Have you been keeping up with the Pop Song Spotlight posts?
The past two blogs have been about the best songs for working on attention skills with instruments (Imagine Dragons and OneRepublic are part of this spotlight) and the best songs for movement (a few are perfect for the upcoming summer months).
Today, I’m spotlight-ing Sia’s “Unstoppable.”
Not only is this song fantastic for a lyric analysis and song discussion, it also lends itself to fill-in-the-blank songwriting.
From the very first line, where she sings “All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town,” you can tell this is a powerful song.
“I put my armor on, show you how strong I am. I put my armor on, I’ll show you that I am…”
Following that is an opportunity for fill-in-the blank songwriting.
Your clients and students can switch up the words “I’m unstoppable / invincible / powerful / confident” with uplifting adjectives to describe themselves.
If Sia is a “Porshe with no brakes,” your clients can explore and envision, what are they? Use a figure of speech to depict what that is.
There are so many directions you can go with this song. Let your students’ and clients’ goals and areas of need guide you.
I’m looking forward to using this in the Healing Arts Program I’ve been facilitating at our local high school’s autistic support classroom here in Pennsylvania.
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“I really liked how you showed so many examples of the techniques and interventions being use in actual music therapy sessions. I would recommend this E-Course to others! The course gave great information on how to engage clients in attention activities in a variety of different ways.”
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