Tricky New adds to Safe Songs for Schools

March 12, 2012 by Ric Hansen

Out of the 4 new adds to this week’s Safe Songs for schools, two of them should be approached with caution.

Nicki Minaj seems to always push the limits…her song “Starships” is a great “put your hands in the air” dance song, but you must make sure to play the edit.   There are some choice words included in the original.  In addition,  be aware that there is a reference to Bud Light  in the first few seconds of the song…..while this song does not actually glorify drinking the brief but apparent reference to this adult beverage  might have some administrators on the edge of the stage ready to leap.

The other song of special note is Dev with Enrique Iglesias.  First, it is called NAKED.  That ought to get some attention.  There is a version available on Prime Cuts (maybe elsewhere) where the song actually doesn’t ever have the word Naked in it.  If you don’t introduce the song by it’s title and if you play the right version, no one will know the better.  A couple of important “Ifs”.

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 Top 30 Safe Songs List for March 10, 2012

LW TW Artist Title Notes/info Prime Cuts # BPM
3 1 David Guetta/Nicki Minaj Turn Me on Just don’t watch the video
6 2 Gym Class Heroes Self Back Home   (New recording) Re-do of  “A** Back Home” 201203 130
1 3 Pitbull/w Chris Brown International Love Requires edited version 201140 120
2 4 Rihanna You Da One 201147 127
16 5 Kelly Clarkson Stronger 201201 116
15 6 J. Jessie Domino 201135 127
5 7 Flo Rida Good Feelin 201137 128
4 8 Hot Chelle Rae I Like it Like That  FT-New Boyz 201139 101
22 9 LMFAO Sorry for Party Rockin Play Xtra clean version 201201 134
8 10 Rihanna We Found Love 201140 128
9 11 Selena Gomez Love you Like a Love Song 201131 119
7 12 Bruno Mars It Will Rain One reference to morophine 201140 75
26 13 Outasight Tonight is the Night 201142 120
11 14 David Guetta Without You Usher 201136 128
10 15 J Cole Workout Edit N**ga,  S**t 201126 93
29 16 Katy Perry Part of Me 201210 130
12 17 LMFAO Sexy and I know it 201133 130
13 18 Jason Derulo It Girl 201133 92
14 19 Drake Headlines Must be edited! F**K, Sh*t, Nig** 201132 76
28 20 The Wanted Glad You Came 201134 128
18 21 Gym Class Heros Stereo Hearts Adam Levine 201125 91
17 22 Lady Gaga Marry the Night 201145 131
30 23 Foster the People Don’t Stop 201146 133
New 24 Chris Brown Turn Up The Music 201206 130
New 25 Nicki Minaj Starships Reference to Bud LIte. Edited only 201209 125
21 26 Nicki Minaj-Rihanna Fly Must edit Motherf**ker 201132 120
19 27 Maroon 5/Aguilera Moves Like Jagger 201132 128
20 28 Britney Spears I Wanna Go 201124 131
New 29 Dev & Enrique Iglesias Naked Version without singing NAKED only 201201 125
New 30 B.O.B So Good Reference to Dominican Beer 201209 86
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