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.
“High Hopes” – Panic! At The Disco
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.
“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani
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.
“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”
“Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” – Ariana Grande
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.
“White Iverson” – Post Malone
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.
“Congratulations” – Post Malone ft. Quavo
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?
“Middle Child” – J. Cole
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.
“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott ft. Drake
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.
“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…
“We Are Young” – Fun.
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.