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Mar 11, 2022

10 Best Songs for Learning English

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🎶🎵🎼1. Wake me up- Avicci With plenty of repetition and a whole load of metaphors for more advanced learners to get to grips with, Avicci's 'Wake me up' is a simple and effective tune to help you practise your English over the summer. ▶️ Feeling my way through the darkness Guided by a beating heart I can't tell where the journey will end But I know where to start They tell me I'm too young to understand They say I'm caught up in a dream Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes Well that's fine by me So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older All this time I was finding myself, and I Didn't know I was lost So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older All this time I was finding myself, and I Didn't know I was lost I tried carrying the weight of the world But I only have two hands Hope I get the chance to travel the world But I don't have any plans Wish that I could stay forever this young Not afraid to close my eyes Life's a game made for everyone And love is a prize So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older All this time I was finding myself, and I Didn't know I was lost So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older All this time I was finding myself, and I I didn't know I was lost I didn't know I was lost I didn't know I was lost I didn't know I was lost I didn't know

🎶🎵🎼 2. Thinking out Loud- Ed Sheeran This romantic ballad by Ed Sheeran has made it into our top 10 due to its slow pace and repetitive chorus. The song also offers plenty of opportunities to practise the imperative. Practise the lyrics to 'Think Out Loud.' ▶️ When your legs don't work like they used to before And I can't sweep you off of your feet Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70 And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23 And I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways Maybe just the touch of a hand Oh me I fall in love with you every single day And I just wanna tell you I am So honey now Take me into your loving arms Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Place your head on my beating heart I'm thinking out loud Maybe we found love right where we are When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades And the crowds don't remember my name When my hands don't play the strings the same way, mm I know you will still love me the same 'Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it's evergreen Baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways Maybe it's all part of a plan I'll just keep on making the same mistakes Hoping that you'll understand But baby now Take me into your loving arms Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Place your head on my beating heart I'm thinking out loud That maybe we found love right where we are, oh So baby now Take me into your loving arms Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Oh darling, place your head on my beating heart I'm thinking out loud That maybe we found love right where we are Oh baby, we found love right where we are (maybe) And we found love right where we are

🎶🎵🎼 3. Budapest- George Ezra Best for intermediate learners, Budapest by George Ezra is a list of all of the things the popstar would leave for his partner. As well as giving you a great opportunity to practise the second conditional, this song's quick pace can help you get used to the common English contraction 'I'd.' Practise the vocabulary for George Ezra's Budapest.  ▶️ My house in Budapest My hidden treasure chest Golden grand piano My beautiful Castillo You You I'd leave it all My acres of a land I have achieved It may be hard for you to Stop and believe But for you You I'd Leave it all Give me one good reason Why I should never make a change And baby if you hold me Then all of this will go away My many artifacts The list goes on If you just say the words I'll up and run Oh, to you You I'd leave it all Give me one good reason Why I should never make a change And baby if you hold me Then all of this will go away Give me one good reason Why I should never make a change Baby if you hold me Then all of this will go away My friends and family They, don't understand They fear they'd lose so much If you take my hand But, for you You I'd lose it all Give me one good reason Why I should never make a change And baby if you hold me Then all of this will go away Give me one good reason Why I should never make a change And baby if you hold me Then all of this will go away My house in Budapest My hidden treasure chest Golden grand piano My beautiful castillo You You I'd leave it all

🎶🎵🎼 4. Hello-Adele This powerful song is so brilliant for learning English because of its slow start and clear lyrics. In fact, for someone new to learning English, Adele's clear London accent is great for getting used to new words and phrases. Learn the lyrics to Hello by Adele.  ▶️ Hello, it's me I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet To go over everything They say that time's supposed to heal ya But I ain't done much healing Hello, can you hear me? I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be When we were younger and free I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet There's such a difference between us And a million miles Hello from the other side I must've called a thousand times To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call, you never seem to be home Hello from the outside At least I can say that I've tried To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore Hello, how are you? It's so typical of me to talk about myself, I'm sorry I hope that you're well Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened? It's no secret that the both of us are running out of time So hello from the other side (Other side) I must've called a thousand times (Thousand times) To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call, you never seem to be home Hello from the outside (Outside) At least I can say that I've tried (I've tried) To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore Ooh-ooh, anymore Ooh-ooh-ooh, anymore Ooh-ooh, anymore Anymore Hello from the other side (Other side) I must've called a thousand times (Thousand times) To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call, you never seem to be home Hello from the outside (Outside) At least I can say that I've tried (I've tried) To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

🎶🎵🎼 5. Someone you loved- Lewis Capaldi With common idioms like 'let my guard down' and 'pull the rug,' Lewis Capaldi's 'Someone You Loved' offers a great range of new phrases for upper-intermediate learners. Click here to learn the lyrics to Lewis Capaldi. ▶️ I'm going under and this time I fear there's no one to save me This all or nothing really got a way of driving me crazy I need somebody to heal Somebody to know Somebody to have Somebody to hold It's easy to say But it's never the same I guess I kinda liked the way you numbed all the pain Now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved I'm going under and this time I fear there's no one to turn to This all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you Now, I need somebody to know Somebody to heal Somebody to have Just to know how it feels It's easy to say but it's never the same I guess I kinda liked the way you helped me escape Now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved And I tend to close my eyes when it hurts sometimes I fall into your arms I'll be safe in your sound 'til I come back around For now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved But now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

🎶🎵🎼 6. All of Me- John Legend John Legend's 'All of Me' is great for practising phrasal verbs like 'pin down' 'draw in.' For upper-intermediate learners that would like a challenge, there's also great new idioms to learn too! Find out how to learn English with John Legend.  ▶️ What would I do without your smart mouth? Drawing me in, and you kicking me out You got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down What's going on in that beautiful mind? I'm on your magical mystery ride And I'm so dizzy, don't know what hit me, but I'll be alright My head's underwater But I'm breathing fine You're crazy and I'm out of my mind 'Cause all... 'Cause all of me Loves all of you Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections Give your all to me I'll give my all to you You're my end and my beginning Even when I lose I'm winning How many times do I have to tell you Even when you're crying you're beautiful too? The world is beating you down, I'm around through every mood You're my downfall, you're my muse My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues I can't stop singing, it's ringing in my head for you My head's underwater But I'm breathing fine You're crazy and I'm out of my mind 'Cause all of me Loves all of you Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections Give your all to me I'll give my all to you You're my end and my beginning Even when I lose I'm winning 'Cause I give you all... 'Cause all of me Loves all of you Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections Give your all to me I'll give my all to you You're my end and my beginning Even when I lose I'm winning 'Cause I give you all of me And you give me all of you 'Cause I give you all of me And you give me all of you, oh

🎶🎵🎼 7. Shallow- Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper From the soundtrack of the hit film, 'A Star is Born' this incredible song from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper offers English learners a slow-paced intro, as well as a wide range of new vocabulary. Practise the lyrics to Shallow here.  ▶️ Tell me somethin', girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for? I'm fallin' In all the good times, I find myself longin' for change And in the bad times, I fear myself Tell me something, boy Aren't you tired tryin' to fill that void? Or do you need more? Ain't it hard keepin' it so hardcore? I'm falling In all the good times, I find myself longing for change And in the bad times, I fear myself I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us We're far from the shallow now In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-llow In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow We're far from the shallow now Oh, ha-ah-ah Ah, ha-ah-ah, oh, ah Ha-ah-ah-ah I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us We're far from the shallow now In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-llow In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow We're far from the shallow now

🎶🎵🎼 8. New Rules- Dua Lipa Although its lyrics are somewhat fast-paced, New Rules by Dua Lipa is the perfect song for practising the negative imperative as well as common abbreviations and slang terms like 'ain't' and 'em. Practise English with Dua Lipa here.  ▶️ One Talkin' in my sleep at night, makin' myself crazy (Out of my mind, out of my mind) Wrote it down and read it out, hopin' it would save me (Too many times, too many times) My love He makes me feel like nobody else, nobody else But, my love He doesn't love me, so I tell myself, I tell myself One: Don't pick up the phone You know he's only callin' 'cause he's drunk and alone Two: Don't let him in You have to kick him out again Three: Don't be his friend You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the mornin' And if you're under him, you ain't gettin' over him I got new rules; I count 'em I got new rules; I count 'em I gotta tell them to myself I got new rules; I count 'em I gotta tell them to myself I keep pushin' forwards, but he keeps pullin' me backwards (Nowhere to turn) No way (Nowhere to turn) No Now I'm standin' back from it, I finally see the pattern (I never learn, I never learn) But, my love (Love) He doesn't love me, so I tell myself I tell myself, I do, I do, I do One: Don't pick up the phone You know he's only callin' 'cause he's drunk and alone Two: Don't let him in You have to kick him out again Three: Don't be his friend You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning And if you're under him, you ain't gettin' over him I got new rules; I count 'em I got new rules; I count 'em I gotta tell them to myself I got new rules; I count 'em I gotta tell them to myself Practice makes perfect I'm still tryna learn it by heart (I got new rules, I count 'em) Eat, sleep and breathe it Rehearse and repeat it, 'cause I (I got new, I got new, I...) One: Don't pick up the phone You know he's only callin' 'Cause he's drunk and alone (Yeah, alone) Two: Don't let him in You have to kick him out again (Oh, ooh) Three: Don't be his friend (Again) You know you're gonna wake up In his bed in the mornin' (Bed in the mornin') And if you're under him, you ain't gettin' over him I got new rules; I count 'em I got new rules; I count 'em (Whoa-ooh, whoa, whoa) I gotta tell them to myself I got new rules; I count 'em (Baby, you know I count 'em) I gotta tell them to myself Don't let him in, don't let him in Don't, don't, don't, don't Don't be his friend, don't be his friend Don't, don't, don't, don't Don't let him in, don't let him in Don't, don't, don't, don't Don't be his friend, don't be his friend Don't, don't, don't, don't You gettin' over him

🎶🎵🎼9. Love Yourself- Justin Bieber For students who have difficulties with negative constructions, Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' offers great opportunities to practise the difference between 'did' 'didn't' 'do' and 'don't.' Just look out for abbreviations like 'wanna' that might cause some difficulty for beginners. Learn the lyrics to Bieber's 'Love Yourself.' ▶️ For all the times that you rain on my parade And all the clubs you get in using my name You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake You think I'm crying on my own, well I ain't And I didn't wanna write a song Cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care I don't but, you still hit my phone up And baby I be movin' on And I think you should be somethin' I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that My mama don't like you and she likes everyone And I never like to admit that I was wrong And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on But now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own Cause if you like the way you look that much Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin' You should go and love yourself And when you told me that you hated my friends The only problem was with you and not them And every time you told me my opinion was wrong And tried to make me forget where I came from And I didn't wanna write a song Cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care I don't but, you still hit my phone up And baby I be movin' on And I think you should be somethin' I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that My mama don't like you and she likes everyone And I never like to admit that I was wrong And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on But now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own Cause if you like the way you look that much Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin' You should go and love yourself For all the times that you made me feel small I fell in love, now I feel nothin' at all Had never felt so low when I was vulnerable Was I a fool to let you break down my walls? Cause if you like the way you look that much Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin' You should go and love yourself Cause if you like the way you look that much Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin' You should go and love yourself

🎶🎵🎼 10. Just the Way You Are- Bruno Mars Last on our list is 'Just the Way You Are' by Bruno Mars. For people new to learning English, this catchy song by Bruno Marz allows learners to practise the simple present without difficult accents or phrasal verbs. Practise your English with Bruno Mars.  ▶️ Oh, her eyes, her eyes Make the stars look like they're not shinin' Her hair, her hair Falls perfectly without her tryin' She's so beautiful and I tell her everyday Yeah, I know, I know When I compliment her, she won't believe me And it's so, it's so Sad to think that she don't see what I see But every time she asks me, "Do I look okay?" I say When I see your face There's not a thing that I would change 'Cause you're amazing Just the way you are And when you smile The whole world stops and stares for a while 'Cause girl, you're amazing Just the way you are Yeah Her lips, her lips I could kiss them all day if she'd let me Her laugh, her laugh She hates, but I think it's so sexy She's so beautiful and I tell her everyday Oh, you know, you know You know I'd never ask you to change If perfect's what you're searchin' for, then just stay the same So don't even bother askin' if you look okay You know I'll say When I see your face There's not a thing that I would change 'Cause you're amazing Just the way you are And when you smile The whole world stops and stares for a while 'Cause girl, you're amazing Just the way you are The way you are The way you are Girl, you're amazing Just the way you are When I see your face There's not a thing that I would change 'Cause you're amazing Just the way you are And when you smile The whole world stops and stares for a while 'Cause girl, you're amazing Just the way you are Yeah

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