History in Songs
Some people learn songs easily, or enjoy analyzing lyrics, and here are some history-related or otherwise evocative-of-history songs.

There used to be a cool little jukebox here where songs could be clicked and heard. Bummer the site closed down. Read/listen with your critical-thinking cap on; don't take every word to the bank:

LINKS TO COMMENTARY ON THE SONGS:

Battle of New Orleans


We Didn't Start the Fire
PHOTOS to accompany the song, a very cool presentation by Ye Li at Caltech, with humor and a "pause" function
Wikipedia's report with lyrics (in time-line fashion—the blue words are the lyrics), summaries and links

American Pie


Abraham, Martin & John
Lyrics or commentary


Pinky and the Brain: A Meticulous Analysis of History, video and link-annotated lyrics



How Elvis Appears to Unschoolers
Blue Suede Shoes and everything that could possibly go with or without them

Gilligan's Island

Jubilation and Triangulation
Music, space operas, math, language and joy.

Late Night Learning

History

Thinking Sticks

Strewing

"Triviality"

Television/Media