10. January, 2016Uncategorized

“It’s Not Unusual” – Tom Jones


It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry
Oh I wanna’ die

It’s not unusual to go out at any time
But when I see you out and about it’s such a crime
If you should ever want to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual

It happens every day
No matter what you say
You find it happens all the time
Love will never do what you want it to
Why can’t this crazy love be mine

It’s not unusual, to be mad with anyone
It’s not unusual, to be sad with anyone
But if I ever find that you’ve changed at anytime
It’s not unusual to find out that I’m in love with you
Whoa oh oh oh oh






Group members should listen to the song and read the lyrics before answering each of the following questions on looseleaf:

  • What type of person would listen to and enjoy this song in 1965? Would they most likely be a young child, teenager, or adult? Would they be rich or poor, urban or rural, male or female?
  • How is this song different from “Like a Rolling Stone?” Why would Bob Dylan’s song shock (and either excite or offend) the listener of our group’s song?
  • What would “Like a Rolling Stone” mean to our group’s listener?
  • Brainstorm a list of current songs with important social messages. Do all people who hear the songs react the same way? What are some of the different interpretations listeners could apply to each song?

Group members will create a PowerPoint to present to the class containing the following slides

Slide 1 – Song title, song author, and performer (may be the same), link to song to play for class

Slide 2 – 2-3 sentences on what the song is about

Slide 3&4 – Song Trivia – Historical background/images

Slide 4 – Images/Symbols that represent the song to the group