So You Think You Can Dance – {Mixtape Monday}


One of my favorite T.V. guilty pleasures this summer has been (like so many other summers), So You Think You Can Dance.  I full well understand that the show is a popularity contest, could very well be fixed as far as voting, and not exactly representative of the professional dance scene….

Still, I love it so!

In a summer where watching the telly has sometimes felt like a ‘lovely escape’, I have really enjoyed the tenth season–chalk full of Mary Murphy’s hot tamale screams, enjoyable guest judges and holy moly batman–a bevy of dancers that could double as supermodels!  I based this playlist not necessarily on my favorite dance routines, but on melodies that feel like they flow together.  I’ve also purposefully left out any fast/hip-hop/dance club-type songs to save for another playlist, so that the music all flows and feels like a similiar mood.

{If you cannot view the Grooveshark music player below, consider downloading the latest Adobe software, and see the song list below.}

Mixtape Monday – So You Think You Can Dance

  1. No Day But Today (live) – Idina Menzel
  2. In The Embers – Sleeping At Last
  3. Hanging By A Thread – Jann Arden
  4. Don’t Let Go Yet – David J. Roch
  5. Young & Beautiful (Great Gatsby soundtrack) – Lana Del Ray
  6. The Edge of Glory (live) – Lady Gaga
  7. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – Birdy
  8. Veins – Charlotte Martin
  9. It’s A Man’s World – Joshua Ledet
  10. I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone

And hey, because I just can’t resist, here’s a clip from one of my favorite dances of the season. {Tucker’s one of my favorites this season, while Jenna is one of those dancers I’m begrudgingly starting to like.}

How about you – any favorite SYTYCD routines or songs?


4 comments on “So You Think You Can Dance – {Mixtape Monday}

    1. So glad you liked this playlist! 🙂 I’m totally a geek now and watch the show with a pen and paper to keep a musical list going – I’ve downloaded so much fun music through the years from that show! 🙂

  1. Oh my word. Sometimes I think we might be related. OK…except that I haven’t seen SYTYCD. Though I know I’d love it, I haven’t kept up with much lately! BUT. Of course I adore Idina {though I admit I prefer some of her stages more than others…but not like I could do anything at any of her stages the way she does it}, I also ADORE “No Day But Today”…and that is in the midst of my not-so-much-adoring of “Rent.” Cannot beat that song.

    Anyway, SO glad for this playlist!! Hooray!

    1. Love that first sentence – I agree, we are KINDREDS!! 🙂 Except, whoa…I wish we lived locally, b/c I would have to remedy your viewing of SYTYCD & have you over immediately to watch an episode! 🙂 (I’m such a geek – I’ve been watching since the 1st season – the only one I missed was my summer in China – crazy, right?) I’m like you – I like some Idina stuff better than others, but I thought her live version of that song was so lovely! I’m going to do my best next Monday to post my upbeat/workout/dance mix of more SYTYCD songs.

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