I'm putting together a video karaoke selection of the Top 20 most popular karaoke songs (based on downloads off our server). See the short list below but also our full recommends.
But, I'd like to know what your list of the top 10 would be?
We have 1,000s of songs, many with lyric sheets. Alsoa great ebook full of lyric sheets! Also got to recommend anything by the Beatles- works whatever the generation!
So let me know! Also worth a look is the 50 Ways To Use Music And Song In The Classroom - our most popular blog post of all time!
Here's my quick list (Disclaimer ***** no way does this indicate I "personally" like the songs)
2. Don't Worry - Be Happy
3. We are the Champions
4. We are family
5.Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence
6. Hello - Goodbye
7. It's Friday, I'm in Love.
8. If I had a million dollars
10. Sugar , Sugar
Please! What's the average age of these songs? Forty years old?
When you were a teenager, did you listen to music which was forty years out of date?
Why not use something which the students can relate to rather than which the teacher can relate to?
How about something from within the last two or three years?
Let's make music student-centered rather than teacher-centered :)
The words "All Time" are key and the focus.
Of course teachers should us songs students love and relate to, I don't think we even need mention that. That said, student interest isn't everything and a teacher needs to negotiate and find balance - a song should also have a language focus and have many of the characteristics that make a song a valuable teaching material.
Can you share your own list with resources for those songs?
We have many songs on the site from the last years with resources to help teachers. Too many to mention. Probably best to look at the videos under "lyrics" or the Second language singers resources - another great way to tap into student motivation.