Swing music is the core of lindy hop, Swing is a popular jazz style from the 1930s-1940s. Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie among others brought this infectious music to dance halls and saloons across America. It's impossible to sit still to this music; even non-dancers can be seen tapping their toes and bobbing their heads. This music is meant for dancing! Lindy Hop can be done to all kinds of 8-count music, but the core will always be swing. Whether it is music from the early 1930s or now, swing music is still played and there are many modern swing bands that throw great parties together with swing dancers.