5 Best Songs to Learn English

Music can help in a lot of ways to you learn a language. Research shows that music can help people remember things, improve their accents, and learn new words. So, we made this article with a list of the best songs for learning English based on vocabulary, grammar, and how catchy they are.

We’ve also included songs for people of different ages and skill levels. Add them to your Spotify playlist or make a mixtape (does anyone still do that?). Listen to all these songs as much as possible to improve your ability to understand and speak English.

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1. ABC by Jackson 5

This English song with Michael Jackson on it is a great song on its own. Jackson is one of the most influential pop artists of all time. The song is about words about school and love, and the lyrics are easy to understand. Some school vocabulary includes words like “arithmetic,” a type of math, and “do re mi,” a music phrase.

What’s better is that its simple, catchy chorus is ideal for getting English lyrics stuck in your head, which helps you learn all those useful English words.

2. Manic Mondays by The Bangles

This song is a little difficult to figure out, and a few words can be difficult for individuals just learning English. However, the content is perfect for people who are only starting to learn English. The song talks about typical daily activities and uses words that help with those activities. Who doesn’t wish it was Sunday, anyway? It is a really fun day.

You can also use this song to see how the past tense and the past progressive work. The past progressive comprises the past tense of the verb to be and the present participle. In the first line of the song, “I was kissing Valentino by a clear blue Italian stream,” this is shown.

3. Beautiful Day by U2

This song is a tad harder than the songs that came before it. The lyrical content of this song, which includes lines like “The heart is a blossom that springs up through the stony earth,” is excellent for learning figurative and poetic language. The song is about being happy, positive, and grateful for your life. 

The song is catchy, even if you first don’t understand all the words. If you can’t stop humming the easier parts of this English song, you can think about what it means. (This is why learning English through songs is so easy and fun!)

4. Every Breath You Take by The Police

Unlike the last song, this one is simple and competitive, which makes it great for learning English. This song depicts a person who loves somebody else so much that they want to be with them all the time. The rhymes also give you a chance to work on your phonetic skills.

This English song also has a few idioms to which you should pay attention.

When the singer says his heart aches, it implies that he misses his lover so much that it feels like his heart is hurting. Also, to be “lost without a trace” means that someone or something has vanished without leaving any hints as to where they could have gone.

5. Titanium by David Guetta Featuring Sia

Would you like to learn better with something more upbeat and inspiring? “Titanium” by David Guetta is one of the few songs that can make you feel like you can do anything. It has simple lyrics and a unique word count of only 57 words.

Conclusion

No matter your level, the songs above are a good way to improve your English language skills because they teach you many new words and important grammar rules. Your English will improve if you listen to them often enough and make them a part of your routine.

Since English music is so big, you’re sure to find a lot of songs you love. Please start with the easy pop songs listed above, and then try any exercises. You’ll be surprised how much you can gain knowledge from just one song. Happy listening!

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