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Popular Songs Our Students Love, 2021

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Last week we talked about songs and what makes them immortal. We looked at Somewhere Over the Rainbow (1939) and discussed:

The melody (especially the octave jump at the start)

The sound of the words themselves (prosody)

The relationship between the melody and the words

The song as being part of a movie.

Covers of a song

We talked about what is a popular song? Can it be a prayer? A national anthem? Does it have to have words? Does it have to have a melody?

 

 

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Nitsan and I made a list of great songs to share and discuss:

 

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80’s – Dance me to the end of love – Dm

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/leonard-cohen/dance-me-to-the-end-of-love-chords-1241719

 

70’s – Bohemian rhapsody – C

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/queen/bohemian-rhapsody-chords-40606

 

70’s – You’ve got a friend – Am

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/james-taylor/youve-got-a-friend-chords-56577

 

60’s – Your song – D

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/elton-john/your-song-chords-29113

 

60’s – The Sound of Music – Do-Re-Mi – C

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-soundtrack/the-sound-of-music-do-re-mi-chords-1489313

 

60’s – Bare necessities – F

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-cartoons/the-jungle-book-the-bare-necessities-chords-1416799

 

60’s – Stand by me – A

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/ben-e-king/stand-by-me-chords-73005

 

50’s – Autumn Leaves – Em

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/eric-clapton/autumn-leaves-chords-1009824

 

50’s – Fly Me to the Moon – C

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/frank-sinatra/fly-me-to-the-moon-chords-335196

50’s – Jailhouse rock

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/elvis-presley/jailhouse-rock-chords-79693

 

40’s – Nature boy – E

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/nat-king-cole/nature-boy-chords-984622

 

30’s – Blue moon – F

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-traditional/blue-moon-chords-1217641

Blue moon

https://www.e-chords.com/chords/the-marcels/blue-moon

30’s – Somewhere over the rainbow – C

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-soundtrack/the-wizard-of-oz-somewhere-over-the-rainbow-chords-776043

Dream a little dream of me – C/F

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/ella-fitzgerald/dream-a-little-dream-of-me-chords-1091620

 

30’s – Cheek to Cheek – C

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/louis-armstrong/cheek-to-cheek-chords-814054

20’s – My heart stood still

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/frank-sinatra/my-heart-stood-still-chords-3160814

20’s – Blue skies

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/irving-berlin/blue-skies-chords-1043363

20’s – Can’t help loving that man of mine

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/julie-london/cant-help-lovin-dat-man-of-mine-chords-1407923

 

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But then you came along and made a list of your own (well, almost your own)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s compare mythologies!!!!

 

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Foreign origins

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Volare

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Musicals and Movies

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Do Re Mi

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Till There Was You

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Que Sera Sera

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Jazz

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It Don’t Mean a Thing

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Is Sinatra jazz?

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Fly me to the moon

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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

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Take Five by Paul Desmond.

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Rock and Roll Era

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Blues

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Original 1951 recording

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In the Pines

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Robert Johnson, Cross Road Blues, 1936

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Disney

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When you wish upon a star 1940

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Bear Necessities

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Sleeping Beauty a la Tchaikovsky

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Country

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Elton John

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Songs by Poets – Suzanne

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