Author Topic: Music Playlist  (Read 2441 times)

Saty E

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Music Playlist
« on: August 27, 2016, 02:46:59 PM »
So for putting together the playlist, you can suggest a song in this thread, and I'd suggest linking a YouTube video alongside the song to make sure there are no confusions.

I've put the guidelines specified by FIRST in a Google Drive folder: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1GFIhhMOYsVd3RiWmNKb1lvWUE&usp=sharing.

You can find the same guidelines on firstmusicdjs.com.

One thing I will say: Some of the songs on the "DO NOT PLAY" list aren't that bad at all, and can sometimes contradict what is on the "PLAY" list. For example, even though "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore has some profanity in it, it's still a very upbeat song that shouldn't be excluded, and a radio edit would be acceptable. However, something like "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj doesn't really fit at all at a FIRST event and therefore isn't acceptable.

Keep in mind that we're looking for songs that will get people pumped up, which also means that choosing obscure songs isn't a great option either. If nobody knows the song, it's not going to be much fun and not a lot of people can really get into it.

Kyle S

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 06:46:19 PM »
Twenty One Pilots -Ppl probably only know Stressed Out and Ride
Fallout Boy- My songs Know... Irresistible thnks fr th mmrs
Flume- Never Be like You (Radio edit)
Chainsmokers- Closer, Don't let me down and Roses
Robin Schulz- Sugar
Bastille- Good Grief, Things We lost in the fire
Grace- You don't own me
Zara Larsson- Lush life
Galantis- No money
X Ambassadors- Unsteady and renegades
DJ snake- You know you like it
Dillon francis- Get Low
Panic at the disco- Victorious, This is Gospel(?)
Coldplay- Hymn for the weekend, Adventure of a life time, Ink(?) Sky full of stars, Paradise, every teardrop... princess of China, Clocks
Tove lo- Cool girl(idk if that's safe) actually, idk if any of her songs would be "appropriate"
Ed sheeran- Don't, Sing
Alessia Cara- Here
Avicii- The Nights
Imagine Dragons- It's time, Gold, I bet my life, Demons
Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars
a-ha- Take on Me
The Fray- How to save a life
Train- Drive by, Angel in Blue jeans, soul sister
Flo rida- good feeling, Wild Ones, GDFR
NIck Jonas- Levels, Chains
Kongos- Come with me now
Guardians OTG soundtrack
Maroon 5- Moves like jagger, Sugar, maps, Not falling apart
AWOLNATION- Sail
(can we get away with Trap Queen?)
OneRepublic- Wherever I go, Apologize, if i lose myself
Two Door Cinema Club- What you Know
Danza Kuduro
Enrique Iglesias- Bailando
Mr. Probz- Waves
Milky Chance- Stolen Dance
 Plain White T's- Hey there Delilah
Marian Hill- Got It
George Ezra- Budapest
The Police- Message in a bottle, Can't stand losing
The Killers- Somebody Told Me
I'll find more later, but I have to eat dinner, and idk if you can save these things.



Jameel G

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 11:30:13 PM »
The Chainsmokers - Dont let me down - Dom Da Bomb version, The Wanted We own the night Remix, New York City
Chase Rice - Ready Set Roll
Afrojack - 10 feet tall, the spark
Calvin Harris- This is what you came for, Blame, Summer, feel so close, outside
Jason Derulo-In my head, whatcha say
Fallout boy-centuries, uma thurman
The wanted-chasing the sun
Pink-Just like fire
Nelly/FloRida Gerogia Line - Cruise Remix
Jay Sean - do you remember, it aint the end
iyaz - replay
Will i am - hall of fame
Pitbull-Fireball
Zedd-I want you to know
Ariana Grande- Dangerous Woman
Avicci- you make me
Flo rida - my house, GDFR, club cant handle me, right round
Alesso - heroes
I can find more if need be

*Question: Can we put down songs that would pump up the crowd even tho they may have not heard it before or are we sticking to just like "whats on the radio"?
« Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 11:40:47 PM by Jameel G »

Kyle S

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 11:38:42 PM »
Calvin Harris- Blame, Sweet Nothing, feel So Close, Summer, thinking about you
Bleachers- I wanna get Better
(somebody) ft BORNS- Fools Gold
David Guetta- Dangerous, Without You
Daya- Sit still Look pretty
Galantis- Runaway
Halsey- Castle, Empty Gold
Imagine Dragons- On top of the world
(It pains me, but..) Justin Timberlake- Can't stop the feeling
(if u want cool instrumentals) Lindsey Stirling- anything really
Macklemore- Thrift shop, can't hold us, Downtown
Mumford And Sons- The cave
The Neighbourhood- Sweater Weather
Of Monsters and Men- Little Talks, Mountain Sound
One republic-Secrets, Kids
I would walk 500 Miles ( for the heck of it)
Haywyre-Sculpted (smooth, probably too slow tho)
robin Schulz- Prayer in C
Some Shawn Mendes
Twenty-one pilots- heathens
Seven Nation army
Zedd- Beautiful Now (the Scout remix is dope, btw)
Dj snake- Let me love you
Major Lazer- cold water
Charlie Puth- we don't talk anymore
Kungs and cookin...-This girl
drake- One dance, Too good
5 seconds of summer- girls talk boys
DNCE- Cake by ocean
Fun- Some nights
Grouplove-tongue tied
Thus ends my second contribution. From reading the DJ guide, this looks pretty difficult to put together. I can probs help, Saty, if u need it.

Lucas V

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 12:14:04 AM »
I think that some songs may have been interpreted too harshly and were thus banned. I'll keep my suggestions (I took out maybe one or two) but I've pointed out which ones are banned (on the do not play list). This way you guys can choose what to do later.

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) [Clean] (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ke6p37myqNA
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9XYrRpHjo
The Killers - When We Were Young
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-ip02FknUo
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=onXBeQ7aLyk
OneRepublic - Good Life
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q7QQLsC7QEw
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yim4--J44gk
Fun. - We Are Young (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=472TjoLb_SU
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mjdIJ5ZSpSk
Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qVmnkZdbH2U
Fall Out Boy - This Ain't a Scene It's An Arms Race [Clean]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOIOITzBaF8
Fall Out Boy - Alone Together
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MuNTFGnVm4k
Pitbull ft. Chris Brown - International Love [Clean] (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eGP2Z8vCZwM
Ariana Grande ft. Zedd - Break Free
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D8fSJOuJeGw
Bastille - Pompeii
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qwJtbosKDB4
DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M-ofBlL6B6I
David Guetta ft. Flo Rida, Nicky Minaj - Where Them Girls At [Clean] (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dP5KNySc2oc
Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_8hL2JiNEos
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ziN7Y1M1v8s
Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ltRgb4SJ1uk
Ricky Martin - The Cup Of Life
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oP2D-km89pA
M83 - Midnight City
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WZL_i8x48Hw
Neon Trees - Animal (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=chJgaksG4sg
Neon Trees - Everybody Talks (BANNED)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H_pRyMShJ0k
Green Day - Holiday [Clean]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5mERAn2T0
Kelly Clarkson - Heartbeat Song [Clean]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=30-vX7zUxZ0
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 02:43:41 PM by Lucas V »

Louis L

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 10:54:42 AM »
PLEASE READ
  • Edit you post to give youtube link so the rest of us can listen to the music. Song titles by themselves are not enough. Please do not re-post the same list with links, just edit the existing post.
  • Please cross check your song name with the do-not-play list.
  • And use common sense. It's not just the lyrics, it's also the theme and/or message of the song (if it has any) that matters. Just because there's a sanitized radio version of a song doesn't make it more appropriate. Often times, having a sanitized version says something about the song in general.
  • Regarding Saty's earlier comment - Do NOT use any song that is on the do-not-play list, even if it is also on the approved play list. I don't care what we believe is acceptable or not. If FIRST messes up and puts the same song on both lists, we play it safe and exclude it.

Saty E

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 01:20:10 PM »
PLEASE READ
  • Regarding Saty's earlier comment - Do NOT use any song that is on the do-not-play list, even if it is also on the approved play list. I don't care what we believe is acceptable or not. If FIRST messes up and puts the same song on both lists, we play it safe and exclude it.


I have to say that if we want a decent playlist that won't have people complaining, we will have to break the "Do not play" list at one point or another. Even at official district and regional events, these guidelines are broken. Keep in mind that even though we want to cater to a wide variety of audiences, our target audience is high school students and young adults, so there are some songs that are on the "Do not play" list that will be acceptable for the event.

Vanshika C

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 01:48:17 PM »
Another possible addition to the list:

Mr. Brightside by The Killers -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8bUL0EKuHw -- could be a lunch song? idk

Oh, and an oldie:

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c35s3LbhRE -- don't know when it could be used :P

« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 01:58:21 PM by Vanshika C »

Louis L

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2016, 02:24:20 PM »
PLEASE READ
  • Regarding Saty's earlier comment - Do NOT use any song that is on the do-not-play list, even if it is also on the approved play list. I don't care what we believe is acceptable or not. If FIRST messes up and puts the same song on both lists, we play it safe and exclude it.


I have to say that if we want a decent playlist that won't have people complaining, we will have to break the "Do not play" list at one point or another. Even at official district and regional events, these guidelines are broken. Keep in mind that even though we want to cater to a wide variety of audiences, our target audience is high school students and young adults, so there are some songs that are on the "Do not play" list that will be acceptable for the event.

Define "decent playlist". Define "acceptable for the event". By who? There are plenty of songs out there to pick from. If we can't put together a list that meets the guidelines and still keep people from leaving the venue in disgust, we have no business putting on a show. 'Nough said.

Adehl B

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 08:28:19 PM »
« Last Edit: October 02, 2016, 08:30:14 PM by Adehl B »

Megan K

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Re: Music Playlist
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 06:42:21 PM »
I know we really want to cater to everyone... but we can do that while not playing songs on the DO NOT PLAY list. It's called that for a reason!!!! We can't be setting a bad example at our inaugural competition.