Song Lists

Music selection should be based on familiarity, repetitive, simple text, inspirational songs, abilities of the participants, participants' preferences, and the combination of choir director and member choices (Velmer, 2014).

Popular genres:

-Current popular


Top Tips for Printing Song Lyrics:

  • -Print large font, at least 14 point
  • -Try to keep lyrics one song to a page
  • -Use bold on repetitive text/chorus
  • -Color code songs/themes
  • -Keep in a three-ring binder
  • -If available, project on screen

Music Selection: 

  • -Select a theme or mix it up
  • -Listen to YouTube for ideas
  • -Read lyrics ahead of time
  • -Select a variety of fast and slow songs
  • -Try "challenge" songs to build confidence
  • -Songs may need to be slowed down when first introduced
  • -Ask for member input!


These are a few of our favorite themes...

Visit our YouTube channel for links to the Sing Aphasia playlists! Please share your own favorites by emailing!


A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
All I Have to Do is Dream
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can't Help Falling in Love                             
Catch a Falling Star         
Day by Day
Don't Stop Believin'
Dream a Little Dream
High Hopes
How Sweet It is (To be Loved by You)
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
Let It Be                                   
Make You Feel My Love
One Voice
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Thank You for the Music
The Impossible Dream
This Is Me
Time In A Bottle
Top of the World
What the World Needs Now
Where Is Love?
You Light Up my Life
You’ll Never Walk Alone
You Raise Me Up


A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
If I Loved You
Moon River
The Impossible Dream
My Favorite Things
New York, New York
On the Street Where You Live
Singin' in the Rain
Sunrise, Sunset
Together, Wherever We Go
Over the Rainbow
Together, Wherever We Go
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
When You Wish Upon a Star
You've Got a Friend in Me


Blue Skies
Here Comes The Sun
Over The Rainbow
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Singin’ In The Rain
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Walking on Sunshine
You Are My Sunshine


Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock

Let It Snow

Marshmallow World

Silent Night

Silver Bells

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland


America The Beautiful
God Bless The USA
My Country Tis Of Thee
Star Spangled Banner
Yankee Doodle


We Are The Champions
We Will Rock You


Amazing Grace
Happy Trails
Home On The Range
Leaving On A Jet Plane
On The Road Again
Seeing Nellie Home
Simple Gifts
Take Me Home Country Roads
This Little Light of Mine
You Are My Sunshine


Catch A Falling Star
Dream A Little Dream
Fly Me To The Moon
High Hopes
Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
Moonlight Becomes You
Que Sera Sera


Blue Skies
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
California Dreamin’
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie
Limbo Rock
Lovely Day
Sunshine on My Shoulders
Under the Boardwalk
Walking On Sunshine
Wooly Bully


All You Need Is Love
Here Comes the Sun
Hey Jude
I Want to Hold Your Hand
If I Fell
Let It Be
She Loves You
With a Little Help from My Friends
Yellow Submarine


Build Me Up Buttercup
Do You Love Me?
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
My Girl
My Guy
Reach Out I’ll Be There
Stop! In the Name of Love

Looking to "challenge" your group? Try these!

Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
My Favorite Things
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'!
Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)
This Is Me
Won't You Be My Neighbor?



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