9 Romantic Foxtrot Songs Perfect for Date Night

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So you’re looking for some foxy and romantic songs to foxtrot the night away to? Look no further, I’ve rounded up 10 of the best songs to make your sweetheart swoon while you foxtrot into the wee hours of the morning. 

This list is purely organized off my personal preference so feel free to make your own judgments on each song. But I hope these love songs give you some inspiration for any date night, Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or wedding playlists you might be creating.

This list has a mix of classical and pop, sensual and sentimental, playful and flirtatious songs. They two things that unite them? Swoon-worthy lyrics and a rhythm that’s perfect for dancing the foxtrot.

1. “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr  

This song has an upbeat intro to catch your attention and make you smile, before sliding into a smooth and lovely foxtrot. No matter if you hit every beat perfectly or happen to miss a step, these lyrics about loving someone despite and because of their faults will set the mood for a beautiful night together. 

2. “All I Do Is Dream of You” by Michael Bublé

I’m a Michael Buble fan as much as the next person. This song hits you right in the lovey-dovey feelings and will have you and your partner smiling the whole way through. If you can’t stop thinking about someone, this is the song and dance to tell them so.

3. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

You probably find your loved one beautiful, no matter if they’re in sweatpants or a snazzy outfit. So this is a perfect foxtrot for any night you want to express how much you adore them and the way they look. It’s a tender song with a great beat for a foxtrot. 

4. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Do you truly feel like a better person when your other half is around? This song is a great way to tell and show them at the same time. Your loved one is your partner in more ways than one, and foxtrotting to this will let them know. 

5. “I’m In the Mood for Love” by Louis Armstrong

This romantic song will set the mood as you and your partner leisurely foxtrot around your living room or local ballroom. Louis Armstrong will serenade them while you sweep them off their feet and hold them close. 

6. “Deed I Do” by Ella Fitzgerald 

This is a super fun foxtrot with an upbeat song and lovey-dovey message from Ella Fitzgerald. It’s catchy, and you’ll find yourself and your loved twirling with ease from beginning to end .

7. “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars

When you need a song that packs an emotional punch and has a great foxtrot beat, this is the one. If you can’t bear the thought of being without your special person, a foxtrot to this song will leave your feelings clear. 

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8. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz 

“I’m Yours” is a well-known love song, but it’s also a fun foxtrot. Float through a romantic night with this easy-going beat and a melody that will capture the heart of your loved one. 

9. “If I Didn’t Have You” by Billy Crystal and John Goodman 

Yes, this is a song from Monsters, Inc. But it’s also a delightfully sweet foxtrot—and a great way to get your loved one to crack a smile if they’ve had a hard day. Feel free to sing the words to this song while you foxtrot around the room. Laughs are guaranteed, with some warm fuzzy feelings to boot. 

May all your romantic adventures go smoothly, and happy foxtrotting!

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