The Cha Cha is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jordin in 1953. This rhythm was developed from the danzon by a syncopation of the fourth beat. The Cha Cha is danced in 4/4 time and the fourth beat is split in two. This give the cha cha both its characteristic rhythm (2, 3,4 & 1) and its onomatopoeic name (two three Cha Cha one).
The Cha Cha is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 30 and 31 measures per mintue (120 and 124 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Cha Cha songs between 120 and 124 beats per minute.
|Like/Play||Title - Artist||Artist||Tempo (BPM)||Tags|
|Let's Get Loud (131 BPM) - Jennifer Lopez||Jennifer Lopez||131||4/4 Pop||4/4 Pop|
|Oye Como Va (128 BPM) - Santana||Santana||128||4/4 70'S 80'S Latin Low Energy Pop Rock Soundtrack dance-and-dj||4/4 70'S 80'S Latin Low Energy Pop Rock Soundtrack dance-and-dj|
|Rie y Llora (128 BPM) - Celia Cruz||Celia Cruz||128||4/4 High Energy Latin Pop Latino Salsa Y Tropical Spanish||4/4 High Energy Latin Pop Latino Salsa Y Tropical Spanish|
|Sway (128 BPM) - Michael Bublé||Michael Bublé||128||4/4 Adult Contemporary First Dance Pop Wedding||4/4 Adult Contemporary First Dance Pop Wedding|
|Evil Ways (118 BPM) - Santana||Santana||118||4/4 Latin Low Energy Pop Latino Pop Rock||4/4 Latin Low Energy Pop Latino Pop Rock|
|Sway (126 BPM) - The Pussycat Dolls||The Pussycat Dolls||126||4/4 Pop Soundtrack||4/4 Pop Soundtrack|
|Smooth (116 BPM) - Santana||Santana||116||4/4 Pop||4/4 Pop|
|Mercy (130 BPM) - Duffy||Duffy||130||4/4 Pop||4/4 Pop|
|I Need to Know (115 BPM) - Marc Anthony||Marc Anthony||115||4/4 Dance Easy Listening Latin Pop Latino Pop||4/4 Dance Easy Listening Latin Pop Latino Pop|
|Poker Face (119 BPM) - Lady Gaga||Lady Gaga||119||4/4 DWTS Episode 3 Pop Season 24 United States||4/4 DWTS Episode 3 Pop Season 24 United States|
|Name||Meter||MPM||DanceSport||NDCA A (*)||NDCA B (*)||NDCA A (*)
NDCA B (*)
(*) A short explanation of the NDCA (National Dance Council of America) columns: For American style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Silver and Gold levels while the "B" column contains Tempi for Bronze level. For International style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Professional and Amateur couples while the "B" column contains Tempi for Pro/Am couples.