Every time you play some tunes, you will have had a conversation with a parent, aunt or grandparent about how rubbish the music is, compared to music from their generation. Never mind that they will have had a similar conversation with their elders. Everyone likes to think that the next generation is #LeWrongGeneration, right?

But maybe, just maybe, if we pick out songs that show off how educational modern music can be, they will change their minds? After all, these tunes will give anyone a crash course in how to spell.

Here are 5 songs that taught us how to spell, after we became too cool for school:


M.I.L.F $, Fergie


Spelling: I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T

Inspirational female entertainer and unwitting sexploiter of women everywhere, Fergie, teaches us how to spell the word that she used to describe her future projects when The Black Eyed Peas asked her about them.


Dinosaur, Ke$ha


Spelling: D-I-N-O-S-A-U-R

For one million dollars, can you spell for me the only thing more extinct that Kesha’s musical career? This is what happens when you brush your teeth with a bottle of Jack Daniels every day, Kesha.


Fergalicious, Fergie


Spelling: F-E-R-G-A-L-I-C-I-O-U-S (Not a real word)

With her second appearance on this list, Fergie makes it clear that had she not been an international sex symbol, who was trying to use that status to empower women by making hyper-sexualized music videos, she would have been an English teacher.


Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani


Spelling: B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Gwen Stefani makes a point about the failing state of our education system with these insightful lyrics. I feel you. Gwen, this shit truly is bananas.


Glamorous, Fergie


Spelling: G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S

Fergie shows unbelievable commitment to the cause of adult education by getting on this list one last time to spell out how she wants the art of spelling to be portrayed.


Respect, Aretha Franklin


Spelling: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Even though this song was released 1967, it still is one of the first spelling songs most of us have heard. Did you know that the song was considered an essential part of the women’s rights movement in the 1970s? R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

After all these educational songs, are you confident about succeeding in a spelling bee? We’re sure Fergie is.

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