Top 30 Safe School Songs for a new year

January 10, 2013 by Ric Hansen

The School Dance Network will be at MBLV 17.   Will you?  Ric Hansen will be mingling with SDN DJ members throughout the conference sharing our information and mission.  Until then, here’s the first list of Safe Songs for school dances for 2013.   Welcome to our many new DJ Members and School Subscribers welcome to our frequently updated list of songs that (with edits) should be acceptable to most schools.

There is a song that I should mention this week, because it is picking up a lot of air play and is catchy and unique, so you may be getting lots of requests for it.   An artist out of my home town (Seattle) has been buzz-worthy for more than a year, but this is his first national exposure.  His name is Macklemore (pictured), and the song is called Thrift shop.  It is loaded with bad words in its original form, but the Prime Cuts super clean edit makes it playable.  The edit on the F-bomb however leaves no room for the imagination, and likely,  music savvy teens will shout it out at the dance.  Proceed with caution.  It is for that reason that we have not included it in the Top 30 Safe Songs.  It is being played on Rhythmic and Mainstream Top 40 stations and is midway up the radio charts.  Something to keep an eye on, and take a listen to.

 

Top 30 Safe Songs for Schools – January 10 2013

LW TW ARTIST TITLE Prime  Cuts # BPM   Needs Edit
2 1 Flo Rida I Cry 201238 126
3 2 Rihanna Diamonds 201241 92
1 3 Maroon 5 One More Night 201229 93 Yes
6 4 Taylor Swift We are never getting back together 201234 86
5 5 Psy Gangnam Style 201237 132
11 5 Justin Bieber w /Nicki Minaj Beauty and a Beat 201244 127
4 6 Ne-Yo Let me Love You 201229 124
7 7 Ke$ha Die Young 201240 129
17 8 Pink Try 201243 105
* 9 Ed Sheeran The A Team 201205 86
18 10 Pitbull Don’t Stop The Party 201238 127
* 11 Will.I.AM-Britney Spears Scream and Shout 201248 129 Major edits require: Shit-Bitch
8 12 Justin Bieber As Long As You Love Me 201227 71
21 13 Taylor Swift I Knew you Were Trouble 201248 77
13 14 Alex Clair Too Close 201115 63
24 15 Kelly Clarkson Catch My Breath 201243 124
* 16 Swedish House Mafia Don’t You Worry Child 201234 129
9 17 Pink Blow Me One Last Kiss 201228 114 Yes
15 18 Chris Brown Don’t Wake Me Up 201221 128
26 19 Alecia Keys Girl Unfire 201237 93
10 20 Enrique Iglesias Finally Found You 201236 129
14 21 Nicki Minaj Va Voom 201243 127 Yes
29 22 Calvin Harris/Florence Welch Sweet Nothing 201238 128
12 23 David Guetta/ Chris Brown I Can Only Imagine 201230 127
16 24 Owl City-Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time 201227 126
* 25 One Direction Simple Things 201248 110 SLOW DANCE!
15 26 Rihanna Where have you been 201216 128
20 27 Maroon 5 Payphone 201217 111 Yes
22 28 Trey Songz Heart Attack 201214 75 Yes
27 29 Carly Jepsen Call Me Maybe 201210 120
19 30 Usher Numb 201233 125
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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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