The Newest Music & Dance VideoGames for 2014

Know someone who can’t resist busting a move in your living room to “The Fox” by Ylvis? Or who loves to blast their music while playing Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien?

Get ready to blow their minds. Several fun new synchronized music and dance videogames were unveiled last week at this summer’s annual video game-a-palooza, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as “E3.” Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo and all the big videogame console producers were there showing off their upcoming fall and holiday titles. Some of them are even available for smartphones. Here’s what’s happening in the music and dance games category:

Dance Central SpotlightThe super-popular dance-along videogame series is releasing its newest installment this fall. Dance Central Spotlight includes 10 new songs, like Pharrell’s “Happy” and Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” along with eight choreographed dance routines for each. Each week, the console downloads more popular songs. Available September 2014 only on the Xbox One from Harmonix.

Just Dance 2015 & Just Dance Now – Much like Dance Central, Just Dance 2015 is the newest motion-sensor-driven videogame to combine popular music with choreography and competition. It includes popular features like the massive multiplayer World Dance Floor, video snippet creator Autodance and singalong Karaoke. New songs for October 2014 include “Happy” by Pharrell, “Problem” by Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea, “The Fox” by Ylvis and “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX. Plus, Just Dance is going mobile with the Just Dance Now app. Smartphone users will also be able to download the app on their iPhone®, iPod touch® or Android™ device; visit Just DanceNow.com on any Internet-connected screen; and get ready to jam as soon as your phone syncs up. Available October 2014 on all platforms from Ubisoft.

Record Run – This rhythm-running app game combines fun sidewalk obstacles to run and jump over with songs from your own smartphone music library. Pick your rock-and-roll avatar and gather virtual vinyl records to unlock backstage passes and more prizes (fees apply). Available for free here for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones from Harmonix.

Watch “The Fox” on Just Dance 2015

MyMusicCloud Viral Video Alert: Is ‘Goose MCs’ the New ‘What the Fox Say’?

What do heroic Hudson-River pilot “Sully” Sullenberger and a nerdy white rapper from Los Angeles have in common?
“Goose MCS all up IN MY ENGINES,” according to this hilarious new music video featuring a ballet-dancing pilot, Riverdancing geese, and, of course, lots of dope rhymes. Believe it or not, Wednesday, Jan. 15, marked the fifth anniversary of Captain Sully’s safe landing in New York’s Hudson River after his U.S. Airways flight was ruthlessly attacked by a flock of wayward water fowl.
And like most rappers from the mean streets of L.A., singer and comedian Zach Sherwin could relate.
“Sometimes with all the jealous haters trying to bring me down, I feel like the Chesley Sullenberger of this rap game …” he says.
Word. But, hey, if you were a fan of Ylvis’s absurdly addictive viral video “What the Fox Say,” we think you’ll dig “Goose MCs.” Check out our Viral Video Alert choice for January below …

Viral Video Alert: Watch Halloween House Sing ‘What Does the Fox Say’

Giant spiders and inflatable witches are popping up on front lawns all across the U.S. as Americans prepare to celebrate their favorite spooky holiday, Halloween. But one Virginia homeowner has taken his love for the season to a hilarious new level by decorating his house in lights synced to the silly music hit of the season: “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say).”

Using over 8,500 lights and roughly 1,066 channels of computer animation, the Edwards family home brings life to the goofy song with lighted tombstones, ghosts and a moving LED mouth that “sings” the famed lyrics, “Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet, mouse goes squeak  …”  No music is broadcast outside but viewers can laugh along to the perfectly synchronized concert by tuning their cars’ FM radios to a station to “hear the lights” sing.

It’s just another win for “The Fox,” the dance music spoof by the Norwegian Ylvis brothers that has become a worldwide viral video sensation. The song is so popular that costume stores are reportedly selling out of adult fox costumes this season.

The folks at music store-and- play site MyMusicCloud wish you a Happy Halloween and hope you enjoy watching the Edwards’ home sing the “The Fox” below. (Then see the original music video that started it all below that…. )