In honor of So You Think You Can Dance kicking off their 10th season this week, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 most memorable routines in the show’s history.

As fans of the show know, SYTYCD is so much more than just a “dance show.” There are routines that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you scream in disbelief that someone can actually move their body like that. There have been so many amazing routines in the show’s history (Emmy winning/nominated routines, as is the case with almost every one on this list) that this is just a very small sampling. Tune in to season 10 and we guarantee you’ll be hooked!

‘So You Think You Can Dance’
Top 10 most memorable routines

10) ‘Misty Blue’ – Twitch and Sasha (Season 8)

Christopher Scott choreographed this hip-hop routine for season 8 runner-up Sasha Mallory, and all-star and fan favorite Stephen “Twitch” Boss. The Dorothy Moore classic sets the scene for an everyday suburban breakfast between a frustrated husband and wife that turns into much more. If only all breakfasts were this hot and involved this much Twitch.

9) ‘Fix You’ – Robert and Allison (Season 7)

All-star Allison Holker and season 7’s Robert Roldan took on the difficult and important role of stepping into choreographer (and season 2 contestant – you’ll see more of him later) Travis Wall’s shoes in this emotional routine. Travis based this routine on his struggle to help his mother in her fight with breast cancer. The subject matter struck a chord with Robert, with judge Mia Michaels, and many audience members, making this routine hard to forget.

8) ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ – Neil and Sabra (Season 3)

Everybody knows this Eurythmics tune, but who knew it would fit in so perfectly to a boardroom brawl? Mandy Moore (no, not that Mandy Moore) choreographed this routine for Neil and season 3 winner Sabra, calling it an “’80s jazz power lunch.” It had a conference table and everything! The part where Neil hovers over Sabra on said table is just ridiculous.

7) ‘The Garden’ – Courtney and Mark (Season 4)

Sonya Tayeh is basically the Tim Burton of choreography, and this awesome jazz routine was America’s introduction to her work on SYTYCD. Everything she does is just a little bit offbeat and strange, but beautiful in its strangeness. Mark’s unique dance style (he’s now one of Gaga’s backup dancers, if that tells you anything) worked well with Sonya’s unique choreography, and Courtney was such an outstanding dancer, she could really do anything.

6) ‘Bleeding Love’ – Mark and Chelsie (Season 4)

Another season 4 routine featuring Mark Kanemura, this time with partner Chelsie Hightower. This was the first season featuring choreographers Napolean and Tabitha Dumo (or Nappytabs, as they’re known to fans) and their lyrical hip-hop style, and this is one of their most famous routines. The dancers play their parts so well that you feel legitimately bad for Chelsie when Mark literally steals her heart.

5) ‘Turn To Stone’ – Melanie and Marko (Season 8)

They are statues come to life. That’s all you need to know. Season 8 winner Melanie Moore and her partner Marko Germar look like statues, and they dance like statues (in a good way) until they come to life. It’s a beautiful routine by Travis Wall, set to a beautiful Ingrid Michaelson song. This was their first dance of the season, and you could already tell they would go on to greatness.

4) ‘Calling You’ – Heidi and Travis (Season 2)

Before Travis Wall was an amazing SYTYCD choreographer, he finished in second place as a dancer on the show’s second season. His partner Heidi Groskreutz was a ballroom dancer, and had a hard time adjusting to the contemporary style of this routine, but she certainly rose to the occasion. This Mia Michaels dance is one of the most unforgettable uses of props in the show’s history, with something as simple as a park bench. See if your heart doesn’t stop when their hands touch through the bench seat.

3) ‘Mercy’ – Katee and Twitch (Season 4)

Another Mia Michaels routine (Mia is basically a legend). This one paired friends Katee Shean and Twitch, before he was an all-star. Their friendly chemistry manifested itself as more of a sexy chemistry in this routine. Katee plays the epitome of the psycho ex-girlfriend; Twitch the definition of “too cool.” Their personalities clash in this, with wonderful results. Please exercise caution when trying to recreate this dance at home on your bedroom door: don’t pinch your fingers.

2) ‘Outta Your Mind’ – Alex and Twitch (Season 7)

Twitch was paired with ballet dancer Alex Wong for this routine, and please keep in mind that Alex is a ballet dancer as you watch this dance. This Nappytabs routine is the fastest, craziest, most exciting hip-hop routine in SYTYCD history, and it was so incredible even Ellen DeGeneres came back to recreate it with Twitch for the finale. Unfortunately, early front-funner Alex was injured shortly after this routine, and had to leave the competition.

1) ‘Gravity’ – Kayla and Kupono (Season 5)

It’s no surprise that a Mia Michaels routine is at the number one spot on this list, but this particular routine is incredible. The dance represents addiction, with Kayla as the addict struggling to escape the hold of her terrifyingly malevelent addiction, played by Kupono. It’s an amazing physical interpretation of an otherwise abstract concept, and it paints an even more overt portrait of just how frightening addiction can be. Beautifully danced by both Kayla and Kupono, you’ll ache for Kayla’s addict, and be haunted by Kupono’s addiction.

SYTYCD season 10’s two-night premiere airs Tuesday night at 8/7c, and Wednesday night at 9/8c, following American Idol.

Did you agree with our ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ top 10? What is your favorite SYTYCD performance? Are you excited for season 10?

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?

It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

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Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21