DWTS 14 Week 6 – Motown Week Song Predictions!

So next week is Motown week, and I could not be more pumped! Seriously guys…I love me some Motown, so this was a fun list to compile 8-)

Here’s the deal: so far, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, and The Temptations have all been confirmed as acts that are going to be singing live as the couples perform on Monday night.  I’m not sure if they’re going to be singing for every couple or not, and I’m not sure if the songs the couples are dancing to are going to only be songs by those particular acts – the deets are a bit murky as of right now.  We also don’t know for sure what dance Gladys has yet – our reader Magnolia (@TristanDWTSFans on Twitter…follow her, she’s cool :-)) has promised to let us know as soon as she finds out.  There’s been speculation that it’s jive, so I went ahead and compiled a list of Motown jive songs just for the hell of it :-) Since TPTB have also expressed an affinity for recycling songs in the past few seasons in particular, I’ve pored through music from previous seasons and pulled out previously used Motown songs that we might see again.  I’ve bolded the songs that are my “best guesses” for what we might see on Monday night, based on all the info above.  If we get confirmation on any more songs, we will reveal it in Heidi’s “Who’s Dancing What?” post on Sunday, and I may update this post with other pertinent info as it comes out.

But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the cool sounds of Motown - DWTS style! :-D

ETA: According to Donald’s Twitter, there’s supposedly a “Motown Marathon” dance to be done on Tuesday…take it with a grain of salt as we wait on the press release for next week to confirm.  As for a possible song? Not sure what dance this Motown Marathon is going to be, but I imagine that the music will have to be something that can be looped continuously until the marathon ends, and it probably will be instrumental only.  So in other words – I have no idea :-P In the meantime, send me your soul food recipes at courtney@puredwts.com!

Foxtrot (Donald & Peta and Maria & Derek):

“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – Marvin GayeHow Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Gold: Marvin Gaye (Laila & Maks’ foxtrot in season 4)
“Baby Love” – The SupremesBaby Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology (Monique & Louis’ foxtrot in season 3)
“My Guy” – Mary WellsMy Guy (Single Version) - Motown 1's (Joey & Kym’s foxtrot in season 4)
“Jimmy Mack” – Martha Reeves & The VandellasJimmy Mack - The Ultimate Collection: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Mel & Maks’ foxtrot in season 5)
“Pride & Joy” – Marvin GayePride and Joy - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye (Jason & Edyta’s foxtrot in season 6)
“I Hear a Symphony” - The SupremesI Hear a Symphony - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes (Marie & Jonathan’s foxtrot in season 5)
“I Just Wanna Make Love to You” – Etta James I Just Wanna Make Love to You - Blues In the Night: The Early Show, Vol. 1 (Live)(Vivica & Nick’s foxtrot in season 3)
“My Girl” – The Temptations (could also be a rumba, if slowed down)

Viennese waltz (Melissa & Maks):

“At Last” – Etta James At Last - At Last! (Remastered) (performed by Etta herself on a season 8 results show, with Karina & Maks dancing)
“Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” – Etta JamesDo Right Woman, Do Right Man (Previously Unreleased  1993 Essential Etta Version) - The Essential Etta James (Priscilla & Louis’ Viennese waltz in season 6)
“It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” – James BrownIt's a Man's, Man's, Man's World (Album Version) - Number 1's (Jason & Edyta’s Viennese waltz in season 6)
“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” - Otis ReddingI've Been Loving You Too Long - The Very Best of Otis Redding
“When a Man Loves a Woman” - Percy SledgeWhen a Man Loves a Woman - When a Man Loves a Woman
“Ooh Baby Baby” – Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesOoh Baby Baby - All Time Greatest Hits (confirmed as Melissa & Maks’ song next week, to be sung live by Smokey Robinson himself! Thanks to Evaine for the heads-up on this one ;-))

Samba (Katherine & Mark):

“Try A Little Tenderness” – Otis ReddingTry a Little Tenderness - The Very Best of Otis Redding
“I Can’t Get Next to You” – The Temptations I Can't Get Next to You - Number 1's: The Temptations (Lawrence & Edyta’s samba in season 8 )
“For Once in My Life” – Stevie WonderFor Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection (Jerry & Anna’s samba in season 2)
“Superstition” – Stevie WonderSuperstition - Number 1's (Mario & Karina’s samba in season 3)

Rumba (Roshon & Chelsie and William & Cheryl):

“What’s Goin’ On” – Marvin GayeWhat's Going On - What's Going On (Remastered) (Clyde & Elena’s rumba in season 3)
“Let’s Get it On” – Marvin GayeLet's Get It On - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye (Mario & Karina’s rumba in season 6)
“You’re All I Need to Get By” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellYou're All I Need to Get By - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye (Jason & Edyta’s rumba in season 6)
“My Cherie Amour” - Stevie WonderMy Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection (Marie & Jonathan’s rumba in season 5)
“Mercy Mercy Me” - Marvin GayeMercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye (Maurice & Cheryl’s rumba in season 7)
“The Tracks of My Tears” - Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesThe Tracks of My Tears - The Ultimate Collection: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Quickstep (Jaleel & Kym):

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” - Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Signed, Sealed and Delivered (Floyd & Karina’ quickstep in season 5)
“For Once in My Life” – Stevie WonderFor Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
“You Can’t Hurry Love” - The SupremesYou Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology (Stacy & Tony’s quickstep in season 2; Bristol & Mark’s quickstep in season 11)
“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher” – Jackie Wilson(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson: 20 Greatest Hits (Clyde & Elena’s quickstep in season 4)

Jive (Gladys & Tristan?):

“Heat Wave” - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (Single) - The Ultimate Collection: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas(could also be a samba…sort of)
“Quicksand” – Martha Reeves & the VandellasQuicksand (Single  Stereo) - The Ultimate Collection: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
“It Takes Two” - Marvin Gaye & Kim WestonIt Takes Two - Gold: Marvin Gaye (Jennie & Derek’s jive in season 5)
“Little Bitty Pretty One” - Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersLittle Bitty Pretty One (LP Version) - The Best of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (Mario & Karina’s jive in season 6)
“Reet Petite” – Jackie WilsonReet Petite - Jackie Wilson: 20 Greatest Hits (Evander & Edyta’s jive in season 1; Shawn & Mark’s jive in season 8)
“Do You Love Me” – The ContoursDo You Love Me - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 (Jerry & Anna’s jive in season 2; Jennifer & Derek’s freestyle in season 11)
“Can I Get A Witness” – Marvin GayeCan I Get a Witness - Gold: Marvin Gaye (Heather & Jonathan’s jive in season 4)
“You Never Can Tell” – Chuck BerryYou Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry: The Anthology (Apolo & Julianne’s jive in season 4, Erin & Maks’ jive in season 10)
“Ain’t That Peculiar” - Marvin GayeAin't That Peculiar - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye (Lawrence & Edyta’s jive in season 8 )

So what songs are you guys hoping to hear on Monday night? ;-)