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Genre: swing

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Parent Genre: easy listening

Swing music is a genre that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by its upbeat tempo, lively rhythms, and emphasis on improvisation. It features a big band sound with brass and woodwind instruments, and often includes vocalists. Swing music was popular for dancing and socializing, and its influence can still be heard in modern jazz and pop music. Some of the most iconic swing songs are known for their catchy melodies and memorable lyrics.


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Piano, Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Vibraphone, Drum Kit, Double Bass, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer

Popular swing Songs


Top New swing Songs of 2024


Most popular swing albums

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Tex Beneke And His Music In The Miller Mood
2004
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Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays
1962
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Solitude
1956
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Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
1958
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What A Wonderful World
1968
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Jazz Profiles
2008
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My Kind Of Music
1961
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Djangologie Vol15 / 1946 - 1947
1970
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New York 1935-1937, Vol. A
2003
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Pure Gold
1980
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Unforgettable
1954
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Late Night Benny Goodman
2024
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Bob Crosby and the Bobcats: The Complete Standard Transcriptions
2004
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Texas Chatter
2008
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Timeless: Billy Eckstine
2002

swing music by decade

Explore swing history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of swing artists

Here is a list of swing artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the swing genre. You can find out what swing genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 48 376538
2 47 130320
3 39 65841
4 21 7667
5 42 24417
6 25 23228
7 43 105204
8 27 28866
9 18 8860
10 17 3078
11 15 3233
12 18 7079
13 32 31895
14 33 40558
15 59 353466
16 29 6729
17 53 508267
18 15 4188
19 26 16230
20 18 11421
21 40 127956
22 27 19362
23 15 4332
24 13 2369
25 44 47084
26 17 9926
27 31 52773
28 24 30345
29 35 34059
30 67 2880734
31 20 2667
32 18 2804
33 23 10277
34 23 28946
35 15 3878
36 46 28277
37 32 19160
38 33 14142
39 29 14557
40 27 7411
41 41 40251
42 37 119415
43 18 5652
44 25 18114
45 48 100340
46 37 145158
47 61 1888133
48 37 9854
49 29 54670
50 30 19184
51 33 8664
52 41 10601
53 64 2463904
54 65 2232581
55 27 29775
56 27 7315
57 30 58783
58 25 4328
59 32 47563
60 33 28291
61 32 13641
62 30 11664
63 17 8245
64 29 25463
65 27 25978
66 16 2114
67 54 877056
68 23 6142
69 8 2886
70 19 8523
71 18 4314
72 17 5232
73 15 17622
74 13 4332
75 43 180235
76 45 181465
77 11 5216
78 54 198269
79 32 29732
80 53 199455
81 17 4487
82 19 2351
83 48 395040
84 42 141549
85 56 1083134
86 15 2840
87 36 51276
88 36 36451
89 40 150870
90 37 106138
91 36 98188
92 34 56574
93 33 36837
94 30 45692
95 21 5501
96 24 8177
97 24 6033
98 14 1617
99 9 925
100 9 729

swing playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular swing music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.