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Old 10-16-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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Hi,
I am looking for pop songs that have appropriate language to use in student slideshows, podcasts etc. and will still be relevant or enjoyable for the students. I would love to hear any ideas you have.

Some examples I can share:
Natasha Beddingfield Unwritten.
Green Day Good Riddance (make sure to delete the spoken curse word he says before the song begins)

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I tried something like this last year and had such a difficult time. I listen to pop music all the time in my car with my kids and I'll let an occassional word go "d" or "h". When I was screening the music to put into my slideshow I couldn't believe how almost all of the songs had those words in them. What I ended up doing was working through Windows Movie Maker and making a mix of songs where one blended into the other and you didn't hear the whole song. That was the only way I could figure out how to make it school appropriate. Since those words aren't "biggies", most radio and cd's don't edit them out.

If you know of a software program that let's you edit out specific words I would love to know. It will make my project so much easier for this year!
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there is a song by A teens, which I think is called "This Year". It is perfect for a classroom slide show. Another is "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty. I'm glad you posted this thread. I was going to do the same thing.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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There are actually quite a few songs that don't drop the F-bomb or the S-bomb.
  • Linkin Park: Valentines Day, Shadow of the Day, or Breaking the Habit.
  • System of A Down: Chic and Stu or Radio Video
  • Slipknot: Wait and Bleed (Granted, that's not a very nice song, and it's about the only one by that lovely group that has no f-bombs, but there's that group of boys that likes it.)
Also note, because of the video game, Guitar Hero, a lot of old school songs are popular again. I mean really old school, like The Stones and The Doors and Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin. I'd ask them about it.
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I am using music for transitions and background sound a lot this year. I've gone to songza.com to get most of it. Some of the most popular bits of sound have been -- drumline finale from the movie, crazy frog songs, Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana songs and Nickelback instrumental versions (elevator music style). The great thing about using the instrumental versions is that you don't have to worry about the lyrics.


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Thanks everyone. Keep them coming. (I personally love Linkin Park.)

I will keep a list the whole year for students to work with.

Any ideas for a Sports Day slide show in particular?
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You could do a NOW Cd. They are all the hit songs only they are sung by kids. My class loves it!
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oscar...that is not NOW its Kidzbop. The songs are annoying for us grownups but kids do like it.

I would use Kidzbop ion school no problem.
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Stones and Led Zep,...they aren't REALLY old are they??????

I play Queen in my classroom. (They aren't REALLY old either, just sort of)
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You could try looking up Disney for Kids CD soundtracks. I put this station from XM on in my classroom sometimes while the students are working and a lot of the songs are pop. Hope this helps and sorry it's not more specific!
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I just wondered why you use Songza.com instead of Pandora.com? I've only ever used Pandora...
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