Song List Series – Classic Rock Songs with Vowels in the Chorus


This may seem like an oddly specific sub-genre, but music therapists often work with clients that have speech goals. Songs that have sustained or repeated vowels in the chorus can address breath control, word “shaping,” and even self-expression! Plus, in this day and age classic rock is an increasingly popular genre that reaches across generations.

  • “Who Are You” by The Who
  • “Jersey Girl” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “D’yer Mak’er” by Led Zeppelin
  • “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns n Roses
  • “Take on Me” by a-ha
  • “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John
  • “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by  Bobby McFerrin
  • “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin
  • “Obla Di Obla Da” by The Beatles
  • “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood
  • “Listen to the Music” by Doobie Brothers
  • “Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin
  • “Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills & Nash


Tune in next week for songs with great hooks!