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Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2
A FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ
Version 0.9
E-mail: cyricz42 at yahoo.com
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Table of Contents

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. Licensed Songs
   4A. After all (Svenson & Gielen Remix Edit)
   4B. Altitude
   4C. Brick House
   4D. Burn For You
   4E. C Squared
   4F. Close Your Eyes
   4G. DAM DARIRAM
   4H. Disco Break
   4I. Don't Stop
   4J. DREAM A DREAM (MIAMI BOOTY MIX)
   4K. EyeSpy
   4L. FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING)
   4M. I'm In Heaven (Radio Version)
   4N. Jam On It
   4O. Life Is A Game
   4P. Looking For You
   4Q. Mello
   4R. MOONLIGHT SHADOW (New Vocal Version)
   4S. NIGHT IN MOTION
   4T. Play My Game
   4U. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix Radio Edit)
   4V. Skulk
   4W. Sleepwalker
   4X. Standing Still In Time
   4Y. Superstar (Nevarakka Mix)
   4Z. Tittle Tattle
   4AA. Tough Enough
   4BB. VOL.4
   4CC. Wherever You Are
5. Default Konami Originals
   5A. 19, November
   5B. 321STARS
   5C. A
   5D. air
   5E. B4U
   5F. Baile Le Samba
   5G. Catch It!
   5H. DEAD END
   5I. DROP OUT
   5J. fly through the night
   5K. Hit 'n' Slap
   5L. Istanbul CafÈ
   5M. La Cucaracha
   5N. LEADING CYBER
   5O. LOVE <3 SHINE
   5P. Love Is Dreaminess
   5Q. LUV TO ME (UCCHIE'S EDITION)
   5R. Macho Gang
   5S. MAKE A JAM!
   5T. Make Your Move
   5U. MAXX UNLIMITED
   5V. Monkey Punk
   5W. MY SUMMER LOVE
   5X. R10K
   5Y. Red Room
   5Z. RIDE ON THE LIGHT (HI GREAT MIX)
   5AA. route 80s
   5BB. starmine
   5CC. THE BIG VOYAGER (INFINITE PRAYER REINTERPRETATION)
   5DD. V (for EXTREME)
   5EE. VJ Army
6. Unlockable Songs
   6A. .59 - remix
   6B. G2
   6C. GYRUSS (FULL TILT)
   6D. i feel... (T.O.Y. Remix)
   6E. In My Eyes (Midihead Remix)
   6F. MAKE A JAM! (Dub/House Mix)
   6G. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
   6H. Midnight Special
   6I. TOE JAM
   6J. ZERO-ONE
7. Song Pack Songs (1-6)
   7A. SP1 - Abyss
   7B. SP1 - BURNIN' THE FLOOR
   7C. SP1 - Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix)
   7D. SP1 - In My Eyes
   7E. SP1 - Mind Parasite
   --
   7F. SP2 - AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL
   7G. SP2 - FIRE DUB
   7H. SP2 - Midnite Blaze
   7I. SP2 - OUTER LIMITS
   7J. SP2 - SOMETHING WONDERFUL
   --
   7K. SP3 - ANALYZE
   7L. SP3 - BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 2002
   7M. SP3 - BATTLE BREAKS
   7N. SP3 - DYNAMITE RAVE
   7O. SP3 - NEMESIS
   --
   7P. SP4 - AM-3P (303 BASS MIX)
   7Q. SP4 - MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)
   7R. SP4 - MATSURI JAPAN
   7S. SP4 - MOBO*MOGA
   7T. SP4 - What is Love?
   --
   7U. SP5 - GET IT ALL
   7V. SP5 - Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix)
   7W. SP5 - JANEJANA
   7X. SP5 - KAKUMEI
   7Y. SP5 - MEANING OF LIFE
   --
   7Z. SP6 - BAILA! BAILA!
   7AA. SP6 - BROKEN MY HEART
   7BB. SP6 - GORGEOUS 2012
   7CC. SP6 - INFINITE PRAYER (floating flock style)
   7DD. SP6 - MAD BLAST
8. Song Pack Songs (7+)
   8A. SP7 - END OF THE CENTURY
   8B. SP7 - era (nostalmix)
   8C. SP7 - i feel... (Junk Circuit Mix)
   8D. SP7 - La Senorita
   8E. SP7 - Silent Hill
9. Challenge Mode
   9A. Practice
   9B. Light
   9C. Standard
   9D. Heavy
   9E. Extra
10. Other Modes
   10A. Battle Mode
   10B. Party Mode
   10C. Workout Mode
   10D. Training Mode
   10E. Edit Mode
11. Secrets
12. X-BOX LIVE
13. Standard Guide Stuff
   13A. Legal
   13B. E-mail Guidelines
   13C. Credits
   13D. Version Updates
   13E. The Final Word

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1. INTRODUCTION
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Hi and Konnichi wa!  Welcome to my FAQ for DDR Ultramix 2 for the X-BOX!  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 Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2?

A: DDR Ultramix 2 is the second game in Konami of Hawaii's adaptation of the 
 DDR series for the X-BOX.

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: Can I rip my own songs to the X-BOX hard drive and play them?

A: Nope.  Copyright issues, of course.

Q: How many songs in this mix?

A: 70, standard.  Add an extra 35 (thus far) if you plan to download song 
 packs.

Q: Is this game X-BOX LIVE capable?

A: Yes.  By going online, you're able to play with other people on LIVE, as 
 well as download additional content for a small fee.

Q: Can I use Song Packs from Ultramix 1 in Ultramix 2?

A: Yes, but to be able to use the song packs in both games, you must download 
 them through Ultramix 1.  If you did so already, no problem, but if you 
 first download Song Packs 1 through 6 in DDR Ultramix 2, you won't be able to 
 use them in DDR Ultramix 1.

Q: Does this game support Song Packs 7 and up?

A: Yes, and only in this game.  You cannot use those Song Packs in Ultramix 
 1.

Q: Is this just like any DDR in the arcades?

A: Not really.  Konami of Hawaii is trying to distance themselves not only 
 from the arcade scene of DDR, but also the PlayStation console DDRs in 
 general.  Not only is the game setup non-arcade (no stages, for example), 
 but there are actually very few songs in this mix that have been in other 
 DDRs.

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.  Additionally, Konami of Hawaii is trying to distance themselves from 
 the PlayStation and arcade games, so we're receiving fewer "established" 
 DDR tunes.

Q: What does this mix have for special modes?

A: In addition to all the modes of the last game (including Training, Workout, 
 Edit, Battle, and Challenge), there's also a Party Mode that allows you to 
 play new game styles: Bomb, Attack, and Synch.

Q: Does this game seriously have Quad Mode?

A: Yeah.  If you have four pads, a big enough TV so you can see it from all 
 four, and a whole lotta room, you too can play Quad Mode.

Q: Just who is NAOKI?

A: Naoki Maeda has been with Konami for many years.  The name is a psuedonym 
 (Naoki M is an anagram for Konami).  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, 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: What is Guitar Freaks?

A: Guitar Freaks is a currently running BEMANI series.  It uses a guitar with 
 three neck buttons and a "pick", which allows you to insert music into the 
 song.  There have been a few crossovers between this series and DDR.

Q: What is Dance ManiaX?

A: This is a short-lived series that was made to showcase more Dancemania 
 tunes, as well as a bunch of Konami Originals.  It's played with light beams, 
 and blocking them in time with the music.

Q: What is "A Different Drum"?

A: Described as "the source for synthpop", this is a label group that 
 distributes the music of several different artists/groups to put them further 
 in the public light (similar to Toshiba-EMI's Dancemania series, actually).  
 You can check out their site at adifferentdrum.com for more info.

Q: Hey, did you know that (insert song here) was in (insert game here) first?

A: Well, please, if I've made mistakes, let me know.  I pride myself on a 
 healthy knowledge of BEMANI, 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.

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3. BASICS
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3A. Controls
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Directional Buttons: Moves your selection on all the menus or steps in that 
 direction.
A: Confirm selection
B: Cancel selection
Start: Start game
Back: Hold during gameplay to automatically fail the song.

NOTE: If using a controller, then A, B, X, and Y will step in their relative 
 direction on the controller's 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).
Battle Mode: Challenge other players to see who's the better dancer.
Party Mode: Play new game types against your friends.
Challenge Mode: Play special challenges set for you by the game.  See the 
 pertinent section for more info.
Workout Mode: A more fitness-oriented way to play.
Training Mode: Practice any open song in any kind of situation.
Edit Mode: Create your own step patterns for any open song.
Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode.
Options: Basic option stuff.  Check below for more info.

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Options Menu

Sound Settings:
Voice: Select no voice, male and female, male, or female for the announcers.
Volume: Adjust the volume of the SFX, voices, and music.
Effect: Turn it on to have access to the below settings:
 Reverb: Set the reverb for different settings.
 Equalizer: Adjust the output for low, mid, and high frequency sounds.

Control Settings:
Double Mode Settings: Allows you to adjust the controls for Double Play if 
 you use a controller.
Vibration: Allows you to set vibration to occur whenever you step, whenever 
 you miss, or not at all.
ABXY: Also known as "Dance Play Settings".  Turn this off and the ABXY buttons 
 will not register when you step.  If you have a proper pad, they will 
 automatically shut off when you play, but this is if you have an adapter and 
 a PS2 pad.
Thumbsticks: If you wish, you can make it so the thumbsticks register steps.

Graphic Settings:
BG Movie: When on, the movie will play in the background.
BG Dancer: When on, you'll have a dancer getting his/her groove thang on in 
 the background.
BG Brightness: Set how bright the background is if it's distracting you.
Show Time: Turn on and you can see a clock showing how long you've been 
 playing.
Step Mark Colors: Set between normal, note type, and order type.
Arrow Shape: If you're into aesthetics, you can change how the arrows look.  
 There are ten options.  One option is turtles. ^_^

Game Settings:
Timing: Changes the sync between the steps and music.
Empty Gauge End: If on, then the song will fail you immediately if you lose 
 all your Dance Gauge.  If not on, then you can continue to the end even if 
 you fail.
Exit To Screen: If you fail, the game can kick you back to the Song List, 
 Select Difficulty, or Select Style screen.
Default Difficulty: Allows you to set where the cursor will be at the "Select 
 Difficulty" screen.  Useful if you're impatient.
Weight Units: For Workout Mode.  Set it to go by pounds or kilograms.

Dancer Settings: Use this to change which dancer will be displayed for each 
 player.  There are four default dancers: AFRO (5th Mix costume), LADY (new 
 costume), RAGE (4th Mix costume), and EMI (4th Mix costume).

Credits: Access this to view the game's credits, and try your hand at the 
 Credits Mini-Game.

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3C. How to Dance
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Select Game Mode on the menu screen to get underway.

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Select Your Style

Single Mode: This is a 1-player or 2-player mode.  Each player uses one 
 controller.
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): There's no difficulty level for these songs, but you may as 
 well assume that they're mostly 1-footers.  You also have an on-screen 
 dancer stepping the steps along with you, but only if you have the option 
 "BG Dancer" turned on in Graphics.
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.

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Select Music

Use Left and Right to switch songs.  Tap Up or Down to change the difficulty.  
Press A to select.  Press B to go back a screen.

Press Start or select "SORT" to change the sorting from the standard setup to 
alphabetical by title, by BPM from fastest to slowest, and alphabetical by the 
song's artist.

If you have Edit Data for a song, continue pressing Up or Down to cycle 
through the difficulties until you reach your edit.

While your selection's on a song, you'll see a little graphic for the name.  
Below the picture, you'll see the BPM for the song (which may be dynamic).
To the right of 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 RANDOM.  This will 
automatically pick a random song at the current difficulty.  You will not be 
able to adjust anything once you hit the RANDOM button.

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Select Options

Hold down A as you select your songs to bring up the Song Options menu:

Step: Yet another chance to change the difficulty of your song.
Speed: This is the speed of the arrows on the screen.  It doesn't affect the 
 speed of the song, just the arrows.  You can set it to x1, x1.5, x2, x3, x5, 
 or x8.
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.  "Phantom" is a combination of both Hidden and Sudden (arrows will 
 only be visible for an instant in the middle).  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" makes the Step Zone 
 invisible.  "Help" throws gold arrows into play.  If you step on them, you 
 get a big boost to your Dance Gauge.
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.

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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 Gauge.  It starts about half full.  As 
you step properly, it'll fill more.  If you misstep, your Dance Gauge 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 more or less precisely on the arrow.  Combo continues, 
 the Dance Gauge increases, and you get the maximum possible score from that 
 step.
GREAT: You just about stepped on the arrow.  Combo continues, the Dance Gauge 
 increases, but you don't get the full score for the step.
GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit.  Combo stops, but the Dance Gauge 
 doesn't change.
ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit.  Combo stops, and your dance 
 meter decreases.
BOO: You completely missed the step.  Combo stops, and your Dance Gauge 
 decreases.

OK!: You stepped on the whole Freeze Arrow.
NG: You stepped off the Freeze Arrow before it ended. Combo continues, but 
 your Dance Gauge will decrease.

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.

The letters are AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, and E.

E is a failing grade.

D through AA are given depending on your dancing abilities.  Important aspects 
are your combos and your step quality: a large number of PERFECTs will 
drastically increase your score, while even a few BOOs will lower it 
considerably.

AAA is given for all PERFECTs and OKs on Freeze Arrows.

Press A on the Evaluation screen to return to the song list.

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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 X-BOX 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 Training Mode the game provides you.  You can adjust the 
game to your style.  It's no Lesson Mode, but it's all you have in this 
game.

Despite the Training 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, head into Beginner Mode and Light 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.  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.

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 blue blue 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 and repeatedly hammer some 
songs, particularly those of a brisk pace.  This is a good first step to 
building up all-important stamina.

===================================
3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced =
===================================

KEEP PRACTICING!

All right.  You're through messing around, and through getting condescending 
looks from your peers at the arcade.  It's time to show them what you can 
really do and kick it up a notch or three.

If you're really serious now, it's once again time for a new pad.  Although 
7, 8, and even some 9-footers are possible on a soft, flimsy pad, you just 
won't get the high scores you cherish.  For this, I turned to RedOctane's 
Ignition 2.0.  It's also a soft pad, but the thick foam insert, soft gripping 
bottom, and raised step platforms make it a good pad for aspiring champions, 
all for a paltry 100 clams.

Of course, if you have the money to blow (approximately $300), 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.

Taps.  This is the name I like to give eighth notes all on the same arrow.  
These are always a pain, because you have to train your foot to tap rapidly on 
the same arrow for a possibly long time, and it can really wear you out.  
There's no easy way to get around this, you just have to learn it as you go.

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 or "crossovers".  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. LICENSED SONGS
******************************************************************************

These songs are owned by people who are not Konami.  A few of these are from 
past DDR games, but most are all new to this mix, and a lot are taken from 
the "A Different Drum" group.

=============================================
4A. After all (Svenson & Gielen Remix Edit) =
=============================================

Artist: Delerium
Genre: Trance
BPM: 135

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   9

Heavy Notes: There's plenty of Chaos to be had in this song, and many 
 sixteenth notes.  You'll also find a few spots with off-beat eighths and 
 some crossovers in streams.

---

Lyrics:

She knows the voices in her mind
They tell her
To leave

She's tired of smiling madly
Until silence becomes very silently 
A noise in her mind

After all she's got nothing inside
No good to give
No meaning to live
The mist engulfed tonight
Every single star

After all they shared 
How could he simply say no
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

After all they shared 
How could he simply say no
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Delerium is a German group composed of Rhys Fulber and Bill 
 Leeb.  It's a side project of the group Front Line Assembly.  Svenson & 
 Gielin are Sven Maas and Johan Gielen.  This song is their newest remix.

==============
4B. Altitude =
==============

Artist: Kause & Konception
Genre: 
BPM: 87-175

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   4
STD: 7   7
HVY: 9   9

Play Notes: The song starts at its top speed, then slows down a bit about 
 halfway through, then drops all the way down to 87 right to the end.  Also, 
 don't think you're done once the steps stop.  There are a few left at the 
 very very end on all difficulties.

Heavy Notes: The first two speeds of the song include streams with crossovers 
 with a healthy amount of chaos.  Once the tempo drops significantly, you'll 
 find yourself dealing with more difficult to read steps (naturally).

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: All I have on these guys is that they're DJs from Honolulu.

=================
4C. Brick House =
=================

Artist: Commodores
Genre: Disco
BPM: 108

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   2
STD: 4   4
HVY: 6   6

Heavy Notes: The steps for this one tend to follow either the vocals or the 
 bass.  Following those will produce plenty of sixteenths and chaos, but for 
 such a slow song, this should be easy to read.

---

Lyrics:

She's a brick... house
We're together everybody knows
and here's how the story goes

She knows she got everything
A woman needs to get a man, yeah
How can she use, the things she use
36-24-36, what a winning hand! 

Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now

She's a brick... house
She's the one, the only one
Who's built like an Amazon

She's a brick... house
She's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out

She's a brick... house
The lady's stacked and that's a fact, 
ain't holding nothing back. 

She's a brick... house

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: The Commodores are Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie, Milan 
 Williams, Walter Orange, William King, and Ronald LaPread.  Signed in 1971, 
 this group became a cultural phenomenon, even opening for the Jackson Five.  
 This song is part of their 1977 album "Commodores".  Legend has it that it 
 was thrown in as filler in the album, yet it became one of their most 
 recognizable titles.

==================
4D. Burn For You =
==================

Artist: Kreo
Genre: Trance
BPM: 127

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 4   4
HVY: 5   6

Heavy Notes: A rather simple Heavy.  The streams are kept short, there's no 
 Chaos, and there aren't any crossovers.

---

Lyrics:

(Burn...burn...burn...) 

Let me tell you something you don't know
Let me tell you something you don't know

Let me tell you something you don't know
Let me tell you something you don't know

If you keep the secret I won't know
If you keep the secret I won't know

I'm burning for you 
Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria 
I'm burning for you
Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria 
I'm burning for you. 

I'm burning for you. 
Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria 
I'm burning for you.
Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria 
I'm burning for you. 

I'm burning for you.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: This song is Kreo's only hit, thus far.  I can't find much on 
 them.

===============
4E. C Squared =
===============

Artist: Alien#Six13
Genre: Big Beat*
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: There are plenty of syncopated sixteenth steps following the 
 beat of the song, and a few streams.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: One of the members of the A Different Drum label, Geoff 
 Pinckney was a singer/songwriter for the group "The Nine" for twelve years 
 before going off on his own.  After two years, he released the CD featuring 
 this song, "Establishing Alpha" in 2004.  His website is alien6.net.

=====================
4F. Close Your Eyes =
=====================

Artist: Daybehavior
Genre: Atmospheric Trance
BPM: 138

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 4   5
HVY: 5   6

Heavy Notes: Very simple for a Heavy.  Short streams and quarters.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: A member of the "A Different Drum" label, Daybehavior (the 
 "D" is actually a lowercase delta, and the "b" is actually a lowercase 
 beta, but those won't work on character sets most everyone has) was created 
 by Carl Hammar and Tommy Arell, who had been working together in music since 
 the early eighties.  In 1993, they found a vocalist in Paulinda Crescentini 
 and the group was officially off the ground.  This song is from their album: 
 "Have You Ever Touched a Dream?" released in late 2003.  More info can be 
 found at their site: daybehavior.com.

=================
4G. DAM DARIRAM =
=================

Artist: JOGA
Genre: Euro Beat
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   5
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: The opener (and ender) follow the synth with its syncopation.  
 The rest of the song in the middle is mostly simple streams with a few 
 crossovers and jumps in streams.

---

Lyrics:

Fallin' in love...

I need your love in every way
And I feel this every day
'Cause I have too many tears
To fall in love again

Now I am walking around
In this side of the town
I just can't hide away
How can I look in your eyes
When I feel like to die?
I have to run away

Daririram dariram dariram
Darirarirariram dariraram dam
Daririram dariram dariram
Darirarirariram dariraram dam
And I'm falling in love again...
And I'm falling in love again...

Fallin' in love...

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: JOGA is produced by Nick Ferrando.  This song was written and 
 composed by Ferrando, L. Percini, and Stefano Marcato.
Misc. Notes: Yes, yes, "wtf is a dariram", I know...

=================
4H. Disco Break =
=================

Artist: Art of Hot
Genre: Ambient House
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   2
STD: 5   4
HVY: 8   5

Heavy Notes: There's some Chaos at the beginning, but the majority of this 
 song is complicated streams with crossovers.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Art of Hot is Dave Richardson and Chris Demetras.  This song is 
 their first work as this group.

================
4I. Don't Stop =
================

Artist: Freestylers
Genre: Tech House
BPM: 128

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: The chaos in this song following the synth and the vocal synth, 
 which makes for a good amount of sixteenths.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Freestylers is Aston Harvey and Matt Cantor, a group from 
 London.  This song is featured on their debut album "We Rock Hard".  

=====================================
4J. DREAM A DREAM (MIAMI BOOTY MIX) =
=====================================

Artist: CAPTAIN JACK
Genre: Euro Beat
BPM: 155

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   1
STD: 6   5
HVY: 7   6

Heavy Notes: Not much to talk about here.  The hardest part would be that 
 the streams can get a bit long, but these streams are all simple and 
 don't involve crossovers.

---

Lyrics:

C'mon baby...
Let's dream a dream together.
A dream... that is real.

What's up, what's up? What's up, what's up?
What's up, what's up? Huh huh huh huh.

What's up, what's up? What's up, what's up?
What's up, what's up? Huh huh, c'mon c'mon.

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, y'all, this is it!

Do you like the dream?
Hey!  I like the dream, baby
Do you like the dream?
Ho!  I like the 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 any way you please, boy you're making me scream.
Dream a dream, lover take me in your dream,
Take me any way you please, boy you're making me scream.

Dream a dream, lover take me in your dream,
Take me any way 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
Take me anyway you please, boy you're making me scream.
Ooh-la-da-di-la-da-da
You gotta dream a little dream.

---

First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (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.  He's the male vocalist for this tune, and Lisa De Costa is 
 the female vocalist.
Misc. Notes: The original DREAM A DREAM is found in DDRMAX2 USA.

============
4K. EyeSpy =
============

Artist: or-if-is
Genre: Ambient Breaks
BPM: 119

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: There are many simple streams in this song, but several spots 
 in the song have plenty of chaos that follow the rhythms, and some chaos 
 which seems not to follow it (which is more dangerous).

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Dave L coined his "or-if-is" moniker in 2003.  Originally from 
 Los Angeles, this sound producer is no stranger to video games, having worked 
 on several projects with Lucasarts as the sound supervisor.  This song is 
 part of his 2003 album "this is".

=================================
4L. FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING) =
=================================

Artist: MAGIKA
Genre: Euro Beat
BPM: 167

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   5
STD: 7   6
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: The streams in this song are pretty small.  The main issue in 
 this song comes from the multitude of jumps inserted into the streams.  
 At a such a decent speed, these are hard to keep up with.

---

Lyrics:

What a feeling
Here's believing
I can have it all now
I'm dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
You can come alive
You can dance right through your life

What a feeling
Here's believing
I can have it all now
I'm dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
You can come alive
You can dance right through your life

What a feeling

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Well, I don't have much on this act.  They have released a 
 single "I Know Magika".  Seems as their main mixer is "S. Oliva".
Misc. Notes: This original song is by Irene Cara, released in 1983, opposite 
 the movie, Flashdance, starring Jennifer Beals.

===================================
4M. I'm In Heaven (Radio Version) =
===================================

Artist: Jason Nevins Presents Holly James
Genre: Trance
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 4   4
HVY: 5   5

Heavy Notes: The hardest thing you'll find here is a few crossovers to the 
 simple streams, and a few small freeze tricks.

---

Lyrics:

Heaven
Heaven 

Don't want to be the one
To tell you how I feel
When these feelings I have 
Really are for real 
The time is right for this 
A love to shine on through
But you gotta tell me what you wanna do
I'm in heaven with you 
I'm in heaven with you 

I'm in heaven with you
Only one for me
Your love 
Heaven
Your love
Heaven 
Only one
Only one

I want your passion
I want your passion
I want your passion

I'm in heaven with you 
I'm in heaven with you 
The only one for me
I'm in heaven with you
Only one for me
Your love 

Only one for me

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Jason Nevins is a New Yorker known mostly for his remixing 
 work.  Holly James is a British vocalist who worked with him for this song.

===============
4N. Jam On It =
===============

Artist: Newcleus
Genre: Hip Hop
BPM: 116

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   2
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: The hard parts of this song are the chaos that follows the 
 brass and the high-pitched voice.  If you know how the song goes, you'll 
 be able to guess how the steps go.

---

Lyrics:

Jam on it
(Yeah, yeah, we know, we know)
(Hey, Cozmo, what's the name of this again)
(I forgot)
Jam on it
(Oh)
Jam on it
Jam on and on, on and on it
And if you're feelin' like you wanna dance all night
They go on ahead and flaunt it
'Cause jammin' on is what we do best
It's what separates us from the rest
And if you go deep, I'll cruise down for real
Let me tell what happened to the man of steel

(Said Superman had come to town to see who he could rock)
(He blew away every crew he faced until he reached the block)
(His speakers were three stories high with woofers made of steel)
(And when we boys sit outside, he said "I boom for real")

Well, Superman looked up at me, he said, "You rock so naturally"
I said now that you've learned to deal, let me tell you why I'm so for real
I'm Cozmo D from outer space, I came to rock the human race
I do it right 'cause I can't do it wrong
That's why the whole world is singin' this song

(Jam on it) Jam on it
I said jam-j-j-jam on it
As days turn to night and night turns to day
Whatever time it is i wanna hear you say
(Jam on it) Jam on it
I said jam on-on-on, jam on it
Jam all around and upside down
And keep jammin' to the Jam On Production sound

Jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it 
Jam on it

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Newcleus was truly created back in 1979 as a Brooklyn DJ 
 collective, consisting of Ben "Cozmo D" Cenac, his future wife Yvette "Lady 
 E" Cook, Ben's cousin Monique Angevin, and her future husband Bob "Chilly B" 
 Crafton.  This particular song is the follow-up to their most successful 
 tune, "Jam On Revenge".

====================
4O. Life Is A Game =
====================

Artist: Arctic Blue
Genre: Trance
BPM: 141

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Long streams with crossovers are the trademark of this song.  
 A nice medium speed will give you time, but not much.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Arctic Blue is part of the firm House of Scandinavia ApS.  Don't 
 have much info apart from that.

=====================
4P. Looking For You =
=====================

Artist: BOYJAZZ
Genre: Rock
BPM: 145

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   4
STD: 4   6
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Mostly streams with a little chaos and some sixteenths.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: BOYJAZZ is Adam Hobbs (Sexmouth) and Aaron Levin (Supertouch).  
 The rock group was created in the summer of 2002.

===========
4Q. Mello =
===========

Artist: Alien#Six13
Genre: Ambient Techno
BPM: 97-194

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   7

Play Notes: The song maintains the 97 BPM for most of the song.  It speeds up 
 on a freeze, making it shorter.  Later in the song, it will speed up on 
 another freeze, and the song will continue at 194 for the rest of the way.

Heavy Notes: Like most high-level slow songs, they're saturated with lots of 
 steps; chaotic steps that follow the music.  Once the song speeds up, the 
 steps are more easily seen.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See C Squared for info on Alien#Six13.

==========================================
4R. MOONLIGHT SHADOW (New Vocal Version) =
==========================================

Artist: MISSING HEART
Genre: Euro Trance
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: The big word here is "crossovers".  It seems just about every 
 stream in this chart has crossovers in it, some which carry all the way 
 around the board.  Also, there are gallops at every "shadow" in the lyrics.

---

Lyrics:

The last that ever she saw him
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
He passed on worried and warning
Carried away by a moonlight shadow

Lost in a riddle that Saturday night
Far away on the other side
He was caught in the middle of a desperate fight
And she couldn't find how to push through

The trees that whisper in the evening
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Sing a song of sorrow and grieving
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.

All she saw was a silhouette of a gun,
Far away on the other side.
He was shot six times by a man on the run
And she couldn't find how to push through.

I stay, I pray
See you in heaven one day.

Four A.M. in the morning
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
I watched your vision forming
Carried away by a moonlight shadow

---

First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: MISSING HEART was (in 1997) vocalist Lyane Leigh and producer 
 David Brandes.  An interesting note about Lyane is that she used to be the 
 lead singer for the group E-ROTIC, who've contributed quite a few songs to 
 the DDR cause (which, naturally, will never reach this side of the Pacific, 
 since we're very particular about songs with sex vocals in them).

=====================
4S. NIGHT IN MOTION =
=====================

Artist: CUBIC 22
Genre: Dance Rave
BPM: 131

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Follows the music almost religiously.  Makes sense with it being 
 such an even beat.  Triplets in the beginning.  Syncopation at the strings.  
 The only problem is the end where it's entirely double steps.  That can get 
 tiring.

---

First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: CUBIC 22 is Danny Van Wuawe and Peter Ramson.

==================
4T. Play My Game =
==================

Artist: Lightning
Genre: Trance
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: The hard part of this song is a chaotic gallopping section part 
 way through.  Pay attention to the music to follow it.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Lightning is part of the firm House of Scandinavia ApS.  Don't 
 have much info apart from that.

=====================================================
4U. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix Radio Edit) =
=====================================================

Artist: ELVIS
Genre: 50's Rock Remix
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   4
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Streams that follow the lyrics and drums, and only a little bit 
 of chaos.

---

Lyrics:

Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know
I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

First thing in the morning, last thing at night
I look, stare everywhere and see everything inside
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know
I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

Sittin' on the back porch all by myself
Along came Mary Jane with somebody else
Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me

Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but I don't really care
I like what I see, I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

Sittin' on the back porch all by myself
Along came Mary Jane with somebody else
Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
Stop 

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Paul Oakenfold is a quite-popular British DJ who has been in 
 club scene since 1984.  I'm sure I really don't need to tell you this, but 
 Elvis Presley, well-recognized as "The King of Rock'n Roll", is someone you 
 could easily go to a library to find a biography on.

===========
4V. Skulk =
===========

Artist: echo !mage
Genre: Dance Pop*
BPM: 135

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   2
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: Quite lengthy streams to be found in this song, and double steps 
 are judiciously thrown in.

---

Lyrics:

Understand me now
Listen to the words I'm saying, baby
I found my soul
And it keeps me hanging on

Understand me now
Listen to the words I'm saying, baby
I found my soul
And it keeps me hanging on

Understand me now
The frequence of the beat gets higher

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Formed in 1997, this synthpop group is PÂl Magnus Rybom, 
 Frederik Hansen, Trine Bilet, and Lars Kristian Holt.  This song was 
 released as a single in 2001.  More info can be found at their site: 
 echoimage.com.

=================
4W. Sleepwalker =
=================

Artist: Perfect Ending
Genre: Rock
BPM: 90-180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: Once the guitar rhythm picks up, the tempo will double, and then 
 settle back down, then pick up again.

Heavy Notes: The song gets hard when it speeds up, which has long streams 
 with crossovers aplenty.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Perfect Ending is part of the firm House of Scandinavia ApS.
 Don't have much info apart from that.

============================
4X. Standing Still In Time =
============================

Artist: Neuropa
Genre: Synthpop*
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   3
STD: 4   4
HVY: 5   5

Heavy Notes: Probably the simplest Heavy in the game.  Nothing more than 
 easy streams.

---

Lyrics:

Holding onto
All my faded memories
Back to where it all began
So much there I understand

As I look now
To a distant far away
I will cross the million lines
Now I'm standing still in time

Still in time
Still in time
Still in time
Still in time

Still in time
Still in time...

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Part of the "A Different Drum" label, this Australian band is 
 Jason Last and Albert Martinez.  This song is part of their 2004 album, 
 Belief.  For more info, check out their site at neuropa.biz.

===============================
4Y. Superstar (Nevarakka Mix) =
===============================

Artist: Daybehavior
Genre: Atmospheric Trance*
BPM: 138

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   5
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Much of the song is small streams with a little bit of chaos 
 that follows the music.  Near the end, you'll get longer streams.

---

Lyrics:

I'm the superstar...

I was picked up for a TV show
It's called V24
I am the girl that you all know
To love, hate, or adore

I've been waiting all my life
Just to be seen
Seen by everyone
I wanted to be someone

I'm the superstar
Longing to be seen
I'm the super girl
I'll do anything

I'm the superstar
Longing to be seen
I'm the super girl
On your TV screen.

Like a superstar
Flaunting everything
I'm the super girl
I'll do anything

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See "Close Your Eyes" for info on Daybehavior.  Nevarakka is 
 also part of the "A Different Drum" label, and is largely the work of Phillip 
 Jidbrant.  This remix appeared on Daybehavior's "Superstar" single.  For more 
 info on Nevarakka, his site is nevarakka.se.

===================
4Z. Tittle Tattle =
===================

Artist: Zonk
Genre: Trip-Hop-Rock
BPM: 184

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: The verses of the song are pretty simple, but once the choruses 
 get going, look out.  Plenty of chaos and odd steps, and all this at a speedy 
 tempo.

---

Lyrics:

Jejune and humdrum 
Tone poem dreams 
Alpha perfection 
So very hard to reach 
Harmony machine 
Tormenting the sensory 
Deliciously evolved 
And yet nobody knows 

Tittle tattle, chit 'n' chat 
Shooting the breeze 
Patter, clack, cadence flutters 
'Tis a synchronous symphony

Flight from the familiar 
Conjure a surge a jive 
Fidget in the mind 
Enjoy jest with no regrets 

Tantalizing hallucination 
Window-licking the imagination 
Figments, visions, shadows, fancies 
'Tis a synchronous symphony 

Tittle tattle, chit 'n' chat 
Shooting the breeze 
Patter, clack, cadence flutters 
'Tis a synchronous symphony

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Zonk is Dave L (also known as or-if-is, see EyeSpy), 
 McFiendish (the female vocalist), Uncle Bergie, and DJ Red5.  They formed in 
 1998 and released this song as part of their 2004 album "Our Five Worst 
 Songs".  For more info, their site is zonkaholics.com.

===================
4AA. Tough Enough =
===================

Artist: Vanilla Ninja
Genre: Girl Rock
BPM: 196

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   2
STD: 4   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: Probably the easiest fast song ever on Heavy.  You'll find mostly 
 quarter notes and a few small streams when rhythm guitars play.

---

Lyrics:

Baby only the strong would survive 
Over mysteries of life 
Only fantasy keeps you away 
In the lonely fields of those broken shields 

So keep on kicking 
The bomb is ticking 
Don`t stop, don`t be a runaway 
Go for the fire 
Baby are you tough enough 
Just keep on living 
And don`t start giving 
The devil good reasons 
To get you in the seasons of heartbreak 
Baby are you tough enough 

[Baby are you tough enough] 

I will meet you there 
'Cause I need you there 
Oh, tonight 

So keep on kicking 
The bomb is ticking 
Don`t stop, don`t be a runaway 
Go for the fire 
Baby are you tough enough 
Just keep on living 
And don`t start giving 
The devil good reasons 
To get you in the seasons of heartbreak 
Baby are you tough enough 

Just keep on living 
And don`t start giving 
The devil good reasons 
To get you in the seasons of heartbreak 
Baby are you tough enough 

Baby are you tough enough

---

First Appearance: Well, if you want to get technical, this song shows up in 
 the non-BEMANI arcade dance game, In the Groove.
Artist Notes: Vanilla Ninja is Lenna Kuurmaa, Katrin Siska, Triinu Kivilaan, 
 and Piret J‰rvis.  This song is from their album "Traces of Sadness".  For 
 more info (and if you can read German), their website is vanilla-ninja.de.
Misc. Notes: This song has a special music video which negates background 
 dancing characters.

============
4BB. VOL.4 =
============

Artist: RAVERS CHOICE
Genre: Electronic
BPM: 165

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   5
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: The opening follows the music a lot.  Expect some multiple 
 taps on arrows at times.  Once you hit the second section with the vocals, 
 you'll find a few crossovers, and some jumping in streams.

---

Lyrics:

I feel it
I feel it
I feel it
You're the only one
who makes me feel this way

I feel it
I feel it
I feel it
You're the only one
who makes me feel this way

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: RAVERS CHOICE is Shaun Levan and Grant Nelson.  This song 
 was released as a CD named "Ravers Choice Vol. 4".

=======================
4CC. Wherever You Are =
=======================

Artist: Laava
Genre: Trance
BPM: 138

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 4   5
HVY: 6   6

Heavy Notes: This song is all about streams, mostly small, but a few long 
 ones in the latter half.

---

Lyrics:

Wherever you are

When I feel blue, I think of you, cause you're true,
Wherever you are.
Near or far, you still are my shining star.

Sometimes it's mad, things get bad, and I'm sad,
Wherever you are,
there is light, by my side I feel alright.

La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la...

(Wherever you are...) 

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Laava is part of the girl band "Innosense".  This song was 
 released as a single in 2003.

******************************************************************************
5. DEFAULT KONAMI ORIGINALS
******************************************************************************

These songs are entirely owned by Konami.  Many were created by its large 
team of in-house musicians.  Some were commissioned to be created by other 
artists.

==================
5A. 19, November =
==================

Artist: good-cool
Genre: House*
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: These steps are about following the unsteady jazzy rhythm of the 
 song.  The end has one big stream.

---

Lyrics:

Every day I want your everything
Every night I need you every time oh
Every day I want your everything
Every night I need you every time oh

hashiru densha tashikame mo sezu ni  
kaze o tanoshimu kimi o yokome ni
sure chigau no ha itsumo  
mimi fusaida kiri  You don't care
zureta mama no manazashi  atatamete mitai  Sendin' my love to you

You have had a cry kokoro tozasu mae ni
You have had a call kimi ni tsutaetai
You have had a cry kisetsu kawaru mae ni
You have had a call a day on 19, November

Every time I hear your voice
Baby every day and every night

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: good-cool is Tatsuya Furukawa, a Konami Original artist who does 
 a lot of house and R&B style tunes.
Misc. Notes: Legend has it good-cool came up with this song because he wanted 
 to be above dj nagureo's 20, November in the song list.

==============
5B. 321STARS =
==============

Artist: DJ SIMON
Genre: Techno Pop*
BPM: 192

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   7
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: There is a small pause in this song, just as the lyric "the stars" 
 is heard.

Heavy Notes: For the most part, this song follows the music.  There are a 
 bunch of streams, but only later in the song do they get difficult.  There 
 are also plenty of offbeat sections, and some gallops in the second half.

---

Lyrics:

1!  2!  3, 2, 1, *burp!*

1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3, 2, 1, uh!

1!  2!  3, 2, 1, uh!

1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3-2-1, the stars

1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3, 2, 1, Hi!!!

---

First Appearance: beatmania COMPLETE MIX 2
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: DJ SIMON is Kiyotaka Sugimoto, a BEMANI artist with a healthy 
 amount of beatmania and pop'n music tunes.

=======
5C. A =
=======

Artist: D.J. Amuro
Genre: Renaissance*
BPM: 93-191

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: The first half of the song is at the 93 bpm, then there's a stop, 
 and the rest of the song is at 191.

Heavy Notes: The opener is pretty simple, only a few sixteenths thrown in to 
 add variety.  Once the song really gets underway, expect short streams, 
 leading into longer streams, but nothing too difficult to step.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: D.J. Amuro is an alias for the great dj TAKA.  Almost as famous, 
 if not moreso, than Naoki, Takayuki Ishikawa has been with Konami since 
 beatmania IIDX, and is still producing songs today with his wide range of 
 styles.
Misc. Notes: A is short for Amuro, meaning it's an original creation by the 
 artist.  It follows the joke of V, I guess.  The "Renaissance" part in the 
 background video refers to the song's genre, which IIDX games supply for 
 every song.

=========
5D. air =
=========

Artist: DJ SIMON
Genre: House*
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   2
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: The streams are quite small in this song, and pretty simple.  
 You'll find a few crossovers, but they're also simple.  The only part that 
 could trip you up would be a few odd freeze arrows in the beginning and end.

---

First Appearance: beatmania 6th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See 321STARS for info on DJ SIMON.

=========
5E. B4U =
=========

Artist: NAOKI
Genre: Speed Rave*
BPM: 155

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: Probably one of the easiest eight-footers in the business.  
 You'll face short to medium-length streams, with no turning.  There are a 
 few gallops to match the music at the chorus, and a few sixteenths just 
 before the key change.

---

Lyrics:

Let's get it on, don't stop us now
We come on the scene, we came to get down
Check the moves, you know they can't be dissed
Ain't too many that can float like this
We humbling, comin at ya
And the rhythm is gonna getcha
Need I, should I not say no more
Tell me what's the deal, yo check my flow!

Jump, jump, jump, DDR!
Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR!
Jam, jam, jam, DDR!
Everybody dance, let's get down!

Could it be that you wanna be more like me
No shame, I bring pain for the year 2G
Now, we are gonna turn this party out
Put your hands in the air, move 'em all about
Can you feel the beat down in your soul
Don't fight the rhythm, just let it go
4, 3, 2, 1, let's count it down
Wanna see you move, let me hear that sound!

Jump, jump, jump, DDR!
Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR!
Jam, jam, jam, DDR!
Everybody dance, let's get down!

B, B, B, B4U!
Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR!
Jam, jam, jam, DDR!
Everybody dance, let's get down!

---

First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Konamix, DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki.  Lyrics in this song are by Aaron G.
Misc. Notes: The B4 ZA BEAT MIX of this song is in DDR Extreme USA.

====================
5F. Baile Le Samba =
====================

Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Samba*
BPM: 92

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   3
STD: 6   5
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: A samba tends to be off the beat a lot, and a high difficulty 
 slow song is always full of chaos, so expect those two ideas to merge, 
 including plenty of double steps.

---

Lyrics: (Help me.  My Spanish is waning.)

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Big Idea Productions is a studio founded by Chuck E. Myers.  
 Based in Utah, this production house has worked in many gaming projects 
 over the last few years.  Check out their website at www.bigideainc.com for 
 more info.  This particular song was written by Chuck Myers.

===============
5G. Catch It! =
===============

Artist: TOTAL SCIENCE
Genre: Drum'N'Bass*
BPM: 174

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: Like most songs in this mix, the Heavy steps follow the music, 
 with long crossing streams and a little chaos.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: beatmania 6th Mix
Artist Notes: TOTAL SCIENCE is Jason "Quiff" Greenlaugh and Paul "Spinback" 
 Smith.  They formed their group in 1987, and became a part of the beatmania 
 scene for the 6th Mix, which focused on a large number of UK Underground 
 music.

==============
5H. DEAD END =
==============

Artist: N&S
Genre: Street Noise
BPM: 190

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   6
STD: 7   7
HVY: 9   8

Heavy Notes: Ouch.  There isn't much turning going on here, and there's only 
 a little bit of chaos in the middle and the end, where you step the notes.  
 The biggest problem is the quick tempo, and the long streams.  Also, there 
 are parts near the end that require you to tap the same arrow quickly several 
 times.

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: N&S is a Naoki psuedonym (see FAQ for info)

==============
5I. DROP OUT =
==============

Artist: NW260
Genre: NRG
BPM: 260

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   5
STD: 7   7
HVY: 8   9

Heavy Notes: This song of high tempo may seem pretty tame from the 
 get-go, but that's before you hit the quarter-note streams of double steps.  
 Those hurt.  Once you pass those two sets (on the second set, keep one foot 
 on the down arrow to ease it), it's smooth sailing for most of the song, 
 until you hit the "dropping whistle" sound, where it starts throwing 
 eighths at you, then a sixty-four note long stream of eighths.  If you're 
 still alive here, you have one last set of double steps to close out the 
 song with.

---

First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: NW260 is a psuedonym for Naoki.  The "260", of course, refers 
 to the BPM.
Misc. Notes: The "FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX" version of this song is in DDR Extreme 
 USA.

===========================
5J. fly through the night =
===========================

Artist: Mr.T
Genre: Trance*
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: The song almost entirely follows the music with the piano and 
 synth.  In the latter half, it will break off into a few streams.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Mr. T is Tomoyuki Uchida a well-known beatmania artist.

==================
5K. Hit 'n' Slap =
==================

Artist: Asletics
Genre: Hip Hop*
BPM: 103

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   4
STD: 4   6
HVY: 6   8

Heavy Notes: The streams in this song are really quite long, but the fact that 
 the song moves so slow could make them almost like quarter notes.

---

Lyrics:

(Comin' atcha)
(I'm a-slappin' my center, wet the end)

Get away, comin' atcha
I'm a kung-fu person
Lead the way, he can sweat
Lettin' me go first

In between, we drag
Who the rock must gut-cha
On to you messin' around
Sweet dementor

Hit to the slap, there's a light up goin' on.
Look to the mess to the streets
Comin' atcha
Drop to drop, get the street, wet the end
I'm a-slappin' my center, wet the end

Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you know
Grab by the throat, cut me close to the ender

Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you walkin'
In, plug it in, to the bass
Comin' atcha

(Comin' atcha)
(Drop to drop, get the street, wet the end)
(Comin' atcha)
(Grab by the throat, cut me close)

Better wait, comin' atcha
I'm a kun... person
Lead the way, he can sweat
Lettin' me go first

In between, we drag
Who the rock must gut-cha
On to you messin' around
Sweet dementor

Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you know
Grab by the throat, cut me close to the ender

Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you walkin'
In, plug it in, to the bass
Comin' atcha

(Comin' atcha)

---

First Appearance: beatmania THE FINAL
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Asletics is Isao Saito, another beatmania artist from BEMANI.
Misc. Notes: Don't like the lyrics?  Well, that's what I'm hearing!  If you 
 have any insight, please give it.

===================
5L. Istanbul CafÈ =
===================

Artist: Jesper Kyd
Genre: Spiritual
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: There's a slight hold in the song at the first freeze.

Heavy Notes: There are a lot of streams in this song, which make things 
 difficult at such a high tempo.  There are also a few sixteenths scattered 
 about.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: This Danish composer is no stranger to video games, having 
 scored the soundtracks to Freedom Fighters, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, 
 Hitman: Contracts, and several other games.

==================
5M. La Cucaracha =
==================

Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Mexican Folk Remix
BPM: 165

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: With such a recognizable song, the steps have no choice but to 
 follow the melody religiously, which it does in the form of small streams 
 that end in double steps on the accents.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for more info on Big Idea.  

===================
5N. LEADING CYBER =
===================

Artist: dj TAKA
Genre: Digi-Rock*
BPM: 150

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   4
STD: 7   7
HVY: 9   9

Heavy Notes: Owwie...  You've got streams with medium length.  You've got 
 plenty of turning.  You've got sixteenths thrown in at the beginning in  
 unlikely places.  At the last third of the song, you've got lots of 
 sixteenths following the voice, which are really tough to follow.  Have 
 fun...

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: See "A"

===================
5O. LOVE <3 SHINE =
===================

Artist: Kosaka Riyu
Genre: J-Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 177

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 4   4
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Sounds like CANDY, and steps like CANDY.  You'll find mostly 
 simple streams with on-the-beat freezes sprinkled in.  Plenty of times where 
 the steps follow the metered music.

---

Lyrics:

Love love love love
Lalala love shine yeahyeahyeah
Yeah!

"Sun Shine!!"
Hare-watatta "Blue Sky"
HIKARI ryoute ni A-TSU-KU mabushii koi no yokan

"Love Beat!!"
Kono kimochi mo "Heat Up!!"
HIKARI abite
Soshite ANATA no moto e

Kamisama  Onegai  Chotto yuuki wo kudasai
Mou sukoshi de "SUKI" tte iesou na no
Ari no mama de
Butsukatte ("Hey!")
Sunao ni natte
Koi no ATAKKU!! 
Ima wo kanjite Omoikkiri
Egao de ikou!! ("Let's go!")

La la lalala la
La la lalala la
La la lalala la
La la la la

La love you love you love you love you love sunshine

Setsunaku Amazuppai
Koi no hajimari wa
Mahou no PAWAA de HIKARI hanatsu no!

Kamisama    Mou    Chotto dake
Mimamotte kudasai.
HarisaKESOU na OMOI tsutaeru kara
Todoke!!  Motto mabushii LOVE SHINE!!!

---

First Appearance: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Riyu Kosaka (Riyu's her first name) is one of the most visible 
 members of BEMANI's own J-Pop band, Be For U.  Naoki wrote this song.

========================
5P. Love Is Dreaminess =
========================

Artist: L.E.D.-G vs. GUHROOVY fw/ Asuka
Genre: Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 178

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 9   8

Heavy Notes: If I had to compare this to another song, it'd be CAN'T STOP 
 FALLIN' IN LOVE (SPEED MIX).  It goes at a very crisp BPM and has a lot of 
 long and complicated streams.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style (JP PS2)
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., and started his Konami career in 
 beatmania.  He's written many songs for Konami's rhythm games, several of 
 which appear on this game and in song packs.

==================================
5Q. LUV TO ME (UCCHIE'S EDITION) =
==================================

Artist: tiger YAMATO
Genre: Euro Beat*
BPM: 160

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 6   7
HVY: 9   9

Heavy Notes: At the opening with all the euro sounds, you'll find chaos to 
 match the music.  Once the song gets underway, it's mostly long streams 
 with crossovers.

---

Lyrics:

You said that you love me

You kissed me and held me 

Neon signs were shining bright
And in the street lights you turned away
I saw your shadow was fading away
Well, I lost you all of a sudden

Good-bye my love, I love you too so
Before you went away, I didn't know
Memories awake, only in my dream
When I think I lost them, they all come back to me

You said that you love me
Looked at me softly
You kissed me and held me all night so tight
I know what you're feeling
I know what you're dreaming
All that you feel and everything in your mind

The memories are so clear
So many good years 
Sweet ones I hold dear
Can't hold back the tears
I need you by my side
These feelings I can't hide
So don't walk away, boy
Baby won't you bring back

You said that you love me

You kissed me and held me 

Love me...

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: tiger YAMATO is reo nagumo, one of the charter artists of the 
 beatmania series.

================
5R. Macho Gang =
================

Artist: ANAL SPYDER
Genre: Tribe House*
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   5
STD: 7   7
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: These steps follow the music at first with the percussion.  
 Once the noise really starts, you get medium-sized streams.  As the song 
 progresses to the end, you get an increasing number of double steps in 
 the streams, until the streams are nothing but jumps.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX substream
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Version 2
Artist Notes: ANAL SPYDER is Keiichi Ueno, also known as "DJ Swan", who did 
 gentle stress and THE CUBE, both featured in DDRMAX USA.

=================
5S. MAKE A JAM! =
=================

Artist: U1
Genre: Reggae
BPM: 124

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: It's mostly just small streams with a few double steps thrown 
 in, and at a relatively easy tempo, you'll find this song won't give you too 
 many pains if you're experienced enough.

---

Lyrics:

Dreamin', dreamin', groovin'
If you know what I mean, it's movin' on the scene, alright?

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

Wadadadekodo wadadanding
Churip pip pip pip pip pipiboskin

Trinda yo, she's a friend of mine
Catch up your own, if your body's of size

Know every size and ship on stamina
To make it all look cool and bubbly wine
Rational ma boy

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

A little this, a little that
A little for you baby, where I'm comin' at.

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

A little this, a little that
A little for you baby, where I'm comin' at, OY!

Don't gimme chop
Don't gimme rap
Give me the sound with lyric gonna shout

Wadadading wadadanding
Churip pip pip pip pip pipiboskin

Yo! Churipibo, ripibing, churipiboskin!
Wadadadadading!
Mino sidosido mino sidosido!

Mino sidosido!

Now, I'm telling you this, mayors!
I don't rap, bonjobi, I want some!

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

Boom, shakakak
Open the frock
Kiss and make up then you make one ta drop!

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

Wangdang a bodirobidubbadai
Now you see me cause you wanna friend my boy!

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

A little that, you give me that because you OY!


---

First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix Link Version (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: U1-ASAMI is the sound director for most of the console versions 
 of DDR in Japan.  He's also composed several tunes for use in the game, some 
 of which are remixes of popular songs under the alias 2MB.

====================
5T. Make Your Move =
====================

Artist: good-cool feat. JP miles
Genre: Funk*
BPM: 120

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   9

Heavy Notes: Well, I hope you like long streams.  At the beginning, you'll 
 face some shorties with sixteenths thrown in to spice it up, and then come 
 two of the longer streams in DDR history.  Fortunately, there's almost no 
 turning and it's at a relatively slow pace.

---

Lyrics:

(ohh.. yeah, make your move)
(ohh.. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Make your move
C'mon now baby, make your move
Don't be a fool
The move I make depends on you
Yeah, you see
I give it every single part of me
And somehow
You've got to show me some kind of action, now

So
Go make your move, baby
Go make your move, somehow
Go make your move, on me
I need to see some action, now

Go make your move, baby
Go make your move, somehow
Go make your move, on me
I need to see some action, now

(ohh.. yeah, make your move)

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: See 19, November for info on good-cool.  JP miles is the 
 vocalist for this song.

====================
5U. MAXX UNLIMITED =
====================

Artist: Z
Genre: Techno
BPM: 150-320

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 6   6
STD: 8   8
HVY: 10  10

Play Notes: The banner MAX 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 and 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.

---

First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA
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 MAXIMIZER in DDR Extreme USA.

=================
5V. Monkey Punk =
=================

Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Rock/Alternative
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: While fast, the song is very simple, and the steps reflect 
 that, with only small streams to follow the lyrics and guitar.

---

Lyrics: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea.

====================
5W. MY SUMMER LOVE =
====================

Artist: mitsu-O! with GEILA
Genre: Island Pop
BPM: 100

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   5
HVY: 9   8

Heavy Notes: A slow nine-footer?  The reason will become apparent.  From the 
 beginning, you'll have some slow streams in the verse, some turning, and a 
 few doubles in streams.  Once the melody starts, you'll have sixteenths 
 thrown in on the "Summer love, oh-la!" part.  Sometimes three, sometimes 
 two, sometimes five.  Of course, the real difficulty of this song is apparent 
 once you hit the bridge, which is just a long stream of sixteenths, with a 
 small break in the middle.  The only way you can get this one is to practice, 
 and try to memorize the steps if you can.  After the bridge, it's just more 
 of the same on the melody.

---

Lyrics:

(mmm, who's that boy standing there? 
I think I want to get to know him)

Started as boys and girls, one day making news
We spoke and then we knew something very new
Sodas to tropical juice, I knew it was true
Tonight the perfect moon will shine on

Summer love oh-la
I can feel my heart beating
Summer love oh-la
The temperature is uprising
Summer love oh-la... la!
Tell me what we are feeling
Summer love oh-la
I know I'm in love with you boy

(doo doo doodoo doodoo dooledoodoo ooh hoo)

When I'm in the air, jump
No need to fear, jump
Jump into this love
No need to stop now
Feel the carnival
Join the festival
Stomp and stomp your feet
To the rhythm now

Summer love oh-la
Can you feel my heart beating
Summer love oh-la
A rhythm is high repeating
Summer love oh-la...la!
Tell me your love is reaching
Summer love oh-la
I know I'm in love with you boy

---

First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDRMAX USA
Artist Notes: mitsu-O! is a Naoki psuedonym and Geila Zilkha is the song's 
 vocalist.

==========
5X. R10K =
==========

Artist: tiger YAMATO
Genre: Rave*
BPM: 96-204

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   9

Play Notes: The song starts at 96, then goes to 204, then back to 96, then 
 204 again, then back to 96.  The changes occur abruptly in the song.

Heavy Notes: The speed changes are especially difficult to read on Heavy, 
 since you're playing with lousy slow steps with lots of chaos, the jump 
 can be surprising.  Thankfully, the fast parts are pretty easy once you 
 get underway.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See LUV TO ME for info on tiger YAMATO.
Misc. Notes: One of the literal predecessors of this song, R3, is in DDR 
 Konamix.

==============
5Y. Red Room =
==============

Artist: Jesper Kyd
Genre: Big Beat
BPM: 120

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: There's a quick stop in the song about 3/4ths through.

Heavy Notes: This moderately-slow song has plenty of sixteenths on Heavy, 
 but for the most part, they're alternating, so don't expect steps that are 
 too crazy.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Istanbul CafÈ.

======================================
5Z. RIDE ON THE LIGHT (HI GREAT MIX) =
======================================

Artist: Mr.T
Genre: Power Fusion*
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   7
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: Plenty of long streams with crossovers, but not much else.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See fly through the night.

================
5AA. route 80s =
================

Artist: samplingmasters MEGA
Genre: Noisy*
BPM: 122-244

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   9

Play Notes: The song goes 122 to 244, and does it three times.  These are 
 even tougher to spot than R10K's jumps.

Heavy Notes: The slow parts are lousy with chaos, following the strange 
 lyrics and beats in the song.  The fast parts are simple in comparison, and 
 they'd better be, going so fast.

---

Lyrics:

Attention!

Do you really think love can save you?
Attention!

Love is the movie and you are the star

Do it, do it (yeah yeah yeah)
Do it, do it
Attention!

Love is the movie and you are the star

Attention! Attention!
Love is the movie and you are the star

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: MEGA is Shinji Hosoe, a beatmania artist with a few songs to 
 his name.

===============
5BB. starmine =
===============

Artist: Ryu
Genre: Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 182

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   5
STD: 6   7
HVY: 8   9

Heavy Notes: Like most of the beatmania tunes in this mix, the steps dutifully 
 follow the music, which can be pretty harrowing with this happy-go-lucky 
 tune.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Ryu is Ryutaro Nakahara, a beatmania artist with a small 
 number of tunes to his name.

=========================================================
5CC. THE BIG VOYAGER (INFINITE PRAYER REINTERPRETATION) =
=========================================================

Artist: L.E.D.
Genre: Goa Trance*
BPM: 147

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 6   7
HVY: 8   9

Heavy Notes: Again, the steps focus around the music.  You'll find that 
 will lead to some gallops and some syncopating sixteenth steps.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style (JP PS2)
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess.
Misc. Notes: As the subtitle says, this basically takes instrumentation and 
 setups from INFINITE PRAYER and reworks it into a new song.

======================
5DD. V (for EXTREME) =
======================

Artist: TAKA
Genre: Progressive*
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 6   5
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: There are a lot of steps in this song.  There are a few gallops, 
 but they pale once the song gets underway.  You have sixteenths in the main 
 string sections, and a rather long crossover stream in the piano section.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: See "A" for my info on dj TAKA.
Misc. Notes: The "for EXTREME" tag means that this is a shortened version of 
 the original IIDX song designed for DDR Extreme.  V is short for Vivaldi, 
 as in, the famous baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi.  The original piece this 
 work is based on is from The Four Seasons, Concerto No.4 in F Minor, revision 
 297, "Winter".

==============
5EE. VJ Army =
==============

Artist: good-cool
Genre: All Mix*
BPM: 135-160

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   2
STD: 7   6
HVY: 9   9

Play Notes: The speed starts at about 150 or so, then picks up to 160 in the 
 middle, then drops down to 135 for the end.

Heavy Notes: The first section is odd chaos that follows the music.  The 
 second is short streams, and the third is slightly longer streams with 
 double steps in them.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See 19, November for info on good-cool.

******************************************************************************
6. UNLOCKABLE SONGS
******************************************************************************

These are the songs that are hidden and you can unlock them if you fulfil the 
proper conditions.  You don't have to pay extra for these, or anything.  
They're all Konami Originals.

=================
6A. .59 - remix =
=================

UNLOCK: Pass Red Room and Istanbul CafÈ on Heavy.

Artist: Jesper Kyd
Genre: Big Beat
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: Most of this song is streams with doubles thrown into them to 
 match the rhythm.  For the few parts where you hear the classic .59 piano, 
 the steps will follow the piano itself.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Istanbul CafÈ.
Misc. Notes: The original .59, by dj TAKA, can be found in DDR Konamix, 
 DDR Ultramix, and DDR Extreme USA.

========
6B. G2 =
========

UNLOCK: Play 200 Songs OR pass the Challenge "Extra 1"

Artist: Aya
Genre: Drum'N'Bass*
BPM: 

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT:    
STD:    
HVY:10   

Play Notes: 

Heavy Notes: COMING SOON

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Aya Sakuma has a few songs to her name in the beatmania series.

========================
6C. GYRUSS (FULL TILT) =
========================

UNLOCK: Play 50 Songs

Artist: JT.1Up
Genre: Arcade Remix*
BPM: 130-170

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: The song starts at 130, then once the percussion starts picking 
 up, it will increase to 170.  Then, once the melody really gets going, it'll 
 drop back down to about 150.

Heavy Notes: Most of the song is populated with streams and crossovers.  Late 
 in the song are a bunch of delayed jumps to match the "orchestra" hits.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: The rumor I've heard is that JT.1Up works directly for Konami 
 of Hawaii.
Misc. Notes: This is a remix of the main song of Gyruss, an old old Konami 
 arcade shooter (as if the background video didn't make that obvious).  The 
 Gyruss tune itself is based off "Tocatta and Fugue in D minor" by Johann 
 Sebastian Bach.

==============================
6D. i feel... (T.O.Y. Remix) =
==============================

UNLOCK: Access the Credits through the Options menu and score over 12000 on 
 the Credits mini-game.

Artist: T.O.Y.
Genre: Trance*
BPM: 141

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Watch out in the beginning for a series of gallops.  Most of the 
 song after that is relatively simple streams and crossovers that follow 
 the music.  The end will throw in a few sixteenths at the end of streams, so 
 stay sharp.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Part of "A Different Drum", T.O.Y. is Volker Lotz of Germany.  
 The original "i feel.." is by Akira Yamaoka, composer of Konami's Silent 
 Hill series.  He's also contributed a lot of music to the beatmania series, 
 as well.
Misc. Notes: The original "i feel..." can be found in DDRMAX2 USA and DDR 
 Extreme USA.

=================================
6E. In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) =
=================================

UNLOCK: Play 100 Songs

Artist: Midihead
Genre: Progressive Trance*
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 7   7
HVY: 9   9

Heavy Notes: Lots and lots of sixteenths clusters are what makes this song 
 what it is.  Near the end, they'll start throwing the clusters together.  
 Those complicated-looking runs are actually sets of three sixteenths, so 
 don't panic when they show up.

---

Lyrics:

Your eyes make me free
Tenshi no sei mitsumete
Your eyes make me free
Me o tojikashita

Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de
Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo
Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de
Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo

In my eyes...

In my eyes...

In my eyes...

In my eyes...

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: You can go down to "In My Eyes" to find that this song is 
 originally by Akira Yamaoka.  Midihead is the (shy, I guess) founder of the 
 project: Monolithic.
Misc. Notes: The original In My Eyes is in Song Pack #1.

=================================
6F. MAKE A JAM! (Dub/House Mix) =
=================================

UNLOCK: Pass MAKE A JAM! on Light, Standard, and Heavy

Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Dub/House*
BPM: 124

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   6
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: This song is mostly streams, with some double steps thrown in 
 for flavor.  Watch for a little bit of chaos, such as where the weird-
 sounding brass comes in.

---

Lyrics:

Dreamin', dreamin'
Dreamin', dreamin' 
Alright?

(dance hall king, dance hall king)

(dance hall king, dance hall king)

Every size and ship on stamina
To make it all look cool and bubbly wine
Rational ma boy

Make the bumping
Make the bumping
Make the bump...(etc.)

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

Don't gimme chop
Don't gimme rap
Give me the sound with lyric gonna shout

Yo! Churipibo, ripibing, churipiboskin!
Mino sidosido mino sidosido!

Now, I'm telling you this, mayors!
I don't rap, bonjobi, I want some!

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

(dance hall king, dance hall king)

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

Wangdang a bodirobidubbadai
Now you see me cause you wanna friend my boy!

Make the bumping, quit the whining
Make the moving with the dance hall king

A little that, you give me that because you OY!

(dance hall king, dance hall king, dance hall king)

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea.  See MAKE A JAM! for 
 info on U1, the original writer of this song.

================================
6G. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) =
================================

UNLOCK: Score a AAA OR pass MAXX UNLIMITED on Heavy

Artist: Jondi & Spesh
Genre: Hardcore Techno/Trance*
BPM: 140-320

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 6   6
STD: 8   9
HVY:10  10

Play Notes: The song carries on at a MAX's normal 300 for the most part, 
 except for somewhere near the middle, where it drops for a couple of measure 
 to the 140, then closes out at 320.

Heavy Notes: Some say this is harder than MAXX UNLIMITED and beyond.  I'd 
 say it's comparable.  If you've played both MAX 300 and MAXX UNLIMITED, the 
 steps should be familiar, since it's kind of a split between the two.  Be 
 very careful about losing your stamina in the opener, because there are a lot 
 of doubles in the beginning, which can drain you easily.  And of course, I'd 
 be lynched if I neglected to mention the end, which is a bunch of short to 
 long to giant streams.  Fortunately, most of these streams alternate feet, 
 which is markedly easier than stepping around the pad.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Jondi & Spesh are part of the group Loˆq Records.  Naturally, 
 this tune was made specifically for this mix.
Misc. Notes: To be perfectly honest, this song seems to take more from MAXX 
 UNLIMITED than it does from MAX 300...

======================
6H. Midnight Special =
======================

UNLOCK: Play 20 Songs

Artist: Love Machineguns
Genre: Ska*
BPM: 182

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   6
STD: 5   7
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Only a little bit of chaos, but a ton of streams, and at a fast 
 pace.  The end guitar riff is one big stream to wear you down to the finish.

---

Lyrics:

In the furry air, you've gotta learn how to survive
'Cause you never know when it's your turn to take a dive

Do we go, do we stay
With your eyes in the back of your head?

You never know if you'll be alive or be dead

That is why
Always carry
You go, your midnight special

Never leave
Are we there, we
Always better with a midnight special

Hit the dock
On the street
Never know
Who you're gonna meet

Jump up there
You've got lovely hands
And sooooooouuuuul

---

First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 3rd Mix
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Love Machineguns is Toshio Sakurai, Hideyuki Ono, and Yuei 
 Uematsu, all of whom are heavily involved in the Guitar Freaks and drummania 
 series.  The song is sung by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein.

=============
6I. TOE JAM =
=============

UNLOCK: Pass Baile Le Samba, La Cucaracha, and Monkey Punk on Heavy 

Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Bluegrass
BPM: 112-160

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   5
STD: 6   6
HVY: 9   9

Play Notes: The song starts at 112, then picks up a little bit once the beat 
 starts going, then goes up to 160 once the percussion really kicks in.

Heavy Notes: When it's slow, you'll step the banjo, mostly, with its chaotic 
 playing.  As the song speeds up, you'll play more and more normal streams, 
 but there's still a bit of chaos to be had between the banjo and fiddle.

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea.  This particular song 
 was written by Ryan Shupe, Craig Miner, and Chuck Myers.

==============
6J. ZERO-ONE =
==============

UNLOCK: Score a AA

Artist: Mr.T
Genre: Electroshock*
BPM: 160

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 9   9

Heavy Notes: Like most of the Mr.T songs on this mix, you'll once again be 
 stepping most of the melody.  The steps will break off to match the 
 percussion at certain points, which may include sixteenths.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See fly through the night.

******************************************************************************
7. SONG PACK SONGS (1-6)
******************************************************************************

These are the songs that are also available for download on the original 
Ultramix.  If you have both of the Ultramix games, be sure to download the 
songs through the first Ultramix if you wish to play them on both games.

=================
7A. SP1 - Abyss =
=================

Artist: dj TAKA
Genre: Intelligence*
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 2   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   7

Play Notes: About halfway through this song is a stop that lasts two measures.

Heavy Notes: There are plenty of long streams in this song, and there are 
 also lots of gallops, although the gallops are pretty standalone.  Make sure 
 you're watching to see what's a gallop and what's a straight eighth.  There's 
 only one spot that requires turning, and that's a medium-length stream near 
 the end.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX USA
Artist Notes: See "A"

=============================
7B. SP1 - BURNIN' THE FLOOR =
=============================

Artist: NAOKI
Genre: Euro Groove*
BPM: 155

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: The streams don't get very long, and there's no turning 
 involved.  Probably the only tricky part is the bridge, where the steps 
 follow the synthesizer hits.

---

Lyrics:

(Look out on the dancefloor)
(It's waiting for you)
It's time to burn

Burn, burn, burn's the fix
And tell me, do you really wanna roll with this
The heat is on, it's time to move
So where you know just what to do
The temperatures rising, no way out
Going too far, can't stop now
So let me know if you feel it, too
When the fire gets inside of you

Where have, you been all of my life
I've been, looking for you
I wanna dance through, dark into the daylight with you
I wanna burn!
Burn, burn burn, the world right
The rhythm's hard to ignore
Set up a big fire
I just don't care anymore!

Let's make it special, on a dance floor
I can read the signs, but I can't use the lore
Let's get it up, 'cause now's the time
I really wanna make you mine tonight 
Let's put in the fight
You and me, on a fantasy
And if you really wanna learn, I'm gonna show you how to burn

Burn, burn, burn, you burn me
You body's talking to mine (you burn me)
Sizzling sensation, our bodies like it in time (oh yeah!)
You know we gonna burn, burn, burn the fire, they don't make it anymore (talk
 to me)
Fire in big waves, yeah. I've got you burning the floor
Burnin' the floor!
Burnin' the floor!

---

First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki.  Vocals are by Robbie Danzie and 
 Aaron G.

========================================
7C. SP1 - Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix) =
========================================

Artist: Mr.T with Motoaki.F
Genre: 12 Beat*
BPM: 166

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
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.  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.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA
Artist Notes: See fly through the night for info on Mr. T.  Motoaki Furukawa is 
 the original composer of this, which is a classic tune from Gradius II, from 
 the level of the same name.

======================
7D. SP1 - In My Eyes =
======================

Artist: riewo
Genre: Trance*
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   6

Heavy Notes: This song likes its freeze arrows, but it won't try to trip you 
 up like some of these other freeze-happy songs.  Beyond that, you'll find 
 mostly simple streams.

---

Lyrics:

Your eyes make me free
Tenshi no sei mitsumete
Your eyes make me free
Me o tojikashita
In my eyes
Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de
In your eyes
Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo
In my eyes
Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de
In your eyes
Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo
In my eyes...

In my eyes...

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: riewo is Akira Yamaoka, the song composer for Konami's Silent 
 Hill game series.  He's also done plenty of work for beatmania.

=========================
7E. SP1 - Mind Parasite =
=========================

Artist: TOMOSUKE
Genre: Goa Trance
BPM: 145

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: This song is mostly simple streams from beginning to end.  The 
 end third or so has streams that end in double steps.

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX 2nd Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Tomosuke Funaki is a BEMANI artist with his roots in beatmania.

=============================
7F. SP2 - AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL =
=============================

Artist: 8bit
Genre: Tribal*
BPM: 200

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 9   9

Heavy Notes: One pain of a nine-footer.  The streams can get pretty long (up 
 to sixteen notes long), and they'll include turning regularly, including 
 full spins.  Nothing truly special, just a lot of it, and at a fast tempo, 
 too...

---

Lyrics:

(Hai aleelokuwala beeyaka Haiaiaiai)
(Jawa bala Jawa bala)
(Hai aleelokuwala beeyaka Haiaiaiai)

LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA!
Jambalay!
Jeeerah!
Jambalay!
Hey, vibe!  Hey, hey, vibe!  Ha!  Brrrrah!
Hey, vibe! (Heyleypolay!)  Hey, hey, vibe!  Ha!  Brr...

Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!
Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!
Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!
Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY!

Hey, vibe!

Da! Daaaah!

Eylay, ohlay, ohlay, ohlay

LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA!
Jeeerah!

Ha!  Brrrrah!
Heyleypolay!

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: 8bit is a psuedonym for Naoki (info in the FAQ).
Misc. Notes: The original to this remix, "AFRONOVA", is in DDR USA and 
 DDRMAX2 USA.

====================
7G. SP2 - FIRE DUB =
====================

Artist: ASLETICS
Genre: Dub*
BPM: 85

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: Lots of freezes and sixteenth notes in this slow song.  Be very 
 careful.  You'll need some practice runs to follow the song properly.

---

Lyrics:

Push the tempest by
Wh
Wh w,wh
Wh
Wh
Why?

Why?

Wh wh
Wh
Wh
Why?

1, 2, 3
Why?

1, 1
1, 2, 3

You...... wh wh wh, wh
Why?

Why?

Why?

Why?

I don't want no ice cream love
Girl can't you
Don't want no ice cream love
Girl can't you, I
Don't want no ice cream love
Girl can't you see
Don't wan, don't wan, don't
I don't want no ice cream love
Girl can't you
Don't want no ice cream love
Girl can't you I
Don't want no ice cream love
Girl can't you
Don't want no
Don't want no
Don't want no Why? why?
Don't want no Why? why?
See see Why?
See see
Why?

---

First Appearance: beatmania 7th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See Hit 'n' Slap

=========================
7H. SP2 - Midnite Blaze =
=========================

Artist: U1 Jewel Style
Genre: Euro Beat
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: Whenever they play the euro-synth keyboard notes, you'll find 
 yourself stepping to those notes.  The rest is just streams, some pretty 
 long.  There are several points that would suggest you turn, but I don't 
 think you should, because this will put you in a lousy position to tackle 
 the rest of the streams.

---

Lyrics:

Stole my heart on the dance floor
No way, can't leave no more
What am I supposed to do without you
Make you mine is all I wanna do

Step by step as I approach
I say to myself I need a coach
I know you can read my mind
You're the best that a man can find

I'll be your midnite blaze
Brighter than the moon and stars
Guide you thru the cave of love

I'm gonna dance till the morning
Takes my place to shine the way
When you see the light is not from me
You know it's too late

All nite long you take the lead
Stay with me you're all I need
Please make this moment last
Time is running really fast

Something tells me you must go
Why? I need to know
Do you think we will meet again?
If not my future'll never begin

I'll be your midnite blaze
Brighter than the moon and stars
Guide you thru the cave of love

I'm gonna dance till the morning sunbeam
Takes my place to shine the way
When you see the light is not from me
Told you it's too late

Baby it's too late
Baby it's too late
Baby it's too late

---

First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDRMAX USA
Artist Notes: See MAKE A JAM! for info on U1.

========================
7I. SP2 - OUTER LIMITS =
========================

Artist: L.E.D.-G
Genre: Hardcore Breakbeats*
BPM: 85-342

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   5
STD: 7   8
HVY:10  10

Play Notes: It starts out at the 85 bpm, then it jams up to 342.  About 
 halfway through, it slows back down, then speeds back up.

Heavy Notes: Well, what's to say.  It's a ten-footer.  I will say that the 
 streams are pretty easy, compared to MAX 300, but the sheer speed of the 
 song can tire you out quickly.

---

Lyrics:

And torture
And destroy!

Just feel alright yeah....
It's callin' out....
Just feel alright yeah....
Just feel alright yeah....
And torture
And destroy!

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style (JP PS2)
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess

===============================
7J. SP2 - SOMETHING WONDERFUL =
===============================

Artist: L.E.D.
Genre: Epic Trance*
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   5
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Ugh.  Such a great song, and they give it such whacked-out 
 steps.  You really need to see it to understand it.  I'll just say that there 
 are tons of oddly placed freezes, several sixteenths leading to freezes, and 
 steps that don't follow the melody.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style (JP PS2)
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess

===================
7K. SP3 - ANALYZE =
===================

Artist: B.BANDJ
Genre: Hip Hop*
BPM: 93

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5 
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: This song will play lots of tricks on you with freeze arrows.  
 One of the favorites is two sixteenths into a freeze, then jumping off 
 immediately into two sixteenths.  You'll have to do this song several times 
 to get all the quirks down.

---

Lyrics:

Analyze...

Analyze...
1998 Autumn
I saw the phantom
It had the venom
Got it from Saturn
This car burns
Then I felt
It was like a miniature sun
Makin' my home melt
I can't describe the pain I felt
So I went face to face
With this gigantic demon
I tried to see him
I tried to hear him
I tried to smell him
The closer I got
The less I could see
Illusions ya see
Breaks make him become reality
Blinded by the coal dust
My ex girl had the
Gold rush
Ya can't trust
So long as you didn't
Go through the flames
With ma man Biff
I've 20 carrots
And donkey went after the carrots
Women be like that sometimes
Going after what they want (Analyze...)
Not what they need (Analyze...)
It's the greed at the root of the tree (Analyze...)
That make the fruit less juicy
The girl has less taste (Analyze)
An' she'll know when she's 15
Keep breakin' barriers
We break barriers
Across water
Like a aircraft carrier

We break barriers
Be full speedorama
To make the beat heavier
Keep breakin' barriers
We break barriers
Across water
Like a aircraft carrier

We break barriers
Be full speedorama
To make the beat heavier

Keep breakin' barriers

---

First Appearance: beatmania CORE REMIX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: B.BANDJ is a vocalist who's only composed this and one other 
 song for beatmania, although he's done the vocals for several others.

==========================================
7L. SP3 - BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 2002 =
==========================================

Artist: DIVAS
Genre: R&B*
BPM: 96

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: Wow.  Lotsa freeze arrows.  Who woulda guessed?  For the most 
 part, you'll find this song follows the lyrics and music with the steps, and 
 that includes sixteenths.  The tricks with freezes aren't as severe, however, 
 as ANALYZE.

---

Lyrics:

Gimme your love, give it to me
Give me that good love
Baby, gimme your love
I'm the one you should give your love to

Take a look into this bedroom, my love
Can't you clearly see, I'd give you more than time
You call me friend, but you can best believe
I want to reveal, there is more to me
When late at night, you phone, I need, to groan, about someone else
Done you wrong, and left you low

I said, don't worry love (don't you worry, baby)
I'm here, for you (Don't you fret)
But what I'm gonna say is I'm the one you should pursue

Baby, gimme your love, give it to me, give me that good love
Baby, gimme your love, I'm the one you should give your love to
Baby, gimme your love, give me your love, give me your love
Sweet, sweet love
Gimme your love, I'm the one you should give your love to

Why is it you can't see, what is right here, right here in front of you
I'm the one, and this is where you should be
I'm the one you should give your love to

Baby, baby, give me your lovin'
I'm the one who ought to get your good love
Gimme your love, gimme you love
Baby, baby, give me your love

(Give me love)

---

First Appearance: beatmania 7th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: This is the same DIVAS as Secret Rendez-vous, a Naoki alias.  
 Robbie Danzie does the vocals.

=========================
7M. SP3 - BATTLE BREAKS =
=========================

Artist: DJ TAKAWO
Genre: V.R.D.J Skills*
BPM: 112

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: The steps follow the lyrics mostly, not that it helps you, since 
 the lyrics are pretty nuts.  Once again, you'll find more than plenty of 
 freeze arrows, so pay close attention to the setup.

---

Lyrics:

Baddest DJ on 2 turntables

Word up

Baddest DJ on 2 turntables

Baddest D
DJ

Baddest
D
J
2 turntables

Say turn it up

Lemme hear you say
Say turn it up

Say turn it up

Say turn it up
Baddest baddest
D
J

Hey

Hey

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Baddest DJ
Baddest DJ
Baddest
D
J
J
On
On 2 turntables

Thank you, thank you....

---

First Appearance: beatmania Append 5th Mix (JP PS1)
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: TAKAWO is a BEMANI artist who's done a lot for the more odd 
 beatmania versions.

=========================
7N. SP3 - DYNAMITE RAVE =
=========================

Artist: NAOKI
Genre: Speed Rave*
BPM: 150

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 5   5
STD: 7   6
HVY: 9   8

Heavy Notes: This song will definitely wear you down if you're not used to 
 catas.  It has everything a good cata should, though: long streams, 
 sixteenths thrown in, double steps on some of the shorter streams, and 
 chaos.  At the beginning, you'll have to deal with some syncopation, as the 
 first four notes are on the eighth-note beat, the next three are off, and the 
 last two aren't, and that keeps up for several measures.  Once the verse 
 starts, you'll have eighths with groups of three sixteenths regularly thrown 
 in.  You'll get a bit of a respite from sixteenths once you get to the 
 chorus, but those are replaced with doubles-in-streams, and long streams, 
 then back to the second verse for more sixteenths, and then back to the 
 chorus for more long streams and doubles.  Good luck to you.

---

Lyrics:

1, 2, 3, 4
Dynamite Rave!

Come on everybody! 
(go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go)
And get on the floor, yeah

Techno, rave
It's time to make a stand
and pave the way
Some might say
Let it go
Stay with the flow
Stay on beat
Move your feet
On concrete
Or on the dance floor
You want more
Then I'll give you more
If it's too hardcore
Let me know
I'll stop the show
Then bring it back
To be exact
At 12 o'clock
Rock the spot
It's too damn hot
They told me so
Dynamite rave
It's on the down low
Use your inner glow
To make a move
Show and prove
The man with the lisp
Sounds so crisp
When you can see me 
On TV
On the radio
Here me blow

I don't wanna give up
We're gonna have a party
Have a really great time
Yeah Yeah!
Just feel the heat
Listen to the music
and feel that beat

C'mon, get up
C'mon, c'mon
Let me hear ya
Let me hear ya

C'mon, get up
C'mon, c'mon
Let me hear ya
Let me hear ya

Jump jump
Do your thing
This be the bomb
Try to sing
Narrator king
Spread your wings
Make your head ring 
To this song
All night long
Jack your body
To this party
Feel the pain
When you strain
Don't refrain
Please don't stop 
Until you drop

I don't wanna give up
We're gonna have a party
Have a really great time
Yeah Yeah!
Just feel the heat
Listen to the music
and feel that beat, yeah!

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: Information on NAOKI is in the FAQ.
Misc. Notes: You can find the "Down Bird SOTA Mix" of this song on DDRMAX USA.

===================
7O. SP3 - NEMESIS =
===================

Artist: DJ SETUP
Genre: Techno*
BPM: 164

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   8

Play Notes: This is a particularly long song (over two minutes), but it's made 
 up for by the fact that you have about fifteen seconds of near dead time 
 (only a freeze or a double step)

Heavy Notes: The first half is particularly difficult, with lots of gallops 
 and sixteenths.  Once you pass the dead time, it's pretty easy, just gallops 
 and streams.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: DJ SETUP is an alias for dj TAKA (see "A")

================================
7P. SP4 - AM-3P (303 BASS MIX) =
================================

Artist: KTz (remixed by U1)
Genre: Techno Bass
BPM: 130

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 5   6
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Much of the beginning of this song, and some of the end, has 
 you following the rhythm with triplets followed by two eighths.  Near the 
 middle, you'll take on seven-note-long streams, and later the same streams, 
 only with double steps in the beginning of them.  Watch carefully near the 
 end for some lousy off-beats thrown into the streams.

---

Lyrics:

Start the revolution!

Kansai steppu!
Kansai steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Kyushu steppu!

The revolution!
Oh, baby!
The revolution!

Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!
Nagoya steppu!

---

First Appearance: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: KTz is a Naoki psuedonym specifically used for AM-3P.  See 
 "MAKE A JAM!" for info on U1.
Misc. Notes: The original AM-3P is featured in DDR USA, DDRMAX USA, and 
 DDRMAX2 USA, and the "AM EAST" Challenge Remix is in DDRMAX2 USA.

==================================
7Q. SP4 - MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX) =
==================================

Artist: RE-VENGE
Genre: Festival
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   6
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Basically a stripped-down version of MATSURI JAPAN (see below).  
 It somewhat alternates between eighth notes and gallops.  In the middle, 
 you'll find double steps in the streams which can complicate matters.

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX 2nd Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is the same as RevenG.  See exotic ethnic.
Misc. Notes: It should be noted that this song technially preceded the MATSURI 
 JAPAN that we all know and love.

=========================
7R. SP4 - MATSURI JAPAN =
=========================

Artist: RE-VENGE
Genre: Festival
BPM: 180

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 9   8

Heavy Notes: Here's an old favorite.  It's definitely a challenging nine-
 footer if you don't have stamina or the concept of gallops down.  There are a 
 LOT of gallops in this song.  The whole first several measures is all 
 gallops.  Once the music gets going, you have normal streams followed by a 
 couple of gallops, and that goes on for a while.  Once the whistling picks 
 up, then you'll have eight-note streams followed by six-note streams for a 
 long time, then more gallops, then the break (huff, huff), then pretty much 
 gallops followed by a long stream repeatedly for the remainder of the song.

---

First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDRMAX USA
Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is the same as RevenG.  See exotic ethnic.
Misc. Notes: The normal way to write this song is with the kanji for 
 "matsuri", which a generic word meaning "festival".

=====================
7S. SP4 - MOBO*MOGA =
=====================

Artist: Orange Lounge
Genre: French Pop*
BPM: 172

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Several small streams.  Some of them require you to crossover.  
 Mostly the steps follow the music, with eighth notes coming in off the beat.

---

Lyrics: 

par la fenetre de ta fiat 500
tu me regardius et je t'ai vu
tes gout semblanit parfait

on s'est compris tout de suite a fond
et des rendez-vous de la nuit
parfois on s'attend sous la pluie
et tout, c'etait miracle

la musique !
les yeux dans les yeux
nos histoires romantiques
on commence tous les deux

pres de moi?

English Translation:

From the window of your fiat 500
you were looking at me and I saw you
Your taste seems perfect

We understood each other right away completely
and night-time rendez-vous/meets.
Sometimes they wait for each other under the rain
And all of it, it was a miracle.

The music!
gazing into each other's eyes
our romantic stories
It starts with both of us

Close to me...

Credit for the lyrics goes to the DDRMX forums.  I'm told these are not 
entirely correct, so any French-speaking people out there who wish to lend a 
hand, please do so.

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: Tomosuke Funaki is a Konami Original artist from beatmania.  
 Shizue Tokui is the vocalist in this song, and the two of them together are 
 Orange Lounge.

=========================
7T. SP4 - What is Love? =
=========================

Artist: TOMOSUKE
Genre: House*
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 6   7

Heavy Notes: Quite simple, really.  The hardest part is the sometimes 
 lengthy streams, with no crossovers, and some steps with freezes mixed in.

---

First Appearance: beatmania 7th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See MIND PARASITE for info on TOMOSUKE.

======================
7U. SP5 - GET IT ALL =
======================

Artist: BRASS TRICKS
Genre: Big Band
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   5
HVY: 8   8

Heavy Notes: Kinda painful.  This song likes to follow the mostly 
 unpredictable nature of big band music.  Other times, you'll find double 
 steps in streams, and leading out of freeze arrows.  Of particular note also 
 are double taps on sixteenth notes (which follows the music, so you can see 
 them coming).

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: This is Kazuhiro Senoo, an artist who's done several DMX tunes, 
 and a bunch of Guitar Freaks and drummania tunes as well.

==================================================
7V. SP5 - Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix) =
==================================================

Artist: Hiro feat. Sweet little 30's
Genre: Swing
BPM: 63-190

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: About halfway through the second verse, the songs slows down on 
 "Lightning streak!"  At the final chorus, the song slows down again just 
 after "Nobody get in my way!"

Heavy Notes: This song's a swing song, and almost all the steps are triplets.  
 The steps aren't all that difficult, but the fast tempo can trip you up.

---

Lyrics:

I'm a cool cat making waves all over town.
When they see me coming everybody's heads turn 'round.
With my twin cam, dual exhaust, and my ragtop down.

I'm a ladies' man, just a terrible lousy freak.
I'll call your daughter, any day of the week.
With attention to the chrome, I'm a LIGHTNING STREAK!

Heaven is a '57 metallic gray!
Nobody get in my way!

Heaven is a '57 metallic gray.

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Hiro is Kazuhiro Senoo (see GET IT ALL).  Also working on this 
 tune is Hideyuki Ono.  Vocals are by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein.

====================
7W. SP5 - JANEJANA =
====================

Artist: T.E.M.P.O. feat. Mohammed & Emi
Genre: World House
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: The main feature of this tune are the long streams that carry 
 along with the driving music.  There are also a few gallops, and the end of 
 the song follows the odd beat.

---

Lyrics: Haven't got a clue.  Help!

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: T.E.M.P.O. is Tomosuke Funaki, a BEMANI artist who composes for 
 many different series.  Mohammed and Emi are the vocalists.

===================
7X. SP5 - KAKUMEI =
===================

Artist: dj TAKA with NAOKI
Genre: Orchestral*
BPM: 148

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   3
STD: 6   5
HVY: 9   9

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).

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style
DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki, and "A" 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" and "mei", which together make the word "revolution".
 No, there are no Challenge steps.  Ultramix doesn't have them.

===========================
7Y. SP5 - MEANING OF LIFE =
===========================

Artist: K.Wit feat. Gary
Genre: Hip Hop
BPM: 112

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 4   4
HVY: 6   6

Heavy Notes: Difficult for a six-footer.  The streams tend to have double-
 steps in them (common among the later song packs), as well as a few odd 
 gallops.

---

Lyrics:

So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
So what' the meaning of, meaning of, meaning of life?

Many people living life
Like they just don't know where to go
Ask the mass and get there fast
To be sure you'll reach your goal
Smiling faces, ancient places
All a mountain made to one
In this life you get one show
And your rehearsal's almost done

So what's the meaning of life?
I don't know, whatcha think about it
I try hard to contemplate the revelations
Hard times persist
While the rich are getting richer
He has got your game
Till the time to pay the fiddler

Pick up the revolution
Where we last left off
Armageddon, it is written
So you know who lost

Enemies, trippin' thieves
Try to steal the night
All the while, keep your smile
Don't give up the fight

(Live life slow)
Live it one day at a time
(It's your show)
It's your show
(Take your time)
Take your time and do it right
(Keep your smile)
Ah-ha-ha-ha

Many people living life
Like they just don't know where to go
Ask the mass and get there fast
To be sure you'll reach your goal
Smiling faces, ancient places
All a mountain made to one
In this life you get one show
And your rehearsal's almost done

So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
Dig deep
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
Dig deep
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)
So what's the meaning of life?
(I don't know, whatcha think about it)

So you wanna be the king, huh

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: K.Wit is Kazuhiro Senoo (see GET IT ALL).  Gary Adkins is the 
 vocalist.

=========================
7Z. SP6 - BAILA! BAILA! =
=========================

Artist: DANDY MINIERO
Genre: Latin Pop*
BPM: 124

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: Once again, you'll find double steps inserted into the streams, 
 but not too extremely.  Also, there are points where double steps follow the 
 music.

---

Lyrics: (coming eventually)

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: DANDY MINIERO is a Naoki alias.

============================
7AA. SP6 - BROKEN MY HEART =
============================

Artist: NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY
Genre: Hyper Euro Beat*
BPM: 160

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   6
HVY: 9   9

Heavy Notes: There are a lot of notes in this relatively long song.  You'll 
 start with some sixteenths thrown in, but that's just the beginning.  Once 
 you reach the lyrics, you'll find long streams with turns, and streams with 
 doubles thrown in.  Nothing more difficult than that, but there are a lot 
 of them.

---

Lyrics:

You've broken my heart

Boy, you've torn my live apart
Oh, right from the very start
Now, I've got to get this guy out of my head
Before I lose control, you were
The only, man to feel my love (feel my love)
Now, it's changed, and you know
That you cut me like a knife

You've broken my heart (broken my heart)
This can't be right (no, no, not right)
I'm teling you I know it's true,
That I'd die for you (die for you)
Baby, broken my heart..

Oh, no, no (oh no)

Baby, you were everything (everything)
Now you say it's over,
I know - that you won't be coming back

You've broken my heart
Torn me apart
It can't be right
Maybe I was wrong to see
The evil in you (evil in you)

Broken my heart (broken my heart)
Right from the start (yeah, from the start)
I just can't believe it's true
You throw me away (throw me away)
Baby, broke my heart..

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX USA
Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki.  Paula Terry is the vocalist that 
 Naoki generally favors to use for his eurobeat songs.

==========================
7BB. SP6 - GORGEOUS 2012 =
==========================

Artist: THE SURRENDERS
Genre: Latin Trance
BPM: 135

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   5
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Streams don't involve turning, but have double steps in them, and 
 there are a few streams that consist of only doubles.  There are a few 16th 
 step clusters, gallops, and a few tricks with freeze arrows (like jumping to 
 double steps).

---

Lyrics: (coming eventually)

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: THE SURRENDERS is a Naoki alias.

===================================================
7CC. SP6 - INFINITE PRAYER (floating flock style) =
===================================================

Artist: L.E.D. LIGHT feat. Goro
Genre: Ambient*
BPM: 120

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   8

Heavy Notes: A slower INFINITE PRAYER, but the steps are more complicated.  
 Double steps in streams (surprised?), plenty of 16th-note clusters, and 
 eighth note taps which are off the beat.

---

First Appearance: beatmania Append ClubMix (JP PS1)
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess for info on L.E.D.
Misc. Notes: The original INFINITE PRAYER can be found in DDR Ultramix.

======================
7DD. SP6 - MAD BLAST =
======================

Artist: THE INFECTION
Genre: Hardcore Metal
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   7
HVY: 8   9

Heavy Notes: A painful eight-footer, mostly due to the complication of the 
 steps, which include double steps in streams, and lots of chaos that tends to 
 follow the music.  Oh, and the speed doesn't help either.

---

First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: THE INFECTION is Kazuhiro Senoo (see GET IT ALL).

******************************************************************************
8. SONG PACK SONGS (7+)
******************************************************************************

These song packs are only available for Ultramix 2.  You cannot use them at 
all for the original Ultramix.

==============================
8A. SP7 - END OF THE CENTURY =
==============================

Artist: NO. 9
Genre: Dance Speed*
BPM: 170

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   5
STD: 7   6
HVY: 8   9

Heavy Notes: 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!

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDRMAX2 USA
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".

===========================
8B. SP7 - era (nostalmix) =
===========================

Artist: TaQ
Genre: Drum'N'Bass*
BPM: 90-180

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 8   8

Play Notes: About halfway through the song, it slows from 180 BPM to 90, then 
 speeds back up after eight measures, then goes at 180 until the end, where 
 it slows back down to 90 as you approach the last step.

Heavy Notes: The first 180 section starts with short streams, which increase 
 in length and difficulty as you progress in the song.  Nothing too manic.  
 Once you hit the slowdown, you'll face arrows that match the percussion hits.  
 Once you speed back up, you'll face long streams, with triple taps on one 
 arrow linking some of the shorter streams together.  It's a drainer.

---

First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDRMAX USA
Artist Notes: TaQ Sakihabara is a popular Konami Original artist, who's done 
 many beatmania tunes.

========================================
8C. SP7 - i feel... (Junk Circuit Mix) =
========================================

Artist: Junk Circuit
Genre: Trance
BPM: 141

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 3   3
STD: 5   6
HVY: 7   9

Heavy Notes: COMING SOON

---

Lyrics:

---

First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See the T.O.Y. Remix of this song for info on Akira Yamaoka, 
 the original composer of this tune.  Junk Circuit is an Australian group and 
 part of the "A Different Drum" label.  Formed in late 2003, they are Albert 
 Martinez, Sondrine Terez, and Anthony Banister.  For more info on their 
 legitimate work, check out junkcircuit.com

=======================
8D. SP7 - La Senorita =
=======================

Artist: CAPTAIN.T
Genre: Latin Pop
BPM: 182

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 6   6
HVY: 7   9

Heavy Notes: The main thing you'll notice about this song is that it follows 
 the music (on Heavy) pretty well.  It's basically short streams that aren't 
 always on the beat.  Probably the toughest portion of this song is right 
 before the second verse, where you'll have to go from a stream into a double 
 step.

---

Lyrics:

Sitting in the corner with a coffee cup
Reading the newspaper, not looking up
She smiles as she finds something funny there,
The sunlight shining in her hair

When she leaves you want to follow her anywhere
Her dress is too tight but you can't let her see you stare

And she's a hot one, a jalepena
Ooh la Senorita
You'll never get close enough
To la Senorita

Hora, sa fuega

You know she has a mind, she has an attitude
And she likes her space and her solitude
She'll tease you or please you, if she's feeling good
Or burn you like you knew she would

When she smiles It's like the sun shining on your face
Pulling and stretching her leather and lace

And she's a hot one, a jalepena
Ooh la Senorita
In Baja, California
Ooh la Senorita
Ooh la Senorita

Ole!

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: CAPTAIN.T is Thomas Howard Lichtenstein, more popular for the 
 Silent Hill songs and his work on Guitar Freaks.
Misc. Notes: A remix of this, called "La Senorita Virtual", is in DDR Konamix
 and DDR Ultramix.

=======================
8E. SP7 - Silent Hill =
=======================

Artist: THOMAS HOWARD
Genre: Xmas Ballad
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
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

---

First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDRMAX2 USA
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.
Misc. Notes: The "3rd christmas" Challenge Remix of this song is found in 
 DDRMAX2 USA.

******************************************************************************
9. CHALLENGE MODE
******************************************************************************

Just like the last game, this mode gives you specific (and sometimes unfair) 
challenges, where you'll play a song or part of one and fulfil certain 
requirements.

They don't mention it on the specific challenges, but it almost goes without 
saying: you'll automatically fail a challenge if your Dance Gauge empties, 
just like in normal play.

==============
9A. Practice =
==============

Challenge 1 -
Song: 19, November
Difficulty: Light
Bars: 50-68
Challenge: Get no BOOs as you play this song.

Challenge 2 -
Song: I'm In Heaven (Radio Version)
Difficulty: Light
Bars: 16-40
Challenge: Score a full combo on this section: all PERFECTs and GREATs.

Challenge 3 -
Song: Standing Still In Time
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 1-49
Options: Dance Gauge begins low.
Challenge: You must finish the song with the Dance Gauge full.  This, of 
 course, means not blowing it at the end.

Challenge 4 -
Song: Wherever You Are
Difficulty: Light
Bars: 1-55
Options: Some Poison Arrows
Challenge: Finish this song.  Watch out for blackish "Poison Arrows".  If you 
 step these, they will knock your Dance Gauge down quite a bit.

Challenge 5 -
Song: After all (Svenson & Gielen Remix Edit)
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 30-61
Options: Song speed is halved.
Challenge: Score at least 80% PERFECTs.  A lot of Challenges have a PERFECT 
 threshold, so you should really work on your Perfect Attack skills before 
 seriously attempting them.

Challenge 6 -
Song: LUV TO ME (UCCHIE'S EDITION)
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 1-64
Options: Sudden
Challenge: Full combo this song.

===========
9B. Light =
===========

Challenge 1 -
Song: FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING)
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 1-54
Options: Some Poison Arrows, Dance Gauge begins low
Challenge: Finish this song.  Again, watch for the blackish Poison Arrows.

Challenge 2 -
Song: Hit 'n' Slap
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 1-34
Options: Dance Gauge begins low, Dance Gauge will not refill
Challenge: Finish this song.

Challenge 3 -
Song: R10K
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 40-62
Options: Hidden, Reverse
Challenge: Finish this section with a full Dance Gauge.

Challenge 4 -
Song: RIDE ON THE LIGHT (HI GREAT MIX)
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 34-66
Challenge: Full combo this section and get 80% PERFECTs.

Challenge 5 -
Song: GYRUSS (FULL TILT)
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 1-64
Challenge: Get a combo no greater than 10.  You can do this one of two ways: 
 get a combo of 10, then purposely miss the next step, or try for as many 
 GOODs as you can, which will automatically break the combo, but not reduce 
 your Dance Gauge.  Either way is potentially risky.  Don't forget that a 
 double step is worth two on the combo, so if you hit a double step when your 
 combo's 9, it's over.

Challenge 6 -
Song: Sleepwalker
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-57
Options: The background music doesn't match the steps.  May as well just mute 
 the TV.
Challenge: Get one BOO, and all the rest of the song needs to be GREAT or 
 better.  Furthermore, you need to 80% PERFECTs.

==============
9C. Standard =
==============

Challenge 1 -
Song: Love Is Dreaminess
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-89
Challenge: Stepping on any double steps will automatically fail you.  You 
 must full combo the rest of the song, though.

Challenge 2 -
Song: fly through the night
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 17-48
Options: Dance Gauge begins low
Challenge: Do not go over 50% on the Dance Gauge at any point.  End this 
 section with less than 15% on the Dance Gauge.

Challenge 3 -
Song: 321STARS
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-65
Challenge: Get a combo no greater than 10.

Challenge 4 -
Song: MAXX UNLIMITED
Difficulty: Standard
Bars: 1-117
Challenge: Only step on double steps.  This will get quite harrowing near the 
 end, since it's almost chiefly double steps.

Challenge 5 -
Song: Skulk
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 20-36
Challenge: Step on any quarter note and you'll immediately fail.

Challenge 6 -
Song: In My Eyes (Midihead Remix)
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-70
Challenge: Get 90% PERFECTs.  Tough with all the sixteenths.

===========
9D. Heavy =
===========

Challenge 1 -
Song: route 80s
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-54
Options: Many Poison Arrows, 1.5x arrow speed
Challenge: Finish this song.  Stepping on a Poison Arrow immediately fails 
 you.

Challenge 2 -
Song: MY SUMMER LOVE
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-38
Options: 5x arrow speed
Challenge: Do not step on any consecutive arrows in the song, as in, don't 
 step on a Left, then another Left following it (you can if there are other 
 arrows in between, or if one's a double step).  You shouldn't run across 
 too many consecutive instances in this song, and definitely not in the 
 sixteenth section.

Challenge 3 -
Song: MAKE A JAM!
Difficulty: Light
Bars: 3-7
Options: Stealth, Dark
Challenge: Get all PERFECTs.  There are only twelve steps, though.  Up, Up, 
 Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down, then Left-Right-Left-Right in eighths.

Challenge 4 -
Song: VJ Army
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-69
Options: Boost, Phantom, Reverse
Challenge: Full combo this song, and get 85% PERFECTs.

Challenge 5 -
Song: THE BIG VOYAGER (INFINITE PRAYER REINTERPRETATION)
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-49
Challenge: Finish this song.  Stepping on any eighth note will fail you.

Challenge 6 -
Song: Macho Gang
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-49
Options: Hidden
Challenge: Finish this song.  Stepping on any double steps will fail you.

===========
9E. Extra =
===========

Challenge 1 -
Song: G2
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-82
Challenge: Full combo this song and get 90% PERFECTs.  Passing this challenge 
 will unlock G2.

Challenge 2 -
Song: TOE JAM
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-67
Challenge: Get 100 PERFECTs, 100 GREATs, and 100 GOODs.  I suggest going for 
 the GOODs, first.  You'll rack up GREATs while doing so.

Challenge 3 -
Song: LEADING CYBER
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 35-42
Options: Phantom, Dark
Challenge: Full combo this section and get 90% PERFECTs.

Challenge 4 -
Song: MAXX UNLIMITED
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 35-42
Challenge: Like Heavy 2, you cannot step any consecutive arrows of the same 
 kind.

Challenge 5 -
Song: DEAD END
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 63-67
Challenge: Score 0 Points.  This means you can't get anything better than a
 GOOD or else you're busted.  Of course, you also have to survive.

Challenge 6 -
Song: ZERO-ONE
Difficulty: Heavy
Bars: 1-65
Options: Dance Gauge will not refill
Challenge: Finish this song.  Stepping on any 16th note step will fail you.

******************************************************************************
10. OTHER MODES
******************************************************************************

Here are the other modes besides the standard Game Mode and Challenge Mode.

==================
10A. Battle Mode =
==================

This mode is similar to Game Mode, only grades will not be recorded.  However, 
you can have as many as four people playing, and can even play Versus 
Doubles if you wish.  Also, you can choose to have CPU players to play 
against.

There are two types of play in Battle Mode:

Score Battle - Play as you normally would in Game Mode.  The person with the 
 highest score wins.

Point Battle - This mode is only for two players.  Each player begins with 
 sixteen points.  Whenever a player registers a worse step than the other 
 player (for instance, Player 1 hits a step at PERFECT! and Player 2 at 
 GREAT) the lower stepping player loses a point.  When one player loses all 
 his points, the game's over.  If both players make it to the end of the song, 
 then the person with more points remaining is the winner.

=================
10B. Party Mode =
=================

This mode has several new smaller modes, kind of a catch-all for the new 
stuff.

---

Attack Mode

This is a mode for two players, or one versus a CPU opponent.  The object 
of this game is to hinder your opponent through "attacks", which you 
initiate by getting five of a particular arrow in a row.  Each arrow has a 
different effect associated with it:

Down Arrow (Attack): Your opponent's Step Zone is lowered on the screen a 
 bit.
Up Arrow (Recovery): Your Step Zone is raised on the screen a bit.
Left Arrow (Virus): You will prevent your opponent's next Attack or Recovery.
Right Arrow (Firewall): You will prevent your opponent's next Virus.

Those are for playing on the left side.  The right side flips the effects of 
the left and right arrows (for some reason).

---

Bomb Mode

Your basic "Hot Potato" mode, available for up to four players, with any 
number of CPU players.  You play as normal, except one player has the bomb.  
If that player reaches a combo of five while he has it, he'll pass the 
bomb off to another player.  If you're holding the bomb when it explodes, 
you're out of the game.  The last player left standing is the winner.

---

Quad Mode

Yep, the rumors are true.  If you have enough room, a big enough TV, and 
four pads, you can try to play Quad Mode.  I'm sure it goes without saying, 
but this mode is designed for one player only, although it may be fun to get 
a kind of round going for four people.  The difficulties for Quad Mode are 
valued at the same as they are for Double Mode.

---

Sync Mode

This is a tough mode.  There really isn't much to it, except for the fact 
that everyone's trying for a full combo.  It's a game for two to four players, 
with any number of CPU (although having them does seem useless).  Basically, 
you pick a song and play.  If anyone breaks the combo, it's game over.

===================
10C. Workout Mode =
===================

Start by selecting your weight, and then your difficulty and song.  The game 
will count the calories as you step.

At the end of your song, you'll receive a chart on your progress:

Odometer Current: Keeps track of the "miles" you've performed.
Odometer Overall: The "miles" in all your plays.
Pedometer: Total number of steps in the workout.
Workout Graph: Shows your progress over time.
Calories: Shows how many calories you burned in the last song.
Overall: Shows how many calories you've burned overall.

====================
10D. Training Mode =
====================

Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms.  You may select 
the song, the mode (Single or Double), its difficulty, and any Edit Data you 
wish.

In addition (unlike other modes of gameplay), you can set Handclap or 
Metronome being on, 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).

You can also set "Timing".  With it set to "On", you'll receive notification 
whether you're early, late, or just on the steps instead of the standard 
grades.

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 using the "Play 
Area" function below it will allow you to quickly change between the measures 
you select and the whole song.

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10E. Edit Mode =
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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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11. SECRETS
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Credits Mini-Game

Not exactly a secret, but some people seem to have trouble figuring this out.  
Go to the Options section, then access the Credits from there.  As the 
Credits roll, arrows will appear in the upper-left portion of the screen.  
Once they "fade in" and assume a color, then you can step them at basically 
any speed you wish, sort of like a "Simon Says" kind of gameplay.  If you make 
a mistake of any kind, and that includes stepping the wrong point, it will 
automatically fade to the next set of steps.  Completing steps properly will 
make your score rise.  Personally, I cheated and just used the ABXY buttons on 
the X-BOX controller to get a decent score.

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Unlockable Songs

.59 (Kyd Konami Mix) by Jesper Kyd
Unlock: Pass Istanbul CafÈ and Red Room on Heavy

G2 by Aya
Unlock: Pass 200 Songs OR pass the Challenge "Extra 1"

GYRUSS (FULL TILT) by JT.1Up
Unlock: Pass 50 Songs

i feel... (T.O.Y. Remix) by T.O.Y.
Unlock: Score 12000 in the Credits Mini-Game (see above)

In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) by Midihead
Unlock: Pass 100 Songs

MAKE A JAM! (Dub/House) by Big Idea
Unlock: Pass MAKE A JAM! on Light, Standard, and Heavy

MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) by Jondi & Spesh
Unlock: Score a AAA or pass MAXX UNLIMITED on Heavy

Midnight Special by Love Machineguns
Unlock: Pass 20 Songs

Toe Jam by Big Idea
Unlock: Pass Baile Le Samba, La Cucaracha, and Monkey Punk on Heavy

ZERO-ONE by Mr.T
Unlock: Score a AA

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12. X-BOX LIVE
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Select this to play online on LIVE.  Select your account and you'll be sent 
to the Ultramix 2 online room.  You can only play against other UM2 players, 
not UM1 players.

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Quickmatch: Select this to randomly be thrust into a created game.

Optimatch: Select criteria, and then you'll get a list of games that fit:
 Mode: Single or Double
 Type: Score Battles, Point Battles, Attack, or Bomb
 Difficulty: Light, Standard, Heavy, or Any
 Song: Select a specific song to see if anyone's playing it.  I suggest not 
  using it unless the room's VERY populated.

Create Match: Make your own game.  Make sure that if you want others to play 
 that you open up slots for them.

Tournament: This option will open up the Tournament sub-menu, where you can 
 play against up to 15 other players in a one-on-one tournament bracket 
 style.  There are Quick Tournament and OptiTournament options just like with 
 normal matches.

Friends List: The people you have picked as your friends.

Player Rankings: The nation-wide Ultramix rankings online.  This is also the 
 place where you can upload or download any Edits you've thrown together.

Player Options: Set your options for gameplay.

Download New Content: Hit it and download song packs!  Do it now!  Only five 
 bucks a pack!

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13. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF
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13A. Legal =
============

This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright © 2004 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 © 1998-2004 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
www.cheatplanet.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 DDREX guides, but, trying to 
keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed sites that I 
trust.

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13B. E-mail Guidelines =
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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 DDR Ultramix 2.  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 "DDR Ultramix 2" at one point in your e-mail.  I have more 
than one DDR 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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13C. Credits =
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CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites.

The members of the GameFAQs BEMANI & Rhythm Action board for all their help in 
making this guide as complete as possible.

www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of 
lyrics, including those in the DDR games.

Konami and the BEMANI studio, for their effort in bringing a superb game to 
the States.

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13D. Version Updates =
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Version 0.9 - 1/2/2005 - All the songs and song pack songs except for G2 and 
 i feel... (Junk Circuit Mix).

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13E. The Final Word =
=====================

KCEH did good on this one.  There are still a few annoying qualities about 
the Ultramixes in general that weren't addressed here, but the song list is 
quite solid.

Take care and happy dancing!