We all know that feeling of getting to the end of your favourite singing resource…
You can’t have enough good quality songs up your sleeve.
So…here’s a list of songs that have been tried and tested by the Be Creative team within whole school singing assemblies. (Reception to Year 6).
Some of these songs are available on YouTube, and are simple to pick up on piano. Keep your eyes on the ‘Get Involved‘ page as we will be uploading some of our own backing tracks to the songs below soon.
- Ain’t No Mountain – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (D) – an ever popular hit!
- Blue Skies – Irving Berlin (Dm) – try some jazz for a change
- Dig Deep – Pete Churchill (Eb) – anything by this composer is worth singing!
- Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Steve Wonder (F) – Verse & Chorus only
- Fairtrade Song/I Like Bananas (F) – a classic for the fair-trade fortnight
- Green Fingers – Pete Churchill (G) – particularly good for KS1
- Hakuna Wakaita – Zimbabwean Song (G) – Shona song
- Happy – Pharrell (F) – if you haven’t done this one in singing assembly…where have you been?
- I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles (C) – incredible songwriters
- I Got Rhythm – Gershwin (F) – gradually get faster and faster…
- I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free – Nina Simone (Eb) – great for getting out all the words
- Lean On Me – Bill Withers (Eb) – excellent message
- Lovely Day – Bill Withers (E) – watch out for the long note!
- On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Louis Armstrong (Bb) – another jazzer
- Sing – Gary Barlow (G) – a tear-jerker
- Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder (Eb) – great for learning some of the jazz icons
Not all of the suggested keys are the same as the originals. We have suggested keys in brackets that will be suitable for a Primary-friendly range!