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DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution FAQ/Walkthrough

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DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution (USA Version)
A FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ
Version 1.2
E-mail cyricz42 at yahoo.com
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1. Introduction
2. FAQ
3. Basics
   3A. Controls
   3B. Menus/Displays
   3C. How to Dance
   3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner
   3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate
   3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced
4. GREEN Songs (Open by default)
   4A. 22DUNK
   4B. AM-3P
   4C. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE
   4D. BRILLIANT 2U (Orchestra Groove)
   4E. BROKEN MY HEART
   4F. CUTIE CHASER (MORNING MIX)
   4G. Dark Black Forest (short trip)
   4H. DEEP IN YOU
   4I. ECSTASY
   4J. era (nostalmix)
   4K. exotic ethnic
   4L. Groove 2001
   4M. Healing Vision (Angelic Mix)
   4N. I Like To Move It
   4O. INSERTiON
   4P. Let's talk it over
   4Q. Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)
   4R. Look To The Sky
   4S. LOVE AGAIN TONIGHT (For Melissa MIX)
   4T. MATSURI JAPAN
   4U. Midnite Blaze
   4V. MY GENERATION (Fat Beat Mix)
   4W. never let you down
   4X. ORDINARY WORLD
   4Y. ORION.78 (civilization mix)
   4Z. OVERBLAST!!
   4AA. PARANOIA EVOLUTION
   4BB. PEACE-OUT
   4CC. Remember You
   4DD. RUGGED ASH
   4EE. Sandstorm
   4FF. Share My Love
   4GG. Stomp to my beat
   4HH. SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix)
   4II. Take It To The Morning Light (Extended Vocal)
   4JJ. THE CUBE
   4KK. YOU LEAVE ME ALONE
5. YELLOW Songs (Unlockables)
   5A. 5.1.1.
   5B. Abyss
   5C. celebrate
   5D. Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix)
   5E. DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix)
   5F. DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix)
   5G. Electro Tuned (the SubS Mix)
   5H. GAMBOL
   5I. gentle stress (SENSUAL mix)
   5J. Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX)
   5K. GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX)
   5L. Healing Vision
   5M. Holic
   5N. I'M FOR REAL
   5O. I Was The One
   5P. Jam&Marmalade
   5Q. Kind Lady
   5R. Let the beat hit em! (BM IIDX Version)
   5S. LOGICAL DASH
   5T. Look To The Sky (True Color Mix)
   5U. LOVE THIS FEELIN'
   5V. MY SUMMER LOVE
   5W. PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another)
   5X. RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix)
   5Y. SANA MORETTE NE ENTE
   5Z. Secret Rendez-vous
   5AA. Silent Hill
   5BB. SO IN LOVE
   5CC. Spin the disc
   5DD. THE SHINING POLARIS
   5EE. TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX
   5FF. true... (Trance Sunrise Mix)
6. RED Songs (Extra Stage Songs)
   6A. MAX 300
   6B. CANDY*
7. Oni Mode
8. Other Modes
   8A. Workout Mode
   8B. Lesson Mode
   8C. Training Mode
   8D. Edit Mode
9. Secrets
10. Standard Guide Stuff
   10A. Legal
   10B. E-mail Guidelines
   10C. Credits
   10D. Version Updates
   10E. The Final Word

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1. INTRODUCTION
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Hi and Konnichi wa!  Welcome to my FAQ for DDRMAX USA for the Playstation 2!  
I refer to this as a "FAQ/Walkthrough", but there's very little "walking 
through" to be done with this game.  Anyone familiar with Konami's most 
famous member of the BEMANI series will know that there are few written tips 
that can be given for the Dance Dance Revolution series.  You have to trust 
your own feet and your burning soul.  However, I will, in this FAQ, give 
you the heads-up on what the songs are, where they come from, and a few tips 
to get you ready for tackling them...

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2. FAQ
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Q: What is DDRMAX?

A: DDRMAX is Konami's latest foray into the DDR world as it gradually makes 
its way to American shores.

Q: How does one play Dance Dance Revolution games?

A: It's actually pretty simple.  Your "controller" has four directions: left, 
down, up, and right, which are shown at the top of your play screen.  You 
select a song.  As the song plays, arrows will start scrolling up to your top 
line.  When an arrow scrolling up reaches the line of arrows at the top, you 
must "step" on the direction matching that arrow's direction.  If two arrows 
come up at once, you must press both at once.  If a green "freeze" arrow 
appears, you must hold that step at the beginning until the freeze arrow ends.

Q: Is this DDRMAX the DDR 6th Mix like in the arcades?

A: Not at all.  For licensing reasons, the fact that the USA has missed 
several old songs from previous mixes, and the introduction of brand new 
songs for the American audience, we're given a hodgepodge of DDR material in 
this mix from several different mixes, but mostly from DDR 5th Mix and DDRMAX 
in the arcades.

Q: Why isn't (insert song here) in this mix or any others?

A: Usually, it's directly related to the fact that, despite Konami's usage 
of these songs for DDR, the songs are still owned by the songs' artists.  
This means that the contract the artists have with Konami only refers to the 
games they specify, which is generally the arcade mix, and (most of the time) 
the corresponding Japanese Playstation console port.  Getting the songs over 
here is a whole other story, and I feel that we're lucky to get the songs that 
we do.

Q: Just who is NAOKI?

A: Naoki Maeda has been with Konami for many years.  He is the leader of 
 Konami AM Internal Sound Team, who are in charge of coming up with songs for 
 each new DDR release.  He's responsible for many songs throughout DDR-dom, 
 under lots of artist names.  He also has the support of other artists and 
 vocalists, such as Paula Terry, Thomas Howard, and Aaron G.  His artist names 
 include, but are not limited to: Omega (the symbol), 1479, 180, 190, 190', 
 200, 270, 290, 8 bit, B3-PROJECT, BIG-O, BLUE DESTROYERS, Crystal Aliens, 
 DANDY MINIERO, d-complex, DJ KAZU, DE-SIRE, DIVAS, DR. VIBE, FACTOR-X, FIXX, 
 KTz, Luv UNLIMITED, mitsu-O!, MR. DOG, MUSTACHE MEN, N&S, N.M.R, NAOKI, NAOKI 
 190, NAOKI underground, NM, NO.9, NW260, RE-VENGE, RevenG, Stone Bros., 
 TailBros, THE FINAL BAND, THE SURRENDERS, UZI-LAY, Z, ZZ.  Some of these are 
 not actually names for Naoki, but sometimes artists he's used for vocals in 
 the songs.

Q: What is beatmania?

A: Developed almost concurrently with DDR, BM is a series of games where you 
use your fingers instead of your feet.  You have a set of keys, like a piano, 
and you have to tap those to create the music (each key tap adds music to the 
playing score).  Also, you have a turntable to "scratch", which also adds 
sound.  The original beatmania had 5 keys, beatmania IIDX has 7 keys (and is 
the only one of the series still coming out with new mixes), and beatmania 
III has 5 keys and a foot pedal.

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

A: Well, please, if I've made mistakes, let me know.  I pride myself on a 
healthy knowledge of DDR and beyond, but no one's perfect.  If something's 
wrong, tell me.

Q: I think a genre you have listed is incorrect.

A: Tell me what you think it should be, but present a good case, because I've 
asked a lot of people about this subject.  However, if you're disputing a 
genre that has a star (*) after it, then I won't bother, because those are 
the official genres as Konami states.

Q: What's the song that plays over the Credits?

A: The song is CANDY* by Luv UNLIMITED.  It's the Encore Extra Stage in the 
game, and unlockable by playing 200 songs.

Q: What's the song that plays on the Info screen?

A: The song is the full version of Look To The Sky (True Color Mix), a 
shorter version being unlockable in the game.

Q: What are the songs that play in Lesson Mode?

A: Lesson 1's song is "LET THEM MOVE", featured in DDR USA and DDR Konamix.  
Lesson 2's song is "HIGHER", featured in DDR Konamix.  Lesson 3's song is 
"BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE", featured in this mix.

Q: How do I get "Dance Master" on the Info screen?

A: You'll get a little info blurb saying you're a "Dance Master" if you get 
an "A" or better on all 71 songs on a specific mode (Single, Double), and a 
specific difficulty.

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3. BASICS
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This covers most of the stuff you can find in the instruction booklet, but 
we all know how often people hang onto these...

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3A. Controls =
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Directional Buttons: Moves your selection on all the menus or steps in that 
 direction.
Circle, X: Confirm selection
Triangle, Select: Cancel selection
Start: Start game
Start and Select at the same time: Return to title screen

If DANCE PLAY is ON on the Options Menu, the face buttons (Triangle, Square, 
Circle, X) will also step in that direction relative to its position on the 
face. 

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3B. Menus/Displays =
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Main Menu

Game Mode: Select this to access the main game (see How To Dance for more 
 info).
Workout Mode: A more fitness-oriented way to play.
Lesson Mode: Tutorial for total beginners.
Training Mode: Practice any open song in any kind of situation.
Edit Mode: Create your own step patterns for any open song.
Options: Basic option stuff.  Check below for more info.
Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode.
Information: Whenever you get new stuff, you'll see a big flashing NEW! next 
 to this.  Check to find out what you got.

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Options Menu

Sound Options:
Sound: Select from Stereo or Monaural.
Voice: Select to have All voices, No Booing, or no voices.
Timing: Changes the sync between the steps and music.

Controller Settings:
Vibration: Allows you to set vibration to occur whenever you step, whenever 
 you miss, or not at all.
Double Play: If Vibration is on, allows you to set it for Double Mode or not.
Double Mode Settings: Allows you to adjust the controls for Double Play if 
 you use a controller
Dance Play Settings: If set to "Off" for a controller, face buttons will not 
 register steps.  Turn Off if you have a pad.

Save&Load:
Save: Save system data.
Load: Load system data.
Auto Save: Will Auto Save whenever you change anything or do anything.

Game Options:
Game Level: If set to a harder difficulty, the Dance Meter will decrease more 
 if you miss.
Max Stage: Set how many stages to a play.
Time Limit: Sets a time limit to select songs/options if on.
Game Over: "Arcade" will stop immediately once you fail.  "End of Music" will 
 game over at the end of the tune if you fail.
Event Mode: If set to On, then you cannot access the Extra Stage, and whenever 
 you finish a play, you immediately go back to the Song Select screen.  Also, 
 you will not drop out at all if you fail.
Default Difficulty: Allows you to set where the cursor will be at the "Select 
 Difficulty" screen.  Useful if you're impatient.

Graphic Options:
Movie: Toggle whether or not the background movie plays.
BG Brightness: Set how bright the background is if it's distracting you.
Danger Display: "Blink" will flash the Danger Display during the song.  
 "Still" will just have a constant Danger Display.  "Off" will have none.
Step Mark Colors: Type1 is the default.  Type2 has solid different colors to 
 tell between 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes, etc.

Workout Options:
Measurement: If set on "Free", all steps will add to your Calorie Count.  If 
 set on "Regulation", only proper steps will be added.
Calorie Display: Toggle between displaying your Calories Burned and your 
 standard Score.
Weight Unit: Toggle between pounds and kilograms.

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3C. How To Dance =
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Select Your Style

Single Mode: This is a 1-player mode using the pad you used to start the game.
Versus Mode: This is a 2-player mode where each players uses a pad.
Double Mode: This is a 1-player mode where the player uses both pads.  Every 
 song has different steps for Double Mode than Single.

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Select Difficulty

Light (LGT): Most songs range from 1 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.
Oni (ONI): Tap to the Right while on Heavy to reveal this mode.  This is a 
 very difficult mode that both players must select if they want to play.  See 
 the Oni Mode section later on for more info.

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Select Music

Use Left and Right to switch songs.  Double tap Up or Down to change the 
difficulty.  

Press Start to change the sorting from the standard sort, to fully 
alphabetical, by BPM from slowest to fastest, and your "best", which is 
measured by the total score from all your plays of the song divided by the 
number of feet of the difficulty each time you played.

Press Select to access Edit Data you've thrown together for that song.

While your selection's on a song, you'll see a little graphic for the name.  
Above the picture, you'll see which song in your current play this one will 
be (1st, 2nd, Final, etc.) and the BPM for the song (which may be dynamic).
Below the graphic are the foot rating for the song (the higher # of feet, 
the harder the song) and the Groove Radar.

Groove Radar: This is a graphical representation of the difficulty of the 
song.  It's broken down into five attributes:
- Stream: More or less the overall number of steps.
- Voltage: How many steps are sandwiched into how much time.  Higher voltage 
 means more steps in less time.
- Air: The overall number of double steps (time spent in the air).
- Freeze: The overall number and length of freeze arrows.
- Chaos: The number of weird steps (not straight 1/4 and 1/8, or steps that 
 force you turn as you step).

If you can't figure out what song you want, you can select ROULETTE.  This 
will start the song list rolling.  Press X to stop it.  It's tough to get it 
to stop on a song you want, though.  Once your song's picked, you can still 
adjust the difficulty.  If you haven't unlocked MAX 300, it will be 
thrown randomly into the songlist when you start the roulette going.

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Select Options

Hold down X or Circle as you select your songs to bring up the Song Options 
menu:

Speed: This is the speed of the arrows on the screen.  It doesn't affect the 
 speed of the song, just the arrows.
Boost: If turned on, the arrows will gradually speed up as they move on the 
 game screen.
Appearance: "Visible" is the normal setting.  If "Hidden" is on, the arrows 
 will vanish about half-way.  If "Sudden" is on, the arrows will appear about 
 half-way.  If "Stealth" is on, you won't see the arrows at all.
Turn: "Off" is normal.  "Mirror" rotates all arrows 180 degrees.  "Left" 
 rotates them 90 degrees to the left.  "Right" in the other direction.  
 "Shuffle" randomizes the steps.  Only "Mirror" is available on Double Mode.
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.
Scroll: "Standard" is normal bottom to top scrolling.  "Reverse" is, oddly 
 enough, scrolling from top to bottom.
Freeze Arrow: You can turn the Freeze Arrows off.
Step: Yet another chance to change the difficulty of your song.

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Are You Ready?

The main field consists of the arrows and the Step Zone, which is a line of 
arrows on the screen.  As the song plays, arrows will begin scrolling along 
the screen.  As the arrows reach the Step Zone, you need to step on those 
arrows.  If you see a green Freeze Arrow, you need to step on that arrow and 
hold it until the Freeze Arrow ends (you don't need to remove your foot when 
it ends, just stay on it until it ends, and move your foot at your leisure).

On the top of the screen is the Dance Meter.  It starts about half full.  As 
you step properly, it'll fill more.  If you misstep, your Dance Meter will 
start emptying.  If it empties completely, game over.

On the bottom of the screen is the difficulty (in case you forgot), and your 
score as it tallies up.

Also in the middle of the screen, you'll see words pop up as you step:

PERFECT: You stepped precisely on the arrow.  Combo continues, the dance meter 
 increases, and you get the maximum possible score from that step. (2 Dance 
 Points)
GREAT: You just about stepped on the arrow.  Combo continues, the dance meter 
 increases, but you don't get the full score for the step. (1 Dance Point)
GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit.  Combo stops, but the dance meter 
 doesn't change. (0 Dance Points)
ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit.  Combo stops, and your dance 
 meter decreases. (-4 Dance Points)
BOO: You completely missed the step.  Combo stops, and your dance meter 
 decreases. (-8 Dance Points)

OK!: You stepped on the whole Freeze Arrow. (6 Dance Points)
NG: You stepped off the Freeze Arrow before it ended. Combo continues, but 
 your Dance Meter will decrease. (0 Dance Points)

Also marked on the screen is your combo, which is how many PERFECTS and GREATS 
you have in a row.  The announcer will tell you when you hit 100 combo, 200, 
etc.

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Evaluation

Once you complete the song, you'll see an Evaluation Screen.  You'll receive 
a letter grade, a tally on how many of each step you got, a meter on how much 
of the Groove Radar you filled, your maximum combo, and your score.  Your 
maximum possible score is 50 million.

In addition to the base score, you'll also have a bonus, which relates 
directly to the results of your Groove Meter.  In this way, you can extend 
your score beyond the 50 million.  More so if you're playing a harder song, 
of course.

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

The letter grade is determined by tallying up the number of Dance Points you 
scored in the song (see above for how each step gives you Dance Points).

E is a failing grade, and doesn't need to be calculated.
D is given for Dance Point scores below 45% of the maximum.
C is given for Dance Point scores of at least 45%.
B is given for Dance Point scores of at least 65%.
A is given for Dance Point scores of at least 80%.
AA is given for Dance Point scores of at least 93% OR by achieving a full 
 combo for the song (all GREATs or PERFECTs).
AAA is given for 100% Dance Points (All PERFECTs and OKs on Freeze Arrows).

At the end of your set, you're given the results for the last three songs 
you played, and, if you scored high enough, you can put your name on the 
High Score list.

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Extra Stage!

If you played your last song on Heavy difficulty and got at least a AA on it, 
you'll access the Extra Stage.

You'll be forced to play MAX 300 on Heavy, with the options 1.5x and Reverse 
on.  In addition, you'll have a special No Recovery Dance Meter, which starts 
full, but cannot be replenished if you misstep.

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3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner =
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KEEP PRACTICING!

So, you've just got into DDR, eh?  Good for you!  You've become a part of a 
cult sensation that still holds tons of respect in arcades across the country!  
This game will probably seem quite overwhelming to you at first, especially 
if you watch people play it and watch them do 9-footers.  Don't sweat it.  
You CAN be as good as them with the proper practice and effort.

If you really want to get into this, definitely use the Official DDR Pad.  
There's no PS2 controller to use in the arcades, so learn the pad nice and 
early.  Most game stores have a few of these tucked away (possibly more, if 
Konami's hyping this game like they should).  If you're truly a beginner, you 
may just want to start with a nice cheap pad.  That way, if you find it's not 
for you, you're not out a huge investment.

So, to begin, use the Lesson Mode the game provides you.  It will walk you 
through the basics and coach you to be a better dancer.  

Despite the Lesson Mode, here are some tips I can give you as a beginner:

1. Get a good feeling for the beat.  People who have performed with music have 
an advantage.  People in marching band have a serious advantage.  ~_^  You'll 
be stepping to the beat in these early stages, so get used to it now.

2. Now that you have the beat, you must "find the arrows".  Yeah, sure.  I 
know they're right there in front of you, to your sides, and behind you, but 
can you hit them without looking?  Early on, you'll find that's your biggest 
problem: taking a step and not landing on the arrow.  If you have to look, 
look, but that tactic won't last forever, so before a song takes off, take 
some cursory steps to make sure you're hitting arrows.

3. Keep your center.  Especially on cheap pads with no definition, you'll find 
yourself often taking leave of the center of the pad as you continue stepping.  
If there's a break in the song, look down to make sure you're in the center.  

4. Use the balls of your feet.  You may notice, after some days of a lot of 
playing, that your ankles will start hurting.  That's normal, and it's 
happened to most everyone I know that DDRs.  This is your feet telling you to 
not step with your heels, but with the front of the foot.  Get into that 
habit.

5. Now that you have these basics, and the Lesson Mode (largely) completed, 
head into Beginner Mode and start tackling songs.  In particular, get used to 
the speed of the songs, as well as the speeding-up, slowing-down, and stopping 
some songs do.  When that just gets too easy, take a deep breath and head into 
the real DDR world with Light Mode.  Try to keep your songs at three feet or 
below, but don't be afraid to venture out into the great unknown.

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3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate =
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KEEP PRACTICING!

Well, you're definitely not a n00b anymore (pardon my French).  You're at the 
point where you wouldn't completely humiliate yourself at the arcades, but 
you probably won't impress many people there.  In fact, you may just bore them 
with your simple steps.  It's time to go to the next level.

At this point in your career, it's time to consider a new pad.  For me, this 
meant going to redoctane.com and ordering their standard soft pad.  This pad 
has a soft bottom which won't slip or bunch up as much.  It's still not a 
serious pad, but you could do worse with fifty bucks...

So, first tip is to KNOW THE SONGS.  You don't necessarily need to memorize 
the steps, but have a basic understanding of the song before you go into it.  
Even memorize the music itself, the lyrics, etc. so you can whistle along.  
Know where the tempo changes may occur, where stops are.  Most importantly, 
know where the songs musical notes occur in the melody, because these will 
be mostly what you step.

Now that we're heading into dangerous territory, there is one big rule that 
I have to stress right away:

Remember how in the last part I told you to "find your center"?  Well, you've 
found it by now, so now it's time to GET OFF IT.  That's a crutch that's 
let you into the game, but it will hold you back later on.  What you have to 
learn is to return your feet to the center as rarely as possible, if at all.  
Move your feet from one arrow to the next, and don't move them unless you have 
an arrow to go to.  This is probably the hardest thing you'll ever have to 
learn as a DDR player.  Once you've relinquished your grip on the center, you 
only stand to improve up to the highest reaches of DDR-dom.

This actually leads to the other major point of going intermediate:

Eighth notes.  Those are those off-colored ones.  You'll have to deal with 
a lot of them, so learn to love them now.  This is actually a good first step 
to leaving the center, because you are absolutely required to step three or 
more arrows in succession, and you'll have no time to return to the center at 
all.  Use groups of three eighth notes to figure how to properly move between 
arrows; combinations such as up-left-down, where your right foot goes on up, 
left foot goes on left, and your right foot is already carrying back towards 
the down arrow, for example.  Once you get strings of three down, you'll be 
ready to tackle longer strings, of four, five, seven, even nine if they're 
not too tangly...

So, for this end, you'll want to go for songs of four to six feet in 
difficulty, as well as treading into the pink pink waters of Standard Mode.  
Just about all songs of this difficulty have at least several eighth notes 
to give you practice.  Take these opportunities to develop your step 
combinations for your own style, so you'll be ready to use them when they 
appear again in harder songs.

Also, it may behoove you to get into Workout Mode or Endless Mode and 
repeatedly hammer some songs, particularly those of a brisk pace.  This is a 
good first step to building up all-important stamina.

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3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced =
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KEEP PRACTICING!

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

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

Of course, if you have the money to blow (approximately $200), you may want 
to take it even further and buy the Cobalt Flux pad, which is a custom-made 
hard metal pad.  It's VERY resilient, and much like pads you'll see in the 
arcades.

Anyway, pads aside, it's time to get down to business:

First, you better have mastered the stuff from the previous sections.  I want 
to be able to yell out a song title and for you to hum it right there so you 
know what it sounds like.  I don't wanna see your feet touch that center, 
soldier, or you'll drop and give me fifty.  At this point, you should also 
have quick enough eye-foot coordination so that matching arrows on the screen 
with proper steps is second-nature.

Now, for some new tactics:

Chaos.  You'll soon find as you reach the higher levels, that not all arrows 
are quarter notes and eighth notes.  You'll find sixteenths, twelfths, and 
thirty-second notes thrown in to mess you up.  Very rarely will they be in 
random.  Almost always, they'll match up with how the song goes, so you'll 
at least have that going for you.  So, a thorough knowledge of the songs will 
allow you to surmount this hurdle with little difficulty.

Gallops.  This is the popular name for a series of steps that has two 
sixteenth note steps together, then two sixteen notes of dead space, then two 
note steps together, and so on.  When you step these notes, you'll feel like 
a horse gallopping, which derives the name.  Oftentimes, these notes will be 
strung so that the last note in one gallop is the first note of the next 
gallop.  To properly step these, leave your last-stepping foot in place, so 
it'll be ready to step the next gallop while your other foot moves to the 
next note.  This leads to the final tactic.

Axis of Rotation.  Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have your 
upper body directly facing the screen at all times.  A very important tactic 
for the toughest songs is turning your body so that making truly difficult 
steps becomes easier.  Using alternating feet on long series' of eighth notes 
is far less taxing than taking two or more eighth notes with one foot.  The 
best way to start turning your body is with left-down-right eighth note 
combos.  Left foot on the left arrow, right foot on the down, and turn so that 
your left foot hits the right arrow.  It'll be very disorienting at first, 
but the hard songs will really take it out of you if you don't learn.  After 
learning a basic turn, learn to maintain your body at a 90 degree angle to 
the screen for extended periods of time, and then taking it further by 
rotating 180 degrees, or even 270 and 360, if you're brave enough to take 
your eyes off the screen.

Finally, it's important to be in relatively good shape for this.  You have to 
have the proper stamina and leg strength to pull off the toughest ones, 
because rather dexterous and tiring feats will be required of you, so keep 
pounding at it, do hard songs repeatedly to build up strength, and push 
yourself harder and harder to go all the way up to the great green Heavy 
Mode.

And lastly, never tackle 10-footers without a good insurance plan backing 
you up... ^_^

******************************************************************************
4. GREEN SONGS
******************************************************************************

These songs are available to you from the beginning.  I've ordered them 
alphabetically, instead of the song's normal setup (what was I thinking doing 
it the other way?)

============
4A. 22DUNK =
============

Artist: SLAKE
Genre: Techno*
BPM: 134

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

Heavy Notes: Smooth sailing for the opening as you follow the guitar hits.  
 Once the vocals start, you'll deal with some sixteenth syncopation, and 
 then some strings of sixteenth notes as you match the guitar hits, and 
 finally, some streams that end with a gallop.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania 5th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Artist Notes: SLAKE is Takehiko Fujii, a Konami Original artist who works 
 mostly in beatmania.
Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps.  The STD 
 and HVY steps are the same.

===========
4B. AM-3P =
===========

Artist: KTz
Genre: Tech House
BPM: 130

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

Heavy Notes: Well, the first problem is the eighty-step long stream at the 
 very beginning.  Be sure to keep your foot on the arrow you step every other 
 note, and be ready to switch when it does.  After that, you'll follow the 
 rhythm (in the "Kanto steppu" section), and at the end of that section are 
 four gallops that start on the beat.  After that, it's pretty simple, except 
 for a few small streams that have double steps in them.

---

Lyrics:

Start the revolution!
D-D-R
D-D-R
A-woha! (I want to see your body shake)
A-woha!
A-woha! (I want to see your body shake)
Kanto steppu
Kansai steppu
Nagoya steppu
Kyushu steppu
The revolution! (uh-huh)
The revolution! (uh-huh)
Move your body
Move your body
Move your body

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR USA, DDRMAX2 USA
Artist Notes: KTz is yet another Naoki psuedonym, and is specifically used 
 for AM-3P and its remixes.
Misc. Notes: The (303 BASS MIX) of this song is availble in DDR Konamix and 
 DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4), and the AM EAST Challenge Mix is available in 
 DDRMAX2 USA.

===============================
4C. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE =
===============================

Artist: DIVAS
Genre: R&B
BPM: 96

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 1   2
STD: 3   4
HVY: 6   6

Heavy Notes: Quite simple, really.  Short streams, and only a little bit of 
 turning.  Watch at the end for a couple of off-beat notes.

---

Lyrics:

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

Give into love, give into 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)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: DIVAS is a psuedonym for Naoki, specifically those R&B tunes 
 that use the vocalist Robbie Danzie.
Misc. Notes: The remix of this song, BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 2002, appears 
 in DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 3).

=====================================
4D. BRILLIANT 2U (Orchestra Groove) =
=====================================

Artist: NAOKI
Genre: Orchestra Groove
BPM: 150

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

Heavy Notes: I'd put this at actually slightly easier than the original, but 
 oh well.  There are mostly three-note streams in here, with a few longer ones, 
 and a couple of sections where you'll gallop for two steps.

---

Lyrics:

Get involved, c'mon 'cmon.
Jump jump jump, let go.
Everybody knows how to get down.

Jump jump jump, get involved.
Jump jump jump, get involved. (come on)
Jump jump jump, get involved.
Everybody knows how to get down.

C'mon, let's go, here we go,
Jump jump jump everybody.
Jump up and have a hell of a time, get down.

Get involved, c'mon 'cmon.
Jump jump jump, let go.
Everybody knows how to get down

Jump jump jump, get involved.
Jump jump jump, get involved, come on.
Jump jump jump, everybody,
get involved, come on, come on,
get involved, yeah, everyone.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR USA
Artist Notes: Information on Naoki is in the FAQ
Misc Notes: The original BRILLIANT 2U is featured in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and 
 DDR Extreme 2.  There is also a "K.O.G G3 MIX" of this song in DDR Extreme 2.

=====================
4E. 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..

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Dance Maniax (a short-lived Bemani series that had you 
 working with lights)
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 6)
Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki, and LOVE AGAIN TONIGHT for info on 
 Paula Terry.

================================
4F. CUTIE CHASER (MORNING MIX) =
================================

Artist: CLUB SPICE
Genre: Happy House
BPM: 126

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

Heavy Notes: Even easier than Remember You, this mix features no more than 
 three notes in a stream.  No hard steps whatsoever.  Good if you like trying 
 for the Extra Stage.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Oha Sta! (A Japanese mix based on a children's show)
Artist Notes: CLUB SPICE is a psuedonym for U1-ASAMI, a popular DDR artist 
 with a host of different names.  All Double steps are exactly the same for 
 this song.

====================================
4G. Dark Black Forest (short trip) =
====================================

Artist: 140
Genre: Trance
BPM: Steve Rhyner

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

Heavy Notes: Well, this song likes its freeze arrows.  The large number of 
 freezes will make you turn several times.  The steps aren't chaotic, except 
 for the opening and the end, where they follow the lyrics.  Near the end, 
 the synth sounds will pick up on the offbeat, and you'll step those sounds 
 while hitting freeze arrows on the beat.

---

Lyrics:

It's a long way to go, honey...

I know...  But I'm afraid...  Where are we going?

Into the dark... black... forest...

...

Into the dark... black... forest...

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Steve Rhyner's a German composer.  So far, this appears to 
 be his only hit, released in late 2001 on the album of the same name.  The 
 actual "short trip" through the dark black forest is 3 minutes plus...

=================
4H. DEEP IN YOU =
=================

Artist: dj nagureo
Genre: Dance Pop*
BPM: 126

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

Heavy Notes: There are some lengthy streams in this song, not the least of 
 which is when the vocals go, and you have to match the synthesizer sounds 
 with their syncopation.  That's about all that's special here, though.  
 As with several of the old BM tunes, they just have a lot of repeating 
 stuff.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Artist Notes: Reo Nagumo is dj nagureo, a popular beatmania artist who 
 specializes in house and R&B.
Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps.  The STD 
 and HVY steps are the same.

=============
4I. ECSTASY =
=============

Artist: d-complex
Genre: Euro Trance*
BPM: 145

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

Play Notes: Despite the BPM's insisting, it does change ever so slightly, 
 which is right after the first hold, which lasts about two measures.  After 
 that section is a second hold, and this one lasts four measures.

Heavy Notes: The hardest part is accommodating the song's stops and slight 
 changes.  Take that away and you have a few lengthy streams, several turns, 
 but nothing too hairy, and steps that largely follow the music.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: d-complex is a psuedonym for Naoki (see the FAQ for info)
Misc. Notes: The "midnight blue mix" Challenge Remix of this song is in DDR 
 Extreme USA.

=====================
4J. 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.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7)
Artist Notes: TaQ is a popular Konami Original artist, who's done many 
 beatmania tunes.

===================
4K. exotic ethnic =
===================

Artist: RevenG
Genre: Spiritual
BPM: 190

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

Heavy Notes: Ugh, what a pain.  exotic ethnic has two claims to fame.  Long 
 streams and LOTS of turning around.  Hold off on this one if you haven't 
 been practicing your turning.  Other than that, no problem... >_>

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: RevenG is a psuedonym for Naoki dedicated to song styles from 
 all over the world.

=================
4L. Groove 2001 =
=================

Artist: Sho-T feat. Brenda
Genre: Big Beat
BPM: 140

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

Heavy Notes: There are some long streams and turning in this song.  The most 
 difficult (coolest?) part is the streams that follow the percussion that 
 go syncopated.  There are several instances of those, as well as a small 
 five-note string of sixteenths.

---

Lyrics:

Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and dance!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move!
So boogie some more!

Groove! Boy Groove!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and
Dance! Let痴 dance!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
So boogie some more!
Baby, let痴 groove!

Yeah baby!

Ohhh!

Groove! 

Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and
Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and
Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and

Can稚 all that booty be all yours!

Groove! Boy Groove!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and
Dance! Let痴 dance!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
So boogie some more!
Baby...

Groove! Boy Groove!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
Ev鍛ody get down on the floor and
Dance! Let痴 dance!
Can稚 all that booty be all yours!
Move! Let痴 move!
So boogie some more!
Baby, let痴 boogie some more
Baby, let's boogie some more
Baby, let's groove!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1)
Artist Notes: Sho-T is a Konami Original artist with a modest amount of 
 songs.  Brenda is the vocalist for this tune.

==================================
4M. Healing Vision (Angelic mix) =
==================================

Artist: 2MB
Genre: Drum'N'Bass
BPM: 46-196

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

Play Notes: It starts super slow, but goes right to the 196 as soon as you 
 hit the very first step.  You'll continue through most of the song as 
 normal until you reach a very short hold.  Only practice and experience 
 will allow you to pick up where it shows up.  Lastly, it will get very 
 slow for the last couple of notes.

Heavy Notes: To quote ET: "Oouuuuuch".  The high speeds of HV:AM and the 
 long, long streams, with plenty of turns throwing you around the pad make 
 this a song for the ages.  I consider this to be the hardest nine-footer in 
 this mix.  Some won't agree, but who cares.  Oh, note that, while LGT and 
 STD have you going from the hold to a quarter note.  HVY has you going to 
 a pickup eighth note, so you have even less time for that little rest as you 
 enter the 130-step stream straight to the end.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: 2MB is a psuedonym for U1.  See CUTIE CHASER.

=======================
4N. I Like To Move It =
=======================

Artist: Reel 2 Real
Genre: Dance Hall
BPM: 123

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

Heavy Notes: Plenty of freezes and a few turns in this song.  The streams 
 aren't very long, and the only chaos is at the end, which goes with the 
 delay into the fading music.

---

Lyrics:

I like to move it, move it
Ya like to ("Move it")

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
Ya like to ("Move it")

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
Ya like to ("Move it")

All girls all over the world,
original Mad Stuntman on ya case man!
I love how all girls a move them body,
and when ya move ya body, and move it,
nice and sweet and sexy, alright!

Woman ya cute, and you don't need no make up,
original cute body you a mek man mud up.
Woman ya cute, and you don't need no make up,
original cute body you a mek man mud up.

Woman! Physically fit, physically fit,
physically, physically, physically fit
Woman! Physically fit, physically fit,
physically, physically, physically fit

Woman! Ya nice, sweet, fantastic
Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic
Woman! Ya nice, sweet, energetic
Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic
Woman! Ya nice, sweet, fantastic
Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic
Woman! Ya nice, sweet, energetic
Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
Ya like to ("Move it")

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
Ya like to ("Move it")

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: While having a better career than some of these artists, the 
 Reel 2 Real crew hasn't seen much light lately.  This is one of their 
 biggest hits, released way back in 1993.

===============
4O. INSERTiON =
===============

Artist: NAOKI underground
Genre: Euro Trance*
BPM: 110-225

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

Play Notes: After about half a minute of music, you'll have a stop, and when 
 you start up again, you'll be moving at a bit of a slower pace than before.  
 You'll soon pick back up to the normal pace, and when you get to the end, 
 it'll gradually pick up quite a bit until it hits the end.

Heavy Notes: Lots of interesting things in this song.  For one, they start 
 throwing sixteenths and gallops at you right from the beginning.  Following 
 the stop, and after the tempo picks back up, you'll run the same step pattern 
 over and over, but gallops and eighths will be regularly interspersed.  It 
 actually gets pretty easy when it gets to the final speed up.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki.
Misc. Notes: There is a "Machine Gun Kelly" remix of this song in DDR 
 Ultramix and DDR Extreme 2.  Oh, and yes, those are orgasmic sounds you're 
 hearing in the song.  Why they kept those in and not the ones in "THE EARTH 
 LIGHT", we'll never know.

========================
4P. Let's talk it over =
========================

Artist: SHIN Murayama feat. Argie Phine
Genre: Soul*
BPM: 100

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

Heavy Notes: There are moments in the song where you'll hit an arrow that's 
 delayed slightly.  Beyond that, the streams are pretty simple.  Few turns, 
 so this should be an easy song to pick up, in theory.

---

Lyrics:

I think you love me
Because your eyes, they tell me so
Cause every time I look
They burst on fire

My friends think I'm crazy
For wanting you so much
But I don't really care when it comes to us

I just want to work it out
Even if it's gonna take all night
All I want is to be with you
Every morning noon and night
A-just with you

So let's talk it over
Communication's so much better
For you and me
You gotta come on over
Cause I just want to make things better
For you and me

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Shinichiro Murayama is the artist, and Argie Phine is the 
 vocalist for this song.

==============================================
4Q. Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) =
==============================================

Artist: STONE BROS.
Genre: R&B
BPM: 102

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

Heavy Notes: This song would be pretty hard if it were any faster.  Lots of 
 turning and double steps in the streams.  Fortunately, it's pretty slow, so 
 if you want to practice these techniques, here's the place.

---

Lyrics:

Turn me on
Let's see who's better (let's see)
If you wanna play a tune
I wanna groove with you
So turn me on

Hey yo, I'm like this, so watch the moves that I make
How I take over the floor, throw the grooves that I shake
I'm number one, how'd you figure that I'm losing my place
If you're the joker, player, then who's the ace
Hey, yo, it's me, the player to beat, I'm playin' for keeps
I got some special moves, so homey don't sleep
You learn and I teach controllin' the game
You can brag all you want, but you kids don't be rollin' the same
I'm bringin' the pain...

The game is done, you might as well run
My time is come and I'm gonna shine like the sun
No surprise, I'll bust a flip on you guys
The dance moves I do, I'm keepin' it live
Keepin' the vibe, fly-guy style express
Competition is none, player, and I jam like death
I'm the best, can't be beat, you know it's me, keep up the pace
and you'll advance with me, c'mon

Let's see who's better
You wanna play a tune
I wanna groove with you
So turn me on

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Stone Bros. is a Naoki psuedonym (see the FAQ for info)
Misc. Notes: The original Let the beat hit em! was featured in DDR Disney 
 Mix.

=====================
4R. Look To The Sky =
=====================

Artist: System SF feat. Anna
Genre: Trance
BPM: 140

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

Heavy Notes: Small streams with turning, mostly.  There's a little bit of 
 chaos before the lyrics begin, and the worst part is that it doesn't quite 
 follow the music...

---

Lyrics:

S.O.T.A.

Feeling sad and lonely
Cause I can't find you
Call your telephone
And there's never no answer
Said you love me
Kissed me
We were in heaven
Said I'm sorry
Love you, want you forever

Every night I look at the sky
Call your name
And wonder where you are
Every night I look at the sky
Baby, miss you
Won't you come back

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: Sota Fujimori is a Konami Original artist, and uses the name 
 System SF in some of his works.  Anna Quinn is the vocalist.
Misc. Notes: The "Trance Mix" of this song is in DDR Extreme 2.

==========================================
4S. LOVE AGAIN TONIGHT (For Melissa MIX) =
==========================================

Artist: NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY
Genre: Hyper Euro Beat*
BPM: 150

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

Heavy Notes: The opening follows the euro-synth sounds, then it settles into 
 basic streams, with plenty of turns, including some long streams that 
 require you to stay with one foot on the down arrow as you turn.

---

Lyrics:

Can't believe, you are here.
It seems just like a dream.
But when you look, in my eyes.
Your love becomes so clear to me.

It's been so long, but now,
Now your right here, lying by my side.
And know how you really feel,
Baby, please, never let me go.

Baby, let's love, love, love again and again tonight
Everything's all right.
Then, the two of us can remember sweet, sweet love

Love, love, love, love
(the way he makes me feel this way)
Love, love, love, love
(Yes, it's you, I love you so)

Baby, let's love, love, love again and again tonight
All the night, make it fine
Stay, the whole night, right through, by my side
Baby, let's love, love, love again and again tonight
Make me feel so right
you, only you knows how, to love me so right

Love again tonight

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki.  Paula Terry is the Australian 
 vocalist who does much of Naoki's female lyrics.

===================
4T. MATSURI JAPAN =
===================

Artist: RE-VENGE
Genre: Festival
BPM: 180

Difficulty: 
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 4   4
STD: 5   6
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.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4)
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".  There is a "J-SUMMER 
 MIX" of this song in DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4).

===================
4U. 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

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 2)
Artist Notes: See CUTIE CHASER for info on U1.

==================================
4V. MY GENERATION (Fat Beat Mix) =
==================================

Artist: CAPTAIN JACK
Genre: Fat Beat
BPM: 140

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

Heavy Notes: Simple streams and a few turns to look for for the most part.  
 In the verse, you'll find some small groups of sixteenths, and when the main 
 chorus starts, you'll have several gallops.  This is a good place to practice 
 them if you're having trouble.

---

Lyrics:

(My generation)

CJ cross the nation
Solid is my foundation
I give you information
Help you with the situation
Play me, radio station
With no, complication
I am an inspiration
To the whole generation

Party, throw your hands up
Party, throw your hands up
Party, throw your hands up
Get 'em up high

Party, throw your hands up
Party, throw your hands up
Party, throw your hands up
Get 'em up high

(My generation)

It's my generation, feel the rhythm of the nation
Take my hand, to understand
It's my generation, feel the rhythm of the nation
Take my hand, to understand

It's my, it's my generation
It's my sweet temptation
Let me free your soul
It's my, it's my generation
It's my sweet temptation
Let me free your soul

(My generation)
It's my generation
(My generation)
It's my generation
(My generation)

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Captain Jack is a band led by Franky Gee, an American who has 
 done his time in the military.  After leaving the service, he decided to 
 leave the country that seemed so pro-war to him, so he settled in Germany, 
 where he eventually picked up his music career.  Most of his songs are 
 militaristic, but he's sure to place his anti-war and pro-unity messages in 
 many of his songs.

========================
4W. never let you down =
========================

Artist: good-cool feat. JP miles
Genre: Garage House*
BPM: 125

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

Heavy Notes: I suppose the reason they think this deserves seven feet is for 
 the rather lengthy streams, but all the streams are pretty simple to step, 
 and there's no chaos, very little turning, and only a few doubles in the 
 streams.

---

Lyrics:

Depend on me, babe
The way that I depend on you
Depend on me, honey
I promise I will always be true

I'll be your mother and your father
And your sister, and your lover
I'm everything that you need

Give me your heart, and your soul
Don't be hard, don't be cold
I'll look for you, you wait and see

Depend on me, babe
I will never let you down
Depend on me, sugar
I will always be around
Depend on me

Depend on me (yeah..)
Depend on me

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix
Artist Notes: good-cool is Tatsuya Furukawa, a Konami Original artist who 
 likes R&B and jazzy tunes.  JP miles is the vocalist for this tune.

====================
4X. ORDINARY WORLD =
====================

Artist: AURORA featuring NAIMEE COLEMAN
Genre: Epic House
BPM: 139

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 1   4
STD: 4   5
HVY: 7   7

Heavy Notes: Even for a seven-footer, this one's pretty hard.  It mostly 
 stems from the arrows forcing you to turn a lot, especially the freezes.  
 The steps themselves aren't hard.  It's just getting your feet there that's 
 the problem.

---

Lyrics:

Came in from the rainy thursday, on the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio
Still I can't escape the ghost of you

What is happening to it all
Crazy, some say
Where is the light that I recognize
Gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world 
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: AURORA is Simon Greenaway and Sacha Collison, or was for this 
 single, anyway, which was in the top 5 in the UK for Autumn of 2000.
Misc. Notes: This song is a cover of the original Duran Duran hit of the 
 same name.

=================================
4Y. ORION.78 (civilization mix) =
=================================

Artist: 2MB
Genre: Spiritual Hardcore
BPM: 200

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

Heavy Notes: Contends with HV:AM for the hardest nine-footer.  The problems 
 here aren't really long streams (except for the last one at the end, but 
 it's not nearly as long as HV:AM's), but they're double steps figured into 
 the streams, as well as some awkward stepping rhythms.  Also, when the 
 driving percussion cuts out, you'll find that you won't be facing straight 
 eighth notes, but an almost psuedo-gallop.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: 2MB is U1-ASAMI.  See CUTIE CHASER.

=================
4Z. OVERBLAST!! =
=================

Artist: L.E.D. LIGHT
Genre: Warp House*
BPM: 147

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

Heavy Notes: Several small streams.  No big crossovers.  There are several 
 freeze arrows, and quite a few gallops, but none that require acrobatic 
 feats.  Also, there are several chaotic steps that follow the music.

---

Lyrics:

It's all alive!
It's all alive!
It's all alive!
I mean...
It's all alive!
I mean...
It's all alive!
It's all alive!
More than that...

I believe, yeah!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, woo!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, woo!

I believe!
I believe!
I believe!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, woo!
I believe, yeah!
I believe, woo!
I believe, yeah!
I believe!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania Append 5th Mix (JP PS1)
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW 
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., and started his Konami career in 
 beatmania.  He's written several songs for Konami's rhythm games, "THE 
 EARTH LIGHT" and "GENOM SCREAMS", which featured in DDR Konamix.  

=========================
4AA. PARANOIA EVOLUTION =
=========================

Artist: 200
Genre: Jungle Mixture
BPM: 200

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

Heavy Notes: The latest addition to the PARANOiA family is a little easier 
 than Rebirth, but not much.  The higher tempo makes the constant streams 
 and turns more difficult, but there aren't too many long streams, except 
 at the very end, where there's a pretty lengthy stream to the finish.

---

Lyrics:

Disco bombing... (repeat)

Fee-fee-feels so good...
Hey, baby...
Feels good!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Solo Bass Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: 200 is a Naoki psuedonym, denoting the BPM, as he always does 
 with his PARANOiAs.
Misc. Notes: In addition to those in this game, we also have:
 - PARANOiA on DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and DDR Extreme 2
 - PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) on DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA
 - PARANOiA KCET (clean mix) on DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA
 - PARANOiA Rebirth on DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix 
 - PARANOiA ETERNAL on DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme USA
 - PARANOIA survivor on DDR Extreme 2
 - PARANOIA survivor MAX on DDR Extreme 2

================
4BB. PEACE-OUT =
================

Artist: dj nagureo
Genre: Deep House*
BPM: 133

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

Heavy Notes: There are some simple turns in this song, and during the part 
 where the percussion kicks out, you'll have to deal with some weird double 
 steps as you connect with the keyboard.

---

Lyrics:

Peace out... (repeated)

Don't leave me baby... (repeated)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: See DEEP IN YOU

===================
4CC. Remember You =
===================

Artist: NM feat. Julie
Genre: Ballad*
BPM: 105

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 1   1
STD: 3   3
HVY: 5   5

Play Notes: Although the BPM doesn't say that it's dynamic, there's some 
 slowdown at the end.

Heavy Notes: Well, what's to say about a five-footer.  The streams are very 
 short and very simple, and the slow tempo will leave you at ease.  Good 
 place to pick up eighth notes.

---

Lyrics:

I remember you.

Here, in the place where we first met
So long ago (so long ago), with a smile (a smile)
And a face I can't forget
Though that was long ago
In this town
We shared some history
As I look around, I remember how we used to be
All the things he told me
The way he used to hold me, then

And from now, till forever more
He won't hold me anymore
But it's just the way
That it's gonna be
He won't come back to me
Come to me!

I walk alone, on winter nights
Where we met, we would savor familiar sights
Those healing weeks were memories
Those kisses caress your sensitivity
And from now, to forever more
I remember the one I used to love

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: NM is Naoki Maeda (see the FAQ), and Julie is vocalist Julie 
 Frost.

=================
4DD. RUGGED ASH =
=================

Artist: SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS
Genre: Future Jazz*
BPM: 168

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

Heavy Notes: Oh, this song likes its double steps.  You'll face lots of air 
 in this song as you mostly follow the piano hits.  The streams that occur 
 in this song have plenty of double steps thrown in.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Artist Notes: Yasushi Kurobane is another Konami Original artist with work 
 based in beatmania.
Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps.  The STD 
 and HVY steps are the same.

================
4EE. Sandstorm =
================

Artist: Darude
Genre: Anthem Trance
BPM: 136

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

Heavy Notes: I call this a seven-footer, myself.  Sure, there are a few dots 
 of sixteenths in the song, but almost everyone knows Sandstorm, so they know 
 about the instrumental noise (whatever it is).  There aren't any turns, but 
 there are several freezes.  Streams can get pretty long, too.

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: Still performing today, Ville Virtanen is a Finnish producer 
 who made it big with this particular hit right here.  Apparently, he's a 
 good friend of JS16 (see below).

====================
4FF. Share My Love =
====================

Artist: Julie Frost
Genre: House
BPM: 125

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

Heavy Notes: A good amount of weird steps in this song.  They'll follow the 
 music for the most part, so just flow with the song, and step where you think 
 something fits.  Beyond that, you'll find some small streams and several 
 turns.

---

Lyrics:

I see the ocean blue, clear as my love for you
Bluebird fly in the sky, with you in paradice
Before you came along, I was so all alone
Just like a new beginning, heavenly is this feeling

I know that when you look at me boy
You fell a sparkle
You see I think I feel your soul dear
Whispers you love me

Share My Love
Won't you let me give it all to you 
Share My Love
'Cause I never give it up my baby
Share My Love
You know my life was low without you
Share My Love
Don't you see you mean the world to me

Share My Love
Won't you let me give it all to you 
Share My Love
'Cause I never give it up my baby
Share My Love
You know my life was low without you
Share My Love
Don't you see you mean the world to me

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix
Artist Notes: This song is by Shoichiro Hirata, better known as Sho-T.  The 
 vocalist is, naturally, Julie Frost.

=======================
4GG. Stomp to my beat =
=======================

Artist: JS16
Genre: Euro Dance
BPM: 134

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

Heavy Notes: There are some pretty long streams in this song, as well as 
 quite a bit of turning, but the only chaos comes in the middle of the 
 song, and it's for about ten steps in the "breakdown" section.  In the 
 latter half, you'll be facing shorter streams with doubles in them.

---

Lyrics:

Stompin' to my beat you
Stompin' to my beat you
Stompin' to my beat you
Stompin' to my beat you
Stompin' to my
Stompin' to my
Stompin' to my
Stompin' to my
Stompin' to
Stompin' to
Stompin' to
Stompin' to
Stompin' to

Happy people stompin' to my beat you
to my beat you, stompin' to my beat
My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin'

Happy people stompin' to my beat you
to my beat you, stompin' to my beat
My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin'

Happy people stompin' to my
Happy people stompin' to my
Happy people stompin' to my
Happy people stompin' to my
Happy people stompin' to my
Happy people stompin' to my
to my
to my
to my
to my beat you beat
Happy people stompin' to my beat you
to my beat you, stompin' to my beat
My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin' (all night)

Happy people stompin' to my beat you
to my beat you, stompin' to my beat
My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin' (all night)

Happy people
Happy people
Happy people
Happy people stompin' to my
Stompin' to
Stompin' to
Stompin' to
Stompin' to my beat you
Stompin' to my
Stompin' to my
Stompin' to stompin' to my
Stompin' to stompin' to my

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Jaakko Salovaara is the name behind JS16.  This Finn has been a 
 DJ since he was 14, and a producer since he was 16 (hence the name).  This 
 song was released as a single in 1997 in Finland, and a year later in the 
 States, where it topped Billboard at 17.
Misc. Notes: Stomp to my beat actually has two sets of Heavy steps, 
 historically.  This version has the original, easier, Heavy steps.

================================================
4HH. SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) =
================================================

Artist: JOE RINOIE
Genre: Euro Beat
BPM: 150

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

Heavy Notes: There are a LOT of notes in this song.  One thing they'll do to 
 you a lot in the first half of the song is throw in gallops where you'd think 
 there would be normal eighths, so eyes open.  Once you reach the main 
 melody, you'll quit the gallops, but will end up with very large streams 
 that will require turning.  At the end, you'll go back to gallopping with 
 the rhythm.

---

Lyrics: 

Every jumpin-jumpin-jumping-jump
(Let's go!)

It's got to be your love
The only love I fall
And oh!  You are the angel of my life

It's got to be my heart
Beating beside you all night long
And oh!  I wanna get closer to you my love

Until the day I die, babe
I'll be your everything

And ohhhhh..
Ohhh...

(Let's go)
Won't you take my hand
For I will be a man
So, tonight we're gonna dance the night away
One and one is two
Don't you be so cruel
Synchronize this love is what we've got to do

All the time, we'll be together
'Cause it's yours and mine
Forever were in this love, together

Won't you take my hand
For I will be a man
So, tonight we're gonna dance the night away
One and one is two
Don't you be so cruel
Synchronize this love is what we've got to do

All the time, we'll be together
Cause it's yours and mine
Forever were in this love thing

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix Plus (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Joe Rinoie is a J-Pop artist from the land of the rising sun.  
 This is his biggest hit.

====================================================
4II. Take It To The Morning Light (Extended Vocal) =
====================================================

Artist: Golden Gate
Genre: House
BPM: 129

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

Heavy Notes: You'll find a lot of goofy steps in this song.  They look like 
 eighth notes, but they're a bit longer.  This song has few surprises if you 
 know the music.  There are several times where the steps get chaotic and 
 follow the lyrics (ie. "na-nana-na take it"), and streams of decent size, 
 thrown together with freeze arrows.  There are also some gallops at the end.

---

Lyrics:

To the morning light!

To the break of day!

It's a place you can hide
You don't care about frustration
Leave the world behind
Time to look to the light
'Til we find the right direction
Y'know we all can find

Gonna take it to the light
Turn your darkness into light
Gonna find a better day
Come on, don't give up this way

Gonna take it to the light
Turn your darkness into light
Gonna find a better day
Come on, don't give up this way

Ho, na na na na na na now!
Take it!  Take it!
Na-nana-na, take it!
Ho, na na na na na na now!
Take it!  Take it!
Na-nana-na, take it!
(To the morning light)
Ho, na na na na na na now!
Take it!  Take it!
Na-nana-na, take it!
(To the break of day)
Ho, na na na na na na now!
(To the morning light)
Take it!  Take it!
Na-nana-na, take it!

To the morning light!

To the break of day!

To the morning light!

To the break of day!

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: When you can't find even a teeny bit of info on an artist, it's 
 a good chance you're looking at their only hit.

===============
4JJ. THE CUBE =
===============

Artist: DJ SUWAMI
Genre: Drum'N'Bass*
BPM: 178

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

Heavy Notes: The only thing that makes this a decent challenge is the rather 
 brisk tempo.  The steps follow the music very well, so you'll have to know 
 the song to interpret the off-beat nature of the song.  There are few turns, 
 and the streams don't get too long.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: DJ SUWAMI is Keiichi Ueno, another beatmania artist.

=========================
4KK. YOU LEAVE ME ALONE =
=========================

Artist: Venus
Genre: House
BPM: 138

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

Heavy Notes: The beginning and the middle have a lot of weird chaotic steps 
 that try to follow the music, but don't really do a good job.  Once you pass 
 that part, it's just a bunch of freezes and streams.

---

Lyrics:

Why why why (etc...)

Why do you leave me alone, so tell me why?
There is no need to carry on
You leave me alone, it's wrong, not right

And why do you leave me alone so many days?
Just thinking of you so many nights
You leave me alone, it's wrong, not right
Tell me why

Tell me why
Why why why (etc...)
Tell me why

Every night, baby...

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: VENUS, I'm told, is Mauro Farina (president of SAIFAM) and 
 Fabio Serra.

******************************************************************************
5. YELLOW SONGS
******************************************************************************

These songs are unlocked by various means, mostly by completing a number of 
songs.

============
5A. 5.1.1. =
============

UNLOCK: Play 120 Songs

Artist: dj nagureo
Genre: Piano Ambient*
BPM: 101

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

Heavy Notes: This song probably has the smallest number of steps on Heavy.  
 It's compensated by slow gallops, interspersed with straight eighths.  
 You'll be tapping the piano hits, and almost every hit will be a gallop.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Artist Notes: See DEEP IN YOU for info on Reo Nagumo.
Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps.  The STD 
 and HVY steps are the same.

===========
5B. Abyss =
===========

UNLOCK: Play 70 Songs

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.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 1)
Artist Notes: dj TAKA should be no stranger to Bemani fans.  Often considered 
 to be just as popular (if not moreso) than Naoki, Takayuki Ishikawa has been 
 with Konami since beatmania IIDX.  He's done many DDR and beatmania tunes.  

===============
5C. celebrate =
===============

UNLOCK: Fail Game Mode

Artist: JJ COMPANY
Genre: Soul Classic*
BPM: 134

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

Heavy Notes: This can be tricky for many varied reasons.  First, there are 
 quite a few spots that require turns, and there are chaotic steps thrown in 
 at varied times.  Also, there's one long stream at the end that, if you 
 alternate steps, requires you to turn all the way around.

---

Lyrics:

Celebrate! Celebrate!
Every night's a good night
Celebrate! Celebrate!
What a groovy night

You wanna fly to the moon in the sky
You wanna ship up your body
Wonderland, I'll get you there
I know you'll never declare

Lookin' for a vision
You don't need to reason

Some say you gotta,
Some say you wanna be there
It's all good

Celebrate! Celebrate!
Every night's a good night
Celebrate! Celebrate!
What a groovy night

Knocking on 
Heaven's door
Loveliness' serenade is all there

Celebrate...

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps.  The STD 
 and HVY steps are the same.

========================================
5D. Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) =
========================================

UNLOCK: Play 165 Songs OR complete the ADRENALINE Oni Course

Artist: SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
Genre: Two Step House
BPM: 135

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

Heavy Notes: Easier than the original, this is mostly an incorporation of 
 freeze arrows into Do It Right.  There are a few spots for turning, some 
 awkward steps while holding a freeze, and some chaos that follows the music.

---

Lyrics:

Know what you wanna do, get into the groove
Well you just gotta move
And soon you'll know just what you really gotta do
So take it easy now, I can show you how
Just feel the beat inside, let the rhythm take hold and do it right

You can't give up, you can't give in
When things are looking like your world is tumbling down, you fight
You make the cut, you play to win
It's guaranteed to be alright
Just do your best, just give your all
Dance to your rhythm, you can make forever start tonight
Don't let it rest, you'll never fall
Believe me

Know what you do
Ain't nobody holdin' the future back
Gotta go 'cause you know you'll leave it in your tracks
And when all is said and done, and looking back now
Is it all how you dreamed it would be way back then?
Love is just a game
Play to see if we can get it right
God above sends his love to those who see his light
Even if you don't know, he's been there for you too
Did you think you'd get this far without his love?
I tell you what

Know what you wanna do, get into the groove
Well you just got to move
And then you'll know just what to do
So take it easy now, I can show you how
Just feel the love inside
Let the rhythm take hold and do it right, yeah

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See "Look To The Sky" for info on Sota Fujimori.  Ebony Fay is 
 the vocalist for this song.
Misc. Notes: The original Do It Right is in DDR Konamix and DDRMAX2 USA, and 
 the "80's Electro" Challenge Remix is in DDRMAX2 USA.

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5E. DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) =
===================================

UNLOCK: Play 500 Songs OR complete HARD CORE Oni Course

Artist: Scotty D.
Genre: Euro Trance
BPM: 150

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

Heavy Notes: Medium-length streams with freezes for the most part.  There are 
 a few that require you to turn.  Once you get to the second chorus, you'll 
 find gallops thrown into the mix, as well as a three-note string of 
 sixteenths.

---

Lyrics:

Sorry, but could I have the music louder?

Yeah drop the bomb! Just drop the bomb!

I'm kinda dizzy, 'cause of my dreams...

Yeah drop the bomb!

1, 2, 3, 4!

Getting sick and tired of the fossil-like system
Now or never it's the time to resist 'em
It's easy to blast them all away
Pull a trigger, push a button, say adios to today
Don't get me wrong, I'm a pacifist
The mind can do more than the fist
Explosives are not what it takes
(You know, terrorists always make these mistakes)

What we gotta do is build momentum
If you need the right tools invent 'em
Ride the wave of time, come feel the rhythm
The march to the future has begun, get with 'em
The brain is the generator of almighty power
Either do it now or your master plan goes sour
Yeah!  Are you ready to take that fall?
It's up to you to make that call to drop the bomb!

Yeah, drop the bomb! 
Just drop the bomb! 
Let me see that bomb!

Just...

What we gotta do is build momentum
If you need the right tools invent 'em
Ride the wave of time, come feel the rhythm
The march to the future has begun, get with 'em
The brain is the generator of almighty power
Either do it now or your master plan goes sour
Yeah!  Are you ready to take that fall?
It's up to you to make that call!

1, 2, 3, 4!

So, drop the bomb! 
Yeah, drop the bomb! 
Just drop the bomb! 
Let me see you drop that bomb!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Scott Dolph is the American relations guy for KCET.  This remix 
 was put together by Sota Fujimori, composer of Look To The Sky.
Misc. Notes: The original DROP THE BOMB appears in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and 
 DDR Extreme USA.

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5F. DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) =
========================================

UNLOCK: Play 65 Songs OR complete the LESSON ONI Oni course

Artist: NAOKI
Genre: Speed Rave
BPM: 150

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

Heavy Notes: There are only a few surprises here.  Streams stay pretty 
 small and lead into freezes a lot.  There's a little turning but not much.  
 Probably the biggest surprise comes at the very end when, suddenly, you have 
 a string of five sixteenths leading into the last note.  That'll throw you.

---

Lyrics:

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, c'mon
Get up, Get up
Let me hear ya
Let me hear ya

C'mon, c'mom
Get up, Get up
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!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki.  This remix was done by Sota 
 Fujimori (see Look To The Sky).
Misc. Notes: The original DYNAMITE RAVE can be found in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, 
 DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 3), and DDR Extreme 2, and the "B4 ZA BEAT MIX" of 
 this song in DDR Extreme 2

==================================
5G. Electro Tuned (the SubS Mix) =
==================================

UNLOCK: Play 95 Songs

Artist: TaQ
Genre: Big Beat*
BPM: 125

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

Heavy Notes: The relatively slow pace is just an invitation for complicated 
 rhythms.  The good news is that there's pretty much no turning to do, but 
 you have plenty of gallops to deal with, as well as several double taps in 
 sixteenth notes.  The rhythm you'll settle into is pretty steady, though.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See era (nostalmix)

============
5H. GAMBOL =
============

UNLOCK: Play 80 Songs

Artist: SLAKE
Genre: Big Beat*
BPM: 102

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
LGT: 1   4
STD: 5   7
HVY: 8   7

Heavy Notes: This song can be a pain, because it has quite a few chaotic 
 steps, mostly derived from gallops that are in odd places.  There are also 
 several streams that have doubles thrown in, but at such a slow speed, those 
 shouldn't pose too much of a problem.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Artist Notes:  See 22DUNK.
Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps.  The STD 
 and HVY steps are the same.

=================================
5I. gentle stress (SENSUAL mix) =
=================================

UNLOCK: Fail any Oni Course

Artist: MR. DOG feat. DJ SWAN
Genre: Drum'N'Bass
BPM: 160

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

Heavy Notes: This song can get nasty.  It'll wear you down with some heavy 
 streams as well as some double steps in the streams.  Once the keyboard 
 starts up, you'll find yourself stepping chaotic steps to match up with it, 
 including a rather nasty run of triplets.  Near the end, you'll face long 
 runs of repeated taps on the same arrow.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: DJ SWAN is also known as DJ SUWAMI (see THE CUBE).  MR. DOG is 
 most probably a Naoki alias for this AMD mix.
Misc. Notes: The real name of the mix of this song is "AMD SEXUAL MIX".  
 Yep...

===========================================
5J. Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) =
===========================================

UNLOCK: Play 15 Songs OR AA RUGGED ASH on Heavy

Artist: SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS with 1479
Genre: Latin House
BPM: 127

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

Heavy Notes: Not too bad for an eight-footer.  Hard part is at the beginning 
 with the strings of five sixteenth notes, but once those are over, it's just 
 slight offbeats to step with straight eighths thrown in.  All you have to 
 do is stay awake and note which ones are eighths and which are the offbeats.

---

Lyrics:

(oh...)
(oh...)

Don't you get me in your sight
What do you see in my eyes?
Don't you get me in your sight
what do you see in my eyes?
Don't you get me in your sight
what do you see in my eyes?
Don't you get me in your sight

Don't you get me in your sight
What do you see in my eyes?
Don't you get me in your sight
what do you see in my eyes?
Don't you get me in your sight
what do you see in my eyes?
(oh...)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See RUGGED ASH.  The "1479" component is likely a Naoki alias 
 for the AMD mix of this song.

==================================
5K. GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) =
==================================

UNLOCK: Play 225 Songs OR fail the Encore Extra Stage (requiring you first, 
 of course, to access the Encore Extra Stage by AA'ing the Extra Stage).

Artist: BIG-O feat. TAKA
Genre: Digi-Rock
BPM: 160

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

Heavy Notes: Painful.  The whole song throughout contains streams of eighth 
 notes and off-beats that will take skill to match up.  There are also several 
 gallops in the beginning, and a whole bunch of sixteenth notes as you match 
 up with the percussion throughout.  Really, the only semi-relaxing part is 
 when you're stepping the off-beats...

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See Abyss for info on dj TAKA.  The BIG-O is most likely a Naoki 
 alias for the AMD mix of this song.
Misc. Notes: The original GRADIUSIC CYBER from beatmania (or rather, the 
 "Another" version) is in DDR Ultramix.

====================
5L. Healing Vision =
====================

UNLOCK: Play 30 Songs OR AA Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) on Heavy

Artist: DE-SIRE
Genre: Drum'N'Bass
BPM: 49-196

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

Play Notes: The songs starts at 98 BPM for eight measures, then speeds up to 
 the standard 196 for much of the song.  A little after halfway through, 
 you'll come upon the super slowdown, which will lower the BPM to 49 as you 
 hear heartbeats, then a speed up back to 196 until the end, which drops back 
 down to 98.

Heavy Notes: The opener is hard, requiring you to follow the opening 
 percussion, which includes sixteenth notes, and it's not a steady pattern, 
 either.  Once the song gets going, you'll face several streams, short at 
 first, then getting longer as you get into the song.  At the major slowdown, 
 you'll be tapping the heartbeats, which aren't all spaced apart the same 
 way.  Then, you'll go back up to speed, where you'll find it's relatively 
 easy to the end.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: DE-SIRE is Naoki's psuedonym for Healing Vision and the TRIP 
 MACHINE series.

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5M. Holic =
===========

UNLOCK: Play 75 Songs

Artist: TaQ
Genre: Hard Techno*
BPM: 155

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

Play Notes: Much of this song is in 7/8 time, which means you'll be stepping 
 seven beats to a measure.

Maniac Notes: The hardest part of this song is keeping up with the time 
 signature, and knowing how the song goes.  Once that's accomplished, you'll 
 realize that's it's just some long streams, and several streams with a few 
 double steps thrown in.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Konamix
Artist Notes: See "era (nostalmix)"

==================
5N. I'M FOR REAL =
==================

UNLOCK: Play 45 Songs

Artist: SLAKE
Genre: Two Step*
BPM: 140

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

Heavy Notes: Chaotic steps are the most prominent here, focused around the 
 jazzy off-beat nature of the tune.  The streams never get too long, and 
 there's no turning involved.  Watch for some gallops and sixteenths that 
 follow the quick lyrics.

---

Lyrics:

Look... in...
To my eyes...

Look into my eyes and you will see
Look deep into my eyes and you will see the real me
Oh, baby reach way down into my soul
And you will see real love unfold

Oh, baby
I'm for real, about the way I feel
I don't have no doubts
Just wanna shout out loud
I'm for real, about the way I feel
It's just a matter of time
And you will be all mine

Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...
Na, na na na...

Look deep into my eyes
And you will feel the real me
Oh, baby search deep into my heart
And you see the fire burnin' from the start

Oh, baby
I'm for real, about the way I feel
I don't have no doubts
Just wanna shout out loud
I'm for real, about the way I feel
It's just a matter of time
And you will be all mine

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: See 22DUNK.  JP miles is the vocalist for this tune.

===================
5O. I Was The One =
===================

UNLOCK: Play 150 Songs OR AA "never let you down" on Heavy

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

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

Heavy Notes: More or less an unsurprising seven-footer.  Streams of varying 
 length, a few doubles in the streams, and some turns.  Watch out for 
 repeating patterns, such as "left, left, down, down, up, up, right, right".

---

Lyrics:

Who said that you should walk out
Who said that love was over
Who said that you could walk out
Who said that love was gone
Who said that you should walk out
Who said that love was over
Who said that you could walk out
Who said that love was gone

Hold on, and wait one minute
Think you need reminding
I was the one who
Never let you be without all you needed
Love was me

About what you'll me missing, you know
You should make, a permanent dream
Together we can fix it, forever long love is worth saving

I was the one who helped you, to find your place in life
(I was the one)
And when nobody loved you, my heart kept you warm at night
(I was the one)
I was the warm September, each day and every night
(I was the one)
And when you needed someone, I held your hand in mine

I was the one (yeah..)
I was the one (One baby, I was the one)
I was the one
I was the one (I was the one)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA
Artist Notes: See "never let you down".  Robbie Danzie is the vocalist for 
 this tune.

===================
5P. Jam&Marmalade =
===================

UNLOCK: Play 85 Songs OR complete the CLUB TRAX Oni Course 

Artist: Final Offset
Genre: Warp House*
BPM: 145

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

Heavy Notes: Pretty simple for the first half.  You'll hit some sixteenths at 
 the female vocal hits.  Watch for some off notes as the steps match up with 
 the "guitar" rhythm.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania III
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA
Artist Notes: Hideyaki Sugaya is Final Offset.  This song may have had 
 its roots in an old Konami game as well (Gradius is my guess, but don't 
 quote me on it).

===============
5Q. Kind Lady =
===============

UNLOCK: Play 40 Songs OR AA SO IN LOVE on Heavy  

Artist: OKUYATOS
Genre: Disco House
BPM: 135

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

Heavy Notes: This is a pretty standard seven-footer.  There are very few 
 turns, not-too-long streams, and some rhythm following near the beginning and 
 in the vocals.

---

Lyrics:

A fool for love
He knew that his heart was healing
He'd been hurt too much to try again
But when she caught his eye
Ain't no man could fight the feeling
He knew he had to try to let love in
 
Smile to let her know
She was in the mood for talking
So then he began to play the game
Before he knew it
He had told her how much he'd been hurting
How he was hoping she was not the same

Could you be
The kind of lady that I'm seeking?
After all of this time
Could this be true love?
And she said, Boy you don't have to look no more
I'll give the love you need 'til you holler enough, guaranteed
Not like the rest, boy, I'm a kind lady
You've been hurt but be sure boy I am the cure
And when you wake up late thinking it's a dream
Just touch me boy you know, you can count on me
Believe me

Baby
This lady
You know what you've found in me
Is a lady
Kind o'lady
That can give you what you need
Baby
A kind lady
That will never leave you lonely and
Just maybe
This lady
Finally you've found me, oh
Kind lady

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (JP PS2)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: OKUYATOS is Sota Fujimori.  See "Look To The Sky"
Misc. Notes: The "interlude" portion of this song is a Challenge Remix in 
 DDRMAX2 USA and a normal song in DDR Ultramix 2 (SP8).

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5R. Let the beat hit em! (BM IIDX Version) =
============================================

UNLOCK: Play 35 Songs

Artist: Stone Bros.
Genre: Miami Bass*
BPM: 110

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

Heavy Notes: Only a bit harder than CLASSIC R&B STYLE.  This mix seems to 
 like throwing double steps into streams, but the streams all tend to be 
 pretty short.  There are a few turns, but they aren't difficult.  The 
 biggest surprise is at the end, where you'll get three groups of three 
 sixteenths, the last one being a double tap on the Right arrow into a double 
 step.

---

Lyrics:

No no...
Ooo, ooh...

So, turn me on
Let's see who's better (let's see)
If you wanna play a tune
I wanna groove with you
So turn me on

Hey yo, I'm like this, so watch the moves that I make
How I take over the floor, throw the grooves that I shake
I'm number one, how'd you figure that I'm losing my place
If you're the joker, player, then who's the ace
Hey, yo, it's me, the player to beat, I'm playin' for keeps
I got some special moves, so homey don't sleep
You learn and I teach controllin' the game
You can brag all you want, but you kids don't be rollin' the same
I'm bringin' the pain...

The game is done, you might as well run
My time is come and I'm gonna shine like the sun
No surprise, I'll bust a flip on you guys
The dance moves I do, I'm keepin' it live
Keepin' the vibe, fly-guy style express
Competition is none, player, and I jam like death
I'm the best, can't be beat, you know it's me, keep up the pace
and you'll advance with me, c'mon

Let's see who's better
You wanna play a tune
I wanna groove with you
So turn me on

Let's see who's better
You wanna play a tune
I wanna groove with you
So turn me on

Let's see...
Ooooh...

Hit me!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style
DDR Debut: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1)
Artist Notes: See the CLASSIC R&B STYLE.

==================
5S. LOGICAL DASH =
==================

UNLOCK: Play 110 Songs

Artist: dj TAKA
Genre: Happy*
BPM: 144

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

Heavy Notes: Quite a few interesting points in this song.  There are some 
 long streams, and there are a few spots for turning.  Also there are freeze 
 arrows with eighth notes following, and a little bit of chaos, especially 
 near the end.

---

Lyrics:

Dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it, dig it dig it dig it dig it

Bass please...
Groove!
Bass please...
Wha?
Bass please...
Shake it up!
Yeah!  Yea-yeah!

Make some noise!
On the floor!
Make some noise!
Da-da-da bass please

Come on!

Ah, come on!

Bass please...
Bass please...
Bass please...

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
Artist Notes: See Abyss

======================================
5T. Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) =
======================================

UNLOCK: Play 25 Songs OR AA "Look To The Sky" on Heavy 

Artist: System SF feat. Anna
Genre: Trance
BPM: 140

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

Heavy Notes: This isn't too hard at all.  Really, it could be seen as just an 
 excuse to throw freeze arrows into LTTS.  Anyway, there's very little 
 turning, streams are quite simple, and there's no chaos whatsoever.  Should 
 be a relatively easy seven-footer to AA.

---

Lyrics:

S.O.T.A.

Feeling sad and lonely
Cause I can't find you
Call your telephone
And there's never no answer
Said you love me
Kissed me
We were in heaven
Said I'm sorry
Love you, want you forever

Every night I look at the sky
Call your name
And wonder where you are
Every night I look at the sky
Baby, miss you
Won't you come back

S.O.T.A.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: BRAND NEW
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme 2
Artist Notes: See "Look To The Sky"

=======================
5U. LOVE THIS FEELIN' =
=======================

UNLOCK: Play 5 Songs

Artist: Chang Ma
Genre: Hard Rock
BPM: 95-190

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

Play Notes: The song starts at 95 BPM, then doubles its pace to 190 once you 
 run out of arrows.  It's very obvious, and it has to be, being one of the 
 first songs to have tempo changes.

Heavy Notes: A stressful tune, to say the least.  The slow opening has you 
 stepping sixteenths on the repeated guitar hits.  Once it picks up, it's 
 all basically a game of keeping up with the song.  There are short to medium 
 streams, some doubles thrown in, and some taps of the same arrow at the end.

---

Lyrics:

Check one, check one
When I come down I come down right to the sun
Get right down, get right down, legit
Round and round, move like Goldfinger

Make to the script, flip back to the script
Come down, check, reach finesse
Nevertheless I'm impressed with the best
Get to the fever

I'm kickin' the flow,
Cause you know, Bobby-Jo
When I come around
I get down to the hip town sound

Get right down, legit
Two, one, two, three, four
C'mon ya'll, and get on the floor

Get right down, get right down, legit
Round and round, move like Goldfinger
Come down, check, reach finesse
Get to the fever

I'm kickin' the flow,
Cause you left, get right down, legit

Keepin' the rhymes and I kick it to the flow
Come down, check, reach finesse
Nevertheless I'm impressed with the best

Movin' the juice...Huh!

Keepin' the rhymes and I kickin' to the flow! (Love this feelin'!)
I'm kickin' the flow,
Coz you know, Bobby-Jo
When I come around
I get down to the hip town sound (Love this feelin'!)
(Love this feelin'!)
Huh!

(Love this feelin'!)
Keepin' the rhymes and I kickin' to the flow!
I'm kickin' the flow,
Coz you know, Bobby-Jo (Love this feelin'!)
When I come around
I get down to the hip town sound

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 2nd Remix (JP PS1)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 10)
Artist Notes: Chang Ma is U1-ASAMI.  See CUTIE CHASER.

====================
5V. MY SUMMER LOVE =
====================

UNLOCK: Play 90 Songs

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

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

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

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: mitsu-O! is a Naoki psuedonym and Geila Zilkha is the song's 
 vocalist.

=====================================================
5W. PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) =
=====================================================

UNLOCK: Play 180 Songs

Artist: 190
Genre: Jungle*
BPM: 190

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

Heavy Notes: The style of this song is similar to the older PARANOiAs.  
 There are streams, yes, but they're not entirely complicated.  There are 
 turns, yes, but they're relatively easy.  There's no chaos whatsoever.  
 That's not to say this is an easy song, but it's definitely easier than some 
 of the newer PARANOiAs.

---

Lyrics:

Fee-fee-feeels so good...
Hey, baby...
Feels good!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix
Artist Notes: 190 is a Naoki psuedonym, denoting the BPM.
Misc. Notes: This is a slight remix of the original PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) 
 found in DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA.  The story is that some DDR songs are 
 taken to beatmania (and vice versa).  In beatmania, there's an option of 
 playing a song normally, or as "Another".  In some cases, the "Another" makes 
 the song sound almost completely different.  That's the case here.  The 
 "VER.2" that shows up in the Information section is just a redundant way of 
 saying that it's "Another".  There's only one "Another" version.

======================================
5X. RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) =
======================================

UNLOCK: Play 10 Songs OR AA SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) on Heavy

Artist: CJ CREW feat. CHRISTIAN D
Genre: Speed Rave
BPM: 170

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

Heavy Notes: Probably the third hardest nine-footer in the game, but it's one 
 of my favorites (and a lot of other peoples').  Right from the get-go, 
 you'll be facing off against some nasty streams with lotsa turns thrown in.  
 Whenever there's harpsichord music, you'll be gallopping.  Whenever there 
 isn't, it's stream after stream, pretty much.  About halfway through, you'll 
 face a couple of streams that require you to sit on the Up or Down arrow 
 while you alternate your feet.

---

Lyrics:

Run now quickly doin' my thing
We're on the case, we like the man for the behaviour
What you doing over there,
Come on let's do this, rip the air

You'll all feel this latest groove
And then just don't know what to do
Hey bro, what you got in your hand?
Man that's amazin', put it away it's gonna
Go bang, blow my brains, HA
I'm going so insane
With the S.C.X

So...
Let's leave a little bit of change
The tramps can fear us 
Stay boarded up in their special caves
Just how far are they gonna stay sane
Cut the drugs, uh!

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix Plus (Arcade)
Artist Notes: CJ CREW is a cover artist that does a lot of mixes of songs 
 that were popular, but only because of their familiarity (one of their latest 
 covers is on the original Batman TV show theme).  This tune is actually a 
 remix of CJ CREW's original by Kohji Morita (K.O.G).
Misc. Notes: Take a good look, folks, because here we have a DDR oddity.  
 This is currently the ONLY licensed song in the American DDR scene that's a 
 secret song in the game.  All other secret songs in all other American DDR 
 games are Konami Originals, and that includes Ultramix's song packs.
 Rhythm & Police was an old Japanese cop show (currently not airing).  The 
 title graphic for the show looks much the same as the background we have 
 here in the game (except they didn't use the silhouettes of DDR characters).

==========================
5Y. SANA MORETTE NE ENTE =
==========================

UNLOCK: Play 55 Songs

Artist: Togo Project feat. Sana
Genre: Cuban Groove*
BPM: 90

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

Heavy Notes: First time out, you'll probably have a tough time with this song.  
 Lots of sixteenths are sandwiched into it.  The good news that they either 
 follow the song, or at least flow with the music style.  There aren't any 
 large streams of sixteenths, and there's only a little turning.

---

Lyrics: (English words are capitalized)

watashi no kare wa Double Play suki
isshoni Append de asonde itai no ni
 
jikochuu~  jikoman~
jikochuu~  jikoman~
 
Beat Synchronize de kono mama doukishite
Beat Shock de soko o furuwasete ne
 
kaikan~  daikan~
kaikan~  daikan~
 
Ahh... taka naru mune (Hi-speed de)
Ahh, Mmm... koi ha Hidden Mode
...soshite Survival...
 
SANA MORETTE NE ENTE E YEN GAYA
SANA MORETTE NE
SANA MORETTE NE ENTE E YEN GAYA
SANA MORETTE NE
 
watashi no kare wa Double Play suki
watashi no kare wa hidari kiki ja nai...

English Translation:

My boyfriend loves double play,
He only wants to play Append.
 
Inside himself~ He's full of pride~
Inside himself~ He's full of pride~

He synchronized the beat sync like this,
He shook it with the beat shock.

Cheerful Pleasure~ Substantial Pleasure~
Cheerful Pleasure~ Substantial Pleasure~

Ahh...High-beating heart(Of High-Speed),
Ahh, Mmm... Love is Hidden Mode,
...And Survival...

Sana mollete ne ente e yen gaya,
Sana mollete ne ente,
Sana mollete ne ente e yen gaya,
Sana mollete ne ente,

My boyfriend likes double play,
He is not left-handed.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX 2 -Going Global- (JP PS1)
DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Hiroyuki Togo is another Konami Original artist.  Most of his 
 projects are with the vocalist Sana.
Misc. Notes: There has been some confusion about this song's title.  Long 
 story short, the real title is "SANA MOLLETE NE ENTE".  People who know 
 Japanese will notice that the song's title is in katakana, the character 
 library used to describe foreign words.  In proper practice, if you were 
 translating something from katakana back to Roman letters (called "romaji"), 
 you would spell it out properly in its native language (for instance, the 
 katakana for "video game" would be translated back to "video game" in 
 romaji, not "bideo geemu").  So, in truth, this song SHOULD be its true 
 title, not a literal translation of the katakana.  
-The "B.L.T. Style" of this song is in DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme 2.
-Well, we're assuming that "Sana Mollete Ne Ente" is Spanish.  I played around 
 with Babelfish, and it seems that it roughly translates (with some fiddling 
 around with the Japanese structure) to "The grind heals the being".  Make 
 what you will of that...
-In case you're unaware, the song itself is some girl complaining about how 
 much her boyfriend plays beatmania... :-P

========================
5Z. Secret Rendez-vous =
========================

UNLOCK: Play 50 Songs

Artist: DIVAS
Genre: R&B
BPM: 98

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

Heavy Notes: Yucky, partially because it's so slow, but mostly because you 
 expect the steps to follow the music, and they don't, all the time.  Look 
 very carefully at the positioning of the arrows, because what you may think 
 is a group of eight sixteenth notes could be two groups of four sixteenth 
 notes separated by an eighth note or something.

---

Lyrics:

(Baby, you know what?
I've been waiting a loooooooong time....)

Late at night when you're all alone (all alone)
Heart would say, pick up the phone (pick up the phone)
But he belongs to someone else
You wanna keep his number for yourself
You keep your feelings deep inside (deep inside)
The kind of love that's so hard to find (so hard to find)
Gotta keep it all for myself
Don't wanna share it with somebody else

Nobody knows what goes on when we are all alone
I know what I feel, it's oh so real

We are secret lovers
Hope no one discovers (no one discovers)
See you every day
Secret hideaway
Just around the way (Don't you know....)
Feels so good to me 'cause (...feels so good)
No one's ever seen us
What we have, taboo
A secret rendez-vous

(I'm in love, you feel good to me
Baby don'tcha know I need you
Don'tcha know I need your love so....)

Sneakin' with my baby (come to me baby)
Weekend, don't say maybe (please him day or night)
We throw away the key
It's our fantasy
Only you and me (I know you want me here)
I hope no one discovers
That we are undercover lovers
What we have, taboo
A secret rendez-vous, yeah

(Ohh ohh ohh ohh.....)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: See BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE.  The lead vocalist for this tune 
 is Aundrea Hopkins.

==================
5AA. Silent Hill =
==================

UNLOCK: Access EXTRA STAGE and fail

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

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7)
Artist Notes: More famous for his work on the Konami rhythm games Drum Mania 
 and Guitar Freaks, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein is, nonetheless, popular for 
 this old Christmas standby.
Misc. Notes: The "3rd christmas" Challenge Remix of this song is found in 
 DDRMAX2 USA.

=================
5BB. SO IN LOVE =
=================

UNLOCK: Play 20 Songs

Artist: Caramel.S
Genre: Dance Pop
BPM: 112

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

Heavy Notes: Some turns and streams aren't very long.  There are several 
 freeze arrows with eighth note steps sandwiched around them.  There are also 
 a few chaotic steps, such as a few gallops sprinkled here and there, as well 
 as an interesting triplet run near the end.

---

Lyrics:

I wake at night and I start reaching for you
Every single time
I wish you lived a little closer
There's nothing else can make me feel the way you do
And phone calls don't provide
The warm I need when nights are colder

Missing you is more than I can stand
I need you here with me, so baby take my hand

Let's get close again I'm So In Love
You may be far away, but I need you here today now
To hold me.  Boy, I'll never get enough
You're the only one for me.  Come on over and you'll see
You and Me, we are So In Love

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (JP PS2)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme USA
Artist Notes: Caramel.S is yet another Konami Original artist.

====================
5CC. Spin the disc =
====================

UNLOCK: Play 250 Songs OR complete the HOME BASS Oni Course

Artist: good-cool
Genre: House*
BPM: 130

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

Heavy Notes: This is rather simple for an eight-footer.  There are a few 
 parts with sixteenths, but they follow the music.  The only hard part would 
 be some pretty long streams near the end, one which goes for nine measures, 
 (72 steps) and another which goes for eight measures (65 steps).

---

Lyrics:

Someday, somehow, somewhere
We're gonna have magic in the air
Someday, somehow, somewhere
We're gonna have magic in the a-a-a-air

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style
DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix 3 (SP13)
Artist Notes: See "never let you down"

==========================
5DD. THE SHINING POLARIS =
==========================

UNLOCK: Play 140 Songs OR complete the VARIETY Oni Course

Artist: L.E.D. feat. Sana
Genre: Epic Trance*
BPM: 147

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

Heavy Notes: The only distinguishing mark of this song from your standard 
 seven-footer is a large number of freeze arrows, but that makes it seem like 
 quarters, so it's actually quite easy.

---

Lyrics: 

A North Star ray in the dark
The saving
There same on the wail
'Cause never see got shining polestar
I never cross mile on the way
A few shining lighten star in the earth
Ray me by own radiant light

The shining star light (shining star light)

A North Star ray in the dark
The saving
There same on the wail
'Cause never see got shining polestar
I never cross mile on the way
A few shining lighten star in the earth
Ray me by own radiant light

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style (JP PS1)
DDR Debut: BRAND NEW
American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA
Artist Notes: See OVERBLAST!! and SANA MORETTE NE ENTE.

==========================
5EE. TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX =
==========================

UNLOCK: Play 130 Songs OR AA Healing Vision on Heavy 

Artist: DE-SIRE
Genre: Drum'N'Bass
BPM: 180

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

Heavy Notes: Painful in many ways.  There are long fast streams, plenty of 
 turning, and the off-beat rhythms you've come to expect from TRIP MACHINE, 
 as well as sections near the middle and end with plenty of streams with 
 double steps thrown in, as well.  Also a few sections with repeated taps on 
 one arrow.  Bad nine-footer.

---

Lyrics:

Yyyyyyowwww!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, let's start!

Let's start in...

1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4!

DDR!
D-D-D-D-R!
DDR!

Give it to me good...

Brothers...

Start the show!
Start the show!

Yeah-yeah-yeah you got it!
Do you love me, do you...
Yeah-yeah-yeah you got it!

Oh!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See Healing Vision
Misc. Notes: The original TRIP MACHINE is found in DDR USA and DDR Extreme 
 USA.  SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX) is found in DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA, TRIP 
 MACHINE (luv mix) is found in DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix, and TRIP MACHINE 
 Survivor is found in DDR Extreme USA.

===================================
5FF. true... (Trance Sunrise Mix) =
===================================

UNLOCK: Play 60 Songs

Artist: RIYU KOSAKA
Genre: J-Pop
BPM: 140

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

Heavy Notes: Streams with turns dot this song, and the streams can get long, 
 but not too long.  Just between the first and second part of the verse, 
 you'll start hitting gallops thrown into the streams, as well as some 
 doubles.  Once the chorus picks up, you'll have a long series of gallops 
 that will require quite a bit of turning.

---

Japanese Lyrics:

mou soba ni ha inai
te o tsunagu koto mo nai
tonari ni ite waratte kureru
sonna koto mo naku natta

wasurerarenai
namida afureta
kitto au koto mo nai kara
sou negatteiru no
modoranai kamei nante...

inakunatte kara sonzai no ooki sa shitta
atari mae sugita kara daiji na koto wasureteta

dare no tame ni egao de iru no?
dare no tame ni ikite yuku no?
oshiete hoshii
anata no hoka ni irunda to
watashi ni dekiru koto
sore ha anata no o wasureru koto?
kitto shinakya ikenai? hontou ni dekiru?

English Translation (very rough, please help me on this...)

Oh... So, you're not beside me
And you won't hold my hand next to me
We've broken up.
Such things make me cry...

It's unforgettable
The tears, they overflow
We definitely will not meet again.
I pray that you'll rejoin me somehow.

Good tears come from doing great things
It's right to forget and let things pass by...

Who will be my smiling face?
Who will be the one to go to?
Teach me to want
You'll go to your other...
Will it be possible to forget you?
Can I truly not go?  Will I truly be able to?

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Riyu Kosaka is a member of Be For U, a J-pop band who does 
 lots of songs for Bemani.

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6. RED SONGS
******************************************************************************

These are the Extra Stage songs.  If the last song you play in a set is on 
Heavy and you get a AA on it, you'll access the first Extra Stage, where 
you'll play MAX 300 on Heavy with the options Reverse and 1.5x turned on.  
If you get a AA on that, you go to the Encore Extra Stage, which is the same 
thing, only with CANDY*.

=============
6A. MAX 300 =
=============

UNLOCK: Play 100 Songs OR pass the Extra Stage

Artist: Omega
Genre: Hardcore Techno*
BPM: 300

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

Play Notes: There is one stop in this song.  You'll land on a freeze arrow 
 and slow down to a stop.  Count to four after you stop and that's when you 
 start back up again.

Standard Notes: It's mostly quarter notes on Standard, except for about 
 three places during the song (two during the first half, one during the 
 end) that are eighth note streams that will hurt your feet.  If it's not 
 quarter notes or streams, then the steps follow the music.  You'll really 
 get to know this song...

Heavy Notes: Ah, the piece de resistance, for this mix, anyway.  You'll 
 actually find that the steps follow the music relatively well, especially 
 at the beginning.  Once you get going, you'll find more and more lengthy 
 streams thrown in (of course, at this speed, seven-note streams are 
 lengthy).  Once you pass the stop, you'll find more streams in odd 
 configurations.  The song actually doesn't require you to turn much at all.  
 So, I guess you've got that going for you.  Just build up your leg stamina 
 as much as you can, try to use as little energy as possible when stepping, 
 and memorize as much of the steps as you can.  It can be done.  It's been 
 done.  It's been AAA'd, for crying out loud, 300 times by one guy...

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: Omega is a psuedonym for Naoki.
Misc. Notes: Other MAX songs include MAXX UNLIMITED in DDRMAX2 USA and 
 DDR Ultramix 2, The legend of MAX in DDR Extreme USA and DDR Ultramix 3, 
 MAXIMIZER in DDR Extreme USA, and MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) in DDR 
 Ultramix 2.

============
6B. CANDY* =
============

UNLOCK: Play 200 Songs OR pass the Encore Extra Stage

Artist: Luv UNLIMITED
Genre: Candy Pop*
BPM: 192

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

Heavy Notes: The brisk pace is your biggest enemy, really.  The second 
 biggest is the multiple turns in this song.  The streams are never all that 
 long, but there are lots of turns, and plenty of freeze arrows, too.

---

Song Type: Konami Orignal
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 3
Artist Notes: Luv UNLIMITED is a Naoki psuedonym.
Misc. Notes: The remix of this song, CANDY<3(Heart), appears in DDR Ultramix 
 and DDR Extreme 2.  The steps, however, are incorrectly indentical to CANDY* 
 in Ultramix.

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7. ONI MODE
******************************************************************************

The actual specific name of this mode is NONSTOP CHALLENGE, but everyone 
knows it as Oni Mode, so I'll humor them.  Oni is a generic name for Japanese 
monsters/demons.

To access Oni Mode, just keep pressing right on the Select Difficulty 
screen.  Both players will be forced to play Oni Mode if selected.

So, from the get-go, it looks like Nonstop Mode.  Just like in that mode, 
you'll select a course of songs.  Only one difficulty is available, though.

The real difficulty is apparent when you get going.  Instead of a normal 
Dance Meter, you have a little picture of a battery with three ticks inside 
it.  Every time you get anything less than a GREAT, you'll lose a tick in the 
battery.  Once it's empty, one more misstep and the game's over.

So, that's four missteps allowed, but there's a tiny bit of relief.  For 
every song you complete, you may get back one or two ticks, depending on 
how difficult the song you just beat was.  You can't get any more relief than 
the four, though.

Scoring is handled in a percentage, as opposed to a solid number.  PERFECTs 
fill up the percentage more than GREATs do.  Naturally, the maximum 
percentage is 100.

---

Oni Courses (Ignore how they're grouped on the screen.  This is the proper 
 order, according to the info screen).

* #1 LESSON ONI *
Five tracks designed to ease you into Oni Mode.  They're not very good at 
 that.
                             Diff.
1. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE STD(3)
2. PEACE-OUT                 LGT(2)
3. AM-3P                     STD(6)
4. THE CUBE                  STD(6)
5. ECSTASY                   HVY(7)

* #2 VARIETY *
Seven Konami Originals from many different artists.
                      Diff.
1. INSERTiON          STD(6)
2. Let's talk it over STD(5)
3. DEEP IN YOU        LGT(5)
4. exotic ethnic      STD(5)
5. 22DUNK             STD(7)
6. never let you down STD(5)
7. PARANOIA EVOLUTION HVY(8)

* #3 CLUB TRAX *
Eight licensed songs designed for the clubs.
                                Diff.
1. I Like To Move It            HVY(7)
2. Take It To The Morning Light LGT(5)
3. ORDINARY WORLD               STD(4)
4. MY GENERATION                STD(5)
5. Stomp to my beat             HVY(7)
6. Sandstorm                    HVY(8)
7. Dark Black Forest            STD(6)
8. YOU LEAVE ME ALONE           HVY(7)

* #4 ADRENALINE *
Eight songs designed for fast movements.
                       Diff.
1. I Was The One       HVY(7)
2. LOGICAL DASH        HVY(8)
3. Jam&Marmalade       STD(5)
4. THE SHINING POLARIS HVY(7)
5. Holic               STD(6)
6. RHYTHM AND POLICE   HVY(9)
7. TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX STD(7)
8. MAX 300             STD(8)
UNLOCK: To play this course, you must have all songs in it unlocked.  This 
 can take you as many as 150 Songs, or as few as 110, depending on how you 
 unlock.

* #5 HOME BASS *
An unreasonable seventeen songs based around the concept of bass.
                                       Diff.
1. CUTIE CHASER (MORNING MIX)          STD(3)
2. Look To The Sky                     HVY(6)
3. Groove 2001                         HVY(7)
4. LOVE THIS FEELIN'                   STD(7)
5. Share My Love                       STD(5)
6. THE SHINING POLARIS                 HVY(7)
7. Midnite Blaze                       HVY(8)
8. DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix)  STD(5)
9. Kind Lady                           HVY(7)
10. Look To The Sky (True Color Mix)   HVY(7)
11. SANA MORETTE NE ENTE               STD(5)
12. Healing Vision (Angelic Mix)       STD(7)
13. SO IN LOVE                         HVY(7)
14. Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) HVY(7)
15. ORION.78 (civilization mix)        STD(8)
16. OVERBLAST!!                        HVY(7)
17. DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix)      HVY(7)
UNLOCK: All songs except for DROP THE BOMB have to be unlocked.  So, you're 
 probably looking at unlocking it once you get Do It Right.

* #6 HARD CORE *
A truly harrowing twenty-one songs engineered to make your pad break.
                      Diff.
1. ORDINARY WORLD     HVY(7)
2. THE CUBE           HVY(7)
3. Jam&Marmalade      HVY(8)
4. LOVE THIS FEELIN'  STD(7)
5. true...            LGT(3)
6. Sandstorm          HVY(8)
7. era                HVY(8)
8. I'M FOR REAL       HVY(7)
9. Secret Rendez-vous LGT(2)
10. exotic ethnic     STD(5)
11. RHYTHM AND POLICE HVY(9)
12. Electro Tuned     HVY(9)
13. MY SUMMER LOVE    HVY(9)
14. PARANOiA MAX      STD(7)
15. Healing Vision    HVY(8)
16. Stomp to my beat  LGT(5)
17. MATSURI JAPAN     HVY(9)
18. Spin the disc     HVY(8)
19. Abyss             STD(5)
20. SYNCHRONIZED LOVE STD(5)
21. CANDY*            HVY(8)
UNLOCK: All songs on the course have to be unlocked, so it'll probably be 
 unlocked when you get Spin the disc.

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8. OTHER MODES
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Here are the rest of the game modes:

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8A. Workout Mode =
==================

This mode allows you to observe the calories melting away as you dance.

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Workout Setting

Weight: Set this and the amount of calories burned will be slightly changed 
 to reflect your weight.

Menu: Set to "Play Time" to play a specific amount of time.  Set to "Calories 
 Burned" and you'll play until you reach that number of calories.  Set to 
 "Program" and you can set your own workout course (like a Nonstop).  "No 
 Setting" will let you have no restrictions.

Goal: Set to minutes if "Play Time" is on Menu, and to a calorie amount if 
 "Calories Burned is on Menu.

Workout Step: With one star, you'll have a very easy mode.  With two stars, 
 the steps will be "Little".  With three stars, you'll play the songs as 
 normal.

Date: Use to keep track of your workouts.

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Workout Results

After every song (or at the end of your program), you'll see a Workout Results 
screen where you can see your calorie-related results.  Press Circle to see 
them charted in relation to other day's workouts.

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8B. Lesson Mode =
=================

Select this to learn basic lessons about DDR.  The CPU will perform for you, 
and you'll have to match what it's doing.  You'll have an onscreen character 
to guide you, as well.  Lesson 1 is largely basic steps.  Lesson 2 will throw 
in some different kinds of movements.  Lesson 3 will throw eighth notes into 
the mix as well as some fancy moves.

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8C. Training Mode =
===================

Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms.  You may select 
the song, the mode (Single, Versus, Double), its difficulty, any song options 
you want (as detailed in the How To Dance section far above), and you may put 
in any Edit Data you wish.

In addition (unlike other modes of gameplay), you can set Assist, which 
allows you to play with any combination of the music, a metronome (which 
marks standard quarter note beats), and a handclap (which claps whenever 
there's an arrow).

Also, you can set the song's speed.  Unlike the song option called Speed, 
this actually changes how fast the song goes.  It's good for taking fast 
songs at speeds you can manage.

Finally, you can set what measure the song begins and ends.  The "Start" 
function below it will allow you to quickly change between the measures you 
select and the whole song.

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8D. Edit Mode =
===============

Well, I'm not gonna go through all the possibilities that Edit Mode offers 
here.  Honestly, if you're serious about Editing, you'll probably know to 
read the instructions on this one.  Seriously, there's too much info about it 
for me to justify making a section for it.

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9. SECRETS
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Song Unlocks:

Almost all of the songs in the game can be unlocked by playing a specific 
number of songs (the others are relatively easy to get).  Here are the unlocks 
in order of the # of songs played required:

5 Songs: LOVE THIS FEELIN' by Chang Ma
10 Songs: RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) by CJ CREW feat. CHRISTIAN D
15 Songs: Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) by SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS with 
 1479
20 Songs: SO IN LOVE by Caramel.S
25 Songs: Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) by System SF feat. Anna
30 Songs: Healing Vision by DE-SIRE
35 Songs: Let the beat hit em! (BM IIDX Version) by Stone Bros.
40 Songs: Kind Lady by OKUYATOS
45 Songs: I'M FOR REAL by SLAKE
50 Songs: Secret Rendez-vous by DIVAS
55 Songs: SANA MORETTE NE ENTE by Togo Project feat. Sana
60 Songs: true... (Trance Sunrise Mix) by RIYU KOSAKA
65 Songs: DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) by NAOKI
70 Songs: Abyss by dj TAKA
75 Songs: Holic by TaQ
80 Songs: GAMBOL by SLAKE
85 Songs: Jam&Marmalade by Final Offset
90 Songs: MY SUMMER LOVE by mitsu-O! with GEILA
95 Songs: Electro Tuned (the SubS mix) by TaQ
100 Songs: MAX 300 by Omega
110 Songs: LOGICAL DASH by dj TAKA
120 Songs: 5.1.1. by dj nagureo
130 Songs: TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX by DE-SIRE
140 Songs: THE SHINING POLARIS by L.E.D. feat. Sana
150 Songs: I Was The One by good-cool
165 Songs: Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) by SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
180 Songs: PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) by 190
200 Songs: CANDY* by Luv UNLIMITED
225 Songs: GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) by BIG-O feat. TAKA
250 Songs: Spin the disc by good-cool
500 Songs: DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) by Scotty D.

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Special Unlocks:

There are several songs that can be unlocked by different means than a number 
of songs.  Here's a list:

Doing some miscellaneous things will get unlocks:
-
Fail Game Mode -> celebrate by JJ COMPANY
Fail Oni Mode -> gentle stress (SENSUAL MIX) by MR. DOG feat. DJ SWAN
Fail Extra Stage -> Silent Hill by THOMAS HOWARD
Fail Encore Extra Stage -> GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) by BIG-O feat. TAKA
Clear Extra Stage -> MAX 300 by Omega
Clear Encore Extra Stage -> CANDY* by Luv UNLIMITED

AA some songs on Heavy to get unlocks:
-
Look To The Sky -> Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) by System SF feat. Anna
never let you down -> I Was The One by good-cool
SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) -> RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) 
 by CJ CREW feat. CHRISTIAN D
RUGGED ASH -> Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) by SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS 
 with 1479
Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) -> Healing Vision by DE-SIRE
SO IN LOVE -> Kind Lady by OKUYATOS
Healing Vision -> TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX by DE-SIRE

Complete Oni Courses for unlocks:
-
LESSON ONI -> DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) by NAOKI
VARIETY -> THE SHINING POLARIS by L.E.D. feat. Sana
CLUB TRAX -> Jam & Marmalade by Final Offset
ADRENALINE -> Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) by SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
HOME BASS -> Spin the disc by good-cool
HARD CORE -> DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) by Scotty D.

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10. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF
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10A. Legal =
============

This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright ゥ 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 don稚 post this on your site 
unless you have express consent by me.  I致e put a lot of time into this.  
Give me some credit...

All songs and their lyrics are copyright their respective owners.  DDR is 
Copyright ゥ 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

I'm not going to allow people with small personal sites to post this FAQ.  
They may post the link on GameFAQs with all the DDRMAX2 guides, but, trying to 
keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed sites that I 
trust.

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10B. E-mail Guidelines =
========================

If you wish to e-mail me, be sure to follow these guidelines...

- Make ABSOLUTELY sure I haven't already answered your question in the guide.
- Make sure it has something to do with DDRMAX.  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 "DDRMAX" at one point in your e-mail.  I have more 
than one FAQ, and I can't always figure the question out without specifying 
what game you're asking about.
- Asking how to beat a song will result in a deletion.  There really are no 
tips to offer for DDR'ing besides what I have in my section.  It has to come 
from your own skill and desire to pass.
- Spell correctly and use proper grammar, please.  If I can't understand 
your e-mail, it'll go to the junk pile...

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10C. Credits =
==============

CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites.

rageandemi for a lot of valuable nitpicky info.

John Rax for some artist info.

www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of 
lyrics, including those in the DDR games.

The GameFAQs B&RA board, for their help with genres.

Konami and the Bemani studio, for their effort in bringing a superb game to 
the States.

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10D. Version Updates =
======================

Version 1.0 - 2/23/04 - Well, that oughtta do it.

Version 1.1 - 9/24/04 - Genres added.

Version 1.2 - 12/5/04 - Ultramix 2 info added.

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10E. The Final Word =
=====================

I dunno what they were smoking with some of these Oni Mode courses.  No 
course in history has been 21 songs long, and those courses really aren't 
built well with a home pad in mind.  Still, this is a great mix, if maybe a 
bit hard for beginners to get into.
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