Cascada are a European Eurodance/Trance group from Germany. They are made up of the lead singer, Natalie Horler, and two DJs, DJ Manian and DJ Yanou. They are most famous for their covers of "Everytime We Touch" by Maggie Rielly and "What Hurts the Most" by
Rascal Flatts Mark Wills
, as well as origional compositions such as "Evacuate the Dancefloor
", which went near straight up to No. 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom.
- Everytime We Touch (2006)
- Perfect Day (2007/8)
- Evacuate the Dancefloor (2009)
- Original Me (2011)
This group provides examples of the following tropes:
- Aerosol Flamethrower - In the music video for "Fever"
- Album Filler - "Wouldn't It Be Good" on Everytime We Touch (see Suspiciously Similar Song) and "I Will Believe It" and "Endless Summer" on Perfect Day (both songs had previously been released in some countries under the name Siria).
- Album Title Drop - "Somewhere At Christmas Time" from It's Christmas Time:
Lay your hands in mine
It's Christmas Time
- All Girls Want Bad Boys - "Dangerous"
- Break Up Song - They have a fair few, including "Miracle" and "Bad Boy"
- Most common are Please Don't Go/I Want You Back with songs such as "Breathless" and "Miracle" respectively.
- The Cover Changes The Gender - Most notably for "What Hurts the Most" and "Truly Madly Deeply". And it works.
- Cover Version - Although their first two albums consisted mostly of original songs (and Evacuate the Dancefloor, not counting Faded on the European release, and Original Me had no covers on them), their most popular hits are covers.
- Exhort The Disc Jockey Song - "Evacuate The Dancefloor"
- Greatest Hits Album - Disc 2 of Original Me, Back On The Dancefloor, The Best Of Cascada and Rock The Dancefloor. In the space of 3 years.
- In Da Club - Ditto for the video of "Evacuate the Dancefloor".
- Intercourse with You - "Pyromania" and arguably "Night Nurse".
- Lighter and Fluffier - Compared to Everytime We Touch, Perfect Day is much lighter in style.
- The candlelight versions of "Everytime We Touch", "Truly Madly Deeply" and "What Hurts The Most".
- Lyrical Dissonance - In their cover of "Just Like a Pill".
- And "Miracle" and "Bad Boy" and the cover of "What Hurts The Most", the list goes on.
- Lyrics/Video Mismatch - "Night Nurse"
- Ms. Fanservice - Natalie, of course.
- New Sound Album - Some of the songs on Evacuate the Dancefloor are in R&B/electropop style.
- No Export for You - Four songs were left off the American release of Perfect Day, two of them covers ("Just Like a Pill" by P!nk and "Sk8r Boi" by Avril Lavigne) and two of them remakes of older songs from pre-Cascada made by Nat and Manian. The America release had "Faded" and "Holiday", which were not released in the United Kingdom, but "Faded" ended up on Evacuate the Dancefloor.
- Obsession Song - "Stalker" is an aptly named song about Natalie stalking someone she's madly in love with.
- Of Corsets Sexy - The music videos for "Because The Night", "Fever" and "The World Is In My Hands".
- She's Got Legs - It's very common to find Natalie wearing a mini-skirt or mini-dress. Or in some situations, she'll only be wearing underwear from the waist down. The music video for "Pyromania" is rather gratuitous with shots of Natalie's legs.
- Sound Effect Bleep - Heard in "Fever", where a bleep-like background noise that's there for most of the song turns louder than it should on a certain line...
- Stalker with a Crush - "Stalker", unsurprisingly.
- Title Track - All of their main albums.
- Unplugged Version - "Evacuate The Dancefloor", "Everytime We Touch", "Pyromania", "San Francisco", "Summer Of Love" and "Ready For Love".
- Their website confirms that they're now working on an entire unplugged album.
- Zettai Ryouiki - Type B in the music video for "Fever". Also, it's not uncommon for Natalie to wear knee high boots.