Song Essay Topics

History and Song

Amazing Grace is one of the most poignant song that was ever written whose appeal goes beyond its religious origins to encompass the human struggle and has evolved together with history. The song is based on I Chronicles 17:16 on the words of the Hebrew King David regarding his wonder at the selection of his… View Article

What a Wonderful World

The song “What a Wonderful World” by George Weiss and Bob Thiele reveals Louis Armstrong’s personal philosophy of life. One senses that Armstrong believed that good can be found everywhere, that the world is full of beauty, that simplicity is satisfying, and that a person finds happiness within. It is clear that Armstrong demonstrates character… View Article

The song “Wait a Minute”

Megan’s paper regarding the song “Wait a Minute” is an honest and well-written portrayal of the lyrics as well as the meaning surrounding them. The paper goes beyond simple terms and convenient definitions to offer a greater insight into not just the song lyrics, but the universal experience of love and life in general. This… View Article

Ohio

Written by Neil Young in response to the shootings at Kent State University, the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young song “Ohio” inspires emotion and contemplation almost forty years after it was written. More than any other song of the time, “Ohio” marked the end of innocence and idealism of the hippie generation and the emergence… View Article

Rhetorical Analysis of Hurricane

Martin Luther King once said, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political, but because it is right. ” The song “Hurricane”, written by Bob Dylan takes a stand and ignores what was safe, popular, and politically right during the 1960’s and 1970’s, in order to… View Article

English Song

The song is basically a tribute for Princess Diana for the genuine kindness and compassion she has shown to the people of England, especially to the common people. The Meaning of Each Stanza: The first stanza aims to bid goodbye to Princess Diana, with a promise that her acts of kindness be remembered in England…. View Article

Something’s Coming

Something Coming was a song composed for the musical West Side Story, based on a modern version of “Romeo and Juliet” It was written in 1958. The music in West Side Story reflects the styles of this age- bebop jazz and the blues, fused with several Latin American dance rhythms and ideas from opera. The… View Article

Being the Best Person You Can Be

There is inside you All of the potential To be whatever you want to be; All of the energy To do whatever you want to do. Imagine yourself as you would like to be, Doing what you want to do, And each day, take one step Towards your dream. And though at times it may… View Article

Part of Your World

The song Part of Your World is from the movie The Little Mermaid and is sung by the main character, Ariel. This song embodies the ultimate goal of Ariel throughout the whole movie, which is to be a part of the world above the sea, land. As the song states, Ariel wishes to be “where… View Article

Possession

Poems have been in existence ever since the bards sang about their stories in dates that used to be letters and not yet numbers in form and they usually reflect what the songwriter’s emotions and sentiments are as it celebrates self-expression. Simply defined as a composition in verse by the online dictionary Merriam-Webster, there are… View Article

Analysis of Mountain Sound in the Context of Journeys

“Mountain Sound” is a song performed by Icelandic indie pop band Of Monsters and Men which was released as a second single from their debut studio album “My Head is An Animal.” Written by Arnar Rósenkranz, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson, it tells the story of a character who commits a crime or action… View Article

Song Comparison

The road of life can be a bumpy one. There will always be twists and turns that can alter a person’s life, changing the course of their destination. Even though life can be tough, you have to draw upon your inner strength in order to persevere. The songs, “Move Along” by The All-American Rejects and… View Article

Created in the Image of God

The theme “Created in the Image of God” is saying that everyone is special and no human life should be wasted because God loves us all equally and has a plan for everyone. This theme also explains that everyone is created differently for a reason. The song Don’t Laugh at Me is about the people… View Article

Sunday Bloody Sunday Analysis

“Trenches dug within our hearts, And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart” — Matthew 10:35: “For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” “Wipe the tears from your eyes” — Revelation 21:4: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes…” “We… View Article

Where Is the Love – Satire Speech

Music is an important part of our life because it expresses different type of messages to different type of people in certain circumstances. They can mean all different type of emotions like love, heartbreak, excitement and so many more. Different type of music can impact in people’s lives, leaving them with a certain feeling towards… View Article

Macklemore Otherside Analysis

“We live on the cusp of death thinking that it won’t be us,” (l.32). Macklemore is saying that people think that they will not die from doing drugs. In this song Macklemore is stating that drugs can be really addictive also he states that drugs can really mess you up and how media influences you… View Article

I Love College

I Love College by Asher Roth is considered 2009’s college anthem. A dance song about college parties, complete with under-age drinking, possible date rape, and the lack of focus on academics, I Love College is on most teenagers’ iPod playlist, especially the teenagers who are planning on going to college in the fall. I Love… View Article

Glorious Celebration

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson, is regarded as one of the celebrated American writers alive. Besides writing a lot of memorable works, she is also the subject of other authors who have written a lot about her life and works. There is her biography written by two of her friends, Marcia Gillespie and Richard Long,… View Article

What Song Has Had an Impact on My Life

One song that has really changed my life and has had an impact would be Hall of Fame by The Script. The song has the verses and reminders that if you do your best and if you strive for what you want to do or who you want to be, then you can be the… View Article

Hey Jude – Song Analysis

“Hey Jude” is a song by the English rock band The Beatles and was written by Paul McCartney. It was first released in August 1968 under The Beatles label ‘Apple Records’. Hey Jude runs for 7mins and 11secs and at the time of release was the longest single to top the British charts. The song… View Article

“Changes” by Tupac Shakur

The song that I chose to analyze is “Changes” by Tupac Shakur. The late Tupac Shakur was an African American rapper who was shot dead years ago. His powerful lyrics have impacted the rap industry to this day, because he spoke the truth. His lyrics directly related to his everyday struggles, and how being a… View Article

The Castle & From Little Things Big Things Grow

The Castle by Rob Sitch and the song ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ by Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly both portray the means of being a part of the global village as they show the readers what it means to be a part of something special. This may come in the form of saving… View Article