My favorite TV show is Dancing with Stars. I simply cannot get enough of it, so I am super psyched that I only ever have to wait just about 4 months to get a new season and a new crop of dancers. The last few seasons, they have really put a lot of effort into creating themes for each week.
Last night was My Jam Monday.
Each contestant chose their favorite song to dance to, which resulted in such epic wonderfulness as Patti LaBelle salsa dancing to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent (“Go Shorty, it’s your birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s your birthday”… you know you know it).
So. Much. Fun.
Anyway, so some people had slightly less epic, yet still lovely, song choices and it made me think about what I’ve been listening to lately.
What would be My Jam (if it were still Monday and I was slightly famous enough to qualify for Star-dom according to ABC…)?
Well, I have been doing a lot of squats lately, so “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child? Classic, and always a crowd pleaser. Cha-cha or salsa worthy, definitely.
Go for the sentimental and choose “Survivor”, also a timeless Destiny’s Child pick? Not sure what would work for that…I’d probably have to wait till “Freestyle” at the end of the season to do this Jam justice.
Maybe something more recent like “Heartbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson? I can envision a well-played Cha-Cha or even a modernized Foxtrot to that one.
I have to admit to having Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” stuck in my head (they play it on repeat on my local radio stations), but Rumor Willis already rocked an intense Foxtrot to that last week.
So many choices.
I have been scrolling through my saved artists on Spotify, and I don’t really have a music “type”. I’ve got everybody on there, from Billy Joel to Blink-182 (Not really sure what sort of ballroom would go to “All the Small Things,” but I have a feeling Mark Ballas would figure it out…), Demi Lovato to Donna Summer (“She works hard for the money, so hard for it honey, so you better treat her righttttttt…”), and Earth, Wind and Fire to Ed Sheeran (Nastia Lukin danced wonderfully to “Thinking Out Loud”, also a favorite).
I recently downloaded (uploaded?) everything sung by this girl I’d never heard of named Jasmine Thompson. She sings slow, beautiful covers of pop songs. I would rumba to her version of Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” any day. Look her up, you’ll be glad you did.
Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling…
I’ve got it!
The very best pick for My Jam Monday…
“I Want to Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston.
Yep, I would dance to that, anyway, anywhere, with anyone…as long as it was “…with somebody who loves me” of course ❤
What’s your Jam?