Music Requests for the 2018 Black & White Ball

Started by le_momo, March 04, 2018, 10:38:40 AM

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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 pieces of feedback that we keep hearing has been 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 love to incorporate as many requests as we can, so feel free to request anything that you'd be excited to hear!

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.


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 to middle 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. Any songs requested at that time that do not get added to the playlist will get added to the suggestion list for the 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 [email protected]! 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
2017-2024 Extravaganzas Head
2013-2024 Black & White Ball Head
2010-2012 Black & White Ball Instructor/Staff/Second
FanimeCon attendee since 2005


I was wondering when this would be posted!    :D

*Dance styles (predicted) have been added

Lets see if either of these click this year:

Chilly Waters - Mario Party 3  (Waltz Mixer)
Drive Away Dream - Mizuki Nana  (West Coast Swing)
Danzai No Hana - Riyu Kosaka  (Merengue)
Perfect Symphony - Ed Sheeran w/ Andrea Bocelli  (Waltz)
Tuxedo Mirage - Peach Hips  (Waltz)
Heat Of The Moment - Ninja Sex Party  (Cha Cha)
Worthless - Brave Little Toaster  (East Coast Swing)

I admit, the last two are a bit of a stretch.  But, can't hurt to try!


Oh cool, its finally up!

So here are some of my song ideas:
Upbeat and the lyrics are safe for the audience!
"I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say"


We always forget to mention it in the main post, but if you know the dance style that would best suit the music, please mention that too since it does add weight to whether we decide to include it in the playlist.
Staff Instructor since 2010. 
Staff Marketing Lead since 2018
Staff Marketing Second


Quote from: Okach on March 12, 2018, 04:34:59 PM
We always forget to mention it in the main post, but if you know the dance style that would best suit the music, please mention that too since it does add weight to whether we decide to include it in the playlist.

Requests have been updated.

I could be off in some of the styles, chosen.  But I tried   ;D

Love Sign Master Spark

Maybe I'll get lucky this year and catch "Witches' Ball" in person.


(part of me says to give it a rest for a year though since the staff liked it enough for a tango piece before, may as well put it on the table)

And for something new from me.  "Sylpheed" from Atelier Ayesha  No idea what dance style this goes with (if any)

(despite the length of the extended version, the tune loops in about 1:20.)