Without music, life would be a mistake.
  Friedrich Nietzsche

These days I’m dealing with the tenses with all levels so I decided to group the songs according to the tenses. As I’m focused on Past Simple and past Continuous now, I’ve started from them.

When I prepare the lessons, I’ll also add them. 

Because you Loved me Celine Dion 

Jealous Guy John Lennon 

Hotel California The Eagles

Storyman Chris de Burgh

Fairy Tale Alexander Rybak

Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks

Our Last Summer ABBA

No reply Beatles

Candle in the Wind Elton John

You were there Eric Clapton


9 thoughts on “10 Songs to Teach Past Simple and Past Continuous Tense

  1. Thanks. Just been through them all and Jealous Guy definitely seems to be the best for Past Continuous. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen also has some Past Continuous in it.

    1. I am sailing- Rod Stewart.
      Another yellow lemon tree- Fool’s garden. ( With 1st person singular contration).

  2. These songs are already old and my students don’t think they are “relatable”. I wish you could give us new songs.

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