So we’re at t-minus 2 weeks until the premiere, and of course, we’re all curious about what songs we might hear this season. Since we don’t plan to reveal any potential song spoilers until just before the premiere (stay tuned ), we thought we’d take this opportunity to share some of our picks for music we’d like to see on the show – as well as a few songs some of our readers suggested on Twitter. I’ll try to update the list with songs you guys suggest, but I can’t make any guarantees. Life gets busy But make your picks good ones, because you never know who might be taking a gander at this list, looking for inspiration
“Sunglasses at Night” – Corey Hart - This has been my “OMG, I’ll pee my pants if they actually use this!” song pick since Guilty Pleasures week in season 12. I am DYING to see someone (perhaps Joey or Drew) do a paso doble to this, complete with dark sunglasses and a big dose of tongue-in-cheek humor. The cheese factor would be through the roof!
“It’s Not Unusual” – Tom Jones This song just BEGS for a Carlton Banks-esque quickstep from Mark. BONUS: It would probably embarass the bejeesus out of Bristol in the process.
“I’d Rather Go Blind” - Etta James With Etta’s passing earlier this year, I find myself with a new appreciation for her music – and I think this would make a GORGEOUS Viennese waltz.
“Good Time” - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen A totally fun, guilty pleasure song – I could see them using it for a team cha-cha or cha-cha relay.
“Cinema (Skrillex Mix)” - Benny Benassi I realize that, between AGT & SYTYCD, this song has gotten pretty overused this summer – but in both instances, it’s been used for a hip-hop routine. But I’d like to see what some of our pros could do with it – this has a Derek or Mark freestyle written all over it.
“Swallowed by the Night” – The Floating MenMy favorite Nashville band of all time. Alternative, acoustic and entertaining as hell. This sounds like a quickstep to me, but I could be wrong.
“Goody Two Shoes” – Adam Ant Kick someone’s ass as a jive. Someone like Bristol. *snerk*
“Come Dancing” – The Kinks The Kinks just make me laugh.
“Hella Good” – No DoubtReally, anything by No Doubt. I got into them thanks to the TV show Alias – loved it.
“Slow Down” – Brian Setzer Because I said so.
“Give Me All Your Luvin’” - Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & MIA Wow, what a Dancing With The Stars show stopper this could be if this song was done for a pro number with ALL the pros and the troupe.
“Finally Found You” – Enrique Iglesias - I’m hoping Enrique will come back for another song performance with the pros dancing to this new song. He’s such a great supporter of the show.
“Partynauseous” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Lady Gaga – This new single is yet to be released, but, you just know it’s going to make a strong showing. I’d like to see what Derek and Shawn could create for it.
“Masterpiece” – Madonna Sorry to add another Madonna song, but, this just can’t be helped. “Masterpiece” was the theme song for Madonna’s movie last year called “W.E.”. It won a Golden Globe Award this year for “Best Original song” and she’s currently singing it on tour. It is truly one of Madonna’s best ballads to date (and I didn’t think she could ever top “I’ll Remember”). It would make such a touching song for a slow waltz and sure to melt hearts if done right.
“Una Musica Brutal” – Gotan Project I love any and all songs by the Gotan Project. You might remember Peta and Donald doing a Tango to “Santa Maria” last season. Well, “Una Musica Brutal” would be another winner for a show stopping Tango. I’d love to see it.
“Come Wake Me Up” – Rascal FlattsSince the first time I heard it, I’ve been wanting to see a Viennese waltz to this song, because it just seems to be SCREAMING out to me, that it needs some waltz choreography. It already seems to have the 1 2 3 and the rise and fall that’s needed…
“Wanted” – Hunter HayesThis YOUNG kid is an amazing artist…he’s only 20, and for his debut album, he wrote all of the songs, sang every part in every song, and played every instrument on the entire album. Long process to lay each track separately. This song is beautiful, and a nice slow rumba song (I think) and I just like the song!
“Another Brick in the Wall” – Pink FloydI love the conflict between the teacher and the students, and the mind control aspect….
“Gangnam Style” – PSYIt’s catchy and quirky, and a very fun song.
NOTE: John sustained some kind of neck injury & is currently bedridden (#getbettersoon @techguy) so he was only able to come up with one song. He gave me carte blanche to pick some others for him…but let’s just say he should thank his lucky stars I didn’t, because if I had to guess what kind of music John listens to, this would be my first guess. -Court-