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    What song do you relate to what skater?

    I'm currently rambling in my blog about the wonder that is Kurt Browning - this is what happens when I convert tapes to DVD, I see a program/hear the music and go 'wait, I know a skater who did that one better!' - the latest was last night watching a tape where Plushenko skated to Nyah in part of his program in... 2003 (I think?) or 2004.

    That music belongs to Kurt and only Kurt (browning) as far as I'm concerned.

    This has gotten me thinking. What music do you associate with what skater? Is there one particular program that signifies that skater? (in my case I think just about every program Kurt's skated as a professional has become a signature piece, along with the Grand Canyon Suite and Casablanca)

    What are some of the signature pieces of the skaters over the years?

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    Jeff - Ararat, sing sing sing, the SP music of the Ararat year (which was the Golden year for Jeff), samson & delilah.
    Johnny - The Swan (masterpiece)
    Tomas - the Chinese movie piece
    Stephane - Zebra
    Evan - Carmen
    Sasha - RJ
    Shizuka - Tourandot
    Yuka - the ballet pieces with which she won the WC
    Yuna - Bond girl
    Mao - Chopin Nocturne
    Dai - Phantom of Opera
    Sulya - Winter from Four Seasons
    Midori - Raff
    Miki - Micky (ex)
    Mirai - Chaplin

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    Katarina Witt-- Carmen
    The Protopopovs -- Ave Maria
    Kurt Browning -- Nyah, Singin' in the Rain, Casablanca
    Oksana Baiul -- The Swan
    Sasha Cohen -- Romeo and Juliet, Hernandez Hideaway, Dark Eyes, Don't Rain On My Parade
    Kristi Yamaguchi-- Malaguena
    Evgeny Plushenko -- The Godfather, Tosca, Sexbomb :D
    Shen and Zhao -- Turandot, Who Wants To Live Forever
    Jenny Kirk -- Chicago
    Michelle Kwan-- Salome, Fields of Gold, East of Eden, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, Reflection (Lea Salonga version)
    Ilia Kulik-- Rhapsody in Blue
    Gordeeva and Grinkov -- Moonlight Sonata, The Man I Love, Vocalise, Out of Tears
    Johnny Weir -- Fallen Angels, Poker Face
    Yu-Na Kim -- Danse Macabre, James Bond Medley, Gershwin Piano Concerto in F, Scheherazade (I've been told that Michelle did this better, but this piece was the first Yu-Na program I ever saw, so I'll forever associate it with her :D )
    Daisuke Takahashi -- La Strada, Eye, Phantom of the Opera, El Tango de Roxanne, Hip-Hop Swan
    Sale and Pelletier -- Love Story
    Davis and White -- Samson and Delilah, Bollywood music (from Bunty Aur Babli and Devdas)
    Alexei Yagudin -- Man in the Iron Mask
    Virtue and Moir -- Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Mahler Symphony No.5
    Akiko Suzuki -- West Side Story
    Stephane Lambiel -- The Four Seasons (Zebra version :D ), William Tell Overture, La Traviata, Otono Porteno, Ne Me Quitte Pas
    Mao Asada -- Czardas, Caprice, Bells of Moscow
    Jeremy Abbott -- A Day in the Life
    Torvill and Dean -- Bolero
    Lu Chen -- The Butterfly Lovers, Spring Breeze, Adios Nonino
    Adam Rippon -- Jonathan Livingston Seagull
    Joannie Rochette -- La Cumparsita, Vole
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
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    Wow, you know a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Wow, you know a lot!
    Ahahaha. Figure skating has taken over my life. I'm sure there are LOTS more people on this board who know LOTS more, though--my list is probably just the tip of the iceberg for the veteran fans. :D In all honesty, I only got caught up with skating last spring (initially because of Yu-Na). It snowballed from there, and I took to lurking around forums (as well as blogs and general skating websites) and reading about different skaters, --and downloading many youtube videos-- up until, hm, before Vancouver, IIRC (I took the plunge then and registered. :D). Everyone in the forums had an opinion as to which music was skated definitively by this or that person, but those I listed are mainly those performances which 'stuck' with me. Mainly I took note of other people's recommendations, but what I liked I decided for myself.

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    Interesting topic!

    G&G - Moonlight Sonata, The Man I Love
    Jeff Buttle - Samson & Delilah
    Plushy - Sex Bomb
    Davis & White - Samson & Delilah, Indian OD
    The Kerrs - Scottish OD
    Paul Wylie - JFK, Schindler's List, Carmina Burana, On the Waterfront, Apollo 13, Henry V
    Todd Eldredge - First Knight, Independence Day, Gettysburg, The Glory, Il Mare Calmo de la Sera
    Brian Orser - The Story of My Life, orange Colored Sky (he did this in SOI)
    Scott Hamilton - Hair, Walk this Way, I Love Me
    Kristi - Doop, Doop, It's Oh, So Quiet
    Alexei Yagudin - Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Winter
    Michelle Kwan - Salome, East of Eden, Winter (Tori Amos)
    Philippe Candeloro - D'Artagnan
    Kurt Browning - Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, Brick House
    Sasha - Dark Eyes, Romeo & Juliet, Hernando's Hideaway, Don't Rain on My Parade
    Rudy Galindo - Swan Lake, YMCA (or is it a Village People medley?)
    Shen & Zhao - Turandot
    Bourne & Kraatz - Riverdance
    Matt Savoie - The Mission, Ragtime, Adagio for strings (he did do that one, didn't he?)
    Torvill & Dean - Bolero
    Tanith & Ben - Gypsy music, If It Kills Me (currently doing it on SOI tour)
    Brian Joubert - The Matrix
    Elvis - Dragon
    Hartshorn & Sweiding - 1492 (also loved Elvis & Todd's versions of these)
    Katarina Witt - Carmen, Robin Hood, Lemon Tree
    Kevin van der Perren - Robin Hood, Pirates of the Caribbean
    Dubreuil & Lauzon - Somewhere in Time, At Last
    Brian Boitano - Napolean, Music of the Night
    Sale & Pelletier - Love Story
    Elena & Anton - Chaplin (or is it called "City Lights"?)
    Last edited by iluvtodd; 04-22-2010 at 07:03 AM.

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