During National Poetry Month, we can’t help but include the celebration of music as well. The marriage of music and poetry go hand in hand in terms of lyrics and accompaniment. During the History of Rock class that some of our co-workers are taking, the question was posed: “What songs do you feel everyone should know?” We loved this idea and asked our own library faculty and staff, “What 3 songs do you think every student should know?” Here are some of the answers we collected; these are an eclectic mix of tunes. Enjoy!
I chose these songs because, for me, they represent the importance of self-reflection, growth, change, and to appreciate the ups and downs that come our way. Even in the hard moments, there is learning and growth. Also, in today’s world with the constant presence and pressure of social media posts, it is incredibly important to know that none of that matters – taking care of ourselves, being our best self through growth and learning, and practicing gratitude are more fulfilling and real.
Here are three songs that highlight the marriage of poetry and music that should be known by every student, in no particular order:
Blog post written by Jenn O'Leary