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Playlist for 5th-grade Valentine's Day Party

 
 
sozobe
 
Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:18 am
This isn't really high-stakes, I can muddle through just fine, but thought I'd ask for input.

I'd like to get together a collection of love-themed songs that would be suitable for 5th graders, and that they wouldn't hate.

I think I need about a dozen total, the party will go for a bit more than half an hour.

Some ideas so far:

"Love Me Do" (Beatles)
"Love You Like A Love Song" (Selena Gomez) (I KNOW! But they'll like it. The girls anyway, the boys may run screaming)

eh, that's all I've got so far.

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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:27 am
@sozobe,
If you want to be more modern try Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heros. Honey Bee by Blake Shelton provides a little country. Your going to have to include some Taylor Swift. I'd recommend Love Story.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:30 am
@engineer,
Good ones, thanks.

Oh and Adele! "Someone Like You" maybe.

And sozlet loves Jason Mraz' "I'm Yours."
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:32 am
@sozobe,
And "Nothin on You" (Bruno Mars + B.O.B.)
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:33 am
@sozobe,


Kind of a serious turn, though....

Quote:
"Where Is The Love?"

What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA fightin'
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love
The love, the love

It just ain't the same, always unchanged
New days are strange, is the world insane
If love and peace is so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations droppin' bombs
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone
So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin' in

Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover
The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing wit me y'all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That's all we got)
One world, one world
And something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)

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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:40 am
@DrewDad,


Quote:
[Ewan:]
Love is a many splendored thing,
Love lifts us up where we belong,
All you need is love!
[Nicole:]
Please, don't start that again
[Ewan:]
All you need is love!
[Nicole:]
A girl has got to eat!
[Ewan:]
All you need is love!
[Nicole:]
She'll end up on the street! (sigh)
[Ewan:]
All you need is looooove!
[Nicole:]
Love is just a game.
[Ewan:]
I was made for loving you baby,
You were made for loving me.
[Nicole:]
The only way of loving me baby,
Is to pay a lovely fee.
[Ewan:]
Just one night,
Give me just one night.
[Nicole:]
There's no way,
Cause you can't pay.
[Ewan:]
In the name of love!
One night in the name of love!
[Nicole:]
You crazy fool,
I won't give in to you.
[Ewan:]
Don't, leave me this way.
I can't survive, without your sweet love,
Oh baby, don't leave me this way.
[Nicole:]
You'd think that people would've had enough of silly love songs...
[Ewan:]
I look around me and I see it isn't so, oh no.
[Nicole:]
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs
[Ewan:]
Well what's wrong with that?
I'd like to know.
Cause here I go... again...
Love lifts us up where we belong!
Where eagles fly,
On a mountain high!
[Nicole:]
Love makes us act like we are fools.
Throw our lives away,
For one happy day.
[Ewan:]
We could be heroes...
Just for one day.
[Nicole:]
You, you will be mean.
[Ewan:]
No, I won't.
[Nicole:]
(sigh) And I, I'll drink all the time.
[Ewan:]
We should be lovers...
[Nicole:]
We can't do that.
[Ewan:]
We should be lovers!
And that's a fact.
[Nicole]
Though nothing, would keep us together.
[Ewan:]
We could steal time...
[Ewan & Nicole:]
Just for one day.
We could be heroes,
Forever and ever,
We could be heroes,
Forever and ever,
We can be heroes...
[Ewan:]
Just because I... will always love you...
[Nicole:]
I...
[Ewan & Nicole:]
...Can't help loving...
[Ewan:]
...You...
[Nicole:]
How wonderful life is,
[Ewan and Nicole:]
Now you're in, the world.....
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:42 am
@DrewDad,


Quote:
Paul McCartney Silly Love Songs Lyrics

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn't so.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what's wrong with that?
Id like to know, cause here I go again
I love you, I love you,
I love you, I love you,
I can't explain the feelings plain to me, say can't you see?
Ah, she gave me more, she gave it all to me
Now can't you see,
What's wrong with that
I need to know, cause here I go again
I love you, I love you

Love doesn't come in a minute,
Sometimes it doesn't come at all
I only know that when Im in it
It isn't silly, no, it isn't silly, love isn't silly at all.

How can I tell you about my loved one?
How can I tell you about my loved one?

How can I tell you about my loved one?
(I love you)
How can I tell you about my loved one?
(I love you)
[repeat and fade]
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:47 am
@DrewDad,


Quote:
Never knew I could feel like this
Like I've never seen the sky before
Want to vanish inside your kiss
Everyday I love you more and more
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sings
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change winter to spring
But I love you until the end of time

Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace
Suddenly my life doesn't seem such a waste
It all revolves around you

And there's no mountain too high no river too wide
Sing out this song and I'll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide
But I love you until the end of time

Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day
Oh come what may, come what may
I will love you

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place...

Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:59 am
@sozobe,
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 11:08 am
@sozobe,
Old but PG

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You
Temptations - My Girl
Mary Wells - My Guy

Less Old
The Cure - Love Song (for the goths!)
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 11:38 am
Jonas Brothers - "Lovebug"


The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"


Jason Mraz (featuring Colbie Caillat) - "Lucky"


Taylor Swift - "Love Story"


Gym Class Heroes - "Cupid's Chokehold"


U2 - "With or Without You"


Justin Timberlake - "My Love"


All 4 One - I Swear


Tim McGraw - My Best Friend


Spice Girls - If you wanna be my lover


Wayne Brady - All Naturally


Jon B - What I Like About You
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DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:02 pm
@sozobe,
I like this uptempo version....






Quote:
Oh yeah, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh, please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
and please, say to me

You'll let me hold your hand
Now let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you i feel happy, inside
It's such a feeling
That my love
I can't hide
I can't hide
I can't hide

Yeah you, got that something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy, inside
It's such a feeling
That my love
I can't hide
I can't hide
I can't hide

Yeah you, got that something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your ha-a-a-a-a-a-and




Quote:
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true

And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you

I'll pretend that I'm kissing
The lips I am missing
And hope that my dreams will come true

And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you

All my loving, I will send to you
All my loving, darling I'll be true

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true

And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you

All my loving, I will send to you
All my loving, darling I'll be true
All my loving, all my loving
Ooh, all my loving, I will send to you






Quote:
I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep
About you, about you
'Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do

A doodle-oodle-ooh-doo
A-doodle-oodle-oodle-ooh-doo

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck though you make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess, yes a mess of happiness
About you, about you
'Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do

A doodle-oodle-ooh-doo
A-doodle-oodle-oodle-ooh-doo

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and it beats me all to heck
It beats me all to heck, how I'll ever tend the farm
Ever tend the farm when I wanna keep my arm
About you, about you
'Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do

A doodle-oodle-ooh-doo
A-doodle-oodle-oodle-ooh-doo
A-doodle-oodle-oodle-ooh-doo
A-doodle-oodle-ooh-doo-doo


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tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:17 pm
@sozobe,
Whatever You Like by Weird Al Yankovic?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:29 pm
Thanks all!

I'm going for more light and dancy, less dark and moody -- I know that Adele doesn't fit that but sozlet and her friends LOVE Adele, and "Someone Like You" in the middle of a bunch of happy dancy stuff would be a nice break I think.

Also going for current pop where possible, engineer nailed that part. (Gym Class Heroes is perfect.) When it's not current, old-old is better, but probably just two-three total, and ones they're likely to know.

So, tentative list so far, just so you have feedback (will go over 12 and then pare down, so keep 'em coming):

"Love Me Do" (Beatles)
"Love You Like a Love Song" (Selena Gomez)
"Stereo Hearts" (Gym Class Heroes)
"Love Story" (Taylor Swift)
"I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz)
"Someone Like You" (Adele)
"Nothin On You" (BOB and Bruno Mars)
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Beatles)


ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:36 pm
@sozobe,
no B52's?
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:40 pm
@ehBeth,
Ooh they're certainly light and dancy. Will add 'em to the list.

Has to be "Love Shack," right?
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:42 pm
@sozobe,
Yeah, that Adele is awsome but maybe not party material. You know the audience. No Honey Bee? Love that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZjosn2u1gA

How about Queen's "You're my Best Friend"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZpZQG2z10
sozobe
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 12:46 pm
@engineer,
I know sozlet doesn't like him. Maybe she doesn't know that one though.

She likes several different genres, one is "outlaw country" (Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, etc.) and from that perspective she hates what passes for country these days. (Yeah, she's 11.) She also likes some pop now though, including some Taylor Swift, so it's possible.

edit: just saw the Queen recommendation, maybe. If I do a couple of Beatles songs and the B52's, I think I need the rest to be current pop.

I don't actually know a lot about that, I've about exhausted my stores there.

Linkat? Others who have tween-teen kids or happen to like pop?
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 01:09 pm
@sozobe,
Ok, keeping it modern/pop:

Colbie Cailat "Brighter than the Sun" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU5o6M7S5nQ
Plain White T's "Rhythm of Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWiwuiT58Yc
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 01:27 pm
Get this party started - Black Eyed Peas
Party Rock - by LMFAO
Girls just wanna have fun - Cindy Lauper
Twist and shout - The Beatles
Who let the dogs out - Baha Men
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
YMCA - Village People
 

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