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We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

10

Be True to Your School

The Beach Boys, 1963

 

Good clean fun.

 

 

9

Wonderful World

Sam Cooke, 1960

 

At least he learned the important stuff.

 

 

8

Walk This Way

Aerosmith, 1975

 

A playground love story.

 

 

7

Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)

Baz Luhrmann, 1998

 

 

 

6

School’s Out

Alice Cooper, 1972

 

…for summer!

 

 

5

Harper Valley PTA

Jeannie C. Riley, 1968

 

A soap opera of a song.

 

 

4

Hot for Teacher

Van Halen, 1984

 

For mature audiences only.

 

 

3

Graduation (Friends Forever)

Vitamin C, 2000

 

The song that spawned a thousand tears and hugs.

 

 

2

When I Kissed the Teacher

ABBA, 1976

 

Then? Cute. Today? Jail.

 

 

1

ABC

Jackson 5, 1970

 

Come on, were we really going to skip this one?