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Title: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: le_momo on June 13, 2015, 08:10:28 AM
Hello, everyone!

Every year, the Black and White Ball staff works as hard as they possibly can to learn and grow from the feedback and different experiences we have received. One of the positive things that we have been hearing was about the improvement of the playlist year by year. This is not because we have minions running around trying to read your minds to find out what songs will be perfect to play. This is because those who attend actually have an input on the playlist itself!

We would like to get a head start on finding out what you, your friends, or anyone thinking about attending the Black and White Ball would love to hear and dance to! For those who may not exactly remember what they liked or didn't like about the previous playlists, feel free to look through the playlists of previous years below.

2010: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16384.msg425094.html#msg425094
2011: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16384.msg423410.html#msg423410
2012: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,17507.msg444203.html#msg444203
2013: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,17730.msg446669.html#msg446669
2014: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,19570.msg480691.html#msg480691
2015: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,20254.msg486995.html#msg486995


Now, here are some things you should know about the playlist:

The playlist is generally a compilation of suggestions from the forums, social media outlets, and word of mouth. The Black and White Ball staff will look through the suggestions to look for songs that have a steady beat to dance to and fit with the type of dances being held during the event. We also check the lyrics (if there are any) to make sure that they are appropriate for all ages as there is no age restriction at the event itself.

While not all songs will be liked by everyone, we try our best to come up with a good variety of music for the various dance styles that will be taught during the weekend. The staff then has to ensure that the sound levels are correct, the tempo is right, and possibly cut some of them for length. This is a lot of work given how long the event is, which is why we have the playlist completed usually around the beginning of May. Because of this, we will be unable to take requests at the Ball itself.

Generally, we have found that the last few weeks leading up to the Black and White Ball sees an overload of requests and suggestions. Unfortunately, we are unable to include a good portion of those songs because it was so close to the event. That is why we’re starting extra early for next year!

We would also appreciate it if you could link a video or audio clip of the song you're requesting. It isn't required, but it does help us make sure that we are looking at the correct song.



So what does that mean for you? You should get your requests in early!

This is YOUR chance to give input on what you would like to hear at the Black and White Ball!



We appreciate and look at all suggestions, but please remember that, while you may make a request, the Black and White Ball staff has the final say as to what becomes part of the playlist. If you feel strongly about your request, please say so and provide support for it. We are looking for all types of music from pop, jpop, kpop, anime, video game, etc. so don't be afraid to offer up any suggestions that you may have, even if you're not sure if it's suitable.


You may also email us your requests at bwball@fanime.com! If you choose to email us, please include "Music Request" or "Playlist Suggestion" in the title so we can keep track of it accordingly.

We look forward to hearing your suggestions!

Thank you!
- Rebecca
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Mr. Wendell on June 13, 2015, 12:48:08 PM
EVERY song from BRADIO. For serious.
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: MyMiddleNut on June 21, 2015, 08:02:14 PM
Missed this years con but I will be there next year and at the ball so yeah, lets ball.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFdeL-HgosA

Also can we suggest more than one song?
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Love Sign Master Spark on August 11, 2015, 11:30:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79flq3Db8TY&spfreload=10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79flq3Db8TY&spfreload=10)

Beautiful Trick
(arrange of "Love Colored Master Spark")

Dance with Witches has a dancey beat so throwing it in the suggestion box.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avs0yOwJLKY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avs0yOwJLKY)
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: meowvalent on February 22, 2016, 07:40:58 PM
A portion of "And The Waltz Goes On" by Sir Anthony Hopkins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M57Fi19vcSI
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Okach on February 24, 2016, 03:29:20 PM
Late response:  You are free to post multiple song requests, but to save us time reviewing them point to a youtube link or similar.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Red_Eye on February 24, 2016, 07:54:38 PM
Love Me Like You Do ~ Ellie Goulding:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6DFLNa6MBA
Tuxedo Mirage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCntJ79JQMk

That's all I got for now...
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Furrat on February 29, 2016, 08:21:24 PM
When I'm Sixty Four (The Beatles), Maxwell's Silver Hammer (The Beatles), All Together Now (The Beatles)... basically what I'm saying is The Beatles would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: WingsofLark on March 22, 2016, 10:08:01 PM
What dances do you need songs for? Will they be restricted to the dances you're teaching or will there be other dances as well? I've noticed in past years you haven't taught dances such as quickstep, v-waltz, and jive, so it would be good to know what type of songs you'll be accepting/playing. Are you looking for music for International or American styles? I have a stash of nerdy ballroom music, but it would be good to know what would be appropriate to send.
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: davis2110 on March 29, 2016, 09:02:24 PM
ADSS - Swing Mood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TibowQuRtZw

electric swing would be great to hear on the playlist every now and then, and almost forgot disco future funk would be really fitting for a ball too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NLFITXDYHg&index=88&list=PLQi2WxgMiXT3-d4FbiVUsrmv4KB3Zj-av  VANTAGE // - いきなりUh-Oh

both are sub genre's of music so it be best to only use them to complement an existing playlist
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: KomaedaNagito on March 29, 2016, 09:20:05 PM
Here are a couple!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeQSQQN_nvc <:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpySfvYMeY !!
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Okach on March 30, 2016, 06:08:14 PM
@WingsofLark - We try to keep the songs to the dances that we will be teaching.  Our current styles line up -

Tango
Argentine Tango
East Coast Swing
West Coast Swing
Cha Cha
Waltz
Foxtrot
Rumba
Merengue
Salsa
Night Club Two Step
Hustle

Feel free to post youtube links or PM me with any other further questions.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: WingsofLark on March 31, 2016, 11:13:14 PM
There's some strange mix of nerd songs and pop songs here. I saw both on the 2015 playlist so I figured I would just put whatever I had that wasn't already on the playlist. Just to be clear, this is less a series of requests and more a list of suggestions, so feel free to use/not use as many as you see fit. :)

Waltz
Kishi Ou no Hokori: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OixZKhcq1fQ
To Zanarkand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8
Yasashii Boukyaku: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK8ESpXJEPg

Foxtrot (International)
Eye of the Tiger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wruNqAByfzY
Hit the Road Jack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqodNeVi7yA
Sugisarishi Eien no Hibi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtQc_A0PlK0

Tango
Phantom of the Opera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAygivq8bvk
He's a Pirate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnY9qQbqmoE
Somebody That I Used to Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGx9674bYO0
Telephone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM0-jbi7uMQ

East Coast Swing
Dear Future Husband/Marry You Mashup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO-h19GD3Sw
     Dear Future Husband: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShlW5plD_40
     Marry You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xdyRsGOl6U
Your Lips Are Movin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDc_5zpBj7s
Stutter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBiPHTtMV2Q
I Kissed A Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAp9BKosZXs

Samba
Hips Don't Lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUT5rEU6pqM
Pon De Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEauWw9ZGrA
Thrift Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fibHPYa3nk8
Gasolina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGKrc3A6HHM

Rumba (International)
Take A Bow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gveSiZye0ZU
Just Give Me A Reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9NWcf1Y1Ec
Halo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN85b5YckwU
Set Fire to the Rain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWuBgY-3JuI
Skyfall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SITKlMhUEHQ
Every Time We Touch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vocWZy4XSwo
Just The Way You Are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGV5IIee-Sg

Chacha
Gangnam Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyfZGDQBdtM
Sugar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNORkjGS_W0
Sweet Like Cola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iC8CRKxvmQ
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: JadeSC98 on April 17, 2016, 11:35:44 PM
Great Gatsby Soundtrack: http://www.what-song.com/Movies/Soundtrack/1134/The-Great-Gatsby
(PS: Some are more up beat and may be too fast for the Fanime Ball's style so I hope you can look through it and find what is preferable.)

Specific Songs:
Young & Beautiful-Lana Del Rey (Instrumentalh) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYqDXAAtK4&index=16&list=PLd-9sPyjLPb9D-XN3Rkf-2s22Jj4cV8sl]

Great Gatsby Soundtrack Instrumental: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EHQTHFW/180-5110211-6465944?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: le_momo on April 18, 2016, 10:32:29 AM
Thank you for your requests so far! We'll listen to them and see if we can fit them into the playlist. :)

We've got a little over a month until Ball! Get your requests in before the playlist is finalized!

- Rebecca
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: JohnnyAR on April 18, 2016, 06:24:59 PM
Africa by Toto
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Dreamlord on April 18, 2016, 08:03:03 PM
Seal - Whirlpool
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Red_Eye on April 18, 2016, 11:12:42 PM
New suggestions:

Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton
When You're Evil - Voltaire    (Would make for an interesting Tango choice)
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: panfa on April 28, 2016, 07:42:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BUl2xU7JMs
"Bad Boy Good Man" by Tape Five

It's really catchy!
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: le_momo on May 09, 2016, 10:27:12 AM
Thank you all for your requests! We'll listen to them and see what we can include in the playlist this year!

Only a few more weeks until con! If you have any music requests, please post them or email them to us as soon as possible! We finalize the playlist before con, so the sooner the better! :)

- Rebecca
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: icebreaker on May 12, 2016, 05:54:53 PM
Hi, I would like to hear these songs at the black and white ball.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtjxZoa_LHM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfxD2D-V46E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS6vfv4sszg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORzHsIWx8UQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRU7MZWDmgg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3sFsHrUyLQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-1TGNmQqZA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qnV55LUFVM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avoCSYEWhR0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjzaOYD1HOk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKiauCIJhv0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=425l9_6ARjE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi7wzz9kXxg

I think that these songs will be great for the black and white ball dance. Thank you
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: ash on May 18, 2016, 08:17:38 AM
Ok so this probably doesn't go here but I'll post it anyway. At the last ball I went to they had a row of chairs against the wall with a sign that said "ask me to dance" on it. It worked out amazingly well within a few seconds of people sitting down they would be asked to dance. So i was wondering if you guys could do something like that at this years ball?
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Okach on May 18, 2016, 09:34:55 PM
Thanks for the suggestion!  Based on the size of the dance floor and the layout of Parkside in general it would be problematic to have a "Available to Dance" row of chairs against a wall that would be visible to all parts of the room and not cause a traffic issue.  Similarly, having a row of chairs near the edge of the floor would also disrupt traffic flow.  Based on my observation of previous years, people who really want to dance will usually stick around on or close to the dance floor anyways.  We will have over 40 staff available to dance with at the Ball, so look for teal rosettes and armbands!
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: amtorres262 on May 19, 2016, 10:01:56 AM
I think Ash's idea is awesome! You could use one of  the tables that are already by the dance floor. Just put a sign on one of the tables that says "Ask me to dance" or something like that. That way it wouldn't be in the way. It would be nice to have an easy way to dance with people that aren't staff. Last year, some of my friends left because they couldn't find someone that wanted to dance. Asking people to dance is hard and this would make it so much easier  :D
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: lilfry14 on May 19, 2016, 12:05:48 PM
I really enjoyed Shut Up and Dance last year, and something by marianas trench, (maybe "Fallout" or "One Love" could be a rumba or night club 2 step. "Celebrity Status" or "Haven't Had Enough" probably works for Swing)

They played "Hot Mess" by cobra starship one year for a cha-cha and I thought it good. BUt I understand if you don't want to play the same thing every year.
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: Okach on May 19, 2016, 04:36:25 PM
We continued the discussion for a dance availability area in the FanimeCon Facebook group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/154162557952493/1039581246077282/?comment_id=1039727662729307&notif_t=like&notif_id=1463700438452588
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: le_momo on May 26, 2016, 06:29:17 PM
This year's playlist has the most music requests included in it than we've ever had before!

Thank you all for your requests. I'm looking forward to another amazing weekend of great music and dancing!

- Rebecca
Title: Re: Music Requests for the 2016 Black & White Ball
Post by: le_momo on May 31, 2016, 10:55:15 AM
If you wanted to check out what was included in the Black & White Ball this year, you can find the full playlist in the thread below! :)
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,20725.msg490707.html#msg490707

- Rebecca