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Music for a nursing home? 10 points for best answer!?

I currently work at a nursing home, and they listen to the same exact cd every night (Johnny Cash). I would like to make them a cd with many different songs, but I don't know what to put on it. Any ideas?

27 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Put On A Happy Face

    Andy Williams - Born Free, Moon River

    Dean Martin - You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, When the Moon Hits Your Eye

    Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night, My Way, Making Whoopee

    Englebert Humperdinck - Quando, Quando 10 Guitars

    Bing Crosby - My Cup Runneth Over, Don’t Fence Me In, Let Me Call You Sweetheart

    Patti Page - Old Cape Cod

    Patsy Cline - I Fall to Pieces

    Beatles - Yesterday

    Johnny Mathis - Twelfth of Never, Chances Are

    Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue

    Wayne Newton - Danke Schoen

    Tom Jones - Green, Green Grass of Home

    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

    Percy Faith - A Summer Place

    Pete Seeger - Guantanamera

    The Righteous Brothers - Great Pretender

    Doris Day - Whatever Will Be, Will Be

    Brotherhood of Man - United We Stand

    America the Beautiful ?

    Don Ho - Tiny Bubbles

    Ray Coniff Singers - Somewhere My Love

    The Puppini Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B

    Ray Charles - You Don’t Know Me, Rainy Night in Georgia

    My Funny Valentine ?

    Judy Garland - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    The Limeliters - A Dollar Down

    The Irish Rovers - Unicorn

    The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In

    Serendipity Singers - Don’t Let The Rain Come Down

    Gale Garnett - We’ll Sing In the Sunshine

    Trini Lopez - If I Had a Hammer

    Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife, Splish Splash, Beyond the Sea

    Glenn Miller - Chatanooga Choo, Choo, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Pennsylvania 6-5000,

    John Denver - Annie’s Song, Country Roads

    Marty Robbins - On the Wings of a Snow White Dove

    Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff the Magic Dragon, Lemon Tree, This Land is Your Land

    Anne Murray - Tennessee Waltz, Snowbird, Daydream Believer

    Barry Manilow - Copacabana

    It's so nice of you to do this. Bless you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jim Reeves - He'll have to go

    Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'

    The Brown's - The Three Bells

    Eddie Arnold - Cattle Call

    Lefty Frizzell - Saginaw, Michigan

    Eddy Arnold- Tenneessee Stud

    Patsy Cline - Walkin After Midnight

    Mack the Knife

    Son of a Preacher

    Anything Frank Sinatra

    Ritchie Valens

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James

    Otis Redding

    Percy Sledge

    Brooke Benton

    The girl from Impanema

  • Knocking on Heaven's Door - Guns N Roses

    End of the Line - The Offspring

    Tuesday's gone - Metallica

    Remember - Disturbed...Just Kidding.

    Seriously, I think things like:

    Mack the Knife, Beyond the Sea, some Sinatra, Maybe some Classic 50s like Beach Boys and such Moody Blues, Looking Glass, Chicago, The Four Tops, The Temtations, etc.

    Hope it helps.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I work with seniors in an assisted living complex. Many of them were veterans in the Second World War and enjoy listening to big band & solo artists such as: Benny Goodman, Vera Lynn, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tommy Dorsey, along with light classical music. Try and do a theme for each cd: big bands, solo artists, classical, musicals from that era Brigadoon, Oklahoma, Carusel, etc from that time. I am sure they are sick of the same cd too. Try the local library for ideas and websites.

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  • Sazzy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I work in a nursing home i would offen put on a cd and ask someone to dance out of all our cd I ended up dancing to abba's dancing queen, I can't help falling in love with you and Elvis love me tender. vera lyn, glen miller band some jazz some soul county and some old time dance music dont be afaird to mix some of todays music in there just as long as it has a nice beat

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Old people love swing/big band music. Anything from the 40's and 50's seems to delight them.

    Download some Glenn Miller, Bobby Darin, Guy Lambaro, the Andrew Sisters, etc. Fun stuff!

  • 1 decade ago

    Ask the residents what they would like to listen to. If they like Johnny Cash, let them listen to him. Some of them probably don't remember listening to him last night.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • 1 decade ago

    Swing, 40's 50's 50's, Vivaldi's Four Seasons would be great for something beautiful and soothing, Enya.

  • 1 decade ago

    Basket Case by Green Day

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