HIGHER (NM feat. SUNNY)
This page is for the DanceDanceRevolution song HIGHER. For other songs of the same title, please see Higher (disambiguation).
Artist: NM feat. SUNNY
Composition/Arrangement: NAOKI MAEDA
Lyrics/Vocals: SUNNY JAMES
Genre: DANCE POP
Movie: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:
Girl, give it up go and run away To the arms of a magic day Where you can stay, Where you can find yourself (find yourself) Lose your fear cause there is no one here Do what you want to do, there's nobody stopping you, no Give yourself and let the music take you far Then you will know who you are. Baby, gettiing higher, we're getting higher Moving with the vibe, Let the rhythm make you fly. You are the one, Baby, isn't this fun tonight. You and I I know we can move if we try You know this is how it should be... Baby getting higher, we're getting higher Open up your eyes, Everyday is a surprise You are the one, Baby, the only one tonight. Baby getting higher, we're getting higher, Start again from here And an new you will appear You are the one, Baby, isn't this fun tonight.
Song Connections / Remixes
- An 8-bit arrangement of HIGHER appears in DanceDanceRevolution GB3.
- A remix of HIGHER, titled HIGHER(next morning mix), appears in DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX.
- An instrumental version of HIGHER appears in the video inside KI・SE・KI, from BeForU's single of the same name.
- This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
- In the beatmania IIDX series, HIGHER's artist is capitalized as NM feat. Sunny.
- According to Naoki, HIGHER is how he wished KEEP ON MOVIN' to sound like .
- According to VJ GYO, HIGHER was added to beatmania IIDX 4th style to counter the usually difficult songs chart-wise the team typically transplanted from DanceDanceRevolution. 
- HIGHER received a new set of graphics and video in DanceDanceRevolution Disney Channel EDITION. These have never been used in another DanceDanceRevolution game.
- HIGHER received a BEGINNER chart in Dancing Stage EuroMIX2.
- HIGHER can be unlocked in DanceEvolution ARCADE on the Colorful jacket (カラフル・ジャケット) event, which started on May 24th, 2012.
- Takayoshi "Usagi" Tanaka, the designer of the character Robbie the Rabbit from KONAMI's Silent Hill series, made a fan video of several Robbies dancing to HIGHER.
- HIGHER is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from June 7th, 2017, after purchasing its charts with BITs.
Let the up-tempo grooves move you to a higher level.
Song Production Information
I made this with the intention of creating a high-quality dance pop song, and I consider it to be my hidden gem.
Although I created various paths, it would make me happy if you can feel a new perspective of my music which contrasts my existing image, even with a bright and light dance pop song like this.
CS Information Data
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS (North America)
"HIGHER" by NM feat. SUNNY debuted on Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX and is a happy song that will truly lift your spirits higher. Check out the new "next morning mix" in this game as well.
Video Production Information
The IIDX team leader has the authority to create the game, but I recently noticed the high difficulty level of songs as if I was furiously playing for score. I noticed that this song is easier to clear compared to NAOKI's previous songs, as it serves as a cooldown track because of the transparent and refreshing sound button overlaps.
The fluffy sensation of soaring higher into the sky resembles a balloon more than an airplane.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7 in 4th style, 1 to 7+ from 5th through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from 2ndMIX CLUB VER. through 5thMIX (and the Solo games) rated from 1 to 9, 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards.
DanceEvolution difficulty rated from 1 to 5. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 4th style||-||3||4||N/A||-||3||4||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 5th style→11 IIDX RED||-||3||4||N/A||-||↑4||↑6||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present||-||3||4||6||-||4||6||7||-|
|beatmania IIDX 4th style CS||-||3||4||4||-||3||4||4||-|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style CS||-||3||4||4||-||4||6||6||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||3||4||6||-||4||6||7||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||3||4||6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||106 / 0||140 / 0||214 / 0||246 / 0||- / - / -||159 / 0||230 / 0||279 / 0||- / - / -|
|Dancing Stage EuroMIX2||1||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX CS||-||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution / Dancing Stage Disney MIX||-||3||5||6||-||3||5||-||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution KONAMIX / Dancing Stage PARTY EDiTiON||-||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS JP/NA||1||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution Party Collection||1||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution Disney Channel EDITION||1||3||5||6||-||3||5||6||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution (PS3) / New Moves DLC||2||3||5||6||-||-||-||-||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution DANCE WARS||3||4||7||9||-||-||-||-||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX Solo→4thMIX PLUS Solo||3||5||7|
|DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX CS||3||5||7|
|DanceDanceRevolution KONAMIX / Dancing Stage PARTY EDiTiON||3||5||7|
|DanceMasters / DanceEvolution||3|