Given one of the biggest responsibilities for your high school prom night? Music plays an important role during the prom. It can either make or break the vibe of the party. Of course, someone has to be responsible for the playlist. It’s not as simple as turning on the radio and piping in the local music station all throughout the evening, most high school students only get to have one special prom night, and it has to be awesome. After all they have put a lot of effort in wearing their cheap prom dresses available at Bridesire to make their prom experience unforgettable. If you’re the person dubbed as the one in charge for creating the play list, you might want to consider these pointers to pull off a rockin’ school prom.
1. Stick to what’s trending today. Choosing music from the 50′s or 70′s (no matter how classic they may be) would do well in cocktail parties or other events but remember that what you’re planning is a prom night and it has to be consistent with what’s in to date. Although some proms would have a retro theme, be careful in choosing your songs because going for the oldies too much has greater chances of getting negative feedback. Try to use fresh songs so your party goers could relate to them more.
2. Go pop if you must but always remember to keep it tasteful. Although it is very tempting to go wild for the Britney Spears soft-core albums and Cristina Aguilera’s uncensored materials, note that there will also be young people who are going to attend the party. There should be a line drawn especially in mulling over the audacity of pop music nowadays.
3. Remember to keep the vibe positive. In going for tasteful music, it is okay to explore the possibilities. But try to avoid going for music that has literal or suggestive notions that can demean other people (gender related, racism, etc.) Always make sure that your playlist resonates positivity and good vibes, inspiring a fresh new set of prom-goers to put a stop to hating and start influencing peace and goodness to other people (no matter how cheesy that sounds)
4. Let your playlist make people dance. One of the primary reasons the people attended is because they want to have a rockin’ time at the dance floor! Dragging songs are an ix-nay at a prom night. Even modern music like that of The Script or other famous bands/artists should be at least a little upbeat to make the music dance-able or at least have them remixed by a disc jockey to give it a more cheerful tune. Keep your prom goers to their happy feet all throughout!