RavenNinja

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  1. Okay, that's going on here for sure, but now I'm going down a whole big online rabbit hole of musical based memes. Because of that, it made me think of two pretty iconic online meme songs, from the same source and artist even: Running in the '90s and Speedy Speed Boy from Initial D and Maurizio De Jorio (or whatever alias you want to use for him, he has so many!)
  2. Hey everyone, it's time for a playlist update, so let's get down to brass tacks here. I added all the songs I was contemplating from my post on 5/18, as well as adding Rapper's Delight by The Sugarhill Gang, Gimme Chocolate!! by BABYMETAL and something I just rediscovered, a nice little Five Night's at Freddy's song sung by famous Internetainers Rhett and Link, featuring Markiplier. Overall, a nice blend of sounds being added, from more nerdy singable songs, to a touch of old school rap, metal and electronic. Anyway, I'm still considering other songs, both from suggestions and things on my own, so just because I haven't pulled anything from existing ideas here in this thread doesn't mean they're out of the running! I'm having so much fun pouring through all this music to make this playlist fresh and enjoyable for everyone who passes by at the con. In the end, I just want to make people happy and help them have a good time through the power of music.
  3. I actually do have KO's theme, but I don't want to put it on this list necessarily, since it's really just a looping instrumental track. The other WWE themes I added to this list have words, so they get a pass. I'll save it from when I'm actually in costume and walking around. I even recently bought a pair of Bluetooth headphones with an external speaker feature so I can play it easier while traveling the convention halls.
  4. Yeah I may lose the younger demo, but I guarantee if I play that, someone in the older age range will hear it and jam right along to it. That potential reaction far outweighs the lack of reaction from the younger set and that's the kind of thing the whole project is all about, outside of giving myself stuff to sing in front of everyone. I want that moment when someone thinks "OMG it's (insert song here)! That's my jam!" when they hear a good chunk of this music. Plus it's just an amazing '80s hype song even if you remove the Transformers context.
  5. Well, between these fresh new suggestions and a brainstorming session I had during a slow work day today, I have a lot to consider adding to the list now! (EdKitten, i actually have Still Alive on the list already, just wanted point that out.) Outside of those above, the other songs I'm contemplating adding are as follows: Particle Man and/or Istanbul not Constantinople by They Might Be Giants (I got reminded of an old episode of Tiny Toon Adventures where they did music videos to these and a bunch of other old songs and these were my favorites.) Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. (Another one of those no-brainers that somehow took forever for me to think of; Such a classic theme song needs to be with others of its kind.) Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer (Also known as the iconic theme to Beverly Hills Cop, this tune is synonymous with the 1980s. Don't worry, the Crazy Frog version won't be anywhere near this.) The Touch by Stan Bush (If you know Transformers, you know this song.)
  6. Thanks, that one actually came from an outside suggestion from the first year I did this project back in 2015. it took forever to find a good long version of the Day Man song but it was worth it.
  7. Ah yes, Hamilton, I've been meaning to check that out. Well I can tell you from the first listen of it, I'm definitely taking that suggestion of My Shot and putting it right on the list. That is an excellent choice on multiple grounds. With this and the previously mentioned additions to the playlist, it looks a little something like this: Ultimate Convention Sing/Dance Playlist (Otakon '17 Edition, Version 1): I'll Make A Man Out Of You - Mulan soundtrack Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Let It Go - Idina Menzel Don't Stop Believing - Journey Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley Gangnam Style - PSY Pokemon Theme Sailor Moon Theme (dub) Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers Theme What Is Love - Haddaway Turn Down For What - Lil Jon/DJ Snake What's Up - 4 Non-Blondes (He-Man Version) Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk One More Time - Daft Punk Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas Mahna Mahna - The Muppets The Final Countdown - Europe Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Theme Ducktales Theme Day Man - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Seasons of Love - Cast of RENT Still Alive - Jonathan Coulton Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Come and Get Your Love - Redbone Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton Ikea - Jonathan Coulton Skullcrusher Mountain - Jonathan Coulton Space Unicorn - Parry Gripp Raining Tacos - Parry Gripp Try Everything - Shakira (Gazelle) Busy Earnin' - Jungle Chains of Love - Erasure Hero (One Punch Man Theme) - Jonathan Young City Escape (Sonic Adventure 2) - Jonathan Young Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins Stand Out (from A Goofy Movie) - Tevin Campbell I-2-I (from A Goofy Movie) - Tevin Campbell Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Cruel Angel's Thesis - NGE Theme Shoop - Salt-N-Pepa Pokemon Season 2 Theme (We All Live In A Pokemon World) White and Nerdy - Weird Al Yankovic Sandstorm - Darude Bobby Roode Entrance Theme (GLORIOUS) New Day Entrance Theme Everybody Wants to Rule The World - Ninja Sex Party My Shot - Hamilton Candy Store - Heathers Freeze your Brain - Heathers Mr. Blue Sky - ELO Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang - Silver Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans Flashlight - Parliament
  8. I can't seem to find a good version of this song without it cutting away to more of the anime it's featured in. Kind of hard for me to judge something without a version i could actually play as part of this. If you can link me to it, I'll give it a listen, but as of now, I can't really do much with that suggestion. Don't let that discourage you, though, keep up the suggestions! That goes for everyone, don't be shy! We have a long way to go, so suggest things (and link a good version of them if you can!) Anyway, as I mentioned in the first post, I'm currently pouring through the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack and as i thought, I knew there'd be a lot of contenders for this playlist from the outset. After digging deeper I can at least decide on a preliminary batch. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac, Come A Little Bit Closer by Jay and The Americans and Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang by Silver are all strong here. Maybe even Flashlight by Parliament if I'm feeling funky enough. They all evoke major scenes from the movie, bring a nice variety of musical styles to the party and I can even sing a nice majority of them, so an even bigger plus. Not saying every single one makes the final list, but all of these tracks seem worth considering.
  9. Bringing back my costume of Kevin Owens from WWE. I have never had so much positive feedback from one costume in my life, so why mess with a good thing? I actually just bought two more shirt designs and a new set of fight trunks for it so I could actually mix and match multiple versions of KO's in-ring gear and do it all weekend long! Hooray for versatile yet practical costuming!
  10. After two years of fun and success in Baltimore, it's time once again to plan how to fill our new halls of Otakon goodness with music, dance and good times! The mission stays the same: I want to build the best, crowd-sourced nerdy music playlist to keep as many people as possible singing, dancing and having the best time through the convention we love so much and this year, we're going even bigger! Gone are the days of the tiny cube Bluetooth speaker... say hello to the new music machine that'll be pumping out the tunes this year! 470 watts of power with built-in lighting effects. I'm also pondering investing in a computer-based DJ controller for some added fun, but that's still up in the air. Anyway, enough with the technical side of things, let's get to honing this playlist down some more. Here's the current version I used from last year's event. Ultimate Convention Sing/Dance Playlist (Otakon '16 Edition): I'll Make A Man Out Of You - Mulan soundtrack Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Let It Go - Idina Menzel Don't Stop Believing - Journey Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley Gangnam Style - PSY Pokemon Theme Sailor Moon Theme (dub) Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers Theme What Is Love - Haddaway Turn Down For What - Lil Jon/DJ Snake What's Up - 4 Non-Blondes (He-Man Version) Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk One More Time - Daft Punk Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas Mahna Mahna - The Muppets The Final Countdown - Europe Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Theme Ducktales Theme Day Man - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Seasons of Love - Cast of RENT Still Alive - Jonathan Coulton Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Come and Get Your Love - Redbone Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton Ikea - Jonathan Coulton Skullcrusher Mountain - Jonathan Coulton Space Unicorn - Parry Gripp Raining Tacos - Parry Gripp Try Everything - Shakira (Gazelle) Busy Earnin' - Jungle Chains of Love - Erasure Hero (One Punch Man Theme) - Jonathan Young City Escape (Sonic Adventure 2) - Jonathan Young Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins Stand Out (from A Goofy Movie) - Tevin Campbell I-2-I (from A Goofy Movie) - Tevin Campbell Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Cruel Angel's Thesis - NGE Theme Shoop - Salt-N-Pepa Pokemon Season 2 Theme (We All Live In A Pokemon World) White and Nerdy - Weird Al Yankovic Sandstorm - Darude Bobby Roode Entrance Theme (GLORIOUS) New Day Entrance theme Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Ninja Sex Party So that's where we stand right now. I already know that the first couple songs I want to add are from a more recent personal musical obsession, Heathers the Musical. I'm easily going to add Candy Store and Freeze Your Brain from that cast recording; the former because I think it's the best song from the musical overall and even though it may have some slight language in it, it's too catchy to leave out and the prospect of shouting out "SHUT UP, HEATHER" is too good, and the latter because I can actually sing that song comfortably, going on the previously established precedent of the Jonathan Coulton songs on the playlist. I also need to pour through the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack for quality tracks, since the original's soundtrack was good for some choice musical cuts. Of course, this is just my part of the contributions, the biggest part is coming from all of you out there, the faithful Otakon attendee! As I did the past two years, I'm taking suggestions on what to add to this list and could not fully make this idea what it is without the help of everyone, as my overall musical tastes skew oddly and i want to make sure I don't miss anything really catchy. Please note, that like in past years, this is a fully independent project, done through my own love of sharing music and singing for everyone. Even though I personally am a staff member of this convention, this is not an officially sponsored activity and I fully accept any responsibility if this is against any of our show's policies. In short, this is all me, if I'm doing something wrong, tell me and I'll cut it out. Also, since we're in a completely new space in DC starting this year, I'm not quite sure where I'm going to attempt to set up this time around. I'm going to try and do at least one scouting trip of the WEWCC, hopefully if I can attend AwesomeCon, to figure out what will work. Locations may be touch and go for a while, but I'm confident with the new equipment, we can fill up whatever space I can find with the extra power of that new speaker. So there you have it, Otakon faithful, hall singalong is definitely coming back, even better than before! Get cracking on those suggestions and if anyone has any existing insight on a space that would be a good spot for our little bit of fun that's highly appreciated too! (P.S. I'm bringing back my Kevin Owens cosplay from last year and improving on it with multiple variations. It got a positive reception like nothing I've done before, so why mess with a good thing?)
  11. what an awesome username. ha