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
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!
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 In the meantime, send me your soul food recipes at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Foxtrot (Donald & Peta and Maria & Derek):
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – Marvin Gaye (Laila & Maks’ foxtrot in season 4)
“Baby Love” – The Supremes (Monique & Louis’ foxtrot in season 3)
“My Guy” – Mary Wells (Joey & Kym’s foxtrot in season 4)
“Jimmy Mack” – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Mel & Maks’ foxtrot in season 5)
“Pride & Joy” – Marvin Gaye (Jason & Edyta’s foxtrot in season 6)
“I Hear a Symphony” - The Supremes (Marie & Jonathan’s foxtrot in season 5)
“I Just Wanna Make Love to You” – Etta James (Vivica & Nick’s foxtrot in season 3)
“My Girl” – The Temptations (could also be a rumba, if slowed down)