Here is a large list of songs that are not currently on the Top 30 but are still popular and are safe to play at schools. If you are looking for a Responsible DJ who will play nothing but Safe Songs at your next dance….CLICK HERE FOR OUR DIRECTORY
Listed by mosts recent adds to the recurrent list. Updated February 18 2014
|Recurrents- (Still popular)|
|Paramore||Still Into You||201315||136|
|Jay Z-Timberlake||Holy Grail||201329||72|
|Ariana Grande / Big Sean||Right There||201340||78|
|Selena Gomez||Slow Down||201333||128|
|Drake||Hold on We’re going home||201332||100|
|J. Cole||Crooked Smile||201323||82|
|Lupe Fiasco/Ed Sheeran||Old School Love||201342||86|
|Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran||Everything has Changes||201327||79|
|Capital Cities||Safe and Sound||201249||118|
|Zedd / Ft Foxes||Clarity||201305||128|
|Robin Thicke||Blurred Lines||201322||120|
|Justin Timberlake||Take Back the Night||201329||109|
|Maroon 5||Love Somebody||201314||120|
|Calvin Harris-Ellie Goulding||I Need Your Love||201312||125|
|Ariana Grande / Mac Miller||The Way||201314||83|
|Daft Punk||Get Lucky||201317||116|
|Krewella||Live for the Night||201327||128|
|One Direction||Best Song Ever||201330||118|
|Rihanna/David Guetta||Right Now||201329||130|
|Macklemore/Ryan Lewis||Can’t Hold Us||201310||73|
|Selena Gomez||Come & Get it||201315||80|
|Macklemoore-Ryan Lewis||Thrift Shop||201246||95|
|Pitbull-C Aguilera||Feel This Moment||201302||136|
|Demi Lovato||Heart Attack||201309||88|
|Mariah Carey/ Miguel||#Beautiful||201319||107|
|Chris Brown||Fine China||201314||104|
|Justin Timberlake||Suit annd Tie||201303||103|
|Justin Bieber /Wil I am||#that Power||201312||128|
|Calvin Harris/Florence Welch||Sweet Nothing||201238||128|
|Emeli Sande||Next to Me||201230||95|
|Sean Kingston/Chris Brown/Wiz||Beat it||201316||98|
|Swedish House Mafia||Don’t You Worry Child||201234||129|
|Avril Lavigne||Here’s to never growing up||201315||83|
|Olly Murs/ w Flo Rida||Troublemaker||201250||106|
|Imagine Dragons||It’s Time||201208||105|
|Will.I.AM-Britney Spears||Scream and Shout||201248||129|
|Justin Bieber w /Nicki Minaj||Beauty and a Beat||201244||127|
|Flo Rida||I Cry||201238||126|
|Justin Bieber||All Around the World||201307||128|
|Taylor Swift||We are never getting back together||201234||86|
|Chris Brown||Don’t Wake Me Up||201221||128|
|Pink||Blow Me One Last Kiss||201228||114|
|Owl City-Carly Rae Jepsen||Good Time||201227||126|
|Carly Jepsen||Call Me Maybe||201210||120|
|David Guetta/ Chris Brown||I Can Only Imagine||201230||127|
|Rihanna||Where have you been||201216||128|
|Trey Songz||Heart Attack||201214||75|
|Future||Turn on the Lights||201226||66|
|Nicki Minaj||Pound the Alarm||201227||126|
|One Direction||Live While we’re young||201240||126|
|Calvin Harris||Lets Go||201212||128|
|Katy Perry||Wide Awake||201223||80|
|David Guetta/Nicki Minaj||Turn Me on||201231||128|
|Taylor Swft-B.O.B||Both Of Us||201220||63|
|50 Cent/Dr. Dre/Alicia Keys||New Day||201232||98|
|Katy Perry||Part of Me||201210||130|
|Flo Rida||Good Feelin||201137||128|
|Pitbull||Back In Time||201214||127|
|Gym Class Heroes||Self Back Home||201203||130|
|Chris Brown||Turn Up The Music||201206||130|
|Goyte||Somebody that I used to Know||201205||129|
|Rihanna||We Found Love||201140||128|
|The Wanted||Glad You Came||201134||128|
|One Direction||What Makes You Beautiful||201213||129|
|Drake /Rihanna||Take Care||201150||122|
|Calvin Harris||Feel So Close||201131||64|
|Rihanna||You Da One||201147||127|
|Young Jeezy||Leave you alone||201208||95|
|Pitbull/w Chris Brown||International Love||201140||120|
|Jennifer Lopez||Dance Again||201215||128|
|Chris Rene||Young Homie||201209||80|
|LMFAO||Sorry for Party Rockin||201201||134|
|Hot Chelle Rae||I Like it Like That||201139||101|
|Bruno Mars||It Will Rain||201140||75|
|David Guetta||Without You||201136||128|
|Selena Gomez||Love you Like a Love Song||201131||119|
|Dev & Enrique Iglesias||Naked||201201||125|
|Outasight||Tonight is the Night||201142||120|
|Foster the People||Don’t Stop||201146||133|
|Gym Class Heros||Stereo Hearts||201125||91|
|Jason Derulo||It Girl||201133||92|
|LMFAO||Sexy and I know it||201133||130|
|Lady Gaga||Marry the Night||201145||131|
|Maroon 5/Aguilera||Moves Like Jagger||201132||128|
|Britney Spears||I Wanna Go||201124||131|
|Enrique Iglesias||I Like How it Feels||201139||128|
|LMFAO||Party Rock Anthem||201102||131|
|Cobra Starship||You Make Me Feel||201120||132|
|Alexandra Stan||Mr. Saxobeat||201119||127|
|New Boyz||Better with the Lights on||201120||112|
|Bad Meets Evil||Lighters (squeaky clean)||201125||90|
|Kanye West||All of the lights||201050||71|
|Nicki Minaj||Super Bass||201115||127|
|Karmin||Crash Your Party||201144||96|
|Sean Paul||Got 2 Luv||201129||92|
|David Guetta||Where them Girls at||201119||130|
|T-Pain||Best Love Song||201108||81|
|Lady Gaga||The Edge of Glory||201120||128|
|Chris Brown||She Ain’t You||201114||91|
|Bruno Mars||Lazy Song||201108||87|
|Beyonce||Best Thing I Never Had||201124||100|
|Lupe Fiasco||The Show Goes on||201045||72|
|Black Eyed Peas||Just Can’t Get Enough||201106||94|
|Jennifer Lopez||I’m Into You||201115||84|
|Wiz Khalifa||Roll Up||201106||94|
|Adele||Rolling in the Deep||201048||105|
|Britney Spears||Til The World Ends||201111||133|
|Tinie Tempah||Written in the Stars||201104||93|
|Hold it against Me||Britney Spears||201103||134|
|Lady Gaga||Born This Way||201102||120|
|Pittbull||Rain on Me||201125||128|
|Far East Movement||Rocketeer||201047||96|
|Chris Brown||Yeah 3X||201044||129|
|Taio Cruise-Travie MacCoy||Higher||201102||128|
|Rihanna||What’s My Name||201043||100|
What really damages the school dance industry are those DJs who insist on playing inappropriate songs, and are tolerant of inappropriate dancing. Administrators who are unable to control those DJs that insist on crossing the line, many times choose to pull the plug on their school dances rather than condone unacceptable music and dancing. Thus schools end up doing fewer dance events and there are fewer school gigs for the DJ industry. The number of high school dances has been cut in half over the past decade, almost exclusively due to these lyric and dance issues.
Responsible DJs are proving every weekend, that dances can be fun, hugely popular and still be acceptable to the administrators. Keep up the good fight!
I am always amazed at the DJs who ignore administration concerns and insist on satisfying their ego and bending to student pressure. Likely they won’t be invited back but event worse, may have done irreparable damage to the dance program at the school. Here is a comment from one such DJ in Riverside California:
That “do not play” list is ridiculous. Those are pretty much the biggest songs of the year and if you DJ ANY school dance and don’t play them, you will pretty much be labeled as the worst DJ alive. Please remove me from this email blast! Thank you.
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I got a call from New Orleans super star mobile DJ Rocky Bourg that gave me a poke- to post an update. Thanks Rocky.
I realize the front blog post page here at the school dance network has been lying dormant for a while…..but believe me there is a lot going on behind the scenes. Let me update. Our DJ membership and school subscriber base had grown over the past couple of years to the point where it was time to do an upgrade in our site. I hired a web guy to spearhead the project that was to be completed no later (absolutely) than January 1 2014. With great hopes of an exciting launch, and plans to make a big splash with a vendor display showing off the new site at Mobile Beat (next week) I was pumped. January 1 came and went, and with more issues and challenges then had been expected….the new site is still readying for launch. Hmmmm. Very frustrating. In the meantime, we have held steadfast to our content providing e-mails to our DJ members and to our school subscribers, sending our TOP 30 Safe Songs List (Mondays), our DO NOT PLAY list (Wednesdays) and our bonus School Dance Content blog on Friday. Our membership continues to grow, our subscribing schools list continues to grow, and I am just so anxious to get the new roll out published. Every time I get a web guy update, it is just going to be a day or so. Now 30 “days-or-so” have passed with yet the latest word (yesterday)…it’ll be a day or so.
For those of you who have been patient…..when the new site launches look for easier use, updated look, and back to frequent content updates. It’ll just be a day ….or so.
- Slow songs for school dances, not on the Top 30 dance songs:
- “Adore you” by A Miley Cyrus
- “Say Something” A Great Big World/ Christina Aguilera
- “All Of Me” -John Legend
This is an article written in the Livingston Daily News, in Howell Michigan. There are schools making some great progress in changing up teen dance styles.
Written by Amanda Whitesel Daily Press & Argus
Jamie Nicholson said some have accused her of “shoving” her “agenda down their throats.”
But the Hartland Township mom said her efforts with The Dance Project, a program that aims to create awareness of the sexually explicit nature of high school dances, have been successful, thanks to community support.
“Our motto is to change the culture by promoting positive dancing,” she said. “And I think we’ve done that.”
“Many said it could not be done.”
The group was formed in 2009 after Nicholson witnessed what she calls the “heartbreaking reality” of high school dances as a chaperone at a high school event. Some female students told Nicholson they felt physically violated while dancing.
The style Nicholson saw varies in name — grinding, twerking and freak dancing, to name a few — but encompasses close contact and lots of hip gyration.
“I saw these kids that were in my daughter’s class enter into this first high school dance with such enthusiasm and excitement, but that quickly changed when they saw the mob grinding,” she said.
Thus, the Dance Project was formed to promote clean dancing. It started small, with 12 students, and now averages between 200 to 400 students at each of its four dances annually. The group’s latest dance took place in October at Rollerama in Genoa Township, where the skating rink was turned into a dance floor, attracting 300 students.
Group members and teacher Sam Johnson of South Lyon teach new attendees swing dancing moves to popular music, and oftentimes, Nicholson said students are inspired to spread the movement to their schools and communities, like the swing dance club formed in 2011 at Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek, for example.
A cultural shift
School administrators across the county have noted the nature of dancing at school events has changed, prompting changes in school policy and laying out of expectations.
Howell High School Principal Jason Schrock took to his school blog this year to inform parents of expectations in attire and behavior. Administrators don’t allow for grinding, “legs between legs,” but he notes “it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”
Chaperones — parents, teachers and administrators — monitor dances and warn students if their actions become inappropriate, sometimes asking students to leave. Districts have taken steps to monitor the music played by disc jockeys, but sometimes, Schrock said, “raunchy songs” still slip by. The district’s newly contracted disc jockey played songs this year that the administration had previously “blacklisted,” when students requested them, he said.
The dancing has “gotten more touchy-feely, if you will,” but it’s not as prevalent as some make it to be, said Fowlerville High School Principal Brad Lusk.
“It’s about 50/50,” he said, of inappropriate versus appropriate dancing.
“We just don’t want the students in a situation where they are acting out inappropriately or putting another student in an uncomfortable situation,” Lusk said.
The Dance Project this year hosted two swing dance classes prior to Howell High School’s homecoming dance, and had instructors on hand at the event. It’s a part of the project’s effort to reach out to schools.
Schrock said while the group is helping to change students’ dance styles, he believes there’s more work to be done. Of the 1,800 students attending the homecoming dance, about 100 pursued the swing dance avenue, he said.
“They’re going counterculture, which isn’t an easy thing to do,” he said.
To date, The Dance Project has given lessons at 11 schools in three counties. The program has also inspired students to start local swing groups at middle and high schools, as well as colleges.
Participants are required to sign a student-standards contract prior to attending a sponsored event. The waiver has participants pledge to dress modestly and to avoid vulgar speech and moving in a way that makes others feel “physically violated.” It also requests respect of adults, requiring students to address chaperones by “Mr.” or “Mrs.,” unless given permission to do so otherwise.
On the waiver is Bible verse 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
“The more people we reach, the better,” Nicholson said. “We want students to know they have a choice.”
For more details about The Dance Project, visit http://www.thedanceproject.info.
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