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Hotel Room Service - Pitbull

tempo: 126 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the DJ's take:  Has a definite Miami flavor - festive, heavy beat and a hook that's easy to remember and shout out on a crowded dance floor. A major hit when it was released, and it should still get a club or college bar going on a pop night. Samples the song Push The Feeling On by Nightcrawlers , which could make an interesting lead-in: Some other key-compatible tracks worth mixing or mashing up with (scroll down in the box below for the full list): PYT - Michael Jackson Space Race - Sterling Mercury Freak - R3hab ft. Quintino FREE.K - Pitbull Break Through The Silence - Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko Children - Justin Bieber Sun Is Shining - Axwell ^ Ingrosso Beautiful Now - Zedd Together - Calvin Harris That High - Pitbull Noche No Termina - Pitbull Wake Me Up - Avicii Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Gangnam Style - PSY Starships - Nicki Minaj Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher M

There For You - Martin Garrix, Troye Sivan

tempo: 106 bpm bpm range:   105  to  110 bpm the dj's take: Without the song title, I'd have guessed this was DJ Snake. A little more serious in tone, so probably better employed at a festival or on an electro night. That said, the driving percussion could make it a head-nodder on a regular club night. If you're between 105 and 110 bpm, try mixing with: You - Lost Kings Middle - DJ Snake Ghost - Ella Henderson And if you're below 105, a couple other key-compatible recommendations: 2 On - Tinashe Picture Me Rollin' - Chris Brown download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Crying In The Club - Camila Cabello

tempo: 86 bpm bpm range:   85  to  90 bpm the dj's take:  From the beat to the vocals, sounds like a Sia single, doesn't it? Could be a nice backing track for the finals of the World Belly-Dancing Championships. Or a contemporary dance recital. Worth a spin when your crowd needs something to sway to. If you're staying key-compatible between 85 to 90 bpm, try mixing with: Throw It In The Bag - Fabolous Between 80 and 85 bpm: Sure Thing - Miguel Golden - Travie McCoy ft. Sia Talk That Talk - Rihanna And right around 90 bpm: Cheap Thrills - Sia Ridin Solo - Jason Derulo Take On Me (Kygo Remix) - a-ha Should've Been Us - Tori Kelly Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Most Girls - Hailee Steinfeld

tempo: 103 bpm bpm range:   100  to  105 bpm the dj's take:  Gotta hand it to the songwriters - the message is loud and clear. Obviously not intended for me, but if they ever do a junior version of the Women's March , this may be blasting out the speakers at some point. I wouldn't be shocked to hear it during a telecast of the Miss Teen USA pageant either. Worth a spin on a pop night for a college-aged crowd. On a side note, who should be #1 in the power rankings for pop songs called 'Most Girls'? Because P!nk came out with her own single awhile back: Vote now or forever hold your peace: Who came out with the better 'Most Girls'? P!nk Hailee Steinfeld free polls Getting back to the Hailee Steinfeld track, some key-compatible hits in the scroll-down box below: Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran Wave Your Flag - Afrojack ft. Luis Fonsi Middle - DJ Snake Picture Me Rollin' - Chris Brown Alive - Sia Ghost - Ella Henderson

I’m In Miami Bitch - LMFAO

tempo: 129 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the DJ’s take:  Possibly the dumbest song of all time. And yet it was a hit at one point, and when you've had a few too many, this one hits the spot. Like Jack In The Box tacos . A perfect encapsulation of late 2000s pop culture - reality tv, YOLO, and the meteoric rise of pop edm. Forgotten tidbit - apparently there were versions of this song for different cities (e.g. Las Vegas , LA , and even Milwaukee ). Customizable merchandising at its finest. Reminds me of those t-shirts that say 'I [fill-in-the-blank] and all I got was this lousy t-shirt': If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with the tracks in the scrollable box below: Right Round - Flo Rida Boom Boom Pow! - Black Eyed Peas Hype - Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA Higher Place - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. NeYo Shades of Grey

Malibu - Miley Cyrus

tempo: 140 bpm bpm range:   135  to  140 bpm ,  140  to  145 bpm ,  65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: So I guess this is the new beach anthem for the summer? Feels like something you could spin at a bonfire. Or maybe it's the next theme for Malibu coconut rum . Given the buzz, won't be long before young females are singing along whenever you drop it. Mix / mash this up with  Drunk In Love - BeyoncĂ©  and it's a wrap. Kind of like Vince Carter over Fred Weis: Some other key-compatible songs to mix with in the 70 to 75 bpm range: Grammys - Drake, Future Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z, Kanye Deuces - Chris Brown iSay - Wiz Khalifa ft. Juicy J Light Years - Yellow Claw And some more in the 65 to 70 range: Confessions Part II - Usher Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly Elevated - Wiz Khalifa I Remember - AlunaGeorge Call Casting - Migos download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist (65

Call On Me - Eric Prydz

tempo: 127 bpm bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm the DJ’s take:  Depending on your perspective, this is possibly the best (or worst) music video ever. Definitely in the Top 10 of any NSFW list. More importantly, a pulsing, fist-pumping banger that should liven things up in a high energy set, although Eric Prydz will never spin it . Just make sure anyone in the crowd with a heart condition signs a waiver in advance. If you feel like doing a deep dive, Thump has  an interesting story on the background behind the production of the video and the people involved. Apparently it almost made former British Prime Minister Tony Blair fall off his rowing machine during a workout. And in case you were wondering where the sample came from: download or stream the song: amazon itunes apple music

Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt

tempo: 99 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: As a native New Englander, I admit a little bias against country music. But this song is getting enough crossover buzz, and it's got a pop sound that should appeal to the masses. Break this out if the proportion of ten gallon hats in the crowd seems abnormally high. Good set of key-compatible tracks you can mix or mash up with, including: From 95 to 100 bpm: Blem - Drake Tek Weh Yuh Heart - Sean Paul Blank Space - Taylor Swift Don't Tell Em - Jeremih Back That Azz Up - Juvenile Dreamlover - Mariah Carey Slow Motion - Trey Songz From 100 to 103 bpm: Doo Wop - Lauryn Hill I Think Of You - Jeremih, Chris Brown, Big Sean Kiss The Sky - The Knocks Levels - Nick Jonas Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop Pretty Girls - Britney Spears ft. Iggy Azalea download or stream the song: amazon apple music

Renegade - Axwell /\ Ingrosso

tempo: 120 bpm bpm range:   115  to  120 bpm ,  120  to  125 bpm the dj's take: Feels a little like Daft Punk, a little like JUSTICE. Warm, but detached. Solid option for a laid-back electro night. Strong list of key-compatible tracks in two different bpm ranges: From 115 to 120: I Love You - Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Kid Ink I Don't Wanna Live Forever - ZAYN, Taylor Swift Adore - Jasmine Thompson Safe and Sound - Capital Cities Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Don't You Want Me - The Human League SexyBack - Justin Timberlake And from 120 to 125: Hype - Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA Higher Place - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. NeYo Shades of Grey - Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane Prayer In C - Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz Lay Me Down - Avicii download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist (115 to 120 bpm) spotify

Tired - Alan Walker ft. Gavin James

tempo: 124 bpm bpm range:   120  to  125 bpm the dj's take:  Despite the title, this one's pretty upbeat. Feels like a bouncier version of Wake Me Up . Worth a spin at a festival or on an electronic night. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with: There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones, Raye Space Race - Sterling Mercury FREE.K - Pitbull Wake Me Up - Avicii download or stream the song: amazon apple music