It is known that young children, no matter what song they listen to, repeat it in their sleep and especially between 3-4 in the morning.
Most of the time, parents choose songs that are happy and meaningless.
But all these songs talk about fantastic worlds and no matter how adorable they are, they are far from the reality that they will have to face!
Of course, they have to listen to these kinds of songs, but do we have to include music education, songs that talk about real events?
There are songs of all genres, which provide useful life lessons through their lyrics (not all, but enough).
Rock/Metal music is one of those, most of which deal with historical and social issues.
Some of them will ignite children’s dancing skills …
We chose our favorites with or without essential messages!
- Railroad Blues – Joe Hill Louis (1950)
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Yardbirds (1964)
- Like Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan (1965)
- My Generation -The Who (1965)
- All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (1968)
- I Am The Blues – Muddy Waters (1969)
- Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin (1969)
- Roadhouse Blues -The Doors (1970)
- Chevrolet – ZZ top (1972)
- School’s Out – Alice Cooper (1972)
- Rocking Chair Rock ‘N’ Roll Blues – Elf (1974)
- Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith (1975)
- We Will Rock You – Queen (1977)
- Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers (1977)
- Shakedown Street – The Grateful Dead (1978)
- Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne (1980)
- The Lovecats – The Cure (1983)
- Welcome to the Jungle – Guns ‘N’ Roses (1987)
- Where is My Mind – The Pixies (1988)
- …And Justice for All – Metallica (1988)
- Sunshine – Alice in Chains (1990)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (1991)
- Rock and Roll Gypsy – Joanna Connor (1995)
- Fell in Love with a Girl – The White Stripes (2001)
- Clementine – Neil Young & Crazy Horse (2012)
And for the end… Of course Bohemian Rhapsody from our favorite Muppets!
The above songs are just a small sample of Rock/ Metal music, but it’s a good start…
Please don’t be afraid to teach your children good music!!!