Summer Playlist 2015

summerplaylistHappy Summer!  Time to refresh those playlists with some fun summer tunes from the Billboard Top 40!  Here is a list of songs I’ve mixed into my classes to keep them feeling updated.

That’s How We Do – Teen Beach Movie 2:  Super fun and upbeat song – would be great for a tap or jazz combination – currently using it in my 7-10 year old tap class

Drop That – Jacob Plant:  A nice funky electronic beat – fun for tap or hip hop – totally instrumental

You Know You Like It – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – have been using this in teen tap

This Feeling – L’Tric: A fun feel-good song – great for warm-ups

I Don’t Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) – Flo Rida: My other go-to warm-up song

Fire Under My Feet – Leona Lewis:  A nice moderate tempo for tap or jazz

Fun (feat. Chris Brown) – Pitbull:  Another moderate tempo

Lean On (Remixes) [feat. MØ & DJ Snake] – EP – Major Lazer:  Steady beat for across the floor combos for older students

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) – Omi:  This song.  I have a love-hate relationship with it.  The kids love it and it has a nice calypso-y feel to it that makes it fun for tap, so I had to include it.  Be warned – this will be the song that plays over and over in your head when you go home for the night.

Rude (Acoustic) – MAGIC!:  This is from last summer, but I have been loving using the acoustic version for tap.  Such a fun little groove.

Enjoy!

What songs have you been obsessed with this summer?

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2 thoughts on “Summer Playlist 2015

  1. Thank you for all of this! I do have a question for you. I am looking for a song very similar to “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor and “Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murrs, but APPROPRIATE! I saw your post about the Postmodern jukebox, but I wanted something a little more driving than that. Any ideas? We are leaning towards a sock hop type intro dance for our recital and I’m stumped!

    • If you’re just using it for an introduction (I’m assuming that means it is very short?) – maybe an instrumental version of either of those songs? Or look into actual 1950’s sock-hop era songs, which will be easier to find an appropriate song. Postmodern Jukebox is great, but they usually just sing the lyrics of the pop song as is, so they won’t be any more appropriate than the original.

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