If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably constantly on the hunt for good songs for your cheerleaders to perform to. And you need such a wide variety of them too.
And searching can take hours … or days if you don’t know where to look.
So I’m going to give you my four top suggestions for finding the right song for your needs.
1. Ask your team.
Your team is constantly listening to new songs, so they will know exactly what music is of the moment. You won’t be able to use all of them, but you’ll get some good direction to start.
2. iTunes or Amazon charts
This is the first place I go to look for music. I’ll spend hours clicking to hear samples of songs and figuring out where they might fit in a cheerleading routine or cheerleading music mix. It’s fun for me, but it’s very time consuming.
3. Google or iTunes search
If you’re looking for a particular theme, then Google may be your best friend. You can type in keywords specific to your theme that can help you find songs you’ve never heard of or just plain forgot about. This works pretty well in iTunes too.
4. My List
As a choreographer, I spend hours looking through music and have a good idea of what to look for. I also need a variety of songs: completely clean, songs for different routine elements and sequences, and some themes. So I spend a ton of time curating a list of my favorites.
Because finding music isn’t your full-time job, anything to make it a little simpler is a plus. Which is why I created The List. It’s a comprehensive list of the songs I love right now broken down several ways:
- Clean songs
- Songs for tumbling
- Songs for dancing
- Songs for stunting
- Songs for jumping
- Youth Appropriate songs
- Throwback songs
- Themed songs
So it’s already separated into categories you might need which can save you HOURS and bypass all the difficult parts of the process.
If you’re interested in learning more about The List then check out my full information page here.