A medley of hip pop
and chart-topping R&B played at middle school
dances and Bar Mitzvahs. For fast dances, you would hear the likes of Flo Rida
and T Pain
. For slow dances, expect "Umbrella" and "No One". And then for dance or karaoke competitions, you have "Crank Dat" by Soulja Boy
or "Cyclone" to stand in loose groups and lip sync to. So called the Mazel Tov Mix because while music all the same, it is largely fake and electronic sounding, with shallow lyrics and allusions to more authentic hip hop/R&B, but still what kids on the "cutting edge" listen to.
ENSEMBLE OF 7TH GRADE GIRLS: "With you, with you, with you, with you, with you---"
GIRL: "I'm tearing up"
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"It's 'Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, why'd you have to go, away from home, me love' not 'oh, oh, oh, oh, don't go, away from home, me love'!"
"Yeah Cadence, get with it!"
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ENSEMBLE OF 7TH GRADE BOYS: "Anywhere you need it's guaranteed to go down" (Glock rocking gesture)
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"Do you think 'Get Low' is too explicit for my Mazel Tov Mix?"
"The parents would go for Sarah Bereilles
' 'Love Song' but what can you do?"