BALLAD FOR YOU~omoi no ame~
BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～
Artist: NM feat.Thomas Howard
Lyrics/Vocals: Thomas Howard Lichtenstein
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th style
Other Music Game Appearances:
I was the happiest guy That's what everyone said Inside I was lonely then Still I played the part so well No one could ever tell Just a smiling face on an empty shell And then look what you did when you came along (Look what you did) Made me see I was wrong Often I'll think that I'm losing my mind, But I don't really care 'cause I'm satisfied Look what you did to me now My resistance is all breaking down Now it's up to you, I'm in love with you, anyhow (When I dream of you Oh, won't you look) Look what you did to me now Turned my universe upside down Thinking not who I was anymore I guess I was just playing a clown I thank heaven above For showing me what it's made of Look what you did to me now I'm in love
Song Connections / Remixes
- An instrumental re-arrangement of BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～, titled ENDING2 (STAFF ROLL), is used as the staff roll background music for DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX-.
- A song inspired after BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～'s lyrics, titled rain of sorrow, also appears in DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX-.
- This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～ is Thomas Howard Lichtenstein's only original song in beatmania IIDX.
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～'s subtitle, "omoi no ame", translates to "feelings of the rain".
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～'s true BPM is 65.333.
- Before DanceDanceRevolution X2, BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～'s title in the DanceDanceRevolution series was BALLAD FOR YOU(想いの雨).
- In all American and European versions of DanceDanceRevolution before DanceDanceRevolution A, BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～ is simply titled BALLAD FOR YOU.
- BALLAD FOR YOU is one of the few KONAMI originals in DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX that does not appear in Dancing Stage Unleashed.
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～ has an additional, unused chart file in the DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX data. The charts are the same but they have more Freeze Arrows.
- BALLAD FOR YOU(想いの雨) received new Single EXPERT and DIFFICULT charts in DDR FESTIVAL -DanceDanceRevolution-, replacing its old ones. These charts were later used on the arcade releases of DanceDanceRevolution.
- A different, unused Single BEGINNER chart for BALLAD FOR YOU(想いの雨) can be found in the DDR FESTIVAL -DanceDanceRevolution- data.
- A slightly modified version of this chart, with an extra arrow added, was eventually included in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA.
- BALLAD FOR YOU(想いの雨) received new Double charts in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA.
- In the DanceDanceRevolution series, BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～ was notable for its offsync ending. Although the BPM issue was fixed in DanceDanceRevolution X, the Double charts, which were created with the old sync in mind, were not changed.
- BALLAD FOR YOU appears as downloadable content for DanceDanceRevolution (PS3), in the DDR SuperNOVA2 Greatest Hits pack.
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～ is a hidden revival in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS. It can be unlocked by clearing two EXPERT courses.
- As of January 7th, 2009, it is available by default.
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～ is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from December 5th, 2018, after purchasing its charts with BITs.
- BALLAD FOR YOU～想いの雨～'s charts were re-rated in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) on April 20th, 2022.
Song Production Information
After the end of love... I hold on to the memories that remain and wander around in my heart, unable to find a place to go...
Even until I saw the bad memories begin to shine, the tears of love started flowing without anyone knowing... I told Thomas about these such sensitive feelings, and he sung with all his soul... singing and playing the piano... this song is a true ballad. Ballads are also part of my heart.
Video Production Information
This is a ballad from NAOKI, who likes ballads. (NAOKI seems really happy whenever he talks about ballads...) Please enjoy the song slowly and calmly.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ from 6th through 9th style, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onwards.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 6th style→9th style||-||3||5||N/A||-||4||6||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS→26 Rootage||-||3||5||7||-||↑5||↑8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE→Present||-||↑4||5||7||-||5||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 6th style CS||1||3||5||5||-||4||6||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||1||3||5||7||-||5||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS/(2020) (12/5/18-4/19/22)||-||3||5||7||-||5||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) (4/20/22-present)||-||4||5||7||-||5||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||3||5||7||-||-||-||-||-|
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||- / -||104 / 10||156 / 7||207 / 6||- / - / -||102 / 11||155 / 7||208 / 6||- / - / -|
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||- / -||104 / 11||156 / 20||207 / 36||- / - / -||102 / 11||155 / 20||208 / 36||- / - / -|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX (unused)||-||N/A||N/A||N/A||-||N/A||N/A||N/A||-|
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||51 / 0||104 / 10||150 / 27||212 / 26||- / - / -||102 / 11||155 / 7||208 / 6||- / - / -|
⁑ Denotes chart is unused and cannot be accessed through normal gameplay.
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||52 / 0||104 / 10||150 / 27||212 / 26||- / - / -||75 / 9||164 / 8||245 / 21||- / - / -|
|DanceDanceRevolution A20 PLUS→Present||2||5||↓7||↓8||-||4||↓7||↓9||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA JP CS||1||2||5||7||-||2||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution / Dancing Stage SuperNOVA2 US/EU CS||1||2||5||7||-||2||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution (PS3) / New Moves DLC||1||3||5||7||-||-||-||-||-|