Ballroom Dance > Dancing on TV > Dancing with the Stars - Soundtrack

Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by Porfirio Landeros, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Porfirio Landeros

    Porfirio Landeros New Member

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    Hey All, I thought it might be cool to create a compilation of the season's songs for a soundtrack, since you can find this music at various legal sources as performed by the original artists.

    Week 1:

    Cha Cha
    Respect - Aretha Franklin
    September - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Crazy in Love - Beyonce

    Waltz
    Come Away with Me - Nora Jones
    Three Times a Lady - Lionel Richie / Commodores
    I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston
     
  2. flyingwolf

    flyingwolf New Member

    It will be really hard to dance to some of those 'original' ones, since they were not arranged for dancing...
     
  3. Porfirio Landeros

    Porfirio Landeros New Member

    At least 4 out of 6 of those I could dance to out-of-the-box. The only two I would question are Beyonce's, which technically is still a good/funky cha-cha, but the hardest one would be Whitney's, as it is more a Viennese tempo. Some pitch adjusting would be all that is necessary.
     
  4. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    I like this idea.... Maybe ABC will packagese in a spiffy box and try to sell it to us? ::ducks::
     
  5. flyingwolf

    flyingwolf New Member

    I wouldn't be suprised. I have the album from the first season of BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'
     
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    The ABC version would probably be the TV version, and I have to say I'd strongly prefer music by the original artists. Yes, it's nice to have contemporary music for dancing, but the music on TV sounded a little elevator-ish to me. No offense to the people who said they liked it. At least it is contemporary music. I just think the original artists' songs have more ... spice.
     
  7. Medira

    Medira New Member

    I agree with this. I think the originals are far better than the TV version. I think it was a good idea to go with more contemporary music for the show, simply because it would appleal to a wider variety of people...and, let's face it, the network wants it to appeal to the mass market.
     
  8. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I guess I should also say that, if there is a soundtrack, I will buy it to support the cause, elevator music or no. 8)
     
  9. leftfeetnyc

    leftfeetnyc New Member

    I watched clips of the show, and with 4 out of the six songs thought "why are they dancing that, the song is a West Coast"
     
  10. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    To a WCS dancer, almost everything in 4/4 is a West Coast. :p :lol: :lol:
     
  11. leftfeetnyc

    leftfeetnyc New Member

    Yea, that and I head the first four songs listed all the time at dances and events. And I really don't like Crazy in Love. But I LOVE September.
     
  12. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I LOVE September, too, but hate to see a great song like that get hacked so badly. Sorry, I guess I'm a purist; and nobody does it quite like EW&F!
     
  13. leftfeetnyc

    leftfeetnyc New Member

    Very true, somethings should not be touched.

    Strange versions of September are wrong. Not as wrong as Kenny G dubbing over Louis Armstrong (Wonderful World), but still very wrong.
     
  14. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

    flyingwolf--where did you buy your soundtrack to the BBC's show? I live in the US, so if it's from a local shop, I won't be able to buy it there. ;)
     
  15. Porfirio Landeros

    Porfirio Landeros New Member

    Week 2:

    Rumba
    I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
    Endless Love - Lionel Richie / Diana Ross
    Hero - Enrique Iglesias

    Quickstep
    You're The One That I Want - Grease Soundtrack, John Travolta / Olivia Newton-John
    Let's Face the Music And Dance - Fred Astaire (Various Others)
    It Don't Mean a Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing) - Tommy Burgos and His Swing Shift Orchestra (Various Others)
     
  16. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    FTFY. ;)
     
  17. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    ROTFL! True. True. :lol: :lol:
     
  18. Medira

    Medira New Member

    I haven't been overly impressed with the house band, but I would probably buy a show soundtrack if it's released, simply to support the show. Hearing a non-Earth, Wind and Fire version of September was just wrong though! *sigh*
     
  19. leftfeetnyc

    leftfeetnyc New Member

    Only because it's the best dance ever! :rocker:

    Now that's what they should have on TV, some WCS. It would be much more appealing and tons of guys would come out to learn it after the show. I mean, hello, boobie tops on the girls. Westies know how to dress... :raisebro:
     
  20. Porfirio Landeros

    Porfirio Landeros New Member

    All that was missing was the Disneyland "Key-Tar".
     

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