Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rock you, We will

Librarians should follow the rock concert model and spend the first five minutes of each library instruction class with some music to get your students in the mood for research. Before the main attraction, offer up one of these motivational selections:
  • "We Will Rock You" - Queen
  • "Gonna Make You Sweat" - C+C Music Factory
  • "Search & Destroy" -- Iggy and the Stooges
  • "Whoomp! There It Is" - Tag Team
  • Or any funeral dirge of your choice
Ask the Readers: What song would be a fitting introduction to YOUR library instruction classes?

32 comments:

CABuckley said...

"Another One Bites the Dust"

SL said...

"American Idiot" by Green Day.

public librarian said...

"57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" by Bruce Springsteen, with lyrics changed to "100,000 Google Results (And Nothin' Good)"

Jenn said...

"Read a Book"

Anonymous said...

"Send in the Clowns"

Anonymous said...

I like to start with Galvanize by the Chemical Brothers. I hand out glow stick and do the wave.

Then we start on Medline and everyone goes to back to sleep.

Veronica said...

I'm gonna rip off Arrested Development and go with "Final Countdown"...complete with me pulling rainbow scarves from my sleeves.

Anonymous said...

Lights off, strobe lights, "Somethin's Happen' Here...."

Anonymous said...

"What It Is Ain't Exactly Clear"....

Anonymous said...

How about Too Much Information by the Police?

"Too much information running through my brain,
Too much information driving me insane"

Kevin Musgrove said...

"Everything You Know Is Wrong" by Wierd Al Yankovicz.

Anonymous said...

Although using any Queen is appropriate, since Brian May is the chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, I would use "The Logical Song."

Anonymous said...

Idiots Rule by Jane's Addiction

Mental Meanderings said...

School's Out Forever?

Anonymous said...

"Communication Breakdown" by Led Zeppelin

Molly said...

Helpless / Neil Young.

Andrew said...

"Computer Games" by MiSex

Anonymous said...

This little ditty from PBS's "Arthur" http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/arthur.htm
Dr. Chris Brown-Syed at the University at Buffalo showed it on the first day of Intro and in a goofy way got us pumped.

Anonymous said...

"Grey Matter" by Oingo Boingo

"They say you can't think, that you haven't got a brain, that you're just there to listen, that you're just being trained!

There's something inside your head!

Grey matter...grey matter..."

Anonymous said...

Authority, by John Mellencamp (I fight authority, authority always wins).

Anonymous said...

"Where is my Mind" by the Pixies

Anonymous said...

"Is there anybody out there?"
Pink Floyd
student@SJSU

Angela said...

We have been doing this for over a year. It's a comfort thing - quiet rooms can be uncomfortable to walk in to. Although it's not as fun as some of the titles presented, we use mainly classical, jazz, and Broadway show tunes. But for our eBay classes we do use the eBay Song by Weird Al Yankovic.

Rebecca Hickman said...

The Book I Read by the Talking Heads.

The Liberry aka Amy said...

Check out Love the Liberry's soundtrack: http://lovetheliberry.blogspot.com/2006/01/soundtrack-for-tvmovie-love-liberry.html

Anonymous said...

"I'll Be Glad When you're Dead, You Rascal You", from a long-forgotten Betty Boop cartoon?

Anonymous said...

Someday (I will Find You) / Kelly Clarkson

On My Way / Phil Collins

Catch / Kosheen
(...Out off my way I'm running, I'm gonna catch you if I can...)

Anonymous said...

"The Logical Song" is Supertramp, not Queen, but still a good choice.

Anonymous said...

5th dimension by the Byrds-- "I saw the great blunder my teachers had made scientific delerium madness..."

Smells like teen spirit works, too.

naomi said...

"I still haven't found what I'm looking for."

Esme said...

Come check out our musical library warm-up on YouTube! Kicking it way Old Skool with a little Katherine Grayson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KIgNeYTvoI

soren faust said...

Speak English or Die -- The Stormtroppers of Death