Singin’ in the Pages

You absolutely MUST watch these. Booksellers, librarians and other book people put new lyrics to popular rock songs. These cheered me up considerably today, after I came home from having a root canal. 😦

1. Reader’s Delight – Get down with staff of the Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop, as they cover the Sugarhill Gang’s seminal “Rapper’s Delight”.

2. Librarians Do Gaga – Students and faculty from the University of Washington’s Information School get their groove on in this parody of “Poker Face”.

3. Libraries Will Survive – Virginia’s Central Rappahannock Regional Library does Donna Summer proud in their take on “I Will Survive,” a key message in the face of tight budgets.

4. Read It Maybe – Sarah Ada’s interpretation of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit “Call Me Maybe” would make anyone want to sign up for the New York State Reading Association conference.

5. If You Love To Read – And “you can have it all, if you love to read” says Sarah Ada in this inspiring version of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”.

6. Reading – Perhaps Pharrell meant to say, “Read along if you feel like you’d like your brain to grow” like Morgan Stumbras does in this video for Kipp Create College Prep.

7. B*tches in Bookshops – La Shea Delaney and Annabelle Quezada read so hard, they make use feel like we’re not doing it right. Word.

8. All About Those Books – The librarians of the Mount Desert Island High School are bringing reading back. “Start reading!”

9. Comic Book Shop – This tribute to comic book fans staged at Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, Georgia, gets props for its lyrics. And for its props.

10. Library Hours – Olivia’s got mad rhymes and great taste in literature, from Jane Austen to E. B. White.


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