billy Joel
  10. Who’s Making Love? by The Blues Brothers
  11. Footloose by Kenny Loggins
  12. Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) by Leo Sayer
  13. Go Daddy-O by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  14. Your Mama Don’t Dance by Loggins & Messina
  15. Kodachrome by Paul Simon
  16. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
  17. Bad Case Of Lovin’ You by Robert Palmer
  18. Hey Pachuco by Royal Crown Revue
  19. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
  20. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
  21. Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves
  22. Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann

As dances develop over time, so does the music that goes along with it. We hope you enjoy the variety of this playlist and that it helped you find some new favorite dance songs! We also have a “Forty Foxtrot Tracks” playlist for foxtrot dancers if that’s you and you’re interested.

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