"Classic" "Must-have" Dance Music

#41
alemana said:
i have to disagree with the berlin suggestion. i sent medira some mambo stuff via pm.
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).
 
#42
alemana said:
i have to disagree with the berlin suggestion. i sent medira some mambo stuff via pm.
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)
 
#46
Cha Cha
Carino - Jenifer Lopez
Besame - Andres Balinas
America - Fernando la Torre
Ande yo Callente
Boom Boom
Pata Pata
Groove With Me Tonight

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

Jive
Jack is Back
Big Time Operator

Quickstep
Dancin Fool
Too Hot to Hold
Mr. Pinstripe Suit

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

Samba
RumbaKalao
Banto
Ambosano
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)

Tango
Por un Cabeza
Sensation
Tango Damour

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

Waltz
Nocturne - Secret Garden
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Greenwaves - Secret Garden
Serenade to Spring - Secret Garden
 
#47
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.)
 

NielsenE

Active Member
#48
I like most of the suggestions so far and its pretty good at covering the "classics" -- I'ld want to add
Tango
Tango D'amour
Golden Tango

Waltz
Moving On

the suggestion for Kiss From A Rose should be moved from Waltz to V.Waltz
 
#49
Im gonna reffer only to TANGO (AT):

*Por una cabeza (the version with lyrics).
*La Cumparsita.
*Uno.
*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.

...etc.
 

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