The 2nd annual "what music would you suggest to skaters that has not been overused or used (lately) in competition? thread

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Grave (or Raw)'s ost - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cVuWQlI7ij8
Message personnel from Michel Berger by Chilly Gonzales - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=59UjepgOHbw
Au revoir la haut OST - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tFtCJedmZ5E&list=PLW2Xa4twCZ1dxW6bSAm8pNRuM-t5r3Z3M&index=2&t=0s ou
The Sisters brothers by Alexandre Desplat https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iw5fm5pqxuE&list=PLkLimRXN6NKwlIhUUvktB9HkcPVKnm66e&index=3&t=0s
Le thème de Jeanne from Le diable par la queue n'y Georges Delerue https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t-VemhC7C2Q
 

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My yearly de-lurk to once again post music suggestions that to my knowledge have not yet been used.

Music from the Planet Earth series
Saint-Saëns Egyptian piano concerto (#5)
Fauré piano trio in D minor
I think parts of Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole could work.

We don't get nearly enough Brahms in skating. How about his 2nd piano concerto? Or some of his solo piano music -- Rhapsody #2 in G minor, Six Piano Pieces #2 in A Major

Has anyone ever used Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Also from Mendelssohn: Albumblatt in E minor, op. 117: Allegro

Arcade Fire, would love to see some songs from their The Suburbs album.
 

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I was listening to this on one of my old CDs this morning, and I thought it would work rather well actually. It has a bluesy feel, a lot of highlights with different instruments during the song, and the vocals add to the music.

"Turn It Loose"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1ypHnFKmnA
 

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My yearly de-lurk to once again post music suggestions that to my knowledge have not yet been used.

Music from the Planet Earth series
Saint-Saëns Egyptian piano concerto (#5)
Fauré piano trio in D minor
I think parts of Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole could work.

We don't get nearly enough Brahms in skating. How about his 2nd piano concerto? Or some of his solo piano music -- Rhapsody #2 in G minor, Six Piano Pieces #2 in A Major

Has anyone ever used Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Also from Mendelssohn: Albumblatt in E minor, op. 117: Allegro

Arcade Fire, would love to see some songs from their The Suburbs album.
I don’t know how skatable Brahms’s music in general is, but it’s so unexplored in figure skating that I would LOVE to see someone skate to his music just to see what they are able do with it. Perhaps try some of his pieces that have more of a obvious melody line, like Violin Sonanata No 3 (2nd mvt is just divine), Cello Sonata no. 1, or the violin concerto.
 

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Was just listening to the Twin Peaks: The Return soundtrack and was reminded what great short program music this is.. very driving music sort of in the vein of "Radar Love": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E2hkZBVya4

The track is called "Snake Eyes" and the artist is Trouble (a band that includes David Lynch's son Riley).
 

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I don’t know how skatable Brahms’s music in general is, but it’s so unexplored in figure skating that I would LOVE to see someone skate to his music just to see what they are able do with it. Perhaps try some of his pieces that have more of a obvious melody line, like Violin Sonanata No 3 (2nd mvt is just divine), Cello Sonata no. 1, or the violin concerto.
Rachael Flatt 2006-2007 Brahms Trio No. 1 in B Major Scherzo: Allegro Molto
 

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Haven't heard these in years! Thanks for suggesting these!

I'll add in some classical choices. If any of these have been used, I've not been aware of it:

Vitali: Ciaccona in G Minor, for violin and orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_V0KE_8c4U

Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor for piano, four hands, D. 940: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO5fLLHj55k

Tchaikovsky:
Any of the orchestral suites (not ballet suites)
Symphony #3 in D Major, Op. 29 (the one that's almost never performed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oKHPBVOb5s
Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem, Op. 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS31sycHO-8

Bizet: Patrie Overture, Op. 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-CsatfOvLQ

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynky7qoPnUU

Kurt Atterberg:
Intermezzo for string orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G876R_5BOU4
Suite for violin, viola and strings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHAexK4lLU
 

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Bumping up this old thread of mine from 2019… new suggestions, anyone?

ETA: I should have bumped this up MUCH earlier since many skaters already have chosen their music for the 2024-25 season ;)
 
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Karen-W

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Anyone interested in really going public with these wish-list ideas? I have this idea of creating a couple of social media accounts (IG and Xwitter maybe?) and tagging skaters when we have specific ideas or throwing out suggestions for specific disciplines. That way skaters in general could follow along and go down the rabbit hole of various music suggestions somewhat anonymously. Thoughts?
 

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Also, I think over in the US Women's thread there was some talk about Isabeau Levito skating to "What Was I Made For?" as a SP, which I think could be really interesting for her.
 

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Milagro Beanfield War by Dave Grusin (1988 oscar winner for this sdtk)
It's quirky. :)


We watched this movie by accident and the music is gorgeous. It's by Tom Holkenborg,
3000 Years of Longing:
 
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The Manfred Symphonies have not been used since Kavaguti and Smirnov and that’s only the time I ever remember them being used, someone should bring that back into action!!

I wish in dance and pairs teams would start exploring tropical music or salsa, or merengue something outside the box of emo that the single skaters overuse as well.

Celia Cruz and Olga Tañón are some artists that explore these genres. I’m open for anything outside of warhorses and emo music.
 

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First dibs to Ilia Malinin: Dvorak’s New World Symphony 4th movement “Allegro con Fuoco” or “Allegro con Quado!”…just picture the quad axel, then a quad combo, to the music:


Deniss Vasiljevs skated to this last year but the musical cuts were odd.

Ilia should go to 1:45 mark, then from 9:00 to the end…raspberry twist near the end.
 
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I'm not going to give a music.
I'm going to give a radio station for research purpose.
Namely FIP.
The most eclectic radio in the world according to its slogan, the best in the world according to the founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey.
It provides endless trails of research as soon as you hear a sound that catches your ear.
Its playlists make the musics (their theme, their genre, their rythm, their instruments, their performer, their original country) "discuss" with one another.
A loong time ago, Karine Arribert said she finds half of her musics listening to the radio while she's falling asleep.
I'm betting she's often listening to FIP in the evening.
Where else do you find modern egyptian music after classic rock, a Bach symphony followed by a rapper having a harpsichord on his track, a song following another who happened to be sung by lovers or rivals, a classical theme then a bossa clearly inspired by a music from the same composer, astonishing tangos which are covers of famous songs, japanese pop songs of the 70s ?
Even the way she assembles her musics is very FIP.
And in similar fashion, FIP rarely repeats itself.
It's the anti-Spotify.
And here it is.
 
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In Ice Dance, I think for an 80s theme RD, a couple should skate to Cyndi Lauper's 'She Bop' cuz I am dying to see how that would be interpreted.

:EVILLE:

Also for Kaori Sakamoto, she should do some modern medley which incorporates Thomas Dolby's 'She Blinded Me with Science', and at the moment of the voice-over 'Good Heavens, Ms. Sakamoto. Yoare Byuutifull', she can flip her hair at the judges or something
 

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Weary from current batch of emo pop ballads. I was listening to Dionne Warwick doing some Burt Bacharach numbers - 60`stuff. Great lyrics, breezy melodies and harmony. A natural for dance. But, what about for ladies? Swirly patterns on a mini skirt and matching halter top.
 

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The Manfred Symphonies have not been used since Kavaguti and Smirnov and that’s only the time I ever remember them being used, someone should bring that back into action!!

I wish in dance and pairs teams would start exploring tropical music or salsa, or merengue something outside the box of emo that the single skaters overuse as well.

Celia Cruz and Olga Tañón are some artists that explore these genres. I’m open for anything outside of warhorses and emo music.
That Kavaguti/Smirnov program was epic.
 

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From the mid 70’s—Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack to The Wind and the Lion. Would make an incredible pair’s program for the right people. Full of drama, tension and majesty. And I remember many hours of practicing to learn all the notes!
 

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For the 1960s Dance Part RD:


or


Both from the recent film Perfect Days.
I also like this one, used by Gaby Seyfert as an exhibition.

 

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Also, I think over in the US Women's thread there was some talk about Isabeau Levito skating to "What Was I Made For?" as a SP, which I think could be really interesting for her.

Ahhh, "What Was I Made For" is my favorite song of the year, breathy inhales and all, studio recording or live! I've often thought about a skater skating to it, but more as a swan song for someone in their later years. The opening lyrics of "I used to float; now I just fall down. I used to know, but I'm not sure now," conjures up someone who is going through a rough patch or perhaps a former ingenue who's now being passed over. At least, that's my personal take. Isabeau would do it justice though as her soft style really fits the tone of the music.
 

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