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Cha, Cha, Cha Edition: THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE INCREDIBLY HOT!

5 days until the premier of season 9!!!! According to twitter, our pros and celebs are brushing up on their first dances so I am taking the first four dance styles (Cha, Cha, Salsa, Viennese Waltz, and Foxtrot) and finding the best, the worst, and the incredible hot from all previous seasons! After these next four editions, we should know exactly what to look for when it comes show time!

THE GOOD

Season 3: Emmitt Smith
Emmit displays a lot of qualities that make a cha, cha, cha so hot! First of all, you can tell that he is having a blast by his expressions through out the dance. He always keeps up with Cheryl and is able to dance her choreo precisely and with only one noticeable slip up which was when he slide under her.

Season 4: Laila Ali
It is so nice to see the girly side of Laila! She looks like she is have such a ball with Maks! I am always impressed when a celeb can pick up footwork/technique! It’s got to be one of the hardest aspects of the show since it is so specific! However, Laila’s hands kill me!!!! Not her extension stops mid forearm and never extends through her hands or fingers! Overall, she was fabulous!

Helio Castroneves: Season 5
Helio always cracked me up! I loved that he got so excited about his performances :) I will say that this cha, cha, cha wasn’t the most exciting dance but it did earn them a 30 so I feel like I should pay tribute to them along with the other 30s :)

Season 6: Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi was amazing to watch all season! I wish she would have come out of her shell just a little bit more and let America see her personality! I kind of felt like she was business all the time! However, Mark was a great teacher for her and the two of them had amazing chemistry together :) This cha, cha, cha was precise, articulate, and a lot of fun all around!

Season 8: Shawn Johnson
Shawn is so adorable! I can’t say enough about this little lady! You could tell that she had so a blast with Mark and this dance! Mark choreographed it so suit her so well and she performed it flawlessly!

THE BAD
Season 3: Tucker Charlson
A pretty good hint that a dance is going to be a train wreck is if the celeb is sitting in a chair for a good amount of time during the opening of the dance! I think Tucker looked like he was having fun but I feel like you could tell her was uncomfortable with the steps. He was very heavy on his feet and didn’t display the technique that the Cha Cha Cha requires.

THE INCREDIBLY HOT

Season 5: Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan is a classic and this song is great for a cha, cha, cha! And how can you not love Julianne, Kim, Mark, and Maks :)

September 16, 2009 I Written By

Best Dancing with the Stars 2009 Music

As the best online source for the list of Dancing with the Stars music, I think it’s only fitting for me to provide a list of the most popular music from Dancing with the Stars 2009. Certainly this list isn’t perfect, but does show a pretty good cross section of the best music choices on Dancing with the Stars season 8.

Clapping Song – Sound-A-Like As Made Famous By: Shirley Ellis by Studio Group? Studio Group - Almost Pop: Something - Clapping Song - Sound-A-Like As Made Famous By: Shirley Ellis

Baila Baila by Chayanne? Chayanne - Grandes Exitos - Baila Baila

Womanizer by Britney Spears? Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version) - Womanizer

El Tango de los Assassinos by John Powell? John Powell - Mr. & Mrs. Smith Score - El Tango de los Assassinos Download MP3 on Amazon

Slow Dancing In a Burning Room by John Mayer? John Mayer - Continuum - Slow Dancing In a Burning Room Download MP3 on Amazon

Carmen – Habanera by Georges Bizet? Georges Bizet - Classical Moods - 100 Top Classical Favorites of All Time - Carmen - Habanera Download MP3 on Amazon

Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade? Secondhand Serenade - A Twist In My Story (Bonus Track Version) - Fall for You Download MP3 on Amazon

Mi Confesion by Gotan Project? Gotan Project - Lunatico - Mi Confesion

At Last by Etta James? Etta James - At Last! (Remastered) - At Last Download MP3 on Amazon

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) by Beyoncé? Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

It Is You (I Have Loved) [From "Shrek"] by Becky Jane Taylor? Becky Jane Taylor - By Your Side - It Is You (I Have Loved) [From "Shrek"]

I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix] by Pitbull? Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - EP - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix]

Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy? Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - Dance, Dance Download MP3 on Amazon

Taquito Militar by Conjunto Tipico Del Tango? Conjunto Tipico Del Tango - Tango for Dancing - Taquito Militar

You Raise Me Up by Celtic Woman? Celtic Woman - Celtic Woman - You Raise Me Up

Take a Picture by Filter? Filter - Title of Record - Take a Picture Download MP3 on Amazon

Poker Face by Lady GaGa? Lady GaGa - The Fame - Poker Face Download MP3 on Amazon

She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5? Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane - She Will Be Loved Download MP3 on Amazon

Calloway Boogie by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy? Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - How Big Can You Get? - The Music of Cab Calloway - Calloway Boogie

Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield? Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This - Gotta Get Thru This

Which DWTS songs were your favorite?

May 19, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2009 Finale Music

Check out the list of music from the Dancing with the Stars 2009 finale. Always fun to see what the stars bring to the table for the finale. Especially for the freestyle dance they do. I’ll update this as the Dancing with the Stars 2009 finale progresses.

Also, check out all of the Dancing with the Stars 2009 music.

Shawn & Mark, Melissa & Tony, Gilles & Cheryl danced a Paso Doble to the song “So What”—Pink P!nk - Funhouse (Deluxe Version) - So What
Shawn & Mark danced a Freestyle to the song “Do Your Thing”—Basement Jaxx Basement Jaxx - Rooty - Do Your Thing
Shawn & Mark danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”—Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Melissa & Tony danced a Freestyle to the song “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”—C+C Music Factory C+C Music Factory - C+C Music Factory: Super Hits - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Melissa & Tony danced a Samba to the song “Jaleo”—Ricky Martin Ricky Martin - Almas del Silencio - Jaleo
Gilles & Cheryl danced a Freestyle to the song “Flashdance (What a Feeling)”—Irene Cara Irene Cara - What a Feelin' - Flashdance - What a Feeling
Gilles & Cheryl danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Assassin’s Tango”—John Powell John Powell - Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Assassin's Tango

May 18, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Top 4 Results Show

I’ll be listing all of the music from the top 4 of Dancing with the Stars as I find it. If I’m missing a song, check back regularly and I’ll update the music as I find it.

Mayo Alanen & Kym Johnson danced a Tango to the song “Jalousie” Alfred Hause's Tango Orchestra - Tango - Jalousie—Alfred Hause’s Tango Orchestra
Mayo Alanen & Kym Johnson danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Shake Your Groove Thing” Peaches & Herb - Disco Gold - Shake Your Groove Thing—Peaches & Herb
Anna Demidova & Maks danced a Quickstep to the song “Almost Like Being in Love” Frank Sinatra - Come Swing With Me! - Almost Like Being In Love— Frank Sinatra
Anna Demidova & Maks danced a Samba to the song “Crayons” Donna Summer - Crayons - Crayons (feat. Ziggy Marley)— Donna Summer feat. Ziggy Marley

Raphael Saadiq sang the song “100 Yard Dash” Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It - 100 Yard Dash (Music Video 100 Yard Dash) while the Raphael Saadiq Dancers performed.

Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, Derek Hough, and Julianne Hough danced a quickstep to the song “It Don’t Mean I Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” Vestre Jazzværk - 2000 - I Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing for the Design a Dance. (Check out the video of the Dancing with the Stars Design a Dance)

Also, check out the music from past episodes of Dancing with the Stars.

May 12, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2009 Top 4 Music

UPDATE: Check out all the latest Dancing with the Stars Music.

The following is a list of all the music from the 2 hour Dancing with the Stars top 4. If you’re looking for music from previous episodes, you can find the entire list here.

Dancing with the Stars Top 4 Music List
Melissa & Tony danced a Quickstep to the song “I Got Rhythm”—Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book - I Got Rhythm
Melissa & Tony danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Save the Last Dance for Me”—Michael Bublé Michael Bublé - It's Time - Save the Last Dance for Me
Gilles & Cheryl danced a Waltz to the song “Come Away with Me”—Norah Jones Norah Jones - Come Away With Me - Come Away With Me
Gilles & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”—Pitbull Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - EP - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix]
Shawn & Mark danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)”—Gotan Project Gotan Project - Shall We Dance? - Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)
Shawn & Mark danced a Jive to the song “Reet Petite”—Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson - Jackie Wilson: 20 Greatest Hits - Reet Petite
Ty & Chelsie danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Tuesday’s Gone”—Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone
Ty & Chelsie danced a Samba to the song “Concrete and Clay”—Martin Plaza Unit 4 + 2 - Rushmore - Concrete and Clay

The following were the songs and dances chosen as their favorite dances:
Melissa & Tony chose their favorite dances as Foxtrot to the song “Recipe for Love” Harry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love - Recipe for Love—Harry Connick, Jr. and Samba to the song “Jaleo” Ricky Martin - Almas del Silencio - Jaleo—Ricky Martin

Gilles & Cheryl chose their favorite dances as Foxtrot to the song “Fever” Peggy Lee - The Best of Miss Peggy Lee - Fever—Peggy Lee and Paso Doble to the song “Habanera” Charlotte Church, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera & Sian Edwards - Prelude - The Best of Charlotte Church - Habañera—Charlotte Church

Shawn & Mark chose their favorite dances as Quickstep to the song “Friend Like Me” Robin Williams - Aladdin (Original Soundtrack) - Friend Like Me—Robin Williams (from Aladdin) and Paso Doble to the song “Gotta Get thru This” Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This - Gotta Get Thru This—Daniel Bedingfield

Ty & Chelsie chose their favorite dances as Quickstep to the song “Life Is a Highway” Rascal Flatts - Cars - Life Is a Highway—Rascal Flatts and Lindy Hop to the song “You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

May 11, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Special Guest Jamie Cullum

The amazing cowboy somehow sticks around again. If he makes it to the finals, he’ll be the biggest long shot ever on Dancing with the Stars. That would be unbelievable. I’m sad to see Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough go. Derek was getting the most out of Lil’ Kim’s performances. The following is the music from the DWTS results show:

Jamie Cullum sang the song “I Get a Kick out of You” Jamie Cullum - Twenty Something - I Get a Kick Out of You with Agnieszka Kazmierczak and Urs Gaisenhainer dancing.

Pro Dancer Competition music
Afton & Cody danced a Samba to the song “Hips Don’t Lie” Shakira - Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 - Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean)—Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
Mayo & Lisa danced a Quickstep to the song “Walking On Sunshine” Katrina & The Waves - Anthology - Walking On Sunshine
Anna & Maurice danced a Tango to the song

May 5, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2009 Music – 2 Dance Night

We’re down to the final 5 and each couple now is dancing 2 dances each on the show. This is a real challenge for the stars to be able to remember 2 often very different dances.

Check out the Dancing with the Stars music from tonight’s episode or look back at the previous Dancing with the Stars music:

Shawn & Mark danced a Quickstep to the song “Friend Like Me”—Robin Williams Robin Williams - Aladdin (Original Soundtrack) - Friend Like Me Amazon MP3

Shawn & Mark danced a Paso Doble to the song “Gotta Get thru This”—Daniel Bedingfield Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This - Gotta Get Thru This Amazon MP3

Ty & Chelsie danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Amor Que Se Baila”—Otros Aires Otros Aires - Buddha Bar IX - Amor Que Se Baila

Ty & Chelsie danced a Rumba to the song “Free Fallin'”—Tom Petty Tom Petty - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Greatest Hits - Free Fallin' Amazon MP3

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Waltz to the song “When I Need You”—Leo Sayer Leo Sayer - The Very Best of Leo Sayer - When I Need You Amazon MP3

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Salsa to the song “Por Arriba, Por Abajo”—Ricky Martin Ricky Martin - Vuelve - Por Arriba, por Abajo Amazon MP3

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Foxtrot to the song “Fever”—Peggy Lee Peggy Lee - The Best of Miss Peggy Lee - Fever Amazon MP3

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Rumba to the song “Sexual Healing”—Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & the Sexual Healing Sessions - Sexual Healing Amazon MP3

Melissa & Tony danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Angel”—Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan - Closer - The Best of Sarah McLachlan (Deluxe Version) - Angel Amazon MP3

Melissa & Tony danced a Samba to the song “Jaleo”—Ricky Martin Ricky Martin - Almas del Silencio - Jaleo Amazon MP3

May 4, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Special Guest Robin Thicke

Tonight was quite the shocker for me. I was certain that Melissa Rycroft would be going home. I guess I seriously underestimated the number of fans that are sympathetic to Melissa. Add in the injury and Melissa really must have garnered a ton of sympathy votes.

Don’t get me wrong. Melissa is a wonderful dancer and I don’t like anyone getting sent home due to injury, but I really thought that Julianne and Chuck would have gotten more votes. Hard to believe that Ty and Chelsie is possibly more popular than Chuck and Julianne. Pretty amazing stuff.

Well, as usual here’s the list of Dancing with the Stars music from the week 8 results show:
Robin Thicke sang the song “When I Get You Alone” Thicke - A Beautiful World - When I Get You Alone for Alec Mazo, Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani, Kym Johnson, and Dmitry Chaplin’s professional dance performance.

Robin Thicke sang the song “Sidestep” Robin Thicke - Something Else (Deluxe Edition) - Sidestep to special guest professional dancers Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis (of So You Think You Can Dance fame)

Professional Dancer Competition (future Dancing with the Star professional)
Genya Mazo & Afton DelGrosso danced a Quickstep
Mayo Alanen & Anna Demidova danced a Jive
Brent Borbon and Snow Urbin were knocked out of the competition to be the next professional on Dancing with the Stars.

April 28, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2009 Week 8 Music

Another wonderful selection of music and dances. Plus, Team Mambo went up against Team Tango. Turns out that was also Beyonce up against Britney Spears. Easy to say that Beyonce would easily win that battle. The following is the music from tonight’s show or check out all the previous Dancing with the Stars 2009 music.

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Lindy Hop to the song “Go Daddy-O”Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Go Daddy-O—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Paso Doble to the song “El gato montes”Manuel Penella - Guitar Orchestra: Arpeggio Gitarzenekar: Barangolás - El Gato Montes—Manuel Penella

Chuck & Julianne danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “I’m Outta Love”Anastacia - Not That Kind - I'm Outta Love—Anastacia

Shawn & Mark danced a Samba to the song “Get Down On It”Kool & The Gang - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kool & The Gang - Get Down on It—Kool and the Gang

Melissa & Tony danced a Jive to the song “We Got the Beat”The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat - We Got the Beat—The Go-Go’s

Ty & Chelsie danced a Salsa to the song “Vehicle”The Ides Of March - Ideology: Version 11.0 - Vehicle—The Ides of March

Shawn & Mark, Lacey & Tony, and Chuck & Julianne danced as Team Mambo to the song “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)—Beyoncé

Lil’ Kim & Derek, Gilles & Cheryl, and Ty & Chelsie danced as Team Tango to the song “Womanizer”Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version) - Womanizer—Britney Spears

April 27, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Celtic Woman and Natasha Bedingfield Perform on Dancing with the Stars Results Show

I always love the Dancing with the Stars results shows. Not because of the results. They drag that out too much. Instead, I love to see the special guest performances and adore seeing the professional dancers interpret the music and show their incredible skills. The following were tonight’s special guests on Dancing with the Stars:
Natasha Bedingfield sang the song “Soulmate” Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine - Soulmate while Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer performed.

Celtic Woman sang the song “You Raise Me Up” Celtic Woman - The Greatest Journey - Essential Collection - You Raise Me Up while Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian performed.

I must admit that I wasn’t sad to see Lawrence go home at all. I’m always sad when Edyta is gone, but Edyta and Lawrence just didn’t have a great connection so it was all good. I am very happy that Ty is still sticking around. Chelsie’s worked wonders.

April 21, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.