What is Top Music Countdown?
Your online subscription provides a powerful teaching and discussion tool for your entire public school staff. The main feature of Top Music Countdown is the Top 25 Review, written by Anna Scally and Aaron Jahn. This monthly report features 25 of the top songs on the charts. For each song, we provide:
- Issues and values presented in the song
- Discussion questions
- Activities to incorporate into your classes, meetings or other youth-related activities
- Value rating (positive, negative or neutral)
- Pace and clarity ratings
- Suggested uses (i.e. great song for discussion, reflection, dance, etc.)
- Link to song lyrics
- Link to YouTube video
- ...and more!
Imagine using the music that young people listen to as a tool to spark positive dialogue and action!
Along with the Top 25 Review, each online issue of Top Music Countdown comes with valuable articles that keep you up-to-date with youth culture and give you creative and effective ways to incorporate elements of their music and culture into your program. These articles are written by a diverse group of outstanding columnists. The articles include:
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Aaron Del Monte
- Song reviews for one positive and one negative song on the charts, along with a description of issues and a complete meeting design for each song.
- In the Classroom by Len Rhoades
- Music can be a powerful teaching tool. This article provides you with processes and reflections to help you use music effectively in the classroom.
- Youth and Media by Butch Ekstrom
- The newest trends in videos, the Internet, television and other multimedia that affect our young people.
- Tuned-In Parents by Pat Sprankle
- Parents, are you looking for a way to connect with your teen? We give you some practical ideas using popular music and other youth-related media to help you communicate meaningfully with one another.
- Movie Reviews by Mike Sharbel
- What's playing at the theaters? Find out from a seasoned teacher. You'll learn about some of today's biggest motion pictures, plus some ways to incorporate the themes from these movies into your next class or meeting.
- Life on the Road by Anna Scally
- The president of Cornerstone Media recounts her experiences as she travels throughout the U.S., Canada and beyond working with teens at retreats, workshops, youth rallies and more!
- Dance Playlists
- Lists of popular songs that contain positive messages and great beats for your next dance or social event!
In addition to all of this, every issue of Top Music Countdown contains a complete meeting design, based on a song in that month's Top 25 Review. You will also find periodic special features by guest youth writers!
These resources can be accessed directly from the Web, or you can take advantage of our printer-friendly version, so you can print the latest issue and then take it with you to your classroom or youth meeting room.
A Printer-Friendly Poster in Every Issue!
Would you like an easy way to show your young people the valuable information in the Top 25 Review? In every monthly online issue of Top Music Countdown, you will also receive a printer-friendly poster containing the information in the Top 25 Review.
Put this poster on the wall of your classroom or meeting place.
Then stand back and watch what happens!
Whether you are a parent, director, teacher or youth minister, Top Music Countdown will:
- Keep you up-to-date on today's music and other elements of youth culture.
- Bring you in contact with the sounds and concerns of today's young people.
- Help you plan great discussions, meetings and activities for teenagers.
- Give you effective ways to incorporate youth culture into your program so you can really connect with your young people.
Order your one-year subscription today!
After signing up for Top Music Countdown, you will receive an e-mail within 2 business days from Cornerstone Media containing your personal username and password to begin enjoying your online subscription right away.
Top Music Countdown - One Year Subscription
(12 monthly online issues).......$99.00
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