Repertoire Lists

1Top Hits of 2014 – Spotify.
Happy – Pharrell Williams2. Rather Be – Clean Bandit
3. Summer – Calvin Harris
4. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
5. All of Me – John Legend
6. Timber – Pit Bull
7. Rude – Magic
8. Waves – Mr. Probz
9. Problem – Arianna Grande
10. Counting Stars – One Republic

The Most Viral Song in 2014 – Take Me to Church by Hozier
Top Female Artist – Katy Perry
Top Male Artist – Ed Sheeran

Check out our Spotify Playlist 
https://play.spotify.com/user/mtrepertoirechallenge/playlist/7mGFC5ji4McoLdEmGEL2PZ

Kim’s Top 10
1. You Send Me – Sam Cook
2. My Girl – TheTemptations
3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
4. ABCs
5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
6. Home on the Range
7. Green Grass Grows All Around – The Learning Station
8. Opportunity – Sia
9. Let it Go – Frozen
10. Firework – Katy Perr

Mental Health
1. I am Willing – Holly Near
2. Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls
3. Bramble in the Rose – Barbara Keith
4. Mi Shebeirach – Debbie Friedman
5. Thankful for Life – Sam Sinai
6. You’ll Be Okay – Great Big World
7. Stairwell – Julia Nunes
8. Half Crazy – Jukebox The Ghost
9. House of Gold – Twenty One Pilots
10. Night/Day – mae

Autism Spectrum Disorders
1.) The Ants Go Marching – Popular Children’s Song
2.) Happy – Pharrell
3.) I’m in the Mood – Raffi
4.) Brave – Sara Bareilles
5.) Twist & Shout! – Beatles (Isley Brothers/The Who/etc)
6.) Charlie Knows How to Beat That Drum – Nordoff Robbins
7.) Love Somebody – Maroon 5
8.) A Ram Sam Sam – Moroccan Children’s Song
9.) Roar – Katy Perry
10.) What Does the Fox Say/Lazy Song (Mash Up!) – Ylvis/Bruno Mars

Marriage/Couples Therapy
1. I love the Way You Lie – Rihanna and eminem

2. Picture – Kid Rock and Sheryl Crowe
3. Run – Snow Patrol
4. Lean on me – Bill Withers
5. I need you now – Lady Antebellum
6. Slow dancing in a burning room – John Mayer
7. Stand by me – Ben E. King
8. I won’t give up – Jason Miraz
9. Make this go on forever – Snow Patrol
10. Love Song – Sara Bareilles
11. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
12. Breakable – Ingrid Michaelson

Military Populations
1. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show – This is a great jam song. It is positive and easy to play in a group.
2. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd – There is also a cover by Shinedown
3. Hurt – Johnny Cash (this song is excellent to follow with Walk)
4. Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Other Side
6. The Unforgiven – Metallica
7. Drive – Incubus
8. Rooster – Alice in Chains
9. Walk – Foo Fighters
10. Pharrell Williams – Happy
11. Brett Dennen – Who Am I — (confusion/anxiety/doubt)
12. Peter Bradley Adams – The Longer I Run — (grief/loss)
13. Seryn – Our Love — (love & redemption)
14. The Staves – Black&White — (anguish)
15. First Aid Kit – I Met Up with The King — (pain)
16. Painter Song – Norah Jones – (Longing)

Geriatrics
1. Sunshine on my Shoulders – John Denver
2. Que Sera Sera
3.White Cliffs of Dover
4. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
5. It’s A Good Day
6
. Edelweiss
7. Down in the Valley
8. Peace Like a River
9. Raisins and Almonds (Traditional Jewish Lullabye)
10. What a Wonderful||Somewhere Over the Rainbow – IZ

Hospice/End of Life Care
1. Country Roads – John Denver
2. Here Comes the Sun – the Beatles
3. Moon River – Mancini and Mercer
4. Amazing Grace – Traditional Christian Hymn
5. Death by Numbers – Noah and the Whale
6. I’ll Be Loving You, Always – Irving Berlin
7. Bicycle Built for Two (Daisy Bell)
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
9. Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma!
10. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
11. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
12. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
13. Aint She Sweet
14. In the Garden – Traditional Christian Hymn 

Winter Songs (unassociated with Holidays)
1. December – Norah Jones
2. Back to December – Taylor Swift
3. Snow – Red Hot Chili Peppers
4.Violet Hill – Coldplay
5. Snowfall – Ingrid Michaelson
6. 20 Years of Snow – Regina Spector
7. Splitting Wood – Claire Guerreso
8. Edelweiss
9. Hazy Shade of Winter – Simon and Garfunkel (Jill from IL)
10. Once Upon A December (Eric from Cincinnati OH)
11. Ice, Ice, Baby (Lindsey from Utah)
12. Try To Remember – The Fantasticks (Sheri)
13. Let it Go (Phoebe from Indiana)
14. Cold As Ice – Foreigner (Jill)
15. A Long December – Counting Crows (Eric)
16. My Favorite Things (Lisa from North New Jersey)
17. Somewhere My Love (Lisa)
18. It Snowed – Meaghan Smith (Lucille)
19. Button Up Your Overcoat (Anne from Washington State)
20. On Top of Old Smoky (Anne)
21. Winter Song – Sara Bareilles+Ingrid Michaelson (Kirsten)
22. Wintertime Love – Doors (Jill)
23. Marshmallow World – (Lucille)

Winter Songs (associated with the Holidays)
1. Winter Wonderland (Dana and Melissa)
2. Let it Snow (Dana)
3. Jingle Bells (Dana)
4. Frosty the Snowman (Mica from Mishawaka IN)
5. Sleigh Ride (Mica)
6. Baby It’s Cold Outside (Karrie from Austin TX)
7. Snow – White Christmas (Kristy)
8. Winter Things – Ariana Grande (Jill)
9. Bleak Midwinter (Angie from Montana)

Hiphop/Rap Music
1.) The Message- Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
2.) Keep Ya Head Up-2Pac (Explicit)
3.) Mirror-Lil’ Wayne and Bruno Mars (Explicit)
4.) One Man Can Change The World-Big Sean
5.) i-Kendrick Lamar (Explicit)

5 Songs that are good to start with when beginning to incorporate rap/Hip Hop into session live:
1.) Stressed Out-Twenty One Pilots
2.) I Can-Nas (Great for songwriting!)
3.) See You Again-Wiz Khalifa
4.) How to Love–Lil’ Wayne
5.) Airplanes- B.o.B.

Women’s History  Month
1.) Jana Stanfield – Doesn’t Mean I’m not Strong
2.) Jana Stanfield – If I Were Brave
3.) Holly Near – I Am Willing
4.) Debbie Friedman – Mi Shebeirach
5.) Brandi Carlile – Beginning to Feel the Years
6.) Barbara Dunn – At the End of the Day (from her YouTube Channel)
7.) Fred Small – Not In Our Town (also on Barbara’s YouTube Channel)
8.) Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel (for use with visualization)
9.) George Winston (for use with visualization)
10.) Guiding Light – Foy Vance

Classical Guitar
For relaxation purposes, the simpler the better. 

These pieces can be very accessible to a beginner player. 

  1. Lagrima – Francisco Terrega 
    short, with repeats makes it great for a relaxation session
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HO4Mfuh83A
  2. Spanish Ballade/Romantico in Em by Anonymous – this piece has a repetative picking pattern the whole time and is easy to play. It can often be found on classical guitar or relaxation CDs. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJTA-_lxATM
  3. Many studies by Carcassi, Juliani, Caruli, are very accessible and relaxing in keys people would be comfortable playing in

Classical Guitar Recordings a Music Therapist can incorporate into sessions immediately

  1. Recuerdos de Allandra by Rodrigo
  2. Bach Lute Suites
  3. Transcriptions of Bach’s Cello suites played on Guitar
  4. Villo Lobos – 4th prelude and 1st 
  5. Una limosna por el amor de dios – Barrios

Friendship Songs

  • We’re Going to be Friends – the White Stripes
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  • I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
  • Lean on Me – Bill Withers
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
  • Umbrella – Rihanna ft. Jay Z
  • With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
  • I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
  • Count on Me – Bruno Mars
  • Anytime You Need a Friend – Mariah Carey
  • I’ll Stand By you – the Pretenders
  • Best Friend – Harry Nelson
  • Wannabe – The Spice Girls
  • That’s What Friends Are For – Donna Warwick
  • My Best Friend – Weezer
  • You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
  • 22 – Taylor Swift

Camp Songs

  1. An Austrian (Went Yodelling)
  2. Mama Don’t Allow
  3. Canoe Round
  4. Turn, Turn, Turn
  5. Rainbow Song
  6. Rooster Song
  7. Pete The Cat
  8. I’m in the Mood
  9. Baby Shark
  10. Check Boogie

Singable Books

  1. Dinosaur Pet – sing to tune of Calendar Girl    
  2. Brown Bear – sing to tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star     
  3. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong    
  4. We All Go Traveling By – comes with CD    
  5. Down by the Station 
    Check out this post by Rachel Rambach about this song as well: https://listenlearnmusic.com/2010/06/1-cool-bass-line-2-singable-stories.html
  6. Animal Boogie – comes with CD     
  7. Seals on the Bus    
  8. Where Has My Little Dog Gone.  
  9. Every Little Thing – Bob Marley   
  10. Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin – Tad Hills.    
  11. Pete the Cat.    
  12. Tap the Magic Tree.   

Original Songs
1. Happy Birthday – Becky Bergh
2. Anniversary Song – Catherine Hershey

 

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