What Are Some Songs About Teachers?


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Many songs, such as "Hot For Teacher," "The Art Teacher" and "When I Kissed the Teacher," discuss a student's romantic attraction toward a teacher. Some songs that consider the teacher's point of view include "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "The Hard Way."

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"Hot For Teacher," performed by Van Halen, was notable for its music video, which featured a Miss Canada participant and a Norwegian model as teachers dressed in bikinis. In the lyrics of "The Art Teacher," Rufus Wainwright compares his teacher to a beautiful work of art in a museum. "Don't Stand So Close to Me," performed by The Police, presents a teacher trying to fight the temptation of a relationship with a student, although the final result is left to the imagination. "The Hard Way," performed by The Kinks, expresses the perspective of a disillusioned teacher who believes that his students can only learn through punishment.

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