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Songs to Learn English – Question Forms

How can songs help you learn English? Read this blog post!

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Present Simple Questions

Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley

Released in 1960 by the American rock and roll star

Theme: Love


What Can I Do? by The Corrs

Released in 1997 by the Irish pop group.

Theme: Love


Eternal Flame by The Bangles

Released in 1998 by the American new wave band.        

Theme: Love


Mama Mia by Abba

Released in 1975 by the Swedish pop group.

Theme: Love


Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? by Culture Club

Released in 1982 by the British new wave pop group

Theme: Love


Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas

Released in 2003 by the American R&B/Soul group.

Theme: Conflict


Present Simple Negative Questions

Don’t You Want Me? by The Human League

Released in 1981 by the British pop group.

Theme: Love


Present Continuous Questions

I’m With You by Avril Lavigne

Released in 2002 by the Canadian rock singer.

Theme: Life


Future ‘Will’ Questions

Who Will Save Your Soul by Jewel

Released in 1995 by the American pop singer-songwriter

Theme: Choices



Blowin’ In The Wind by Bob Dylan

Released in 1963 by the American folk poet

Theme: Protest


Tag Questions

Shiver by Coldplay

Released in 2000 by the British pop group

Theme: Unrequited love


Present Perfect Questions

What Have I Done To Deserve This? by Dusty Springfield and The Pet Shop Boys

Released in 1987 by the singer and synth-pop duo

Theme: Dysfunctional relationships

Note: Also Future ‘Going To’ Questions


Indirect Questions

Do You Know Where You’re Going To? by Diana Ross

Released in 1975 by the American pop singer

Theme: The Future


Independent Woman by Destiny’s Child

Released in 2000 by the American pop group.

Theme: Sexual equality


Hypothetical (2nd Conditional) Questions

Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton

Released in 1992 by the British rock singer-songwriter

Theme: Loss

Note: Lyrics are wrongly punctuated ‘Would you know my name? If I saw you in heaven’. Should be, ‘Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?’


Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Released in 2006 by the British alternative rock band.

Theme: Love


When I Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles

Released in 1963 by the British band.

Theme: Infatuation