Modernity Songs

Modernity Songs

Turn back the clock and listen to a collection of popular songs from World War I and World War II.  Selections are short, 2-3 minute historical recordings which include election songs.  For use during the second semester/half of Dave Raymond’s Modernity course or as a standalone resource for your homeschool.


Compass Classroom is delighted to present Modernity Songs for use with the second semester of Dave Raymond’s Modernity course or as a standalone resource for your homeschool.
Turn back the clock with these 2-3 minute recordings of election songs and popular songs from WWI and WWII. Use them for speeches and creative projects, as well as any other assignment which integrates elements of your student’s studies.

Included in this download:

  • Audio files organized by lesson of Dave Raymond’s Modernity
  • MP3 files tagged by lesson for use in iTunes or similar music database
  • Guide for use


Access the materials at “Downloadable Products” in your Compass Classroom store account, and unzip the file to a location on your hard drive.

Once the files are unzipped, you can play the files directly on your computer. Alternatively, you can upload the files to any device which will play .mp3s. If you use iTunes or a similar music database program, you can drag the unzipped folders to the program icon and they will organize automatically by disc, which corresponds to lesson in the curriculum.

These audio files were obtained in the public domain and are provided as-is. If you have questions, get help at

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62 Songs


Semester I (Lessons 1-13)

Lessons 1-13

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Semester II (Lessons 14-27)

Lesson 14 The West and the Rest – Victorian Missions

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Lesson 15 The New Priesthood – Scientism and Darwinism

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Lesson 16 The Square Inch War – Kuyper and Wilson

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Lesson 17 The Pity of War – World War I

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – WWI Song (1914)
America, I Love You – WWI Song (1916)
Let’s All Be Americans Now – WWI Song (1917)
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh – WWI Song (1917)
Over There – WWI Song (1917)
Where Do We Go From Here? WWI Song (1917)
Cheer Up, Liza – WWI Song (1918)
Goodbye Broadway, Hello France – WWI Song (1918)
Keep Your Head Down, Fritzie Boy – WWI Song (1918)
The Yanks Are At It Again – WWI Song (1918)

Lesson 18 Domesticity Versus Tyranny – Versailles, Dictators, and America’s Roaring Twenties

Profiteering Blues – Election Song (1920)
Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge – Election Song (1924)
East Side, West Side – Election Song (1928)
Good Enough for Lindy – Election Song (1928) 

Lesson 19 Modern Art and the Death of Culture – Art and Architecture

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Lesson 20 I’ll Take My Stand – The Thirties

Cactus Jack and FDR – Election Song (1932)
Back Again – Election Song (1936)

Lesson 21 The Lost Generation – Literary Converts

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Lesson 22 The Wrath of Man – World War II

As Time Goes By – WWII Song (1931)
Deutschland erwache – WWII Songs (1937)
God Bless America – WWII Song (1938)
Bomben auf England – WWII Song (1939)
We Want Wilkie – Election Song (1940)

Lesson 23 The Cross and Perseverance – World War II, Bonhoeffer, and Churchill

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – WWII Song (1939)
Till The Lights Of London Shine Again – WWII Song (1940)
I’ll Get By (As Long as I Have You) – WWII Song (1940)
I’ll Never Smile Again – WWII Song (1940)
(There’ll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover – WWII Song (1941)
Kiss The Boys Goodbye – WWII Song (1941)
$21 A Day Once a Month – WWII Song (1941)
The Army Air Corps – WWII Song (1942)
He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings – WWII Song (1942)
I Don’t Want To Walk Without You – WWII Song (1942)
White Christmas – WWII Song (1942)
Johnny Doughboy Found A Rose In Ireland – WWII Song (1942)
Always In My Heart – WWII Song (1942)
American Patrol – WWII Song (1942)
This Is The Army, Mr. Jones – WWII Song (1942)
Please Think of Me – WWII Song (1942)
In Der Fuehrer’s Face – WWII Song (1942)
I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen – WWII Song (1942)
I Came Here To Talk For Joe – WWII Song (1942)
Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer – WWII Song (1942)
Just As Though You Were Here – WWII Song (1942)
A Boy In Khaki, A Girl In Lace – WWII Song (1942)
Dig Down Deep – WWII Song (1942)
When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) – WWII Song (1942)
Stormy Weather – WWII Song (1943)
I’ll Walk Alone – WWII Song (1944)
Long Ago (And Far Away) – WWII Song (1944)
I’ll Be Seeing You – WWII Song (1944)
It’s Been A Long, Long Time – WWII Song (1945)
You Belong To My Heart – WWII Song (1945)
Sentimental Journey – WWII Song (1945)
Till The End Of Time – WWII Song (1945)
I Can’t Begin to Tell You – WWII Song (1945)
Bell Bottom Trousers – WWII Song (1945)
Something To Remember You By – WWII Song (1946)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – WWII Song (1946)
I’m Just Wild About Harry – Election Song (1948)
I’ve Got a Ballot – Election Song (1948)

Lesson 24 Personal Peace and Affluence – The Fifties

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Lesson 25 The Great Divorce – The Sixties

Marching Down to Washington – Election Song (1960)

Buckle Down with Nixon – Election Song (1968)

Lesson 26 The West Like the Rest – The Seventies and the End of Modernity

I’m Feeling Good About America – Election Song (1976)

Lesson 27 The Triumph of the West – The Fall of Communism and Postmodernity

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