Ballroom Dance > Best New Songs

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Meagan, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Meagan

    Meagan Active Member

    I'm looking to update some of my playlists (well all of them) with some new stuff - and by new I mean current songs, or at least those that hit the radio in the past two years. I'd like to have at least one or two "modern" songs for each dance style if possible to throw in - it can really lighten the mood with the college kids during an awkward or frustrating step :wacky:

    I know there are some great song collectors on here! (ahem @dlliba10) I know there are other song threads but I really want to focus on the new stuff. International, American, Social, Any Style you can think of!!

    PS If there is a similar thread already sorry! I couldn't find one!
    PPS I've been gone from DF for so long :oops: It's good to be back :inlove:

    {I would like to institute some rules for this thread.

    1) You MUST put the NAME of the song.
    2) You MUST put the NAME of the singer.
    3) You MUST put the YEAR the song was released.

    That way we can allow people to search this thread... when you just put a video, with no other text than "hey whaddya think?" there is no way to find it again later.

    And we can cut down on repeats, since you should (and will be able to) search the thread to make sure the song you are ready to plop on here is not already posted.

    And we can keep the list current, since the name of the thread is best NEW songs.

    PLEASE take care to keep this thread useable, searchable, and a valuable resource, instead of just a junk drawer of videos.
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  2. singndance

    singndance Well-Known Member

    Immediate east coast swing song that is in my head because they played it a lot at USDC--All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.
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  3. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

    This is a great idea! I'm always looking for new songs to refresh my dance playlist. I love the old favorites too, but sometimes it's nice to have a new song to dance to.
    I have been wanting to do a cha cha to 'Counting stars' by one republic. Just need to get my pro on board!
  4. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    East Coast Swing:
    The Black Keys
    Gold On the Ceiling
    Year: 2011

    I know this one isn't the last two years, but there really aren't many Jive songs out there... especially new ones.

    Christina Aguleria
    Year: 2006

    Goofy song to Cha-Cha to, but it fits well. May not be the best for beginners:

    I'm Sexy and I Know It

    More will come to me I'm sure, but that's it for tonight!
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  5. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

    Those are great, but except for last one, not new.... That's topic of this thread
  6. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Last 2 years are tough on me. Last 5 years? I can throw out a bunch more. The only song that fits that criteria on my list was the Black Keys: Gold on the Ceiling.
  7. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    How about "last few weeks?" This is west coast, but could be done as a slow east coast swing:

    Love Me With Your Top Down

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  8. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    OOooh! I like this one! Definitely very slow for ECS, but it works!
  9. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Nico and Vinz
    Am I Wrong
    Year: 2014

    and maybe this too...
    Glenn Morrison
    Year: 2013

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  10. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

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  11. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Can you do this aloe blacc jive
  12. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Which song of his?
  13. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    MKTO's "Classic" is a good sloooow cha-cha (rhythm).
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  14. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Aloe Blacc
    Can You Do This
    Year: 2013

    Also, Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera is VWable. Not for beginners though, I think.
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  15. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Cha cha or swing, definitely, jive as well.
  16. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    Bailando by Enrique Iglesias is an awesome samba if you're doing international style (I'm strongly partial to the Spanish version)
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  17. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    Popular for WCS. So is Am I Wrong.
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  18. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    They've been playing this one a lot at local comps and it's quite nice :)
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  19. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Taylor Swift's new song, Shake, is a good jive, if Tay Swift tickles your fancy...

    Also Ed Sheeran's two new songs, Sing and Don't, are great WCS.
  20. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    When it comes to entertainment and dancing, TS has to be the biggest anomaly.
    She's obviously very musical and great at creating/singing bubblegum pop, but
    the girl has no coordination, for whatever reason. But, when you are 20-something
    and one of the biggest music divas, having one of the largest number of top-40s
    hits, you can dance like nobody's watching without making any excuses...

    She would be a true challenge for a pro to train on DWTS.

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