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Dancing with the Stars Season 11 Music Suggestions

Many of you probably don’t realize that Pure Dancing with the Stars got its big start by listing the music from Dancing with the Stars. It’s obviously grown way beyond just listing the music from DWTS, but the list of music from Dancing with the Stars is still a very popular part of the site. Of course, this means that we’ll still be posting the music on season 11 of Dancing with the Stars. Just click on that link and after each DWTS episode we’ll do our best to list the music with easy links to download the music from iTunes.

You can see the first 2 editions of out Dancing with the Stars music posts for this week here and here.

With that said, I thought it would be fun to list a bunch of songs that would be interesting to see on Dancing with the Stars season 11. Feel free to add your list of songs in the comments as well.

1. DeVotchka’s “How It Ends” – How
2. Basement Jaxx ft. Kelis, Meleka and Chipmunk’s “Scars” – Scars
3. Joshua Radin’s “Sundrenched World” – Sundrenched
4. Kosheen’s “Hide U” – Hide
5. Anouk’s “Lost” – Lost
6. Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules’s “Mad World” – Mad
7. Cinematic Orchestra’s “That Home” – That
8. Astor Piazolla’s “Oblivion” – Oblivion
9. Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go” – Everywhere
10. Tom McRae’s “You Only Disappear” – You
11. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult’s “Wasted Time” – Wasted
12. Roisin Murphy’s “Sinking Feeling” – Sinking
13. Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope” – Tightrope
14. Black Gold’s Season 7 elimination song “Shine” – Shine
15. Telepathe’s “Lights Go Down” – Lights
16. Coldplay’s “Fix You” – Fix
17. Project Jenny, Project Jan ft. So Percussion’s “You Said” – You
18. Kate Earl “Impossible – Impossible
19. Caravan Palace’s “Suzy” – Suzy
20. Kanye West’s “Power” – Power
21. Christy Steed’s “Love Is In the Air” – Love

Ok, now it’s your turn. Let’s see your DWTS music list!

September 24, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Tacky Dance Themes Part 2

Since all the songs this week are new-ish… we are deprived of being able compare Season 11 celebs with other celebs in the past… That being said… the good news is that we have other trips down memory lane to give you! Meaning another round of Tacky Dance Themes! *evil cackle*

So here you have it… round two of the Tacky Dance Themes, if you are wondering what the heck is this about… go to Part I and enjoy the commentary.

Now what other couples decided to have some strange dance themes prior to the “Dancing Through the Decades” theme and “Movie Night”?

Season 5: Mark Cuban & Kym Johnson
Dance: Samba
TV/Movie Program: I Dream of Jeannie
Tackiness Quotient
Music: The Theme song itself is pure instrumental, which traditionally I don’t consider as tacky. But there are so many nuances in the music that just screams the TV show that this deserves a Score: 3
Costuming: Oye, you have Kym as Jeannie in full regelia and you have Mark trying to be Major Nelson? Well, more like a geek is a better description. Granted Kym looks really good in that costume… Score: 2
Nuances: Too many to count, it didn’t bring me to a carnivale as a Samba should, it just reminded me of the show too much. Mark’s facial expressions didn’t help matters any… well at least they were having fun. Score: 2.5
Conclusion: Final Score: 7.5
I’ll admit it was a fun dance, and Kym looked good in that costume. But the concept that Jeannie would do her thing to make her partner dance is just so cliche. Still it’s better than the Star Wars routine as a dance… meaning that I don’t mind rewatching it, on occasion, with a bottle of vodka on hand (and I don’t drink).

Season 5: Cameron Mathison & Edyta Sliwinska
Dance: Paso Doble
TV/Movie Program: Superman
Tackiness Quotient
Music: Superman Theme Song… enough said. Score: 3
Costuming: You have Cameron wearing something with the letter C emblazoned on his chest similar to Superman AND Edyta wearing almost nothing but a cape? Yeeeaaaah Score: 3.
Nuances: It was okay, I can’t really think of anything, I mean it’s not like Cameron flew onto the dance floor… so Score: 1
Conclusion: Final Score: 7 out of 9
What’s a Superman dance without a cape? And what better dance to make use of a cape but the Paso Doble! The only thing that’s confusing me is whether that piece of cloth that Cameron was waving around was suppose to be his cape or is it Edyta? As odd as that sounds… it worked! Kind of, sort of, maybe.

Season 6: Jason Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska
Dance: Paso Doble
TV/Movie Program: Monday Night Football
Tackiness Quotient
Music: Monday Night Football Theme Song… ok I haven’t really watched football and didn’t really recognize the song when I first listened to it without the visual, which is a good thing so they get Score: 1
Costuming: Did they wear the colors of Jason’s team (Miami Dolphins) at the time of this season? OMG, I think they did! Score: 3.
Nuances: This seems to be a clear cut and dry Paso Doble, except for that last move at the end. Nothing that really screams tacky… but darn that last pose did it for me. Score: 2
Conclusion: Final Score: 6
It was a respectable Paso Doble, but Jason has the physique, plus this partnership moved on to be second in a Season that included Kristi Yamaguchi. Though that hood that Edyta had tacked onto her costume…. why? why? That was so distracting.

Season 6: Adam Corolla & Julianne Hough
Dance: Paso Doble
TV/Movie Program: Zorro
Tackiness Quotient
Music: Puhlease… it’s the Plaza of Execution, where else could it have come from? Score: 3
Costuming: *rolls eyes* Just look at Adam! Enough said. Score: 3
Nuances: There wasn’t much in terms of nuances… but dammit that unicycle did it for me (not to mention Julianne stripping Adam’s mask off)…. Score 2.
Conclusion: Final Score: 8
It was a fun dance, a bit stiff… there was “fluff” that I could do without, but the unicycle bit was pretty darn entertaining and just died when he got onto his feet… still >.<
Since the video cannot be embedded... here’s the link.

There you have it for this next set of Tacky Dance Themes! Stay tuned for the next installment of Tacky Dance Themes… :D

I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)