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Top 10 Clean Party Songs for Kids

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Great party music is not always great for kids. However, kids love to dance to pop music, too. This is your guide to 10 current hits that are safe for children.

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1. Ariana Grande - "Break Free" featuring Zedd

Ariana Grande - My Everything
Courtesy Republic

Ariana Grande dives directly into current electronic dance music with red hot producer and DJ Zedd at her side.  The follow up to her massive hit "Problem" is an instant add to any summer party soundtrack. Lyrically, it's a tale of independence after a relationship gone bad.

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2. Becky G - "Shower"

Becky G - Shower
Courtesy RCA

17-year-old Rebbeca Marie Gomez, aka Becky G, is falling hard for her latest crush, and she will have the whole room singing along. Becky G is already a veteran of girl groups, commercial acting, and writing hit songs having co-written Cher Lloyd's hit "Oath."  Add this rising star to your playlist.

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3. AJR - "I'm Ready"

AJR - I'm Ready
Courtesy AJR

These three guys are irresistible to kids and adults alike. The three Met brothers, Adam, Jack, and Ryan, first began performing together in 2005 busking in New York's Central Park and Washington Square Park. "I'm Ready" is their first chart hit, and yes, that is the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants you hear sampled. 

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4. Kiesza - "Hideaway"

Kiesza - Hideaway EP
Courtesy Island

Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza is a breakout pop star around the world on the strength of this throwback to 90s dance pop. The music video is infectious and will have everyone wanting to learn Kiesza's dance moves.

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5. Demi Lovato - "Really Don't Care" featuring Cher Lloyd

Demi Lovato - Really Don't Care
Courtesy Hollywood

Demi Lovato's latest is a perfect kids' party track. The song tells the story of a romantic breakup but lands squarely in the direction of self empowerment. British singer-rapper Cher Lloyd adds her own distinctive beak to the song.

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6. MKTO - "Classic"

MKTO - MKTO
Courtesy Columbia

A small warning accompanies this song.  Some parents may be slightly disturbed by the chorus including, "Let's get it on like Marvin Gaye." However, the whole record is sunny, upbeat pop without anything approaching explicit insinuation.  MKTO are Nickelodeon TV veterans.

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7. American Authors - "Best Day Of My Life"

Courtesy Mercury

American Authors' breakthrough hit is simultaneously a tribute to great friends and simple upbeat spirits.  In terms of sound, think a poppier side to Imagine Dragons.  Everyone is likely to be singing along to this effervescent hit from the beginning.  "Best Day Of My Life" has been a radio hit from adult contemporary to alternative.

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8. Echosmith - "Cool Kids"

Echosmith - Cool Kids
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Echosmith's mid-tempo alternative pop breakthrough will cut right to the chase of feelings of many teens. It also might even provide a topic of conversation in the desire to be, "like the cool kids."  The song has also made an impact with adult radio audiences as well.

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9. Austin Mahone - "Mmm Yeah" featuring Pitbull

Austin Mahone - "Mmm Yeah" featuring Pitbull
Courtesy Cash Money

Teen star Austin Mahone is just getting better and better.  This time he connects with superstar Pitbull on an irresistible party track.  "Mmm Yeah" is guaranteed to get the party moving and will likely make everyone smile. Don't miss the cleverly kinetic music video accompanying the song.

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10. Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

Pharrell Williams - Happy
Courtesy Back Lot

This massive #1 pop hit is inescapable, and the up side to that is everyone will know it.  The irresistible groove is eminently danceable. Everyone will be clapping along.  "Happy" has become Pharrell Williams' first #1 pop solo hit, and he is the hottest pop artist around.

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