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Songs my Middle School students beg for

This post is from 2012. I've done updates in future (2013) posts. Click below to go to them.
Radioactive and Cups
Safe and Sound, Royals, Same Love, Gone Gone Gone
Wrecking Ball, Mirrors, Take Back the Night, Wake me up, Roar

Middle School students can't get enough of sappy love songs.  I love that about them.  I told my Middle School students that I wanted them to sing one song really well.  They didn't have to sing it in public, but I wanted it to be a song that they would really own.  They picked this one.  It should be in print by the time this post comes out.  I think it's great to sing for Mother's Day (alter the part about kissing her lips all day and the sexy laugh).

This is another one that they just begged to sing.

This one is about a woman who doesn't love him, but he loves her.  I like songs that help young people sort out feeling from reality.  Romance and sexual attraction is an emotional mine field.  Read the lyrics to this song.  It is a great lesson for young men and women.

Glee has transformed secondary vocal music education.  No matter what, students want to sing Glee songs.

Glee - Don't Stop Believe by Bugabookas

The above video is of a song that was filked by two of my Middle School boys.  They used this song to illustrate the characters in Pearl Buck's, "The Good Earth" in a previous post.


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