Songs in the classroom (for First Certificate/Advanced levels)

Music has always played the most important role in my life, therefore my lessons are always -directly or indirectly- related to it. I am currently working on a project with my friend and colleague Theodora Pap and I was looking into songs that refer to relationships (mainly family and love ones). Below you can find a list of some of the songs that can be used for listening practice but they can also serve as nice stimuli for in-class discussions on topics such as the generation gap (Father and Son), domestic violence (Family Portrait), loss of a beloved one (Wish you were here) etc.

1. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

2. Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance

3. You were meant for me – Jewel

4. Savage Garden – To the moon and back

5. Natalie Merchant – Kind and generous

6. Pink Floyd – Wish you were here

7. Pink – Family Portrait

8. Aerosmith – I don’t wanna miss a thing

9. Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

11. The Beatles- Yesterday

12. Father and son – Cat Stevens (or Boyzone-so many covers of this song have been made)

13. The Black Keys – Tighten Up

14. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a prayer

15. Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses

16. Rihanna feat. Eminem – Love the way you lie

17. Dido – Thank you

18. Florence and the Machine – You’ve got the love

19. The Last Shadow Puppets – My mistakes were made for you

20. The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing next to me

21. Adele – Rolling in the deep

22. Bruno Mars- Just the way you are

23. The Script – Breakeven

24. Fray – You found me

25. Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele – Water and a flame



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