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Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Week 1-5 Music

I use to list all the music. Then, we were getting all the music before the show. Now we’re not. So, I’m back to posting the music since some people have been asking for it. I hope you enjoy the list. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Here we go:

DWTS Season 23 Week 1 Music:
Marilu & Derek danced a Jive to the song “Can’t Stop Dancin'”—Captain & Tennille
James & Sharna danced a Foxtrot to the song “Live Life”—Zayde Wølf
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “That’s What I Like”—Flo Rida feat. Fitz
Maureen & Artem danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”—Mary J. Blige
Babyface & Allison danced a Foxtrot to the song “‘Deed I Do”—Ray Charles
Amber & Maks danced a Foxtrot to the song “Here”—Alessia Cara
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Ice Ice Baby”—Vanilla Ice
Jana & Gleb danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Dangerous Woman”—Ariana Grande
Jake & Jenna danced a Jive to the song “Kiss You”—One Direction
Rick & Emma danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “God Blessed Texas”—Little Texas
Terra & Sasha danced a Jive to the song “Stuff Like That There”—Betty Hutton
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Foxtrot to the song “Call Me Irresponsible”—Michael Bublé
Laurie & Val danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “American Girl”—Bonnie McKee

DWTS Season 23 Week 2 Music:
Maureen & Artem danced a Quickstep to the song “The Brady Bunch”—Peppermint Trolley Company
Jana & Gleb danced a Tango to the song “I Don’t Want to Be”—Gavin DeGraw
Rick & Emma danced a Quickstep to the song “Green Acres Theme”—Vic Mizzy
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Foxtrot to the song “As Days Go By”—Jesse Frederick
Amber & Maks danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Game of Thrones Theme”—Ramin Djawadi
Jake & Jenna danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Go, Diego, Go! Theme”
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Foxtrot to the song “Love and Marriage”—Frank Sinatra
Terra & Sasha danced a Quickstep to the song “Bewitched Theme”—Howard Greenfield & Jack Keller
Babyface & Allison danced an Argentine tango to the song “The X-Files”—Mark Snow
Laurie & Val danced a Jive to the song “DuckTales”—Mark Mueller
James & Sharna danced a Paso doble to the song “The Walking Dead Theme”—Bear McCreary
Marilu & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “Angela”—Bob James
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “The Muppet Show Theme”—Jim Henson & Sam Pottle

DWTS Season 23 Week 3 Music:
Babyface & Allison danced a Jive to the song “Great Gosh A’Mighty”—Little Richard
Jana & Gleb danced a Jive to the song “Too Many Fish in the Sea”—Bette Midler
Rick & Emma danced a Paso doble to the song “Tamacun”—Rodrigo y Gabriela
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Paso doble to the song “Save Tonight”—Zayde Wølf
James & Sharna danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Big Trouble”—Outasight
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “If It Ain’t Love”—Jason Derulo
Terra & Sasha danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Iris”—Goo Goo Dolls
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Woman’s World”—BJ the Chicago Kid
Amber & Maks danced a Salsa to the song “Booty”—Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea
Maureen & Artem danced a Salsa to the song “Tres Deseos”—Gloria Estefan
Laurie & Val danced a Tango to the song “Into the Sunset”—Crystal Lake feat. Kifi
Marilu & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Battle Cry”—Imagine Dragons

DWTS Season 23 Week 4 Music:
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Charleston to the song “Bella Donna Twist”—Raphaël Beau
Maureen & Artem danced an Argentine tango to the song “High Bar”—Benoît Jutras
Jana & Gleb danced a Foxtrot to the song “Here Comes the Sun”—The Beatles
Marilu & Derek danced a Paso doble to the song “Battlefield”—René Dupéré
Amber & Maks danced an Argentine tango to the song “Tickle Tango”—Simon Carpentier
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Jeux d’Eau”—Benoît Jutras
Babyface & Allison danced a Tango to the song “Come Together”—The Beatles
Terra & Sasha danced a Samba to the song “Simcha”—Benoît Jutras
Laurie & Val danced a Jazz to the song “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “La Nouba”—Benoît Jutras
James & Sharna danced a Quickstep to the song “The Hollywood Wiz”—Guy Dubuc & Marc Lessard

DWTS Season 23 Week 5 Music:
Maureen & Artem danced a Foxtrot to the song “From the Ground Up”—Dan + Shay
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Jazz to the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”—Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Jana & Gleb danced a Contemporary to the song “In My Daughter’s Eyes”—Martina McBride
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Contemporary to the song “A Song for You”—Leon Russell
Laurie & Val danced a Paso doble to the song “Rise”—Katy Perry
Marilu & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Surprise Yourself”—Jack Garratt
Amber & Maks danced a Samba to the song “Woman Up”—Meghan Trainor
James & Sharna danced a Tango to the song “The Right Time”—Yves V feat. Mike James
Terra & Sasha danced a Contemporary to the song “Stand by Me”—Florence + The Machine

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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 23 Season Week 5 Discussion

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Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 5 – LIVE BLOG!!

Site rules in are effect – don’t hit refresh every 2 minutes, make sure you’re not posting one-liners, etc. Thank you. 🙂

So…it’s week 5.  Who they gonna get real with, real quick?? I’m predicting Maureen and Amber…and they’ll continue to hose Marilu. We’ll see. I can’t believe they WANT to get rid of their one shot at a Choreography Emmy…but perhaps they consider last week a job well done. “You can go now.”

THAT is why I watch DWTS, people. The full orchestra, the beautiful ballroom dance. I’m misty. I’m sad that this is a throwback to the “old” DWTS.

Ah, Maureen. You go girl.

Oh boy….a foxtrot that looks like a waltz. The music is not helpful. Pretty dance, but the passes were a bit stiff it seemed like. I predict she’ll be over scored. I really like her, but I’m not sure why they rave quite as much as they do.

Okay, I can live with 8s. That seems about right. Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind depending on how the rest of the evening is scored.

I wonder if the lip sync police will come out on this one. Stupid, CAI.

Jerry Rice!!  I want Dance Center now. Anyway, that was a good dance, but to be fair, I don’t like it when a Jazz (?) goes up against traditional ballroom this week either.

I say that…but I think they’re still hosing him a bit on scores.

Is Jana dressed just like she has been since the season started or is that my imagination?

That baby is just gorgeous. So sweet.

Oo..awkward lift. Okay…confession. I’m kinda over the contemporary. They all look kinda the same at this point when done by someone other than Allison or Derek.  Gorgeous baby though. Pretty dance but…eh.

Pitbull next week as performer and guest judge. 😀

Decent score for Jana. I would say too high, but…

This pro dance is pretty good…a step in the right direction anyway. Lindsay’s hair is confusing me tremendously. 🙂

Ryan’s mom wanted him to swim so he would stay out of trouble? The jokes just write themselves. 😉 He’s a cute guy, that Ryan.

Oh another over wrought contemporary….I spoke to soon. Cool backward move from Cheryl and she’s going a different route than usual.  This is why Cheryl is ten times the choreographer than Val or Maks – she choreographs something very simple looking yet still compelling. She choreographs for her partner.

Hmmm….8s are good. I found his dance more interesting than Jana’s. I can live with that.

You GO, Laurie. Tell him.  Val, you could NOT be a jerk to a 16 year old.  She’s not an adult yet, dude.

All right, this is pretty cool…but I think they’re lucky Len isn’t there. That’s some messing’ about. Something a bit weird with the Paso part…like she’s over turning or something. She’s not front enough. I feel I’m not making sense. Good dance, though. Not perfect…which has never stopped the judges before…

CAI is channeling me. This frightens me. That said…while I think it was inappropriate for the paso, it was the most creative thing Val has done in ages. And yes, she did fall out of the turn. I think that’s what I was seeing.

Oh Val shut up and quit making Most Memorable Year all about you. Jesus. This is Laurie’s journey.

Marilu up next…let’s have that breakthrough, please. Ahhh….this is exactly what I was thinking Marilu’s problem is. She’s a huge Derek fangirl and she doesn’t want to disappoint him.

Wow…that felt VERY different than anything she’s done before. That was beautiful…and the first package I cried through. Just gorgeous. I think their talk helped and I think perhaps Derek has her figured out.

CAI is so right…she seemed like a different person. Goooood score. I’m happy with that one.

Okay what did I miss? Why was Amber upset. I didn’t see anything Maks did that was out of line.

She’s having problems with this dance, she’s not committing to it and she’s dancing too soft/small. Very curious.

There was a lot of content? Really? Okay. I do agree she’s only giving 80 percent, but I thought it was the entire time including when she was alone.   I also dig the costume. Makes me hungry for candy tho. 😉

Hmmmm….compared to the rest of the 8’s tonight, I’m not sure. Harder dance than what Jana and Ryan had, but I dunno.

My reaction mirrors Sharna’s regarding James’ injury.  God.

James is so freakin’ good…but the whole elevated part of that dance I didn’t see as a tango. If I could give advice to pros, I would tell them to stop using the stairs. It breaks the dance up too much. Beautifully danced, no matter.

(He could win this season…) And the language from the Pros tell me that he just might be winning..

Hehehehe….we have us a competition. 😉

Terra’s package had me crying like Marilu’s did – I feel them on the loss of a parent.

As for the dance…I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m going to have to watch it again. The staging with the gate was incredibly heavy handed. Plus, she’s so small that she can’t really finish the lines.  I’m just not sure I cared for the choreography. But as long as she liked it, why not.

I think I would have given a mix of 8s and 9s, but I won’t begrudge Terra all 9s.

So, are we having an elimination? I think the show only has a minute left.

Nope. You can’t fool us, Tom. 🙂

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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 5 – Watch The Dances (Videos)

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 5 is about to begin. We plan to post dance videos courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 below as the show progresses. So, stay tuned and keep checking back. 😉

And here we go. What a lovely opening dance. We want MORE!!

And some dances….

More at Idolxfactor.com.

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Official Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 5 “Most Memorable Year” Promo

Released by the official site. I have a feeling I will need a box of kleenex tonight…

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DWTS All Access Season 23 Week 5 – LIVE Behind The Scenes Coverage, Interviews, And More

Week 5 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Jana Kramer Writes About Celebrating Her Daughter This Week On Dancing With The Stars

Jana Kramer didn’t like being in the bottom two last week on Dancing With The Stars. She was really scared. She writes about it and her new dance with Gleb Savchenko at People. Here is a little take of how special this dance is to her and why.

It was particularly important to me to make it to Most Memorable Year week, which is the theme for tonight. It’s always been my favorite night on the show because the viewers get to learn so much more about the celebrities and dive into the layers beneath the surface.

I chose to honor the birth of my daughter with my contemporary dance tonight.

I love contemporary because I feel like I can really feel the emotion in every move. I know I have to concentrate on the moves and keeping my shoulders down and all the other technical aspects (like the lifts, which have me bruised all over my body) but at the end of the day, tonight is about celebrating my daughter and how much she means to me — which is the world!

More at People.

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DWTS23 James Hinchcliffe Talks On His “Most Memorable Year” Dance And More

Below is a fun interview with James Hinchcliffe and the Indy Channel. Note how he says there IS an elimination tonight. Yikes!

ETA: Here’s Helio breaking down the first 4 weeks. Thanks to Abby for sending…

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Laurie Hernandez Writes Of Her “Most Memorable Year” Dance On Dancing Wit The Stars

Laurie Hernandez has written a new blog at US Weekly. She writes of how much her dance means to her this week and why. Read on for more…

DWTS’ theme this week is one of my favorites. It’s “My Most Memorable Year,” where every contestant will talk about a meaningful time in their lives. I’m really excited to hear everyone else’s stories because you always learn so much about all the contestants when they talk about something that’s super important to them. I’m dancing to “Rise” by Katy Perry, which is the song she wrote for the Olympics. They sped it up a little and added a few beats just because we’re doing a paso doble, so it’s a little more intense — but like the song already was, it’s very intense and dramatic.

I did pick 2016 as my most memorable year, but it’s more acknowledging what happened leading up to this year. The dance is about how I dedicated my whole entire life to gymnastics, but it wasn’t until this year that I could really come out and show the world what I had been working on since I was 11 years old.

Everybody just saw the Olympics and saw that I got medals, but they didn’t see all the hard work that went behind it. So that’s what we’re going for this week: Not just to show that I got a silver medal in beam, but all the dedication I put into getting to that point. I don’t think everyone realizes that I was extremely nervous before right I got up on the beam in Rio. We were talking about it yesterday, and I still got jittery just thinking about it! [Dance partner] Val [Chmerkovskiy] said, “Are you OK?” And I said, “I’m still nervous just talking about this!”

To read Laurie’s full blog, see US Weekly.

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Ryan Lochte Previews Dancing With The Stars Week 5

You can read Ryan Lotche’s new blog at Yahoo. Below he previews his dance tonight.

This week we’re doing contemporary dance. I have no idea what that is. I’m still trying to figure that out and we’ve had, like, two days of rehearsal. The steps aren’t too difficult, but contemporary is more emotional, it’s more about feelings and stuff like that, so I think that’s the hardest part. I’m getting the steps. The steps are becoming easier for me now, now I just have to sell it. I have to really put my heart and soul into this, and it’s hard.

I’m doing the year 2008, when I won my very first Olympic individual gold medal. I’m dedicating this routine to my mom. She has been there through my entire journey. And through my whole swimming journey I’ve had up and downs, I’ve had a lot of bumps in the road, and she was always there to help me and to keep me fighting and keep on the right track and headed towards my dreams. So that’s what the whole routine is going to be about.

More at Yahoo.

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.