Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot of Pop"

Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
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This is an activity that I created for my American History class that can be done in the classroom or in the computer lab (need access to YouTube).

Students listen to 6 songs (titles listed below) and are to analyze the songs in a graphic organizer and then complete a reflection. They should be able to compare and contrast the lyrics/tones from some of the popular songs of the 1980s. Then I follow up the activity with a discussion about the music/tones/lyrics.

Lyric sheets are provided for each of the 7 (Included an extra song - students still only have room on the chart for 6 songs) songs:
"Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen
"Like a Prayer" - Madonna
"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" - Whitney Houston
"Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
"Beat It" - Michael Jackson

Great follow up YouTube clip:
Top 10 Decade Defining Songs: 1980s

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Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot
Activity: Music Analysis - 1980s "A Little Rock, But a Lot