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-> ''For this song, the violin, viola, and guitar were played live. \\
... I will write it again, but '''the violin was actually performed by human beings'''. \\
I studied "Grandes études de Paganini" and barely scratched what can be expressed with the violin. \\
Paganini, who is said to have sold his soul to the devil, destroyed the hearts of human performers.''
--> --'''ARM''', [[https://remywiki.com/ENDYMION#Song_Production_Information on "ENDYMION"]]
* [[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 Sakura]] from EXTREME (Original from IIDX).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1hVdpm4j88 Dynamite Rave]] by Naoki Maeda, from ''Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0L4vCUVC8E 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=8ev9xhA4yek The legend of MAX]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr1TBEdjG90 MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)]] (originally) from DDR Ultramix 2 on X-box, a remix of both MAX 300 and [=MaxX=] Unlimited (though mainly [[NonIndicativeName the latter]]).
** [[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)]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9exquNpa08 (clean audio only link here)]], available only on the Japanese console version of Extreme. 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. In DDR 2014, MAX.(period) was available as the [[FinalBoss Encore Extra Stage]] of the Replicant D-Ignition event. When the second phase began, however, MAX.(period) was moved down to the Extra Stage. Meanwhile, they added a [[HarderThanHard challenge chart]] that was rated ''[[NintendoHard level 18]]''. [[spoiler:Getting a AA rank on either the Challenge or Hard chart would move you to the TrueFinalBoss, Over The Period...]]
** DM Asura's AscendedFanboy mix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbNUR1P0fTM deltaMAX]] 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.
* While not a MAX song, owing to it's softer difficulty and different composer, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XUOFXjG9uA MAXIMIZER]] is just a minute and a half of fast, pulse-pounding, hardcore techno goodness.
* Both versions of Candy ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbuHvnNdPFo "Candy☆"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id-uhglogCQ "Candy♥"]] from ''DDRMAX'' and ''DDRMAX2'', respectively) are equally good. "Candy☆" is a very fast, upbeat, and happy track that makes you forget that it's the One More Extra Stage of the entry it came from, while "Candy♥" is a slower, vocal version of it.
* [[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. All of this by '''jun''', by the way. Yes, [[PlayingAgainstType the same jun]] who makes happy-go-lucky LuckyCharmsTitle songs like "KIMONO♥PRINCESS", "Happy☆Angel", and [[VideoGame/CrossBeats "EMERALD<3KISS"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRZQmb81hCQ Hana Ranman -Flowers-]] by TËЯRA 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]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AzpFebNTg UNBELIEVABLE (Sparky Remix)]], an upbeat, energetic tune courtesy of jun serving as the very first [[TrueFinalBoss Encore Extra Stage]] of ''DDR X3''. The song has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdsiJb5i-jc long version]], which, like "New Decade", is playable in its debut game, ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution II'' on the Wii, under the Replicant D-Action folder.
* '''[[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=vxK2UHVE0hc POSSESSION]], from ''DDR X2 AC''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22dyvyOwyo Valkyrie Dimension]], the TrueFinalBoss of the Replicant D-Action event 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 [[{{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 climactic 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]].
** Also worth mentioning is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeG2-G1W-Hk Tohoku EVOLVED]], a special 2MB remix (or in this case, 2.1MB underground, to stay true to EVOLVED song tradition) dedicated to the victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eM9b1Ba9G8 New Decade]], especially the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WExDIverGDw 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]]!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEMh-KctMRs Blew My Mind]] from DDR 2013.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfhE4mUdg2k "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.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8guoMsfCxzQ Over The "Period"]], [[spoiler:the [[TrueFinalBoss Encore Extra Stage]] song of the Replicant D-Ignition extra stage system.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stvFq5PcJaE "Shivers"]] by Music/ArminVanBuuren on ''Supernova''.
* [[https://youtu.be/GDARZ8WzoFo Electric Dance System Music]], the main menu music of ''DDR A''. A playable version of it is available to unlock through Extra Savior, and the background video partway through starts listing off all the ''DDR'' arcade mixes up to the latest one (similar to "Gold Rush").
* Most, if not all, of the songs from ''DDR A'''s Extra Exclusive folder are awesome in their own right. Some highlights include:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qsOlx8YUQo New Century]] does a great job of feeling like a party song while still reminding you that it is [[ThatOneBoss to be taken seriously]].
** [[https://youtu.be/IpW-Th39_v0?t=22s Ishtar]] by Gekidan Record starts off with a western fantasy feel, then halfway through it incorporates elements of EDM. The result is an amazing blend of acoustic and electronic sound.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-lEFLWVGaI Neutrino]] starts with a space-like serenity and later takes a darker turn, fitting the difficulty spike that follows.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2uKWbh_Hi0 Cosy Catastrophe]] sounds like an epic fusion of techno and movie-style music.
* ''DDR A'' ends with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYJXWwKFabA Endymion]], possibly one of the most amazing final boss songs in the history of ''DDR''. It starts with a calm but strong string melody, then quickly blasts you through a fiery speedcore storm. It's an amazing clash between orchestral and hardcore techno, and perfectly fits its status as ''DDR A''[='=]s [[TrueFinalBoss hardest challenge]]. The composer of this song? ARM, of Music/{{IOSYS}} fame! \\
ARM, by the way, stresses that the violin parts were done ''live, with an actual human performer'', and studied the works of Niccolo Paganini -- the violinist rumored to have struck a DealWithTheDevil -- as part of producing the track.