View Poll Results: Which music has been most over-used for figure skating programs?

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  • Carmen

    36 56.25%
  • Swan Lake

    4 6.25%
  • Romeo and Juliet

    6 9.38%
  • Bolero

    0 0%
  • Moonlight Sonata

    0 0%
  • Dark Eyes

    1 1.56%
  • Malaguena

    0 0%
  • Joubert has done too much Matrix music

    8 12.50%
  • Sing Sing Sing

    5 7.81%
  • Others

    4 6.25%
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    The most over-used music for figure skating programs

    Which music do you think has been over-used the most for figure skating programs? And tell us why you are sick of it if you want to.

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    Carmen. Too many ladies have used this. Question- has a man or a team ever used it?

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    Question- has a man or a team ever used it?
    Yes, Alexei Yagudin has used it during his early career. Not sure about pairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked View Post
    Carmen. Too many ladies have used this. Question- has a man or a team ever used it?
    Jessica Dube & Bryce Davison (CAN) used it for their freeskate last season...It didn't work out too well for them, so they went back to their more romantic style this year with 'The Way We Were'. A good decision, IMO.

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    I voted for Carmen too. Isn't there an unspoken rule that every skater must skate to Carmen once in their lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked View Post
    Carmen. Too many ladies have used this. Question- has a man or a team ever used it?
    Off the top of my head: Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin, Evan Lysacek, Navka/Kostamarov, Dube/Davsion, Krylova/Ovsyannikov......ugh, the list goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    I voted for Carmen too. Isn't there an unspoken rule that every skater must skate to Carmen once in their lifetime?



    Off the top of my head: Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin, Evan Lysacek, Navka/Kostamarov, Dube/Davsion, Krylova/Ovsyannikov......ugh, the list goes on.
    Sasha, Mirai ....
    But one thing I'll say: Sasha skated to about half the music on your list. But everytime she did she made it seem like it was the first time anyone had skated to it.

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    Also:

    Joubert has done too much Matrix music
    :chorus:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    But one thing I'll say: Sasha skated to about half the music on your list. But everytime she did she made it seem like it was the first time anyone had skated to it.
    This is a very good point--Sasha constantly uses these warhorses, but her programs to them often are very memorable (e.g. Dark Eyes, Malaguena, Romeo and Juliet). I think this, above all, makes the difference to me--I don't mind watching warhorse programs if the skater brings something of their own to the music. It's just when skaters like Evan Lysacek use the same old tired pieces of music as background noise does the use of warhorses become annoying.

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    Carmen is probably the correct answer, but I'm gonna go with Others. I love Mansell's music, but why is Requiem for a Dream suddenly so popular. C/L, DomShabs, P/B, D/D, Javier Fernandez. I understand it's appeal (again, it's on my iPod), but with so much music out there, rather disappointing to see so many go to this well (though I will say I enjoy C/L and D/D's programs quite a bit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Carmen is probably the correct answer, but I'm gonna go with Others. I love Mansell's music, but why is Requiem for a Dream suddenly so popular. C/L, DomShabs, P/B, D/D, Javier Fernandez. I understand it's appeal (again, it's on my iPod), but with so much music out there, rather disappointing to see so many go to this well (though I will say I enjoy C/L and D/D's programs quite a bit).
    Because it's in like every other Youtube videos??

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    Wow, there is such an abundance of tired old chestnuts that a brief poll can't do it justice. To expand, here is BigSis' list of prohibitions for future skating music selections:

    No skater in any discipline shall use the following for SP or FS:
    Carmen
    Tosca
    Nutcracker
    Swan Lake
    Firebird
    Scheherezade
    Dark Eyes
    West Side Story
    Tango de Roxanne
    Phantom of the Opera POTO
    Bolero (unless your name is Torvill & Dean)
    Matrix (if your name is Joubert)
    Kalinka (if you are Russian)
    Butterfly Lovers (if you are Chinese)

    Additional restrictions on Pairs/Dance. There shall be NO:
    Nessum Dorma
    Turandot (unless your name is Shen & Zhao)
    Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni

    Feel free to add to this list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie View Post
    Wow, there is such an abundance of tired old chestnuts that a brief poll can't do it justice. To expand, here is BigSis' list of prohibitions for future skating music selections:

    No skater in any discipline shall use the following for SP or FS:
    Carmen
    Tosca
    Nutcracker
    Swan Lake
    Firebird
    Scheherezade
    Dark Eyes
    West Side Story
    Tango de Roxanne
    Phantom of the Opera POTO
    Bolero (unless your name is Torvill & Dean)
    Matrix (if your name is Joubert)
    Kalinka (if you are Russian)
    Butterfly Lovers (if you are Chinese)

    Additional restrictions on Pairs/Dance. There shall be NO:
    Nessum Dorma
    Turandot (unless your name is Shen & Zhao)
    Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni

    Feel free to add to this list!

    Don't forget Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (the first and second movements only--the third movement is always neglected), the music is absolutely beautiful but ARGH....Rachmaninoff has so many other beautiful compositions.

    Well, unless your name is either Natalia Mishkutenok or Artur Dmitriev, I suppose....

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    According to this site, Carmen has no rival

    http://www.skatemusiclist.com/index.html#general

    http://www.skatemusiclist.com/all_c.html

    Some skaters who have medaled at major championships with Carmen:

    Mao Asada
    Sasha Cohen
    Silvia Fontana
    Don Jackson
    Linda Fratianne
    Beatrisa Liang
    Katarina Witt
    Moiseeva & Minenkov
    Lang & Tchernyshev
    Manuela Ruben
    Yvonne Pokorny
    Fumie Suguri
    Editha Dotson
    Charlie Tickner
    Bestemianova & Bukin
    Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Evan Lysacek
    Charlie Tickner
    Emily Hughes
    Eric Millot
    Julia Sebestyen
    Navka & Kostomarov
    Stephan Yvars
    Oleg Tataurov
    John Curry
    Cynthia Lemaire
    Cecelia Gauvin
    Yu-Na Kim
    Debi Thomas
    Victor Petrenko
    Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    Michelle Kwan
    Evgeny Plushenko
    Irina Slutskaya
    Michael Weiss
    Yamato Tamura
    Denise Benning & Lyndon Johnston (before he became president of the United States )
    Nicole Watt
    Sergei Rylov
    Heather Kemkaran
    Sessions & Williams
    Alexei Yagudin
    Andrei Griazev
    Marina Kiellman
    Maria Butyrskaya
    Valentina Marchei
    Kawaguchi & Markuntsov
    Elena Liashenko
    Delobel & Schoenfelder
    Nicholas Young
    Blair Smith
    Claudia Villiger
    Alice Sue Claeys
    Monte & Lapointe
    Marie Luc Jodoein

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    This is a very good point--Sasha constantly uses these warhorses, but her programs to them often are very memorable (e.g. Dark Eyes, Malaguena, Romeo and Juliet). I think this, above all, makes the difference to me--I don't mind watching warhorse programs if the skater brings something of their own to the music. It's just when skaters like Evan Lysacek use the same old tired pieces of music as background noise does the use of warhorses become annoying.
    Are saying that you don't like Evan skating to Firebird with plumage hanging from his arms???

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    Swan Lake:

    Wighton & Dowding
    Tiffany Chin
    Kay Thomson
    Simone Koch
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Susan Humphreys
    Ina & Dungjen
    Kyoko Ina
    Natalia Lebedeva
    Ina & Dungjen
    Savard-Gagnon & Bradet
    Rudy Galindo
    Shepherd Clark
    Tatyana Malinina
    Lindsay Page
    Keyla Ohs
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
    Laurent Tobel
    Anne-Sophie DeKristoffy
    Berankova & Dlabola
    Shizuka Arakawa
    Shelby Lyons
    Sarah Hughes
    Alexei Urmanov
    Maria Butyrskaya
    Totmianina & Marinin
    Vanessa Giunchi
    Yukina Ota
    Zagorska & Siudek
    Priscilla Hill
    Fumie Suguri
    Ilia Klimkin
    Sasha Cohen
    Alissa Czisny
    Jenna McCorkell
    Ann Patrice McDonough
    Meno & Sand
    Surya Bonaly
    Obertas & Sokolov

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