Clean up your act! The “back to school” dance TOP 30

August 19, 2010 by Ric Hansen

Now you can cheat!  Here is a safe dance list for school dances(updated here on Mobile Beat every week).  It’s a new feature  that will save you the time and energy of finding, screening and reviewing all lyrics of each weeks airplay favorites.  Plus a list of the current songs you probably shouldn’t play.

As a disclaimer:  Of course every school is different, every administrator has their own moral barometer, but this gives you a benchmark that should be fairly safe.  Keep in mind some songs on the list require edits to be acceptable.  If they are on this list, that means there is a safe, radio edit readily available through Promo Only, I Tunes or other services.  If you have comments, great additions or strong disagreements feel free to shout them out. This list was derived from a consensus of our School Dance Network panel of administrators, faculty, parents, DJs and yes, students.

Here is the Top 30 Safe dance list for back to school:

LW TW Artist Title Featuring
3 1 Taio Cruz Dynamite
2 2 Katy Perry California Gurls Snoop Dog
4 3 B.O.B Airplanes Hayley Williams
1 4 Usher OMG Will I am
10 5 Usher DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Pitbull
11 6 Eminem Love The Way You Lie Rihanna
9 7 Travie McCoy Billionaire Bruno Mars
8 8 Mike Posner Cooler Than Me
14 9 Jason Derula Ridin Solo
5 10 Lady Gaga Alajandro
6 11 Tao Cruz Break Your Heart Ludacris
19 12 B.O.B MAGIC Rivers Cuomo
20 13 Enrique Iglesias I Like It Pitbull
16 14 Sean Kingston Letting Go (Dutty Love)
7 15 Black Eyed Peas Rock That Body
12 16 Drake Find your Love
21 17 New Boyz Break My Bank Iyaz
13 18 Ready Set Love Like Woe
22 18 Flo Rida Club can’t Handle Me D Guetta
15 19 Nicki Minaj Your Love
17 20 3OH!3 My First Kiss Ke$ha
18 21 David Guetta Getting Over You Fergie & LMFAO
X 22 Kesha Take It Off
X 23 Katy Perry Teenage Dream
23 24 Ke$ha Your Love is my Drug
X 25 Nelly Just a Dream
X 26 Jay Sean 2012 (It ain’t the end of the world”
24 27 Jay-Z Young Forever Mr. Hudson
X 28 Bruno Mars Just the way you are
30 29 Cali Swag District Teach Me How to Dougie
25 30 Justin Bieber Somebody to Love
Recurrents- (Still popular- but off the chart)
29 Jason Derula In My Head
Justin Bieber Baby Ludacris
LaRoux Bulletproof
Lady Gaga Bad Romance
Timberland If We ever Meet again Katy Perry
KE$ha Tic Toc
Timberland Carry Out
Christina Aguilera Not Myself Tonight
Selena Gomez & The Scene Naturally
Black Eyed Peas Imma Be
B.O.B. Nothing on you Bruno Mars
Trey Songz Say Aah
DO NOT PLAYLIST ADDS  (The complete list)
New Rick Ross Blowin Money Fast
New Chris Brown Deuces
New Drake Fancy
New Richard Vission/Static Revenge I Like That Ludacris
New Far East Movement Like a G6
Glasses Malone I Get Doe
Soulja Boy Pretty Boy Swag
Kanye West Power
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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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