A Song For Today

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366 Songs (just in case it’s leap year)

Dates are suggestions.

You can start anywhere on the list and skip around, if you want to (the list, I mean).  (But, come to think of it, skipping around the room is also a good idea.)

In most cases, each song below is linked to a karaoke/sing-along video.  Occasionally, I’ve added another video.

For lyrics, go to AZ lyrics.com

Beware: I can not control the advertisements that precede youtube videos. Nor can I block the comments.  You have been warned!

January 1:   “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees (In honor of Lauren and her team at Scholastic).  Cheer up, sleepy Jean. (Use Karaoke Video or sing along with the Monkees) LYRICS

January 2: “Oh, Susannah” by Stephen Foster (use Karaoke Video or listen to Suzanne’s version on iTunes) LYRICS

January 3: “Saturday In The Park” by Chicago. Wish it was the 4th of July… LYRICS

January 4: “Someone To Watch Over Me” (Ira Gershwin) performed by Linda Ronstadt.  LYRICS

January 5:  “Beautiful” by Carole King.   Show the world all the love in your heart.

January 6:  “Oh, My Darlin’ Clementine” traditional

Yankee Doodle Dandy” by George M. Cohan

  1. “Do Re Mi” (a.k.a. “Do a Deer”) from “The Sound of Music” (which you should watch tonight)
  2. “One Bottle of Pop” traditional
  3. “Dream A Little Dream of Me” circa 1931, with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn.  This karaoke version is in the style of The Mamas & The Papas, but there are many versions out there.
  4. Yankee Doodle Dandy” by George M. Cohan
  5. Swing Low Sweet Chariot” traditional
  6. Down in the Valley
  7. Home on the Range
  8. Workin’ on the Railroad
  9. Comin’ Round the Mountain
  10. On Top of Old Smokey
  11. Amazing Grace
  12. “A Kind of Hush” by Leslie David Reed and Geoff Stephens 
  13. “A – You’re Adorable” by Sid Lippman, Buddy Kaye & Fred Wise
  14. “I Love You A Bushel And A Peck” by Frank Loesser (From “Guys & Dolls”)
  15.  “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes & featuring Adam Levine
  16. “Come Play With Me” by me
  17. “Top Of The World” by The Carpenters
  18. DeColores” by Jose-Luiz Orozco
  19. “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin and sung by Ella Fitzgerald
  20. “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand” traditional American spiritual sung by Marian Anderson.  Click here for sing-along lyrics.
  21. Down By The Riverside performed by various artists “Playing For Change”
  22. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  23. Frere Jacques
  24. She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals
  25. I’ve Been Workin’ On The Railroad
  26. Shoveling by Tom Chapin
  27. Friday I’m In Love
  28. Sir Duke
  29. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  30. Am I Wrong
  31. Battle Hymn of the Republic
  32. Home On The Range
  33. Always Sing
  34. If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)
  35. The Iditarod Trail
  36. Swing Low When The Saints Walk Along
  37. Closer To Fine
  38. Danny Boy
  39. Where Is The Love?
  40. Strike Up The Band
  41. Brighter Than The Sun
  42. Walk Away Renee
  43. Moondance
  44. Monday, Monday
  45. Brand New Key
  46. I’m Lucky
  47. I Got Rhythm
  48. Don’t Stop (Thinkin’ about tomorrow)
  49. Mountain Dance
  50. ABC (Jackson Five)
  51. Leaving On A Jet Plane
  52. This Land Is Your Land
  53. Fool on The Hill
  54. Carolina In My Mind
  55. Summer Highland Falls
  56. Amazing Grace
  57. Running Home
  58. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
  59. Sakura
  60. Nice Work if You Can Get It
  61. Volcano
  62. Take Five
  63. Move Your Feet
  64. uh oh
  65. Best Day of My Life
  66. Clementine
  67. Try A Little Tenderness
  68. Price Tag
  69. Take The Money and Run
  70. Are You Happy Now?
  71. Five Hundred Miles
  72. Scatman
  73. The Garden Song (Inch by Inch)
  74. This Pretty Planet
  75. Stand By Me
  76. Mockingbird
  77. It’s a Small World
  78. Jamaica Fairwell
  79. Kum Ba Yah
  80. Let It Be
  81. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  82. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  83. To Every Season (Turn! Turn! Turn!)
  84. Try To Remember
  85. The Water Is Wide
  86. El Condor Pasa
  87. What A Wonderful World performed by Playing For Change
  88. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  89. When The Saints Go Marching In
  90. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
  91. Side By Side
  92. You Are My Sunshine
  93. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  94. You’re A Grand Ole Flag
  95. All Of Me
  96. America The Beautiful
  97. The Ballad of John Henry
  98. New Day
  99. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  100. I Want Candy
  101. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  102. Kodachrome
  103. I’ll Dance At Your Wedding
  104. Thunder Road
  105. Be My Girl
  106. In Wonderful Westport
  107. Only One
  108. Angel From Montgomery
  109. Getting To Know You
  110. Dona Nobis Pacem
  111. Once In A Very Blue Moon
  112. Swing On A Star
  113. Fly Me To The Moon
  114. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  115. Yellow Submarine
  116. You’re So Vain
  117. Home Again
  118. Camptown Races
  119. Here Comes The Sun
  120. School’s Out For The Summer
  121. Surfin’ Safari
  122. Summertime
  123. Unwritten
  124. Walkin’ On Sunshine
  125. Soak Up The Sun
  126. Sunshine Day
  127. Abba Dabba (went the monkey)
  128. Mockingbird
  129. Trolley Song
  130. Love Me Again
  131. Havah Nagilah
  132. Patches
  133. One Fine Day
  134. God Bless The USA
  135. Yankee Doodle
  136. Michael Row The Boat Ashore
  137. Music Alone Shall Live
  138. Give My Regards to Broadway
  139. God Bless America
  140. Green Green Grass of Home
  141. Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  142. My Grandfather’s Clock
  143. Lift Every Voice and Sing
  144. Over My Head
  145. Millworker
  146. Calliope House/The Cowboy Jig
  147. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  148. Puff The Magic Dragon
  149. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’
  150. Fast Car
  151. It Makes A Difference
  152. Shenandoah
  153. Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit
  154. Show Some Emotion
  155. Simple Gifts
  156. Love Me Tender
  157. Friendship (Cole Porter)
  158. Feelin’ Groovy (the 59th St Bridge Song)
  159. Extraordinary Machine
  160. Wildflowers
  161. She’ll Be Comin’ Round The Mountain
  162. Let It Shine On Me
  163. Shalom Chaverim
  164. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  165. What a Swell Party
  166. Singing In The Rain
  167. Now You Have Jazz (from “High Society”)
  168. The Star Spangled Banner
  169. Sweet Child of Mine (for Lisa’s bday?)
  170. The Water Is Wide
  171. America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)
  172. Yesterday
  173. This Little Light of Mine
  174. All Through The Night
  175. Spinning World
  176. Both Sides Now
  177. Perfect Children
  178. Rock-A-My-Soul
  179. Edelweiss
  180. Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  181. Erie Canal
  182. Guantanamera
  183. I Love The Mountains
  184. Hush Little Baby
  185. Midnight Special
  186. My Favorite Things
  187. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  188. Over The Rainbow
  189. Peace Like A River
  190. Precious Lord
  191. Red River Valley
  192. Rock Around The Clock
  193. Irene Goodnight
  194. The Caissons (U.S. Army Song)
  195. Marine’s Hymn (U.S. Marine Song)
  196. Anchors Aweigh (U.S. Navy Song)
  197. Off We Go (U.S. Air Force Song)
  198. Semper Paradis (U.S. Coast Guard Song)
  199. America The Beautiful
  200. Make New Friends
  201. We Shall Overcome
  202. Follow The Drinking Gourd
  203. Auld Lang Syne
  204. Let There Be Peace On Earth
  205. I Walk The Line  Johnny Cash
  206. Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up by Playing For Change
  207. Sleep Eye by Woody Guthrie sung by Elizabeth Mitchell (on Smithsonian Folkways)
  208. That’s What Friends Are For

Stay tuned: more to come


Music Evangelist