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Fun (and appropriate!) Songs for the Classroom

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Incorporating music into your classroom is an easy way to add variety into your lessons and activities. However, it’s obviously important for you to choose songs that are appropriate for school!

Don't waste a bunch of time reading through song lyrics! Just click on the album covers below and they will bring you right to Spotify so you can add these clean (but fun!) songs to your classroom playlist! :)

  1. September by Earth, Wind, & Fire

2. Sunday Best by Surfaces

3. Good Time by Owl City

4. Born to Be Yours by Kygo

5. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

6. Happy by Pharrell Williams

7. Cloudy Day by Tones and I

8. Count on Me by Bruno Mars

9. Firework by Katy Perry

10. Best Day of My Life by American Authors

11. Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

12. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

13. Sunshine by POWERS

14. High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco

15. Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts

16. Move Your Feet/D.A.N.C.E./It’s a Sunshine Day by Anna Kendrick

17. ABC by The Jackson 5

18. Better When I’m Dancin’ by Meghan Trainor

19. Marchin On by OneRepublic

20. Superheroes by The Script

21. Upside Down by Jack Johnson

22. Pumping Blood by Sara James

23. Catch & Release by Matt Simons

24. Soulful Strut by Young-Holt Unlimited

25. Try Everything by Shakira

Are there other classroom-friendly songs you think I should add to my list? Let me know your song recommendations by sending me a message over on Instagram @always.upper.elementary or tagging me in your posts! I would love to hear your suggestions too! :)

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Happy teaching!


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