School Dance Playlist 2021 | Exclusive Song Lists For School Dance DJs

School Dance Playlist 2021 We make this song list to help School Dance DJs find New Songs for the school events that they DJ. Read our Article about >> How do DJs find New Music? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the new music that the students listen to. Besides finding new songs – you will also need to figure out if the song’s content is age-appropriate for your event. Clean or Radio Versions of the songs would be preferred.

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School Dance Playlist 2021

Song Lists for High School, Jr High School, Middle School Dances

New School Dance Songs

  1. Olivia Rodrigo – brutal
  2. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
  3. Chlöe – Have Mercy (TikTok)
  4. Jason Derulo – Acapulco
  5. Sub Urban & Bella Poarch – INFERNO
  6. Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY
  7. The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY
  8. Ed Sheeran – Shivers
  9. Drake – Way 2 Sexy
  10. Camila Cabello – Don’t Go YetSchool Dance Playlists 2021
  12. Sueco – Paralyzed
  13. Charli XCX – Good Ones
  14. Walker Hayes, Kesha – Fancy Like
  15. Belly, The Weeknd, Young Thug – Better Believe
  16. Selena Gomez, Camilo – 999
  17. Central Cee – Obsessed With You
  18. Justus Bennetts – Bad Day
  19. Imagine Dragons – Monday
  20. Surfaces, Tai Verdes – Sheesh!
  21. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break the Heart
  22. Shawn Mendes – Summer Of Love
  23. Machine Gun Kelly – papercuts
  24. Doja Cat – Woman
  25. bbno$ & Rich Brian – edamame
  26. Little Mix – Love
  27. A-Wall – Loverboy (TikTok)
  28. THE ANXIETY, WILLOW, Tyler Cole – Meet Me At Our Spot
  29. Elton John, Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)

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  1. Holly Humberstone – Scarlett
  2. Doja Cat, The Weeknd – You Right
  3. KACEY MUSGRAVES – simple times
  4. LANY – ex i never had
  5. Mimi Webb – 24/5
  6. Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping
  7. Kanye West – Hurricane
  8. KACEY MUSGRAVES – justified
  9. Drake – Race My Mind
  10. Glass Animals – I Don’t Wanna Talk
  11. Kanye West – Moon
  12. Chelsea Cutler – Calling All Angels
  13. Oliver Tree – Life Goes On
  14. Griff – One Night
  15. Lady Gaga – 911
  16. SZA – The Anonymous Ones
  17. Pinkpantheress – Just for me (TikTok)

New Slow Songs

2021 School Dance Song Lists

  1. Camila Cabello – Million To One
  2. Olivia Rodrigo – favorite crime
  3. Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  4. Clinton Kane – I GUESS I’M IN LOVE
  5. Olivia Rodrigo – traitor
  6. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby
  7. Tate McRae, Jeremy Zucker – that way
  8. dhruv – double take
  9. Jeremy Zucker – Cry with you
  10. Khalid – New Normal
  11. Conan Gray – People Watching
  12. Rosie Darling – Witness
  13. Jake Scott – Favorite T-Shirt (Acoustic)
  14. JP Saxe – More of You
  15. Halsey – Darling

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New School Dance Songs

  1. Skrillex, Justin Bieber – Don’t Go
  2. Gryffin & LOVA – Piece Of Me
  3. Alan Walker x Jamie Miller – Running Out Of Roses
  4. Alesso & Marshmello – Chasing Stars
  5. ILLENIUM, Excision and Haliene- In My Mind
  6. R3HAB & Jonas Blue – Sad Boy
  7. 220 KID & @LANY – Stupid Feelings
  8. Tiësto & Karol G – Don’t Be Shy
  9. Riton, RAYE – I Don’t Want You
  10. Kygo – Love Me Now
  11. Becky Hill & Topic – My Heart Goes
  12. Joel Corry x Jax Jones – OUT OUT
  13. Surf Mesa – Another Life
  14. Justin Bieber – Ghost
  15. Kim Petras – Future Starts Now
  16. Feather – Smoke

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New Country Songs 2021

New Country Songs 2021

  1. HiXTAPE – Hometown Boys
  2. Elle King, Miranda Lambert – Drunk
  3. Sam Hunt – 23
  4. Walker Hayes – Fancy Like (TikTok)
  5. Jimmie Allen, Brad Paisley – Freedom Was A Highway
  6. Brothers Osborne – I’m Not For Everyone
  7. Darius Rucker – My Masterpiece
  8. Zac Brown Band – Same Boat
  9. Nelly, Florida Georgia Line – Lil Bit
  10. Lady A – Like A Lady
  11. Thomas Rhett – Country Again
  12. Keith Urban – Wild Hearts
  13. Ryan Hurd – June, July, August

New Country Slow Songs

  1. Ingrid Andress – Wishful Drinking
  2. Kelsea Ballerini – half of my hometown
  3. Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris – Chasing After You
  4. Kenny Chesney – Knowing You
  5. Cole Swindell – Some Habits
  6. Parker McCollum – To Be Loved By You
  7. Kacey Musgraves – angel
  8. Kate Vogel – I Wanna Love You Forever
  9. Drew Baldridge – She’s Somebody’s Daughter
  10. Ryan Hurd – Michigan for the Winter

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Top Songs | School Dance Playlist 2020

Here is a Song List for High School, Jr High and Middle School Dances 2020

Top School Dance Songs 2020

  1. BLACKPINK – Ice Cream
  2. 24kGoldn – Mood (Clean Version)
  3. BTS – Dynamite
  4. Jason Derulo – Savage Love
  5. Justin Bieber – Lonely (Clean Version)
  6. Surf Mesa – ily (i love you baby)
  7. Shawn Mendes – Wonder
  8. Machine Gun Kelly – Forget Me Too
  9. Ariana Grande – positions
  10. Joel Corry x MNEK – Head & Heart
  11. Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do
  12. BLACKPINK – How You Like That
  13. Chloe x Halle – Do It
  14. Gabby Barrett – I Hope
  15. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
  16. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
  17. Selena Gomez – Rare
  18. Harry Styles – Adore You
  19. DaBaby – ROCKSTAR

Classic School Dance Songs

Favorite Classic Songs Played at a Middle School Dance or High School Events

Classic School Dance Songs

  1. DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
  2. Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
  3. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  4. Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
  5. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  6. Luis Fonsi – Despacito
  7. Drake – In My Feelings
  8. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
  9. Jessie J – Bang Bang
  10. Rihanna – Pon de Replay
  11. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
  12. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  13. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
  14. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.
  15. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

School Dance New Songs High School and Middle School events have been a social pastime for as long as we can remember. From Back to School, Homecoming, Prom, SnoBall, Spring Parties, to Valentine’s Day Ball. There’s a dance for just about everything depending on where you are.

Of course, what makes or breaks a dance is the music that is played. Students can tolerate just about any shortcomings when planning a dance.

However, a not-so bangin’ school dance can have the students heading for the door faster than the bell itself! Music isn’t just the staple to any event– it is the event. It’s good to keep the following in mind when curating a High School or Middle School Dance song list:

Students Want To Dance

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Sub-par decorations? Meh. No snacks? Whatever, Micky D’s is up the road. Bad music? Absolutely unforgivable. Especially with today’s younger generations.

Students go to dances to dress up and express their energy. All of which is mostly done through a dance party and mingling.

Be sure to add any dance mixes or shuffles that everyone knows and can participate in.

Students Want Nostalgia

Throwbacks are also good because students aren’t regularly listening to them. The classic hits know how to get everyone in a mood. All of which is a must for your dance party. The classic hits foster a positive and inclusive environment for your dance party.

Students Want To Sing Out Loud

We all know singing feels good. No matter how terrible we are at it! A sign that your school event is a success is that students are jumping around and singing along. Singing along helps students break out of their shells and get more comfortable with their classmates.

Including the best karaoke hits to your playlist is a must. Of course, don’t add too many sing-alongs, or else you might wear them out!

Kids Want a Break

Students dancing to clean songs at school dance Most of your playlist should energize your dance party occasionally throw a low tempo song that isn’t easy to dance and sing along to. Play a Slow Song.

Students need a moment to catch their breath, sit down, use the restroom, and check their phones. Nothing can kill their vibe more than catching their breath and their favorite song coming on!

Know the Students

Popular music varies depending on regional differences. Country may dominate one area, yet hip hop and rap may dominate another.

Some places may have an intense local music scene where students listen to local artists. For the most part, you should aim to diversify while considering what most students will enjoy. New music comes out every week.

It can be tough to keep up-to-date with the current hits. The best thing about doing high school and middle school dances is the requests. The students will request songs.

New songs that you might not have. But after that dance, you can get the songs for the next dance. Plus, each school has its favorite songs. Once you get to know them and get them – the dances will become more fun to DJ.

Pro Tip – You can ask for song request weeks before the dance. It can be as simple as a Google form. Setup a online request site for each dance.

Always Play Clean Versions of Songs for Your School Dances.


School Dance DJs play a range of music genres. Knowing what students like is key to curating a fun dance playlist for successful middle school dances or high school events.

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