These 10 Songs Are Perfect For Your Prom Night

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Attention, graduation class of 2014: have you put together your ultimate prom playlist yet? It's a time to celebrate, not only getting older, but being free of high school FOREVER! Talk about party time! We wanted to help you grads out, seeing as you're probably pretty busy getting your last-minute prom details together (got that dress yet? What about the limo?), so we put together 10 tracks that we think are some essential tracks to score your perfect prom night. Whether you've scored a date with the coolest guy or gal in school, or you're planning on going with a big group of friends, we're explaining why these 10 songs are spot-on for prom this year, as well as the best lyric line from the tune so you can write it in your BFF's yearbook. Ready? Let's go.

10. Ed Sheeran - Sing



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: What's more fun to do than SING at the top of your lungs with your BFFs? Ed Sheeran's hot chart-climbing single should put a little air in your lungs at prom.

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "If you love me come on get involved / Feel it rushing through you from your head to toe, oh / Oh ooh / Sing, oh oh..."

9. 5 Seconds Of Summer - Don't Stop



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: Don't be shy -- prom is YOUR big night, and you're allowed to feel a lil' cocky because everybody's gonna be checkin' you out. So, don't stop doin' what you're doin'!

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "Don't stop 'cause you know that I like it / Every time you walk in the room you got all eyes on you..."

8. Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones - I Got U



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: Who knew that you could make such a sentimental song like Duke Dumont's "I Got U" as a major club thumper? The reflective track is not only sweet, it's bumpin', so it's perfect to sing to your pals (or even your high school sweetheart) on the dancefloor at prom this year.

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "Clap your hands y'all it's alright / As long as I got you..."

7. MKTO - Classic



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: As a "Classic" American tradition, why not take a note from MKTO's lyrics and have roses, a rented Cadillac, and put on your best Frank Sinatra-inspired suit to impress your date at prom?

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "One of a kind, living in a world gone plastic / Baby you're so classic..."

6. Lorde - Tennis Court



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: The quintessential "prom" experience isn't exactly for everybody: what if you're a bit of a loner -- kind of like Lorde! -- and just want to skip it to go pull an all-nighter with your fellow prom ditchers? Follow Lorde's lead and head down to the "Tennis Court" to talk about how ridiculous you think the whole thing is.

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "We're so happy, even when we're smilin' out of fear / Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah..."

5. Pitbull ft. G.R.L. - Wild Wild Love



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: You can bet that prom night is gonna be wild, so why not set Pitbull & G.R.L.'s "Wild Wild Love" as the background song as you & your friends make some mischievous memories throughout the night? Long live the bond only you guys share!

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "All this wild wild love of ours / It can't be tamed, no / For better or worse / A blessing or a curse / Long live this wild wild love of ours..."

4. Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd - Really Don't Care



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: Leave all your worries behind by putting your hands in the air and let loose to Demi's new smash "Really Don't Care". Did anybody break your heart in high school? Forget about it! You're graduated!

Best lyric line: "But even if the stars and moon collide / I never want you back into my life / You can take your words and all your lies / Oh oh oh! I really don't care..."

3. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith - Latch (T. Williams Club Remix)



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: Um, can we think of a better song to blast with your best friends at prom? We can just picture the dance moves to "Latch" on the floor: conga lines, anybody? Lock in that love!

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "Now I got you in my space / I won't let go of you / Got you shackled in my embrace / I'm latching onto you..."

2. Paramore - Ain't It Fun



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: Let's face it: graduating from high school is scary stuff. You're pretty much an adult, alone, in the real world, and Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" captures that feeling to a T. The gospel choir at the end should elicit some major singalong choruses at prom, at your friend's after-party, or even a beach bonfire. Don't go cryin' to your mama!

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "So what are you gonna do / When the world don't orbit around you?"

1. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What



Why it's PERFECT for Prom: We don't know why, we just have this feeling that DJ Snake & Lil Jon's combined effort on their party jam "Turn Down For What" will be the official anthem of prom 2014. It's all in the song's lyrics: what do they even MEAN, exactly? The bizarre sentiments that Lil Jon chants in this banger definitely have to do with having a wild night, despite them being nonsensical. #TURNDOWNFORPROM2014

Best lyric line to sign in your BFFs yearbook: "Fire up your loud, 'nother round of shots / Turn down for what???"

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Congrats to the grad class of 2014! What songs are on YOUR prom playlist?