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Kinect’s Dance Central Song List Gets Your Feet Moving

by Sean P. Aune | October 15, 2010October 15, 2010 8:00 am PDT

One of the games Microsoft really made a big deal of showing off at the launch event for the Kinect motion controller was Dance Connect. While dance and rhythm games are about a dime a dozen, this new title is the first to bring full body motion sensing into the home. While that’s all well and good, if you don’t have good music to back it up it will fall flat on its face.

Good thing the song list is far from being weak.

The first songs launching with the title are enough to make you start dancing from just reading the titles, and it even makes me tempted to buy the title, and I am about the furthest thing from a dancer ever.

Dance Central

  • Audio Push – Teach Me How To Jerk
  • Basement Jaxx – Rendez-vu
  • Beastie Boys – Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)
  • Beenie Man – King Of The Dancehall
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
  • Benny Benassi – Satisfaction
  • Cascada – Evacuate the Dancefloor
  • Christina Milian – Dip It Low
  • The Commodores – Brick House
  • Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
  • Dirty Vegas – Days Go By
  • Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique
  • Fannypack – Hey Mami
  • Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – Down
  • Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
  • Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  • Lady Gaga – Just Dance
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Lipps Inc – Funky Town
  • M.I.A. – Galang ’05
  • Nelly Furtado – Maneater
  • Nina Sky – Move Ya Body
  • No Doubt – Hella Good
  • Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
  • Quad City DJ’s – C’mon N’ Ride It (TheTrain)
  • Rihanna – Pon de Replay
  • Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
  • Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot
  • Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Crank That (Soulja Boy)
  • Wreckx-n-Effect – Rump Shaker
  • Young MC – Bust A Move

There’s a good mix of some older songs in there with more recent hits, and it seems to cover just about every genre out there that you can dance to.

The only issue here is that Microsoft has said that adding the dance moves to each song is not exactly a quick process, so new songs being added to the game is not going to be a quick process.  In other words, we hope you like these songs because it may quite a while before you get any new ones you can download.

What say you?  Do you have any interest in Dance Central?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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