The Gaga Factor-Giant leap on the Safe Songs Top 30

February 22, 2011 by Ric Hansen

$100 MIL IN 2011

From Forbes–Lady Gaga Sets iTunes Sales Record

Feb. 18 2011

“In less than a week Lady Gaga has sold 1 million digital copies of her newest song, Born This Way, making it the fastest selling single ever on iTunes. The song has already hit No. 1 in 23 countries, according to Interscope Geffen A&M.

Combine that with Gaga’s three Grammy Awards and it’s been a good week for the pop singer. Born This Way is the first single off of Gaga’s upcoming album of the same name. Her manager, Troy Carter, has said that he wants to sell 30 million copies of the new album. As my colleague Zack O’Malley Greenburg reported, that’s an ambition goal.

But even if she doesn’t sell quite that many copies, a successful new album could put Gaga well on her way to earning $100 million next year. We estimated her earning at $62 million for our Celebrity 100 last year. That added revenue is going to come from Gaga making ‘the transition from an arena act playing 20,000-seat venues to an artist capable of selling out 80,000-seat football stadiums,” according to Greenburg.”

NOTE:  Two new adds to the NATIONAL DO NOT PLAY LIST:  Snoop Dog- Wet/Sweat (either version is obnoxious) and Kanye West with Jay Z – H*A*M.  ( I can’t remember the last Kanye West song that wasn’t objectionable for schools.)

Here are the most popular school dance songs this week (That are safe to play)  2-22-11

LW TW Artist Title Featuring Prime Cuts # BPM Notes
2 1 Enrique Iglesias Tonght Ludacris 201047 126 Edit Sh*t
1 2 Katy Perry Firework 201041 124
5 3 Hold it against Me Britney Spears 201103 134
4 4 Far East Movement Rocketeer Ryan Tedder 201047 96
3 5 Chris Brown Yeah 3X 201044 129
6 6 Bruno Mars Grenade 201044 111
8 7 Rihanna What’s My Name 201043 100 H.S Only
7 8 Chris Brown Deuces 201031 74 EDIT
12 9 Usher More 201047 125
9 10 Pink Raise Your Glass 201041 122 EDIT
15 11 Taio Cruise-Travie MacCoy Higher 201102 128 Radio Edit
11 12 Rihanna Only Girl (In the world) 201037 126 EDIT
16 13 Flo Rida Who Dat Girl 201046 125
10 14 Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) 201045 128
13 15 Enrique Iglesias I Like It Pitbull 201019 129
14 16 Nelly Just a Dream 201032 90
20 17 Nelly Gone Kelly Rowland 201101 73
28 18 Lady Gaga Born This Way 201102 120
19 19 Mann Buzzin 201050 104 Edit
24 20 Edward Maya-Mia Martina Stereo Love 201013 127
17 21 Pitbull Hey Baby 201037 128
29 22 Ke$ha Blow 201102 120
27 23 Keri Hilson Pretty Girl Rock 201042 80
25 24 Check it Out Nicki Minaj 201037 130 edit
26 25 Cataracs & DEV Base DownLow 201044 113 Edit
21 26 Kesha Take It Off 201028 125
18 27 Katy Perry Teenage Dream 201031 120
30 28 Jennifer Lopez On the Floor Pitbull 201104 130
New 29 Black Eyed Peas Just Can’t Get Enough 201106 94
New 30 Tinie Tempah Written in the Stars Eric Turner 201104 93
Recurrents- (Still popular)
22 KE$HA We R Who We R 201043 120 Edit
23 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
David Guetta Getting Over You Fergie & LMFAO
Cali Swag District Teach Me How to Dougie
Jason Derula In My Head
Justin Bieber Baby Ludacris
LaRoux Bulletproof
KE$ha Tic Toc
Black Eyed Peas Imma Be
B.O.B. Nothing on you Bruno Mars
New Snoop Dog Wet/Sweat
New 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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