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Top 10 Prom Songs 2009


Prom is remembered by many as one of the most significant events of high school. The music played at prom may stick with you for a lifetime. This is a list of 10 of the hottest songs for making those memories in 2009.

1. Lady GaGa featuring Colby O'Donis - "Just Dance"

Lady GaGa featuring Colby O'Donis - Just Dance
Courtesy Interscope

Lady GaGa is the hottest new star of 2009, and her first hit single captures perfectly a spirit of fun for prom. It is a must for the night's playlist.

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2. Taylor Swift - "Love Story"

Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
Courtesy Big Machine

Taylor Swift is a phenomenally talented young songwriter as well as singer. This smash pop and country hit is a compact love story in song. She is the hottest pop and country star of the moment so her music is bound to please the crowd.

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3. The Veronicas - "Untouched"

The Veronicas - "Untouched"
Courtesy Sire Records

If the energy level is flagging, these sisters from Australia, full of attitude, will be certain to turn it back up. "Untouched" is their breakthrough US hit. Many at the prom will remember the video featuring the Veronicas performing at a dance.

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4. Boys Like Girls - "Thunder"

Boys Like Girls
© Red Ink Records

Current wistful, longing slow dance love songs don't get much better than this one from teen favorites Boys Like Girls.

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5. Sarah McLachlan - "I Will Remember You"

Sarah McLachlan
Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images

This is a classic Sarah McLachlan hit from the '90s. It works perfectly as a closing last dance at prom. McLachlan's voice is haunting here as she asks, "Will you remember me?"

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6. Plain White T's - "1,2,3,4"

Plain White T's
© Hollywood Records

The Plain White T's positively ooze sweet charm here. On a night like prom night it may be just the sentiment that is called for.

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7. Akon featuring Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall - "Beautiful"

Akon - Freedom
Courtesy Universal

This is a classic tribute song to the beauty of the one you're with. The song makes a great mid-tempo dance.

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8. Oasis - "Wonderwall"


Another classic from the '90s to inject into the evening. Oasis are at their peak here. This is a great slow dance for rock fans.

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9. We the Kings - "Check Yes Juliet"

We the Kings
Photo by Shane McCauley, courtesy S-Curve Records

We the Kings turn up the energy and tell how to make the fairy tale come true.

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10. Ne-Yo - "Closer"

Ne-Yo - Closer
Courtesy Def Jam

On a night when the guys are as well-dressed as Ne-Yo, he's a must for the playlist.

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