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Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Week 4 Music

Dancing with the Stars season 18 week 4 switch up is done. As always, be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Candace & Tony danced a Quickstep to the song “The Ballroom Blitz”—The Sweet
James & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “Dark Horse”—Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
Drew & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Sugarfoot” —Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Danica & Maks danced a Jive to the song “Love Me Right!” —The Swag Geeks feat. Brook Penning
Charlie & Peta danced a Rumba to the song “Wildest Moments” —Jessie Ware
Amy & Mark danced a Salsa to the song “Brand New” —Pharrell feat. Justin Timberlake
Cody & Sharna danced a Foxtrot to the song “I’m Yours” —Jason Mraz
NeNe & Derek danced a Jazz to the song “Grown Woman” —Beyoncé
Meryl & Val danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Too Close” —Alex Clare

April 7, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Week 3 Music

Dancing with the Stars season 18 week 2 is upon us. What are your thoughts? Are you liking all the changes? I think there’s a mixed feeling about the new band. Many hate it. Many feel bad for the old band. Many hate the music they’re selecting. What do you think? As always, be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

James & Peta danced a Jive to the song “The Middle” —Jimmy Eat World
NeNe & Tony danced a Rumba to the song “I Believe in You and Me” —Whitney Houston
Cody & Witney danced a Jazz to the song “Surfboard” —Cody Simpson
Danica & Val danced a Contemporary to the song “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” —Billy Joel
Drew & Cheryl danced a Waltz to the song “Fade into You” —Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen
Meryl & Maks danced a Foxtrot to the song “All of Me” —John Legend
Amy & Derek danced a Contemporary to the song “Human” —Christina Perri
Charlie & Sharna danced a Jive to the song “Happy” —Pharrell Williams
Candace & Mark danced a Jive to the song “Blue Suede Shoes” —Elvis Presley

March 31, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Week 2 Music

Dancing with the Stars season 18 is looking to mix up the music. What are your thoughts? Do you like the new mix of music or hate it? As always, be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Drew & Cheryl danced a Jive to the song “You Can’t Sit Down” —The Dovells
Danica & Val danced a Samba to the song “All Nite (Don’t Stop)” —Janet Jackson
Billy Dee & Emma danced a Tango to the song “Peter Gunn Theme” —Henry Mancini
Meryl & Maks danced a Swing to the song “Big and Bad” —Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Diana & Henry danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Move Your Feet” —Junior Senior
Candace & Mark danced a Rumba to the song “Say Something” —A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
Amy & Derek danced a Swing to the song “Swing Set” —Ani DiFranco
James & Peta danced a Salsa to the song “Follow the Leader” —Wisin & Yandel feat. Jennifer Lopez
Charlie & Sharna danced a Tango to the song “Addicted to You” —Avicii
NeNe & Tony danced a Jive to the song “Do My Thing” —Estelle feat. Janelle Monáe
Sean & Karina danced a Salsa to the song “Dance Bailalo” —Kat DeLuna
Cody & Witney danced a Tango to the song “Yeah 3x” —Chris Brown

March 24, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Premiere Music

Dancing with the Stars season 18 is back and as usual, we’re back with a list of music from the premiere of DWTS. As always, be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

What did you think of the new band?

NeNe & Tony danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Give It 2 U” —Robin Thicke feat. Kendrick Lamar
James & Peta danced a Foxtrot to the song “Story of My Life” —One Direction
Danica & Val danced a Foxtrot to the song “Walk Away” —Kelly Clarkson
Sean & Karina danced a Contemporary to the song “Somewhere Only We Know” —Keane
Billy Dee & Emma danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Star Wars Theme”
Meryl & Maks danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “All Night” —Icona Pop
Candace & Mark danced a Contemporary to the song “Burn” —Ellie Goulding
Cody & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Timber” —Pitbull feat. Kesha
Drew & Cheryl danced a Foxtrot to the song “Money (That’s What I Want)” —Barrett Strong
Amy & Derek danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Counting Stars” —OneRepublic
Diana & Henry danced a Foxtrot to the song “Beyond the Sea” —Bobby Darin
Charlie & Sharna danced a Contemporary to the song “Let Her Go” —Passenger

March 17, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 18: Why Cut the Orchestra??? (Guest Blog)

Hi everyone!!  One of our long time regulars here at PureDWTS, Nathan, asked me last night if he could write a guest blog about the Orchestra. We said “Heck Yeah!!”  So, Nathan sent me this lovely piece dedicated to the Orchestra and why he thinks it’s a mistake to cut it.  I agree with him and will add….Derek and Maria’s Rumba to Madonna: it’s like will never happen again. :-(  Here’s Nathan:

Dancing with the Stars, as we all know is going onto its 18th season and 9th year on our television screens. That is a very big accomplishment for a series and I’m sure many of you who visit this site adore the daylights out of it. I, personally, remember when I first tuned in for the 3rd Season Premiere and how delighted I was. One of the aspects that impressed me the most was the live music that accompanied the dances. I recognized some of the songs and thought it was neat how they turned a ‘cheesy ‘80s song’ or my favorite pop song and tailored it to become a mambo or Paso Doble piece. To be quite honest, while I wasn’t impressed with the performances all the time, I have to give a special nod to Beverley Staughnton, who always made me happy with her vocals. The first time I was impressed by her was in week 4 during Willa Ford and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s waltz to “You Light Up My Life”. I had heard that song plenty and even laughed a bit when it would come on the radio. But, Beverley’s performance of it had me seeing it in a new light and in my opinion, brought a new oomph to the song. That particular song has been performed plenty of times on the show, but seriously, listen to Beverley’s vulnerability in her (to my knowledge) first performance ever of that one. It really is a pleasure to the ears.  And as the weeks went on, several songs were performed really great.  In fact, I can honestly say that while I of course was eager to see how my Monique Coleman did every week, I was also looking forward to finding out what the music department would do next. It was part of what made the show for me. They were performed LIVE. That aspect is one of the reasons that I became such a passionate fan of the show. I couldn’t wait to hear what “Top 40 Hit” or song from the ‘70s or ‘80s they were going to dance a Foxtrot or Cha Cha to. To this day, I still say “Ooh, that’s a foxtrot!” or “That song is totally Samba!” when I hear a song on the radio. DWTS got my imagination rolling so to speak. Read more..

February 1, 2014 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 18 – Has the Orchestra Been Cut??

If this is true – and it seems legit – they certainly have been. This is a real shame as this is one of the things that made DWTS so unique in television today. Yes, we occasionally critiqued the singers for butchering a song – but the orchestra was killer. That said, I think I mused some time ago that this was one way to cut costs if that was required. The claim is that they are going in a way to attract a younger crowd. I tend to think that’s an excuse. You?

This is from Rick Baptist’s facebook account - he is apparently the lead trumpet for DWTS’ orchestra. Rick’s IMDB Page.

Rick Baptist

January 31, 2014 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Finals Music

We’re back with the list of music for Dancing with the Stars Season 17 finals. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Bill E. & Emma danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “She’s Always a Woman” —Billy Joel
Corbin & Karina danced a Quickstep to the song “Diga Diga Doo” —Duke Ellington
Jack & Cheryl danced a Jive to the song “Going Up the Country” —Canned Heat
Amber & Derek danced a Charleston to the song “Bang Bang” —will.i.am
Everyone danced a Samba relay to the song “No Scrubs” —TLC
Bill E. & Emma danced a Freestyle to the song “The Raiders March” —John Williams
Corbin & Karina danced a Freestyle to the song “Smooth Criminal” —Michael Jackson
Jack & Cheryl danced a Freestyle to the song “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” —Fred Astaire
Amber & Derek danced a Freestyle to the song “Can You Do This” —Aloe Blacc

November 25, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Plugged and Unplugged Week Music

We’re back with the list of music for Dancing with the Stars Season 17 plugged and unplugged night. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Now for the list of Trio Challenge music used on tonight’s original and acoustic DWTS music night. Note: All of the iTunes links here are to the original songs. I don’t believe there are acoustic versions online for these songs. If there are, let us know and we’ll update the list.
Opening pro dance was to “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta/Kelly Rowland (Thanks LMK)

Leah & Tony danced a Paso Doble to the song “Bad Romance” —Lady Gaga
Leah & Tony danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Bad Romance” —Lady Gaga
Corbin & Karina danced a Tango to the song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” —Fall Out Boy
Corbin & Karina danced a Rumba to the song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” —Fall Out Boy
Jack & Cheryl danced a Jazz to the song “Roxanne” —The Police
Jack & Cheryl danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Roxanne” —The Police
Bill E. & Emma danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Sexy and I Know It” —LMFAO
Bill E. & Emma danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Sexy and I Know It” —LMFAO
Amber & Derek danced a Jazz to the song “Locked Out of Heaven” —Bruno Mars
Amber & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Locked Out of Heaven” —Bruno Mars

November 18, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Trio Challenge Week Music

We’re back with the list of music for Dancing with the Stars Season 17 trio challenge night. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Now for the list of Trio Challenge music used on tonight’s DWTS.
Amber & Derek (Mark Ballas) danced a Quickstep to the song “That’s It!” – Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Amber & Derek (Mark Ballas) danced a Salsa to the song “Que Viva la Vida” —Wisin
Leah & Tony (Henry Byalikov) danced a Tango to the song “Love Me Again” —John Newman
Leah & Tony (Henry Byalikov) danced a Jive to the song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” —Twisted Sister
Corbin & Karina (Witney Carson) danced a Waltz to the song “Apologize” —OneRepublic
Corbin & Karina (Witney Carson) danced a Jazz to the song “Yeah!” —Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris
Jack & Cheryl (Sharna Burgess) danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Let Me Go” —Avril Lavigne feat. Chad Kroeger
Jack & Cheryl (Sharna Burgess) danced a Samba to the song “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” —Louis Prima
Bill E. & Emma (Peta Murgatroyd) danced a Charleston to the song “Yakety Yak” —The Coasters
Bill E. & Emma (Peta Murgatroyd) danced a Salsa to the song “Candy” —Robbie Williams
Elizabeth & Val (Gleb Savchenko) danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Young and Beautiful” —Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth & Val (Gleb Savchenko) danced a Salsa to the song “Pucko” —Bonde do Rolê

November 11, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Cher Week Music

We’re back with the list of music for Cher Week of DWTS Season 17. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Now for the list of Cher music used on tonight’s DWTS.

Corbin & Karina danced an Argentine Tango to the song “Welcome to Burlesque”
Leah & Tony danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “I Got You Babe”
Brant & Peta danced a Foxtrot to the song “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)”
Elizabeth & Val danced a Jazz to the song “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”
Bill E. & Emma danced a Disco to the song “Strong Enough”
Jack & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “The Beat Goes On”
Amber & Derek danced a Rumba to the song “If I Could Turn Back Time”

Dance-off Music
Corbin & Karina vs Elizabeth & Val danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Woman’s World”
Leah & Tony vs Brant & Peta danced a Rumba to the song “I Found Someone”
Jack & Cheryl vs Bill E. & Emma danced a Disco to the song “Song for the Lonely”

November 4, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.