Contemporary Songs For Dancers

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We decided to take a look back at the very first playlist shared of contemporary songs for dancers. This playlist was featured in May of 2012!  Eight years later and we still think some of these songs may strike some inspiration for your next piece of choreography or at the very least take you down memory lane.

1Adagio for Strings – New Zealand Symphony

2Alice – Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser, Simon Raymonde

3Been a Long Day – Rosi Golan

4Belief (Stripped Version) – Gavin DeGraw

5Belong – Cary Brothers

6Between the Bars – Chris Garneau

7Brotsjór – Olafur Arnalds

8Dear Prudence – Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood

9Dirt Is Falling – Psapp

10Elephant In the Room – Richard Walters

11Ghostgirl Lovesick – Polly Scattergood

12Mad World (feat. Michael Andrews) – Gary Jules

13Paperweight – Joshua Radin, Schuyler Fisk

14The Violet Hour – The Civil Wars

April 2012

159 Crimes – Damien Rice

16Afraid – Sarah Fimm

17Aha! – Imogen Heap

18Among All of God’s Creatures – Rachael Sage

19Bubbles – Ellen Allien, Apparat

20Corner – Allie Moss

21Cracks (feat. Belle Humble) [Flux Pavilion Remix] – The Freestylers

22Creator – Santigold

23Gavin’s Song – Carencro

24Gone – Jessica Riddle

25I Think I’m Ready (Bonus Track) – Katy Perry

26It’s Gonna Be a Long Walk – Apparat

27Joga – Björk

28Let Go – Frou Frou


30Mirror – BarlowGirl

31Shelter – The xx

32On the Nature of Daylight – Max Richter

33Scars (feat. Kelis, Meleka & Chipmunk) – Basement Jaxx

34Sleep – Azure Ray

35Slow Me Down – Emmy Rossum

36The Garden – Advisory Committee

37The Heart of the Matter – India Arie

38The Light – The Album Leaf

39The Snow Abides – Michael Cashmore


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