Free SYTYCD Newsletter Want to receive the latest news on So You Think You Can Dance sent straight to your email? Join hundreds of other SYTYCD fans who subscribe to Pure SYTYCD for FREE!

I Hear Dance – Suggested Music for SYTYCD

It’s all Kelly’s fault. 🙂 Our reader said:

I think we need another “What music would you like to see on the show?” post.

You see how she demanded that I do another suggested music post? Well, Kelly, here it is.

This time around, I didn’t make any big thing out of the assignment. All weekend, I basically just listened to music like I always do, but since I knew I was gonna do this, I dropped songs into a special file and promised myself when I got to 10, I’d post.

Well, it’s time to post. And this time, I’m gonna go one step forward and say who I think would best choreograph to these songs. Well, some of them. You may have to help me with the others.

Suggested Music for SYTYCD

1. Project Jenny, Project Jan ft. So Percussion’s “You Said” – You This would make a great Wade routine.

2. Kate Earl “Impossible – Impossible It’s got Travis written all over it.

3. Beck’s “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind I’m not sure who would do the best with this one. It could probably be used by Dmitry or Louis or Toni Redpath in a creative ballroom routine OR, it could be contemporary a la Travis.

4. Jill Barber’s “Goodnight Sweetheart” – Goodnight Has a country flavor to it, but might be a good Mia Michaels or Stacey Tookey routine. Am I crazy???

5. Paolo Nutini “Last Request” – Last Totally Travis. Well, I thought this was my brilliant idea, but actually, this song was used on the last season of AU, choreographed by Paul White and Anthony Ikin. Check it out:

They could totally just have this routine on Season 7. Lauren and Kent. Lauren and Billy.

6. Kate Earl’s “Cry Sometimes” – Cry Nappytabs or, strangely, Mandy Moore

7. James Morrison’s “Better Man” – Better Travis again. Or Mia. Or Stacey Tookey.

8. Sydney Wayser’s “Ghost Song” – Darn. It’s not available on iTunes. Her other song “Carousel” Carousel is, though. Anyway, I envision jazz by Sonya or even maybe some funky neo Broadway by Joey Dowling. Or crazy crazy by Wade. Check out the YouTube video below (and download the song for free from Daytrotter).

9. My Brightest Diamond’s “Apples” – Apples Either Wade or Mia.

10. Eminem ft. Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” – Love Lil’ C or Shane Sparks. I just heard this song coming home from work today. I usually don’t like rap or hip-hop very much. But this one shook me. I’d love to see what either of these choreographers made of it.

So, I challenge you. What songs do YOU suggest for the show??

July 19, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 7 Music Predictions

I did this for Season 6, but this time, I’m raising the stakes. I’m not just going to suggest great music for Season 7, I’m going to actually predict music that we’ll see this season. I get two cool points for every song I get right. And…at the end of the season, for every song I get wrong… I’ll lose five cool points. 🙂

Here we go. Music that WILL be featured in Season 7:

1. Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro” Lady GaGa - The Fame Monster (Deluxe Version) - Alejandro

2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’s “And No More Shall We Part” Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part - And No More Shall We Part

3. Justin Bieber (ft. Ludacris)’s “Baby” Justin Bieber & Ludacris - My World 2.0 (Bonus Track Version) - Baby

4. Ke$ha’s “Blah Blah Blah” Ke$ha - Animal - Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)

5. Katy Perry (and Snoop Dogg)’s “California Girls” Katy Perry - California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Single - California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

6. Miley Cyrus’s “Can’t Be Tamed” Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed - Single - Can't Be Tamed

7. Amy Stroup’s “Chin Up” Amy Stroup - Chin Up - Chin Up

8. Kate Hudson’s “Cinema Italiano” Kate Hudson - Nine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Cinema Italiano

9. Alicia Keys’s “Empire State of Mind Broken Down” Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom (Deluxe Version) - Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

10. Maxwell’s “Fistful of Tears” Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night (Deluxe Version) - Fistful of Tears

11. Shakira’s “Gypsy” Shakira - She Wolf (Deluxe Version) - Gypsy

12. Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” Michael Bublé - Crazy Love (Deluxe Edition) - Haven't Met You Yet

13. The Fray’s “Heartless” The Fray - The Fray Live: iTunes Pass - Heartless

14. Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” Train - Hey, Soul Sister - Single - Hey, Soul Sister

15. Mika’s “Lollipop” Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion - Lollipop

16. Gossip’s “Love Long Distance” Gossip - Music for Men (Deluxe Version) - Love Long Distance

17. The Pretty Reckless’s “Make Me Wanna Die” The Pretty Reckless - Kick-Ass (Music from the Motion Picture) - Make Me Wanna Die

18. 3OH!3 (ft. Ke$sha)’s “My First Kiss” 3OH!3 - My First Kiss (feat. Ke$ha) - Single - My First Kiss (feat. Ke$ha)

19. Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum - Need You Now - Need You Now

20. John Legend’s “Ordinary People” John Legend - Get Lifted - Ordinary People

21. Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” Rihanna - Rated R - Rude Boy

22. Yo Yo Ma playing Bach’s “Sarabande in G Major” Yo-Yo Ma - Bach: The Cello Suites - Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande

23. Duffy’s “Smoke without Fire” Duffy - An Education (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Smoke Without Fire

24. The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” The Temper Trap - Conditions - Sweet Disposition

25. Glee Cast (ft. Jonathan Groff)’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” Glee Cast - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Jonathan Groff] - Single - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Jonathan Groff]

As I was making this list, I could picture some of the hypothetical routines, envision which choreographers would use which songs. Listen to the songs and tell me what you think. Which ones do you agree with me on? Disagree? What songs do you think will end up being used this season?

May 25, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 7 All-Star Bios

The Season 7 All-Stars have shiny, awesome bios up now on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE page.

You think you know the All-Stars?

Did you know that Twitch choreographed for The Cheetah Girls?

Or that Comfort also writes and is working on a recording career?

Or that Courtney played Jeanette” as a dancer in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”?

Bet you knew that Anya was the first dancer to get a ticket on the “hot tamale train.” Ok, that’s not in her bio, but that’s what Mary told me when I interviewed her last year.

I didn’t know that Lauren assisted Tyce Diorio with Season 2 before she was even on the show herself (Season 3), or that she also assisted Tobey Maguire for his role in “Spider-Man 2.”

I was pleased and happy to see Neil in “American Mall” after he was on SYTYCD – did you know he was in that cheesy and campy (in a good way) flick?

I didn’t know very much about Allison, so I thought it was cool that she performed with Earth, Wind and Fire and in the 2002 Olympics’s opening and closing ceremonies.

Everybody knows Mark‘s been touring with Lady Gaga, but who knew that he’s performed in “The Nutcracker,” “Sweet Charity,” “The King and I,” “Grease,” “Tommy” and “Gypsy”?

Pasha‘s appeared on the trifecta of tv dance shows – “SYTYCD,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Superstars of Dance.”

I didn’t know Kathryn was in last year’s “Fame” remake – did you?

During Season 6, my mom loved Ade and he’s remained popular with the ladies ever since – performing with Beyonce, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

Everyone knows Dominic is a goofball, but the last line of his bio confirms it: “In his down time, he says he likes to play golf and ping-pong and eat Spam while listening to Justin Bieber.”

Enjoy all the bios!!!

May 17, 2010 I Written By