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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Speed: 160 bpm

The DJ's Take: If you spin Top 40, download this for a simple reason - getting women in their early to mid 20's on the dance floor is your top priority. Good chance they've probably got this on their iPhone, so when you play it, they will go 'OMG - that's the new song I love!' and freak out. Then the dudes will follow (due to the natural food chain effect of any nightspot), and you've got yourself a party.

Good key-compatible mix/mashup companion - Bad Blood. Other candidates include Hey Mama - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Green Light by John Legend and Best Love Song by T-Pain, although those are a little more obscure (mixing into Happy is another option). From there, you can either keep things going in the 80 bpm range, or stay key-compatible and slow down into that 130 bpm sweetspot with something like Summer. Whichever way you go, swallow your pride and add this to your playlist in time for the weekend.

Download the song:

Amazon: Shake It Off