BEMANI HIT TRACKS
BEMANI HIT TRACKS
Artist: K.M.D.J. team featuring Seigo "M" Takei
Composition: Tomomi Ohta, Hiroshi Takeyasu, Hiroyuki Togo, Reo Nagumo
Arrangement: Hiroyuki Togo
Lyrics/Vocals: chappy, Fabienne Haber
MC: Seigo "M" Takei
Genre: NONSTOP MEGAMIX
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
You know always I wanna be You know always I wanna be with you You know always I wanna be You know always I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you Comme une Bossa Nova Imposante, triste et belle Un peintre pleure dans le brouillard de la nuit Comme une insomnie Corazón C'est à toi que je pense Et dans mes rêves, Je suis en transes tu sais Avec toi YOU CAN DANCING AND GROOVING ALL NIGHT LONG LET GET EVERYBODY DANCE NOW CAN YOU FEEL? I JUST WANNA HERE GOOD BEAT ON A ROLL DJ MOVES ME
You know always I wanna be You know always I wanna be with you You know always I wanna be You know always I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you Like a Bossa Nova Imposing, sad and beautiful A painter cries in the fog of night Like an insomnia My love, I think about you And in my dreams I am in fright you know With you YOU CAN DANCING AND GROOVING ALL NIGHT LONG LET GET EVERYBODY DANCE NOW CAN YOU FEEL? I JUST WANNA HERE GOOD BEAT ON A ROLL DJ MOVES ME
Song Connections / Remixes
- BEMANI HIT TRACKS is a medley of the following beatmania songs:
- e-motion, from beatmania.
- LOVE SO GROOVY, also from beatmania.
- La Bossanova de Fabienne, from beatmania APPEND YebisuMIX.
- 20,november, also from beatmania.
- BEMANI HIT TRACKS is the longest playable song in the beatmania / beatmania III series.
- 20,november is slightly sped up, playing at 137 BPM instead of 130 BPM.
Song Production Information
Togo of "Togo Project"
Long ago, back when I was in high school (10 years ago), a "club" was nothing more than a high-class bar in Ginza where middle-aged men would go to drink. Meanwhile, we would call a hangout (is this a dead word?) either a "disco," or a "desko" in an accented voice. Those were the days...
Back then, the colorful (?) performance art called "scratching" wasn't a thing. When you said the word "DJ," it described someone whose main duty was to tirelessly transition between songs one after another. The thing that's different from now, though, is during song transitions (or other times), they would "MC" (perform a rapid-fire monologue) to stir up the crowd. (On modern song shows like 'THE NIGHT OF HIT PARADE', they do a monologue before the singer stars, right? It's something kind of like that.)
A DJ who was skilled at that could really get the crowd excited, surrounding the floor with a sense of unity like a concert hall.
Also, clubs nowadays tend to put themselves into boxes, like "here's techno, there's hip-hop, that's enka (if that even exists, anyway)." Back then, though, a "disco" was precisely what you'd call a potpourri of genres, a GOTTAMIX if you will (Yum! I can't help myself). All you had to do was dance the night away. Shinjuku back then had numerous buildings consisting entirely of discos. One of them had a disco called Canterbury House: Greek Hall on the first floor (I'm gonna cry! I can't help myself). Here, there were no odd biases, pretenses, or embarrassment with the music they played; they played any and all songs from Japanese artists at the time, one after another. When the floor's enthusiasm reached its peak, things would happen, like a dude putting his friend on his shoulders and dancing around (I'm not sure why, now that I think about it), or people naturally forming circles with strangers in spite of the embarrassment. Even though modern kids show their enthusiasm in an individualistic (?) and self-absorbed way, that's fine in its own way, but my era was peaceful and brought a smile to my face!
We also had something called "cheek time" (!) back then, where they would just play ballad songs a few times throughout the night. All of us who were still so young would head into this time with our hearts and other places (?) swollen with anticipation. Even now, when I hear the sweet soulful ballads of the time, from artists like Diana Ross or The Stylistics, my little old heart fills with bittersweet feelings.
'NONSTOP MEGAMIX' from GOTTAMIX is a megamix of hit tunes from the first beatmania up to 3rdMIX, strung together nonstop. In between songs, Seigo "M" Takei from music shows like the DOWNTOWN-hosted 'HEY!HEY!HEY!' lends his familiar voice to perform some MCs.
Perhaps I just wanted to use this remix to look back on the "good old days" that you don't often experience in modern clubs...
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB.)
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