30 Safe Songs for Prom season

April 10, 2011 by Ric Hansen

As we approach prom season these are the songs that will be the hottest hits at school dances.  It is worth noting that the majority of songs on our “Safe Songs Top 30” require a radio edit.   I highly encourage you to use a music service (like Prime Cuts) that provides good edits, to save alot of time and energy making the songs playable.  Recently a school administrator mentioned that their DJ simply dropped the volume out on the bad words.   This is not a viable option.  Trust me.    Editing on the fly can be disastrous.

There are some raunchy songs that should not be played even if edits are available.  Take a look at the recent adds to our  NATIONAL DO NOT PLAY LIST.  Avoid these songs, they are clearly not acceptable at school dances.  The SCHOOL DANCE NETWORK is your one usable source for school dance news and tools.

LW TW Artist Title Featuring Prime Cuts # BPM Notes
6 1 Ke$ha Blow 201102 120
2 2 Usher More 201047 125
1 3 Lady Gaga Born This Way 201102 120
3 4 Enrique Iglesias Tonght Ludacris 201047 126 Edit Sh*t
4 5 Hold it against Me Britney Spears 201103 134
5 6 Katy Perry Firework 201041 124
14 7 Black Eyed Peas Just Can’t Get Enough 201106 94
7 8 Far East Movement Rocketeer Ryan Tedder 201047 96
17 9 Katy Perry ET 105
12 10 Keri Hilson Pretty Girl Rock 201042 80
8 11 Chris Brown Yeah 3X 201044 129
19 12 Tinie Tempah Written in the Stars Eric Turner 201104 93
9 13 Taio Cruise-Travie MacCoy Higher 201102 128 Radio Edit
18 14 Jennifer Lopez On the Floor Pitbull 201104 130
20 15 Nicki Minaj Moment for Life Drake 201050 98 edit
10 16 Bruno Mars Grenade 201044 111
11 17 Chris Brown Deuces 201031 74 EDIT
13 18 Rihanna What’s My Name 201043 100 H.S Only
15 19 Nelly Gone Kelly Rowland 201101 73
28 20 Bruno Mars Lazy Song 201108 87
24 21 Mike Posner Bow Chicka Wow Wow 201107 74 edit sh*t
29 22 Britney Spears Til The World Ends 201111 133 Small edit
16 23 Edward Maya-Mia Martina Stereo Love 201013 127
30 24 Lupe Fiasco The Show Goes on 201045 72
22 25 Pink Raise Your Glass 201041 122 EDIT
23 26 Flo Rida Who Dat Girl 201046 125
21 27 Nelly Just a Dream 201032 90
New 28 T-Pain Best Love Song Chris Brown 201108 81 Edit
New 29 Wiz Khalifa Roll Up 201106 94 Edit
New 30 Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Lauren Bennett 201102 131 Edit
Recurrents- (Still popular)
25 Enrique Iglesias I Like It Pitbull 201019 129
26 Rihanna Only Girl (In the world) 201037 126 EDIT
27 Pitbull Hey Baby 201037 128
Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) 201045 128
Mann Buzzin 201050 104 Edit
Will.I.am Check it Out Nicki Minaj 201037 130 edit
Kesha Take It Off 201028 125
Katy Perry Teenage Dream 201031 120
KE$HA We R Who We R 201043 120 Edit
Mike Posner Please Don’t Go 201034 121
Usher DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Pitbull 201029 120 Edit
Bruno Mars Just the way you are 201030 109
David Guetta Memories F/Kid Cudi 201012 130 Edit
Ditty-Dirty Money Coming Home 201047 84 Edit nigga&sh*t
Nicki Minaj Right Thru You 201040 81
Jay Sean 2012 (It ain’t the end of the world” 201032 127
Michael Jackson Hold My Hand Akon 201047 90
Eminem Love The Way You Lie Rihanna 201027 87 Edit
Taio Cruz Dynamite 201020 120
3OH!3 Double Vision- Dance Edit 201035 120
Sean Kingston Letting Go (Dutty Love) 201025 92
Travie McCoy Need You 201037 74
Flo Rida Club can’t Handle Me D Guetta 201024 128
Taio Cruz Dirty Pictures (Squeaky Clean) Ke$ha 201038 120 EDIT
New Boyz Break My Bank Iyaz 201028 91 Edit
Katy Perry California Gurls Snoop Dog 201020 125
B.O.B Airplanes Hayley Williams 201016 94 Edit
Travie McCoy Billionaire Bruno Mars 201011 88
Usher OMG Will I am 201012 130
Mike Posner Cooler Than Me 201014 130
Lady Gaga Alajandro 201012 99
Tao Cruz Break Your Heart 201004 122
Black Eyed Peas Rock That Body 201013 125
Ready Set Love Like Woe 201020 90
3OH!3 My First Kiss Ke$ha 201019 138
Nicki Minaj Your Love 201013 95
New Waka Flocka Flame Grove St. Party Kebo Gotti
New Travis Porter Bring it Back
Chris Brown Look at me Now
Nicki Minaj Did it on em Nasty
Big Sean My Last Chris Brown Glorifies Alcohol
Snoop Dog Wet/Sweat
Kanye West H*A*M Jay-Z
Rihanna S&M
Pink Fr**kin Perfect
Twista Make a Movie Chris Brown
Lil Wayne 6 foot 7 foot Cory Gunz
Problem My Ex
No Hands Waka Flocka Flame Rosco Dash
Birdman Fire Flame Lil Wayne
Jeremih Down On Me 50 cent
Wiz Khalifa Black and Yellow
Kanye West Runaway
New Boyz Spot Right There
Waka Flocka Flame No Hands
Kanye West Monster Jay Z -Rick Ross
Eminem No Love Lil Wayne
Trey Songz Bottoms Up Nicki Minaj
Bumpy Ride Mohombi
F**K You Cee Lo Green
Right Above It Lil Wayne Drake
Fancy Drake
Rick Ross Blowin Money Fast
Drake Fancy
Richard Vission/Static Revenge I Like That Luciana
Far East Movement Like a G6
Glasses Malone I Get Doe
Soulja Boy Pretty Boy Swag
Kanye West Power
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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