This sounds a little odd, but I actually have good reason to ask this. I’ve recently been learning how to teach English to foreign-language students. One of the tools I’ve been using is music and songs.
Now a lot of songs would be difficult to understand for a foreign language speaker because the vocals are sung in a strange way or the arrangement song itself makes the song hard to understand. Some songs’ lyrics are also quite difficult or complicated too.
So I’m looking for songs where the vocals could be easily understood by a foreign learner of English. We used Beatles songs in training, and I’ve had success with Josh Groban and ABBA songs too.
Any suggestions are appreciated. Not too bothered about genre as I’m hoping to get a variety of songs. Any songs with decently simple lyrics would also be good.