Songs that Speed Up

Everything about the swinging music we love to DJ

Moderators: Mr Awesomer, JesseMiner, CafeSavoy

User avatar
Jose Tello
Posts: 91
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:38 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Songs that Speed Up

#1 Post by Jose Tello » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:27 pm

Hey all,

Took a look around to see if anyone had asked this question previously and couldn't seem to find anything (maybe I'm mistaken). In any case, I'm looking for some suggestions for songs that speed up. This doesn't have to be at the beginning of the track; it can be in the middle or towards the end. These can be vintage or modern, but preferably vintage (of course!).

Two off the top of my head are Dark Eyes by The Brothers Arntzen and After You've Gone by Lionel Hampton.

Thanks in advance, everyone! :D

Posts: 264
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:11 am
Location: Durham, UK

Re: Songs that Speed Up

#2 Post by straycat » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:14 am

Gordon Webster's Sister Kate is one that instantly comes to mind. Something like a 100bpm speedup in the last 45 seconds or so.

Posts: 1277
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:36 am
Location: London

Re: Songs that Speed Up

#3 Post by Haydn » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:37 pm

I think all the Boswell Sisters recordings have a slow-fast-slow pattern.

User avatar
Posts: 736
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:20 pm
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: Songs that Speed Up

#4 Post by trev » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:20 am

For gradual changes:
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön from the Swing Kids soundtrack is a pretty popular example.

For sudden changes:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ by The Beale Street Boys (Fats Waller)

Posts: 789
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:26 pm
Location: menlo park

Re: Songs that Speed Up

#5 Post by lipi » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:25 pm

This search on Google finds the thread you want: "speed up"

Or you can try this and find another thread: tempo change