I struggled this week to come up with a song topic. Some weeks I have so many ideas that it’s difficult to narrow them down; well, this wasn’t one of ’em. After sitting at my desk racking my brain for almost an hour, I decided to take a little Facebook break.
I’m so glad I did, because the inspiration for the song was right in front of my eyes. Someone had posted the lyrics to the immensely popular hit “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, which just so happens to be the overwhelming favorite in my studio at the moment.
With my kiddos getting ready to go back to school in a few weeks, we have been really focused on social skills — eye contact, making friends, having conversations, etc. — and I’m very much in need of some new material on these topics. So with a little help from Carly Rae, Sit With Me Maybe came to be:
My husband LOVES the original version of this song. So after I played it for him yesterday, he immediately sent it out to all of his friends who have kids and insisted on playing it for his entire family. I wish he would react to ALL my songs that way ;)
I had a lot of fun trying to recreate the instrumentation for this song, and while it’s far from perfect, I think Carly Rae would dig it. I hope my students do, too!
Note: this song is intended for educational and therapeutic purposes only. It is not meant to parody the original “Call Me Maybe” — it is simply an adaptation geared towards addressing goals such as communication, peer interaction and social skills.
I don’t know how can I thank you,
but feeling happy to find a friend like you.
Thank you, Chanchal! I really appreciate all of your support and kind words!
Lovely interpretation of a fun song. Infectious smile when I listened to it. Thank you.
Thanks so much, Matt! I’m glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you taking the time to listen :)
I plan on working with children in my career as a music therapist, and I hope I become as good as you are one day =)
That is so sweet of you to say, Caroline! I have no doubt you will be! Best of luck :)
Love this,so cute and catchy!
Thanks so much, Antoinette!!
What a lovely song! It’s so encouraging to the child who is worrying about entering a new class and making friends.
Thank you very much, Barbara!
Love it! Will definitely be using it when school starts in 2 weeks!
Awesome, Kristen! :)
very nice !!!! when I am listening I went back of those days….when my girls used to go first in the school……verry nice song…..thnx
Thank you, Shibani! Glad you like it!
Way too cute :) Now if I could just find the time to learn a new song with an 11 month old in the house. I enjoyed listening to it at least!
Another great job! Thanks!
Thank YOU, Lynn!
Rachel, what a fantastic song! I am starting at a brand new school this year – we are pulling students from 5 different elementary schools across our district so EVERYONE is making new friends, students and teachers alike. I think this is going to be our new theme song! Thank you! I downloaded the mp3 and PDF and am going to make a PowerPoint with the words so all my kids can sing along! I would be happy to share it with you when I am done. Just e-mail me! Thanks again for continued creativity and excellence!!
Hi Claire! Thank you so much! I’m thrilled that you like the song and can’t WAIT to see the PowerPoint. I really appreciate your willingness to share with me…I’ll definitely be in touch :)
I LOVED this! So true when kids are going off to school for the first time! As always, all I can say is EXCELLENT, and Thank You!
Sweet song, Rachel!! Love it!
Thanks so much Anne! Glad you like it!
Great song! And I can’t believe the chord progression is so easy too!! I plan on using this song at a summer library program. They are having a camp fire sing along and they asked me to lead the singalong. A lot of school agers will be there. I think it would be a great song to share. Thanks!! :)
Hi Jennifer! I love that the chord progression is so easy, too :) I’m happy you can use the song for your sing-along…sounds like fun! Hope the kiddos love it!