The first song is the wartime favourite We’ll Meet Again made famous by Vera Lynn. As the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May, now more than ever it is important to come together and unite.
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You might want to join in with the Royal British Legion’s nationwide sing-a-long on Friday 8 May at 9pm on BBC One. Find out more information here.
You can also download a VE Day learning resource pack for children aged 7-14 here.
The second song in the Singing Challenge is Over the Rainbow. This has become an anthem for the NHS and is being performed by musicians across the country during the weekly Clap for Carers. We invite you to learn the song too, perhaps singing it out of your windows or down the phone to a family member to show our gratitude to everyone working in the NHS.
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Don’t forget, the song challenge culminates on Friday 19 June. Please send us photos of you singing on the day which we’ll include in our Singing Challenge online photo album. You could also send us pictures of your NHS rainbows.
The third song in the Singing Challenge is Pharrell Williams’ Happy. We hope this joyous song will get you singing (and dancing?!) out in the sunshine and looking forward to happier times to come.
Don’t forget, the song challenge culminates on Friday 19 June. Please send us photos of you singing the songs which we’ll include in our Singing Challenge online photo album.
The fourth and final song in the Singing Challenge is Bring Me Sunshine. This fun summer song is the anthem of Make Music Day which takes place on Sunday 21 June, just 2 days after our Singing Challenge comes to an end.
Make Music Day is a global celebration of music which takes place in 125 countries every 21 June – midsummers day. On 21 June, there will be hundreds of free performances and workshops online, plus a few renditions of Bring me Sunshine! So why not join millions of music lovers around the world and find out what’s on offer here.
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