When the kids go back to school, many a senior living community takes time to reflect on memories of school. To help you put together songs to fuel those memories I’ve put together the following song lists. If you want more ideas especially for intergenerational groups, hop over to Fuel for Back to School on Music Sparks.

Songs that mention school

  • Back to School by Bo Diddley
  • Be True to Your School
  • Beauty School Dropout
  • Don’t Be a Dropout  by James Brown
  • Harper Valley PTA
  • Kodachrome by Paul Simon
  • My Old School by Steely Dan
  • Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon
  • Play It Cool, Stay in School by Brenda Holloway and The Supremes
  • (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard by Cat Stevens
  • Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
  • To Sir, with Love by Lulu
  • Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
  • Walk This Way by Aerosmith
  • You Don’t Learn That In School by Nat King Cole
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Teach Your Children Well
  • School Days by Chuck Berry
  • Smokin’ in the Boys Room
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll High School by The Ramones

Things learned in schoolback to school songs

  • ABC by The Jackson 5  
  • A – You’re Adorable
  • Do-Re-Me
  • Dry Bones (biology, science)
  • This Land is Your Land (geography)

Songs with topics related to school

Some things relate to the start of school.These songs could be used to tie into those feelings and discussions.

  • New Beginnings – Tracy Chapman
  • Feelin’ Good -Michael Bubble
  • Start of Something New – Troy, Gabrielle Montez
  • Pomp and Circumstance

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