The producers for So You Think You Can Dance consistently do a wonderful job picking interesting music. And they do their viewers the further courtesy of showing the name of the song and artist on-screen MTV-style at the beginning of each number. I always have a pen and paper at hand when watching the competition so that I can jot down the songs I like for later downloading.
The auditions portion of the show also features great music selections. Unfortunately, since the music is chosen by those auditioning, there’s no opportunity to communicate the song information to the TV audience. It’s a real bummer. I’ve often wished that some SYTYCD superfan would take the trouble to record the music, track down each song, and blog about it.
Wish no more. The superfan and their blog have been found: Emilie at Pure So You Think You Can Dance
Here are links to the song lists from each audition episode:
So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 Premiere – Atlanta/Oakland Auditions
Salt Lake City/NYC Audition Music – SYTYCD Season 8
Los Angeles Audition Music – SYTYCD Season 8
Thank you, Emilie!
Awww, I’m so glad you like the site! I couldn’t agree more about finding great music while watching SYTYCD. John has been running the PureSYTYCD site for several years and I stumbled across it while hunting urgently for songs from the show. A while back, he asked me if I’d like to write for the site and here I am, gathering up the music. But the biggest part of the process is that we have a giant, wonderful community of SYTYCD fans who are passionate about the show and we help each other find the music.
I love the name of your blog and now I’m gonna go poke around and read more. Have a great day and enjoy the show tonight.
I found this interesting online Fantasy game for So You Think You Can Dance and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m don’t really know how it works, but I guess your rank the contestants. Not sure how you score points, but it seems cool. http://www.hitfix.com/soyouthinkyoucandance.