Forum: Music discussion
Topic: Suggestions on songs for HS kids
Early February Im djing a HS Prom for special needs students who cant attend their regular prom.
I usually just do weddings because when it comes to the music selection its what I love to play/listen to. My music preferences span about 70 years.
I love being able to spin Chubby Checker into Sirmixalot into Justin Timberlake and then Dean Martin with a drum kit.
But these are all HS kids. These kids are all about now. The new pop songs on the iheartradio channels.
I got all the songs from the hot billboard 100, iheartradio 100, etc. And I gotta be real when I say the new music currently sucks.
Other than Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Arianna Grande, JT, and a small handful of others nobody makes music thats clearly dance-able. Atleast not to me anyways.....
So then I started listening to the pop and venus and Disney Sirius sat stations...and as expected its the same songs as on the billboard.
Am I wrong? I could be. So Im looking for suggestions on what to play. No EDM, unless its a super hit....its gotta be pop/radio friendly.
Maybe theres some awesome remixes out there Im not aware of. Help if ya can. Thanks.
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Inviato Fri 26 Jan 18 @ 6:11 pm
If you just follow popular then you're missing a chance to educate.
Inviato Fri 26 Jan 18 @ 7:26 pm
locodog wrote :
missing a chance to educate.
True. Maybe introduce some old tracks that have recently been sampled...
Bruno Mars 'Finesse' has a Swingbeat (or New Jack Swing) sound that was used 1986-1995ish (Bell Biv DeVoe 'Poison' for example).
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Inviato Mon 29 Jan 18 @ 2:46 am
the last teen dance I did was all xrated rap , I told the parents
in advance what they requested and they said Hey it is their party.
Inviato Mon 26 Feb 18 @ 12:04 am