Music for FLL

Well there is a high likelyhood that I will be DJing for the FLL tournament my team holds every year, so before school starts and i become too busy what sorts of music would most people like to hear at competitions?

Any examples will do: Bands, Styles, Songs etc.

Well, some good high-energy techno will do you a lot of good. (There’s plenty of Creative Commons goodness out there.) Ditto for rock or hip-hop or rap. (I recall Fort Minor releasing a few tracks under CC, and there may well be others.)

Honestly, just about anything will work as long as the energy is there; just make sure the music is squeaky-clean. :wink:

Try this whitepaper

AC/DC Thunder Struck is a must, along with all the “active songs” like YMCA etc.

If your FLL tournaments are attended/hosted by FRC teams, be sure to play the “classics” - like the aforementioned YMCA, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cha-Cha Slide, etc. That way your FRC members can teach the FLL members who don’t already know the songs and dances. We’ve had a lot of fun adding the FRC-spirit to the FLL events this way.

Thanks everyone for their input, i have a bunch of techno already just been listening to all of it to weed out the stuff that may have parents trying to lynch me:rolleyes:

I didnt even think to check whitepapers for this so thanks a bunch for that.

I’ve been going and getting tons of Dance classics just because you have to play em

I’m also gonna trip some people up by playing the original “who let the frog out” :D:D

Just an added note: the whitepaper is for FRC competitions, so you’d be advised to cut out some of the songs not suited for the younger audience.

yes i know, im making sure its all age appropriate

Billy Idol’s “You Spin Me Right Round” is always a good, upbeat song. :wink:

Well I just added a bunch of songs to my lists that White paper helped alot.

Now to get them all set up and ready to go

Keep your favorites coming, i probably wont stop checking this untill the day before FLL(sometime in october/november i think)

I have attached one of the original “rough drafts” of our music list for our FLL event. Many of these songs were removed and a couple new ones were added.

Hopefully this helps.](

Every little bit helps, That gave me about 10 more songs i wanted to add.


Another question what do people think of playing a song then later playing the remix? good/bad/indifferent?

its not a good idea. I used to do some djing, and some people wont care, but some will. You dont want people thinking they already heard a song. Just play a differant song.

As a mentor who’s getting on in years, I wanted to mention that techno makes me want to die. In small bursts separated by many minutes or hours, it’s tolerable, but please squelch any urge you may have to play that new 47 minute remix of Sandstorm you’ve been carefully crafting in your basement.

I’ll edit this in a bit with a genuine list of good, fun music that’s ecclectic, danceable and upbeat.

Okay, so for reference, music that should be played together is listed in italics. Those with an asterisk should only be played if you’re a bona fide DJ with digital turntables because there are long intros or other parts that need to vanish to keep the energy up.

The Kleptones - Closer to the Boxer
Rihanna - SOS
Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)*
Aqua - Cartoon Heroes (Speedy Mix)
Blondie - Rapture
AC/DC - Back in Black
The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Sing! Sing! Sing!
Thicke - When I Get You Alone
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Run DMC - Walk This Way

Billy Idol - White Wedding
New Order - Blue Monday
Kylie Minogue - I Believe In You
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
Paul Oakenfold - Starry Eyed Surprise
Rascal Flatts - Life Is A Highway
Blondie - One Way or Another
The B-52s - Roam (12" Remix)
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Ace of Base - Cruel Summer
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Baroque Hoedown - They Might Be Giants
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Black Eyed Peas - Let’s Get It Started
Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less and Less
The Beach Boys - Fun, Fun, Fun
The Beach Boys - Be True To Your School
Hezekiah Walker - Let’s Dance (Remix)
The Dixie Chicks - Sin Wagon
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
Deniece Williams - Let’s Hear It For the Boy
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Smash Mouth - Walkin’ on the Sun
Billy Joel - Sometimes A Fantasy*
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Grease - Summer Nights
You’re the One That I Want in The Next Episode (No idea where this came from, but it’s fantastic)

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don’t Understand
Sugarhill Gang - Apache
Missy Elliott - We Run This (Stick It Edit)

R.E.M. - Stand
Harry Belafonte - Jump in the Line
Doctor and the Medics - Spirit in the Sky
Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Scream*
Michael Jackson - Bad
Big & Rich - Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
OutKast - Idlewild Blues
Aly & A.J. - Walking on Sunshine
Coolio - Fantastic Voyage
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage

Josie and the Pussycats - Three Small Words
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
Hoku - Perfect Day
Club Nouveau - Lean on Me
Lemon Jelly - Nice Weather For Ducks*
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?*
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)*
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything is Alright)
M - Pop Muzik
Brain Bug - Nightmare
Animotion - Obsession
Shakira f. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don’t Lie
M.C. Hammer - U Can’t Touch This
Rick Springfield - Superfreak

Banya - Beethoven Virus
Cooler Kids - Punk Debutante (All Around the World)
Cameo - Word Up
Mariah Carey - Heartbreaker
Mariah Carey - Fantasy (Remix)
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

Madonna - Ray of Light
No Doubt - New
The Go-Go’s - Head over Heels
The Coasters - Yakety Yak
No Doubt - Hella Good
Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Latyrx - Lady Don’t Tek No
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Jackson 5 - ABC
B Real, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J & Method Man - Hit ‘em High
OutKast - Hey Ya!
Spice Girls - Say You’ll Be There*
Fatboy Slim - That Old Pair of Jeans
The B-52s - Rock Lobster
The B-52s - Private Idaho
Ace of Base - Beautiful Life
Wyclef Jean - We Just Tryin’ to Stay Alive
The Cars - Let’s Go
Teriyaki Boyz - Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)
DJ Shadow f. Mos Def - Six Day The Remix
Madonna - La Isla Bonita
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message
Rehab - So Dizzy
Orbital - The Saint Theme
Todd Rundgren - Bang The Drum All Day
Beastie Boys - Triple Trouble
Chic - Good Times
Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
Tom Tom Club - Under the Boardwalk
Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks
Tag Team - Whoomp! There It Is
Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
White Town - Your Woman
Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Thanks for the list, sadly I havent gotten into this enough to have purchased digital turntables but i use a program on my computer to do the same thing so long intros can suddenly disappear.

I use software called Virtual DJ which does a reasonable job of approximating turntables and allowing beatmatching, but it’s tough to do a good job with a wholly digital solution unless you’ve got two soundcards in your computer. Whenever I’ve had an opportunity to DJ, I’ve been able to use my software coupled with a real mixer and record decks, so I’ve been able to queue music on the computer while a real record plays. :slight_smile:

I have dual sound cards and my setup allows me to set the music to mono and use the right for out and left for headset queing its really neat i’ve been playing around with it for a while. ahh records, i think i have some of those things somewhere(too bad i dont have a needle for my old turntable)