#1 – New Zealand, Australia
Top 5 – US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, Dance Airplay
Top 10 – US Billboard Pop, Norway, Sweden
Top 20 – US Billboard Hot 100, Digital, Radio, Rhythmic Top 40, Canada, Netherlands
Date: August 23, 2009
Current positions: #1 – UK, #2 – Ireland/ New Zealand, #4 – European Hot 100, #5 – Germany, #6 – Australia/ Austria, #8 – Denmark, #13 – Sweden, #14 – Switzerland, #15 – Global Dance, #19 – Norway, #30 – Canada, #38 – Netherlands, #80 – US Billboard Hot 100
“Evacuate the Dance Floor” brings all the neccessary heat that a dance track needs to get booties moving. The beat is hot, you wanna sing along with the hook everytime it comes on, and the vocals are sassy and electronicized (yes I just made that word up). There’s a part right before the hook that repeats–“feels like an overdose…”–and I totally dig the vocoder effect on the background vocal.
“Evacuate the Dance Floor” is a bit more urban in style than Cascada is known for but that’s a good thing. I can’t remember any of their previous songs doing so but I can definitely see this song capturing the interest of urban audiences.
The international success of “Evacuate the Dance Floor” is guaranteed at this point. “Evacuate the Dance Floor” has already topped the UK chart and their musical tastes tend to affect the rest of Europe. Plus there are 20+ official remixes floating around. Remixes extend a song’s reach and usually result in more radio airplay and club play since the remixes appeal to audiences that aren’t interested in the original version of the song.
The drums on “Evacuate the Dance Floor” sound VERY similar to the drum track on the original version of “Just Dance” (Lady GaGa). Regardless though this song has great production that builds up anticipation in all the right places.
I’m a big fan of Cascada. In my opnion they are the quintessential dance music group. I love their playful Eurodance/Europop style even though their tracks often sound similar to one another. That doesn’t bother me though because Cascada’s music is always bright, energetic, and dance-able and I love that about them.
Cascada is most known for for their #1 song “Everytime We Touch”, which is one of my favorite dance songs. It should really be featured on a Dance Dance Revoltution arcade game one of these days.
Even if it doesn’t get popular on American radio (though it probably will), “Evacuate the Dance Floor” is well on its way to becoming another #1 international hit for Cascada.
Does “Evacuate the Dance Floor” make you want to go out clubbing?
Do you think “Evacuate the Dance Floor” rips off “Just Dance” by Lady GaGa?
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Dexter Bryant Jr. (d.BRYJ)
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