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Song Information[]

Regular Version[]

DEAD END-jacket

Album art.

Artist: N & S

BPM: 190

Composition/Arrangement: NAOKI MAEDA

First Appearance: Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX

Other Appearances:

  • Dancing Stage EuroMIX (Internet Ranking)
  • Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX CS
  • Dance Dance Revolution USA
  • Dancing Stage EuroMIX CS
  • Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX
  • Dancing Stage PARTY EDiTiON
  • DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7thMIX- CS
  • Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 2
  • Dancing Stage Unleashed 2
  • DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE 2
  • DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 JP CS
  • DanceDanceRevolution S+ DDR 3rdMIX Pack
  • DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition

Length: 1:39

"GROOVE RADAR" Special[]

DEAD END -GROOVE RADAR Special--jacket

"GROOVE RADAR" Special album art.

Artist: N & S

BPM: 95-380 (95-stop-190-95-stop-95-stop-190-stop-95-380-190)

Composition/Arrangement: NAOKI MAEDA

First Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2

Other Appearances:

  • DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 JP CS
  • DanceDanceRevolution X2 US CS

Length: 1:39


None except for unknown voice samples.

Remixes/Song Connections[]

  • A portion of DEAD END's Expert chart is used in Dance Dance Revolution's Challenge chart.
  • DEAD END is sampled in Sol Cosine Job 2 by DJ TECHNORCH, from beatmaniaIIDX 20: tricoro.


  • DEAD END's background and jacket depict a wall blocking off an escape path, as the title suggests.
  • DEAD END's Single Expert chart had a timing fix on DDR X.
  • DEAD END has a special Challenge-only version in DDR SuperNOVA2 that maximizes on all five aspects of the Groove Radar (Stream, Voltage, Air, Freeze, and Chaos). This version is named DEAD END ("GROOVE RADAR" Special). This version has BPM changes. It is arguably known as one of the most bizarre charts ever made.
    • The Challenge chart's radar is no longer maximized post-DDRX due to the big changes made in the DDRX's ratings. Chaos is the only aspect maximized.
    • DEAD END ("GROOVE RADAR" Special) also appears as a boss song in the North American CS version of DDR X2. It is the only song with only a Challenge chart to be an actual boss song in a DDR game.
      • DEAD END ("GROOVE RADAR" Special) has high amounts of jumps and freeze arrows in its charts. Both Single and Double have 75 Freeze Arrows and 92 Jumps.

Official Song Comment[]