Contemporary/Top 40 songs for Viennese Waltz

#1
I am doing a viennese waltz showdance at my studio. Does anyone have any good suggestions for modern, contemporary, or top 40 songs that can be used for a viennese waltz? Something more pop or rock? Thanks!
 

wonderwoman

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#2
VW has the best music!

Breathe (2 AM), Anna Nalick
Kiss from a Rose, Seal
I'll Be, Edwin McCain
Holding On (?), Avril Lavigne
Break Away, Kelly Clarkson
 

Subliminal

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#3
Check out the link to the music guide in the upper right hand corner of the dance forum page.

In addition to those, here are some I've found:

iris - goo goo dolls
it is you I have loved - becky jane taylor (maybe a little slow...)
hear you hear me - jimmy eat world
show me the way - styx
time - chantal kreviazuk
breaking the girl - red hot chili peppers
 

Nybz

New Member
#4
I'll second both Iris and I'll be
and also I like Change the world by finger eleven, although not the easiest beat to find at times
 

suburbaknght

Well-Known Member
#14
Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlan
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Breath (2 AM) - Anna Nalick
Try Not to Breath - R.E.M.
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
I'll Be - Edwin McCain
Love Just Is - Hilary Duff
You and Me - Lifehouse
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Smoke - Ben Folds Five
I'll Never Break Your Heart - Backstreet Boys
Crazy - Aerosmith
Only Hope - Mandy Moore
Runaway - The Corrs
Daughters - John Mayer
Little Suzie - Michael Jackson (as covered by Klaus Hallen)
No One - Aly and AJ
Homeless Heart - Amanda Stott
Seduces Me - Celine Dion
Selfless, Cold and Composed - Ben Folds Five
Witness - Sarah McLachlan
Down to Earth - Peter Gabriel
Between - Vienna Teng
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (as covered by Bif Naked)

As with most pop songs, expect to play with the tempo.
 
#18
It's not a Top40, more like afrobeat or fusion, but "Round the Way" by NOMO, on their Ghost Rock CD makes a great VW. It's at about the right tempo with a strong, whirling, Left-2-3, Right-2-3 rhythm. A nice change of pace from the usual VW tunes.
 
#19
"Favorite Things" - Big Brovaz
"Illness Illusion" - Gackt
"Perfect Day" - Duran Duran
"Sanzen" - Dredg
And for a harder edge..."Whispers (I hear your)" - All That Remains (you did say rock, yes? :>)
 
#20
"Favorite Things" - Big Brovaz
"Illness Illusion" - Gackt
"Perfect Day" - Duran Duran
"Sanzen" - Dredg
And for a harder edge..."Whispers (I hear your)" - All That Remains (you did say rock, yes? :>)
A nice list, would be interesting to see what could be played with off of those (Whispers especially) considering the flow of the songs.

Because I haven't seen it listed here, Try Not to Breathe - REM.
From 4:36 on in I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Beatles is a decent American speed, though it is 3 minutes of the same guitar riff going through cord progression.

And because I ended up listening to the Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun - Joe Anderson from the Across The Universe soundtrack has a vwaltz section... I really need to work out choreo for that song.
 

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