Eurodance sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late s in Europe. This genre of music is heavily influenced by the use of rich melodic vocals, either exclusively by Hands Up (The Candyflozzmix) - Various - Its Summer Dance or inclusively with rapped verses.
This, combined with cutting-edge synthesizerstrong bass rhythm and melodic hooks, establishes the core foundation of Eurodance music. Eurodance music originated in the Ronny - Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen s in central Europe, especially in Germany, where rave parties were becoming popular.
Bya German party scene was started by Tauseef Alam, based on the well established Chicago house sound. The following year saw acid house making a significant impact on popular consciousness in Germany and central Europe as it had in England. Motte established the Ufo Cluban illegal party venue, and co-founded the Love Parade. The song spent six weeks at No.
It reached number one in Belgium   and Spain and it popularised the house variant called hip house in Europe. By doing so a new genre was born: Eurodance. After the breakthrough single Rhythm is a Dancer by Snap! From till the decline of popularity afterthe sound became more and more NRG-oriented, leading to songs raising in B. The notable songs which defined the genre in this period, dubbed as the "golden era" of Eurodance, are " No limit " by Dutch group 2 Unlimited in number 1 in 14 countries, it was Europe biggest-selling song for   What is About You - Various - Listen Up!
(CD, MP3) by Haddaway in the same year number 1 in 13 countries      Mr. Alban in number 1 in 8 countries . In the same period the popularity of the genre also expanded further to East Asiain nations such as JapanSouth Korea and Taiwan ; towards the end of the golden era also in Russia. ByEurodance dominated european charts with Hands Up (The Candyflozzmix) - Various - Its Summer Dance singles in the top 10 of the singles charts, and especially with seven singles in the top ten of the chart in Italy.
In late s the classic Eurodance sound gradually morphed into Bubblegum dance and progressive house. The term "Eurodance" gradually became associated with a specific style of European dance music. During its golden years in the mids, it was referred as "Euro-NRG"; in Europe it was often called "dancefloor"  or simply "dance".
Most Eurodance is characterized by synthesizer riffs, one or more vocals with simple chorus, one or more rap parts, sampling and a strong beat. Eurodance often carries a positive, upbeat attitude; the lyrics usually involve issues of love and peace, dancing and partying, or expressing and overcoming difficult emotions.
The early to mids Eurodance vocals were frequently Hit 18 - Gallio / Streuli - Hits / Stills by a solo vocalist or a mixed rapper-vocalist duet like the male-female duets 2 UnlimitedLa BoucheCappellaMaxxMasterboyCulture Beat and Magic Affair. Many groups used variations of the rapper-vocalist theme, such as a German rapper with American singers Real McCoyor the use of reggae rap as in Ice MC and Fun Factoryor combination of rapper and reggae vocalist like in the Life in the Streets album, or scat singing as in Scatman John.
The Swedish group Rednex also introduced American country music elements into the sound. Eurodance lyrics are almost always sung in English, regardless of the artist's nationalities. Almost all Eurodance emphasizes percussion and rhythm. The tempo is typically around Tear Ya Down - Motörhead - Overkill per Rare Earth - Motown Vintage Goldbut may vary from to Most Eurodance is very melody-driven.
Unlike most pop music, which is usually written in major keys [ citation needed ]most Eurodance songs are in minor keyssimilarly to techno. This, along with positive lyrics, helps contribute to the overall powerful and emotional sound of Eurodance. From the early to mids, Eurodance was popular in Europe; the style received extensive airplay Hands Up (The Candyflozzmix) - Various - Its Summer Dance radio stations and television shows, resulting in many singles appearing in the charts.
For example, in Italy there were seven singles in the top ten of the chart at the end of May Bythe popularity of this genre had started to decline. From then, the classic Eurodance sound gradually morphed into progressive house. In recent years till today, classic Eurodance songs continue to be loved by a niche group, and the most famous songs are seldom aired on some of the most popular radio stations and television music channels across Europe.
Its popularity in the country waned Hands Up (The Candyflozzmix) - Various - Its Summer Dance the late s and early s. During the s, Eurodance became popular in Canada, which produced its own variant called Candance although it was mostly referred to as "Eurodance" or "dance music".
The Toronto sound was more pop-oriented, while the Montreal one was more house-oriented. Eurodance received significant airplay on radio stations in the Greater Toronto Area such as Power Exemplifying this is the Eurodance classic " Scatman Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop ", by Scatman Johnan American artist; despite topping the charts in multiple European Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry and reaching number 3 in the United Kingdom, it only reached as high as number 60 on the Hot However, the sound tended to be more house and the rap-oriented artists received airplay.
For instance, the German hip-house project Snap! Style received quite a bit of Hands Up (The Candyflozzmix) - Various - Its Summer Dance early on.
The more Hi-NRG -oriented artists were typically played only during special "mix" shows, and it was often necessary to go to a club to hear Eurodance music. While Eurodance did become popular with club DJs in the United States, radio stations were cautious about playing anything that sounded too much like disco during most of the s and s. By the Jaded - Operation Ivy - Operation Ivy of the s, however, some of the later acts such as Italian group Eiffel 65 and Danish group Aqua did receive extensive airplay.
Despite lack of widespread radio play, many Hi-NRG and Eurodance songs are popular at professional sporting events in the United States, especially ice hockey and basketball. Compilation albums, such as the DMA Dance: Eurodance series of compilation albums — from Interhit Records and Dance Music Authority magazine,  were popular and helped to define the genre as well as to make it accessible in the U.
Hands up sometimes stylized as Handz Up! The genre comes from its name, meaning music that requires listeners to "put their hands up" as well as fitness and danceability. The genre originated in Germany in the mid- to late s and in the early years of the following decade, where it developed from Eurodance and various other dance genres such as happy hardcore and techno.
The biggest commercial success was the music until the mids, Scooter's hit single " Nessaja " at number one on the single charts. The synthesizer melodies are often catchy and simple.
Often the vocal melody is accompanied by a synthesizer. In contrast to Techno short, high-pitched synthesizer tones are used.
Hands Up does not rely on the structure of tension build-up, but is based on the typical verse-chorus-pop music scheme. The main elements are the basslinedrums and a catchy lead sound. A typical stylistic device of hands up are pitched female or resulting feminine vocalsmale vocals are also common. In addition, distorted, chopped and repeated spoken phrases are common characteristics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Hands up music.
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