Listen to the sounds of the staff: SLHS staff reveals their favorite songs

Ava Mac ‘21, Managing/Copy Editor


As often as we ask for new playlists or song recommendations from our peers and friends, we never really think to ask our teachers and staff who have great insight on music and extensive musical knowledge. Check out this list; our favorite genre, song, or artist might just be the very same as your favorite teacher. 


Jenna Mate- I Want it That Way by Backstreet Boys

Mary Roman- “Better Be Good to Me” by Tina Turner

Meghan Wagner- “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Erica Hoffman- “Never Gonna Let You Down” by Colbie Caillat

Sandy Shi- “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Danielle Rhodes- “I Lived” by OneRepublic

Country, Folk, & Christian Rock

Emily Kane- “Time After Time” by Eva Cassidy

Alyssa Lindner- “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

Lisa Dunn- “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” by Jeff Buckley

Jeff Prueter- “Cover Me Up” by Jason Isbell

Monica Zuzow- “Ain’t Goin Down” by Garth Brooks

Matt Firestone- “Miracle” by Tauren Wells

Classic Rock

Michael Murphy- “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2

Todd Goshorn- “Future Days” by Pearl Jam

Adam Luck- “Live Forever” by Oasis

Jane Miloch- “Roll Me Away” by Bob Seger

Lewis Caves- any song by U2

John Mackson- any song by Billy Joel

Alternative Rock

Melissa Bewersdorf- “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers

Brittany Smithkort- “Otherside” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Marina Hamlin- “Carolina Drama” by The Raconteurs

Andrew Hathikhanavala- “Either Way” by Wilco

Andrew Klebba- “Sleeping Sickness” performed by either City and Colour or The Tragically Hip

Heavy Metal

Toni Simovski- “Fear Inoculum” by TOOL

Jacob Sayraf- “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

Mark Thomas- “Strutter” by KISS

Eric Davis- “2112” by Rush

Ray DiVitto- “Working Man” by Rush

Indie Rock

Chris Schroudt- “Dræm Girl” by No Vacation

Dave Carravallah- “Under the Pressure” by The War on Drugs


Ben McNally- “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

David Kilbourn- “Middle Child” by J. Cole

New Wave & Funk

Beth Klerekoper- any song by the B-52s

Kevin Pasquarella- “P-Funk (Wants to get funked up)” or “Mothership Connection” by Parliament

Reggae & World

Jackie Cope- “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Erik Best- “Jamming” by Bob Marley and the Wailers


Whether you are into 10 minute heavy metal ballads or just a fun pop jam, there is a staff member at South Lyon with a song to share. 


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