30 Hot Songs to play at schools and 2 (for sure) not to

March 18, 2015 by Ric Hansen

School dance network stacked-green smOur School Dance Network panel keeps close watch on all of the new music product being released and helps out with a weekly list of songs (lyrically) safe to play at schools and red flags those that are not.

First,  just added to the DO NOT PLAY list are “Talking Body” by Tove Lo and Big Sean’s “Blessings” .  There are a total of 74 songs on our archived list of Do Not Play songs over the past year any one of which could cause some serious issues with administrators.

Here is a list of the top 30 “SAFE SONGS” for schools (and weddings and all family friendly events).  There’s tons more free School Dance info on our website at www.schooldancenetwork.com.

Improving School Dances with “Safe Music” and Responsible DJs

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ARTIST

TITLE

1

1

Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out loud

3

2

Maroon 5

Sugar

4

3

Ellie Goulding

Love Me Like You Do

2

4

Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk

8

5

Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding

Outside

11

6

Kelly Clarkson

Heartbeat Song

6

7

Ella Henderson

Ghost

5

8

Meghan Trainor

Lips are Moving

7

9

Fall Out Boy

Centuries

9

10

Lillywood& Robin Schulz

Prayer in C

14

11

Ne-Yo

She Knows

10

12

Taylor Swift

Blank Space

15

13

Nick Jonas

Chains

16

14

Vance Joy

Riptide

28

15

Ariana Grande

One Last Time

13

16

Nick Jonas

Jealous

20

17

One Direction

Night Changes

12

18

Ariana Grande

Love Me Harder

22

19

Tori Kelly

Nobody Love

17

20

Alesso/Tove Lo

Heroes

18

21

One Republic

I lived

25

22

ZEDD/Salina Gomez

I Want You To Know

21

23

Mr. Probz

Wave

23

24

Calvin Harris

Blame

19

25

Selena Gomez

The Heart Wants

28

26

Jason Derulo

Want to Want Me

30

27

Natalie LaRose

Somebody

New 

28

Imagine Dragons

I Bet My Life

New

29

Who is Fancy

Goodbye

29

30

Maroon 5

Animals

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Ric Hansen Ric Hansen (106 Posts)

Ric Hansen is a Seattle radio executive who also created one of America’s largest event marketing companies that specializes in producing literally thousands of mobile DJ school dance events in most major cities across the country. His unique promotional partnership with many of the country’s highly successful radio stations has gained him notoriety in the radio industry, mobile DJ industry and with school administrators nationwide. His School Dance Network website (http://www.schooldancenetwork.com) is the go-to resource for schools, and mobile DJs looking to provide safe, clean and age appropriate dance events, yet at the same time provide high-energy and engaging dance events for teens.


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