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What type of music is ok to play for a 10 yrs olds birthday party?

Asked by shego (10921 points ) October 25th, 2009

So I am helping a friend plan a party for her 10 year old sister, and I really need some help figuring out what is appropriate. I know what type of music she likes. I just can’t find all of it in a friendly child edit. Can you give me some ideas of some music that is already child friendly?

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PandoraBoxx's avatar

Does the party have a musical theme or is it a sleep-over? We did arts and crafts parties at that age, and probably had classical music playing in the background.

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Animal Collective

shego's avatar

@PandoraBoxx she wants a dance party, there is no way I am keeping 20–30 little kids at my house overnight.

JLeslie's avatar

Awww. I love that she wants a dance party. I would go to the top 20 charts so they have familiar songs. How long will they really be dancing being that young? An hour or so? During the food and cake you can have background music or no music.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and the lot of ‘em are quite popular…Some Lady Gaga & Katy Perry could/should be thrown in too (but the edited versions only).

PandoraBoxx's avatar

LOL! 20 – 30 kids at a dance party is admirable.

There are some Greatest Hits compilations that you can get at Target that are pretty safe, and relatively inexpensive.
Disney Channel Playlist
Radio Disney Move It
Kidz Bop compilations—I think they’re up to 15 or 16 of these by now
Disney Princess Song Collection

Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and High School Musical.

shego's avatar

@PandoraBoxx I will go out and see if I can find some of these CD’s. I guess I can surprise her with them and count them as a gift for her too.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

My manager’s children are 11 – 8, and they listen to Radio Disney all the time. Jonas Brothers are really big; they just came out of a High School musical phase.

shego's avatar

I’m talking to her right now, and she says that she is kinda into that stuff. But She like the Black eyed Peas. Is that appropriate for her in the edited form?

Samurai's avatar

@shego The age level for that kind of music keeps dropping.

JLeslie's avatar

I was going to suggest Black Eyed Peas, but then I saw you seemed happy with the disney suggestions. I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas seems safe to me. My neice would have wanted popular music, hence my first answer. I would think some of Miley Cyrus’ older music is safe too. I would look for individual songs rather than an entire CD. You can download them and make your own CD or put them on an IPOD. An hour of music is only 12–14 songs more or less and I think it is fine to play the same song twice if you have to, they are young, they like to hear the same thing over and over again.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

There’s an interesting line at that age where what they are “into” is what they hear older kids talking about. They may not actually listen to the music that they say they do. 10 year old = 4th grader

judochop's avatar

Chromeo, J Dilla and or Black Eyes Peas.

Jrnevin's avatar

Hannah montanah

MrGV's avatar

lil jon, eminem, lil wayne, tupac, 50cent, and so on

PretentiousArtist's avatar

HA!
Great answer, RD
Also I would like to add Anal Cunt

SpatzieLover's avatar

I love BEP’s..edited should be fine.
I like @JLeslie‘s suggestion. I rarely buy CD’s, just Mp3’s. A selection of popular dance beat songs should suit your party guests well.

dpworkin's avatar

Beatles, Beatles, Beatles. That’s what my twins loved when they were 10. Still do.

I guess Anal Cunt is OK, but let’s not forget The Butthole Surfers

judochop's avatar

@PreteniousArtist
lurve for Anal Cunt.
Might I also add Masada or Naked Lunch.

shego's avatar

I’m not adding Hannah Montana, to my ipod. That is a major no no. I don’t like her, or her music.I’m not a big fan of any of the disney artists, and they are not worth me putting them on my ipod. That is why I said CD.

Hellfrost's avatar

Slayer! lol

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