“Dance Magic” (Instrumental Version) from the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Magical Movie Night Specials ("Dance Magic").
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Things change up a bit this year for the Equestria Girls franchise. Instead of the usual movie, this year the series received three 22 minute specials. This leads to about the same amount of content, just over three semi-connected episodes.
Song-wise we finally see where the song "Dance Magic" fits in, after it was previously released back on the Friendship Games soundtrack. Other than that, there are no other new songs, and William Anderson's score is given the front seat musically for the next two specials. The score itself goes through many different stylings, including more Indiana Jones parodies in "Movie Magic", and some more epic and bombastic score for the specials' finale, "Mirror Magic."
Overall, pretty much 3 episodes worth of music to get through today, so let's dive in!
--Track Specific Comments--
This has certainly been a long time coming! After being released on the Equestria Girls: Friendship Games album a few years back, "Dance Magic" finally actually appeared in some Equestria Girls content: the new Magical Movie Night specials! In this special, Rarity is attempting to have the girls compete in a music video competition to raise money for repairs to Camp Everfree. But the group runs into competition from some old "friends," the girls from Crystal Prep.
"Dance Magic" features heavy vocal harmonies from the group, something that the Friendship is Magic series is best at. Most of the song features the group singing together, with some solos from Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, and a rap interlude from Pinkie of course!
The song itself has a very electronic pop feel to it, with heavy use of synthisizer, electric guitar, and electronic drums/percussion. It's one of the few Friendship is Magic songs I've encountered which actually actively uses the LFE (subwoofer) channel of the 5.1 mix. There's a lot of bass!
Overall, it's an insanely catchy song with great vocals and an intense backing track. Very much a club song.
(Watch in 1080p!)
MP3 (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/file/qtbhrb2adbmt6kr/Dance_Magic_%28Instrumental%29.mp3
AAC (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/file/u5bt37oz9zotjyx/Dance_Magic_%28Instrumental%29.m4a
Apple Lossless (ALAC): http://www.mediafire.com/file/xcwmr2qa851m0u5/Dance_Magic_%28Instrumental%29.m4a
----) Download all Songs/BGM from the specials: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/76846s92e7dhl/My_Little_Pony_-_Equestria_Girls_-_Magical_Movie_Night
Instrumental w/ Backing Vocals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffIjXupp7vs
Vocals Only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWYFtb_rd3w
For a playlist with all of the Songs/BGM and songs from the specials in order: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9sv7wkNb97RqIxZ5ETIkT0o_rP1x2uw
Lyrics By: Gillian M. Berrow & Daniel Ingram
Music By: Daniel Ingram
Orchestration By: Caleb Chan
Support the show by purchasing the specials on iTunes, or other digital/physical media outlets! - http://apple.co/2wqTLdV —
You can also purchase the full studio-mastered song here: http://apple.co/2uCFQPU