The Gaga-Madonna Wars. Safe School Top 30 (2-12-11)

February 13, 2011 by Ric Hansen

Lady Gaga took a page from the Madonna marketing manual and has written a few new chapters of her own. Is it just by chance that her new single dropped on Friday going into the Grammy weekend. I’m thinking not. In 36 hours it had over 2000 spins on US radio stations and already has charted.  It’s number 1 on I-Tunes.

“Born this way” has more than a coincidental similarity to Madonna’s “Express Yourself” and that has the gossip columnist going nuts…Madonna actually reacted by posting her “Express Yourself” video on her web site. Although neither Gaga or Madonna did not comment publicly right away, on Saturday, Madonna posted a video from more than 20 years ago on her YouTube channel of a live performance of the song Express Yourself. It was shot during the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. Nothing is better for selling records and causing talk, than a little controversy.

The number one lesson from Marketing 101: Stand out from the crowd. Gaga arriving at the Grammys in an egg, hatched the grammy’ most outrageous entrance ever.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Safe Songs for schools.  Top 30 for the week ending 2/13/2011

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LW TW Artist Title Featuring Prime Cuts # BPM Notes
1 1 Katy Perry Firework 201041 124
7 2 Enrique Iglesias Tonght Ludacris 201047 126 Edit Sh*t
8 3 Chris Brown Yeah 3X 201044 129
9 4 Far East Movement Rocketeer Ryan Tedder 201047 96
14 5 Hold it against Me Britney Spears NA
3 6 Bruno Mars Grenade 201044 111
4 7 Chris Brown Deuces 201031 74 EDIT
12 8 Rihanna What’s My Name 201043 100 H.S Only
5 9 Pink Raise Your Glass 201041 122 EDIT
2 10 Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) 201045 128
6 11 Rihanna Only Girl (In the world) 201037 126 EDIT
19 12 Usher More 201047 125
10 13 Enrique Iglesias I Like It Pitbull 201019 129
11 14 Nelly Just a Dream 201032 90
22 15 Taio Cruise-Travie MacCoy Higher 201102 128 Radio Edit
21 16 Flo Rida Who Dat Girl 201046 125
15 17 Pitbull Hey Baby 201037 128
16 18 Katy Perry Teenage Dream 201031 120
27 19 Mann Buzzin 201050 104 Edit
29 20 Nelly Gone Kelly Rowland 201101 73
17 21 Kesha Take It Off 201028 125
20 22 KE$HA We R Who We R 201043 120 Edit
18 23 Mike Posner Please Don’t Go 201034 121
24 24 Edward Maya-Mia Martina Stereo Love 201013 127
25 25 Check it Out Nicki Minaj 201037 130 edit
30 26 Cataracs & DEV Base DownLow 201044 113 Edit
New 27 Keri Hilson Pretty Girl Rock 201042 80
New 28 Lady Gaga Born This Way 201102 120
New 29 Ke$ha Blow 201102 120
New 30 Jennifer Lopez On the Floor Pitbull 201104 130
Recurrents- (Still popular)
23 Usher DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Pitbull 201029 120 Edit
26 Bruno Mars Just the way you are 201030 109
28 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
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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