For anyone who has a playlist in their Spotify library titled “Songs That Wake Up My Inner Stripper” (I can’t be the only one), the art of stripping is an art that like all the others, is layered and multifaceted. It takes skill, grace, focus, discipline, and the ability to move in sync with the music. As strippers and exotic dancers slowly begin to move away from OnlyFans and return to performing at clubs and concerts, part of the experience is dancing to the right music.
Of course, you might be wondering “Who’s really there for the music?” But DJs and strippers will receive specific requests from clients whose towers have musical preferences.
Buck’s Wild has a list with their four best songs for dancers on their Dallas website, including “I’m A Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears, “Pony” by Ginuwine, “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea and Rita. Ora and “Chaud à Herre” by Nelly.
Speaking of Nelly, let’s not forget about the time the country / hip-hop crossover star was spotted. throwing dollar bills at a dallas strip club in 2015, like Future’s “Fuck Up Some Commas” played in the background.
“Hot In Herre” also landed on all 8 songs from Baby Dolls’ Top 8 Gentlemen’s Club, as well as “Black Widow”, plus “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias, “Champagne” by Cavo and “Something in Your Mouth” by Nickelback. This list hasn’t been updated since 2017, and with the reopening of strip clubs as vaccines become widely available and music becomes more sexually positive (and thank goodness, honestly, because we can’t can’t imagine why anyone would want to hear a Nickelback song at a strip club), we figured it was time for an update.
DJ Quick Mixx Rick, best known for his work on 97.9 The Beat, performs frequently at the XTC Cabaret. In recent years, he says he’s noticed that clubbers and strippers alike are turning to trap music, with songs by Lil Durk, Lil Baby, Pooh Shiesty and Gucci Mane among their favorites.
“Before I even got into strip clubs I knew that, but the music really blows up the streets,” says Rick, “especially in strip clubs. These girls know their music more than they do. DJs don’t know music. I’ve had girls that said “I need this new song”, and I’m like “I don’t have it”, then I’ll put it on YouTube, and she’ll have it. been downloaded about two or three hours ago. ”
Another song in the strip club rotation is Bia and Nicki Minaj’s “Whole Lotta Money” collaboration, which Rick says can be overplayed, but he doesn’t mind.
“I’m going to get a girl to say ‘Make me live up to this song,'” said Rick, “and people spend thousands of dollars just for that one time that song plays to make it rain on the girls, because that’s what they’re talking about [in the song]. ”
But not all clubs are equally receptive to requests from dancers. Rain, who requested that we change her name, said she would generally prefer “a hip-hop song” but worked in some places that didn’t allow the genre, so she would go to “For It Up. “from Rhianna.
Local dancers say they will receive specific requests for songs to play while they undress. Skye, who has agreed to speak to us anonymously, is a self-proclaimed “freelance stripper” who performs at various clubs, stag parties and parties for “rich old white men,” noting that requests for songs will vary. depending on the event.
“I’m often asked to dance to ‘Throw That Ass in a Circle’,” Skye says. The song is actually called “Circle” by Lil Ronny, who called his strip club anthem a “Dallas classic” last year when a group of women were kicked out of True Kitchen + Cocktails for having twerk on tables.
“I don’t usually lap dance like Lil Nas X does.… It costs more. –Dylan, an exotic dancer from Dallas
“When the Cowboys win the clubs will be packed and the men usually ask the DJ if he can play ‘We Dem Boyz’ [by Wiz Khalifa]Skye adds. “At bachelor parties they usually ask for ‘Bandz a Make Her Dance’ [by Juicy J] or ‘Back That Azz Up’ [by Juvenile]. When I do private parties, the older gentlemen usually like me to dance to more jazz sounds. Personally, I like to dance to Lil Kim or Megan Thee Stallion, because I find them stimulating.
Dylan, whose name has also been changed, danced and undressed at various gay bars in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as at strip bars for straight women and at bachelorette parties. .
“This face and this body works on both men and women,” says Dylan.
In gay circles, he says audiences will ask him to dance to “a lot of Madonna and Janet Jackson”, also adding that he will hear “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X several times during the show. night. .
“I don’t usually lap dance like Lil Nas X does,” he says. “It costs more.”
For bachelorette parties, Millennial and Gen Z brides-to-be love to hear “Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard and, more recently, “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake, Future and Young Thug. Older brides like “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode, says Dylan.
But in his own words, Dylan has his own dance routines on Ciara’s “Ride” and Nine Inch Nails “Closer”, both of which are more downtempo and create “the right vibe” for him to do his best.
Dallas is home to more than 20 strip clubs, including Baby Dolls, Bucks Wild, Pandora and Silver City Cabaret for straight men, and La Bare, for straight women. Gay bars such as Tin Room, TMC and Marty’s Live include stripper poles for male go-go dancers, or as they are known in the gay community, “dick dancers,” according to Dylan. But you won’t see anything that the swimsuit doesn’t cover.
Although several strippers say they are happy to be back in clubs and bars, Skye and Dylan say they miss the creative control they had with OnlyFans as they could make their own playlists and make money. money to customers from various parts of the world.
“Honestly, OnlyFans is crap,” Skye says. “It’s my reading list, my routines, my rules. But luckily my regular customers [at the clubs] always treated me well. And I can still feel the rhythm of the music and create my own movements from the vibrations alone. ”