Dancing with the Stars season 23 is upon us. A new group of celebrities will take to the ballroom with their pro partners for a chance at the Mirror Ball Trophy. But what dance styles and songs can we expect from the pairs in their first routines?

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The 13 new couples will take on either the Foxtrot, Jive, Cha-Cha-Cha or a Viennese Waltz for their first dances. As for songs choices, two stick out. Vanilla Ice is hitting the floor right with away with his biggest hit, “Ice Ice Baby,” while Ryan Lochte is dancing to the appropriate and hilariously titled “Call Me Irresponsible.” Kudos to Ryan, Cheryl and the producers for the irony.

Also, here’s one fun fact to keep in mind. For the last four seasons in a row, the first couple eliminated from the show all had the same style for their first dance: Cha-Cha-Cha. I assume Laurie, Calvin and Vanilla Ice will be safe, so that’s bad news for Rick Perry.

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Here’s the complete list of dance styles and songs for the first routines of Dancing with the Stars season 23.


-Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: “Call Me Irresponsible” by Michael Buble

-Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “Here” by Alessia Cara

-Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker: “Deed I Do” by Ray Charles

-James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: “Live Life” by Zayde Wolf


-Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy: “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee

-Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson: “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

-Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold: “That’s What I Like” by Flo Rida featuring Fitz Lunchmoney

-Rick Perry amd Emma Slater: “God Blessed Texas” by Little Texas


-Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: “Can’t Stop Dancing” by Becky G

-Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson: “Kiss You” by One Direction

-Terra Jole and Sasha Farber: “Stuff Like That There” by Betty Hutton


-Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande

-Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev: “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” by Mary J. Blige

Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, Septmeber 12 at 8pm on ABC.

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