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    DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution (USA Version)
    A FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ
    Version 1.2
    E-mail cyricz42 at yahoo.com
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    1. Introduction
    2. FAQ
    3. Basics
       3A. Controls
       3B. Menus/Displays
       3C. How to Dance
       3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner
       3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate
       3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced
    4. GREEN Songs (Open by default, new to this mix)
       4A. A Little Bit of Ecstasy
       4B. BREAK DOWN!
       4C. Busy Child
       4D. CONGA FEELING
       4E. D2R
       4F. Days Go By
       4G. DESTINY
       4H. DREAM A DREAM
       4I. DRIFTING AWAY
       4J. Get Down Tonight
       4K. GHOSTS (VINCENT DE MOOR REMIX)
       4L. Heaven
       4M. i feel...
       4N. IN THE NAVY '99 (XXL Disaster Remix)
       4O. Keep On Liftin'
       4P. LET'S GROOVE
       4Q. LONG TRAIN RUNNIN'
       4R. Love At First Sight
       4S. LOVIN' YOU (ROB SEARLE CLUB MIX)
       4T. rain of sorrow
       4U. SO DEEP (PERFECT SPHERE REMIX)
       4V. STILL IN MY HEART
       4W. Take Me Away (into the night) (radio vocal)
       4X. THE WHISTLE SONG (Blow My Whistle Baby)
       4Y. TSUGARU
       4Z. TWILIGHT ZONE (R-C Extended Club MIX)
       4AA. Will I?
    5. BLUE Songs (Open by default, appeared in previous mixes)
       5A. AM-3P
       5B. CELEBRATE NITE
       5C. Do It Right
       5D. Groove
       5E. HYSTERIA
       5F. I Was The One
       5G. Jam&Marmalade
       5H. Kind Lady
       5I. Secret Rendez-vous
       5J. Silent Hill
       5K. Spin the disc
       5L. SUPER STAR
       5M. THE SHINING POLARIS
    6. YELLOW Songs (Standard Unlockables)
       6A. AFRONOVA
       6B. Bad Routine
       6C. Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix)
       6D. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE
       6E. DIVE (more deep & deeper style)
       6F. Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd Mix)
       6G. END OF THE CENTURY
       6H. feeling of love
       6I. Forever Sunshine
       6J. I Need You
       6K. more deep (ver.2.1)
       6L. PARANOiA KCET (clean mix)
       6M. PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME
       6N. Radical Faith
       6O. SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX)
       6P. think ya better D
       6Q. Tomorrow Perfume
       6R. Try 2 Luv. U
       6S. VANITY ANGEL
       6T. xenon
    7. PURPLE Songs (Challenge Songs)
       7A. AM-3P (AM East Mix)
       7B. CELEBRATE NITE (EURO TRANCE STYLE)
       7C. Do It Right (80's Electro Mix)
       7D. HYSTERIA 2001
       7E. Kind Lady (interlude)
       7F. Silent Hill (3rd Christmas Mix)
       7G. SUPER STAR (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
    8. RED Songs (Extra Stage Songs)
       8A. MAXX UNLIMITED
       8B. KAKUMEI
    9. Nonstop Mode
    10. Other Modes
       10A. Workout Mode
       10B. Lesson Mode
       10C. Training Mode
       10D. Edit Mode
       10E. Endless Mode
    11. Secrets
    12. Standard Guide Stuff
       12A. Legal
       12B. E-mail Guidelines
       12C. Credits
       12D. Version Updates
       12E. The Final Word
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
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    Hi and Konnichi wa!  Welcome to my FAQ for DDRMAX2 USA for the Playstation 2!  
    I refer to this as a "FAQ/Walkthrough", but there's very little "walking 
    through" to be done with this game.  Anyone familiar with Konami's most 
    famous member of the BEMANI series will know that there are few written tips 
    that can be given for the Dance Dance Revolution series.  You have to trust 
    your own feet and your burning soul.  However, I will, in this FAQ, give 
    you the heads-up on what the songs are, where they come from, and a few tips 
    to get you ready for tackling them...
    
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    2. FAQ
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    Q: What is DDRMAX2?
    
    A: DDRMAX2 is Konami's latest foray into the DDR world as it gradually makes 
    its way to American shores.
    
    Q: How does one play Dance Dance Revolution games?
    
    A: It's actually pretty simple.  Your "controller" has four directions: left, 
    down, up, and right, which are shown at the top of your play screen.  You 
    select a song.  As the song plays, arrows will start scrolling up to your top 
    line.  When an arrow scrolling up reaches the line of arrows at the top, you 
    must "step" on the direction matching that arrow's direction.  If two arrows 
    come up at once, you must press both at once.  If a green "freeze" arrow 
    appears, you must hold that step at the beginning until the freeze arrow ends.
    
    Q: Is this DDRMAX2 the DDR 7th Mix like in the arcades?
    
    A: Not at all.  For licensing reasons, the fact that the USA has missed 
    several old songs from previous mixes, and the introduction of brand new 
    songs for the American audience, we're given a hodgepodge of DDR material in 
    this mix from several different mixes, but mostly from DDRMAX and DDRMAX2 in 
    the arcades.
    
    Q: Why isn't (insert song here) in this mix or any others?
    
    A: Usually, it's directly related to the fact that, despite Konami's usage 
    of these songs for DDR, the songs are still owned by the songs' artists.  
    This means that the contract the artists have with Konami only refers to the 
    games they specify, which is generally the arcade mix, and (most of the time) 
    the corresponding Japanese Playstation console port.  Getting the songs over 
    here is a whole other story, and I feel that we're lucky to get the songs that 
    we do.
    
    Q: Does this mix have Oni Mode?
    
    A: Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on your preference), no.  For 
    whatever reason, Oni Mode was cut from this mix.  The most probable reason is 
    the astronomical difficulty of the mode, which could have been poorly received 
    by the USA audience at large.  (Wussies...)  However, this mix does have the 
    long-awaited return of Nonstop Mode and Endless Mode.
    
    Q: Just who is NAOKI?
    
    A: Naoki Maeda has been with Konami for many years.  He is the leader of 
     Konami AM Internal Sound Team, who are in charge of coming up with songs for 
     each new DDR release.  He's responsible for many songs throughout DDR-dom, 
     under lots of artist names.  He also has the support of other artists and 
     vocalists, such as Paula Terry, Thomas Howard, and Aaron G.  His artist names 
     include, but are not limited to: Omega (the symbol), 1479, 180, 190, 190', 
     200, 270, 290, 8 bit, B3-PROJECT, BIG-O, BLUE DESTROYERS, Crystal Aliens, 
     DANDY MINIERO, d-complex, DJ KAZU, DE-SIRE, DIVAS, DR. VIBE, FACTOR-X, FIXX, 
     KTz, Luv UNLIMITED, mitsu-O!, MR. DOG, MUSTACHE MEN, N&S, N.M.R, NAOKI, NAOKI 
     190, NAOKI underground, NM, NO.9, NW260, RE-VENGE, RevenG, Stone Bros., 
     TailBros, THE FINAL BAND, THE SURRENDERS, UZI-LAY, Z, ZZ.  Some of these are 
     not actually names for Naoki, but sometimes artists he's used for vocals in 
     the songs.
    
    Q: What is beatmania?
    
    A: Developed almost concurrently with DDR, BM is a series of games where you 
    use your fingers instead of your feet.  You have a set of keys, like a piano, 
    and you have to tap those to create the music (each key tap adds music to the 
    playing score).  Also, you have a turntable to "scratch", which also adds 
    sound.  The original beatmania had 5 keys, beatmania IIDX has 7 keys (and is 
    the only one of the series still coming out with new mixes), and beatmania 
    III has 5 keys and a foot pedal.
    
    Q: Hey, did you know that (insert song here) was in BeatMania first?
    
    A: Well, please, if I've made mistakes, let me know.  I pride myself on a 
    healthy knowledge of DDR and beyond, but no one's perfect.  If something's 
    wrong, tell me.
    
    Q: I think a genre you have listed is incorrect.
    
    A: Tell me what you think it should be, but present a good case, because I've 
    asked a lot of people about this subject.  However, if you're disputing a 
    genre that has a star (*) after it, then I won't bother, because those are 
    the official genres as Konami states.
    
    Q: What's the song that plays over the Credits?
    
    A: Kind Lady (Future Trance Mix) by OKUYATOS.  No, you cannot unlock it.  
    Sorry.
    
    Q: What's the song that plays on the Info screen?
    
    A: Midnite Blaze (SySF Mix) by U1 Jewel Style.  No, you cannot unlock it.  
    Sorry.
    
    Q: What are the songs that play in Lesson Mode?
    
    A: The first is Try 2 Luv. U by S.F.M.P., which you can unlock in this game.  
    The second is A Stupid Barber by Sho-T, which is not available in this game, 
    and the last is BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE by DIVAS, which is not available 
    in this game, but is available for play in DDRMAX and DDR Konamix.
    
    Q: How do I get "Dance Master" on the Info screen?
    
    A: You'll get a little info blurb saying you're a "Dance Master" if you get 
    an "A" or better on all 69 songs on a specific mode (Single, Double), and a 
    specific difficulty.
    
    Q: Who are those two characters that dance in Beginner mode?
    
    A: The two characters are Train (the guy) and Bus (the girl).
    
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    3. BASICS
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    This covers most of the stuff you can find in the instruction booklet, but 
    we all know how often people hang onto these...
    
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    3A. Controls =
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    Directional Buttons: Moves your selection on all the menus or steps in that 
     direction.
    Circle, X: Confirm selection
    Triangle, Select: Cancel selection
    Start: Start game
    Start and Select at the same time: Return to title screen
    
    If DANCE PLAY is ON on the Options Menu, the face buttons (Triangle, Square, 
    Circle, X) will also step in that direction relative to its position on the 
    face. 
    
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    3B. Menus/Displays =
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    Main Menu
    
    Game Mode: Select this to access the main game (see How To Dance for more 
     info).
    Workout Mode: A more fitness-oriented way to play.
    Lesson Mode: Tutorial for total beginners.
    Training Mode: Practice any open song in any kind of situation.
    Edit Mode: Create your own step patterns for any open song.
    Options: Basic option stuff.  Check below for more info.
    Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode.
    Information: Whenever you get new stuff, you'll see a big flashing NEW! next 
     to this.  Check to find out what you got.
    Endless Mode: This needs to be unlocked first.  Set your options, pick your 
     poison, and dance until you drop!
    
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    Options Menu
    
    Sound Options:
    Sound: Select from Stereo or Monaural.
    Voice: Select to have All voices, No Booing, or no voices.
    Timing: Changes the sync between the steps and music.
    
    Controller Settings:
    Vibration: Allows you to set vibration to occur whenever you step, whenever 
     you miss, or not at all.
    Double Play: If Vibration is on, allows you to set it for Double Mode or not.
    Double Mode Settings: Allows you to adjust the controls for Double Play if 
     you use a controller
    Dance Play Settings: If set to "Off" for a controller, face buttons will not 
     register steps.  Turn Off if you have a pad.
    
    Save/Load:
    Save: Save system data.
    Load: Load system data.
    Auto Save: Will Auto Save whenever you change anything or do anything.
    Edit Folder Load: Will automatically load Edit Data at startup if On.
    
    Game Options:
    Game Level: If set to a harder difficulty, the Dance Meter will decrease more 
     if you miss.
    Max Stage: Set how many stages to a play.
    Game Over: "Arcade" will stop immediately once you fail.  "End of Music" will 
     game over at the end of the tune if you fail.
    Event Mode: If set to On, then you cannot access the Extra Stage, and whenever 
     you finish a play, you immediately go back to the Song Select screen.  Also, 
     you will not drop out at all if you fail.
    Default Difficulty: Allows you to set where the cursor will be at the "Select 
     Difficulty" screen.  Useful if you're impatient.
    
    Graphic Options:
    Movie: Toggle whether or not the background movie plays.
    Danger Display: "Blink" will flash the Danger Display during the song.  
     "Still" will just have a constant Danger Display.  "Off" will have none.
    BG Brightness: Set how bright the background is if it's distracting you.
    Step Mark Colors: Type1 is the default.  Type2 has solid different colors to 
     tell between 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes, etc.
    Screen Adjustment: Use to center the screen on your TV.
    Flicker Free: Adjusts for flickering on your TV.
    
    Workout Options:
    Measurement: If set on "Free", all steps will add to your Calorie Count.  If 
     set on "Regulation", only proper steps will be added.
    Calorie Display: Toggle between displaying your Calories Burned and your 
     standard Score.
    Weight Unit: Toggle between pounds and kilograms.
    
    Dancer Options: *UNLOCK #3* (15 Points)
    Dancer Display: Toggles whether or not Dancers will be displayed.
    Additional Dancer: Puts more dancers on the field.  The maximum you can have 
     is three, so even if you set it on "2" and play a Vs. game, you'll still have 
     only three dancers on screen.
    1P Character: Sets the first player's character, which can be any specific 
     character, a random male, random female, or anyone.
    2P Character: Ditto for the second player's character.
    Extra Character: Ditto for the third character if you add Additional Dancers.
    
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    3C. How To Dance =
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    Select Your Style
    
    Single Mode: This is a 1-player mode using the pad you used to start the game.
    Versus Mode: This is a 2-player mode where each player uses a pad.
    Double Mode: This is a 1-player mode where the player uses both pads.  Every 
     song has different steps for Double Mode than Single.
    
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    Select Difficulty
    
    Beginner (BEG): Almost all songs are 1-footers.  You also have an on-screen 
     dancer stepping the steps along with you.
    Light (LGT): Most songs range from 2 to 5 feet.  This is pretty simple if 
     you're getting used to DDR.
    Standard (STD): Most songs range from 4 to 7 feet.  Largely, you'll find that 
     steps reflect how the music goes, as opposed to just being on the beat.
    Heavy (HVY): Most songs range from 6 to 10 feet.  These are the tough ones 
     where they focus on two things: matching the song's notes exactly, and/or 
     kicking up the difficulty to give you pains.
    *Challenge (CHA)*: Not really a selectable difficulty, this is the solitary 
     difficulty for Challenge Songs.
    Nonstop (NST): This is, technically, different from normal Game Mode.  If one 
     player selects this, the other must, too.  Check the section on Nonstop 
     Mode for more information.
    
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    Select Music
    
    Use Left and Right to switch songs.  Double tap Up or Down to change the 
    difficulty.  
    
    Press Start to change the sorting from the standard "by color, then 
    alphabetical", to fully alphabetical, by BPM from slowest to fastest, and your 
    "best", which is measured by the total score from all your plays of the song 
    divided by the number of feet of the difficulty each time you played.
    
    Press Select to access Edit Data you've thrown together for that song.
    
    While your selection's on a song, you'll see a little graphic for the name.  
    Above the picture, you'll see which song in your current play this one will 
    be (1st, 2nd, Final, etc.) and the BPM for the song (which may be dynamic).
    Below the graphic are the foot rating for the song (the higher # of feet, 
    the harder the song) and the Groove Radar.
    
    Groove Radar: This is a graphical representation of the difficulty of the 
    song.  It's broken down into five attributes:
    - Stream: More or less the overall number of steps.
    - Voltage: How many steps are sandwiched into how much time.  Higher voltage 
     means more steps in less time.
    - Air: The overall number of double steps (time spent in the air).
    - Freeze: The overall number and length of freeze arrows.
    - Chaos: The number of weird steps (not straight 1/4 and 1/8, or steps that 
     force you turn as you step).
    
    If you can't figure out what song you want, you can select ROULETTE.  This 
    will start the song list rolling.  Press X to stop it.  It's tough to get it 
    to stop on a song you want, though.  Once your song's picked, you can still 
    adjust the difficulty.  If you haven't unlocked MAXX UNLIMITED, it will be 
    thrown randomly into the songlist when you start the roulette going.
    
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    Select Options
    
    Hold down X or Circle as you select your songs to bring up the Song Options 
    menu:
    
    Speed: This is the speed of the arrows on the screen.  It doesn't affect the 
     speed of the song, just the arrows.
    Boost: If turned on, the arrows will gradually speed up as they move on the 
     game screen.
    Appearance: "Visible" is the normal setting.  If "Hidden" is on, the arrows 
     will vanish about half-way.  If "Sudden" is on, the arrows will appear about 
     half-way.  If "Stealth" is on, you won't see the arrows at all.
    Turn: "Off" is normal.  "Mirror" rotates all arrows 180 degrees.  "Left" 
     rotates them 90 degrees to the left.  "Right" in the other direction.  
     "Shuffle" randomizes the steps.
    Other: "Off" changes nothing.  "Little" will eliminate several steps to make 
     it easier.  "Flat" makes all arrows the same color, as opposed to the 
     grading colors used to distinguish beats.  "Solo" will change colors so that 
     you can distinguish beats more easily.  "Dark" will remove the "Step Zone" 
     from the screen.
    Scroll: "Standard" is normal bottom to top scrolling.  "Reverse" is, oddly 
     enough, scrolling from top to bottom.
    Freeze Arrow: You can turn the Freeze Arrows off.
    Step: Yet another chance to change the difficulty of your song.
    
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    Are You Ready?
    
    The main field consists of the arrows and the Step Zone, which is a line of 
    arrows on the screen.  As the song plays, arrows will begin scrolling along 
    the screen.  As the arrows reach the Step Zone, you need to step on those 
    arrows.  If you see a green Freeze Arrow, you need to step on that arrow and 
    hold it until the Freeze Arrow ends (you don't need to remove your foot when 
    it ends, just stay on it until it ends, and move your foot at your leisure).
    
    On the top of the screen is the Dance Meter.  It starts about half full.  As 
    you step properly, it'll fill more.  If you misstep, your Dance Meter will 
    start emptying.  If it empties completely, game over.
    
    On the bottom of the screen is the difficulty (in case you forgot), and your 
    score as it tallies up.
    
    Also in the middle of the screen, you'll see words pop up as you step:
    
    PERFECT: You stepped precisely on the arrow.  Combo continues, the dance meter 
     increases, and you get the maximum possible score from that step. (2 Dance 
     Points)
    GREAT: You just about stepped on the arrow.  Combo continues, the dance meter 
     increases, but you don't get the full score for the step. (1 Dance Point)
    GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit.  Combo stops, but the dance meter 
     doesn't change. (0 Dance Points)
    ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit.  Combo stops, and your dance 
     meter decreases. (-4 Dance Points)
    BOO: You completely missed the step.  Combo stops, and your dance meter 
     decreases. (-8 Dance Points)
    
    OK!: You stepped on the whole Freeze Arrow. (6 Dance Points)
    NG: You stepped off the Freeze Arrow before it ended. Combo continues, but 
     your Dance Meter will decrease. (0 Dance Points)
    
    Also marked on the screen is your combo, which is how many PERFECTS and GREATS 
    you have in a row.  The announcer will tell you when you hit 100 combo, 200, 
    etc.
    
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    Evaluation
    
    Once you complete the song, you'll see an Evaluation Screen.  You'll receive 
    a letter grade, a tally on how many of each step you got, a meter on how much 
    of the Groove Radar you filled, your maximum combo, and your score.  Your 
    maximum possible score is 10 million times the number of feet in the song's 
    difficulty.
    
    The letters are AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, and E.
    
    The letter grade is determined by tallying up the number of Dance Points you 
    scored in the song (see above for how each step gives you Dance Points).
    
    E is a failing grade, and doesn't need to be calculated.
    D is given for Dance Point scores below 45% of the maximum.
    C is given for Dance Point scores of at least 45%.
    B is given for Dance Point scores of at least 65%.
    A is given for Dance Point scores of at least 80%.
    AA is given for Dance Point scores of at least 93% OR by achieving a full 
     combo for the song (all GREATs or PERFECTs).
    AAA is given for 100% Dance Points (All PERFECTs and OKs on Freeze Arrows).
    
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    Extra Stage!
    
    If you played your last song on Heavy or Challenge difficulty and got at 
    least a AA on it, you'll access the Extra Stage.
    
    You'll be forced to play MAXX UNLIMITED on Heavy, with the options 1.5x, 
    Reverse, and Dark on.  In addition, you'll have a special No Recovery Dance 
    Meter, which starts full, but cannot be replenished if you misstep.  Odds are 
    you'll fail, and (instead of Game Over), you'll get a time of how far you made 
    it, as well as an Evaluation.
    
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    Encore Extra Stage!
    
    If, by some extreme chance, you AA the Extra Stage, you'll access the Encore 
    Extra Stage.=
    
    You'll be forced to play KAKUMEI on Challenge, with the options 3x, Reverse, 
    and Dark on.  In addition, you're in "Sudden Death".  Make one misstep, and 
    you fail.  You'll get an evaluation like the first Extra Stage regardless if 
    you pass or not.
    
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    3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner =
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    KEEP PRACTICING!
    
    So, you've just got into DDR, eh?  Good for you!  You've become a part of a 
    cult sensation that still holds tons of respect in arcades across the country!  
    This game will probably seem quite overwhelming to you at first, especially 
    if you watch people play it and watch them do 9-footers.  Don't sweat it.  
    You CAN be as good as them with the proper practice and effort.
    
    If you really want to get into this, definitely use the Official DDR Pad.  
    There's no PS2 controller to use in the arcades, so learn the pad nice and 
    early.  Most game stores have a few of these tucked away (possibly more, if 
    Konami's hyping this game like they should).  If you're truly a beginner, you 
    may just want to start with a nice cheap pad.  That way, if you find it's not 
    for you, you're not out a huge investment.
    
    So, to begin, use the Lesson Mode the game provides you.  It will walk you 
    through the basics and coach you to be a better dancer.  
    
    Despite the Lesson Mode, here are some tips I can give you as a beginner:
    
    1. Get a good feeling for the beat.  People who have performed with music have 
    an advantage.  People in marching band have a serious advantage.  ~_^  You'll 
    be stepping to the beat in these early stages, so get used to it now.
    
    2. Now that you have the beat, you must "find the arrows".  Yeah, sure.  I 
    know they're right there in front of you, to your sides, and behind you, but 
    can you hit them without looking?  Early on, you'll find that's your biggest 
    problem: taking a step and not landing on the arrow.  If you have to look, 
    look, but that tactic won't last forever, so before a song takes off, take 
    some cursory steps to make sure you're hitting arrows.
    
    3. Keep your center.  Especially on cheap pads with no definition, you'll find 
    yourself often taking leave of the center of the pad as you continue stepping.  
    If there's a break in the song, look down to make sure you're in the center.  
    
    4. Use the balls of your feet.  You may notice, after some days of a lot of 
    playing, that your ankles will start hurting.  That's normal, and it's 
    happened to most everyone I know that DDRs.  This is your feet telling you to 
    not step with your heels, but with the front of the foot.  Get into that 
    habit.
    
    5. Now that you have these basics, and the Lesson Mode (largely) completed, 
    head into Beginner Mode and start tackling songs.  In particular, get used to 
    the speed of the songs, as well as the speeding-up, slowing-down, and stopping 
    some songs do.  When that just gets too easy, take a deep breath and head into 
    the real DDR world with Light Mode.  Try to keep your songs at three feet or 
    below, but don't be afraid to venture out into the great unknown.
    
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    3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate =
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    KEEP PRACTICING!
    
    Well, you're definitely not a n00b anymore (pardon my French).  You're at the 
    point where you wouldn't completely humiliate yourself at the arcades, but 
    you probably won't impress many people there.  In fact, you may just bore them 
    with your simple steps.  It's time to go to the next level.
    
    At this point in your career, it's time to consider a new pad.  For me, this 
    meant going to redoctane.com and ordering their standard soft pad.  This pad 
    has a soft bottom which won't slip or bunch up as much.  It's still not a 
    serious pad, but you could do worse with fifty bucks...
    
    So, first tip is to KNOW THE SONGS.  You don't necessarily need to memorize 
    the steps, but have a basic understanding of the song before you go into it.  
    Even memorize the music itself, the lyrics, etc. so you can whistle along.  
    Know where the tempo changes may occur, where stops are.  Most importantly, 
    know where the songs musical notes occur in the melody, because these will 
    be mostly what you step.
    
    Now that we're heading into dangerous territory, there is one big rule that 
    I have to stress right away:
    
    Remember how in the last part I told you to "find your center"?  Well, you've 
    found it by now, so now it's time to GET OFF IT.  That's a crutch that's 
    let you into the game, but it will hold you back later on.  What you have to 
    learn is to return your feet to the center as rarely as possible, if at all.  
    Move your feet from one arrow to the next, and don't move them unless you have 
    an arrow to go to.  This is probably the hardest thing you'll ever have to 
    learn as a DDR player.  Once you've relinquished your grip on the center, you 
    only stand to improve up to the highest reaches of DDR-dom.
    
    This actually leads to the other major point of going intermediate:
    
    Eighth notes.  Those are those off-colored ones.  You'll have to deal with 
    a lot of them, so learn to love them now.  This is actually a good first step 
    to leaving the center, because you are absolutely required to step three or 
    more arrows in succession, and you'll have no time to return to the center at 
    all.  Use groups of three eighth notes to figure how to properly move between 
    arrows; combinations such as up-left-down, where your right foot goes on up, 
    left foot goes on left, and your right foot is already carrying back towards 
    the down arrow, for example.  Once you get strings of three down, you'll be 
    ready to tackle longer strings, of four, five, seven, even nine if they're 
    not too tangly...
    
    So, for this end, you'll want to go for songs of four to six feet in 
    difficulty, as well as treading into the pink pink waters of Standard Mode.  
    Just about all songs of this difficulty have at least several eighth notes 
    to give you practice.  Take these opportunities to develop your step 
    combinations for your own style, so you'll be ready to use them when they 
    appear again in harder songs.
    
    Also, it may behoove you to get into Workout Mode or Endless Mode and 
    repeatedly hammer some songs, particularly those of a brisk pace.  This is a 
    good first step to building up all-important stamina.
    
    ===================================
    3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced =
    ===================================
    
    KEEP PRACTICING!
    
    All right.  You're through messing around, and through getting condescending 
    looks from your peers at the arcade.  It's time to show them what you can 
    really do and kick it up a notch or three.
    
    If you're really serious now, it's once again time for a new pad.  Although 
    7, 8, and even some 9-footers are possible on a soft, flimsy pad, you just 
    won't get the high scores you cherish.  For this, I turned to RedOctane's 
    Ignition 2.0.  It's also a soft pad, but the thick foam insert, soft gripping 
    bottom, and raised step platforms make it a good pad for aspiring champions, 
    all for a paltry 100 clams.
    
    Of course, if you have the money to blow (approximately $200), you may want 
    to take it even further and buy the Cobalt Flux pad, which is a custom-made 
    hard metal pad.  It's VERY resilient, and much like pads you'll see in the 
    arcades.
    
    Anyway, pads aside, it's time to get down to business:
    
    First, you better have mastered the stuff from the previous sections.  I want 
    to be able to yell out a song title and for you to hum it right there so you 
    know what it sounds like.  I don't wanna see your feet touch that center, 
    soldier, or you'll drop and give me fifty.  At this point, you should also 
    have quick enough eye-foot coordination so that matching arrows on the screen 
    with proper steps is second-nature.
    
    Now, for some new tactics:
    
    Chaos.  You'll soon find as you reach the higher levels, that not all arrows 
    are quarter notes and eighth notes.  You'll find sixteenths, twelfths, and 
    thirty-second notes thrown in to mess you up.  Very rarely will they be in 
    random.  Almost always, they'll match up with how the song goes, so you'll 
    at least have that going for you.  So, a thorough knowledge of the songs will 
    allow you to surmount this hurdle with little difficulty.
    
    Gallops.  This is the popular name for a series of steps that has two 
    sixteenth note steps together, then two sixteen notes of dead space, then two 
    note steps together, and so on.  When you step these notes, you'll feel like 
    a horse gallopping, which derives the name.  Oftentimes, these notes will be 
    strung so that the last note in one gallop is the first note of the next 
    gallop.  To properly step these, leave your last-stepping foot in place, so 
    it'll be ready to step the next gallop while your other foot moves to the 
    next note.  This leads to the final tactic.
    
    Axis of Rotation.  Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have your 
    upper body directly facing the screen at all times.  A very important tactic 
    for the toughest songs is turning your body so that making truly difficult 
    steps becomes easier.  Using alternating feet on long series' of eighth notes 
    is far less taxing than taking two or more eighth notes with one foot.  The 
    best way to start turning your body is with left-down-right eighth note 
    combos.  Left foot on the left arrow, right foot on the down, and turn so that 
    your left foot hits the right arrow.  It'll be very disorienting at first, 
    but the hard songs will really take it out of you if you don't learn.  After 
    learning a basic turn, learn to maintain your body at a 90 degree angle to 
    the screen for extended periods of time, and then taking it further by 
    rotating 180 degrees, or even 270 and 360, if you're brave enough to take 
    your eyes off the screen.
    
    Finally, it's important to be in relatively good shape for this.  You have to 
    have the proper stamina and leg strength to pull off the toughest ones, 
    because rather dexterous and tiring feats will be required of you, so keep 
    pounding at it, do hard songs repeatedly to build up strength, and push 
    yourself harder and harder to go all the way up to the great green Heavy 
    Mode.
    
    And lastly, never tackle 10-footers without a good insurance plan backing 
    you up... ^_^
    
    ******************************************************************************
    4. GREEN SONGS
    ******************************************************************************
    
    These songs are available to you by default, and they are brand new to the 
    American DDR scene (ie. they've not been in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, or DDRMAX 
    USA).
    
    =============================
    4A. A Little Bit Of Ecstasy =
    =============================
    
    Artist: Jocelyn Enriquez
    Genre: House
    BPM: 65-136
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Play Notes: A deceptively difficult song for beginners, mostly because of the 
     tempo changes, which are not immediate, but gradual.  At the third "I'll be 
     your dream", the tempo begins to slow down, and after the "Ooo, Ooo", it 
     settles into the 65 BPM, and it finally speeds back up to the original tempo 
     right at the end.
    
    Heavy Notes: The main rhythm to listen to here is the bass synthesized notes 
     that are roughly triplets.  Those are your steps.  At the "Tell me that you 
     want me", there are the more traditional eighth notes, with doubles at the 
     beginning of the short streams.  After which, it goes back to following the 
     synthesizer, then there's the freeze note.  Once it hits the groovy slow BPM, 
     you'll have to deal with sixteenths, but they shouldn't be hard at that speed 
     for a seasoned player.  Then, a final freeze as it speeds back up to the last 
     three steps.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    A little bit of ecstasy
    A little bit of you and me
    A little bit of set you free
    A little bit of ecstasy
    A little bit of ecstasy
    A little bit of you and me
    A little bit of set you free
    A little bit of ecstasy
    
    Tell me that you want me
    Tell me that you need me
    Tell me that want me
    Tell me that you love me
    
    I'll be your dream you be my fantasy
    I'll be your dream you be my fantasy
    I'll be your dream
    
    I'll be your dream
    
    I'll be your dream you be my fantasy
    Oh oh yeah
    
    A little bit of ecstasy
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: Jocelyn Enriquez is a Filipino-American who was discovered in 
     1993.  Since then, she has put out a small number of albums.  This song is 
     part of her 1997 album "Jocelyn".  
    Misc. Notes: Another DDR song by her is a collaboration with THUNDERPUSS 
     called SO FABULOUS SO FIERCE (FREAK OUT).
    
    =================
    4B. BREAK DOWN! =
    =================
    
    Artist: Be For U
    Genre: J-Pop
    BPM: 190
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 2
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Heavy Notes: An intermediate-level nine-footer, I'd say.  You'll be facing 
     just quarters and eighths, so don't expect weird rhythms at all.  What you 
     should expect, once the lyrics start, is a series of turns that go all the 
     way around the arrows.  For the first half of the song, you'll see three-note 
     streams, and seven-note streams, mostly, all of which start either on the 
     measure or halfway into the measure.  There are a couple of four-note streams 
     that don't start on the beat, but they match the guitars, so they're easy to 
     predict.  Once you hit the bridge (with the spoken lyrics), you'll find the 
     most painful part of the song.  You have to stay on a freeze note for two 
     measures while your other foot matches up the guitar hits.  After that, it's 
     a series of "double step, then five-note turning stream", then back to what 
     you've seen before with seven-note streams.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: (English words are capitalized)
    
    1! 2! 1,2,3,4!
    
    chikagoro sorosoro genkai  Rules nanka ga kankeinai
    konna hibi burikitte  imasugu tobidasou
    
    nani mo kamo yurusarenai  jiyuu ni datte naritai
    katachi nante kodawanai  kowashitatte kamawanai
    
    itsudatte tsuyoku hageshiku  omoi ha tada hitotsu
    owari nante shinjinai  hontou no ashita sagashita tokomade
    
    Break Down bakuon de Love Music
    takanaru Tension  tooku made tobashimakure
    Engine zenkai  kono kaze ni tobinotte
    ikari mo kanashimi mo zenbu nokorazu nage tobase
    
    (sono saa tsumanai hanashi ni tsuki atteru hima nanka atashi ni ha nain dayo 
    nee Level hikuin ja nai no?)
    
    Let's Go bakuhatsu shichau gurai
    nani mo kikoenai kurai  mune no oku tsuki susumu
    Let's Go zenkai  mukai kaze ni datte
    makeru koto nante nai  tatakai tsudzukero
    
    English Translation:
    
    1! 2! 1, 2, 3, 4!
    
    These days you've crossed the line,
    Who cares 'bout rules you have in mind-
    I'm gonna break out of this world
    And fly high to the skies!
    
    You can never forgive anything I do
    Don't you see I wanna be free too
    Us together is nothing you need
    Let's just crash this party!
    
    Be always there strong and fierce
    For I can only think of you
    Won't believe there's an end-
    For the distance let's find a true tomorrow!
    
    Break Down! Blasting what I love: music!
    Heightening tension, send it all to outer space!
    Engine maxxed out, gonna jump on this jet stream
    Every bit of anger and sorrow- get it all out of my life!
    
    [Hey girl! Your sad story is tiring me out
    I don't need it- you've gotta be like low-level?]
    
    Let's go! Until I'm about to explode-
    Until I can't hear a word, gonna cut through to your heart
    Let's go! I'm maxxed out- You can never fight me-
    Cuz I'll never lose! Cuz I just want to be yours!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 3
    Artist Notes: Be For U is Noria Shiraishi, Riyu Kosaka, Yoma Komatsu, and 
     Shiyuna Maehara.  Since DDR 5th Mix, this J-Pop band has put together a whole 
     bunch of songs for DDR and other Konami rhythm games.  They're most 
     well-known, in addition to this song, for the "DIVE" series, "Firefly", and 
     "GRADUATION".  Also, Riyu Kosaka and Yoma Komatsu have done their own solo 
     acts for certain songs, such as "true..." and "ever snow".
    
    ================
    4C. Busy Child =
    ================
    
    Artist: The Crystal Method
    Genre: Acid Breakbeats
    BPM: 125
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 5   3
    STD: 7   6
    HVY: 7   8
    
    Heavy Notes: It's tough to describe the first sixteen measures.  Expect short 
     freezes and having to come off those freezes onto eighth notes.  After the 
     percussion stops, you'll have to deal with three sixteenth-notes at several 
     points, which cover only two arrows, so they don't try to hurt you.  The rest 
     of the song can be just considered more of the same.  Sometimes they link 
     multiple freeze notes with three eighth-notes, and there's an eleven 
     eighth-note stream where the lyrics run together.  After that, it's pretty 
     smooth sailing, so long as you can balance your freezes and eighths properly.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    I guess I didn't know
    I guess I didn't know
    
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy Child 
    
    I guess I didn't know
    Get Busy Child 
    Get Busy...
    I guess I didn't know
    Get Busy...
    
    (I guess I didn't, Get Busy, etc.)
    
    I guess I didn't know
    I guess I didn't know
    Get Busy Child 
    I guess I didn't know
    I guess I didn't know
    Get Busy Child 
    I guess I didn't know
    I guess I didn't know
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: The Crystal Method is Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland.  They're an 
     American group based in techno and electronica, a previously Europe-dominated 
     genre in the 90's.  This song is from the single album of the same name, 
     released in 1997.
    
    ===================
    4D. CONGA FEELING =
    ===================
    
    Artist: VIVIAN
    Genre: Latin Pop
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   4
    STD: 5   7
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Play Notes: Nothing serious to note here.  Just expect arrows to move more 
     when the beat moves across all the difficulties.
    
    Heavy Notes: For an eight-footer, it's about middle of the road.  There are 
     some decent tough spots, which would probably require a play-through before 
     you can pick them up.  It starts with three measures of "quarter-quarter-
     three-sixteenths-quarter".  Then it goes into streams of fifteen steps long.  
     Then it gets tricky.  You'll have a quarter, then an eighth note and five 
     sixteenths after that, then another eighth note, for a while.  Then it gets 
     to quarter, eighth, and seven sixteenth notes, and those are not on just two 
     arrows, so it gets painful.  When you get to the "ritmo de amor" part, you'll 
     have gallops that start on the beat.  Two sets of gallops, then three eighth 
     notes for four measures.  After that, gallops starting on the beat for the 
     rest of the song.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    baila la conga al ritmo nuevo 
    oooooh, ooooh, ooooooooh... 
    y es para ti.
    
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y trata de ser feliz, 
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y es para ti.
    
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y trata de ser feliz,
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y es para ti.
    
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y trata de ser feliz, 
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y es para ti.
    
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y trata de ser feliz, 
    esta es la conga de la alegrŪa, y es para ti.
    
    baila la conga al ritmo nuevo 
    oooooh, ooooh, ooooooooh...
    al ritmo de amor, al ritmo de amor, al ritmo de amor...
    
    English Translation:
    
    Dance the conga in the new rhythm!
    Oooooh, ooooh, oooooooh...
    And it's for you.
    
    This is the joyfulness conga, and talks about being happy
    This is the joyfulness conga, and it's for you.
    
    etc.
    
    In the rhythm of love, in the rhythm of love, in the rhythm of love...
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix Plus (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Vivian Muysondt is an El Salvadorian of Belgian descent.  Her 
     style of music is largely derived from Latin America.
    Misc. Notes: This song has a music video as a background, which will negate 
     any characters.  
    
    =========
    4E. D2R =
    =========
    
    Artist: NAOKI
    Genre: Hyper Rock Beat*
    BPM: 160
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: They throw a little bit of everything at you in this song, but 
     just a little bit.  You get some freezes at the beginning, then we get into 
     turns, then a long fifteen-step stream, then some sixteenths when Paula's 
     lyrics kick back up.  Halfway through the chorus, the steps will match the 
     lyrics.  During the bridge, the steps will generally match the synthesizer.  
     Careful, as the rhythm will syncopate.  After that, it's much of the same 
     you've already seen: a few turns, some long streams, sixteenths thrown in 
     with a bit of warning, and a few freezes near the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Everyone dance with me, everyone 
    (Get on the dance floor now!)
    And this is your last chance for a dance tonight
    (Aaaaaahhhhhhh, yeah!)
    
    Ready, set, go - c'mon take a chance
    Move away 'till forever, dance
    There's plenty more, what we've got in store
    But this jam don't start until we hit the floor
    So c'mon everybody, from left to right
    D2R is here, it's party night
    If you want romance, forget this show
    On the floor, party now, forevermore!
    
    Everybody dance with me
    Let the music move your feet (c'mon c'mon c'mon)
    Everybody dance with me
    Dance with me, let the music move your feet for me
    
    C'mon, baby
    Work that body
    We're gonna dance, dance, dance 
    All day, all night, ooohh right
    
    I'm gonna come back
    With a rhyming fit
    Below the deck
    Here's another hit
    Quicker to the steps
    As high as I can see
    Let your body jack
    'Till you feel the beat
    
    All I wanna say is on the count of three 
    Put your hands in the air where my eyes can see 
    9 to 5, bring it to the floor
    So c'mon, make me run up and move!
    
    Listen to the DJ play 
    Jams to make you wanna sway
    So c'mon baby, take my hand, make some plan
    Feel that romance is here to stay
    
    Throw your hands up in the air
    Wave them like you haven't got a care
    I want you to romance with me, dance with me 
    Help the music set your body free 
    
    D2R!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Info on Naoki can be found in the FAQ.  The vocalists for this 
     tune are Aundrea Hopkins and Londell "Taz" Hicks.
    Misc. Notes: The name D2R can be translated as "D2" meaning "DD", so you get 
     "DDR".  Technically, this song came out on beatmania IIDX 7th Style first, 
     but since DDRMAX2 came out a few weeks later, it's more or less considered a 
     simultaneous release, and since the composer is Naoki, he would like you to 
     consider it a new DDR song first.
    
    ================
    4F. Days Go By =
    ================
    
    Artist: Dirty Vegas
    Genre: House
    BPM: 127
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 6   6
    
    Heavy Notes: There's actually very little to point out here.  Normally, even 
     six-footer Heavys have some kind of trick, but not this one.  You'll get a 
     few short eighth note streams into freezes, and there's a couple of seven-step 
     streams, and one turn, but it's actually pretty simple.  Good Heavy for people 
     wanting to get further into them.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    You are still a whisper on my lips
    A feeling at my fingertips
    That's pulling at my skin
    
    You leave me when I'm at my worst
    Feeling as if I've been cursed
    Bitter cold within
    
    Days go by and still I think of you
    Days when I couldn't live my life without you
    Without you
    Without you
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: A house trio from England; Days Go By was Dirty Vegas' first 
     hit, at a time when tracks with vocals weren't deemed of much value in the 
     clubs.  
    
    =============
    4G. DESTINY =
    =============
    
    Artist: NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY
    Genre: Hyper Euro Beat*
    BPM: 155
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   2
    STD: 5   6
    HVY: 7   8
    
    Heavy Notes: The beginning is pretty basic.  Once you hit "I just knew deep 
     down in my heart", it starts playing with you, throwing in some offbeat 
     doubles.  The main chorus has some turns, and a freeze that you have to hold 
     for a while, while your other foot steps.  Once the lyrics cut for a bit, 
     you have to follow the piano rhythm.  Soon afterwards, you'll hit some on-
     the-beat gallops mixed in with doubles.  Right before the second chorus, 
     you hit those doubles right with the big synth hits.  You also step with the 
     synth hits at the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Falling, my whole world is falling
    Without you in my life so hard to keep from dying
    
    When your eyes met mine 
    Everything seemed fine
    Always making love with you (with you)
    You said that you loved me
    Always be with me
    Forever and ever
    
    But on that day 
    When I awoke
    And I found I was alone
    I just knew deep down in my heart
    No more me and you
    
    You were my destiny (my destiny)
    That's how it's supposed to be
    That's the way it's really meant to be
    I knew I just had to set you free
    
    I could keep on following you
    Never letting you go (ohhhh...)
    Following you and losing all my pride (yeah...)
    Calling you and never letting you go (ohhhh...)
    Following you
    But you'd run
    
    You, you were my destiny (my destiny)
    I was planning for eternity
    Something came and took you away from me
    Baby you (baby you), you were my destiny
    You were the only man in this world for me (ohhhh...)
    Meant to be
    But now you've run away, destiny
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Australian Paula Terry, in addition to being the female vocals 
     for most of Naoki's songs, also has a modest singing career of her own.  
     Check the FAQ for info on NAOKI.
    
    ===================
    4H. DREAM A DREAM =
    ===================
    
    Artist: CAPTAIN JACK
    Genre: Euro Dance
    BPM: 141
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: You follow the female lyrics, and you follow the Mountian King 
     melody.  That's about it.  The melody can produce some long streams (up to 
     thirteen eighth notes), so just stay sharp.  There are no turns or complicated 
     steps at all.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Dream a dream, lover, take me in your dream
    Take me anywhere you please, boy, you're making me scream
    Dream a dream, lover, love is just a dream
    If you wanna set me free, boy, you're making me scream
    
    Ooh la la di la da da
    You've gotta dream a little dream
    
    Ho!  One more time, I'm back with a new rhyme
    Hey!  Here we go again
    Ha!  Turn it up my friend
    No!  We don't stop
    Ha!  We rock the spot
    No!  We don't quit
    Get ready, oh, this is it!
    
    Do you like to dream?
    Hey!  I like to dream, baby
    Do you like to dream?
    Ho!  I like to dream, mama
    Do you like to scream?
    Hey!  I like to scream, baby
    Do you like to scream?
    Ho!  So scream it out
    
    Dream a dream, lover, take me in your dream
    Take me anywhere you please, boy, you're making me scream
    Dream a dream, lover, love is just a dream
    If you wanna set me free, boy, you're making me scream
    
    Ooh la da di la da da
    You've gotta dream a little dream
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Captain Jack is a band led by Franky Gee, an American who has 
     done his time in the military.  After leaving the service, he decided to 
     leave the country that seemed so pro-war to him, so he settled in Germany, 
     where he eventually picked up his music career.  Most of his songs are 
     militaristic, but he's sure to place his anti-war and pro-unity messages in 
     many of his songs.  
    Misc. Notes: This particular song is modeled after "In the Hall of the 
     Mountain King", by Edvard Grieg.  This song has a music video as a 
     background, which will negate any characters.  The "Miami Booty Mix" of this 
     song appears in DDR Ultramix 2.
    
    ===================
    4I. DRIFTING AWAY =
    ===================
    
    Artist: LANGE feat. SKYE
    Genre: Euro Trance
    BPM: 136
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: Not an easy eight-footer.  It starts simple enough, and once you 
     hit "point of no return", you gallop following the cymbal taps, which start on 
     the offbeat.  Then, you'll hit gallops on the beat, along with double steps, 
     then some clusters of three sixteenths.  Once you hit "Drifting Away", you'll 
     get freezes.  After "I wanna stay right here tonight", the steps get ugly, 
     following the rhythm of the synthesizer, which is not a basic rhythm.  It 
     stays that way all to the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Every time I lose my self-control
    It feels like I can't let you go
    I'm at the point of no return
    
    Don't ever wanna come back down
    I'm up so high above the ground
    This feeling I will always yearn
    
    Drifting away
    I'm flying
    I'm gonna head for paradise
    Nothing to say
    I'm climbing
    I wanna stay right here tonight
    
    Drifting away
    Drifting away
    
    Drifting away
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: LANGE is Stuart Langelaan, a producer/remixer from the UK who 
     began his career in 1997.  This song, released in 2002, is a project with 
     vocalist SKYE.
    
    ======================
    4J. Get Down Tonight =
    ======================
    
    Artist: KC & The Sunshine Band
    Genre: Disco
    BPM: 106-120
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 6   6
    
    Play Notes: The tempo change is almost not noticable.  The song is 106 at 
     the beginning, then slowly speeds up to 120 once the lyrics start.
    
    Heavy Notes: Not too difficult.  Most of your potential problems arise from 
     small streams leading into freezes, or ending on double steps.  There are a 
     few turns near the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: 
    
    Baby, let's get together
    Honey hush, me and you
    And do the things
    Ah, do the things
    That we like to do
    Oh... 
    
    Do a little dance, make a little love
    Get down tonight, get down tonight
    
    Ba-by
    I'll meet you
    Same place, same time
    Where we get, oh...
    We get together
    And please our mind
    Oh... 
    
    Do a little dance, make a little love
    Get down tonight, get down tonight
    
    Get down, get down, get down, get down
    Get down tonight, baby
    Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo
    Get down, get down, get down, get down
    Get down tonight, baby
    
    Now now now...
    
    Get down, get down, get down, get down
    Get down tonight, baby
    Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo...
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: Well, what's to say.  Formed in 1973, KC & The Sunshine Band is 
     celebrating their 30th anniversary of music, and is one of the only groups, 
     alongside the Beatles and the Jackson Five, to have four #1 hits in one year 
     as a new group.
    Misc. Notes: Two of their three most famous songs, "THAT'S THE WAY", and 
     "SHAKE YOUR BOOTY", are already established DDR songs, and now the third, 
     this song, has entered the annals of DDR-dom.
    
    ====================================
    4K. GHOSTS (VINCENT DE MOOR REMIX) =
    ====================================
    
    Artist: TENTH PLANET
    Genre: Epic Trance
    BPM: 138
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: This can be pretty tough, but it doesn't change much.  It starts 
     with a few sixteenths leading into freeze notes.  Then, once the rhythm 
     starts, you follow the exact rhythm for eight measures.  The good news is that 
     they don't make you do any complicated turns during that time, so if you can 
     follow arrows and know the tune, you'll find it's not too bad.  After those 
     eight measures, you'll go to a simplified version of the rhythm, involving 
     a freeze note over the measure and steps on the high notes.  That goes for 
     four, then it gets a little more complicated with two seperate freeze notes.  
     Then, once the rhythm stops, you'll get just freeze notes for four measures, 
     then six clusters of five sixteenths, followed by one big cluster of fifteen 
     sixteenths that changes from up-down to left-right halfway through.  After 
     that, you'll do the same thing you did the first time through the main rhythm 
     up to the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Just when I think on my own
    When I've broken every door
    The ghosts of my life
    Are louder than before
    
    Just when I thought I could not be stopped
    When my chance came true
    The ghosts of my life
    They bring up memories
    
    All my time, all my tears
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: TENTH PLANET is Gez Dewar and Nick Hale.  This is their main, 
     and probably only, hit.
    Misc. Notes: This song is a remix of the hit by the group, Japan, led by David 
     Sylvain, who specialized in new-age-type music.
    
    ============
    4L. Heaven =
    ============
    
    Artist: DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring DO
    Genre: Euro Trance
    BPM: 138
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: This isn't too bad for a seven-footer.  Just small streams of 
     eighth notes and regularly thrown in freezes.  There are a few points where 
     the steps follow the synthesizer, but it's an easy rhythm.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Baby you're all that I want
    When you're lying here in my arms
    I'm finding it hard to believe
    We're in heaven
    
    Oh, thinkin about our younger years
    There was only you and me
    We were young and wild and free
    Now nothing can take you away from me
    We've been down that road before
    But thats over now
    You keep me coming back for more
    
    Baby you're all that I want
    When you're lying here in my arms
    I'm finding it hard to believe (believe)
    We're in heaven
    And love is all that I need
    And I found it there in your heart
    It isn't too hard to see (to see)
    We're in heaven
    
    We're in heaven
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: One of the most well-known DJs in Spain, he's been a DJ since 
     1984 and has worked on several pieces since 1995.  Heaven, which, as you 
     can see from the artist, is a project he worked on in 2001 with Yanou and the 
     female singer DO, a remake of the song originally by Bryan Adams.  
    
    ===============
    4M. i feel... =
    ===============
    
    Artist: AKIRA YAMAOKA
    Genre: Trance*
    BPM: 141
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Heavy Notes: For a nine-footer, this isn't too bad.  Your main problem comes 
     from knowing the steps, which don't always follow the rhythm of the song.  
     In the beginning, it follows the rhythm all right, but about halfway through, 
     you start getting gallops.  The steps change so much that trying to go through 
     all of them would make these notes really long.  Suffice to say that it'll 
     probably take a few plays through to get sharp enough to pick up when you get 
     eighth notes and when you get sixteenths.  There are no turns to deal with, 
     though, and no tiring step runs.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: ("ai fiiri" is kana for "i feel")
    
    ai fiiri...
    ai fiiiiiiiri...
    ai fiiri...
    ai fiiiiiiiri...
    
    (Japanese lyrics, which, I'm told, are impossible to decipher due to the 
    effects)
    
    ai fiiri...
    ai fiiiiiiiri...
    ai fiiri...
    ai fiiiiiiiri...
    ai fiiri...
    ai fiiiiiiiri...
    ai fiiri...
    ai fiiiiiiiri...
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style 
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
    Artist Notes: In this country, at least, Akira Yamaoka is best known for his 
     work on Konami's Silent Hill series (the game, not the song :-P).  This song 
     doesn't have its roots there, but it is a very haunting trance, and the 
     background video could seem reminiscent of the graininess that is SH.
    Misc. Notes: Other mixes are the "T.O.Y. Remix" in DDR Ultramix 2, and the 
     "Junk Circuit Mix" in DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7).
    
    ==========================================
    4N. IN THE NAVY '99 (XXL Disaster Remix) =
    ==========================================
    
    Artist: CAPTAIN JACK
    Genre: Euro Dance
    BPM: 135
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: Gallop City.  If you're looking to practice gallops, this is the 
     place.  Whenever they're in the "In the Navy" chorus, you'll be stepping 
     gallops that end on the beat.  In the "We want you, we want you" section, 
     you'll get three eighth notes that are all double steps several times, so 
     beware.  That's all she wrote for this one...
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    In the Navy
    We want you
    In the Navy
    We want you as a captain's crew
    
    In the Navy
    Yes you can sail the seven seas
    In the Navy
    Yes you can put your mind at ease
    In the Navy
    Come on people and make a stand
    In the Navy, in the Navy
    
    We want you, we want you,
    We want you as a captain's crew
    We want you, we want you,
    We want you as a captain's crew
    
    Where can you find pleasure 
    Search the world for treasure
    Learn science technology
    Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
    On the land or on the sea
    Where can you learn to fly,
    Play in sports or skindive
    Study oceanography
    Sign up for the big band or sit in the grandstand
    When your team and others meet
    
    In the Navy
    Yes you can sail the seven seas
    In the Navy
    Yes you can put your mind at ease
    In the Navy
    Come on now people make a stand
    In the Navy, in the Navy
    
    In the Navy
    Come on protect your motherland
    In the Navy
    Come on and join your fellow man
    In the Navy
    Come on people and make a stand
    In the Navy, in the Navy
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: See DREAM A DREAM
    Misc. Notes: This song has a music video as a background, which will negate 
     any characters.  Officially, this song was first in DDR 2nd ReMix for the 
     Japanese PS1, but only as a preview song with the Light difficulty (or its 
     equivalent at that point).
    
    =====================
    4O. Keep On Liftin' =
    =====================
    
    Artist: dj nagureo
    Genre: Jazz Hip Hop*
    BPM: 100
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 5   6
    
    Heavy Notes: Nice and slow, so you'll have plenty of time to read the notes 
     as they come up.  Mostly, this is just eighth notes and freezes.  There are 
     some tricky spots, where you'll get a sixteenth note right before the first 
     beat of the measure.  Keep watch for them.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Getting lifted to the touch of jazz
    Staying true to the game
    Real love
    When I say your name
    Lingerie, candlelight, wine and dine
    Punch line
    Nonstop dedication
    Rock the nation
    24-7
    It feels like heaven
    Can't you see the chemistry?
    Words, rhymes, melody, poetry
    You know me
    Hard times long gone
    Let's get it on
    
    For what you did for me, I'm so grateful
    You lifted what was low, now I'm free
    You took the blinders off, I see clearer
    Created peace where the confusion had overtaken my soul
    
    You keep on liftin' me
    You keep on liftin' me up, and
    You keep on liftin' me
    Now I wanna say I'm feelin' better
    
    You keep on liftin' me
    You keep on liftin' me up, and
    You keep on liftin' me
    Now I wanna say I'm feelin' better
    
    Standing in the dark
    When you walked in
    I take my time to drop the right line
    'Cause you so fine
    Your shine
    Now you're mine
    It's meant to be
    Together forever baby
    We are the dream team
    True love, it don't stop
    Like jazz and hip hop
    The mixture of body and soul
    Our future goal
    Making dreams come true
    Coming strong, baby boo
    Just me and you
    Yeah, you know how we do
    
    Come on, lift me
    Lift me up
    
    Ohhhh
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania III
    DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: Reo Nagumo is the composer to use the name "dj nagureo".  He's 
     also known as "Tiger Yamato", and has composed quite a few songs for 
     beatmania.  All his songs that appear in DDR were originally beatmania tunes, 
     including "LUV TO ME" and "R3" from Konamix, and "DEEP IN YOU" from MAX USA.  
     The vocalists for this tune are Robbie Danzie and DJ cash.
    
    ==================
    4P. LET'S GROOVE =
    ==================
    
    Artist: TIPS & TRICKS VS WISDOME
    Genre: Disco
    BPM: 65-130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   3
    STD: 5   4
    HVY: 6   7
    
    Song Notes: After you hear your first "Whoo-oh", be ready for the tempo to 
     cut to half time.  After you hear "Stand up all night", it'll get back to the 
     original tempo.
    
    Heavy Notes: The hardest part is a thirty-seven step long stream of eighth 
     notes, when you get the repeated "down, down, down".  Be careful when the 
     tempo drops, because you'll be stepping a few sixteenth notes, which will be 
     just the same as normal eighth notes, naturally.  That's all to look out for 
     here.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    [It moved me downtown, the beat
    It moved me downtown, the beat
    It moved me, it moved me
    It moved me, down, down....]
    
    Let's groove tonight
    Share the spice of life
    Baby slice it right
    We're gonna groove tonight
    
    Let's groove tonight
    Share the spice of life
    Baby slice it right
    We're gonna groove tonight
    
    Whoo-oh..
    
    Let this groove... alright... whoo-oh
    Let this groove... stand up... (up, up, up..) (stand up all night)
    Let this groove, light up your fuse
    It's alright, alright, alright... whoo-oh
    Let this groove, set in your shoes 
    Stand up, alright, alright whoo-oh
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Well, to be perfectly honest, all I can find out about "TIPS & 
     TRICKS VS WISDOME" is that they've done this song, which is an adaptation of 
     the original, which was done by Earth, Wind & Fire.  Wisdome, I'm told, is 
     Luca Moretti and Ricky Romanini.
    
    ========================
    4Q. LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' =
    ========================
    
    Artist: BUS STOP
    Genre: House
    BPM: 127
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   3
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: This one's a pain, for a seven-footer.  The rhythm guitar has 
     this little sixteenth note pattern leading into a measure, and oftentimes, 
     you'll step those sixteenths, so always be ready for that.  Also, you'll step 
     the main vocal part at certain parts, and you'll be holding freeze notes while 
     stepping with the other foot in various uncomfortable places.  It'll take a 
     few tries to pull this off well...
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: 
    
    DJ, bring the beats on
    And here we go
    
    Down around the corner
    A half a mile from here
    You see them old trains runnin'
    And you watch them disappear
    
    Without love
    Where would you be now
    Without love....
    
    Ooooh, where would you be right now
    
    Finesse, and the lyrical master
    Scream if you wanna go faster
    Takin' a train to tha, the next station
    On the dance floor rockin' the nation
    The sound is comin' out now
    So DJ, play the song loud
    Dancin', I'll make your body rock
    Long train runnin' and it won't stop
    Like a piston, I keep on churnin'
    Like a fire, I keep on burnin'
    Dance around in the place
    Let my DJ rock the place
    
    Well, pistons keep on turnin'
    And the wheels go round and round
    And the steel rail bed holdin' hard
    And the miles that they go down
    
    Without love, without love
    Where would you be right now, where would you be right now
    Without love....
    
    Here we go
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: BUS STOP is a UK rap group famous for giving classic songs 
     their treatment, and several of their songs have appeared in the realm of DDR, 
     including KUNG FU FIGHTING, NA-NA, SWING IT, and KICK THE CAN.  This, their 
     latest contribution to DDR, is a variation on the song originally performed 
     by The Doobie Brothers.  
    
    =========================
    4R. Love At First Sight =
    =========================
    
    Artist: Kylie Minogue
    Genre: Club Pop
    BPM: 125
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   2
    STD: 5   4
    HVY: 7   6
    
    Heavy Notes: A decent challenge for a US licensed song, which surprised me, 
     but it's still nothing big.  They play a few games with freeze arrows here, 
     such as having them pop up off the beat, or having you make a few complicated 
     steps while holding.  There are also a few turns to contend with.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Thought that I was going crazy
    Just having one of those days, yeah
    Didn't know what to do
    Then there was you
    
    And everything went from wrong to right
    And the stars came out and filled up the sky
    The music you were playing really blew my mind
    It was love at first sight
    
    'Cause baby when I heard you
    For the first time I knew
    We were meant to be as one
    
    'Cause baby when I heard you
    For the first time I knew 
    We were meant to be as one
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: Dancing Stage Megamix (EU PS2)
    Artist Notes: This artist should be no stranger to American audiences.  The 
     Australian pop princess started as an 80's footnote artist, and suddenly 
     sprung back after a 15 year absence with her catch hit "Can't Get You Out of 
     My Head", which served its time on DDR's Dancing Stage Party Edition.  This 
     particular song is part of Kylie's 2002 album, "Fever".  
    Misc. Notes: This song has a music video as a background, which will negate 
     any characters.
    
    ======================================
    4S. LOVIN' YOU (ROB SEARLE CLUB MIX) =
    ======================================
    
    Artist: VINYL BABY
    Genre: Trance
    BPM: 139
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   3
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: Be very careful, because you'll find that your steps will NOT 
     precisely match the rhythm.  Focus more on the rhythm itself than the music, 
     and you won't be tempted to screw up.  You'll also find clusters of five 
     sixteenth notes here, as well as a whole bunch of clusters of three sixteenth 
     notes at the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    La-la-la-la-la
    La-la-la-la-la
    La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-laaah
    
    Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo...
    
    Ohhhhhhh!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Well, I couldn't find much info about VINYL BABY, but Lovin' 
     You is originally the work of Minnie Riperton, a famous soul artist of the 
     1970's.  Rob Searle is another noted DJ from the UK, and is also credited 
     with the production of this song.  
    
    ====================
    4T. rain of sorrow =
    ====================
    
    Artist: NM feat. Ebony Fay
    Genre: Euro Trance
    BPM: 140
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 9   8
    
    Heavy Notes: Even for a nine-footer, this song can be a real pain.  Lots of 
     lousy rhythms, and just when you think you've found a pattern to the song, 
     they'll throw it out and give you a new pattern to play with.  There are 
     spots in the middle where your steps will match the piano, so be glad you get 
     a little rest.  Just play this one over and over until you get the rhythm 
     down, as it's useless to explain it here, because you won't remember it all.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Ooh (Can you look at me?) Ooh Ooh Ooh
    Ee-Yeah Yeah
    Ee-Yeah Yeah
    
    Look at me
    Can't you see these tears are cried for you
    
    If you should ever need 
    I'll be here with nothing else to do
    
    But to think of the creed
    That we live in the greed
    All the love so careless and free
    
    Make the moment last
    Don't relive our past
    Just remember we had in and taught you
    
    Got to hold on, got to keep it strong
    You see always thinkin' we can do
    
    Got to keep the love a lot
    Or leave, so strong I'm not
    It's the least that you and I can do
    
    Look into my eyes
    See the temper rise
    My love is waiting here for you
    
    If you reach up on my hand 
    I'm sure you'll understand
    You'll see how we can make our dreams come true
    
    Ooh
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: NM is obviously short for Naoki Maeda.  Check the FAQ for info 
     on him.  Ebony Fay is a singer, and she's done other DDR songs, such as the 
     "Do It Right" series.  Beyond that, I got nothin'.  
    
    ====================================
    4U. SO DEEP (PERFECT SPHERE REMIX) =
    ====================================
    
    Artist: SILVERTEAR
    Genre: Epic Trance
    BPM: 140
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 5   6
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Heavy Notes: The second hardest Heavy in the game, after MAXX UNLIMITED.  
     The ONLY good news is that the song follows the background rhythm almost 
     precisely.  Listen to it.  Hear that mess?  That's what you're stepping.  
     There are times when it will seem to not follow the rhythm, and you'll be 
     stepping clusters of sixteenths, so keep your eyes glued to the arrows, and 
     good luck.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Silvertear is Pascal Schutters, Jonas Steur, Christophe 
     Chantzis, and Erik Vanspauwen (aka Ian Van Dahl, you may notice that name 
     later).  This is currently their only song as a collaboration.
    
    =======================
    4V. STILL IN MY HEART =
    =======================
    
    Artist: NAOKI
    Genre: Hyper Euro Beat*
    BPM: 150
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: There's little to point out in this song.  There are streams of 
     eighth notes that'll range from three to about nine steps long, a few turns, 
     and a couple of double steps in the streams.  It breaks off the beat and 
     follows the synth hits at the end.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Still, still in my heart
    Here in my heart
    Oh~!  Still in my heart
    Deep in my heart
    
    Why?  Why did you have to go away
    Always hard to stay
    Kiss before going over, over you
    
    Tell me, was this really true romance
    Or just a fantasy?
    I can't believe what we've been through
    You're hanging out with someone new
    
    Still, you're in my heart
    Baby, in my heart
    Always in my heart
    You'll never leave my heart
    
    Still, still you're in my heart
    Deep down in my heart
    Fill me with ecstasy
    
    Oh~! (Exactly, in my heart)
    
    Oh, baby!
    No, baby!
    Can't let you go.
    
    Or was it just a fantasy
    Of what I thought could be reality?
    Oh baby, can't you just see
    That I can't go on
    Never without you?
    
    Still, still you're in my heart
    Never leave my heart
    Now and forever more
    Still, still you're in my heart
    Always in my heart
    When will I ever break free?
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Check my FAQ for info about Naoki Maeda.  The vocals here are 
     done by Paula Terry.
    
    =================================================
    4W. Take Me Away (into the night) (radio vocal) =
    =================================================
    
    Artist: 4 STRINGS
    Genre: Trance
    BPM: 138
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   2
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: This is a little tricky, because there are gallops (all ending 
     off the beat) and eighth notes regularly interspersed in this step pattern.  
     The ending has long series of either eighth notes or gallops, with freeze 
     arrows thrown in for good measure.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Shining light
    Another day turns into rain
    Eternal fight
    I waited all my life
    
    Take me away
    Million miles away from here
    Take me away
    Find the place for you and me
    You've taken me higher
    Highest I could be
    You take me away
    Forever you and me
    Take me away
    
    Take me away
    Milion miles away from here
    Take me away
    Find the place for you and me
    You've taken me higher
    Highest I could be
    You take me away
    Forever you and me
    Take me away
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: 4 Strings is the psuedonym of Carlos Resoort, a Dutch 
     DJ-producer.  He specializes in trance music.  This song has a music video as 
     a background, which will negate any characters.
    
    =============================================
    4X. THE WHISTLE SONG (Blow My Whistle Baby) =
    =============================================
    
    Artist: DJ ALIGATOR PROJECT
    Genre: Anthem Trance
    BPM: 140
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 4   4
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Play Notes: There are two stops in this song.  Right after "Open up and put 
     it in", and after "I said louder!"
    
    Heavy Notes: If there's ever a whistle blowing, you're stepping the blows.  
     After "Blow it like you mean it, blow" you'll end up stepping the synthesizer 
     rhythms, which have a sixteenth pickup.  The "woo-woo" part is the hardest, 
     because you'll be stepping the rhythm behind the lyrics, which goes offbeat a 
     lot.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Blow my whistle baby
    Blow my whistle baby
    
    Open up and put it in
    
    Let's begin
    
    Blow it like you mean it, blow
    
    Let me hear ya say (woo-woo)
    Louder (woo-woo)
    Let me hear ya say (woo-woo)
    Louder (woo-woo)
    Is that what you call loud?
    
    C'mon, let me hear ya say (woo-woo)
    Let me hear ya say (woo-woo)
    Louder (woo-woo)
    I said louder!
    You need to bring the beat back
    
    Blow my whistle baby
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Ali Movasat was a Danish DJ working the clubs, when one day he 
     noticed several of the club's guests had brought whistles to the dance floor, 
     for some variety.  Something snaps in his head, and the rest, as they say, 
     is history.  
    Misc. Notes: The song's original subtitle in that mix was actually "Blow My 
     Whistle Bitch", but exposure to such words can severly damage young minds, so 
     Konami of America changed it, bless them... ¨_¨  This song has a music video 
     as a background, which will negate any characters.
    
    =============
    4Y. TSUGARU =
    =============
    
    Artist: RevenG vs. DE-SIRE
    Genre: Oedo Techno
    BPM: 70-165
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   4
    STD: 6   7
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Play Notes: Just before the steps begin is a stop in the music.  Once you 
     get to the end, the music will slow down gradually, so be sure to watch for 
     it.
    
    Heavy Notes: In the beginning, you'll be stepping the strings, then a long 
     freeze, then a whole bunch of gallops.  After the gallops, you'll think you're 
     hitting a gallop, then a double step, but YOU'RE NOT.  What looks like a 
     double step is two THIRTY-SECOND notes, matching up to the music, so stay 
     sharp there.  In the section with background synthesizers, you'll be facing 
     eighths with double steps in the streams, and one long stream that goes more 
     than four measures, and which will require you to turn several times.  After 
     that, mroe gallops and eighth notes, then, finally, the slowdown, which 
     follows the music exactly.  A good easy-to-moderate nine-footer.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme USA
    Artist Notes: It's kinda weird to be "vs" yourself, but both of these artists 
     are Naoki psuedonyms.  RevenG (formerly known as RE-VENGE) is the name Naoki 
     uses for his traditional ethnic style music for tunes such as "AFRONOVA", 
     "ORION.78", and "exotic ethnic".  DE-SIRE is the name Naoki uses for the 
     "TRIP MACHINE" and "Healing Vision" series.
    Misc. Notes: The Challenge Remix of this song (APPLE MIX) is in DDR Extreme 
     USA.
    
    ===========================================
    4Z. TWILIGHT ZONE (R-C Extended Club MIX) =
    ===========================================
    
    Artist: 2 UNLIMITED
    Genre: Club Rave
    BPM: 138
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 9   8
    
    Heavy Notes:  Oh yes, you're stepping the music.  It start easy left-right, 
     up-down, then it gets ugly, throwing different arrows and turns into the mix.  
     You don't step the music the WHOLE time, though.  There's also some nice 
     playing around with freeze arrows, which cause you to contort yourself in 
     many shapes.  The worst of that is the actual "verse", where you're holding 
     a freeze, stepping some eighths, then switching to another freeze quickly.  
     Then, at the end, is just more of the main music.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    (Into the twilight)
    
    You got it!
    Whoo!
    
    Quick with the bass
    Quick with the bass
    Quick with the, quick with the bass
    Quick with the bass yeah
    Quick with the bass
    Quick with the bass
    Quick with the... twilight zone
    
    Whoo!
    Whoo!
    Whoo!
    
    This is a twilight zone one you're not on your own
    and take you to the twilight zone
    It is a twilight zone and better shake your bones
    and come on to the twilight zone
    
    You got it! 
    Whoo!
    
    Whoo!
    Whoo!
    Whoo!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: This is one of the classics of the "old" 2 Unlimited: Ray 
     Slijngaard and Anita Doth, released in 1992.  This was one of their biggest 
     singles, along with "Get Ready For This" (you may have heard of it).  Famous 
     in sports arenas across the globe.  
    Misc. Notes: No, this is NOT the Mortal Kombat movie theme (aka Techno 
     Syndrome) by The Immortals.  The two are somewhat similar sounding, I admit.  
     If you want a direct comparison, go to "Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music" 
     online, go to the "House" heading, then go to "Anthem House".  The two are 
     compared right next to each other.  You'll actually be hearing the original 
     Twilight Zone there.
    
    ==============
    4AA. Will I? =
    ==============
    
    Artist: Ian Van Dahl
    Genre: Trance
    BPM: 140
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Pretty standard stuff: eighth notes and freezes.  No big turns.  
     There are points in the middle of the song (before the "Will I, will I, will 
     I?" parts), where you have some freeze notes that are on the offbeat, and 
     steps on the beat, so stay awake.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: 
    
    Will I ever love you again?
    Will we be together again?
    Thought the love
    We had was strong
    Tell me what's on
    Where did we go wrong?
    Will I, will I, will I?
    Will I, will I, will I?
    
    Will I ever love you again?
    Will we be together again?
    Thought the love
    We had was strong
    Tell me what's on
    Where did we go wrong?
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: License
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: Ian Van Dahl is not exactly a person, but an act.  The producers 
     of the act are Cristophe Chantzis and Erik Vanspauwen, with the face and 
     vocals provided by Annemie Coenen, who co-writes most of the songs.  This 
     song is first featured on their first American album, "ACE".
    
    ******************************************************************************
    5. BLUE SONGS
    ******************************************************************************
    
    These songs are available to you by default, and they have appeared in 
    previous American mixes (DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and/or DDRMAX USA).
    
    ===========
    5A. AM-3P =
    ===========
    
    Artist: KTz
    Genre: Tech House
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 5   5
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 8   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Well, the first problem is the eighty-step long stream at the 
     very beginning.  Be sure to keep your foot on the arrow you step every other 
     note, and be ready to switch when it does.  After that, you'll follow the 
     rhythm (in the "Kanto steppu" section), and at the end of that section are 
     four gallops that start on the beat.  After that, it's pretty simple, except 
     for a few small streams that have double steps in them.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Start the revolution!
    D-D-R
    D-D-R
    A-woha! (I want to see your body shake)
    A-woha!
    A-woha! (I want to see your body shake)
    Kanto steppu
    Kansai steppu
    Nagoya steppu
    Kyushu steppu
    The revolution! (uh-huh)
    The revolution! (uh-huh)
    Move your body
    Move your body
    Move your body
    
    (Thanks to Gene Dreyband for setting me straight on these lyrics)
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR USA, DDRMAX USA
    Artist Notes: KTz is yet another Naoki psuedonym, and is specifically used 
     for AM-3P and its remixes.
    Misc. Notes: The (303 BASS MIX) of this song is availble in DDR Konamix and 
     DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4).
    
    ====================
    5B. CELEBRATE NITE =
    ====================
    
    Artist: N.M.R
    Genre: Euro Groove*
    BPM: 144
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Several difficulties in this song.  There are small eighth note 
     streams with double steps.  There are small clusters of clearly visible 
     sixteenth notes in the song.  The biggest problem is that several streams 
     go all the way around the pad, making you spin around if you want to alternate 
     your feet (which you probably don't want to do).
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Gotta get down with my sound
    Give you the run around, like run you right outa'
    All alone am I, I put my nose to the grindstone
    From my mind, to pen to the paper
    Back to the mind,
    M-m-m-m-mind
    This beat is hard as crack,
    Without tact, it's a mismatch
    
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (I like it, I like it)
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (Come on and have a party)
    Celebrate the night
    (Give me one more night)
    Won't somebody please, save my life tonight?
    
    Gotta get down with my sound
    Give you the run around, like run you right outa'
    All alone am I, I put my nose to the grindstone
    From my mind, to pen to the paper
    Back to the mind,
    M-m-m-m-mind
    This beat is hard as crack,
    Without tact, it's a mismatch
    
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (I like it, I like it)
    Let's get together, come on and have a party
    Who do you think you are? 
    (Give me one more night)
    Won't somebody please, save my life tonight?
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: Dancing Stage feat. True Kiss Destination (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: I don't have much information on N.M.R, despite the fact that 
     it's another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda (see the FAQ for more details).
    
    =================
    5C. Do It Right =
    =================
    
    Artist: SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
    Genre: House
    BPM: 135
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   8
    
    Heavy Notes: The seasoned veteran should have few troubles with this song.  
     There are some medium-length streams, a few turns, a few doubles sandwiched 
     in the streams, and a few times when you have to match Ebony's lyrics.  
     That's it.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Know what you wanna do, get into the groove
    Well you just gotta move
    And soon you'll know just what you really gotta do
    So take it easy now, I can show you how
    Just feel the beat inside, let the rhythm take hold and do it right
    
    You can't give up, you can't give in
    When things are looking like your world is tumbling down, you fight
    You make the cut, you play to win
    It's guaranteed to be alright
    Just do your best, just give your all
    Dance to your rhythm, you can make forever start tonight
    Don't let it rest, you'll never fall
    Believe me
    
    Know what you do
    Ain't nobody holdin' the future back
    Gotta go 'cause you know you'll leave it in your tracks
    And when all is said and done, and looking back now
    Is it all how you dreamed it would be way back then?
    Love is just a game
    Play to see if we can get it right
    God above sends his love to those who see his light
    Even if you don't know, he's been there for you too
    Did you think you'd get this far without his love?
    I tell you what
    
    Know what you wanna do, get into the groove
    Well you just got to move
    And then you'll know just what to do
    So take it easy now, I can show you how
    Just feel the love inside
    Let the rhythm take hold and do it right, yeah
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: Sota Fujimori is the SOTA half.  He's an in-house Konami artist 
     and is responsible for this song series, as well as anything by "System 
     S.F.", which includes the "Look To The Sky" series.  Ebony Fay is a singer 
     who's very hard to find info on, but she performs this song, as well as "rain 
     of sorrow".
    
    ============
    5D. Groove =
    ============
    
    Artist: Sho-T feat. Brenda
    Genre: Garage
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: You'll find streams and a few turns here, but the biggest issue 
     is the fact that double steps are regularly thrown into the streams, making 
     for some big jumping feats as you bounce around.  Also, watch out at the end, 
     as there are three sixteenths leading to the last double step.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    The night is hot
    I think Iím going to have some fun
    Itís 12 oíclock
    But it looks like the partyís just begun
    Walked in the club
    Tonight Iím gonna make my move
    When I saw you
    I knew exactly what to do
    
    I go up, I go down
    Spins my head all around
    Itís your eyes, itís your style
    I wanna make you mine!
    Thereís one thing I must know
    On the floor this will show
    Baby
    So feel the rhythm and let it flow!
    
    Groove! Boy Groove!
    Canít all that booty be all yours!
    Move! Letís move!
    Evíbody get down on the floor!
    Dance! Letís dance!
    Canít all that booty be all yours!
    Move! Letís move!
    So boogie some more!
    
    Groove! Boy Groove!
    Canít all that booty be all yours!
    Move! Letís move!
    Evíbody get down on the floor!
    Dance! Letís dance!
    Canít all that booty be all yours!
    Move! Letís move!
    So boogie some more!
    Baby, letís groove!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: Shoichiro Hirata is another Konami in-house musician.  His 
     credits include the Groove series and "Share My Love".
    Misc. Notes: The remix of this song, "Groove 2001" is in DDRMAX USA.
    
    ==============
    5E. HYSTERIA =
    ==============
    
    Artist: NAOKI 190
    Genre: R&B
    BPM: 190
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 2
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 8   7
    
    Heavy Notes: The tempo is definitely your biggest enemy.  Besides the great 
     speed, there isn't much to point out, besides the common occurence of the 
     step pattern "left-right, up, down, left-right", which you'll learn to do 
     quite well.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    I was the teacher and I made you learn
    I was the flame, and you just got burnt
    By me the one and only, Chaos is here
    To preach havoc and destruction and to strike fear
    
    Demolishin' my foes just like that
    I see the fools and they want to combat
    So I pull out the same rhyme, don't waste no time
    Brushin' them off with the freshest of lines
    So we could see who is the better of the best
    Well I've won but they've flunked the test
    
    Stoppin' for no one just like the shogun
    My blade is my rhymes, usin' it, then I'm done
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Picture me, I'm ahead of my game
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    Gonna take you up all the same
    
    (ah, on top of, ahhh I'm on top, oh on top of the world oh world)
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Picture me, I'm ahead of my game
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    Gonna take you up all the same
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Picture me, I'm ahead of my game
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    Gonna take you up all the same
    all the same
    all the same
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR Solo Bass Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix
    Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki Maeda.  The 190 is simply a 
     reference to the BPM this song clips along at.
    
    ===================
    5F. I Was The One =
    ===================
    
    Artist: good-cool
    Genre: Italo House*
    BPM: 125
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   6
    
    Heavy Notes: More or less an unsurprising seven-footer.  Streams of varying 
     length, a few doubles in the streams, and some turns.  Watch out for repeating 
     patterns, such as "left, left, down, down, up, up, right, right".
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Who said that you should walk out
    Who said that love was over
    Who said that you could walk out
    Who said that love was gone
    Who said that you should walk out
    Who said that love was over
    Who said that you could walk out
    Who said that love was gone
    
    Hold on, and wait one minute
    Think you need reminding
    I was the one who
    Never let you be without all you needed
    Love was me
    
    About what you'll me missing, you know
    You should make, a permanent dream
    Together we can fix it, forever long love is worth saving
    
    I was the one who helped you, to find your place in life
    (I was the one)
    And when nobody loved you, my heart kept you warm at night
    (I was the one)
    I was the warm September, each day and every night
    (I was the one)
    And when you needed someone, I held your hand in mine
    
    I was the one (yeah..)
    I was the one (One baby, I was the one)
    I was the one
    I was the one (I was the one)
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
    DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDRMAX USA
    Artist Notes: Tatsuya Furukawa, also known as "good-cool", is a noted Bemani 
     artist, specializing in house and R&B.  He's also done "never let you down" 
     and "Spin the disc".  Robbie Danzie is the vocalist for this tune.
    
    ===================
    5G. Jam&Marmalade =
    ===================
    
    Artist: Final Offset
    Genre: Warp House*
    BPM: 145
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   4
    STD: 5   6
    HVY: 8   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Pretty simple for the first half.  You'll hit some sixteenths at 
     the female vocal hits.  Watch for some off notes as the steps match up with 
     the "guitar" rhythm.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania III
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX USA
    Artist Notes: Hideyaki Sugaya is Final Offset.  This song may have had 
     its roots in an old Konami game as well (Gradius is my guess, but don't 
     quote me on it).
    
    ===============
    5H. Kind Lady =
    ===============
    
    Artist: OKUYATOS
    Genre: Disco House
    BPM: 135
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 7   8
    
    Heavy Notes: First of all, the steps have oh-so-slightly changed since MAX 
     USA.  There used to be meaningless eighth-note-long freezes near the end.  
     Those are just regular steps now.  Anyway, this is a pretty standard seven-
     footer.  There are very few turns, not-too-long streams, and some rhythm 
     following near the beginning and in the vocals.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    A fool for love
    He knew that his heart was healing
    He'd been hurt too much to try again
    But when she caught his eye
    Ain't no man could fight the feeling
    He knew he had to try to let love in
     
    Smile to let her know
    She was in the mood for talking
    So then he began to play the game
    Before he knew it
    He had told her how much he'd been hurting
    How he was hoping she was not the same
    
    Could you be
    The kind of lady that I'm seeking?
    After all of this time
    Could this be true love?
    And she said, Boy you don't have to look no more
    I'll give the love you need 'til you holler enough, guaranteed
    Not like the rest, boy, I'm a kind lady
    You've been hurt but be sure boy I am the cure
    And when you wake up late thinking it's a dream
    Just touch me boy you know, you can count on me
    Believe me
    
    Baby
    This lady
    You know what you've found in me
    Is a lady
    Kind o'lady
    That can give you what you need
    Baby
    A kind lady
    That will never leave you lonely and
    Just maybe
    This lady
    Finally you've found me, oh
    Kind lady
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (JP PS2)
    American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix
    Artist Notes: This is a psuedonym for Sota Fujimori, who did the popular "Look 
     To The Sky" and "Do It Right" series.
    
    ========================
    5I. Secret Rendez-vous =
    ========================
    
    Artist: DIVAS
    Genre: R&B
    BPM: 98
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Yucky, partially because it's so slow, but mostly because you 
     expect the steps to follow the music, and they don't, all the time.  Look 
     very carefully at the positioning of the arrows, because what you may think 
     is a group of eight sixteenth notes could be two groups of four sixteenth 
     notes separated by an eighth note or something.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    (Baby, you know what?
    I've been waiting a loooooooong time....)
    
    Late at night when you're all alone (all alone)
    Heart would say, pick up the phone (pick up the phone)
    But he belongs to someone else
    You wanna keep his number for yourself
    You keep your feelings deep inside (deep inside)
    The kind of love that's so hard to find (so hard to find)
    Gotta keep it all for myself
    Don't wanna share it with somebody else
    
    Nobody knows what goes on when we are all alone
    I know what I feel, it's oh so real
    
    We are secret lovers
    Hope no one discovers (no one discovers)
    See you every day
    Secret hideaway
    Just around the way (Don't you know....)
    Feels so good to me 'cause (...feels so good)
    No one's ever seen us
    What we have, taboo
    A secret rendez-vous
    
    (I'm in love, you feel good to me
    Baby don'tcha know I need you
    Don'tcha know I need your love so....)
    
    Sneakin' with my baby (come to me baby)
    Weekend, don't say maybe (please him day or night)
    We throw away the key
    It's our fantasy
    Only you and me (I know you want me here)
    I hope no one discovers
    That we are undercover lovers
    What we have, taboo
    A secret rendez-vous, yeah
    
    (Ohh ohh ohh ohh.....)
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix
    Artist Notes: Another artist name for Naoki Maeda (see FAQ for info on him), 
     which generally focuses around slow R&B, with vocals by Robbie Danzie.  Also 
     by this name is "BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE".
    
    =================
    5J. Silent Hill =
    =================
    
    Artist: THOMAS HOWARD
    Genre: Xmas Ballad
    BPM: 125
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   4
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Big thing you'll pick up on is the two separate thirty-two 
     step long streams in the verse.  After that, it's just some medium-length 
     streams and a few double steps within those streams.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Ooooohhhhhh
    Ooooohhhhhh
    
    Lights on the avenue
    All seem so far away
    I'm up here drinking a toast to you
    On such a special day
    
    Tonight is the night for I love you's
    Wish we could have this feeling
    Throughout the year
    Christmas is here
    Christmas is here
    
    Ooooohhhhhh
    
    Tonight is the night for I love you's
    And if you hold me near you
    You'll feel my heart 
    Beating for two
    
    Tonight is the night for I love you's
    (Lights on the avenue, all seem so far away)
    Up above the snow is falling
    And stars disappear
    My heart is calling
    Christmas is here
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7)
    Artist Notes: More famous for his work on the Konami rhythm games Drum Mania 
     and Guitar Freaks, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein is, nonetheless, popular for 
     this old Christmas standby.
    
    ===================
    5K. Spin the disc =
    ===================
    
    Artist: good-cool
    Genre: House*
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: This is rather simple for an eight-footer.  There are a few 
     parts with sixteenths, but they follow the music.  The only hard part would 
     be some pretty long streams near the end, one which goes for nine measures, 
     (72 steps) and another which goes for eight measures (65 steps).
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Someday, somehow, somewhere
    We're gonna have magic in the air
    Someday, somehow, somewhere
    We're gonna have magic in the a-a-a-air
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix 3 (SP13)
    Artist Notes: See "I Was The One"
    
    ================
    5L. SUPER STAR =
    ================
    
    Artist: D.J.RICH feat. TailBros.
    Genre: Rap
    BPM: 128
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 5   4
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Play Notes: It's probably worth mentioning that ALL difficulties (except
     Beginner) have eighth note steps on the record scratches.
    
    Heavy Notes: I love doing this one on Heavy.  It's not all that fast, so 
     you can pick it up pretty well.  There are a few small streams with double 
     steps in the early parts, then the record scratches, then a really large 79 
     step stream in the middle which leads into the second scratch section.  At 
     the end of that section are 18 sixteenth notes sandwiched together (but 
     they're just alternating up and left).  In the last area are some more long 
     streams and three clusters of five sixteenth notes.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: 
    
    DDR Bass! (Revolution)
    DDR Bass!
    
    DDR Bass! (Revolution)
    DDR Bass!
    
    I am here, and my name is Chaos 
    Rap is to me like music is to Amadeus 
    Wolfgang, the famous composer 
    When I stepped in I told him to move over 
    
    I am the new kid on the block 
    And the mission - to make your body rock 
    And to all the fools that think they're tough 
    You'll never beat me, cuz I'm just too rough 
    
    For my nature, my habitat, and even my environment 
    Don't try me now, just go into retirement 
    And think about what you have done 
    You got beat, cuz you tried to move on 
    
    You meet your fate when your lines ain't straight 
    They're in your lyrical debatin' when your styles ain't great 
    You got boogie-old rhymes to the point of no return 
    You switch, you discern, but when will you learn 
    That my rhymes burn, my brain waves melt 
    Who gives a damn how you fall, overturned black belts 
    I show you no remorse, I break off, I get divorced 
    Could I be the source of this regenerative force 
    Rejuvinated, I escalate it, you're underrated
    Now you're underrated cuz your homeboys played it 
    Your weak appearances are only doing me the favor 
    While I'm kickin' butt and flavor showin' off on your behavior 
    
    Brother be beefing like a source that's protecting all people 
    Put your hands up in the pulpit, coz it is drippin' like water 
    From a leaky faucet 
    Hand me the mic and I would rock it 
    To you, sometimes you got to stop it - To make it rhyme 
    It will earn full work and yo the final jam 
    Is the freakin' bad bone, man take much and stand it 
    And, yo, to beat us right now is the chance 
    So everybody, yo, get on the floor 
    I wanna see your dance
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR Solo Bass Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: DJ Rich provides the vocals for this tune, and Tailbros is an 
     alias for Naoki Maeda (see the FAQ for more info on him).
    
    =========================
    5M. THE SHINING POLARIS =
    =========================
    
    Artist: L.E.D. feat. Sana
    Genre: Epic Trance*
    BPM: 147
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: The only distinguishing mark of this song from your standard 
     seven-footer is a large number of freeze arrows, but that makes it seem like 
     quarters, so it's actually quite easy.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: 
    
    A North Star ray in the dark
    The saving
    There same on the wail
    'Cause never see got shining polestar
    I never cross mile on the way
    A few shining lighten star in the earth
    Ray me by own radiant light
    
    The shining star light (shining star light)
    
    A North Star ray in the dark
    The saving
    There same on the wail
    'Cause never see got shining polestar
    I never cross mile on the way
    A few shining lighten star in the earth
    Ray me by own radiant light
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style (JP PS2)
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX USA
    Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., and started his Konami career in 
     beatmania.  He's written several songs for Konami's rhythm games, including 
     "OVERBLAST!!", which featured in DDRMAX USA, and "GENOM SCREAMS", which 
     featured in DDR Konamix.  Sana is a popular vocalist, who's done several 
     Konami projects.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    6. YELLOW SONGS
    ******************************************************************************
    
    These songs need to be unlocked by earning points.  They're in alphabetical 
    order, not order of unlocked.  If you want to see them arranged in unlock 
    order, go to the "Secrets" section.
    
    ==============
    6A. AFRONOVA =
    ==============
    
    UNLOCK #28 (180 Points)
    
    Artist: RE-VENGE
    Genre: Tribal
    BPM: 200
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 2   
    LGT: 5   6
    STD: 7   7
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Play Notes: It's worth pointing out that all difficulties but Beginner have 
     seven simple quarter notes on each of the "Jawa obalabala" parts, and they're 
     all the same pattern.  Also, you always step the percussion hits at the end 
     of the song.
    
    Heavy Notes: A tough nine-footer.  The big problem is at the first "Hey, vibe" 
     part, where you have a long stream of changing alternating steps, and then 
     a series of "left, up, right, left, down, right", using turns you've become 
     used to, only these are all in the same stream.  Be sure to use alternating 
     feet for that and practice those steps.  After that, it's actually relatively 
     smooth sailing.  Once you get to the second half, you'll run into a recurring 
     stream that keeps one foot on the up arrow, and at the end, the percussion 
     hits are all double steps.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    (I've written the lyrics phonetically, if it's actually in Swahili or another 
    African language, PLEASE set me straight...)
    
    LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA!
    Jeeerah!
    Hey, vibe!  Hey, hey, vibe!  Ha!  Brrrrah!
    Hey, vibe! (Heyleypolay!)  Hey, hey, vibe!  Ha!  Brr...
    
    Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!
    Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!  (Brrrrah!)
    Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!
    Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!
    
    Eylay, ohlay, ohlay, ohlay
    
    LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA!
    Jeeerah!
    
    Ha!  Brrrrah!
    
    Heyleypolay!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR USA
    Artist Notes: The first track by Naoki under his RE-VENGE moniker, which is 
     dedicated to producing tunes from song styles all over the world.
    Misc. Notes: The remix of this song, "AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL" is in DDR Konamix, DDR 
     Ultramix (Song Pack 2), and DDR Extreme 2.  There is a "FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX" 
     version of this song in DDR Extreme 2.
    
    =================
    6B. Bad Routine =
    =================
    
    UNLOCK #25 (150 Points)
    
    Artist: D.J. Spugna
    Genre: Filter House*
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 5   6
    HVY: 6   7
    
    Play Notes: There are a couple of stops in this song, right before the first 
     run of the chorus and right before the last run of the chorus, and it happens 
     as the drums stop.  There aren't any weird steps put there, so even if you 
     don't find the stops as they come, you'd be able to pick it back up.
    
    Heavy Notes: Little serious stuff to note here.  The "I'm movin', I'm movin'" 
     parts in the first and third time through the chorus are all followed by 
     the steps.  Watch for steps coming in on the offbeats, and the same with the 
     freeze arrows.  There's a little bit of chaos in the middle as you hit two 
     gallops, but they're easy to see.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Yeah!
    I'm movin', I'm movin', I'm movin, aw yeah!
    Let's all get together!
    Yeah!
    Yeah!
    I'm movin', I'm movin', I'm movin, aw yeah!
    
    Yeah!
    I'm movin', I'm movin', I'm movin, aw yeah!
    Let's all get together!
    Yeah!
    Yeah!
    I'm movin', I'm movin', I'm movin, aw yeah!
    
    Yeah!
    I'm movin', I'm movin', I'm movin, aw yeah!
    Let's all get together!
    Yeah!
    Yeah!
    I'm movin', I'm movin', I'm movin, aw yeah!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
    DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
    American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
    Artist Notes: See "Groove" for my small amount of info on Shochihiro Hirata, 
     also known as "Sho-T".
    
    ==================================
    6C. Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix) =
    ==================================
    
    UNLOCK #12 (60 Points)
    
    Artist: Mr. T with Motoaki.F
    Genre: 12 Beat* (Konamix)
    BPM: 166
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 2   2
    STD: 5   6
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Play Notes: Two stops here; at the beginning after several steps, and at the 
     end, just before the last two notes.
    
    Heavy Notes: Definitely a hard nine-footer, probably the third hardest Heavy 
     song.  First off, there are almost no eighth notes in this song, per se.  
     Almost every time you see streams, they'll be too off to be eighth notes, but 
     they're not quite gallops, either.  They're actually triplets, with one note 
     in the tri-puh-let series removed.  Also, once the main melody begins, you'll 
     find that the steps follow it very closely, and all the notes are triplets.  
     It's basically the same throughout the whole song.  If you know how the song 
     sounds, you'll find it easier, but there are still some nasty turns that the 
     song throws at you to keep you honest.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 1)
    Artist Notes: Mr. T is Tomoyuki Uchida, a Konami Original artist, and Motoaki 
     Furukawa is the original composer of this, which is a classic tune from 
     Gradius II, from the level of the same name.  The original beatmania version 
     was the "Full Option Mix" and is slightly longer.
    
    ================================
    6D. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE =
    ================================
    
    UNLOCK #6 (30 Points)
    
    Artist: NAOKI
    Genre: Hyper Euro Beat*
    BPM: 155
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 5   4
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: The hardest part of this song is the beginning and end, where 
     you gallop along with the rhythm and the synthesizer hits.  The main part of 
     the song is just some streams, with a long 40-step stream at the key change.  
     Be sure to watch for the song to switch to offbeats at certain points.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    My life
    meant nothing to me
    then a guy like you came along
    
    Everything
    is moving so fast,
    I gotta get my feet on the ground
    
    Unhappy days are over 'cause I can
    always be with you
    
    Lying in your arms day by day,
    makes me feel Ohh... so brand new
    
    Can't stop fallin' in love
    Tell me you will be true (forever baby)
    I just can't stop dreaming of you
    everyday (every way)
    
    Say you love me baby
    Say you will always be mine
    You'll never break my heart
    
    I just can't stop fallin' in love
    Baby you became
    Makin' love with you
    is all I wanna do, (wanna do)
    
    Can't stop fallin' in love
    Give your heart and soul
    Stay with me this time
    and we'll make history, (you and me)
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki Maeda.  The vocalist is Paula 
     Terry.
    Misc. Notes: The SPEED MIX for this song is in DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme 
     USA.
    
    ====================================
    6E. DIVE (more deep & deeper style =
    ====================================
    
    UNLOCK #5 (25 Points)
    
    Artist: Be For U
    Genre: J-Pop
    BPM: 155
    
    Difficulty: 
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   6
    
    Heavy Notes: Similar to other seven-footers.  You'll find several points where 
     streams begin with double steps, some streams of a couple measures length, 
     and a few turns.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: (English words are capitalized)
    
    sekai o tomete... o tomete... tomete... 
    
    kakushi kirenai afureru kono omoi
    mou himitsu ni ha dekinai hitomi sorasenai
    
    dakishimeru omoi no Tension anata e to Reflect
    suhada o terasu Passion mo sono mama Evolution
    
    sekai o tomete mou watashi ga tomaranai
    kono yoru ni tobikonde yuku Dive To The Night
    
    jikan o tomete dakedo ai ha tomaranai
    kono umi ni tobikonde yuku takaku anata ni ima
    Keep On Lovin'. Can't Stop My Heart mou watashi ga tomaranai
    kono ai ni tobikonde yuku Dive To The Night
    
    Dive To The Night
    
    English Translation:
    
    Stop the World....
     
    Every city is overflowing with these feelings
    A secret can't be kept by unwavering eyes
     
    Embracing this feeling of tension..you reflect
    Naked, shining passion just as we are...evolution
     
    stop the world again I won't stop
    This night is jumping....Dive to the night
     
    Time stops but love won't stop
    This jumping ocean is now fighting with you
    Keep on Lovin..Can't stop my heart, I won't stop 
    This love is jumping...Dive to the night
    
    Dive to the night     
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1)
    Artist Notes: See BREAK DOWN!
    Misc. Notes: The original DIVE is in DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix, and DDR 
     Extreme 2.
    
    ===============================
    6F. Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd Mix) =
    ===============================
    
    UNLOCK #9 (45 Points)
    
    Artist: Dr. VIBE feat. JP miles
    Genre: House Handbag
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 5   4
    HVY: 7   6
    
    Heavy Notes: Most of the first half of the song follows the piano hits, then 
     it settles into your average seven-footer, with modest streams, some turns, 
     and offbeat steps.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Don't ever stop, don't ever quit
    Don't ever
    Don't ever
    Don't ever
    Don't
    Don't
    Don't ever, ever, ever, ever
    Yes, if I win
    Then you are my friend
    You are the best thing that ever happened to me
    
    Don't ever
    Don't ever
    Don't
    Don't
    Don't ever, ever, ever
    Yes, if I win
    Win, win
    Win, win
    Win, win
    
    Don't ever stop, don't ever quit
    Don't ever quit your love for me
    Yes, if I win
    Then you are my friend
    You are the best thing that ever happened to me
    No one could ever come between you and me, baby
    Because we know what friends should be
    
    Don't ever stop, don't ever quit
    Don't ever quit your love on me
    Yes, if I win
    Then you are my friend
    You are the best thing that ever happened to me
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: DR. VIBE is Naoki, who remixed this song from its original 
     beatmania version, written by dj TAKA (see Tomorrow Perfume).  JP miles is 
     the vocalist.
    
    ========================
    6G. END OF THE CENTURY =
    ========================
    
    UNLOCK #14 (70 Points)
    
    Artist: NO. 9
    Genre: Dance Speed*
    BPM: 170
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   5
    STD: 7   6
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Heavy Notes: This was originally an eight-footer, but they bumped it up 
     recently.  It probably deserves it, too.  The hardest parts are during the 
     rap lyrics, that involves streams that aren't too long, but are very tough 
     to step, with multiple turns, and then those streams start throwing in double 
     steps, which requires you to make some quick leaps at this speed.  During the 
     chorus, it's a little bit easier, with double steps on quarters and some 
     small streams.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics: 
    
    End of the century
    Misery, can it be chaos who's the boss
    Suffer a great loss
    Man woman child
    No longer exist
    Only the good ones will be missed
    Life, love, cherish it all
    Who will be left to conquer it all
    The end is coming
    Don't start running
    There's nowhere to run
    Don't grab a gun
    All over the land hear this roar
    No one know what's in store
    Look for the star, he's on his way
    No one knows what to do today
    Love your self and all around
    In a blink of an eye
    You won't hear a sound
    Your heart is pounding at rapid speed
    Man will always feel the need for greed
    
    Let's go for it
    Now you can't miss
    Al-though-this-was-the-be-ginning
    Beware because the end is here
    
    The sky is falling
    Eyes are bawling
    You had your chance
    To make your stance
    Love is a must 
    Life don't lust
    Not time to fuss
    People start to cuss
    Cry out who's going to care
    Have no doubt have no fear
    Believe in me I'll show you the way
    
    Some people think the year 2G is so scary
    Let's wait and see
    The world will shot down most won't admit
    People go crazy 
    People catch fits
    Fire breaks out
    One way to stop
    Play hip hop, non-stop-stop
    Remember these words
    And what I said
    You just might wake up brain dead
    
    The feeling (feeling)
    Is amazing (amazing)
    Oh boy, I want you (come on and get me)
    
    Some just say the world is changing
    Many people will agree
    Many changes we are seeing
    I just say...
    It's the end...
    It's the end...
    It's the end of the century
    
    End of the century!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7)
    Artist Notes: NO. 9 is yet another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda.  Both Paula 
     Terry and Argie Phine supply the lyrics.  
    Misc. Notes: The artist name is a reference to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and 
     the song's tune is based off Beethoven's "Ode to Joy".
    
    =====================
    6H. feeling of love =
    =====================
    
    UNLOCK #30 (200 Points)
    
    Artist: youhei shimizu
    Genre: House*
    BPM: 136
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 7   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Kinda rough for a seven-footer.  You'll find lots of double 
     steps thrown into streams that suddenly go triplet with the music, then 
     quickly back to eighth notes.  Naturally, there are parts that go with the 
     keyboard syncopations, as well.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Right now baby, here is the deal
    This love that you feel, it's got to be real
    I keep seeing these days going by
    It's time for no more lies
    
    But I'm so lucky to finally meet
    A man who makes my heart skip a beat
    I just want this feeling never to end
    
    Maybe if you see
    That no more time can pass us by
    It's got to be just you and me
    No more time for all these lies
    
    It's true this feeling - Is a feeling of love
    A wonderful thing, like the heavens above
    Sometimes it's crazy, the way that I feel
    A thing - I can't explain
    
    I get so happy
    From the smile on your face
    Your twinkling eyes
    It makes me so high
    Try to describe it
    It's a won-derful feeling of love
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania III
    DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: Youhei Shimizu is a Konami in-house artist with a modest amount 
     of songs for the beatmania series.  He's mostly known for his work on the 
     Para Para Paradise series.  Argie Phine is the vocalist for this tune.
    
    ======================
    6I. Forever Sunshine =
    ======================
    
    UNLOCK #29 (190 Points)
    
    Artist: Chel Y.
    Genre: Show Ballad
    BPM: 128
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 5   6
    
    Heavy Notes: Not to difficult.  You'll have some steps in the middle of 
     freezes, and a few streams, but the only remotely tough part is at the end, 
     when you have to follow the syncopated rhythms of the last "La-da-da-da".
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    When your day is bright
    As sun shines on through the night
    That's when, when you know you've been
    Been kissed by the sun
    
    Sitting on the beach
    As sand tickles your feet
    That's when, when you know you've been
    Kissed by forever sunshine
    
    Brightest forever sunshine
    Kindest forever sunshine
    Rich forever sunshine
    And you smile just because
    
    You can lay in the sunshine
    Life is fun in the sunshine
    This is forever sunshine
    
    La-da-la-da-da-da-da
    La-da-la-da-da-da-da
    La-da-da-da-la-da-da-la-da-da-la-da-daaaa
    
    Yessss...
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: Chel Y. is a truncation of the name Michiru Yamane, the composer 
     of this song, along with Sota Fujimori.  Erica Ash is the vocalist for the 
     song.
    
    ================
    6J. I Need You =
    ================
    
    UNLOCK #20 (100 Points)
    
    Artist: Supa Fova feat. Jenny F.
    Genre: Jazz Pop
    BPM: 114
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 4   5
    HVY: 5   6
    
    Heavy Notes: Really simple.  There are very few surprises in this song.  
     Small streams, some freezes, and some minor turns, all at a slow tempo.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Ooooooh oh oh yeah yeah...
    Ooooooh...
    
    The promise of love turns to happiness
    I lose myself, whenever I'm with you
    The prince that I've waited for all of my life
    And that tells me we're gonna do it
    
    I need you, need you
    There ain't no doubt in my mind, oh...
    Believe that our love will last
    Forever 'til the end of time
    
    Ohhhhh...
    Believe, believe, believe, believe, believe, yeah...
    
    Doot-doo-doo-doo-doo... (etc.)
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: Supa Fova's initials, SF, also stand for Sota Fujimori, who's 
     become REALLY active lately in DDR.
    Misc. Notes: The "Insideout Door Mix" of this song is in DDR Extreme 2.
    
    =========================
    6K. more deep (ver.2.1) =
    =========================
    
    UNLOCK #16 (80 Points)
    
    Artist: Togo Project feat. Sana
    Genre: Two Step*
    BPM: 133
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 6   6
    
    Heavy Notes: For all the offbeat steps, you'll find yourself following the 
     music, which makes it easier.  The only really tough parts are some sixteenths 
     thrown into the verse.  There's a group of three that cover a piano hit, and 
     a whole bunch of syncopated ones soon after that.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Don't stop (the) sweet soul music
    Keep on free soul music
    
    (unintelligible Japanese words)
    
    Why don't we play it your way (more deep)
    The night is short to waste
    Into the moody starlight
    We disappear
    
    Fly away to fantasy
    Feeling love in so deep
    Until we reach eternity
    
    Don't stop
    
    Don't stop (the) sweet soul music
    Keep on free...
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style (JP PS2)
    DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 (SP8)
    Artist Notes: Hiroyuki Togo is another in-house Konami artist.  He's also 
     done "SANA MOLLETE NE ENTE" which was in DDRMAX USA.  Sana is a vocalist who 
     also did "THE SHINING POLARIS", which is in this mix.
    
    ===============================
    6L. PARANOiA KCET (clean mix) =
    ===============================
    
    UNLOCK #24 (140 Points)
    
    Artist: 2MB
    Genre: Jungle
    BPM: 180
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 5   5
    STD: 7   7
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Heavy Notes: So NOT a nine-footer.  I consider this an eight-footer, and 
     barely one, at that.  If you've played PARANOiAs before, you have an inkling 
     of what to expect.  A series of small streams that sometimes are off the beat, 
     and sometimes require turning, as well as a few times when you have to tap one 
     arrow multiple times.  That's about it, really...
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix Link Version (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR USA
    Artist Notes: 2MB is a psuedonym for U1-ASAMI, another popular Konami in-house 
     artist, responsible for plenty of remixes, including La SeŮorita Virtual, 
     Healing Vision (Angelic Mix), TRIP MACHINE (luv mix), and the brand new song, 
     "MAX." featured in DDR Extreme for the Japanese PS2.  
    Misc. Notes: In addition to the one in this game, we also have:
     - PARANOiA on DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and DDR Extreme 2
     - PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) on DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA
     - PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) on DDRMAX USA
     - PARANOiA Rebirth on DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix 
     - PARANOIA EVOLUTION on DDRMAX USA
     - PARANOiA ETERNAL on DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme USA
     - PARANOIA survivor on DDR Extreme 2
     - PARANOIA survivor MAX on DDR Extreme 2
    
    ==========================
    6M. PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME =
    ==========================
    
    UNLOCK #2 (10 Points)
    
    Artist: UZI-LAY
    Genre: Jazz Funk*
    BPM: 120
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   4
    STD: 5   5
    HVY: 6   6
    
    Heavy Notes: The only thing to look out for here is a series of streams that 
     sometimes turn.  That's it.  No double steps in the streams.  No sixteenths.  
     Times were simpler in 2nd Mix, weren't they?
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Put your faith in me, and I'll show you
    (Listen to my heart, it's crying)
    You bring the reason to doubt it all
    (Like I knew, yeah!)
    Put your faith in me, and I'll show you
    (I just wanna DRIVE you crazy)
    You bring the reason to doubt it all
    
    Causing much mayhem, dropping drama
    Radical rebel with the need to bomb ya
    Fake MCs and I'll hang them higher
    The mic is my time, to pay the piper
    
    Crime is blind going off, as I kick them
    You and the beat, portrayed as the victim
    Maniac, as the cuts, denounces
    Supreme, with the war and challenges
    Graceful...
    
    Born and raised in Chicago Crook County,
    Mike is the only raised Hell like Damian
    Pushed through your chest, like the creature in Alien
    Pray, like a phantom, on the loose
    Hold still while I get the noose
    I got your brain in my scope
    
    The plans I hold, so dope, you can't cope
    Deadly...
    
    Put your faith in me, and I'll show you
    (Listen to my heart, it's crying)
    You bring the reason to doubt it all
    (Like I knew, yeah!)
    Put your faith in me, and I'll show you
    (I just wanna DRIVE you crazy)
    You bring the reason to doubt it all
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR USA
    Artist Notes: UZI-LAY is a Naoki psuedonym, and was used solely for this song 
     and its remixes.
    Misc. Notes: DDR USA also has the "Jazzy Groove" remix of this song, and 
     DDR Ultramix has the "Saturday Night Mix" of this song.
    
    ===================
    6N. Radical Faith =
    ===================
    
    UNLOCK #26 (160 Points)
    
    Artist: TaQ
    Genre: Big Beat*
    BPM: 114
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: The only thing you've got going for you in this song is the slow 
     tempo.  TaQ is famous for complicated step patterns, and this song is no 
     exception.  You'll find singular gallops and clusters of sixteenths regularly 
     in this song, and plenty of times when you'll have to turn.  Watch carefully.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
    DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: TaQ Sakihabara is a popular Konami in-house artist.  He's done 
     lots of other work for DDR and beatmania, which include "Holic", "DXY!", 
     "era (nostalmix)", and "Electro Tuned (The SubS Mix)".
    
    ==================================
    6O. SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX) =
    ==================================
    
    UNLOCK #19 (95 Points)
    
    Artist: DE-SIRE
    Genre: Jungle*
    BPM: 160
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 6   7
    STD: 7   8
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: If you've done TRIP MACHINEs, you know what to expect.  The steps 
     tend to follow the song, with mostly just streams that require turning, and 
     some that start on the offbeat.  It's not super hard, but there are a lot of 
     them.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    (Give it to me good)
    
    5, 4, 3, 2, 1!  Let's start!
    
    Do it right now! (do you love me)
    Do-do-do it right now! (do you love me)
    (Do you love me)
    DDR!
    (Do you love me)
    D-D-D-DDR!
    (Do you love me)
    DDR!
    (Do you love me)
    
    Let's start!  1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4!
    
    DDR!
    D-D-D-D-R!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR USA
    Artist Notes: The name DE-SIRE is another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda, which he 
     uses for the TRIP MACHINE and Healing Vision series.
    Misc. Notes: The original TRIP MACHINE is in DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA.  The 
     "luv mix" is in DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix, TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX is in 
     DDRMAX USA, and TRIP MACHINE Survivor is in DDR Extreme USA.
    
    =======================
    6P. think ya better D =
    =======================
    
    UNLOCK #4 (20 Points)
    
    Artist: sAmi
    Genre: House
    BPM: 136
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 4   4
    HVY: 5   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Probably the easiest Heavy in the game.  There are some lengthy 
     streams, but very few that require you to turn, and you get plenty of rest in 
     between the potentially nasty stuff.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Peace and equality
    Letís be together, letís live in harmony
    Lookiní to the sky, keep your head on the rise
    Think things on rockiní so well
    Come on, girl, let me ring your bell
    Feeliní the fire with burning desire
    All alone and Iím bad to the bone
    You gotta feel the pain, if you wanna gain
    
    Dance with the funk and get loose
    Now hit the floor directly through the roof
    You can jump when the beat gets rough
    Dance burniní like the rising sun
    Cool kick the nation with the groove
    Till we rock the place when the biz gets moved
    Roll from the head top case education while we say Grace
    Yeah a magical mystery theme
    Check it out, yeah hit the house scene
    Time the new astrology
    Magical things combine history
    This one, the house transmission
    Everybody write your decision
    Time the new astrology
    Magical things combine history
    
    Listen up, sister
    
    Come on, baby wonít ya be my girl
    Come on, girl let me rock your world
    Come on, baby wonít ya be my girl
    Come on, girl let me rock your world
    Look around, look around, look around now
    Jump up, jump up, and get down
    
    Peace and equality
    Letís be together, letís live in harmony
    Lookiní to the sky, keep your head on the rise
    Think things on rockiní so well
    Come on, girl, let me ring your bell
    Feeliní the fire with burning desire
    All alone and Iím bad to the bone
    You gotta feel the pain if you wanna gain
    Work that body, work that body
    Make sure you donít hurt nobody
    Girl, be my lady
    Come on, girl, I wanna rock your baby
    Yeah get up off of that thing
    Dancing letís swing!
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (JP PS1)
    American Appearances: DDR Konamix
    Artist Notes: sAmi is short for U1-ASAMI, another noted Konami Original 
     artist.
    
    ======================
    6Q. Tomorrow Perfume =
    ======================
    
    UNLOCK #10 (50 Points)
    
    Artist: dj TAKA
    Genre: Trance*
    BPM: 144
    
    Difficulty: 
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   2
    STD: 5   4
    HVY: 7   6
    
    Heavy Notes: A standard seven-footer with streams that lead to and out of 
     freezes.  Watch in the beginning for some freezes that jump after a sixteenth 
     note.  It follows the music, so it should be easy to pick up.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
    DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: dj TAKA should be no stranger to Bemani fans.  Often considered 
     to be just as popular (if not moreso) than Naoki, Takayuki Ishikawa has been 
     with Konami since beatmania IIDX.  He's done many DDR and beatmania tunes, 
     including ".59", "ABSOLUTE", "Abyss", and "LOGICAL DASH".  
    Misc. Notes: The song was playable in IIDX 7th, but was the theme for IIDX 
     6th Style.
    
    ==================
    6R. Try 2 Luv. U =
    ==================
    
    UNLOCK #1 (5 Points)
    
    Artist: S.F.M.P.
    Genre: Happy R&B
    BPM: 115
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 4   6
    HVY: 5   7
    
    Heavy Notes: Kind of a decent challenge for a five-footer.  It's slow, but 
     there are small streams that lead into freezes, and a couple of sixteenths 
     that hit with the synthesizer.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Here's another funky vote
    From the funky one you know
    Comin' like the bass real low
    Trip the crack, t-t-trip the cracker cracker wheat
    Crackle, snap, spackle, spectator, get jammin'
    Give it here
    
    You can't move me, baby
    It's my world
    There ain't nothin' like a funky sister girl
    To motivate you, get you, hit you where it hurts
    Expert, with the words, till your body hurts
    
    Come on, mister mentor
    Try to love you
    Whoa, whoa, whoa baby
    
    Why don't you show me
    Try to love you
    Whoa, whoa, whoa baby
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: BRAND NEW
    Artist Notes: The general consensus is that the S.F. in the artist's name 
     stands for Sota Fujimori, artist of "Look To The Sky" and "Kind Lady".
    
    ==================
    6S. VANITY ANGEL =
    ==================
    
    UNLOCK #17 (85 Points)
    
    Artist: FIXX
    Genre: Euro Trance
    BPM: 140
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 3   3
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 8   8
    
    Heavy Notes: This song is pretty nasty, step-wise.  Lots of sixteenth 
     syncopation.  The beginning follows the piano well, but then it switches to 
     the synthesizer, which goes nuts with fancy rhythms.  It'll probably take 
     several tries to get the rhythm down on this song.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: Dancing Stage Euromix 2 (EU Arcade)
    Artist Notes: FIXX is a collaboration between Naoki and TaQ (see Radical 
     Faith).
    
    ===========
    6T. xenon =
    ===========
    
    UNLOCK #33 (230 Points)
    
    Artist: Mr. T
    Genre: Electroshock*
    BPM: 158
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   5
    STD: 6   6
    HVY: 9   9
    
    Heavy Notes: Worthy of the title "nine-footer".  The rhythms in this song get 
     more hairier than even VANITY ANGEL.  Expect to follow the main synthesizer 
     throughout most of this song.  After that, you're on your own.  The rhythms 
     are just too complicated to map out.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th Style
    DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: See "Burning Heat!" for info on Mr. T.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    7. PURPLE SONGS
    ******************************************************************************
    
    These songs have only one difficulty: Challenge.  They must be unlocked 
    through points like the others.
    
    =========================
    7A. AM-3P (AM EAST Mix) =
    =========================
    
    UNLOCK #13 (65 Points)
    
    Artist: KTz
    Genre: Euro Trance
    BPM: 130
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 7   7
    
    Challenge Notes: Somewhat similar to AM-3P on Heavy, but it follows the song's 
     rhythm a lot more closely.  At the end of a "Kanto steppu" section, there are 
     four gallops that start on the beat.  Be ready for them.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Start the revolution!
    Start the revolution!
    D-D-R
    D-D-R
    Kanto steppu
    Kansai steppu
    Nagoya steppu
    Kyushu steppu
    The revolution! 
    The revolution! 
    Kanto steppu
    Kansai steppu
    Nagoya steppu
    Kyushu steppu
    
    (thanks to Gene Dreyband for setting me straight on the lyrics)
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Misc. Notes: This song was only accessible through Oni Mode in the original.
    
    ========================================
    7B. CELEBRATE NITE (EURO TRANCE STYLE) =
    ========================================
    
    UNLOCK #32 (220 Points)
    
    Artist: N.M.R
    Genre: Euro Trance
    BPM: 144
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 8   8
    
    Challenge Notes: Definitely harder than CELEBRATE NITE on Heavy.  Lots of 
     streams that require turning, and some tough sixteenth stuff after the first 
     chorus.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (I like it, I like it)
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (Come on and have a party)
    Celebrate the night
    (Give me one more night)
    Won't somebody please, save my life tonight?
    
    Gotta get down with my sound
    Give you the run around, like run you right outa'
    All alone am I, I put my nose to the grindstone
    From my mind, to pen to the paper
    Back to the mind,
    M-m-m-m-mind
    This beat is hard as crack,
    Without tact, it's a mismatch
    
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (I like it, I like it)
    Come on baby, it's party time
    (Come on and have a party)
    Celebrate the night
    (Give me one more night)
    Won't somebody please, save my life tonight?
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 3 (with a full set of stepcharts)
    Misc. Notes: This song was only accessible through Oni Mode in the original.
    
    ====================================
    7C. Do It Right (80's Electro Mix) =
    ====================================
    
    UNLOCK #18 (90 Points)
    
    Artist: SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
    Genre: 80's Electro
    BPM: 135
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 7   7
    
    Challenge Notes: Three big things here.  The first is the obvious long streams 
     you'll find at the beginning and end.  They don't require turning, but they're 
     long all the same.  The second thing involves moving around on a freeze arrow, 
     specifically arrows that are up or down, requiring you to turn to step.  The 
     last thing involves sixteenths that show up a couple of times to match 
     Ebony's quick lyrics.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Know what you wanna do, get into the groove
    Well you just gotta move
    And soon you'll know just what you really gotta do
    So take it easy now, I can show you how
    Just feel the beat inside, let the rhythm take hold and do it right
    
    You can't give up, you can't give in
    When things are looking like your world is tumbling down, you fight
    You make the cut, you play to win
    It's guaranteed to be alright
    Just do your best, just give your all
    Dance to your rhythm, you can make forever start tonight
    Don't let it rest, you'll never fall
    Believe me
    
    Know what you do
    Ain't nobody holdin' the future back
    Gotta go 'cause you know you'll leave it in your tracks
    And when all is said and done, and looking back now
    Is it all how you dreamed it would be way back then?
    Love is just a game
    Play to see if we can get it right
    God above sends his love to those who see his light
    Even if you don't know, he's been there for you too
    Did you think you'd get this far without his love?
    I tell you what
    
    Know what you wanna do, get into the groove
    Well you just got to move
    And then you'll know just what to do
    So take it easy now, I can show you how
    Just feel the love inside
    Let the rhythm take hold and do it right, yeah
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (JP PS2)
    
    ===================
    7D. HYSTERIA 2001 =
    ===================
    
    UNLOCK #27 (170 Points)
    
    Artist: NM
    Genre: R&B*
    BPM: 190
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 7   7
    
    Challenge Notes: Tough for a seven-footer.  Lots of freeze arrows with steps 
     in-between, and plenty of quick streams that are tough to pull off at this 
     tempo.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    
    I was the teacher and I made you learn
    I was the flame, and you just got burnt
    By me the one and only, Chaos is here
    To preach havoc and destruction and to strike fear
    
    Demolishin' my foes just like that
    I see the fools and they want to combat
    So I pull out the same rhyme, don't waste no time
    Brushin' them off with the freshest of lines
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Picture me, I'm ahead of my game
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    Gonna take you up all the same
    
    (ah, on top of, ahhh I'm on top)
    
    Who is the better of the best
    Well I've won but they've flunked the test
    Stoppin' for no one just like the shogun
    My blade is my rhymes, usin' it, then I'm done
    
    (oh on top of the world oh world)
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Picture me, I'm ahead of my game.
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    Gonna take you up all the same
    
    Picture me, I'm on top of my world now
    Picture me, I'm ahead of my game
    Never stop, not for anyone, not now
    Gonna take you up all the same
    all the same
    all the same
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania 6th Mix
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Artist Notes: NM is short for Naoki Maeda.
    Misc. Notes: This song was only accessible through Oni Mode in the original.
    
    ===========================
    7E. Kind Lady (interlude) =
    ===========================
    
    UNLOCK #11 (55 Points)
    
    Artist: OKUYATOS
    Genre: Disco House
    BPM: 135
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 8   8
    
    Challenge Notes: Not that hard for an eight-footer.  Some long streams that 
     involve some turning, but those aren't very frequent.  Knowing Kind Lady 
     helps in a big way, too.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    Could you be, could you be... etc.
    
    Kind Lady
    
    Could you be
    The kind of lady that I'm seeking?
    After all of this time
    Could this be true love?
    And she said, Boy you don't have to look no more
    I'll give the love you need 'til you holler enough, guaranteed
    Not like the rest, boy, I'm a kind lady
    You've been hurt but be sure boy I am the cure
    And when you wake up late thinking it's a dream
    Just touch me boy you know, you can count on me
    Believe me
    
    Baby
    This lady
    You know what you've found in me
    Is a lady
    Kind o'lady
    That can give you what you need
    Baby
    A kind lady
    That will never leave you lonely and
    Just maybe
    This lady
    Finally you've found me, oh
    Kind lady
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (JP PS2)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 (SP8) (with L/S/H steps)
    
    =====================================
    7F. Silent Hill (3rd Christmas Mix) =
    =====================================
    
    UNLOCK #8 (40 Points)
    
    Artist: THOMAS HOWARD
    Genre: Xmas Ballad
    BPM: 125
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 7   7
    
    Challenge Notes: Much like the original Silent Hill on Heavy.  There are 
     several lengthy streams, most which involves turning.  Also, there are plenty 
     of freeze arrows, and you'll have to do some fancy turning if you want to 
     hit all of them.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    (Silent...)
    
    Ooooohhhhhh
    Ooooohhhhhh
    
    Lights on the avenue
    All seem so far away
    I'm up here drinking a toast to you
    On such a special day
    
    Tonight is the night for I love you's
    Wish we could have this feeling
    Throughout the year
    Christmas is here
    Christmas is here
    
    Ooooohhhhhh
    
    Tonight is the night for I love you's
    And if you hold me near you
    You'll feel my heart 
    Beating for two
    
    Tonight is the night for I love you's
    (Lights on the avenue, all seem so far away)
    Up above the snow is falling
    And stars disappear
    My heart is calling
    Christmas is here
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Misc. Notes: This song was only accessible through Oni Mode in the original.
    
    =======================================
    7G. SUPER STAR (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) =
    =======================================
    
    UNLOCK #23 (130 Points)
    
    Artist: D.J.Rich feat. TailBros.
    Genre: Rap
    BPM: 128
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    CHA: 7   7
    
    Challenge Notes: It'd be a little bit easier than the original on Heavy, if 
     it weren't for the sixteenths.  Watch for them, as they follow the rhythm.  
     Nothing of true import to mention here, otherwise.
    
    ---
    
    Lyrics:
    
    DDR Bass!  DDR Bass!
    DDR Bass!  DDR Bass!
    
    Dance Dance!
    
    I am here, and my name is Chaos 
    Rap is to me like music is to Amadeus 
    Wolfgang, the famous composer 
    When I stepped in I told him to move over 
    
    I am the new kid on the block 
    And the mission - to make your body rock 
    And to all the fools that think they're tough 
    You'll never beat me, cuz I'm just too rough 
    
    For my nature, my habitat, and even my environment 
    Don't try me now, just go into retirement 
    And think about what you have done 
    You got beat, cuz you tried to move on 
    
    Dance Dance!
    
    You meet your fate when your lines ain't straight 
    They're in your lyrical debatin' when your styles ain't great 
    You got boogie-old rhymes to the point of no return 
    You switch, you discern, but when will you learn 
    That my rhymes burn, my brain waves melt 
    Who gives a damn how you fall, overturned black belts 
    I show you no remorse, I break off, I get divorced 
    Could I be the source of this regenerative force 
    Rejuvinated, I escalate it, you're underrated
    Now you're underrated cuz your homeboys played it 
    Your weak appearances are only doing me the favor 
    While I'm kickin' butt and flavor showin' off on your behavior 
    
    DDR Bass!  DDR Bass!
    
    Brother be beefing like a source that's protecting all people 
    Put your hands up in the pulpit, coz it is drippin' like water 
    From a leaky faucet 
    Hand me the mic and I would rock it 
    To you, sometimes you got to stop it - To make it rhyme 
    It will earn full work and yo the final jam 
    Is the freakin' bad bone, man take much and stand it 
    And, yo, to beat us right now is the chance 
    So everybody, yo, get on the floor 
    I wanna see your dance
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    Misc. Notes: This song was only accessible through Oni Mode in the original.  
     A "Nonstop Megamix" is found in every DDR soundtrack.  They're hour-plus 
     long continuous tracks that showcase all the music in the current DDR mix.  
     For instance, this version of SUPER STAR is found in the Nonstop Megamix of 
     the DDR Solo Soundtrack.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    8. RED SONGS
    ******************************************************************************
    
    These are the Extra songs.  The first is the EXTRA STAGE, and the second is 
    the ENCORE EXTRA STAGE.  They can also be unlocked through points.  To access 
    the first stage, play your last song on Heavy and get a AA.  You'll play it on 
    Heavy, with the options 1.5x, Reverse, and Dark turned on.  They also use a 
    special Extra Stage Dance Meter.  This meter starts up completely full, and 
    decreases as you miss, but will not refill.
    
    To access the second stage, get a AA on the Extra Stage.  You'll play KAKUMEI 
    on Challenge with the 3x, Reverse, and Dark options turned on.  Also, you're 
    on "Sudden Death".  One misstep and you fail.
    
    Once you unlock these songs normally, you can play them however and whenever 
    you want.
    
    ====================
    8A. MAXX UNLIMITED =
    ====================
    
    UNLOCK #21 (105 Points)
    
    Artist: Z
    Genre: Hardcore Techno/Trance
    BPM: 150-320
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 3
    LGT: 6   6
    STD: 8   8
    HVY: 10  10
    
    Play Notes: The ultimate song of this mix is not for wimps.  It begins at a 
     "standard" 300 clip, and carries that way for much of the song.  When you 
     hear the sustained synthesizer hits, you'll have dropped slightly to 280.  
     You may not even notice it, and then back to 300 once the percussion kicks 
     back in.  Once you reach the soft part, you'll have dropped to 150, only to 
     kick back up to 300 when the percussion starts again.  Then, you'll get 
     another soft part which will slow down to 140, then a freeze arrow that will 
     slow to a halt.  Count five beats after the arrows stop and finish the song 
     at a brisk 320.
    
    Standard Notes: The only song I'm supplying them for.  These steps actually 
     follow the music pretty closely.  The biggest problem that makes this a real 
     tough Standard is that there's a LOT of Air (double steps), and I mean a LOT.  
     So, try to follow the music.  They don't really try to trick you too much 
     here.
    
    Heavy Notes: Your only course for victory here is to memorize it.  There is 
     absolutely no way you'll fudge through this song.  It's far too stacked 
     against you.  To build up your knowledge of the song, run it in Training Mode 
     with the metronome and handclap.  Other than that, there's very little more I 
     can teach you at this point, because if you desire this song, you'll have to 
     have all the skills you've built up to this point, and one hell of an amount 
     of leg endurance.  One spot to point out, though.  The 150 spot is on with 
     the music, but the slowdown to a stop part is NOT.  You need to memorize 
     that.  After that, remember not to over-exert yourself if you do not need to.  
     Flow with the song, don't fight it.  It doesn't matter how hard you hit the 
     steps.  It just matters that you hit them.  Good luck, and don't hurt 
     yourself.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2
    Artist Notes: Z is another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda.  
    Misc. Notes: Other MAX songs include MAX 300 in DDRMAX USA and DDR Ultramix, 
     The legend of MAX in DDR Extreme USA and DDR Ultramix 3, MAXIMIZER in DDR 
     Extreme USA, and MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) in DDR Ultramix 2.
    
    =============
    8B. KAKUMEI =
    =============
    
    UNLOCK #34 (240 Points)
    
    Artist: dj TAKA with NAOKI
    Genre: Orchestral*
    BPM: 148
    
    Difficulty:
        Sgl Dbl
    BEG: 1
    LGT: 4   3
    STD: 6   5
    HVY: 9   9
    CHA: 8   8
    
    Play Notes: Although I put the tempo as static, it actually slows down at the 
     beginning before getting back up to speed.  The only place this is really an 
     issue is on Heavy.
    
    Heavy Notes: Plenty of gallops that follow the piano hits.  That'd be easy 
     if it weren't for the fact that eighth notes are regularly mixed in with them, 
     making it tough to read.  There are also a few sixteenth clusters thrown in, 
     as well as a long stream shortly after the middle (with gallops thrown in).
    
    Challenge Notes: Really, Challenge can just be considered an easier Heavy.  
     They have very simliar steps, it's just that Challenge has less of them.
    
    ---
    
    Song Type: Konami Original
    First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
    DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
    American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 5)
    Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki, and Tomorrow Perfume for info on 
     dj TAKA.  
    Misc. Notes: This song is based off Frederic Chopin's work entitled 
     "Revolutionary Etude", which is his tenth opus, number 12.  Kakumei is taken 
     from the kanji "kaku", meaning "change", and "mei", meaning "order", which 
     together make the word "revolution".
    
    ******************************************************************************
    9. NONSTOP MODE
    ******************************************************************************
    
    The basic gist of Nonstop Mode is that you select a course of songs, which 
    can be anywhere from three to twelve songs.  Each song in the course has a 
    specified difficulty.  Each course has two difficulties: "Normal", which will 
    involve songs with Light, Standard, and Challenge difficulty, and "Difficult", 
    which will boost Light songs to Standard, and Standard songs to Heavy.  To 
    change difficulty, simply double tap Up or Down (just like in Game Mode).
    
    Also available is a "Create Your Own Nonstop".  You may create three Nonstop 
    courses of your own using the "ORDER" slots.  Although each song appears to 
    be different for Light, Standard, and Heavy, you can customize the order any 
    way you wish.
    
    The courses are played just like normal songs, only you'll immediately jump 
    to the next song after completing one.  The only major difference is that as 
    you get further in the course, you'll get penalized more severely in your 
    Dance Meter if you miss, and it'll take longer to fill back up. 
    
    Scoring is handled using each song's individual score as you play them.  The 
    maximum score is the sum total of all the songs' maximum scores.  The only 
    courses that this doesn't apply to are the Player's Best and Random courses.  
    For those courses, the first song's max is ten million, then the next is 
    twenty million, and so on up.
    
    (Note: The #'s listed are for Single Play.  Double Play has all the same 
    difficulties, but not necessarily the same # of feet.)
    
    ---
    
    Nonstop Courses
    
    * #1 Light Naoki *
    This selection has three songs by Naoki himself.
                                  Normal  Difficult
    1. STILL IN MY HEART          LGT(4)   STD(6)
    2. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE LGT(3)   STD(6)
    3. D2R                        LGT(3)   STD(5)
    
    
    * #2 Hit Station *
    Three songs you may have heard on the radio before.
                  Normal Difficult
    1. Heaven     LGT(3)  STD(6)
    2. Busy Child LGT(5)  STD(7)
    3. Will I?    STD(6)  HVY(7)
    
    * #3 Feel Emotion *
    Three homestyle songs about love and feelings.
                           Normal Difficult
    1. Days Go By          LGT(4)  STD(5)
    2. Take Me Away        LGT(4)  STD(6)
    3. Love At First Sight LGT(4)  STD(5)
    
    * #4 In Motion *
    Four songs that have cool music videos to accompany the steps.
                        Normal Difficult
    1. CONGA FEELING    LGT(3)  STD(5)
    2. IN THE NAVY      LGT(4)  STD(6)
    3. DREAM A DREAM    STD(6)  HVY(7)
    4. THE WHISTLE SONG STD(4)  HVY(7)
    
    * #5 Say Yeah! *
    Four songs that encourage singing along, or shouting out, or something...
                          Normal Difficult
    1. GHOSTS             LGT(3)  STD(6)
    2. LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' LGT(2)  STD(5)
    3. DRIFTING AWAY      STD(5)  HVY(8)
    4. TWILIGHT ZONE      STD(5)  HVY(9)
    
    * #6 Globetrotting *
    Five songs taken from styles around the world.
                     Normal Difficult
    1. CONGA FEELING LGT(3)  STD(5)
    2. AFRONOVA      LGT(5)  STD(7)
    3. BREAK DOWN!   LGT(4)  STD(6)
    4. TSUGARU       STD(6)  HVY(9)
    5. more deep     STD(5)  HVY(6)
    
    * #7 RMX of LOVE *
    UNLOCK #7 (35 Points)
    Six songs.  First, three popular DDR songs, then their respective Challenge 
     mixes.
                             Normal Difficult
    1. Do It Right           STD(5)  HVY(7)
    2. Silent Hill           STD(6)  HVY(7)
    3. Kind Lady             STD(6)  HVY(7)
    4. Do It Right (8EM)     CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    5. Silent Hill (3CM)     CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    6. Kind Lady (interlude) CHA(8)  CHA(8)
    
    * #8 DJ Battle *
    Six club-style songs, pitting popular European and DDR DJs against one 
     another (as in, they all have "DJ" in their artist names).
                          Normal Difficult
    1. THE WHISTLE SONG   STD(4)  HVY(7)
    2. Heaven             STD(6)  HVY(7)
    3. SUPER STAR (FNSMM) CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    4. Bad Routine        STD(5)  HVY(6)
    5. Tommorow Perfume   STD(5)  HVY(7)
    6. Keep On Liftin'    STD(5)  HVY(5)
    
    * #9 RMX of TRUTH *
    UNLOCK #22 (120 Points)
    Just like RMX of LOVE, only with eight songs instead of six.
                            Normal Difficult
    1. AM-3P                STD(6)  HVY(8)
    2. AM-3P (AMEM)         CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    3. CELEBRATE NITE       STD(6)  HVY(7)
    4. CELEBRATE NITE (ETS) CHA(8)  CHA(8)
    5. HYSTERIA             STD(6)  HVY(8)
    6. HYSTERIA 2001        CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    7. SUPER STAR           STD(6)  HVY(8)
    8. SUPER STAR (FNSMM)   CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    
    * #10 Mega Dance Hits *
    Eight dance tunes.  Not really much else to say.
                           Normal Difficult
    1. Heaven              STD(6)  HVY(7)
    2. Days Go By          STD(5)  HVY(6)
    3. Love At First Sight STD(5)  HVY(7)
    4. TWILIGHT ZONE       STD(5)  HVY(9)
    5. Take Me Away        STD(6)  HVY(7)
    6. DRIFTING AWAY       STD(5)  HVY(8)
    7. GHOSTS              STD(6)  HVY(8)
    8. Will I?             STD(6)  HVY(7)
    
    * #11 Boogie Down *
    Eight super disco or jazz tunes.
                          Normal Difficult
    1. Groove             STD(6)  HVY(8)
    2. Get Down Tonight   STD(5)  HVY(6)
    3. LET'S GROOVE       LGT(2)  STD(5)
    4. Do It Right        STD(5)  HVY(7)
    5. Kind Lady          STD(6)  HVY(7)
    6. Spin the disc      LGT(2)  STD(5)
    7. LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' STD(5)  HVY(7)
    8. IN THE NAVY        STD(6)  HVY(8)
    
    * #12 Rap Mania *
    Nine tunes with rap lyrics.
                          Normal Difficult
    1. LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' LGT(2)  STD(5)
    2. D2R                LGT(3)  STD(5)
    3. SUPER STAR (FNSMM) CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    4. Keep On Liftin'    STD(5)  HVY(5)
    5. Try 2 Luv. U       STD(4)  HVY(5)
    6. HYSTERIA 2001      CHA(7)  CHA(7)
    7. think ya better D  LGT(3)  STD(4)
    8. END OF THE CENTURY LGT(4)  STD(7)
    9. DREAM A DREAM      STD(6)  HVY(7)
    
    * #13 Trancendence *
    Ten trance songs.  I knew there were a lot in MAX2, but geez...
                           Normal Difficult
    1. i feel...           LGT(3)  STD(6)
    2. Tomorrow Perfume    STD(5)  HVY(7)
    3. THE SHINING POLARIS STD(5)  HVY(7)
    4. Will I?             STD(6)  HVY(7)
    5. Heaven              STD(6)  HVY(7)
    6. GHOSTS              LGT(3)  STD(6)
    7. DRIFTING AWAY       LGT(2)  STD(5)
    8. Take Me Away        STD(6)  HVY(7)
    9. SO DEEP             LGT(3)  STD(5)
    10. LOVIN' YOU         LGT(2)  STD(6)
    
    * #14 House Nights *
    Nine funky house tunes.
                             Normal Difficult
    1. LET'S GROOVE          LGT(2)  STD(5)
    2. Spin the disc         LGT(2)  STD(5)
    3. Kind Lady (interlude) CHA(8)  CHA(8)
    4. think ya better D     STD(4)  HVY(5)
    5. Don't Stop!           LGT(4)  STD(5)
    6. Bad Routine           STD(5)  HVY(6)
    7. AM-3P                 LGT(5)  STD(6)
    8. I Was The One         LGT(3)  STD(5)
    9. Days Go By            STD(5)  HVY(7)
    
    * #15 Ultimate 12 *
    UNLOCK #32 (220 Points)
    A whopping twelve tunes engineered for utter PAIN.  If that weren't enough, 
    KAKUMEI and MAXX UNLIMITED have some options on.  Good freakin' luck...
                       Normal Difficult Options
    1. Radical Faith   STD(6)  HVY(8)
    2. VANITY ANGEL    STD(6)  HVY(8)
    3. SP-TRIP MACHINE STD(7)  HVY(8)
    4. TSUGARU         STD(6)  HVY(9)
    5. AFRONOVA        STD(7)  HVY(9)
    6. PARANOiA KCET   STD(7)  HVY(9)
    7. KAKUMEI         CHA(8)  HVY(9)   Reverse, Dark
    8. HYSTERIA        STD(6)  HVY(8)
    9. i feel...       STD(6)  HVY(9)
    10. Burning Heat!  STD(5)  HVY(9)
    11. xenon          STD(6)  HVY(9)
    12. MAXX UNLIMITED STD(8)  HVY(10)  Reverse, Dark
    
    ---
    
    Player's Best Courses
    
    These three courses are based on your "best".  To figure out what's your 
    "best", take each time you play a song (not just your record), and divide 
    each score by the # of feet.  Now, add up all those scores and that's how 
    they relate to your "best".  
    
    Also, if any songs in your best are purple songs, you'll override the 
    difficulty listed below and just play on Challenge.
    
    * #16 PLAYER'S BEST 1-4 *
    Your top four songs.
               Normal Difficult
    1. #1 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    2. #2 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    3. #3 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    4. #4 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    
    * #17 PLAYER'S BEST 5-8 *
    Your next four songs.
               Normal Difficult
    1. #5 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    2. #6 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    3. #7 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    4. #8 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    
    * #18 PLAYER'S BEST LONG *
    UNLOCK #15 (75 Points)
    Your top eight songs all at once.
               Normal Difficult
    1. #8 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    2. #7 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    3. #6 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    4. #5 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    5. #4 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    6. #3 Song LGT(?)  STD(?)
    7. #2 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    8. #1 Song STD(?)  HVY(?)
    
    ---
    
    Random Courses
    
    * #19 Random CAPRICE *
    Four completely random songs, which change every time you access the Nonstop 
     screen.  You can see what they are before you play, though.
              Normal Difficult
    1. RANDOM LGT(?)  STD(?)
    2. RANDOM LGT(?)  STD(?)
    3. RANDOM STD(?)  HVY(?)
    4. RANDOM STD(?)  HVY(?)
    
    * #20 Random *
    Six completely random songs that you won't know what they are until you get 
     to them.  The difficulties are also random, and can be STD, HVY, or CHA.  
     Oh, and random song options can be set to them without your forewarning.  
     This course only has one difficulty setting.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    10. OTHER MODES
    ******************************************************************************
    
    Here are the rest of the game modes:
    
    ===================
    10A. Workout Mode =
    ===================
    
    This mode allows you to observe the calories melting away as you dance.
    
    ---
    
    Workout Setting
    
    Weight: Set this and the amount of calories burned will be slightly changed 
     to reflect your weight.
    
    Menu: Set to "Play Time" to play a specific amount of time.  Set to "Calories 
     Burned" and you'll play until you reach that number of calories.  Set to 
     "Program" and you can set your own workout course (like a Nonstop).  "No 
     Setting" will let you have no restrictions.
    
    Goal: Set to minutes if "Play Time" is on Menu, and to a calorie amount if 
     "Calories Burned is on Menu.
    
    Workout Step: Turn on and all steps will be "Little".
    
    Date: Use to keep track of your workouts.
    
    ---
    
    Workout Results
    
    After every song (or at the end of your program), you'll see a Workout Results 
    screen where you can see your calorie-related results.  Press Circle to see 
    them charted in relation to other day's workouts.
    
    ==================
    10B. Lesson Mode =
    ==================
    
    Select this to learn basic lessons about DDR.  The CPU will perform for you, 
    and you'll have to match what it's doing.  You'll have an onscreen character 
    to guide you, as well.  Lesson 1 is largely basic steps.  Lesson 2 will throw 
    in some different kinds of movements.  Lesson 3 will throw eighth notes into 
    the mix as well as some fancy moves.
    
    ====================
    10C. Training Mode =
    ====================
    
    Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms.  You may select 
    the song, the mode (Single, Versus, Double), its difficulty, any song options 
    you want (as detailed in the How To Dance section far above), and you may put 
    in any Edit Data you wish.
    
    In addition (unlike other modes of gameplay), you can set Assist, which 
    allows you to play with any combination of the music, a metronome (which 
    marks standard quarter note beats), and a handclap (which claps whenever 
    there's an arrow).
    
    Also, you can set the song's speed.  Unlike the song option called Speed, 
    this actually changes how fast the song goes.  It's good for taking fast 
    songs at speeds you can manage.
    
    Finally, you can set what measure the song begins and ends.  The "Start" 
    function below it will allow you to quickly change between the measures you 
    select and the whole song.
    
    ================
    10D. Edit Mode =
    ================
    
    Well, I'm not gonna go through all the possibilities that Edit Mode offers 
    here.  Honestly, if you're serious about Editing, you'll probably know to 
    read the instructions on this one.  Seriously, there's too much info about it 
    for me to justify making a section for it.
    
    ===================
    10E. Endless Mode =
    ===================
    
    Ah... Endless Mode.  This is meant for the "h4rdc0r3" DDR types.
    
    On the Endless Mode Options screen, you'll be able to set yourself up on how 
    you wish to die:
    
    Regulation: If set to ON, all you can change are Player and Level.  You'll 
     play the mode in the basic Endless setup: no song options, the full song 
     list being fair game, and a break every five songs.
    
    Player: This is either SINGLE or DOUBLE.  The mode can only be played with 
     one player.
    
    Level: You can set this to RANDOM, BEGINNER, LIGHT, STANDARD, HEAVY, or 
     CHALLENGE.  If selecting a specific difficulty, you'll only play songs from 
     that difficulty.
    
    Speed, Boost, Appearance, Turn, Other, Scroll, Freeze Arrow are all the same 
     song options as offered in Game Mode.  You can only change these if 
     Regulation is set to OFF.
    
    Break Stage: Set to OFF, or any number between 1 and 10.  After the specified 
     number of songs, you'll see a little screen and a prompt to press START.  
     You have all the time in the world to get a drink, go potty, or let the dog 
     out.
    
    Music Order: Normally, it's OFF, but if it's ON, it'll only use the songs 
     you specify in the Music Program.
    
    Music Program: This sends you to a separate screen where you can pick and 
     choose which songs and which difficulties you want.
    
    Okay, so when you set up all your options, get to playing.  Like Nonstop 
    Mode, you're more heavily penalized on your Dance Meter the further you go.  
    Unlike Nonstop Mode, you don't immediately go into the next song, but you 
    get about a three second break as it flips to the next song.  You'll like 
    that it's there as you get further into it.
    
    Scoring is not based on your song's normal total, but rather you earn more 
    points on a step based on the quality of your step, and what step in the 
    combo it was.  Watch your score skyrocket as you get into the multiple 
    hundreds.
    
    Once you finally die, or just give up, you'll get your final score.  Scores 
    are ranked not based on difficulty, but just on Player (Single or Double).  
    You'll retain your top three scores for each Player mode.
    
    Oh, and unlike in other modes, where the announcer counts up to 500 and then 
    says "Perfect Combo!" thereafter, in this mode, the announcer will count all 
    the way up to 1000 combo for you.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    11. SECRETS
    ******************************************************************************
    
    As you play, you'll earn "points".  Each song you attempt gives you one point.  
    Even if you fail the song, or it's an Extra Stage, you'll get a point.  If 
    you play a Nonstop course, you'll get a point for each song you play.  When 
    you get all the points necessary, you'll activate an unlock.
    
    Unlock #1 (5 Points):
    New Song: Try 2 Luv. U by S.F.M.P.
    
    Unlock #2 (10 Points):
    New Song: PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME by UZI-LAY
    
    Unlock #3 (15 Points):
    Dancing characters are available.  For your benefit, I'll tell you the 
    characters are: 
    From DDR USA (3rd Mix and below): Astro, Charmy, Disco, Disk:A, Disk:B, Dread, 
     Emi, Janet, Jenny, Johnny, Konsento:01, Lady, Oshare-Zukin, Rage
    From DDR Konamix (4th Mix): Akira, Boldo, Evil-Zukin, Izam, Maid-Zukin, Ni-Na, 
     Robo2000, Tracy, Yuni
    Never seen (5th Mix): Alice, Baby-Lon, Maho, Naoki, Princess Zukin, Spike, U1
    
    Unlock #4 (20 Points):
    New Song: think ya better D by sAmi
    
    Unlock #5 (25 Points):
    New Song: DIVE (more deep & deeper style) by Be For U
    
    Unlock #6 (30 Points):
    New Song: CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE by NAOKI
    
    Unlock #7 (35 Points):
    New Nonstop Course: #7, RMX of LOVE
    
    Unlock #8 (40 Points):
    New Song: Silent Hill (3rd Christmas Mix) by THOMAS HOWARD
    
    Unlock #9 (45 Points):
    New Song: Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd Mix) by Dr. VIBE feat. JP miles
    
    Unlock #10 (50 Points):
    New Song: Tomorrow Perfume by dj TAKA
    
    Unlock #11 (55 Points):
    New Song: Kind Lady (interlude) by OKUYATOS
    
    Unlock #12 (60 Points):
    New Song: Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix) by Mr.T with Motoaki.F
    
    Unlock #13 (65 Points):
    New Song: AM-3P (AM EAST Mix) by KTz
    
    Unlock #14 (70 Points):
    New Song: END OF THE CENTURY by NO. 9
    
    Unlock #15 (75 Points):
    New Nonstop Course: #18, PLAYER'S BEST LONG
    
    Unlock #16 (80 Points):
    New Song: more deep (ver.2.1) by Togo Project feat. Sana
    
    Unlock #17 (85 Points):
    New Song: VANITY ANGEL by FIXX
    
    Unlock #18 (90 Points):
    New Song: Do It Right (80's Electro Mix) by SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
    
    Unlock #19 (95 Points):
    New Song: SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX) by DE-SIRE
    
    Unlock #20 (100 Points):
    New Song: I Need You by Supa Fova feat. Jenny F.
    
    Unlock #21 (105 Points):
    New Song: MAXX UNLIMITED by Z
    
    Unlock #22 (120 Points):
    New Nonstop Course: #9, RMX of TRUTH
    
    Unlock #23 (130 Points):
    New Song: SUPER STAR (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) by D.J.Rich feat. TailBros.
    
    Unlock #24 (140 Points):
    New Song: PARANOiA KCET (clean mix) by 2MB
    
    Unlock #25 (150 Points):
    New Song: Bad Routine by D.J. Spugna
    
    Unlock #26 (160 Points):
    New Song: Radical Faith by TaQ
    
    Unlock #27 (170 Points):
    New Song: HYSTERIA 2001 by NM
    
    Unlock #28 (180 Points):
    New Song: AFRONOVA by RE-VENGE
    
    Unlock #29 (190 Points):
    New Song: Forever Sunshine by Chel Y.
    
    Unlock #30 (200 Points):
    New Song: feeling of love by youhei shimizu
    
    Unlock #31 (210 Points):
    New Song: CELEBRATE NITE (EURO TRANCE STYLE) by N.M.R
    
    Unlock #32 (220 Points):
    New Nonstop Course: #15, Ultimate 12
    
    Unlock #33 (230 Points):
    New Song: xenon by Mr. T
    
    Unlock #34 (240 Points):
    New Song: KAKUMEI by dj TAKA with NAOKI
    
    Unlock #35 (250 Points):
    New Mode: Endless Mode
    
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    12. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF
    ******************************************************************************
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    12A. Legal =
    ============
    
    This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright © 2003 Scott "CyricZ" 
    Zdankiewicz.  You may not take it in whole or in part and claim it as your 
    own.  You may not alter it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that 
    includes putting it in HTML format.  Please donít post this on your site 
    unless you have express consent by me.  Iíve put a lot of time into this.  
    Give me some credit...
    
    All songs and their lyrics are copyright their respective owners.  DDR is 
    Copyright © 1998-2003 Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo.
    
    Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.gamewinners.com
    www.ign.com
    www.cheatcc.com
    
    I'm not going to allow people with small personal sites to post this FAQ.  
    They may post the link on GameFAQs with all the DDRMAX2 guides, but, trying to 
    keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed sites that I 
    trust.
    
    ========================
    12B. E-mail Guidelines =
    ========================
    
    If you wish to e-mail me, be sure to follow these guidelines...
    
    - Make ABSOLUTELY sure I haven't already answered your question in the guide.
    - Make sure it has something to do with DDRMAX2.  I don't want spam, chain 
    letters, offers for friendship.  Don't bother me with info on other DDR games, 
    really.  I keep my ear pretty close to the ground about such things, and I'll 
    probably know about it before you.  Compliment me on the FAQ all you want, 
    though...
    - Make sure you say "DDRMAX2" at one point in your e-mail.  I have more 
    than one FAQ, and I can't always figure the question out without specifying 
    what game you're asking about.
    - Asking how to beat a song will result in a deletion.  There really are no 
    tips to offer for DDR'ing besides what I have in my section.  It has to come 
    from your own skill and desire to pass.
    - Spell correctly and use proper grammar, please.  If I can't understand 
    your e-mail, it'll go to the junk pile...
    
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    12C. Credits =
    ==============
    
    CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites.
    
    Thunderbird for the nitpicky info that I always desire to keep straight.
    
    John Rax for some artist info.
    
    www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of 
    lyrics, including those in the DDR games.
    
    The GameFAQs B&RA board for all their help with genres.
    
    Konami and the Bemani studio, for their effort in bringing a superb game to 
    the States.
    
    ======================
    12D. Version Updates =
    ======================
    
    Version 0.5 - 09/27/03 - As much information as I could muster regarding the 
     40 normal songs and some unlocks.
    
    Version 0.8 - 10/02/03 - Information on all 69 songs.  Next will come tips on 
     Heavy and Challenge Modes for each song, as well as info on Endless Mode.
    
    Version 1.0 - 10/20/03 - Well, that oughtta do it.  Added the aforementioned 
     tips.
    
    Version 1.1 - 9/24/04 - Added genres.
    
    Version 1.2 - 12/5/04 - Ultramix 2 info added.
    
    =====================
    12E. The Final Word =
    =====================
    
    First FAQ I ever wrote where I sweated off several pounds...
    
    Well, this DDR mix had several surprises.  Music videos, the return of the 
    characters, and the confirmation of CAPTAIN JACK to the "fair game" list of 
    artists.  Also, this is the first DDR USA mix that had no DYNAMITE RAVE and 
    no DROP THE BOMB...  Freaky...

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