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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Counting Stars - OneRepublic

Speed: 122 bpm

The DJ's Take: Took me long enough to cover this, I know. My issue was whether or not it was danceable enough. But when a song becomes such a big hit, I guess that answers the question. On a normal night, Counting Stars may work in a pub setting. The real value may come when you're spinning a holiday or New Year's party, when there's maybe a broader demographic.

Try using this as a key-compatible bridge between some safer 115 to 120 bpm tracks:

Black or White - Michael Jackson, Just Dance - Lady Gaga, Dynamite - Taio Cruz, Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

and some popular 125 to 130 bpm dance tracks:

Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey (Cedric Gervais remix), Levels - Avicii, Die Young - Ke$ha and maybe even C'Mon

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