Request Line


If you have made it to this page, then you are in the right place to request your songs.

There are two ways to get that request in…

Email me at:

TheClassroomDJ@gmail.com

or leave me your requests in the Comments box below.

Make sure to include as much information about what kind of music you are looking for. The more details you provide, the better the songs and playlists will be.

Once the playlists are completed, be on the lookout for the playlist posted to the Playlists tab and homepage.

48 thoughts on “Request Line

  1. I’m an art teacher who sees 165 kids a day. I’d love to have some transition music! Something short and upbeat to get kids to their seats, something musical without lyrics for them to listen to while making art, and then some great cleanup / line up songs–again something upbeat ( not Barney’s clean up song or anything preschool sounding!) Thank you–what a great site!!

  2. I am a third grade teacher looking for music to play during writing. I have played Enya and other soothing music and it helps the kids get relaxed and focused and ready to write. I am looking for a playlist.

    Thanks, Carrie

    • On the homepage, you should see a Follow the Classroom DJ on the right side. You can enter your email address in the text box and click the Follow button. Let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

  3. Hi, I am a 2nd grade teacher and I am looking for a few transition songs to use when switching activities, or coming to the carpet, or lining up! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Samantha,
      I have posted your transition songs that you requested to the home page. It is called, “Transitions songs for Samantha’s second graders”. Pretty clever title. Hope everyone enjoys.

    • Hi Trish,
      I have posted your transition songs that you requested to the home page. It is called, “Request for more transition songs…”. Also, you will see directions in there on how to follow me on Spotify. Enjoy!

  4. I teach 2nd grade and Dr. Seuss Read Across America Week starts tomorrow. We’ll be eating Green and Eggs and Ham and would love a playlist to go along with it. Thanks!

  5. I am a 4th and 5th grade teacher and I am looking for music to use during transitions between subjects, moving from their desks to the carpet, clean up time, etc. A lot of the music I have found either winds the students up or it’s too old for them to know.

    • Hi Polly,
      I just posted another group of transition songs. These are all instrumental versions of some popular current songs that last about 30-50 seconds. The post is called “Hip Hop Transitions”. Hope your kids don’t get too wound up from these. Enjoy!

    • Hi calie,
      I have posted a new list of songs to help teach your students the months in the year and the days in the week. Let me know if you need anything else.
      Thanks.

  6. I’m a fifth grade teacher. Could you post a playlist for small group transitions. I play Celebration currently, but we are all growing tired of it. Also, if you have any more morning/end of the day song ideas I would love to hear them.

  7. Hi!

    We are having our class Halloween party and I am looking for fun upbeat songs nothing too creepy. Any chance you could compile a list? This is for a third grade class. Thanks!

  8. Great site! Dismissal is always a pain. Could you put together a playlist of songs from Pixar/Disney movies? Some wait awhile for their bus and playing music often helps their wait. Thank you!

  9. Every morning the students at our school come out to the PE field to run or walk before school. We keep track of how far they’ve gone and recognize their efforts each month. It would be great to have some upbeat music to help them get going and get pumped up for the day. (I’ve used the morning mix, but I’d like something even more high energy.)

    Thanks,
    Melissa

  10. Can I get P-Nut Butter Jelly Time by Chip Man and the Buckwheat Boyz, Trashin the Camp by Baha Men and the Muppets Show Theme Song? Once I have my playlist, how do I download it on a CD or thumb drive? Thanks!

    • Hi Cheryl,
      I just posted the requested playlist to the site. Let me know if there is anything else you are looking for.

  11. I’m an 8th grade teacher looking for cool instrument versions of songs. I teach reading and writing so I like a strong best but no words to get jumbled in their heads ( they like to sing along). I found a group called black violin, 2 cellos, and nuttin but strings who do this well. I wanna use an instrumental version of smooth criminal for transitions lasting 1 minute only. I’d like something fun for entering and exiting lasting 5 min. I’d like 20 min of music to read to (nothing too boring) for literature circle time I do truce a week. I even thought about playing some weird Al once a week for fun. I’m open for other musical uses too! I’ve been reading that Using certain songs consistently is supposed to be more effective and I’d like to try that, but I would love to hear other suggestions too. Thanks!!

  12. Hello! First time visiting! I am looking for a song that is about 2 minutes long for my 4th graders to transition from silent reading to the carpet. Any thoughts? Thanks!! Can’t wait to look around some more!

    • Hi Mary,
      I will work on this for you. Do you care if the song has lyrics? or are you looking for an instrumental song? Upbeat/slow? Just trying to understand exactly what you are looking for.
      Thanks

  13. Yes, that was a little vague! Lyrics, yes. Upbeat, yes! A Beatles song, maybe? Kind of open to something new! This is asking a lot I realize!

  14. Thank you! My students and I LOVE using music throughout the day! They often requests certain playlists and remind me to turn on our “quiet work” music when they are writing, reading, and taking tests. I have also had colleagues come in my room and ask about my music selections and how they can get it too. I didn’t see any Valentine’s Day playlists. Do you have any classroom safe songs? I know it’s too late for this year, but it’d be a great list to have for the future.

  15. I would love to have a set of upbeat songs of encouragement to play for my first year teachers during their training sessions.

    Thank you!

    Wendy

  16. Hi! I’m an English teacher from Singapore. I was wondering if you could create a playlist with some of the songs that are currently “in-trend” but with classroom-appropriate lyrics.
    Thank you!

    Eunice

    • Hello,
      I don’t have any currently, but no reason I can’t get one together. Are you looking for more contemporary music or traditional Spanish music?

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