I remember my prom, the big expensive dress I made my parents buy but only wore once, the stretch limo and our dates struggling to fit our dresses inside. That memory still makes me laugh.
But after the clock hit midnight, the dress, the shoes and the corsage were stored in the back of my closest. Other than pictures, the only reminder I have now is when the songs I heard at prom come back on the radio.
Okay… so cheesy introduction… I know. But it needs to be said, it’s prom right?
If you’re wondering what should be on your prom playlist this year, here are some suggestions. Of course we have the classics, like Vitamin C, mixed with some newer hits like Calvin Harris.
Vitamin C — Graduation
As sappy as this song is, no prom would be complete without it playing at the end of the night. The memory of this song playing at prom will stay with you for life. So do me a favor. When this song plays at your prom, grab your bestie and relive your high school memories together.
Jay Z and Kanye – Young Forever
I originally considering including Alphaville’s “Forever Young” but then thought, hey why not give it a new spin with “Young Forever?” Even if you didn’t love high school, prom is one of those landmarks that indicate you’re growing up.
Green Day — Good Riddance (Time of your life)
The last few months of high school are all about creating memories. Even if some of your best memories are tarnished by the bad ones, in the end, you look back at it as one of the best times of your life.
Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna — Fly
This song is all about survival as Rihanna sings in the chorus: ”I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise, to fly!” So you can be proud, you did it! You’re done.
Calvin Harris — Feel So Close by
This song is all about living in the moment and enjoying life. Prom is one of those strange occasions where you connect with your old friends but also think about the people that you weren’t really close to. Even if you aren’t close to everyone at your school, most people will have that same nervous energy that the end of the school year inspires.
For your limo ride over: Shawn Hook — Every Red Light
This is a perfect song to blast in your limo on the way to prom. Not only is it about driving (coincidence?) but it has a sick beat that can instantly pick up your mood! So if there’s any prom drama — because trust me there always is — this song can easily ease the tension!
Happy proming everyone!