Fourth Grade Dance Party Playlist

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    Jan 18, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    I'm going to use my day off to update my playlist for Dance Party Friday. Sometimes (hopefully not more than every other week) if weather conditions or shortened periods or early dismissals/late arrivals cause me to scrap my lesson plans for the day I have Dance Party Friday (or Thursday or whatever). My playlist has to be songs that have no foul language, no sexual content, no political or theological content and no content that a reasonable parent would object to. It's heavy with 70's disco, some Taylor Swift, some instrumentals, Call Me Maybe....that kind of thing. I just deleted Titanium because the lyrics seemed wildly inappropriate due to the recent shootings. I need help! Give me your suggestions for songs that fit the restrictions above that the kids will enjoy. Thanks.
  • Fable

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    Jan 18, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    baa baa black sheep?


    that's probably too racist.
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    fable saidbaa baa black sheep?


    that's probably too racist.

    I said no sexual content.
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:18 PM GMT


    Here's a little 80's kids music.

    http://youtu.be/dFtLONl4cNc
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid

    or or

    I'll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan.
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    "I Think I Love You" - David Cassidy
    'Roam' by the B-52s
    'Reach Out I'll Be There' by the Four Tops
    'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' by the Beatles
    ABC' by the Jackson 5
    'Upside Down' by Jack Johnson
    'A Spoonful of Sugar' by Harry Connick, Jr.
    Whip It - Devo
    Shout - The Isley Brothers
    Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
    Yakety Yak - The Coasters
    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
    Walkin' on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
    Footloose - Kenny Loggins
    Celebration - Kool & the Gang
    La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
    I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
    YMCA - The Village People
    Dancing Queen - Abba
    Fame --- Irene Cara
    I Wanna Dance With Somebody --- Whitney Houston
    Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
    "Mickey" - Toni Basil
    "Party in the U.S.A." – Miley Cyrus
    Groove is in the Heart" – Deee-Lite
    Funky Town" – Lipps, Inc.
    "Safety Dance" – Glee Cast
    "The Sound of Sunshine" – Michael Franti and Spearhead
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    There's a Muppets covers album that's hip yet child appropriate. Or you could use the Spongebob Squarepants movie soundtrack, featuring Avril Levigne and The Flaming Lips. Idk why you'd include Taylor Swift. Isn't she more geared towards junior high and high school girls???
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    Taylor Swift is all age appropriate, sir. Thank you.


    HottJoe saidIdk why you'd include Taylor Swift. Isn't she more geared towards junior high and high school girls???
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:48 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThere's a Muppets covers album that's hip yet child appropriate. Or you could use the Spongebob Squarepants movie soundtrack, featuring Avril Levigne and The Flaming Lips. Idk why you'd include Taylor Swift. Isn't she more geared towards junior high and high school girls???


    I think that's One Direction.
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidTaylor Swift is all age appropriate, sir. Thank you.


    HottJoe saidIdk why you'd include Taylor Swift. Isn't she more geared towards junior high and high school girls???


    Haha, I'll have to take your word for it. To me, she comes off as the kind of girl who will scorn all of her ex lovers, and do so with a smile. I did however appreciate that she covered a Tori song in concert, which I was able to watch on YouTube. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:06 PM GMT
    I love this thread.

    Reminds me of Christmas this year where I made a playlist for my nieces and nephew (8, 5 and 3) in our Christmas Day Houseparty Disco.

    I was so proud of my list. It was inspired. Had Right By Your Side (Eurythmics), Fascination (Alphabeat) and allsorts.

    Then all they wanted to dance to was Gangnam.

    Curses!!
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    BARBIE GIRL
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Musicman91 said"I Think I Love You" - David Cassidy
    'Roam' by the B-52s
    'Reach Out I'll Be There' by the Four Tops
    'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' by the Beatles
    ABC' by the Jackson 5
    'Upside Down' by Jack Johnson
    'A Spoonful of Sugar' by Harry Connick, Jr.
    Whip It - Devo
    Shout - The Isley Brothers
    Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
    Yakety Yak - The Coasters
    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
    Walkin' on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
    Footloose - Kenny Loggins
    Celebration - Kool & the Gang
    La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
    I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
    YMCA - The Village People
    Dancing Queen - Abba
    Fame --- Irene Cara
    I Wanna Dance With Somebody --- Whitney Houston
    Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
    "Mickey" - Toni Basil
    "Party in the U.S.A." – Miley Cyrus
    Groove is in the Heart" – Deee-Lite
    Funky Town" – Lipps, Inc.
    "Safety Dance" – Glee Cast
    "The Sound of Sunshine" – Michael Franti and Spearhead


    This is terrific. Thank you. And everyone else too. Good suggestions. Keep them coming.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    misterwood saidI love this thread.

    Reminds me of Christmas this year where I made a playlist for my nieces and nephew (8, 5 and 3) in our Christmas Day Houseparty Disco.

    I was so proud of my list. It was inspired. Had Right By Your Side (Eurythmics), Fascination (Alphabeat) and allsorts.

    Then all they wanted to dance to was Gangnam.

    Curses!!

    I know what you're saying. The kids ask for Gangnam but the "Hey sexy lady" lyric rules it out.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    misterwood saidI was so proud of my list. It was inspired. Had Right By Your Side (Eurythmics), Fascination (Alphabeat) and allsorts.
    oooo, alphabeat is so good
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    If the kids really really want Gangnam Style, UO has a parody video with the "sexy" censored out. You'd just have to rip it off YouTube.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    McQueen said
    misterwood saidI was so proud of my list. It was inspired. Had Right By Your Side (Eurythmics), Fascination (Alphabeat) and allsorts.
    oooo, alphabeat is so good


    i know, right?
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:04 PM GMT
    Neight saidIf the kids really really want Gangnam Style, UO has a parody video with the "sexy" censored out. You'd just have to rip it off YouTube.

    Thanks. Just between you and me I rip off most of the songs on this playlist from youtube because they aren't songs I'd pay for myself and the school system sure as hell isn't giving me a download budget.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    Bon Jovi's usually pretty good. No one objects to Bon Jovi, and I've chaperoned middle school dances before.

    Speaking of which, if you need a chaperone, I'm always a big hit.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Just do Glee songs OR any of the Kids Bop albums... they're both the same kind of music anyways icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Are 4th graders confident enough to dance around each other? I guess they haven't hit that awkward stage yet where all the guys just stand in a corner watching the girls.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidBon Jovi's usually pretty good. No one objects to Bon Jovi, and I've chaperoned middle school dances before.

    Speaking of which, if you need a chaperone, I'm always a big hit.

    Who keeps an eye on you?
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    thatirishbastard saidBon Jovi's usually pretty good. No one objects to Bon Jovi, and I've chaperoned middle school dances before.

    Speaking of which, if you need a chaperone, I'm always a big hit.

    Who keeps an eye on you?


    That would be my job.

    I love the song choices from other decades!!!

    Adding to that-
    I2I and Stand Out - a goofy movie/Tevin Campbell
    Lets Groove- earth wind and fire
    Always and Forever- Raze
    Rockstar- that one really annoying song by that one really annoying band
    Anything by SClub7
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    S34n05 saidAre 4th graders confident enough to dance around each other? I guess they haven't hit that awkward stage yet where all the guys just stand in a corner watching the girls.

    You get a few shy ones who have to be coaxed out of their shells. Usually if I make a fool out of myself they'll follow. The worm down the Soul Train line usually makes them realize they won't look as stupid as me.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    thatirishbastard saidBon Jovi's usually pretty good. No one objects to Bon Jovi, and I've chaperoned middle school dances before.

    Speaking of which, if you need a chaperone, I'm always a big hit.

    Who keeps an eye on you?


    Hundreds of enthalled middle schoolers, and two extremely mortified tutoring students. It's not my fault their geography teacher is a superb salsa dancer.