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Back in 1994. It was the year when Eurodance’s popularity was at its highest. It was also the year when the best Eurodance tracks that were made were made. Lots of artists had a huge focus on awesome rap, sexy female voices and rememberable beats.

Many think that this song is Promise Man by Basic Element which is a bit similar yet very different. I actually love this song better but that changes every month for me.


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Basic Element Leave It Behind Single CD tracklist

1Leave It Behind (Radio Edit)3:42
2Leave It Behind (Extended Version)5:40
3Leave It Behind (Instrumental)3:42
4Leave It Behind (A Cappella)2:31

The Leave It Behind single got 4 songs on it as you can see. The Extended version is quite awesome while the A Capella version is not my favorite. Leave It Behind is a very uplifting tune and follows all moments that a great Eurodance track should have.

Lyrics of Basic Element Leave It Behind Tune

How come he enjoys himself not me?
How come she smiles a good morning to me?
How do they make a hard day’s work easy?
Tell me something, I’ll put it to the test

Take hold of yourself and you will see
How lucky we are to be free
Now you take for granted, life and country
How come he jokes with friends, but not me?

How can she sing out of tune, not me?
How do they find time for kids on Sunday?
I can’t express uncalled for agrees
You’re in one-way traffic, can’t you see?

Before a head-on crash steer free
When if it’s too late don’t come and cry to me
How come they get on with, but not me?
How can they walk arm-in-arm happily?

How does that old boy dance down the street?
Tell me something, I’ll put it to the test
Take hold of yourself and you will see
How lucky we are to be free

Now you take for granted, life and country
How come we never get on, you and me?
How can we find out the remedy?

How does that old lady’s home look neat?
How does that old lady’s home look neat?
How does that old lady’s home look neat?

Basic Element is still Alive

In 2016 this tune was made by Basic Element where Dr. Alban (another great Eurodance artist that is known for It’s My Life etc). They have pushed the Eurodance genre a bit with this tune though. So it is not entirely Eurodance but a great modern pop dance song. I actually have issues with putting into a genre.

The addition of Dr. Alban’s voice fits really well into this tune too. It’s nice to see the two Eurodance bands working together. At least it got that uplifting experience feeling which is what made me post it in this article.

Another great tune that Basic Element released in recent years is Someone Out There that features Taz in 2014

This one does have a much bigger Eurodance vibe to it than Good To You. It is a nice dance song with a superb music video done for a more modern world. However, it’s a bit sad that they try to move their own type of vibe further. Leave It Behind is a fantastic Eurodance tune and I wonder why they can’t follow that type of beat?

I really love to see Basic Element still alive and that they never seem to give up even though they try to push the Eurodance genre a bit too far. I hope that they return to the roots at some point because they have it in their souls.

Basic Element will always rule!