The original heart-pounding electronic nightmare boss song.

Released: 1998 | Konami-Bemani | Jungle, Drum & Bass, Video Game

And so, the curtain is lifted to reveal the true reason behind this SoundLounge venture: to just shill the classic tracks of Dance Dance Revolution to the masses.

Jokes-not-so-jokes aside…

Beloved for being the first “boss track” in the series, PARANOiA is exemplary of its name. Between the unsettling jacket art, alarming audio stabs, and fast tempo, this track became an instant classic that would spawn a grand number of remixes, all more difficult than the last.

No purchase section but go check out Naoki Maeda’s hellacious cowboy getup in DDR. We all owe him at least that much for creating such an iconic series of songs.