Safe Songs for Summer teen dances

June 22, 2011 by Ric Hansen

Schools out, but teen parties are in full swing.  “Sweet 16”, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Camp dances, pool parties….and keeping the music current with the hottest summer dance tunes is critical.  So is keeping it lyrically friendly for parents, and party planners.  Here are th songs that will make the event a hit… the ones you should probably avoid (See the DO NOT PLAY LIST)…Good luck.  Remember it is always my recommendation to purchase a music service that provides edited versions of all songs.  Even songs on the Top 30 safe list are only safe if you are playing the cleaned up versions.  We use “Prime Cuts” from TM and list the disc number for your convenience.    As a responsible DJ I hope that you will join our ever growing School Dance Network members and loudly proclaim your commitment to offering lyrically safe music as a RESPONSIBLE DJ.

Top 30 SAFE SONGS  for the first week of Summer.

TW Artist Title Featuring Prime Cuts # BPM Notes
2 1 Bruno Mars Lazy Song 201108 87
4 2 Jennifer Lopez On the Floor Pitbull 201104 130
7 3 Britney Spears Til The World Ends 201111 133 Small edit
1 4 Black Eyed Peas Just Can’t Get Enough 201106 94
8 5 Lupe Fiasco The Show Goes on 201045 72
11 6 Wiz Khalifa Roll Up 201106 94 Edit
18 7 Pitbulll Give Me Everything Ne-Yo & Nayer – 201114 129 Suggestive content
3 8 Katy Perry ET 105
24 9 Adele Rolling in the Deep 201048 105
15 10 T-Pain Best Love Song Chris Brown 201108 81 Edit
9 11 Tinie Tempah Written in the Stars Eric Turner 201104 93
27 12 Lady Gaga The Edge of Glory 201120 128
19 13 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem Lauren Bennett 201102 131 Edit
6 14 Hold it against Me Britney Spears 201103 134
5 15 Lady Gaga Born This Way 201102 120
30 16 Nicki Minaj Super Bass 201115 127 Edit
12 17 Usher More 201047 125
13 18 Enrique Iglesias Tonght Ludacris 201047 126 Edit Sh*t
14 19 Lady Gaga Judas 201117 131 No Catholic schools
23 20 Kanye West All of the lights Kid Cudi, Rihanna 201050 71 Use the super clean edit
28 21 Jason Derulo Don’t Wanna Go Home 201120 122 Edit Bitch-Drink references
10 22 Nicki Minaj Moment for Life Drake 201050 98 edit
29 23 Chris Brown She Ain’t You 201114 91
16 24 Ke$ha Blow 201102 120
25 25 Beyonce Run The World 201118 127
17 26 New Boyz Backseat 201103 124 Edit “A**”
New 27 Lil Wayne How to Love 201123 77
New 28 David Guetta Where them Girls at FloRida-Nicki Minaj 201119 130
New 29 Beyonce Best Thing I Never Had 201124 100
New 30 Jennifer Lopez I’m INto You Lil Wayne 201115 84
Recurrents- (Still popular)
20 Far East Movement Rocketeer Ryan Tedder 201047 96
21 Chris Brown Yeah 3X 201044 129
22 Katy Perry Firework 201041 124
26 Keri Hilson Pretty Girl Rock 201042 80
Mike Posner Bow Chicka Wow Wow 201107 74 edit sh*t
Taio Cruise-Travie MacCoy Higher 201102 128 Radio Edit
Nelly Gone Kelly Rowland 201101 73
Bruno Mars Grenade 201044 111
Chris Brown Deuces 201031 74 EDIT
Rihanna What’s My Name 201043 100 H.S Only
Edward Maya-Mia Martina Stereo Love 201013 127
Pink Raise Your Glass 201041 122 EDIT
Flo Rida Who Dat Girl 201046 125
Nelly Just a Dream 201032 90
Enrique Iglesias I Like It Pitbull 201019 129
Rihanna Only Girl (In the world) 201037 126 EDIT
Pitbull Hey Baby 201037 128
Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) 201045 128
Mann Buzzin 201050 104 Edit Check it Out Nicki Minaj 201037 130 edit
Kesha Take It Off 201028 125
Katy Perry Teenage Dream 201031 120
KE$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
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$ha 201038 120 EDIT
New Boyz Break My Bank Iyaz 201028 91 Edit
Katy Perry California Gurls Snoop Dog 201020 125
B.O.B Airplanes Hayley Williams 201016 94 Edit
Travie McCoy Billionaire Bruno Mars 201011 88
Usher OMG Will I am 201012 130
Mike Posner Cooler Than Me 201014 130
Tao Cruz Break Your Heart 201004 122
Black Eyed Peas Rock That Body 201013 125
Ready Set Love Like Woe 201020 90
3OH!3 My First Kiss Ke$ha 201019 138
Nicki Minaj Your Love 201013 95
Katy Perry Last Friday Night
Enrique Iglesias Dirty Dancer
Rihanna Man Down
Nicole Scherzinger Right There
Kelly Rowland Motivation Lil Wayne clearly sexual
Waka Flocka Flame Grove St. Party Kebo Gotti
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 ( 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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