%% If a song debuted in another BEMANI game, please don't put it here; put it in the AwesomeMusic page for the
%% series it debuted in instead.
-> ''Let's heat it up with [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic this number]]! \\
Ready? Okay, here we go!''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9sz9QzsWXc Butterfly]]. Which is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Esxw1iLAU made 100% cuter with Pikachu.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsyYt7u6l1k&hd=1 Sakura]] from EXTREME (Original from IIDX).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1hVdpm4j88 Dynamite Rave]] by the aforementioned Naoki Maeda, from ''Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB5HnlfEoHA Max 300]] from ''Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix'' (also known as ''DDRMAX''). The first Extra Stage-exclusive (initially) song, and the first to clock in at 300 BPM. When ''DDRMAX'' was first released, being able to clear its Heavy/Expert charts was a huge deal.
** And of course, the sequel from ''DDRMAX 2''- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN_YVc7dQq8 MaxX Unlimited]]. The long sequence of jumps near the end is ''awesome.''
*** MAX would go on to become a series institution, with ''DDR EXTREME'' producing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59-LtTIR8M The legend of MAX]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjQJ-spG1oA Fascination MAXX]]. Taking leg-breaking insanity UpToEleven and sounding awesome while doing it.
*** The less-remembered 2MB remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddvx9Shc1ZI MAX. (period)]], available only on the Japanese console version of Extreme. [[spoiler:This is available on the latest arcade version of DDR through the Repicant D-Ignition extra stage system now.]] It was the utter peak of difficulty escalation in DDR before In The Groove's challenge-oriented design forced Konami to up the ante to match. The fourth wall gets a beating - the background video depicts recording sessions and the distorted voice is whispering "WHY DO YOU NEED KONAMI ORIGINAL SONGS?". The normally silent [[RecurringRiff slowdown]] has a tiny glimpse of nostalgia to the first ever DDR mix, with the faint background music and step patterns taken from [=PARANOiA=], the first boss song of the series. After a few seconds of standard MAX fare, the speed rockets to a staggering ''six hundred beats per minute,'' the fastest official song scrolling speed around that time. The rest of the MAX songs skirted the line between "legitimate song" and "difficulty justification", but MAX. is an unabashed attack towards the player.
*** It's on the fence whether or not it's technically a "MAX" song, mostly owing to its softer difficulty, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XUOFXjG9uA MAXIMIZER]] is just a minute and a half of fast, pulse-pounding, hardcore techno goodness.
** DM Asura's AscendedFanboy mix Delta Max starts with a large "100" in the background while a slow-moving but dense (on higher difficulties) pack of arrows attacks the player. Then the "100" increases in number, one-by-one, while the arrows start moving faster. Yep, that number is the [=BPM=], and it's going to keep going up for the rest of the song, ending at Konami's lucky number, 573. The song itself is bits and pieces of the classic Maxes seamlessly mixed with original sounds. For added fun, the video makes a "checkpoint" effect every 100 BPM.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ8I-h6dOA0 PARANOiA HADES]] from ''Dance Dance Revolution [=SuperNOVA=] 2''. Think of it this way - one of the hardest songs in the game. Halfway in, the song drops in speed, then speeds up slightly again. Partway through that speed up (at 1:26 in the video), the build-up begins. Every time without fail, this part makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, as if to say "This next part is going to kick your ass." Add to that the disturbing backing video, and you actually fear the next part of the song, in the most awesome way.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRZQmb81hCQ Hana Ranman -Flowers-]] by TĖЯRA from ''DDR [=SuperNOVA=]''. It also later appeared in ''Beatmania IIDX 15: DJ TROOPERS''.
** And now we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UXpfR-dtA the full version]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xin9wO6Ig08 Kakumei]] by dj TAKA with Naoki; a remix of Chopin's "Revolutionary" Etude no. 12, and the One More Extra Stage for ''beatmania IIDX 7th Style'' and ''[=DDRMAX2=]: 7th Mix''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md5_I_yRbrY WONDERLAND (UKS MIX)]] by X-TREME from ''Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX''. Posted the full version to save people the trouble of finding it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWLSTJqvj6g ORION.78 (Civiliation Mix)]]. A combination of an old Okinawan folk song and a pumping techno beat.
* The standard Extra Stage of DDR X2, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMGfGxUE6Ks KIMONO PRINCESS]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMGfGxUE6Ks And the long version]].
* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPVwrXWQ81A DEE DEE ARE ECKS TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO]]'''
** Notably, that part of the song is done by TAG, who is known for [[LargeHam hamming it up]] in his "ONLY ONE _____" series of songs under his alternate "SUPER STAR MITSURU" alias.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22dyvyOwyo Valkyrie Dimension]] from DDR X2 AC.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iINJjOQZMOk Roppongi EVOLVED]] from DDR X2. Made even more so in the console version because you have to play it seven times with increasingly hard difficulty and mods to finish [[CriticalAnnoyance Dice Master Mode]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHG1oBEvlrY PARANOiA Revolution]] from DDR X3's [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Retraux 2nd Mix]] Mode.
* DDR X3 brings London Evolved to the table, which has three versions:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA_M9lZ1t7I Version A]], with a brief breakdown followed by a climatic and intense ending.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDvS4kvpLgM Version B]], which suddenly becomes DarkerAndEdgier at the end.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1AxrWqQhhQ Version C]], which does the inverse of Version B, ending on a [[LighterAndSofter happy note]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eM9b1Ba9G8 New Decade]], especially the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiIbbRkVYk long version]]. Also doubles as ThatOneBoss like some of the other examples.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUgLMR6EOVk Monkey Business]] by kors k from the 2013 arcade DDR. Playfully difficult with the slowdowns and stops and tons of hops and fast steams. A very bouncy tune.
** Now with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YunA6TOHu5U extended mix]]!
* "Pluto" is a dramatic piano/techno song which matches well with the desperation felt trying to survive or ace its charts. Even the FakeDifficulty stops almost feel acceptable in the face of a song that fits with them so well. Almost.
* New to 2013 is "Magnetic" by Sota Fujimori. A fun track all the way through, helps that it probably has the greatest Challenge chart ever made.