THE ULTIMATE PLAYLIST FOR Every prom needs the perfect playlist to get everyone on the dance floor and create memories that will last a lifetime! We asked our ten finalists what songs they hoped to hear at prom, and their responses created a stellar playlist list primed to set any dance floor on fire.
High-energy dance songs are a great way to loosen everyone up and get the party started. Both Lili and Kaitlyn recommend "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia, while Sarah likes "Midnight City" by M83; the techno-inspired electronic dance beats paired with smooth lyrics make it easy to sing along and dance – even if you're just getting up and out on the dance floor. Building off of popular dance songs, Leslie, Sandra and Chloe suggest some fun options that encourage crowd participation such as Village People's "YMCA," Cupid Shuffle, Harlem Shake and PSY's "Gangnam Style." When everyone is looking silly doing the same dance moves together, even the shy dancers will shuffle their feet!
Of course, every prom needs to slow it down a bit for the lovebirds. Phuong and Annie recommend romantic jams such as "Little Things" by One Direction and "Love Story" by Taylor Swift; those sweet lyrics are guaranteed to make your dance partner melt in your arms! Jessica and Ai offer more classic options like "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain and "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion. Whether you're dancing with a date or a friend, no one can resist the heartfelt messages of love songs.
End prom with a grand finale by bringing everyone out to the dance floor to celebrate together. Lili suggests the quintessential senior year song, "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C. Everyone knows the words, and they'll be fighting the tears as they sing along. For a more modern version, Kaitlyn offers, "We Are Young" by Fun. featuring Janelle Monae. While prom marks a major time of transition, this is the perfect anthem about living it up -- because prom is only once in a lifetime!
National Park, NJ
Phuong (Rena) L.