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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. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. Little Mix - "Move"

Little Mix - Salute
Courtesy Columbia

Girl group Little Mix were the first group to win on X Factor UK.  They are likely to appeal to parents as well as kids with their classic soul inspired vocals.  "Move" is irresistibly energetic and catchy. It's all about feverish attraction that is pure clean fun.  The song has found its way on to mainstream top 40 radio stations.

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10. The Vamps - "Wild Heart"

The Vamps - Wild Heart
Courtesy Island

The Vamps are hot, new British pop hearththrobs.  "Wild Heart" uses a folk-rock vibe welded to uptempo pop.  This song has been the group's second consecutive top 3 pop hit at home in the UK.  They are just beginning to break through with young pop fans in the US.

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