Ballroom Dance > Best New Songs

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

  1. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Here's something I haven't seen here, and it fits to a variety of stuff.

    Cha Cha (for me)

    Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake (2016)

     
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  2. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    Country is big in the pop/contemporary charts these days, and except
    for the twang of the singers (and sometimes choice of instuments), I can't
    even tell what makes a song "country." It's nice to be able to hear the lyrics
    sung, as "country" singers enounciate and use "common" language. Thank
    heavens to the end of the angry, anti-social rap music era (now, if only the
    WCS communities can figure that out). Ever notice how Christian radio is
    now using happy pop to broaden its appeal and reach a bigger audience
    (a little weird when the whole happy tune just keeps repeating "he is great...,"
    etc.)?

    I like my dance music simple (and mindlessless, in some sense), but
    a lot of "country" music lyrics are pretty "clever" in their simplicity.
    Of course, good tunes and good ballads enhance the listening experience.
    Don't really care to have to decipher what the meaning of a song is,
    especially when a lot of songs (of other genres) are probably written
    while the lyricists were on (induced) mind-altered trips.

    Hey, where do you get words like:

    Forget about your friends, you know they’re gonna say
    We’re bad for each other, but we ain’t good for anyone else

    ...

    We don’t have to miss each other, come over
    We don’t have to fix each other, come over
    We don’t have to say forever, come over
    You don’t have to stay forever, come over
     
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  3. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    Rumba

    21 Summer - Brothers Osborne - 2016



    Talking about clever, pick-up line, style of lyrics...

    You're the only broken heart I ever had,
    and love to have again.
     
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  4. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    Bolero, Rumba, Rhythm NC2S, Country Cha Cha

    It's Different for Girls - Dierks Bentley and Elle King - 2016



    Rhythm NC2S, Bolero, Rumba

    She's Got a Way with Words - Blake Shelton - 2016

     
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  5. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    How about these two songs? I know that California Dreamin' will be a rumba... if not slightly fast for it... but how about the first song?

    Shaggy - That Love (2015) Quickstep


    Sia - California Dreamin (2015), Rumba
     
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  6. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    Quickstep! A dance I wouldn't necessarily readily associate with Shaggy.
     
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  7. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    I thought so! I really dig the song!
     
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  8. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    from the movie Storks, rated PG
    Cha Cha, WCS
    Kiss the Sky - Jason Derulo - 2016



    If you let me funk you?
     
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  9. regis

    regis Active Member

    WCS

    Crystal Bowersox - Sunshine Brighter - 2014


     
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  10. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    Catchy tune, but I was drawn by the (simple, mindless) lyrics.
    Cha Cha, ECS -
    Baby Let's Lay Down and Dance - Garth Brooks - 2016



    Related story
     
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  11. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Not a huge fan of country, but I like this song a lot.

    Viennese Waltz

    Keith Urban - Blue Ain't Your Color (2016)

     
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  12. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    I come across quite a few people who dislike/hate country music/dancing, but it's
    not clear to me if it's because they inherently don't like the music (which spans
    many decades and differs widely) or don't care for the genre because they don't
    know how to dance/move to it. Music and dancing are usually acquired tastes.

    I'm curious how many dancers really don't like Country Two Step songs like this...

    Swinging Door - Eden's Edge - 2011


    as opposed to a lot of the older (hokey) stuff from decades ago. BTW,
    many CW2S songs, such as above, work well/OK for QS also.

    Although QS has been my favorite travelling social dance for a long time (because it
    "forces" dancers to "use less effort" by maintaining momentum, but not revolve
    continuously [and get dizzy and tired] as in VW), there just aren't many dancers
    these days that can do/understand decent swinging body flight. CW2S offers
    decent (vertical, non-swinging) body flight when some ballroom technique is
    infused and dancers can get acclimated much faster because of the simpler
    and physically-intuitive motion(s). It's the dance where one learns the need/power
    of wind-up and to refine tuning for reducing over/under shoot.

    Before I took up Ballroom, I had little interest in Sinatra. But as the dancing
    improved, especially when the appreciation of easy swinging motion (which is
    really not technically "swinging") and body flight kicked in, Sinatra and FT became
    sweet as honey.

    I suspect most Ballroom dancers would enjoy country given enough exposure,
    especially since W, Cha, and ECS are already part of the deal.
     
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  13. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    @Partner Dancer

    It mostly stems from the seemingly dreary topics and tunes it has. I know it is only a narrow spectrum of country and blues music, but it does leave a strong impression. Much like rap and **** the police.
     
  14. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Wut? Ever heard the term "bro-country"?
     
  15. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    @Joe

    That's even worse.
     
  16. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Here's something Walking Dead fans may like

    Maybe a quickstep?

    Easy Street (feat. Jim Bianco & Petra Haden), 2016

     
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  17. regis

    regis Active Member

    NO YOU DIDN'T !!
     
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  18. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Had it in my head all day.

    "Cause we're on eeeeezzzzzzz street!"
     
  19. Jeravae

    Jeravae New Member


    I love country music and always wondered why others didn't like it. True, some of it is terrible, including those decades you mentioned, but most of it is so great, and really makes you want to dance. JMO
     
  20. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Back to my favorite...

    Cha Cha:

    Meghan Trainor - Dance Like Yo Daddy (2016)

     
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