As a High School teacher, I love finding ways to incorporate music into my lesson. Here is our ongoing High School Music Playlist. A lot of times instead of setting a timer, I will find a 2-minute or 3-minute song and let my students know that they have until the end of the song before we move on to the next part of our lesson.
I hope you enjoy it and share this post with other moms, teachers, and church groups! I am often updating this list.
I am always using classroom music because I find that the atmosphere of the classroom is really important.
I tried to use a Pandora station once, and then all of a sudden during my plan period the music had the worse cuss words I had heard. So grateful that I didn’t have my kids listening to it.
Since I created this popular list of songs, I now have several Spotify stations that I have created. If you have Spotify you are welcome to use some of my classroom playlists.
If you aren’t a teacher, but you have kids this is also a great list to keep on in the house when you want to shut the TV off and be productive or play with your kids! Music is the soundtrack of life right?
The issue with finding popular songs is that almost any upbeat song has many inappropriate lyrics. Then the songs that I thought were totally appropriate, once I sit down to listen to the word they are not. Also, there are those songs that don’t sing about anything bad and then all of a sudden they decide to throw in a cuss word.
So I have been working on a playlist of songs within the last few years that are upbeat and aren’t bad. By “bad”, I mean that they don’t contain bad words and they don’t sing about drugs, sex, or alcohol.
So I created this High School Music Playlist and I am continuing to add to it each day! I create my list using youtube and I just play the list through my speaker!
High School Music Playlist
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Happier by Marshmello
Good Feeling by Flo Rida
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
Chloe by Emblem3
Try Everything by Shakira
Mercy by Shawn Mendez
Who Says by Selena Gomez (I interviewed her twice!)
Kids in America – Clueless
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani ft Akon
Supermodel – Clueless
Roar by Katy Perry
Love is an Open Door by Kristen Bell
Love is an Open Door – Frozen
Everything is Awesome by Tegan and Sara
Just Like Fire by Pink
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift
Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
Sia – Cheap Thrills ft. Sean Paul
Follow Me – Uncle Kracker
Party in the USA – Myla Cyrus
Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney
Pompeii by Bastille
Count on Me by Bruno Mars
Life is a Highway by Rascal Flats
Our Song by Taylor Swift
Follow my Spotify Recent Playlist – Here is over 100 songs that you can use!
I will continue to add to this list. If you have any more you think I should add, please comment below!