Top 10 songs that must be played at prom


“Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott and Drake was a popular track in Summer of 2018.

Jordyn Wilcox, staff

Prom is the final dance teenagers have before getting launched into the real world, so it should have a top-notch playlist. These are the top 10 songs that must be played at prom this year.

  1. “High Hopes” – Panic! At The Disco
  • Pop/Rock
  • Ranked 20 on Hot 100 Billboard
  • Key lyric of this song: “Didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision, Always had high, high hopes.” is important because the focus of this song is about not giving up on dreams even when reality seems bleak.
  1.  “Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani
  • Disco/R&B
  • Sits at number 7 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Music video alone amassed 238 million views
  • Chorus:  “Look what you made me do, I’m with somebody new, Ooh, baby, baby, I’m dancing with a stranger” Despite its melodramatic lyrics, the disco, and pop melodies make this the perfect song to dance to.
  1. “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Current number 1 song in Country– and in the country
  • Streams surpassed “In My Feelings” by Drake with a total of 143 million views  
  • Combination of Trap Hip-Hop and Country
  • The opening lyrics of this song alone are enough to send people into a frenzy: “Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more”          
  1. “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” – Ariana Grande
  • Pop/Trap
  • 64.7 million airplays
  • Peaked at number 2 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Chorus: “Break up with your girlfriend, yeah, yeah, ’cause I’m bored” Regardless of if you do decide to actually break up with your girlfriend or not, this song’s pop vocals paired with a trap beat is enough for any party.
  1. “White Iverson” – Post Malone
  • Hip-Hop/ Pop
  • Ranked number 14 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Chorus: “When I started ballin’ I was young, You gon’ think about me when I’m gone, I need that money like the ring I never won, I won”  This line alone is enough to make soon-graduate feel as though they own the world.
  1. “Congratulations” – Post Malone ft. Quavo
  • Pop/Hip-Hop
  • Peaked at 8 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Bridge: “Now they only say “congratulations” worked so hard don’t know how to vacation.” Seniors have worked hard so why not dedicate a song to their hard work?
  1. “Middle Child” – J. Cole
  • Hip-Hop
  • Trending number 10 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Key lyric: “Copied your cadence, I mirrored your style I studied the greats, I’m the greatest right now” Throughout all of the hardships of life, school included, the seniors fought through it and came out on the other end on top.
  1. “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott ft. Drake
  • Hip-Hop
  • Two power houses of hip-hop on one track
  • Has been on Billboard Hot 100 for 38 consecutive weeks
  • Drake’s line: “Back in high school, I used to bus it to the dance (yeah) Now I hit the FBO with duffles in my hands” The theme of this song is grinding to success which is something seniors know a lot about.
  1. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
  • Currently ranked number 4 on Billboard Hot 100 and spent 8 consecutive weeks at number 1
  • The music video has 272 million views on Youtube
  • Grande described the song as a “friendship anthem that embraces a new chapter [in life]”
  • Chorus: “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.” channels seniors who have worked so hard to get to where they want and what they want.

And the number one song that must be played at prom…

  1. “We Are Young” – Fun.
  • Sweet nostalgia
  • Chorus: “Tonight, we are young so let’s set the world on fire we can burn brighter than the sun” is sentimental as this is the last night seniors will be surrounded by their friends before graduation so they should make the moment count while it lasts.