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Dancing with the Stars Season 11 Finale Music

We’re finally here for the finale of Dancing with the Stars season 11. Since this is the DWTS music post, I’ll say that we had an average year for the music on Dancing with the Stars. There have been worse years, but the music wasn’t anything to write home about either. What do you think?

Well, now on to the music from the finale of Dancing with the Stars season 11.

Kyle & Lacey danced a Foxtrot to the song “Feeling Good” Feeling Good - Compact Jazz: Nina Simone—Nina Simone
Kyle & Lacey danced a Freestyle to the song “Tootsee Roll” Tootsee Roll - Nineteen Ninety Quad—69 Boyz
Bristol & Mark danced a Jive to the song “Move” Move - Dreamgirls (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition] by Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, and Anika Noni Rose from the movie “Dreamgirls”
Bristol & Mark danced a Freestyle to the song “Cell Block Tango” Cell Block Tango - Chicago (The London Cast Recording)—from Chicago
Jennifer & Derek danced a Paso Doble to the song “Habañera” Habanera - Classical Music In Movies—Georges Bizet
Jennifer & Derek danced a Freestyle to the song “Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)” Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) - Aged to Perfection Party Music—The Contours

November 22, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Annie Lennox and Enrique Iglesias on Dancing with the Stars

What a crazy night tonight on DWTS! This has to be one of the most awkward seasons ever. The good news is that we got a few pro dances tonight with the special guests. Here’s the list of music used by the special guests. Also, be sure to check out the full list of DWTS Music.

Annie Lennox sang “Universal Child” Universal Child - A Christmas Cornucopia with two guest pros

Annie Lennox sang “Little Bird” Little Bird - The Annie Lennox Collection (Super Deluxe Version) with her own dancers

Enrique Iglesias sang “I Like It” I Like It (feat. Pitbull) - Euphoria (Deluxe Edition) with Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Kym Johnson, Peta Murgatroyd, Louis van Amstel, and Damian Whitewood performing

Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough danced a Cha Cha Cha to Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - The Essential Billy Joel

November 16, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Top 4 Music List

What did everyone think of the dancing and music tonight? This episode is usually the one where the low paddles are put away and it’s all about praising the dancers. Seems like this was mostly the case again tonight. Although, thankfully they still didn’t give Bristol a 10. She’s a sweet girl I guess, but 10 and her dancing don’t seem to go together for me.

Anyway, enough of that. On to the list of music from this episode of DWTS.

Brandy & Maksim danced a Paso Doble to the song “Firework” Firework - Teenage Dream (Deluxe Edition)—Katy Perry
Brandy & Maksim danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Taquito Militar” Taquito Militar - Tango for Dancing—Conjunto Tipico Del Tango
Jennifer & Derek danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Mercy” Mercy - Rockferry—Duffy
Jennifer & Derek danced a Waltz to the song “Way Over Yonder” Way Over Yonder - Tapestry  (Legacy Edition)—Carole King
Bristol & Mark danced a Paso Doble to the song “Gimme More” Gimme More - Blackout (Bonus Track Version)—Britney Spears
Bristol & Mark danced a Waltz to the song “Mary Goes to Jesus” Mary Goes to Jesus - The Passion of the Christ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)—from Passion of the Christ soundtrack by John Debney
Kyle & Lacey danced a Samba to the song “She’s Got Me Dancing” She's Got Me Dancing - She's Got Me Dancing - Single—Tommy Sparks
Kyle & Lacey danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)” Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) [feat. Nicole Scherzinger] - Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) [feat. Nicole Scherzinger] - Single—Pussycat Dolls

Check out our full list of DWTS Music.

November 15, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

John Legend and Taio Cruz on Dancing with the Stars

Back again for tonight’s music from the special guests. As always be sure to check out last night’s DWTS music as well.

John Legend sang “Wake Up Everybody” Wake Up Everybody (Live In Studio Performance) [feat. Black Thought] - Wake Up! (Deluxe Version) with Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Chelsie Hightower performing.

John Legend sang “Ordinary People” Ordinary People - Get Lifted with Mark Ballas and Jeanine Mason performing. I of course was happy to see Jeanine Mason (of SYTYCD fame) dancing with Mark Ballas on tonight’s show. It’s kind of an interesting mix of ballroom and contemporary. Looks like Jeanine enjoyed the experience.


Taio Cruz sang “Dynamite” Dynamite - Rokstarr (Bonus Track Version) with Louis van Amstel, Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson, and Peta Murgatroyd dancing

This is a crappy recording of Taio Cruz’s performance on DWTS, but I love the song and the dancing was pretty good too (hard for me to deny 3 blonde female dancers). Plus, someone asked for it in the comments

Is it just me or does Chelsie dance pretty much every week for the pro dances and special musical guests? I’m not complaining AT ALL. I’m really glad she is dancing. I’d be sad if she weren’t because I enjoy her dancing so much. It’s just interesting that she gets to do them so much.

November 10, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Instant Choreography Music Week

Time for the list of music from tonight’s Instant Choreography dance week on DWTS. What did people think of the idea that they had to dance to music without any planning? Was it a good idea or a bad one? Do you want them to do it again?

Kyle & Lacey danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Breathe (2 AM)” Breathe (2 AM) - Wreck of the Day—Anna Nalick
Kyle & Lacey danced a Jive to the song “Good Golly Miss Molly” Good Golly Miss Molly - 20 Greatest Hits—Little Richard
Jennifer & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” Let's Face the Music and Dance - Christmas & New Year's Eve With Sinatra—Frank Sinatra
Jennifer & Derek danced a Rumba to the song “Waiting for a Girl Like You” Waiting for a Girl Like You - No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (Remastered)—Foreigner
Kurt & Anna danced a Waltz to the song “Take It to the Limit” Take It to the Limit - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975—The Eagles
Kurt & Anna danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Hella Good” Hella Good - The Singles 1992-2003—No Doubt
Bristol & Mark danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Buttons” Buttons - PCD—Pussycat Dolls
Bristol & Mark danced a Samba to the song “Mas Que Nada” Mas Que Nada - Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66—Sérgio Mendes & Black Eyed Peas
Brandy & Maksim danced a Waltz to the song “Dark Waltz” Dark Waltz - Pure—Hayley Westenra
Brandy & Maksim danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Teenage Dream” Teenage Dream - Teenage Dream (Deluxe Edition)—Katy Perry

Check out all the previous DWTS Music.

November 9, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Taylor Swift and Rod Stewart on Dancing with the Stars

I must admit that I got a little distracted tonight with all the election results. Although, I did tune in a little extra to see my girl Taylor Swift do her thing. Rod Stewart on the other hand…well, I’ll just not comment.

I can’t imagine people don’t know these songs, but here they are just in case. Plus, it’s nice for us to be comprehensive in our list of DWTS music.

Taylor Swift sang “Mine” Mine - Speak Now with Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, and Lacey Schwimmer dancing and “White Horse” White Horse - Fearless (Platinum Edition) to a DWTS video montage.

Rod Stewart sang “I Get a Kick out of You” I Get a Kick Out of You - Fly Me to the Moon... - The Great American Songbook, Vol. V (Deluxe Version) with Peta Murgatroyd and Damian Whitewood performing.

Of course, there was also “Step In Time” Step In Time - Disney On Broadway Essentials - Celebrating 15 Years of Magical Musicals performed by the cast of Mary Poppins. I’m sorry, but I pity anyone who has to try to perform in the place of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Just impossible! I would probably see the Broadway show if I got the chance though.

Now back to Taylor Swift. Here’s the video of her performance of “Mine” Mine - Speak Now on Dancing with the Stars 2010.

And Taylor Swift’s performance of “White Horse” White Horse - Fearless (Platinum Edition) on Dancing with the Stars Season 11:

November 2, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2010 200th Episode Music

Can you believe that it’s already the 200th episode of Dancing with the Stars? Seems like just yesterday. Now on to the Dancing with the Stars Music.

Bristol & Mark, Kyle & Lacey and Rick & Cheryl danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Working Day and Night” Workin' Day and Night - Off the Wall—Michael Jackson with the Guest Star: Kristi Yamaguchi
Brandy & Maksim, Jennifer & Derek and Kurt & Anna danced a to the song “Bust a Move” Bust a Move - Stone Cold Rhymin'—Young MC with the Guest Star: Apolo Anton Ohno
Kyle & Lacey danced a Paso Doble to the song “Free Your Mind” Free Your Mind - The Very Best of en Vogue—En Vogue with the Guest Star: Mel B
Kurt & Anna danced a Tango to the song “Simply Irresistible” Simply Irresistible - Heavy Nova—Robert Palmer with the Guest Star: Emmitt Smith
Bristol & Mark danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Trouble” Trouble - Trouble—Ray LaMontagne with the Guest Star: Kelly Osbourne
Rick & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “Hey Pachuco” Hey Pachuco! - Mugzy's Move—Royal Crown Revue with the Guest Star: Hélio Castroneves
Brandy & Maksim danced a Foxtrot to the song “Fever” Fever - The Best of Miss Peggy Lee—Miss Peggy Lee with the Guest Star: Gilles Marini
Jennifer & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Shut Up” Shut Up - Elephunk—Black Eyed Peas with the Guest Star: Drew Lachey

November 1, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Rock n’ Roll Music on Dancing with the Stars

Did someone say Rock n’ Roll with ballroom dancing? That’s right. What did everyone think of Rock n’ Roll night on tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Do you hate theme nights in general? What about the live band? Were they rock stars?

As always, here’s the list of rock songs used on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars.
Audrina & Tony danced a Paso Doble to the song “Another One Bites the Dust” Another—Queen
Kyle & Lacey danced a Tango to the song “If I Had You” If—Adam Lambert
Jennifer & Derek danced a Paso Doble to the song “So What” So—Pink
Rick & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “You Really Got Me” You Really Got Me - The Kinks Choral Collection (Special Edition)—Ray Davies
Bristol & Mark danced a Tango to the song “According to You” According—Orianthi
Kurt & Anna danced a Paso Doble to the song “The Final Countdown” The—Europe
Brandy & Maksim danced a Tango to the song “Holding Out for a Hero” Holding—Bonnie Tyler
Rock n’ Roll marathon to the song “La Grange” La—ZZ Top

Also, check for all the music from DWTS.

October 25, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars TV Theme Music

Time for the list of Dancing witht he Stars music from tonight’s TV Theme music night. If you don’t follow us regularly, be sure to check the past list of Dancing with the Stars music.

Now, the full list of TV Theme music:
Brandy & Maksim danced a Quickstep to the TV Theme “I’ll Be There for You” I'll by The Rembrandts—Friends theme song
Florence & Corky danced a Tango to the TV Theme The Brady Bunch theme song Theme
Kurt & Anna danced a Quickstep to the TV Theme Bewitched theme song Theme
Audrina & Tony danced a Rumba to the TV Theme “Unwritten” Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield—The Hills theme song
Kyle & Lacey danced a Foxtrot to the TV Theme Charlie’s Angels theme song Charlie's
Rick & Cheryl danced a Rumba to the TV Theme Hill Street Blues theme song Hill
Bristol & Mark danced a Jive to the TV Theme The Monkees theme song The
Jennifer & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the TV Theme “Love and Marriage” Love by Frank Sinatra—Married… with Children

October 18, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Top Dancing with the Stars 2010 Music List

I thought it would be fun to look at the most popular music that’s been used on Dancing with the Stars 2010. As you know, we’ve listed all of the Dancing with the Stars 2010 music. Plus, we have statistics on which songs are clicked on the most. So, this list isn’t all that scientific, but it is interesting to see which music readers of Pure DWTS found interesting.

Without further ado, here’s the list from the most popular DWTS music to the least popular:
These Arms of Mine These by Otis Redding

Cry Me Out (Made Famous by Pixie Lott) Cry by Future Hit Makers

My First Kiss (feat. Ke$ha) My by 3OH!3

Break Your Heart Break by Taio Cruz & Ludacris

Shake It Shake by Metro Station

A Little Respect A by Erasure

Life After You Life by Daughtry

This Ain’t a Love Song This by Bon Jovi

Whine Up (Johnny Vicious Club Drama Mix) Whine by Kat DeLuna featuring Elephant Man

California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) California by Katy Perry

This Woman’s Work This by Kate Bush

Let It Be Me Let by Ray LaMontagne

Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars) Nothin' by B.o.B

Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop Falling by Landon Pigg

Are there any other songs that you think should be on this list. What about a list of the songs you’d like to see on DWTS. I’ll take your suggestions and create a future post with the ones you suggest.

October 16, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.