National playlist

Music is an integral part of Rock 'n' Roll dancing and competition music is selected from the National Playlist. 

It is recommended that competition dancers are familiar with the music on the playlist.

Clubs who have any questions about the music are to contact the Association Secretary.

The National Play List consists of agreed songs recorded between the years of 1951 and 1964 inclusive and are original recording and artist (or most known version).

The songs for the list are a minimum of 1 minute 45 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes in length.

  • Slow songs are from 110 bpm to 136 bpm inclusive
  • Medium songs are from 137 bpm to 156 bpm inclusive
  • Fast songs are from 155 bpm to 185 bpm inclusive

2023 National Play List

The updated song list for 2023 is available for downloading through the link below.

The document can be printed as it is on A4 paper or as a booklet.