Why couldn't Miley Cyrus cover Pixies songs?
January 24, 2011 6:30 AM Subscribe
Please help me make a playlist of songs for youth (7 - 18 years old) that they will actually enjoy and not just a playlist of songs I think they should like instead.
The non-profit I work for is holding a "music night" for the children we serve and for the volunteers who work directly with them in one-on-one mentoring relationships. We’d like to play clips of songs for the kids and their mentors to identify, ask music trivia questions, have the kids identify the country of origin for several songs from around the world and play background music while we eat food that’s probably not going to be healthy in any way.
I’ve been having a tough time deciding on songs or artists to play because I keep thinking of music that I think the kids should like and not what the kids will actually like. I’m trying to push out thoughts that the kids would probably love Pavement if only they were exposed to it because I realize that’s just not likely to happen.
What music do kids between 7 and 18 actually like? Google leads me to broad, overwhelming results and, well, I really like you guys and would appreciate your input. Please let me know what you think and also, please, let me know what ages you think would prefer your suggestions. I’m sure that every song will not appeal to every age, so we’re hoping for a good mix. Thank you!