Top 30 “Safe Songs” for this week’s school dances

April 25, 2012 by Ric Hansen

The biggest music story in 2012 is the huge success of English “boy band” One Direction. The mastermind of this huge success is Simon Cowell, who put the band together from solo competitors  on his TV show X Factor. Part Monkeys, part Beatles, part New Kids on the Block,  One Direction’s debut album hit the US Billboard chart at #1 in the first week….that is the first time a UK band has done that ever (that includes the Beatles, and Rolling Stones). They are cute, talented and have good personalities. The perfect combination for success, at least for the short term. Their song “What Makes you Beautiful” debuts at #20 on our Safe Songs List.

America’s favorite teen idol Justin Bieber’s song “Boyfriend” is red hot on both Mainstream and Rhythmic Top 40 stations all across the country where it is ranked number 11 on both charts. It’s a safe and sane school dance song and jumped from number 29 to 17 on our Top 30 list.

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Top 30 Safe songs this week (4-26-12).  Women dominate the top 5


LW TW Artist Title Notes/info Prime Cuts # BPM
3 1 Kelly Clarkson Stronger 201201 116
5 2 J. Jessie Domino 201135 127
1 3 Gym Class Heroes Self  Back Home Re do of “A** back home” 201203 130
2 4 David Guetta/Nicki Minaj Turn Me on Just don’t watch the video
9 5 Katy Perry Part of Me 201210 130
12 6 The Wanted Glad You Came 201134 128
13 7 Nicki Minaj Starships Reference to Bud LIte. Edited only 201209 125
4 8 Pitbull/w Chris Brown International Love Requires edited version 201140 120
15 9 Chris Brown Turn Up The Music 201206 130
7 10 Rihanna You Da One 201147 127
8 11 Flo Rida Good Feelin 201137 128
11 12 Rihanna We Found Love 201140 128
6 13 LMFAO Sorry for Party Rockin Play Xtra clean version 201201 134
19 14 B.O.B So Good Reference to Dominican Beer 201209 86
10 15 Hot Chelle Rae I Like it Like That  FT-New Boyz 201139 101
28 16 Calvin  Harris Feel So Close 201131 64
29 17 Justin Bieber Boyfriend 201214 97
14 18 Bruno Mars It Will Rain One reference to morophine 201140 75
27 19 Drake /Rihanna Take Care 201150 122
New 20 One Direction What Makes You Beautiful 201213 129
New 21 Goyte Somebody that I used to Know
17 22 David Guetta Without You Usher 201136 128
20 23 J Cole Workout Edit N**ga,  S**t 201126 93
New 24 Chris Rene Young Homie 201209 80
18 25 Selena Gomez Love you Like a Love Song 201131 119
22 26 Dev & Enrique Iglesias Naked Version without singing NAKED only 201201 125
New 27 Pitbull Back IN Time 201214 127
30 28 Karmin Broken Hearted 201207 120
New 29 Jennifer Lopez Dance Again 201215 128
16 30 Outasight Tonight is the Night 201142 120


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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