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Got your own song for a beatin’ to the beat? Feel the rhythm, get free games!

The musically inclined Crypt of the Necrodancer is here, ready for you to get groovin’ to beat the baddies better with your awesome dance skills.

We want to make the DRM-free arrival even more special, and that's why we need your help with creating our unique Crypt of the NecroDancer playlist! Pick a tune that would rock some skeleton-socks off and submit it in this thread - later on, we'll take a community vote on the Top 10 awesomest tracks and reward the winners.

1. Pick a song you think would do well as the background for an in-game boss fight. If you're the musical type, it can even be your own song!
2. Post a comment with a link to the song and up to 50 words explaining why it’s the one before the deadline.
3. Win game codes!

Bonus challenge: got the game already? Record yourself playing with the song of your choosing to prove that it’s possible. It won't guarantee a win, but we'll throw in an extra bonus code if you make the Top 10!

You have 48 hours - that is until Saturday, August 15th, 1pm GMT to post your entries. We aim to pick winners from across the English, French, German, and Russian forums before the end of next week.

Get jiggy with it!
Living Dead Girl

You have a game about a Necromancer that dances and other dead things and you have a song called Living Dead Girl. Seems like the perfect match to me.
Danse Macabre

This game is titled Crypt of the NECROdancer, so why not have a piece whose title literally translates as "Dance of Death".
Post edited August 13, 2015 by dtgreene
So, I will throw this song in:

Nine Inch Nails - Closer

The rhythm is perfect for games, and for something else too :D. It grows in intensity as you learn the mechanics of the game and in the end you go totally mad as a true pro.
Drowning Pool - Let the bodies hit the floor

Not only is it an energetic song perfect for a boss battle, but if there are lots of minions to kill off then the lyrics are a perfect match :)

link to youtube
Post edited August 13, 2015 by zenstar
Heres my try at the contest with a video recorded in-game (Bought the game during steam early access)

The track is Pandemic by Immediate Music

Its great since it starts slow and then get more and more intense towards the end.
Don't know why but the opening song for Season 2 of True Detective came immediately into my mind.
Obligatory link

That beat, man.
Follow me through on this one.

You open the door to the boss room and it's pitch dark. As you open it, this starts playing. /watch?v=_Mbxe33BYW8
The boss is none other than the demon with the golden fiddle. The Devil himself.

(I can't post links, just toss that after the usual youtube link.)
The Soft Moon // "Far"

Any boss that had this as their theme song would make me brown my trousers

and dance

dance... IN TERROR
Men without Hats - Safety Dance

I think this song would be absolutely perfect. As for my reasoning, not only does the song have a good rhythm for a level of the game, but the song is upbeat and has a wonderfully addictive feel about it. *grooves*

A second choice would be Tom Jones - Sex Bomb.
My initial thoughts had fitting lyrics but unvarying tempos so they would just be background music. There were song candidates, but ultimately the gamer in me decided the gameplay was most important. I nominate Holst's Jupiter. A wide range of beats, varying unpredictably enough to keep you on your toes:
Disco Inferno by The Trammps: (The Earl Young Band's version)

This catchy song made some evil minions boogie in a dungeon years ago, so I guess it'll do the trick for the crypt too.

A hit from the 70s that is still fun and refreshing as well as suitable for the new playlist.

Burn, baby, burn!
Post edited August 15, 2015 by Paraca
This may be a stupid question, but does it have to be a CotN boss or can it be any boss fight in general? I'm asking because a lot of people seem to post songs with the latter in mind, although the rules seem to be strictly CotN-based.
Post edited August 13, 2015 by Garack
I'm cheating a little by using videogame boss music, but Pleather for Breakfast from the No More Heroes OST would totally be appropriate. Especially how the steady backing beat only serves to highlight just how insane and unnerving the rest of it is.
If I had to choice of a new song For Crypt of the Necrodancer I think it would have to be this

Early '80s Electro Funk with Juno-60 & LinnDrum

I think this would fit has it has a nice rhythm to it and is catchy. I at least think thats what makes a good stage song for the game. Plus I'm a sucker for 80's synth
Galeforce, by Starscream:

Mostly just because it is awesome and the chiptune-y-ness mean it fits well in a retro game. Also it has a several stages, which could correspond to boss forms/stages. And then the end is the boss' death rattle.