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Vogue - Madonna

tempo: 116 bpm bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm Try mixing with: Quintessential runway music, and the inspiration for one of the great dance moves in recent history: Make Vogue a regular part of your 90s rotation - any crowd with a sense of humor will dig it. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: Poker Face - Lady Gaga Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont Morning After Dark - Timbaland The Way I Are - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson download or stream Vogue: amazon itunes

I'll Be Missing You - Diddy, Faith Evans ft. 112

tempo: 110 bpm bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm , 110 to 115 bpm the dj's take: Who knew that Gordon Sumner would inspire one of the most notable hiphop tracks of the 90s. Major crossover appeal, and people definitely remember that hook. Get it in the rotation for a throwback night, or as a retro change of pace in a pop set. Some key-compatible tracks to mix with between 105 and 110 bpm: I Wish (My Taylor Swift) - The Knocks & Matthew Koma Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson Doing It - Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora Jump Around - House of Pain Let's Get Blown - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell And from 110 to 115 bpm: Changes - Tupac Watch Me Do - Meghan Trainor Feel Right - Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal Peaches N Cream - Snoop Dogg Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang download or stream I'll Be Missing You: spotify playlist itunes

Good Feeling - Flo Rida

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: On paper, Avicii, Etta James, Flo Rida, and an organic-sounding guitar seem like an unconventional combo. In practice, it's a fist-pumping pop edm anthem. Former #3 song in the country, and should still get people moving at weddings or as a throwback at the club. Solid list of key-compatible tracks: C'Mon - Ke$ha Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Lana Del Rey Levels - Avicii Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj The Night Is Still Young - Nicki Minaj I Will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora Addicted To You - Avicii Die Young - Ke$ha The Only Way Is Up - Martin Garrix & Tiesto Dare You - Hardwell Calling (Lose My Mind) [Radio Edit] [feat. Ryan Tedder] - Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso City of Dreams (feat. Ruben Haze) - Dirty South & Alesso download or stream Good Feeling: amazon spotify playlist itunes

I'm On One - DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

tempo: 75 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm ,  75 bpm  to  80 bpm The DJ's Take: Before there was a DJ Khaled song called I'm The One , he came out with I'm On One. Good track to blast in the winter, because that beat is ice cold. Notable vocalists, and a former Top 10 hit - worth a spin on a hiphop night. Try mixing or mashing up with: Ain't My Fault - Zara Larsson Never Forget You - Zara Larsson & MNEK It Will Rain - Bruno Mars Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar download or stream I'm On One: amazon itunes

Run Me Dry - Bryson Tiller

tempo: 97 bpm bpm range: 95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: Soft, leisurely bounce that's a dance-able departure from the slower, heavier trap. Worth a spin in the warmup portion of a pop or hiphop set. Solid list of key-compatible tracks to mix or mash up with: Sua Cara - Major Lazer Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley Daddy Yo - WizKid Old Thing Back - Matoma & Notorious BIG ft. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant This Is How We Do - Katy Perry Shoop - Salt N Pepa Na Na - Trey Songz Paranoid - Ty Dolla $ign download or stream Run Me Dry: amazon spotify playlist itunes

White Mustang - Lana Del Rey

tempo: 57-58 bpm bpm range: 55 bpm  to  60 bpm the dj's take: Not a dancefloor banger (unless you or some edm dj does a remix), but it's Lana Del Rey and there's some percussion, so why not? Should fit in well in a quieter environment, like a dive bar. Especially one with a southwestern motif. Try mixing with: Now Or Never - Halsey Bad (Remix) - Wale ft. Rihanna Fairly Local - twenty one pilots It Won't Stop - Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown download or stream White Mustang: amazon itunes

Hard To Love - Calvin Harris ft. Jessie Reyez

tempo: 74 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: A pretty fitting track for an after-party, sipping wine or scotch by the fire. The guitar and minimal percussion add a level of intimacy that draws you in and makes you relax. Smooth. Some key-compatible tracks from 70 to 75 bpm (some fit better than others): Boys - Charli XCX Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato Do What I Want - Lil Uzi Vert Biking - Frank Ocean ft. Jay-Z, Tyler The Creator Light My Body Up - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Changed It - Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Heavy - Linkin Park ft. Kiiara Six Feet Under - The Weeknd Sidewalks - The Weeknd Tell Your Friends - The Weeknd A-YO - Lady Gaga Spaceships - Area21 Blast Ya - Borgore ft. Barrington Levy And a few more from 76 to 79 bpm: Headlines - Drake Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj Down in the DM - Yo Gotti LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar download or stream Hard T

Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith

tempo: 92 bpm bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm the dj's take: I guess the fingersnaps save this one from a dj standpoint, right? Then again, you can always add in your own percussion with something like Logic Pro or Ableton . Anyway, considering the tone and the song title, make Too Good At Goodbyes your closer. A certified hit at this point, and you'll end the night on a high note. Key-compatible tracks from 90 to 95 bpm: Felices los 4 - Maluma Tek Weh Yuh Heart - Sean Paul ft. Tory Lanez The Ocean - Mike Perry ft. Shy Martin Genghis Khan - Miike Snow Slow Motion - Trey Songz And a couple more at 96 bpm: Blank Space - Taylor Swift Back That Azz Up - Juvenile download or stream Too Good At Goodbyes: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

tempo: 126 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Went as high as #3 on the Billboard charts , and that hook is still as infectious as ever. Even Selena Gomez loves it: Proof positive of the natural appeal to the young female demographic. Make it a regular ingredient in your weekend pop / dance mix. Good list of key-compatible tracks: Do You Remember - Jay Sean Spotless - Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway Hold On & Believe - Martin Garrix Slave To The Rhythm - Michael Jackson Birthday - Katy Perry Timber - Pitbull Play Hard - David Guetta Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Paradise - Benny Benassi and Chris Brown Waiting - Oliver Heldens & Throttle More Than Ever - Breathe Carolina & Ryos Something New - Axwell ^ Ingrosso download or stream Super Bass: amazon spotify playlist itunes

She Ain't You - Chris Brown

tempo: 91 bpm bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: As the old saying goes, stand on the shoulders of giants and you can reach the stars. Or something like that. This one should be renamed ' Right Here (Human Nature Remix) 2011.' Didn't quite ascend to the top of the charts, but the throwback vibe gives it a longer shelf life. Try mixing or mashing up with: Dusk Till Dawn - ZAYN ft. Sia Nuthin' But A G Thang - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg Style - Taylor Swift Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) - Kanye West ft. Jay-Z The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) - Bebe Rexha ft. Lil Wayne Perfect Pint - Mike WiLL Made-It Waterfall - Stargate, P!nk, Sia LUV - Tory Lanez Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya Hide Away - Daya Again - Fetty Wap 679 - Fetty Wap Jealous - Nick Jonas Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini Diamonds - Rihanna Right Here (Human Nature Remix) - SWV Candy Rain - Soul For Real Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest download

I Just Can't - R3HAB, Quintino

tempo: 77-78 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: Like a winding corkscrew of electric energy. Drop is probably a little too screechy for a regular bar gig, but worth a spin in a festival / club type atmosphere. Try mixing or mashing up with: Headlines - Drake Heavy - Linkin Park ft. Kiiara Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj A-YO - Lady Gaga Down in the DM - Yo Gotti LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Blast Ya - Borgore ft. Barrington Levy Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa Halo - BeyoncĂ© download or stream I Just Can't: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Deliver - Fifth Harmony

tempo: 72 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: Beat feels like Mariah Carey circa 2005 . This could be the theme music for a joint promo with Domino's. Or FedEx. Good list of key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with: Silence - Marshmello, Khalid How Low - Ludacris Bank Account - 21 Savage Butterfly Effect - Travis Scott Jumpman - Drake & Future Slippery - Migos ft. Gucci Mane No Frauds - Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne Feel Me - Tyga ft. Kanye West I Got The Keys - DJ Khaled Pony - Ginuwine Uber Everywhere - Madeintyo Wonderful - Travis Scott ft. The Weeknd Mercy - Kanye West Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - Rae Sremmurd Bad Girls - M.I.A. download or stream Deliver: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Who Dat Girl - Flo Rida ft. Akon

tempo: 125 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ’s Take: Standard dance track with big names that made some waves in 2010. Serious question - will people look back at pop edm like they do disco? Maybe some pro sports team will host a promo night where everyone can take a blowtorch to their hard drives: If you're in the 120 to 125 bpm range, try mixing with: Telephone - Lady Gaga ft. BeyoncĂ© More Than You Know - Axwell /\ Ingrosso Bad Liar - Selena Gomez What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber One Last Time - Ariana Grande Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-lite Firework - Katy Perry Shed A Light - Robin Schulz, David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes Used To Have It All - Fais & Afrojack Waves - Mr. Probz Latch - Disclosure Sonnentanz - Klangkarussell Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and NeYo Fireball - Pitbull Y.A.L.A. - MIA And from 126 to 130 bpm: Animals - Martin Garrix I Like It - Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) - Taylor Swift Now T

Roll Up - Wiz Khalifa

tempo: 94 bpm bpm range: 90  to  95 bpm The DJ's Take: This song reminds me a lot of that Tie Me Down track from awhile back. A light, sunny, simple single with strong LA vibes that had moderate success in its day. Plus, it reminds me of maybe my favorite lunch item from elementary school: If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Complicated - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. David Guetta ft. Kiiara First Time - Kygo, Ellie Goulding I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd, Daft Punk The Greatest - Sia Water Under The Bridge - Adele ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Mellow Drama - Sterling Mercury Capsize - FRENSHIP & Emily Warren Somethin Tells Me - Bryson Tiller Why You Always Hatin? - YG ft. Drake, Kamaiyah Impatient - Jeremih ft. Ty Dolla $ign Kevin - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Express Yourself - N.W.A. Sexy Love - Ne-Yo Used To Love You - Gwen Stefani The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye Creep - TLC Where T