“Thankful” for Safe Songs for schools

November 19, 2011 by Ric Hansen

This will be the last chart until after the Thanksgiving Holiday.

This weeks scoop:    J. Cole’s “Workout” has been around for a few weeks.  I didn’t have confidence that it would gain traction among teens at dances, but now seems to be a contender, and debuts at #29.  If it continues to sell, get airplay and danced to, it could stick around.

Another add this week to the Safe Songs List…Rihanna.  Finally she releases a song that our review panel gives the green light in terms of lyrics.  ” You da One”  is good to go and seems to be hot right out of the box.  Top 5 sales in I-Tunes this week and debuts on Top 40 Radio stations around the country at #22. for a while.

If you are interested in joining the ever growing list of “Responsible DJ’s”  dedicated to improving the school dance envrionment please check it out at the School Dance Network…..

Here are the hottest of the “Safe Songs” this week.

Artist Title Notes/info Prime Cuts # BPM
2 1 David Guetta Without You Usher 201136 128
1 2 Gym Class Heros Stereo Hearts Adam Levine 201125 91
4 3 Jason Derulo It Girl 201133 92
5 4 LMFAO Sexy and I know it 201133 130
3 5 Cobra Starship You Make Me Feel 201120 132
6 6 Maroon 5/Aguilera Moves Like Jagger 201132 128
14 7 Rihanna We Found Love 201140 128
7 8 Lil Wayne How to Love 201123 77
9 9 Britney Spears I Wanna Go 201124 131
8 10 New Boyz Better with the Lights on 201120 112
17 11 Flo Rida Good Feelin 201137 128
11 12 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem Lauren Bennett 201102 131
12 13 Alexandra Stan Mr. Saxobeat 201119 127
13 14 Bad Meets Evil Lighters (squeaky clean) Bruno Mars 201125 90
10 15 Nicki Minaj-Rihanna Fly Must edit Motherf**ker 201132 120
20 16 Bruno Mars It Will Rain One reference to morophine 201140 75
24 17 Drake Headlines Must be edited! F**K, Sh*t, Nig** 201132 76
15 18 Nicki Minaj Super Bass 201115 127
16 19 David Guetta Where them Girls at FloRida-Nicki Minaj 201119 130
18 20 Sean Paul Got 2 Luv 201129 92
19 21 Kanye West All of the lights Kid Cudi, Rihanna 201050 71
25 22 Enrique Iglesias I Like How it Feels FT Pitbull 201139 128
22 23 Breathe Carolina Black Out Use Radio Edit 201124 124
28 24 Pitbull/w Chris Brown International Love Requires edited version 201140 120
30 25 Beyonce Countdown 201140 84
27 26 Hot Chelle Rae I Like it Like That  FT-New Boyz 201139 101
21 27 Pitbulll Give Me Everything Ne-Yo & Nayer – 201114 129
23 28 T-Pain Best Love Song Chris Brown 201108 81
New 29 J Cole Workout Edit N**ga,  S**t 201126 93
New 30 Rihanna You Da One 201147 127

 Additions to the songs to avoid at schools

New Wiz Khalifa-Snoop Dog Young, Wild and Free The chorus and first two lines:  So what we get drunk ,  So what we smoke weed
New Britney Spears Criminal Glorifying guns and killing.
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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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