Music Requests for the 2019 Black & White Ball

Started by le_momo, February 06, 2019, 06:40:04 PM

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Hello, everyone!

Every year, the Black & White Ball staff works extremely hard to learn and grow from the feedback and different experiences we have received after the event. One of the consistently positive pieces of feedback that we keep hearing year after year is how the playlists keep improving and changing over time. This is not because we're mind readers who already know what will be perfect to play. This is because those who plan on attending 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 find out what you, your friends, or anyone thinking about attending the Black & White Ball would love to hear and dance to! For those who may not remember what they liked/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 & White Ball staff will look through the suggestions to find 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.

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 & White Ball!

We appreciate and look at all suggestions, but please remember that, while you may make a request, the Black & White Ball staff has the final say as to what becomes part of the playlist. If you feel strongly about your request, please let us know! We are looking for all types of music from classical, 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


Happy to see this popped up early this year!  ^_^  Always nice to suggest ideas.

Chilly Waters (Mario Party 3) - Waltz
Princess Moon~Instrumental (Sailor Moon) - Foxtrot (or another more fitting style...)
Zero (Ralph Breaks The Internet) by Imagine Dragons - West Coast Swing


Song of the Ancients; Nier Automata unreleased tracks
Song of the ancients: atonement; Nier Automata OST; Tango
destiny islands; kingdom hearts OST, salsa or samba
our house below; Secret world of Arrietty OST; fox trot
Oblivion; kekkai sensen OST; tango (for half the song)

Advanced dances
one room all that jazz; yamai; quick step
Showdown; k missing kings; Viennese waltz

risky game; nero, 96猫, yamai; tango?
Idol; BTS; samba?


I have no idea if any of these work for the dances but here are some I think would be fun!

La Siene and I- From A Monster in Paris
The Summit | God of War
LunchMoney Lewis - Bills (This one might not pass the language test since he say damn several time but its a really fun song)

Be cool to hear some electro-swing at the ball even if its not one of these!
AronChupa - Little Swing ft. Little Sis Nora
Milan & Phoenix - Istanbul (This one was just in Umbrella Academy so I think it'd be a good one!)
Caravan Palace - Lone Digger
Caravan Palace - Black Betty
Check out my fairly rescent DA account!
I wanna see my fanime friends on there!


These are just a few songs I'd like to hear personally but understand if they dont fit the themes~

Landon Pigg - Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop //

You and I - Ingrid Michaelson //

Cavetown - Cut My Hair / This Is Home (Mounika Remix) //

Limbo - Airplane Mode //
Staric- P - It's Not Like I Like You!! //

Lauren Aquilina - King //

Pink Martini - Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) //

Mr. Wendell
They hate this awful face, gonna cause **** in this place.

Mr. Wendell
Head '24, Host w/ the Most, Stage Zero, FanimeCon '06-'24
Life of the Party, (insert convention here)


Here's some songs I would like to suggest;
derniere danse -by Indila
Tourner Dans La Vide -by Indila
Perfect -Ed Sheeran
L O V E -Frank Sinatra
Save the Last Dance for me -Micheal Buble
Sway -Micheal Buble
Can I have this Dance- High School Musical
Never Knew I needed-Neyo
Bad Apple-Touhou
go stupid AAAAHHHHH go crazy AAAAAHHHHH
Lvl 15
Attended 1 year


Not your typical anime junkie.
MAL:Echoshadow's Anime List

Love Sign Master Spark

Maybe I'll get lucky this year and get to hear it in person.  (insert sardonic laugh here)

Witch's Ball  Link provided for convenience.


Two more last minute ideas

The Moon (Ducktales Remastered) - East Coast Swingv
Don't Stop The Pop (DJ Earworm) - Cha Cha


And that's it for requests this year!  Hope to see you at the Ball!
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