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Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby coltostallion on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:18 am

We have been doing songs in my second year JHS class. I have been using songs that were popular when I was growing up (I'm only 25 but I feel the gen gap) but they keep requesting more popular songs. They specifically mentioned one direction, selena gomez and miley cyrus. Do any of those artist have good songs for efl that won't make me want to kill myself?
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby Pitarou on Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:10 pm

None that are suitable for 2nd year JHS level.

Hope that helps.

It doesn't?

Okay. Here's a tip: don't do the whole song. Make a "Reader's Digest" version, and have them sing that to a karaoke tune.

Or say "screw that" and make them sing "I can see clearly now", as performed by Johnny Nash.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby Jeimuzu on Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:30 pm

coltostallion wrote:... selena gomez and miley cyrus. Do any of those artist have good songs for efl that won't make me want to kill myself?


Nay, nay and thrice nay.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby David-Joiny1 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:33 am

Haha Jeimuzu. Nice comment.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby coltostallion on Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:02 am

I had a feeling that would be the case. I will have to find a way to tell the girls that always ask that there is no way in hell. They can sing my 80s and 90s songs and be happy.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby Jeimuzu on Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:05 pm

Some Wham, Duran Duran or Human League should do 'em.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby mangakk on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:48 am

Country Road
:whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

I know a school where the kids can sing this song. "Elementary School".
Obviously the ALT loves this song. lol
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby pakalika on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:42 am

I don't think any of the songs from miley are that bad. there is no cuss words in her songs. it can not be as bad as the hip hop songs they here in the shopping malls with the cuss words
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby himitsu on Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:49 am

I so hate country road.....
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby pakalika on Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:50 am

I knew an eikawa school where every morning they gathered the kids all together and sang that song. they were ages 2-5 to.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby SirDickusBacillus on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:06 am

I never had listened to Country Road until I lived here. I almost instantly hated it. I understand that its a big symbol of good ol` American life here, but its really shit.

I really enjoyed Willow Smith's Whip My Hair. I thought it was pretty catchy for a teen song. It may not be popular with Englipedia folks, but a lot of Gwen Stefani's solo work was amazing pop tunes. I never understood how a hottie like her would lose popularity to Gaga. I guess people want flashy things to hate. Banana's is a fun song, but it also cusses a fair amount. Maybe you could find a censored Youtube version or the PV version and rip it.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby himitsu on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:58 am

didn't dislike gwen stefani, actually liked her more solo, but must confess I only heard her first songs.

I think country road got popular in Japan because of that damn Ghibli film (mimi o sumaseba, don't remember eng. title, whisper of the heart or sth like that maybe!?)
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby thenewguy on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:43 pm

Country Road is a lovely song. They have a Japanese version, too.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby thenewguy on Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:50 pm

I'm gonna miss Good Answer Oji! All the best for for your future mate.
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby StaticX27 on Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:34 pm

I'm putting together a list of songs for my 2nd year JHS students. So far, here's what I've got:

Linkin Park - My December
Smash Mouth - All Star
Backstreet Boys - I want it that way

It's a 25 minute listening class, so I figured I was gonna start from these 3 and see how they go based on the kid's level. Smash Mouth, the singer does a pretty decent job enunciating, Linkin Park does have a lot of voice mods and such that they use, but My December is pretty slow. BSB, I ain't gonna lie, I kinda like this song now (though back in HS it was trendy to hate them. =P)...

I was also thinking of other songs, like Bon Jovi and such. I'm in the same boat, where I think most modern day music sucks, but that might just be age... Damn kids won't get off my lawn :(
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Re: Popular teen songs that don't suck

Postby thenewguy on Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:24 pm

They sound like great songs.for.a class Static. I use I.wanna be a pop star by Hidari Ken. Not easy to find.a song.without swearing sometimes ;)
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