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Song of the Week

Song of the Week


​​​​​​​If you’re looking for a range of great songs from all around the world, you’ve come to the right place!


This page will be updated with a variety of songs of different styles and genres. Why not listen to something new today?


Scroll down to find the song for this week!

SMSC - Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development 


Music is a great tool for people of all ages to explore and expand their spiritual and cultural development.


Children’s Spiritual development is shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life
  • knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences


At Vigo, when children listen to music, we encourage them to consider how it makes them feel but also respect how it may make other people feel. Children should be open to using their imagination and show creativity when listening to and responding to music. We aim to foster in our children a willingness to share (in whatever way is comfortable for them) their own opinions and response to music. 


 Children’s cultural development is shown by their: 

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures in the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept and respect diversity. This is shown by their respect and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities


At Vigo, we hope that our children will be children who grow to appreciate the backgrounds of performers and a variety of musical styles. They will learn to appreciate the influences from countries around the world on music we have in the UK today. We encourage them to show respect and understanding to each other’s heritages, backgrounds and musical preferences. Music should ultimately bring people together, not separate them.



2/11/20 BBC Planet Earth - Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros

ICELAND - Sigur Ros is an Icelandic band whose music is often very calming to listen to. How does it make you feel? Do you think the music matches the video of places around the world?

Fun fact about this band: Iceland Class in Year 1 love listening to Sigur Ros while they do their learning in the classroom.

9/11/20 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Wiyathul

AUSTRALIA - This song is performed in a language called Yolŋu by an Aborigini artist who is blind. This doesn’t stop him playing his guitar and singing this beautiful song.

16/11/20 Imen Siar: Sings Lauren Daigle's You Say With An Arabic Taste To It!| Britain's Got Talent 2020

UK - Imen Siar is a Muslim singer from the UK who made it through to the Semi-finals on Britain’s Got Talent 2020. Imen sings this song partly in English and partly in Arabic, her home language.
The song she sings is called ‘You Say’ and was written by a Christian singer songwriter called Lauren Daigle. The reason Lauren wrote this song was because she felt the world is full of negative voices from other people, and sometimes ourselves, telling us we are not good enough. Her Christian faith led her to sing about what she believes that God says about her, which she felt was more important than anything the world could say.

23/11/20 Canon in D (Pachelbel's Canon) - Cello & Piano

GERMANY - This is a classical music piece composed by a German composer called Johann Pachelbel. It is commonly played at weddings and you may have heard it before! When you listen, you might notice the repeating tunes played by the piano and cello.

This music makes me feel calm - I wonder how it makes you feel?

30/11/20 This is Me - Sign Along With Us

UK - You may have seen this video if you watched Britain’s Got Talent this year. This song is called ‘This is Me’ from the film The Greatest Showman and is signed in Makaton by a group called Sign Along With Us.
See if you can join in with some of the Makaton!

7/12/20 Kenyan Boys Choir - Jambo Bwana

KENYA - A choir singing a song called Jambo Bwana. The lyrics are a conversation between two people and roughly translate as, “Hello sir, how are you? I’m well thanks. Visitors are welcome to Kenya. No worries!”

Fun fact about this song: Miss Forrest was taught this song when she visited Kenya in 2016.

14/12/20 Company B UK - Last Christmas

AMERICA - This song is performed by ‘Company B - UK’, a group of singers formed on the Isle of Wight in the UK. However, the group and style of music is influenced by Swing/Boogie-Woogie trio The Andrews Sisters who were active from 1925-1967 in Minnesota, America.

Fun fact about this group: Miss Forrest went to school with the members of Company B - UK!

4/1/21 - Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

The Beatles is arguably one of the greatest British bands of all time. The members of the rock group are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
'Here Comes the Sun' was part of their famous album 'Abbey Road' which was released in 1969.

It feels like this song is a positive reminder that, even after a 'dark season', hope is alive and it will get better! This is just what we need to remember at the start of 2021.

11/1/21 - Dave Brubeck - Take Five

This style of music is called jazz. This well known song is from 1959 and was composed (written) by a saxophonist called Paul Desmond. It is performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. You will hear the saxophone playing the melody (main tune) and the drum playing the beat. You might find it hard to tap the pulse/rhythm of this song as it is in an unusual time signature called 5/4. This is where it gets its name 'Take Five'.

18/1/21 - Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

You might recognise this song from the film The Wizard of Oz, for which it was written in 1939. Many people have recorded a cover of this well known song. Eva Cassidy was known as a soprano singer which means she had a high pitched singing voice.

Soprano - high pitched voice
Alto - medium pitched voice
Tenor - low pitched voice
Bass - very low pitched voice

At home, have a go singing your favourite song and see if you can work out what kind of singing voice you have!

25/1/21 - Für Elise/ For Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven lived from 1770-1827 and was a famous composer who played the piano. This style of music is known as 'classical'. Many people say it is a good style of music to study to. This song is called "For Elise" so the purpose of him writing this song was to share his feelings about someone he cared about. One of the many purposes of music is to share or process your feelings.

If you look below, you will see the sheet music for Für Elise. Just like you write words with pen on paper, you can also write music with pen on paper like in this picture by drawing ertain symbols. When you learn how to read music - just like learning how to read words - you will be able to play the right note based on the symbol on the paper. This is how musicians all over the world play the same piece of music. Reading music is like a different language that is the same for everyone no matter what language they speak.

1/2/21 - Fix My Eyes - For King and Country

This song is called 'Fix My Eyes' and is by a band called For King and Country who originate from Nashville, Tennessee.
This song is about reflecting on your actions and seeing what you would do better the next time.
When you listen to the chorus (the part that starts with "I'd love like I'm not scared"), see if you can find all of the different things they are saying they would do.
Some are:
-love like I'm not scared
-give when it's not fair

What do these words mean?
What is one thing you can aim to do to be kind to those around you?

8/2/21 - Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk

Acker Bilk is a clarinet player from Somerset in England. His actual name is Bernard Stanley Bilk but he is known as 'Acker' which comes from the Somerset slang word for 'friend'.
This song, Stranger on the Shore, was the UK's biggest selling single of 1962 and was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks which is nearly a whole year!

When you listen to this song, close your eyes and maybe even lie down to get rid of any distractions. Have at go at answering these questions:
1. Does this song have any words?
2. What instruments can you hear?
3. How does the song make you feel?

Acker Bilk plays the clarinet. If you haven't seen a clarinet before, see if you can find some pictures of it and find another song that is played by a clarinet.
Those of you in Year 2 or 5 who have completed the Orchestra Unit, see if you can work out what section of the orchestra it can be found in.

22/2/21 - Don't Stop Believing - THUD

Here is an instrument you may not have seen before! These colourful plastic tubes are called Boomwhackers and are percussion instruments because you make the sound by hitting them. We have a set of Boomwhackers at school - hopefully you will get the chance to play them one day! Anyone can play - all you need is to be able to hit the tube at the right time to the pulse (heartbeat) of the music.

Although this song is originally by a band called 'Journey', this video shows a group called 'THUD' performing. Look how well the group work together as a team to produce the music.
1. Would one person be able to play the song on their own?
2. How important is it that they listen to each other?
3. If you could play any song on the Boomwhackers, what would you play?

1/3/21 - England National Anthem. (God Save The Queen)

If you have ever watched a sports match or a video of a Royal Wedding, you may have heard this song. It is called the English National Anthem. A National Anthem is a song that praises a particular country and that is officially accepted as the country's song.

I have included the English National Anthem because we all go to school in England. However, if there is another country's National Anthem that you would like to listen to, ask an adult if you can look it up. Most countries in the world have their own National Anthem.

Questions to discuss with your family:
1. Do all National Anthems sound the same?
2. Are National Anthems sung in the same or different languages?
3. Why do you think the words in a National Anthem are important?

8/3/21 - Twenty first century Woman - Joanna Forbes L'Estrange

Monday 8th March is International Women's Day. It is a day to celebrate women and to help to create greater gender equality. In some jobs, women are paid less than men for doing the same job. International Women's Day is a day to think about this and to consider what we can do to let this not be a problem in the future.

This song celebrates women and is performed partly by the Military Wives Choir, of which Mrs Davies in Year 6 is a member. See if you can spot her in the video!

15/3/21 - Power in Me - Rebecca Lawrence

I've been told that Year 5 love this song! Let's see if you can still remember it, Year 5 - and also see who else can learn the words to join in!
It is about knowing that you all have strength and power inside of YOU! It's your job to use this power for good and to make the world around you a better place.

Questions to think about...
How can I make a difference in my class?
How can I make a difference in my family?
How can I make a difference in my town?

19/4/21 - Disney Pixar's Soul Soundtrack - Jazz Music

April is 'Jazz Music Appreciation Month' in the USA so I thought we could have a bit of jazz appreciation here too! Jazz Music is widely recognised by its smooth piano playing and you can often hear woodwind instruments such as the saxophone or oboe, along with a steady beat played on the drums. Jazz music sometimes has singers' voices too, but not always.

If you have seen the Disney film 'Soul', you will have heard jazz music! This week's song is more than just one song - it's the complete soundtrack from 'Soul'.
You might choose to listen to a small section of the music and see what instruments you can hear, or you might choose to play the whole soundtrack to relax or while studying.

How does the music make you feel?
If you were to draw a picture of the music, what would you draw? (What colours would you use? Would the lines and shapes that you draw be spikey or smooth?)

26/4/21 - Music for Ramadan

Ramadan is an important time of year for Muslims (people who follow the Islam religion) all over the world. During Ramadan, Muslims try to spend more time with Allah (their name for God) and act kindly to help other people as much as they can. They also "fast" - this means they don't eat food during the day, and instead they pray to Allah more.
Some Muslims like to be quiet to help them focus on Allah, whereas others like to listen to music during Ramadan. Here is some music that some Muslims choose to listen to as a way of helping them to focus on God during Ramadan.

1. Do you know anyone who is a Muslim? Why don't you ask them what Ramadan means for them?
2. If you don't know anything about Ramadan, see if you can find out some facts about it from a Muslim friend or from a book or the internet.
3. Do you think music can help you to focus on different things? For example, does music help you to concentrate on your homework? Music like this helps some Muslims to focus on Allah.