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We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

 
10

Be True to Your School

The Beach Boys, 1963
 

 
Good clean fun.

 

9

Wonderful World

Sam Cooke, 1960
 

 
At least he learned the important stuff.

 

8

Walk This Way

Aerosmith, 1975
 

 
A playground love story.

 

7

Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)

Baz Luhrmann, 1998
 

 

 

6

School’s Out

Alice Cooper, 1972
 

 
…for summer!

 

5

Harper Valley PTA

Jeannie C. Riley, 1968
 

 
A soap opera of a song.

 

4

Hot for Teacher

Van Halen, 1984
 

 
For mature audiences only.

 

3

Graduation (Friends Forever)

Vitamin C, 2000
 

 
The song that spawned a thousand tears and hugs.

 

2

When I Kissed the Teacher

ABBA, 1976
 

 
Then? Cute. Today? Jail.

 

1

ABC

Jackson 5, 1970
 

 
Come on, were we really going to skip this one?