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Dancing with the Stars 2009 Week 7 Music

I love this week of the show since there is such an amazing variety of dances that you get to see. It’s really fun to watch. Hard to compare for judging, but great entertainment. Also, it provides a great variety of music as well.

Melissa & Tony danced the Argentine Tango to the song “Mi Confesión”—Gotan Project Gotan Project - Lunatico - Mi Confesion Buy MP3 on Amazon

Lawrence & Edyta danced the Waltz to the song “Open Arms”—Journey Journey - Journey: Greatest Hits - Open Arms Buy MP3 on Amazon

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced the Rumba to the song “Lost Without U”—Robin Thicke Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition) - Lost Without U Buy MP3 on Amazon

Chuck & Julianne danced the Samba to the song “Baila, Baila”—Angela Via Chayanne - Grandes Exitos - Baila Baila Buy MP3 on Amazon

Ty & Chelsie danced the Waltz to the song “Strawberry Wine”—Deana Carter Deana Carter - Did I Shave My Legs for This? - Strawberry Wine Buy MP3 on Amazon

Shawn & Mark danced the 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) Buy MP3 on Amazon

Gilles & Cheryl danced the Viennese Waltz to the song “I Go to Sleep”—The Pretenders The Pretenders - Pretenders II - I Go to Sleep Buy the MP3 on Amazon

The 1960s Group Dance routine was to “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis Studio Group - Almost Pop: Something - Clapping Song - Sound-A-Like As Made Famous By: Shirley Ellis Buy MP3 on Amazon

Check out all the other Dancing with the Stars 2009 music.

April 20, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Pure Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Voting Results

Last week I posted a poll to predict who will be the winner of Dancing with the Stars Season 8. The results from the voting is in and I must admit that I’m not surprised by the voting. That’s a bad sign for the show. Unless of course, the Pure Dancing with the Stars readers are wrong, but that has yet to happen on the big things.

Here are the results of the voting for winner of Dancing with the Stars season 8:
Gilles Marini – 43.14%
Shawn Johnson – 20.26%
Melissa Rycroft – 19.61%
Lil’ Kim – 9.80%
Chuck Wicks – 4.58%
Ty Murray – 1.31%
Lawrence Taylor – 1.31%

Looks like people have predicted that Cheryl Burke is going to take home another Mirror Ball Trophy. Gilles dancing definitely deserves it. We’ll see if his and Cheryl’s fans can do their part.

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Better known as Charlie.

Songs on Dancing with the Stars 2009

UPDATE: Here’s a link to find the latest Dancing with the Stars music (if that’s what you’re looking for).

Check out the Jive and Rumba music from the Dancing with the Stars 2009 performances. Also, take a look back at all the great DWTS 2009 music.

Ty & Chelsie daned a Jive to the song “The Girl’s Gone Wild”—Travis Tritt Travis Tritt - The Girl's Gone Wild - Single - The Girl's Gone Wild
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Shawn & Mark daned a Rumba to the song “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”—John Mayer John Mayer - Continuum - Slow Dancing In a Burning Room
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Lawrence & Edyta daned a Jive to the song “Ain’t That Peculiar”—Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar
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Melissa & Tony daned a Rumba to the song “If I Were a Boy”—Beyoncé Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - If I Were a Boy
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Lil’ Kim & Derek daned a Jive to the song “Jailhouse Rock”—Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Jailhouse Rock
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Steve-O & Lacey daned a Rumba to the song “Fall for You”—Secondhand Serenade Secondhand Serenade - A Twist In My Story (Bonus Track Version) - Fall for You
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Gilles & Cheryl daned a Jive to the song “Dance, Dance”—Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - Dance, Dance
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Chuck & Julianne daned a Rumba to the song “She Will Be Loved”—Maroon 5 Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane - She Will Be Loved
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April 13, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble Music

Tonight’s dances were the viennese waltz and paso doble. 2 really interesting dances. They don’t usually have the same wow factor as some of the other dances(except for the Paso Doble sometimes), but the music is always nice. Plus, seeing Steve-O do a viennese waltz is priceless.

Don’t forget to take a look back at the previous DWTS music.

Chuck & Julianne danced a Viennese Waltz to the music “Feels Like Today”—Rascal Flatts Rascal Flatts - Feels Like Today - Feels Like Today

Lawrence & Edyta danced a Paso Doble to the music “Granada”—Agustín Lara Agustín Lara - Mariachi Cobre - Granada

Shawn & Mark danced a Viennese Waltz to the music “Ordinary Day”—Vanessa Carlton Vanessa Carlton - Be Not Nobody - Ordinary Day

Melissa & Tony danced a Paso Doble to the music “Poker Face”—Lady Gaga Lady GaGa - The Fame - Poker Face

David & Kym danced a Viennese Waltz to the music “I Put a Spell on You”—Dana Owens (Queen Latifah) Queen Latifah - The Dana Owens Album - I Put a Spell on You

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Paso Doble to the music “Carmen – Habanera”—Georges Bizet Georges Bizet - Classical Moods - 100 Top Classical Favorites of All Time - Carmen - Habanera

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Viennese Waltz to the music “Complainte de la Butte”—Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright - Moulin Rouge - Complainte de la Butte

Ty & Chelsie danced a Paso Doble to the music “Barracuda”—Heart Heart - Little Queen - Barracuda

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the music “I’ll Be”—Edwin McCain Edwin McCain - Rhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain - EP - I'll Be

April 6, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Lindy Hop and Argentine Tango Music from Dancing with the Stars 2009

Nice to see Lindy Hop grace the stage of Dancing with the Stars. I’m also a big fan of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy so nice to see them on the list below since they’re great for Lindy Hop music. Could you get 2 dances that were more different in both style and music?

I’m still working on finding a few of the songs, but I’ll update this page as I find them. Enjoy and let me know if you know one I’m missing or if I got any wrong. Thanks!

David & Kym danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Bandstand Boogie”—Barry Manilow Barry Manilow - Ultimate Manilow - Bandstand Boogie

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Taquito Militar”—Conjunto Tipico Del Tango Conjunto Tipico Del Tango - Tango for Dancing - Taquito Militar

Chuck & Julianne danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Summertime Blues”—Brian Setzer Brian Setzer - The Brian Setzer Collection: 1981-1988 - Summertime Blues

Lawrence & Edyta danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Suite Punta Del Este” -Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla - A Collection of Music Performances Tango By Astor Piazzolla - Suite Punta del Este

Ty & Chelsie danced a Lindy Hop to the music “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 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)

Steve & Karina danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Cite Tango”—Gotan Project Gotan Project - Inspiración - Espiración - Cité Tango

Melissa & Tony danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Brown Derby Jump”—Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot - Brown Derby Jump

Holly & Dmitry danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Libertango”—Bond Bond - Shine - Libertango

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Dance Little Sister”—The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (Remastered) - Dance Little Sister

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Assassin’s Tango”—John Powell John Powell - Mr. & Mrs. Smith Score - El Tango de los Assassinos

Shawn & Mark danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Ready Teddy”—Little Richard Little Richard - The Very Best of Little Richard - Ready Teddy

As always, take a look back at past Dancing with the Stars music.

March 30, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music Season 8 Samba and Foxtrot Music

I’m a little late in posting the music from week 3 of Dancing with the Stars 2009 (Samba Music and Foxtrot Music). What can I say, my wife took me on a cruise for our birthdays and unfortunately there wasn’t any reasonable internet on the cruise ship. So, I’m a little late, but as they say “Better late than never.”

If you’re looking for previous DWTS music you can see the previous Dancing with the Stars 2009 music.

Denise & Maks danced a Samba to the song “Take a Picture”—Filter Filter - Title of Record - Take a Picture

Chuck & Julianne danced a Foxtrot to the song “All I Want To Do”—Sugarland Sugarland - Love On the Inside (Deluxe Fan Edition) - All I Want to Do

Holly & Dmitry danced a Samba to the song “Bananza (Belly Dancer)”—Akon Akon - Trouble - Bananza (Belly Dancer) [12" Version]

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Foxtrot to the song “I’m Yours”—Jason Mraz Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - I'm Yours

Lawrence & Edyta danced a Samba to the song “I Can’t Get Next To You”—The Temptations The Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - I Can't Get Next to You

Shawn & Mark danced a Foxtrot to the song “More Than This”—Charlie Hunter feat. Norah Jones Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones - Les grandes chansons d'amour - Soirées romantiques, vol. 1 - More Than This

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Samba to the song “El Matador”—Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Vasos Vacios - El Matador

David & Kym danced a Foxtrot to the song “Come Rain or Come Shine”—Natalie Cole Natalie Cole - Still Unforgettable (Deluxe Edition) - Come Rain or Come Shine

Steve & Karina danced a Samba to the song “Jump In The Line (Shake, Senora)”—Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - Very Best of Harry Belafonte - Jump In the Line

Melissa & Tony danced a Foxtrot to the song “Recipe for Love”—Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love - Recipe for Love

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Samba to the song “Remedio P’al Corazon”—Alberto Plaza Alberto Plaza - Remedio Pa'l Corazón - Remedio Pa'l Corazón

Ty & Chelsie danced a Foxtrot to the song “Come Dance with Me”—Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra - Classic Sinatra - His Great Performances, 1953-1960 - Come Dance With Me

Also, since I’m so late I’ll cover the music from the special guest performances from the Dancing with the Stars results show.

Hall & Oates sang the song “Maneater” Hall & Oates - The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater for Dancing with the Stars professionals Karina Smirnoff, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Dmitry Chaplin

Adele sang the song “Chasing Pavements” ADELE - 19 - Chasing Pavements for Dancing with the Stars professionals Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo (Adele music video Chasing Pavements)

March 27, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Vote for Your Favorite Dancing with the Stars Celebrity

Now that we’ve had a chance to see each of the celebrities on Dancing with the Stars dance twice, it’s time to vote on who you think is going to win Dancing with the Stars season 8. You can vote for only one celebrity from Dancing with the Stars in this poll. I’ll look at doing a future Dancing with the Stars vote where you can vote for the top 3 and another one where you can vote for all of your favorite Dancing with the Stars celebrities.

March 18, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Score Totals and Combined Total

I always like to have a second look at the scores from Dancing with the Stars. They flash them on the screen so quickly, I can’t really think about how the various couples really ranked. So, here are the scores ordered from highest score to lowest score for both tonight’s performances and the combined total of the first 2 DWTS season 8 dances.

Scores from Tonight’s DWTS Performances
Gilles & Cheryl scored a 27
Melissa & Tony scored a 26
Shawn & Mark scored a 24
Lil’ Kim & Derek scored a 23
Denise & Maksim scored a 21
Chuck & Julianne scored a 20
Lawrence & Edyta scored a 20
Ty & Chelsie scored a 20
Holly & Dmitry scored a 18
Belinda & Jonathan scored a 18
David & Kym scored a 17
Steve & Karina scored a 17
Steve-O & Lacey scored a 14

Combined Total After 2 Dances
Gilles & Cheryl scored a total of 51
Melissa & Tony scored a total of 49
Shawn & Mark scored a total of 47
Lil’ Kim & Derek scored a total of 44
Chuck & Julianne scored a total of 40
Denise & Maksim scored a total of 39
David & Kym scored a total of 36
Holly & Dmitry scored a total of 36
Lawrence & Edyta scored a total of 36
Belinda & Jonathan scored a total of 35
Ty & Chelsie scored a total of 34
Steve-O & Lacey scored a total of 31
Steve & Karina scored a total of 30

Looks like the Woz better hope that Nerds unite to vote for him.

March 17, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Music Part 2

As I’ve been doing for a couple Dancing with the Stars seasons now, I’m going to post all of the music from Dancing with the Stars. Below you’ll find the music from the second episode of Dancing with the Stars season 8. You can also go back and check the music from previous DWTS episodes.

You can either download the songs on iTunes(my iTunes link generator is broken right now), Amazon, or even buy the CD from Amazon for those who still like having the entire CD.

Holly & Dmitry danced a Quickstep to the song “We Are in Love”—Harry Connick Jr Harry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love - We Are In Love
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David & Kym danced a Salsa to the song “El Cumbanchero”— Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra Angel Melendez & The 911 MAMBO Orchestra - Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra - El Cumbanchero
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Denise & Maksim danced a Quickstep to the song “We Go Together”—Grease Soundtrack John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Grease (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) - We Go Together
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Belinda & Jonathan danced a Salsa to the song “Higher”—Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan - Destiny - Higher
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Ty & Chelsie danced a Quickstep to the song “Life Is a Highway”—Rascal Flatts Rascal Flatts - Cars - Life Is a Highway
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Shawn & Mark danced a Salsa to the song “Las Muchachas del cha-cha-cha”—La Sonora Matancera La Sonora Matancera - Baile Con La Sonora Matancera - Las Muchachas
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Steve & Karina danced a Quickstep to the song “Oh Boy”—Buddy Holly Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets - Oh, Boy!
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Chuck & Julianne danced a Salsa to the song “Say Hey (I Love You)”—Michael Franti & Spearhead Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey - Single - Say Hey (I Love You)
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Lawrence & Edyta danced a Quickstep to the song “As Long As I’m Singing”—Brian Setzer Orchestra The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie - As Long as I'm Singin'

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Salsa to the song “Cobrastyle”—Teddybears Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra - Cobrastyle - EP - Cobrastyle
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Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”—Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe - The Magic of Marilyn (Limited Edition) - Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
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Melissa & Tony danced a Salsa to the song “The Cup of Life”—Ricky Martin Ricky Martin - Music of the World Cup - Allez! Ola! Olé! - The Cup of Life (La Copa de la Vida) [The Official Song of the World Cup, France '98] {Remix - English Radio Edit}
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Gilles & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “Kryptonite”—3 Doors Down E-Manuel - Punk Goes Crunk - Kryptonite
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Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Premiere Thoughts

I originally planned to do a full analysis of the new couple on DWTS similar to what I did for Belinda and Jonathan. Unfortunately, life got busy on me and I’m not going to have time to do a couple by couple post.

However, here’s some quick thoughts about each DWTS couple.

Belinda Carlisle is paired with Jonathan Roberts – see here
David Alan Grier is paired with Kym Johnson – I was a little diappointed by this couple.  I guess I just expect more from Kym.  She’s done so many wonderful things in the past.  David Alan Grier was smooth and natural on his feet, but it was almost too smooth for me.  I hope that Kym turns it back up a notch next week.  19 is not a bad start, but plenty of room to improve if Kym finally wants a mirror ball trophy.
Holly is paired with Dmitry Chaplin – While the show doesn’t change the scores based on the time to prepare, I do.  I think Holly is going to do well on the show and look great next to Dmitry.  However, you could kind of see that the routine just wasn’t as polished as some of the others.  I’m looking for great things next week from this couple and a big improvement over their score of 18.
Shawn Johnson is paired with Mark Ballas – Shawn was the real shocker of the night for me. She did so much better than Cody did last season. Cody looked like an 18 year old should. Shawn looked much older than her young 17. I give Mark a lot of credit for this. Also, all dressed up in her ball gown she looked so much older. 23 and her popularity as an olympic athlete means she’s a strong candidate to go all the way to the final 3.
Lil’ Kim is paired with Derek Hough – Lil’ Kim just made me laugh with her dedication.  I’m not sure how well that will do in getting her votes, but I’m all for second chances.  Lil’ Kim and Derek actually look better together than I would have expected.  She did seem to try to hard at points, but her 21 score is a decent sign for Derek and Lil’ Kim fans.
Gilles Marini is paired with Cheryl Burke – Gilles really surprised me. His dancing looked much better than I would have expected. I was a little shocked by him basically running his fingers down Cheryl’s chest, but then I remembered that he was French. His strong score of 24 means him and Cheryl will be around for a while to come.
Ty Murray is paired with Chelsie Hightower – Ty has gotten hammered way too much.  I don’t think he was as bad as everyone made it out to be.  I’m a huge fan because of the lashing he’s taken.  I’m sure his main motivation was to do this with Jewel and so it’s really unfortunate that she’s off the show.  I hope by some miracle he can stay another week.  People like him are what makes the show unique and interesting and I’d love to see him kind of grow as a ballroom dancer.
Steve-O is paired with Lacey Schwimmer – Samantha Harris finally asked a good question when she asked Lacey if she was going to bring out her bad girl side.  I missed Lacey’s edge and I think Steve-O’s fans want some edge as well.  Let’s hope they can provide it next week.  I will say that Steve-O brought a little man on the show and we love little men.
Melissa Rycroft puts her troubles behind her as she hits the dancefloor
Melissa is paired with Tony Dovolani – For 2 days she did great. I’m sure controversy will swirl around her being a trained dancer, but ballet and ballroom are quite different. Plus, she should have an advantage, because she only had 2 days to get ready. A lot of people are planning to vote for her out of sympathy. I guess a lot of girls can relate to being dumped by a guy.
Denise Richards is paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Similar to Kym, I expected more from Maks.  He’s one of the best and most entertaining choreographers, but him and Denise didn’t have that spark.  I’m not sure Denise ever will come out of it and show us something else.  I hope her acting kicks in and shows us some fire. 
Lawrence Taylor is paired with Edyta Sliwinska – I expected to not really fall in love with Lawrence and sure enough I’m left with a bland taste in my mouth.  I love Edyta, but this couple isn’t going to do anything for me this season.  Neither here nor there for me and I won’t have any problem when Lawrence is gone.
Chuck Wicks is paired with Julianne Hough – I’m sure that a number of Julianne fans will not like me saying this, but Chuck and Julianne really look good together.  Waltz was a perfect dance for showing off the “perfect” looking couple.  Chuck did seem quite tight through the dance.  I think that we underestimate how hard it will be for Julianne to be the teacher to Chuck.  Chuck needs to improve and relax if Julianne wants a third trophy, but 20’s a decent start.
Steve Wozniak is paired with Karina Smirnoff – So, you already know that I’m biased to Steve.  He is awkward and says crazy things, but that’s what makes him great.  The Woz is the Woz and nobody’s going to change that.  My favorite line from the night was when he said that 7000 kids at a robotics competition were yelling Vote Woz.  Don’t be surprised if the Woz lasts longer than you’d expect despite his low score of 13.

March 13, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.