Year 10 Torch Song 

Torch Song has been developed from CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and their focus on the idea of having a song that can help lift a mood and ‘guide us out of the dark’:http://www.torchsongs.co.uk/

The King James’s community were invited to nominate their own Torch Song with a reason for their song...

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 "I love the lyrics in this song and the story that it was a response by Noel Gallagher to negativity in music at that time. I think it is still as relevant today as it was when first released in 1994" (parent choice)

Oasis - Live Forever (1994)

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Week 1 - 6.1.20: “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"

Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster (2001)

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CHRISTMAS TORCH SONG​​​​​​​

Week 7 - 16.12.19: "My grandad plays this song as soon as December arrives and even though I don't admit it to him, it gets me feeling Christmassy" (student choice)

Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody (1973)

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CHRISTMAS TORCH SONG​​​​​​​

Week 6 - 9.12.19: ​​​​​​​"I know it's Christmas when I hear this one!" (parent choice)

Jona Lewie - Stop the cavalry (1978)

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CHRISTMAS TORCH SONG

Week 5 - 2.12.19: "I like this song because it is festive and joyful" (student choice)

All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey (1994)

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Week 4 - 25.11.19: “It’s my alarm that wakes me up!” (Staff choice) 

We like to party (the Vengabus) - Vengaboys (1999)

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Week 3 - 18.11.19: "It came out in 1993 when I was 21 and loving life and I had the long hair and the same trainers as Jay Kay in the video, so I felt a connection as he was only a year or so older than me and I have loved his music ever since. Got all of his albums, seen him concert numerous times and met him three or four times" (staff choice) 

Jamiroquai - Too young to die (1993)

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Week 2 - 11.11.19: "It makes me happy and makes me want to sing it. It puts me in a good mood" (student choice) 

Shawn Mendes - Treat you better (2016)

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Week 1 - 4.11.19: “When things aren’t just going to plan and I’m feeling a bit flat - this song makes me feel that I can do anything!!! It’s telling life - throw at me what you like - I’ve got this” (parent choice)

David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia (2011)

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Week 7 - 21.10.19: "I used to dance to this when I was with my grandma and granddad" (Student choice) 

Petula Clark - Sailor (1965)

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Week 6 - 14.10.19: "My grandad used to sing this song to me and now that he has died it reminds me of him" (Student choice)

Elvis Presley - Can't help falling in love (1961)

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Week 5 - 7.10.19: "This song and video is so full of joy that it never fails to make me feel good" (staff choice) 

Feist - 1234 (2010)

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Week 4 - 30.9.19: "This is a favourite song of my group of friends and when we get 'giddy' we sing it to each other" (staff choice)

Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye - Ain't no mountain high enough (1966)

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Week 3 - 23.9.19: "The lyrics are so true: Keep on moving. The time will come one day" (Staff choice)

Soul II Soul - Keep on Movin' (1989)

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Week 2 - 16.9.19: "This song is one of my favourites" (Parent)

Keala Settle - This is me (2017)

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Week 1 - 9.9.19: "Super positive lyrics, always makes me think of summer days which makes me feel positive, motivated and lighter! No matter how rubbish my day has been, if I put this track on, it never fails to put a smile on my face!" (Staff)

Lifted - Lighthouse Family (1995)