Top 10 Songs That Would've Sounded Better at Different Tempos

There are all great songs but some would sound better at different tempos than they’re currently played at. In community list mode for others to share their thoughts, so what do you guys think.

The Top Ten

Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift Cover Art

I know everyone has different thoughts about this song, but it would’ve sounded better at 130 bpm instead of 128 bpm. It would’ve compared to You Belong With Me if played at 130 bpm given the style it already has. Yet that would make a great Easter egg. Just think, Taylor Swift producing both hit songs at 130 bpm (which’s 2 bpm faster than this).

Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield Cover Art

After hearing this song, I realized it would’ve sounded even better if it played at 136 bpm instead of 134 bpm. Given its rhythm & style 136 would be a better match for this instead of a relatively unfitting 134.

Last Dance - Donna Summer Last Dance - Donna Summer Cover Art

Interesting that most of these are relatively small changes in tempo. (I said that already but my comment was removed for some reason).

An unforgettable disco hit by none other than the queen Donna Summer. It would’ve been better at 130 bpm instead of 126. R.I.P. queen of disco.

Heaven Knows (feat. Brooklyn Dreams) - Donna Summer Heaven Knows (feat. Brooklyn Dreams) - Donna Summer Cover Art

Interesting nearly all of these are one's you would like to hear slightly faster rather than slower.

Some faster & some slower. Rain on Me being one of the songs preferred slower.

A classic. Would’ve sounded better though at 135 or 136 bpm instead of 132 bpm. R.I.P. queen.

Love Shack - The B-52's Love Shack - The B-52's Cover Art

It would’ve been perfect at 135 bpm instead of 134 bpm. 135 bpm is where it seems leisure & fast at the same time & would be perfect for this. Fun fact: The edited version of this on the other hand plays at 133 bpm.

Love Shack is legendary

Sorry - Madonna Sorry - Madonna Cover Art

A Madonna classic who would forget? It would’ve been even better if it played at 136 bpm instead of 133 bpm.

Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters Cover Art

A true classic banger. Now from hearing it, it would’ve been better at 137 bpm knowing it’s only a mere 134 bpm. R.I.P. to 2 of the sisters including the founder Bonnie Pointer too soon.

See You Again - Miley Cyrus See You Again - Miley Cyrus Cover Art

It would’ve sounded better at 140 bpm instead of 139 bpm. Yet Malibu’s perfect where it’s played at.

All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor Cover Art

Of course an unforgettable hit from Meghan Trainor, a bubblegum doo wop pop banger. Now it would sound even better if it’s played at 135 or even 136 bpm instead of 134 bpm. The rhythm & style of this song would fit better at those ranges than it’s already played at.

Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor Cover Art

It’s a typical Meghan Trainor song with a bubblegum doo wop pop vibe, but it would sound a bit better at 140 bpm instead of 139 bpm. It seems it’s really missing a beat per minute that’s necessary for this song.

The Contenders

The Last Great American Dynasty - Taylor Swift The Last Great American Dynasty - Taylor Swift Cover Art

It's one of her newest songs, from her new album Folklore. Yet it's her fastest one there. Though I'm debating if it sounds good at 148 bpm or would be better at 150 bpm? They're both good ranges for this song, though if she did a 150 bpm hit in a future album, that would be cool. You decide.

Rain on Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande Rain on Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande Cover Art

A new hit in the modern music world thanks to Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande. Now it would’ve sounded better at 120 bpm instead of 123 bpm just saying. Now don’t get me wrong it’s a dance bop but the patterns of this song would’ve made 120 bpm more fitting for it than 123. Now 123 bpm though is like a typical Daft Punk pace & if this sounded more like a Daft Punk song than it already does, then 123 bpm would be good.

Seek & Destroy - Metallica Seek & Destroy - Metallica Cover Art

it's not megadeth fast

Gimme Love - Joji Gimme Love - Joji Cover Art

It's arguably Joji's most upbeat dance hit yet, at 158 bpm, but given its style, 160 bpm would've been a better match for this.

Let's Sort the Whole Thing Out - Carly Rae Jepsen Let's Sort the Whole Thing Out - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art

This’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s most upbeat hit. An impressive 155 bpm. Though in fact it just missed a range in tempo, yet in fact just 1 bpm higher would put this at the vivace range & since vivace plays at least 156 bpm, this’s still an allegro song (which’s at least 120 bpm) like many of her dance pop songs. She had potential of making a vivace song with this & she & her producers decided to take a beat (per minute) away from this. Though 160 bpm would’ve been a good idea for her & surely an epic hit that would be Shake It Off’s rival (the song by Taylor Swift).

Jump - Madonna Jump - Madonna Cover Art

Once again another hit from Madonna but with an underpriced tempo (at 119 bpm). If Forbidden Love were to play at 120 to compete with Love Profusion as well as Radio by the Corrs & Amazing by Seal (which all play at 120 bpm), this would have to as well as Forbidden Love transitions smoothly to Jump in her album Confessions on a Dancefloor. Though that means West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys (which this sampled) would also have to go up to 120 bpm (whereas it‘s played at 113 bpm) in order to compete with the entire chain of such songs. We know allegro moderato & allegro aren’t the same thing.

The One that Got Away - Katy Perry The One that Got Away - Katy Perry Cover Art

It has a good beat but with that it sounds like it should’ve been played at 135 bpm whereas it’s 134 bpm instead. Now don’t get me wrong. Lots of songs have their individual speeds & 134 bpm isn’t bad yet not a problem for rock as well as alternative whether traditional or electronic, but for a pop style like this, 135 bpm would’ve been a better fit & make this song sound better.

Gooba - 6ix9ine Gooba - 6ix9ine Cover Art

It could’ve been good at 180 bpm, which’s suitable for doing a wobble dance to (as that’s the standard for such), but it’s 2 bpm shy of that, at 178 bpm. Not to mention this would become biggest debut, so there was potential for that. Even though many & I find him a nasty person.

Never Really Over - Katy Perry Never Really Over - Katy Perry Cover Art

It’s Katy Perry’s best song in years, yet played at a moderate speed of 100 bpm, but due to its unforgettable similarity to the Bayside Boys remix of the Macarena by Los Del Rio in background, it should’ve been played at 103 bpm as that’s what that played at.

Heart to Break - Kim Petras Heart to Break - Kim Petras Cover Art
The Four Horsemen - Metallica The Four Horsemen - Metallica Cover Art

should have been faster than mechanix

I Like It Like That - Pete Rodríguez I Like It Like That - Pete Rodríguez Cover Art

It would’ve been more fitting at 136 bpm whereas it’s 133 bpm, though it’s a boogaloo salsa classic. Now Cardi B’s song I Like It (ft. Bad Bunny & J. Balvin - which sampled this) plays at 136 bpm, so that’s 3 bpm faster than the original song).

Help! - The Beatles Help! - The Beatles Cover Art

This was originally written as a down tempo, very real call for help by John Lennon. It was pepped up by the Beatlemania machine into an up tempo movie theme.

Forbidden Love - Madonna Forbidden Love - Madonna Cover Art

It’s a classic song by queen Madonna, but played at 119 bpm which’s unfitting for this style as it compared with the styles of Love Profusion by her, Radio by the Corrs & Amazing by Seal, which all play at 120 bpm (which’s allegro meaning this’s allegro moderato which’s slightly below allegro & plays at least 116 bpm). Yet that means Jump would also have to play at 120 bpm (which isn’t the case as it’s also 119 bpm) in order to connect & transition smoothly with Forbidden Love & possibly the others mentioned on this comment.

Hot N Cold - Katy Perry Hot N Cold - Katy Perry Cover Art
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