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                 D A N C E   D A N C E   R E V O L U T I O N

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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.

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3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced =
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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).

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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7C. Do It Right (80's Electro Mix) =
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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)

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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.

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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)

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7F. Silent Hill (3rd Christmas Mix) =
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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.

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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.

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8. RED SONGS
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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.

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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".

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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.)

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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

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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(?)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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11. SECRETS
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...