Pump it up: The best playlists for your ride to and from prom!

You get to choose your dress, your date, your ride, you might have even had some say in the theme. But you never really get a say in what is played at prom. Usually it's awesome, and these days you never really get a live band like the rockin' 90s. Yet, it's still nice to have a little control over what you get to dance to or chill to before or after prom. It's important to rock up to prom with the right attitude.

So, I've taken the liberty to compile two playlists for you young couples to help make your ride to and from prom the experience it needs to be. Take it, digest it, rip it apart, but at least give some of these songs a listen!

When you go to prom, you know you'll hear all the newest hits, some throwbacks, and some classic unity songs (Shout!) Take this opportunity to explore some new tunes and see how you can set the mood for you and your friends.

Warm up-Pump up: Songs to and from prom that will get you dancing and excited

  1. Naughty Boy - Runnin' (Lose It All) ft. Beyonce
  2. Missy Elliot - Work It
  3. Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
  4. Christina Aguilera - Can't Hold us Down
  5. Ciara - Ride
  6. Kelly Rowland - Motivation (Jacques Greene Remix)
  7. Missy Elliot - WTF (where they from)
  8. Justin Bieber - Sorry
  9. Bond Du Role - Wegue Wegue
  10. Calle 13 - Suave
  11. Daddy Yankee - El Ritmo No Perdon
  12. Calle 13 - Atravete te te
  13. Benjai - Phenomenal
  14. Salt n Pepa - None Of Your Business
  15. Beyonce - 7/11
  16. Bonde Do Role - Marina Gasolina

....and as you rock up to prom, get everyone together and loving each other with this underrated gem. It will calm you a bit to make you stride in with poised command, but get you wanting to dance, connect, and just have fun.

  1. Brenmar - Temperature Rising

Cool Down-Chill out and Vibe out

These songs are for just chilling in your ride with your friends or sitting around at an after party. It keeps the good vibes going even when you're too tired to dance.

  1. Manu Chao - Me Llaman Calle
  2. Stevie Wonder - For Once in My Life
  3. Bomba Estereo - Somos Dos
  4. Plaid ft. Byork - Lilith (Dengue, Dengue, Dengue Remix)
  5. Jaimie XX - Sleep Sound
  6. The XX - Crystalized ( Edu Imbernon Remix)
  7. Stolen Dance - Milk Chance
  8. Alt J - Taro
  9. Pharell - Beautiful
  10. Motown Philly - Boys 2 Men
  11. Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y

...and start off the summer right with

  1. Justin Timberlake - Summer Love (this was my favorite prom song)