True Endeavors’ Question Of The Week: Back To School Edition

Rock N Roll High School


As many of our readers are gearing up to head back to class in the coming days and weeks, we want to compile a list of the best scholastic-themed songs and lyrics that are out there.  Post a comment below with your picks  and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to a True Endeavors club show of your choice!  (Click here to check out our current lineup.)

Have your responses posted by 6pm on Sunday, August 25.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

14 Responses

  1. HOT FOR TEACHER takes my cake 🙂

  2. Alice Cooper – School’s Out. It is for me. Had my credits in June. The ABA has a 24 month rule which made me wait for my diploma. Soon my wisc email will stop working and I will stop receiving your junk mail.

  3. From Chuck Berry’s School Days to Nirvana’s School this has been a fond subject for rock and roll. I’m partial to the Kink’s Schoolboys in Disgrace abum with their anthemic, “Education”, which of course predates Pink Floyd’s, “we don’t need no education.” Don’t forget Van Halen’s Hot for Teacher!

  4. “Rock n’ Roll High School” by the Ramones.
    “Catholic School Girls Rule” by the Chili Peppers
    “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper

  5. **** School – Replacements

  6. Fall of the High School Running Back – The Mountain Goats

  7. Books by Belle And Sebastian.

  8. Campus by Vampire Weekend

  9. These lines from Springsteen’s “No Surrender:” “We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school.”

  10. After a long-lasting debate, my pick goes to “School” by Nirvana, from the album Bleach. The song is one classic scholastic-themed song plus school-based lyrics.

    Simplistic lyrics, yet powerful messages. NO RECESS!!!

  11. How has no one said “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” by Pink Floyd? A classic that while a great tune, also sends a strong message of protest against certain rigid education systems and was used during demonstrations and even banned in South Africa! The school choir used in the chorus definitely adds to the powerfulness of the message. And how can anyone forget the music video?! HEY! Teacher! Leave those kids alone!

  12. Elvis Costello “Every Day I Right the Book”

    An optimistic and determined romantic start year.
    Returning for another semester is a hopeful act. A bet that we can make more of ourselves and society. A bet on adventure.

  13. Congratulations, DJ! You’re the winner this week. Check your e-mail.

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