Teachers are sometimes given a bad rap on screen. We are portrayed in various types of media, and sometimes not so favorably.
How many times have you seen films with someone playing a lazy, strange, or backward teacher? It happens frequently, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be able to keep our sense of humor about it all.
Music is no different. There are numerous tunes about school days. Below are some songs about education that are quite enjoyable to listen to and will have you tapping your foot in no time.
Beauty School Dropout is a classic song from the film Grease sang by Frankie Avalon. Avalon is probably best known for all of those beach films with Annette Funicello, but people forget that he was quite the singer back in the day. The song is about a girl that doesn’t quite do so well in beauty school, so her “guardian angel” is urging her to go back to high school and finish her degree. A good song from a good movie, although I am one of the rare ones that say Grease 2 was better.
This poor kid that Sam Cooke is singing about in this song just doesn’t know much about any high school subject he has come across. History, Biology, French… It doesn’t matter. He is not doing well in any of them. Although, he is trying to become an A student so he can date a girl that he likes in his class.
The Beach Boys are quite different from a lot of bands that sing songs about education. They actually sing that you need to be true to your school and take pride in it. Be proud of your letterman jacket and show off your school colors. Maybe if there were more songs like this, it could have a positive effect on society today.
There are so many great Cat Stevens songs that this one often gets overlooked. He sings about how much fun he had in the schoolyard back when he was a kid. He remembers laughing, imagining, and even crying. He recalls it all very fondly. And yes, he remembers the little sweetheart that he had as a kid.
This song is a pretty popular one with students that are frustrated with school. However, at one point, they sing, “We don’t need no education.” Obviously, they do because they are using a double negative here. Two negatives equal a positive, so they are really singing that they need an education.
If you like music at all, there was probably one or two on this list that stood out to you. Perhaps you are now inspired to start your own musical career. With our numerous music lessons we offer, iAchieve can definitely help you achieve this goal. Whether you are just starting out on learning an instrument or have been at it for a while now, let us assist you with your music education.
Written by Ryan Crawley
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