A school dance necessity (+ Safe Songs)

October 13, 2011 by Ric Hansen

As I meander through the stacks of new music released each week, one thing has become increasingly clear:  You almost have to subscribe to a reliable music service.  For School Dance DJs who need clean music,  it is almost impossible to clean it up manually.  The time it takes to edit a song that is both clean and rhythmically correct is prohibitive.  I-tunes “clean versions”,  just doesn’t pack it.  They cut out the F-bomb and the N-word, but don’t count on them to clip the hoe, bi**h, and sh*t among others.  I use TM/Prime Cuts which is great, but Promo Only and RPM (and maybe other)  have a great reputation as well.  I emphatically encourage our thousands of school administrators (SchoolDanceNetwork.com) to insist that their DJ subscribes to a reputable service, anything less and they are running a risk.

P.S  To those DJs who say they can edit on the fly by dumping the sound at appropriate times, you need to stick with the clubs.  One slip,  one F-bomb, and you’re banned from the district!

Here are this weeks (10/11/11)  “Safe Songs”

They are only safe if you have professional radio edits.  If you want this list and the DO NOT PLAY list send directly to your e mail each week…click here to become a “Responsible DJ” at the School Dance Network.
Artist Title Notes/info Prime Cuts # BPM
1 1 Gym Class Heros Stereo Hearts Adam Levine 201125 91
2 2 Maroon 5/Aguilera Moves Like Jagger 201132 128
4 3 Lil Wayne How to Love 201123 77
5 4 Cobra Starship You Make Me Feel 201120 132
8 5 New Boyz Better with the Lights on 201120 112
6 6 Britney Spears I Wanna Go 201124 131
7 7 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem Lauren Bennett 201102 131
3 8 Bad Meets Evil Lighters (squeaky clean) Bruno Mars 201125 90
13 9 David Guetta Without You Usher 201136 128
10 10 Jason Derulo It Girl 201133 92
9 11 Nicki Minaj Super Bass 201115 127
11 12 David Guetta Where them Girls at FloRida-Nicki Minaj 201119 130
17 13 LMFAO Sexy and I know it 201133 130
12 14 Kanye West All of the lights Kid Cudi, Rihanna 201050 71
14 15 Pitbulll Give Me Everything Ne-Yo & Nayer – 201114 129
18 16 Alexandra Stan Mr. Saxobeat 201119 127
19 17 Sean Paul Got 2 Luv 201129 92
16 18 T-Pain Best Love Song Chris Brown 201108 81
20 19 Afrojack Take over Control Eva Simons 201048 130
15 20 Iyaz Pretty Girls Travie McCoy 201120 78
25 21 Breathe Carolina Black Out Use Radio Edit 201124 124
21 22 Lady Gaga The Edge of Glory 201120 128
23 23 Foster the People Pumped up Kicks 201110 128
28 24 Nicki Minaj-Rihanna Fly Must edit Motherf**ker 201132 120
22 25 Chris Brown She Ain’t You 201114 91
24 26 Bruno Mars Lazy Song 201108 87
30 27 Rihanna We Found Love 201140 128
29 28 Flo Rida Good Feelin 201137 128
New 29 Bruno Mars It Will Rain One reference to morophine 201140 75
27 30 Beyonce Best Thing I Never Had 201124 100



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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