I am reading the book Tuesdays with Morrie and need songs that relate to that book with explanations.

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mstultz72 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You will want songs that match up with the way the book is organized.  And, remember, you will want songs that Morrie used to dance to in the 1970s when he attending those Friday Nights at Brandeis.

Here are the chapter titles with corresponding songs that might match up:

  • "The Curriculum; The Syllabus; The Student; The Audiovisual; The Orientation; The Classroom": Here, I would go with "My Back Pages" by The Byrds

Other topics:

  • "We talk about the world": "This Whole World" by The Beach Boys
  • "We talk about feeling sorry for youself": "Standing Around Crying" by Muddy Waters
  • "We talk about regrets": "Yesterday" by The Beatles
  • "We talk about death": "Death is Not the End" by Bob Dylan; "I Shall Be Released" by The Band; "Last Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • "We talk about family": "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone
  • "We talk about emotions": "Emotionally Yours" by Bob Dylan; "Emotional Rescue" by The Rolling Stones
  • "We talk about the fear of aging": "Sixty Years On" by Elton John or "When I'm Sixty Four" by The Beatles
  • "We talk about money": "Money" by Pink Floyd; "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles
  • "We talk about how love goes on": "And Love Goes On" by Earth Wind & Fire; "Love and Happiness" by Al Green
  • "We talk about marriage": "Let's Get Married" by Al Green
  • "We talk about our culture": "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
  • "We talk about forgiveness": "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" by Elton John
  • "We talk about the perfect day": "A Day in the Life" by Ray Charles
  • "We say good-bye": "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke; "Never Say Goodbye" by Bob Dylan