Unconventional Dance Music

Some of my favorite "unconventional" examples...

Metallica - "Enter Sandman" - it's been listed here as a cha cha, but I like it better as a slow ECS, and as also stated elsewhere, "Nothing Else Matters" as a waltz.

Muse - several good picks here. "Uprising" for ECS; "Undisclosed Desires" for Cha Cha (or Rumba, you pick); or their version of "Feeling Good."

Eisley - my latest favorite discovery. What of all of their stuff could *not* be danced to? Their "Room Noises" album has everything from rumbas to quicksteps.
 
I'm trying to find current Bolero music (pop/rock/hiphop/latin), can anyone recommend something that's not already in the music guide? I've done a search for this, but it doesn't turn up a lot. Thanks in advance!
 

scullystwin42

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I'm trying to find current Bolero music (pop/rock/hiphop/latin), can anyone recommend something that's not already in the music guide? I've done a search for this, but it doesn't turn up a lot. Thanks in advance!
We discussed it a bit earlier in this thread - Secret by Maroon 5 is a recent bolero. And another pop one is Drive, by the Cars. That's all I got for ya.
 

tangotime

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I'm trying to find current Bolero music (pop/rock/hiphop/latin), can anyone recommend something that's not already in the music guide?
Im not quite sure what it is you are looking for.. Bolero thats Latin, but probably not heard on the"circuit " ? ... if yes, I got a bunch .
 

tangotime

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scullystwin42 - thank you! Yes, I saw those in the thread.
tangotime - I'm trying to build up my bolero playlist :) I think my favorite Bolero songs are "My All" by Mariah Carey and "Closer" by NIN

I dont deal in Pop "latin ".. no need, when the music is not representative of the genre .

Listen to songs by Omara Portuondo or La Lupe, they have passion and fire ;many more e.g.

And yes, I know music is very subjective, and tastes vary .
 
I dont deal in Pop "latin ".. no need, when the music is not representative of the genre .

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Thanks for saying that. People often don't get that it's more than the tempo and the time signature that makes a song right for a particular dance. I listened to the Maroon 5 and Cars songs and neither of them is a Bolero.
 

tangotime

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Thanks for saying that. People often don't get that it's more than the tempo and the time signature that makes a song right for a particular dance.

Heres an interesting dichotomy.. if I recall correctly, there was a tango recorded using Guantanamera ( probably the most famous and most recorded indigenous latin song ).. and yet, it somehow didnt seem to "fit".

I do however, happen to have an album by Ruben Gonzales of B. Vista fame, that has THREE Q/steps on it ( and a F/t ) plus boleros and rumbas . .
 

ajiboyet

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Heres an interesting dichotomy.. if I recall correctly, there was a tango recorded using Guantanamera ( probably the most famous and most recorded indigenous latin song ).. and yet, it somehow didnt seem to "fit".

I do however, happen to have an album by Ruben Gonzales of B. Vista fame, that has THREE Q/steps on it ( and a F/t ) plus boleros and rumbas . .
I've got Guantanamera in three different dances: Rumba (High Society Ballroom Orchestra), Cha Cha Cha (Akros Musica) and Tango (Bela Sanders). They're all good, for me.
 

tangotime

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I've got Guantanamera in three different dances: Rumba (High Society Ballroom Orchestra), Cha Cha Cha (Akros Musica) and Tango (Bela Sanders). They're all good, for me.


I happen to have it in 5.. however, it still seems out of place in the Tango genre .

Theres an interesting breakdown of meaning and origin ,on Salsa Forums .. music section
 

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