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17 Replies to “Education Songs”
Without a doubt. Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World”
Although this time of year I suspect both a lot of teachers and kids would vote for Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”
“The Headmaster Ritual” by the Smiths. The guitar playing alone is a “best practice”. The subject matter, less so.
Paul Simon, Kodachrome. If only for the first stanza.
I actually made a mix tape of math and science songs for my team in Chicago many years ago…
MC Hawking’s “What We Need More Of Is Science” at http://www.mchawking.com/mp3_files/WhatWeNeedMoreOfIsScience.mp3 is classic, as is Dave Bartholomew’s (of Fats Domino fame) “The Monkey” getting at creationism and evolution back in the early days. I’m certainly partial to the electricity of The Polecats “Make A Circuit With Me” and GbV’s “I Am A Scientist”.
And Dan Baird’s “I Love You Period” makes me want to be an English teacher, almost…
I’m partial to “Commencement Day” by Blue Scholars.
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Good choices, there are more here:
O Lordly, the sentimental side of me is coming out:
To Sir, With Love
Gotta love LuLu and Judy Geeson and Suzy Kendall.
Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. For many years, it was a theme for the UNCF.
While it’s not directly education related, “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” was a classic from the Cooley High soundtrack
“Smoking in the Boys Room” Brownsville Station 1973
“Not On The Test” by Tom Chapin says it all about high stakes testing
“Academy Fight Song,” for everyone fortunate enough to have the means and good sense to bypass the public school morass altogether.
Chalkdust Torture by Phish–
But who can unlearn all the facts that I’ve learned
As I sat in their chairs and my synapses burned
And the torture of chalk dust collects on my tongue
Thoughts follow my vision and dance in the sun
All my vasoconstrictors they come slowly undone
Can’t this wait till im Old?
Can’t I live while I’m young?
White Stripes “You and I are Gonna Be Friends”
well here we are, no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there’s dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now it’s time to learn
numbers, letters, learn to spell
nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height against the wall
and we don’t notice any time pass
we don’t notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that i sound funny
but she likes the way you sing
“Teacher Teacher,” by Rockpile
“School,” by Supertramp
“Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” The Police
Michael Lach, I do hope your songlist included “Take It to the Limit” by the Eagles. It was our high school Calculus Club theme song:
And when you’re looking for your freedom
(nobody seems to care)
And you can’t find the door
(can’t find it anywhere)
When there’s nothing to believe in
Still you’re coming back, you’re running back
You’re coming back for more
So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit one more time
can you tell me what is the meaning of education song?? thank you.