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.

Adagio for Strings – New Zealand Symphony

Alice – Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser, Simon Raymonde

Been a Long Day – Rosi Golan

Belief (Stripped Version) – Gavin DeGraw

Belong – Cary Brothers

Between the Bars – Chris Garneau

Brotsjór – Olafur Arnalds

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

Dirt Is Falling – Psapp

Elephant In the Room – Richard Walters

Ghostgirl Lovesick – Polly Scattergood

Mad World (feat. Michael Andrews) – Gary Jules

Paperweight – Joshua Radin, Schuyler Fisk

The Violet Hour – The Civil Wars

April 2012

9 Crimes – Damien Rice

Afraid – Sarah Fimm

Aha! – Imogen Heap

Among All of God’s Creatures – Rachael Sage

Bubbles – Ellen Allien, Apparat

Corner – Allie Moss

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

Creator – Santigold

Gavin’s Song – Carencro

Gone – Jessica Riddle

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

It’s Gonna Be a Long Walk – Apparat

Joga – Björk

Let Go – Frou Frou


Mirror – BarlowGirl

Shelter – The xx

On the Nature of Daylight – Max Richter

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

Sleep – Azure Ray

Slow Me Down – Emmy Rossum

The Garden – Advisory Committee

The Heart of the Matter – India Arie

The Light – The Album Leaf

The Snow Abides – Michael Cashmore

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