Pop/Modern Music for ballroom dancing

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Scarecrow, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    thanks smidra you rock!!
     
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  3. I know you can add dj dancesport ice on facebook. he updates it fairly often with his music that you can listen to for free.
     
  4. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd mentioned it, but Diablo Swing Orchestra have some great stuff...IIRC, Tap Dancer's Dilemma is a great quickstep, and there are a couple of tangos and stuff in there as well.
     
  5. regis

    regis Active Member

    I am actually working on a website to meet this very need. I am making lists of songs and dividing them into categories of dances, and providing the link to where the track can be purchased. It is a lot of work and is taking forever so the site is constantly under construction. I am going through my own music to categorize it as well as scavenging the internet and combining the other lists I find as well as all the music suggested in forums like this one.
     
  6. asdepique

    asdepique Member

    Here a new song I heard on the radio. It's a very nice cha cha with the right tempo.
    You're Breaking My Heart (Mi droga) by Florence K
    On You Tube: watch?v=YyY_YqJl6bc
     
  7. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Let me add:

    Viennese waltz: "Nights in White Satin" by Moody Blues
    Cha Cha: "Clocks" by Cold Play
     
  8. Sania

    Sania Active Member

    I just heard Hit by a Brick by the Atomic Fireballs last night for the first time - very fun foxtrot!
     
  9. Dupont

    Dupont Member

    BPM and MPM are confused on these web sites. For example, Waltz - To Zanarkand is said to have 29 BPM.
     
  10. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Is there a problem with a waltz at 29 bars per minute?
     
  11. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Its back to the old Bars/measures confusion.. Semantics
     
  12. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Tango: Gossip Folks by Missy Elliot and Ludacris.
    The obvious Tango: Bust Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan (or Amber Riley)

    Not sure which I'd use it for, but Maroon 5's One More Night
    Take Control by Amerie for Cha-Cha
    Show me the Money by Petey Pablo
     
  13. asdepique

    asdepique Member

    The hit of the last summer: Blurred lines by Robin Thicke is a nice cha cha
     
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  14. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    That was my point. :)
     
  15. davedove

    davedove Active Member

    The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars is a real fun, easy samba. In fact, I'm working up choreography to do a showcase.
     
  16. regis

    regis Active Member

    A Fox Trot?
     
  17. Dupont

    Dupont Member

    That's not the end. On djmaksy's web site, a new (for me) measure for tempo is invented: "TM":

    Enya - We Wish You A Mery Christmas (Christmas Slow Waltz) [30 TM]
     
  18. musicbrain

    musicbrain Member

    One More Night (Maroon 5) - I'd use that for a slowish practice samba, it's kind of got that bounce thing going on.
    V Waltzes I've been really liking lately are Hero by Chad Kroeger (from Spiderman soundtrack), Don't Cry by Seal, and The Voice by Celtic Woman.
    I also have an app on my iphone that will adjust the tempo of a song so I can use songs that started out too fast/slow, or I can slow them down for practice. I love technology!
     

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