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So You Think You Can Dance: ‘Top 20 Perform’ Music Highlights

The latest episode of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX was enjoyable but I’ll be honest – overall the music was pretty lackluster for me tonight. Thankfully most of the dancing was dynamic and interesting enough to keep my attention. With all that said, I still made it out of the episode with three songs for all of you to listen to:

Dennis Ferrer, ‘Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Dub)’
For those who aren’t familiar with house music, this is a great example of a tech house track because it pulls the quick hi-hat action from techno and the deep drums from house. I also really like the female vocals and that sing-back element when the male voices sing, “Hey, hey.” I know electronic music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but give this a chance.

Used in: Sean Cheeseman’s jazz routine with contestants Alexa and Daniel.

The Cube Boys & Luciana, ‘Jump’
If you have ever heard the songs “I Like That” and “I Got My Eye On You,” this track is not much different because: 1) they feature Luciana, 2) they have the same crazy dance-pop/house sound that fill (and almost overwhelm) your ears with sound, and 3) they’re undeniably fun to listen to.

Used in: Louie van Amstel’s samba routine with contestants Chehon and Whitney.

E.S. Posthumus, ‘Unstoppable’
Yowza. This is definitely made to be in a soundtrack. I’m not sure if I could blast this in my car every day, but I’m going to keep it in mind in case I have to round up an army of people to fight for our lives. I imagine myself in a 300-esque fight scene with a lot of running and sword-fighting and rolling and jumping. For some reason I could also imagine myself presenting my future child to my family Rafiki and Simba/Cam and Lily from Modern Family-style to this. It’s that kind of song.

Used in: Jason Gilkinson’s paso doble with contestants Lindsay and Cole.

Tune in with me again next Wednesday night for another episode of So You Think You Can Dance!

About Camille G.

Camille's passion for music began at the advent of the very illegal Napster, which she maaay or may not have used at the time. This interest made a natural progression into learning and teaching herself how to play various instruments for fun. Due to a lack of actual talent and the desire for job predictability, she graduated from Seton Hall University in nursing. When she has time off from her job as a registered nurse in NJ, she enjoys digging through the internet for new things to listen to. Sharing her discoveries and favorite songs with friends through mix CDs, playlists, blogs, and parties is the part of the music experience she enjoys the most, so this is a great opportunity for her to do just that.

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