General Dance Discussion > "Classic" "Must-have" Dance Music

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by Indiana_Jay, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

    While I encourage everyone else to present their opinions of the suggestions, I have generally refrained, because I made the initial request and I greatly appreciate everyone's willingness to contribute.

    Nonetheless, now that I've run off and played "Take My Breath Away," here's my reaction: It has a strong "slow-quick-quick" beat in the drums that would be easy to follow in rumba. And its tempo is probably a little slow for rumba. I make it to be about 20 MPM. Social dancers (like me) can dance to anything they please, but as a point of reference, the rules for competitive rumba appear to put the minimum tempo at 25 for International Style and 32 for American Style (I wonder why American Style is so much faster).
  2. amrimi

    amrimi New Member

    Well, this is the classic song that they use in studios over here to teach rumba and it is played at every social at least once for the sake of dancing rumba. Don't know about competions though since I never did that. (Ok. It was 10 years ago that I still had lessons in ballroom, but they still play it at socials when I accompaning a friend to one)
  3. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Yes, but was it the Berlin cut or something recut by some studio hacks?
  4. amrimi

    amrimi New Member

    Don't know. the same one that I would hear on the radio.
  5. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member


    Why Don't You Do Right? - Julie London

    Canadian Sunset - Andy Williams
  6. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    Cha Cha
    Carino - Jenifer Lopez
    Besame - Andres Balinas
    America - Fernando la Torre
    Ande yo Callente
    Boom Boom
    Pata Pata
    Groove With Me Tonight

    Something's Gotta Give - Sammy Davis Jr.
    Have You Met Miss Jones - Robbie Williams
    Fever - Michael Buble
    Take My Love
    Anything Sinatra (almost)

    Jack is Back
    Big Time Operator

    Dancin Fool
    Too Hot to Hold
    Mr. Pinstripe Suit

    No Me Ames - Jenifer Lopez
    Te Quiero
    Jurame (Balada Version) - Gisselle
    Algo Tiens
    Time After Time (American Rumba) - Cindy Lauper

    El Baile De Osito

    Swing (EC)
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Michael Buble (and others)
    It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
    A Letter to You (not sure if that's the name)

    Por un Cabeza
    Tango Damour

    Annie's Song - Pierre Belmonde
    Once Upon a December - Anastasia Soundtrack

    Nocturne - Secret Garden
    Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
    Greenwaves - Secret Garden
    Serenade to Spring - Secret Garden
  7. AzureDreamer

    AzureDreamer New Member

    some non-classic tunes....

    "Don't Cha" by the *****cat Dolls is an AWESOME West Coast Swing (and great for Cha Cha as well. I am a big fan of their remake of "Sway" as well. but then.... I think Britney's "Hit me one more time" is one of the best WCS of all time.)

    I personally like "Gold Digger" by Kanye West for salsa. That tune is PHAT. (of course, I like "Sing it Back" by Moloko as salsa.)
  8. NielsenE

    NielsenE Active Member

    I like most of the suggestions so far and its pretty good at covering the "classics" -- I'ld want to add
    Tango D'amour
    Golden Tango

    Moving On

    the suggestion for Kiss From A Rose should be moved from Waltz to V.Waltz
  9. Im gonna reffer only to TANGO (AT):

    *Por una cabeza (the version with lyrics).
    *La Cumparsita.
    *La última copa/Muñeca brava.
    *A media luz/El choclo.
    *Milonga de mis amores/La puñalada (great milonga).
    *El dia que me quieras/La última curda.

  10. cl5814

    cl5814 New Member

    Yea, they are my favorite too.
  11. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    I love Secret Garden. I saw (heard?) them in concert.
  12. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Do you know who performs the version with lyrics? I've only ever heard instrumental versions....
  13. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Um, probably Carlos Gardel.

    (By a Head)

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