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Thematic Songs

Playlists to Accompany WhyTry Themes

These lists of songs can be used when teaching the WhyTry Program. These songs have been recommended by educators using the program, who use music to relate to the themes taught in the WhyTry Program. Please use each song at your own discretion.

You should be able to purchase these songs individually online at www.itunes.com or music.msn.com.

For a printable (.pdf) version of this playlist, click here.

WhyTry Thematic Mix (requires itunes)This is a mix of 
songs that thematically tie to ALL the lessons in the WhyTry Program. 
Labels Mix (requires itunes) This mix thematically 
ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Tearing Off Labels."
wtplaylist_000_thematic   wtplaylist_02_labels Sheryl Crow - You're an Original
David Bowie - Changes
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Tina Turner - Simply the Best

WhyTry Focus Mix (requires itunes)This is a mix of classical and instrumental music that would work well with the WhyTry Program.

This selection will be helpful for classroom situations where you are trying to get students to focus on homework, study quietly, or take a test.

Defense MechanismsMix (requires itunes) This mix of songs thematically ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Defense Mechanisms."
wtplaylist_00_focus   wtplaylist_03_defense The Beatles - Let It Be
John Mayer - My Stupid Mouth
The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
War - Why Can't We Be Friends

Reality Ride Mix (requires itunes)This mix thematically 
ties to the WhyTry lesson "Reality Ride."
Motivation Formula Mix (requires itunes)This mix thematically
ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Motivation Formula."
wtplaylist_01_rr Blood Sweat and Tears - Spinning Wheel
Shaggy - Keep'n It Real
wtplaylist_04_motivation Nas - I Can
Destiny's Child - Survivor

Climbing Out Mix (requires itunes)This mix thematically
ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Climbing Out."
Jumping Hurdles Mix (requires itunes)This mix thematically 
ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Jumping Hurdles."
wtplaylist_05_climbing Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Friends
Sheryl Crow - Anything but Down
Jack Johnson - We're Going To Be Friends
wtplaylist_06_jumping Devo - Whip It
EagleEyeCherry - Don't Give Up
GloriaGaynor - I Will Survive
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

Desire Time and Effort Mix (requires itunes)This mix thematically 
ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Desire, Time, and Effort."
Lift the Weight Mix (requires itunes)This mix thematically
ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Lift the Weight."
wtplaylist_07_desire U2 - Desire
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Tommy Roe - Dizzy
wtplaylist_08_weight Britney Spears - Stronger
Faith Hill Stronger
The Band - The Weight
Theme from Rocky - Gonna Fly Now

Plugging In Mix (requires itunes) This mix thematically ties in to the WhyTry Program lesson "Get Plugged In." The Wall Mix (requires itunes) This mix thematically ties in 
to the WhyTry Program lesson "The Wall."
wtplaylist_09_plugging The Beatles - Help!
Joe Cocker With a Little Help from My Friends
wtplaylist_10_wall Incubus - Drive
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

End of Class – Send off:
"Kind and Generous" – Natalie Merchant
"Break Away" – Kelly Clarkson
"Hit The Road Jack" – Ray Charles
"Hope" - Shaggy 
   

 

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