10. January, 2016Uncategorized

“What the World Needs Now is Love” – Jackie DeShannon

 

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

Lord, we don’t need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
Enough to last ’till the end of time

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

Lord, we don’t need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh, listen, lord, if you want to know

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some, oh, but just for ever, every, everyone

What the world needs now is love, sweet love (oh, is love)
What the world needs now is love, sweet love (oh, is love)
What the world needs now is love, sweet love (oh, is love)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh9PMULbuFI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_World_Needs_Now_Is_Love

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3820

 

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