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Competition time is drawing near, and homecomings are coming and going quickly. Is your cheer music mix ready?

It’s okay. I’ve sifted through the top hit of today to bring you my current favorites to add to your cheer music mix to wow your crowd and spice up your routine.

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

As much as I dislike the video, I am crazy about this song. I think if you speed it up just a little, you’ll find it a great addition to a pyramid or basket toss sequence (especially if you plan on some ball ups or ball outs).

Roar by Katy Perry

This is a fun, girl anthem. So it would work for most squad’s cheer music mixes this season. With the way it builds and holds its momentum, I could see this as a stunt or pyramid sequence.

Wake Me Up by Avicii

As soon as I heard this song, I loved it. While the actual portions with lyrics may not be the best to back your routine (although it could be done with some creativity), the instrumental parts would be great with a running tumbling sequence.

Applause by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga does what she does best in this song. So it shouldn’t surprise you that it made it into my list for cheer music. This would be great for a dance, but it could work for stunts as well.

Berzerk by Eminem

If your school has a loose music policy, then this song could work well for you. It’s got a strong sound that builds which makes it great for stunts or tumbling.

Dark Horse by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

This song has some good ripple sounds that lend it well to stunt sequences or jump sequences.

Work B* by Britney Spears

This is again another song for those with loose music policies. It should be noted that there are great parts of the song without curse words, so look for those parts because this song could be used for any part of your routine–jumps, tumbling, stunting, dancing, whatever you need it for.

Slow Down by Selena Gomez

While I do miss sweet, little Selena Gomez, I think this song is great for cheer music mixes because of the pace and music. It would be great for stunts or jumps.

Give It 2 U by Robin Thicke ft. Kendrick Lamar

If you want a more hip-hop type of sound, this song is great for dancing.

Royals by Lorde

Another song that I just adore is this one. I think with a little tempo help, it could work for basket toss or stunt sequences since it has some good pauses that could work with sound effects well.

Animals by Martin Garrix

I love the rise of the DJs because it means there is a constant flow of great music. This is another one. It could work for just about anything, and the music varies so there is plenty to choose from.

Pompeii by Bastille

This one may need some tempo help, but I just like the sound. I think it works well for tumbling or stunting.

Stay the Night by Zedd ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore

Another DJ song, this one would work well for tumbling or pyramids with the building sound.

True Love by Pink ft. Lily Allen

With a little nudge up in tempo, this song would be fabulous in your cheer music mix for stunts, especially if you’ve got a little bit of ripple action happening.

Elastic Heart by Sia ft. The Weeknd and Diplo

This one is another great one that builds, and it’s a bonus that it’s from the next movie in the Hunger Games ┬ámovie series. That means that your squad or crowd of teenagers will be on board. It would be great for jumping or tumbling.

Started from the Bottom by Drake

Drake brings us another anthem, but be sure to look for a clean version. If you like the hip hop sound, this one woks well for a fun dance or a pyramid that builds (from the bottom to the top :) ).

What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis

Okay, so this one is a novelty, but that’s why a crowd may love it. Save it for your school rather than the competition floor though, and do a fun dance to it that maybe incorporates some of the video moves to show your lighter side.

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