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:

-Traditional/Folk
-Rock
-Current popular
-Patriotic
-Showtunes
-Sacred


 

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 singaphasia@gmail.com!

UPLIFTING/LOVE

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can't Help Falling in Love
Day by Day
Don't Stop Believin'
Dream a Little Dream
Happy
High Hopes
How Sweet It is (To be Loved by You)
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
Let It Be
One Voice
Smile
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

MOVIES/BROADWAY/TV

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Do-Re-Mi
Edelweiss
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
Smile
Tomorrow
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
When You Wish Upon a Star
You've Got a Friend in Me
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

WEATHER

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

HOLIDAYS

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock

Let It Snow

Marshmallow World

Silent Night

Silver Bells

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

PATRIOTIC (UNITED STATES)

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

ROCK

We Are The Champions
We Will Rock You

TRADITIONAL/FOLK/COUNTRY

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

JAZZ//RAT PACK/CROONER

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
Smile
Que Sera Sera

SUMMER LOVIN' 

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

BRITISH INVASION/BEATLEMANIA

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
Yesterday

MOTOWN

ABC
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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