Monday, December 20, 2010

New Music Mondays: Children's Jazz Playlist

A fun mix of pop hits, oldies and funk that will keep your elementary students moving and grooving in jazz class!

Pop Warm-Up & Cool-Down Songs
These songs have a moderate tempo to get things warmed up without hyping up the class.  Great for exercises like "point / flex", isolations and stretches.  Sometimes I like to use them to calm a class down if they are very hyper.

Kiss The Girl - Colbie Caillat Kiss the Girl - Disneymania 6
Beauty and the Beast - Jump5 Beauty and the Beast - Walt Disney Records Archive Collection, Vol. 2
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1960s, Vol. 1
Do You Believe In Magic - Aly & AJ Do You Believe In Magic - Do You Believe In Magic - Single
You'll Be In My Heart - Drew Seeley You'll Be In My Heart - Disneymania 6

Happy Tracks
Great beat, these songs would be good for class or for recital!  They have a loud easy beat to hear and pick up on without being too fast.  I danced to Dinosaur Rock N Roll when I was in 2nd grade and we had a "real" dinosaur (one of the older students) moonwalk across the floor like she says in the lyrics!  It was my favorite dance!

Reach - S Club 7 S Club 7
Fun, Fun, Fun - Sugar Beats Fun, Fun, Fun - Sugar Beats: Car Tunes - Fresh Versions of Retro Pop for Parents and Kids That Are Going Places
Love Train - Sugar Beats Love Train - Sugar Beats: Car Tunes - Fresh Versions of Retro Pop for Parents and Kids That Are Going Places
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Dinosaur Rock and Roll - Joanie Bartels Joanie Bartels

Sugar-High Songs
Great for jumping jacks, jump across the floor or to inject some energy if your class starts to nod off! 

Bouncin Off The Ceiling - A*Teens Bouncing Off the Ceiling (Upside Down) - Teen Spirit
Da Roof Is On Fire (Follow the Leader) - Soca Boys The Soca Boys
Happy Boys & Happy Girls - Aqua Happy Boys and Girls - Aquarium
Tra La La - The Banana Splits Tra la La - Tra La La - Single

See previous playlists

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