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waltz tunes in 3/4 [Oct. 27th, 2008|12:38 am]
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Hi there, I'm new to the community, and while i know that it isnt the most prolific of communities on LJ, i think it fits me pretty well, so here i am.

I've taken West Coast Swing for a few years now, more seriously for the last year (finally, a girlfriend with both rhythm, a desire to dance, prior dance experience, and the appreciation of a partner with the same! *gasp*). We've been doing a fair bit of Irish Set Dancing as well, a dying art that is much more fun than you would imagine, corny as it often looks. Anyway, a few months ago i took a Viennese Waltz workshop with Richard Powers, and it was phenomenal. Ever since i've been trying to find music in 3/4 time... ANY 3/4 time, whether it be fast or slow.

Apparently, in all the world wide web, there is very little in the way of listings of music in 3/4 time. Wikipedia had one at one time and they took it down for being non-useful, or something like that... the pricks. So, finally i thought of checking LJ, since i've had an LJ account for ever, and here i am.

However, as far as i can tell, even you guys dont have an extensive listing of 3/4 songs, though i saw a few that i added to my own list. So, as my little addition to the community, here's all the ones i've come up with (at least, these are the ones that dont make me want to scream and tear my ears off, of which several exist). Its in random order, with the slow and fast all mixed up, so choose the ones that suit you best. I've linked to youtube videos of them, so eventually these links will die as copyright infringements catch up to them, but for now they are current.

Enjoy, and feel free to suggest more, as this has been an ongoing quest of mine for a few months now. :)

Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlan
For the Nights I Can't Remember - Hedley
Take This Waltz - Leonard Cohen
Angel - Sarah McLaughlan
3 Libras - A Perfect Circle
I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
You And Me - Lifehouse
Daughters - John Mayer
I Put a Spell on You - Marilyn Manson!! :)
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Living In Sin - Godsmack
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town - Pearl Jam
Old School - Hedley
With Me - Sum 41
Time of My Life - David Cook
Ordinary Day - Vanessa Carlton
Flora's Secret - Enya
Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
All I Ever Wanted - Brian Melo


edit - I found some more!
From The Heart - Hoobastank
Slipped Away - Avril Lavigne
Hero - Nickelback
Unwanted - Avril Lavigne
Lucky - Bif Naked
Right Before Your Eyes - Hoobastank

also, some songs that dont do it for me, but others may like.
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman - Brian Adams
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Waltz(Better Than Fine) - Fiona Apple
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
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[User Picture]From: orangepaisley
2008-10-31 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's sad that there isn't a lot of contemporary music written in waltz time. You've hit on most of the ones I know of. My favorite of all-time is "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal. Some folks will say that it's not in exactly the strict tempo for a Viennese Waltz, but a really good dancer will make the appropriate adjustments (or have the DJ tinker with the tempo electronically). :-)
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[User Picture]From: swirlingchaos
2008-11-19 12:36 am (UTC)
updated the waltz list. :)
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