- AFRICA most powerful piece, this popular hit by Toto is sure to thrill your audiences. Probably more suitable to chorus than quartet. Be sure to check out Perpetuum Jazzile's version on YouTube and consider adding their stormy sound effects to your performance.
- ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM Everly Brothers
hit, fancier than Harmony Explosion arrangement
- ALL THAT SHE WANTS rock hit by Swedish
group Ace of Base, not for the faint of heart
- ANNIE'S SONG the lovely John Denver song,
good for weddings
- ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT This song from the King works well for both princes and priincesses. Give your audiences the royal treatment by singing them this heartfelt ballad.
- BEACH BOYS MEDLEY celebrating the surfer
dude or dudette in all of us; songs include "I Get Around," "Fun, Fun,
Fun," "In My Room" and "California Girls"
- BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME lovely pop song by
Celine Dion, in the mold of "The Wind Beneath My Wings"
- BLUE MOON no, not Rodgers & Hart's
straight version from 1934; this is the swinging 1961 doo-wop hit
- BLUE SUEDE SHOES Step on
the gas with this vintage Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley tune.
- BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO The lively pop hit by Neil Sedaka can now be sung in contest. Big fun awaits you!
- BROWN EYED GIRL Van Morrison wrote this happy, lively tune back in the golden year of 1967. Quite faithful to the original, this version is sure to have your audiences rocking and clapping.
- BUTTERFLY KISSES pop/country hit about a
father and daughter that is sure to go over big at weddings
- BYE BYE LOVE one of the Everly Brothers'
finest tunes. The men's version of this arrangement is published by the BHS.
- CALENDAR GIRL Neil Sedaka wrote and sang this most fun tune. Now it available for your group to sing in contest, even!
- CANDLE IN THE WIND Elton John's moving
tribute to Princess Diana, not available till John begins granting permission
- CANDLE ON THE WATER a beautiful song from
the Disney film "Pete's Dragon"
- CAN'T BUY ME LOVE This classic from the Fab Four is not only lively and wise, it is contestable too (though perhaps not for SAI). But whether for contest or show, this song is a sure winner! "Everybody tells me so." And Tim Waurick's tracks for women are purely great!
- CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE the King sang
this pop classic
- COME GO WITH ME this fun doo-wop tune
earned the Dell-Vikings a gold single in the golden year of 1957
- COPACABANA (AT THE COPA) you have never
heard the Barry Manilow hit quite like this before. With solo, four harmony parts and two
rhythm lines, the song requires a chorus or octet to make it swing.
This Roy Orbison song is a popular classic, of course. Very few barbershop groups have a lead(s) who can handle
the rangy melody, so the lead, tenor and bass take turns with it. (Sorry about that, baris.)
- CRYING IN THE RAIN Sung by the Everly Brothers, this song of lost love makes a fine tempo ballad for contest (or show).
- CYCLES Frank Sinatra sang this moving song
of life's ups and downs
- DAYDREAM What a day for singing this Lovin' Spoonful pop classic. This cheery arrangement is for chorus plus soloist.
- DEVOTED TO YOU It doesn't get any
better than the Everly Brothers singing about true love.
- DO YOU REMEMBER THESE? the Statler
Brothers tune reviving all sorts of '50s nostalgia
DONNA MEDLEY Get some serious teenage
angst going with this combination of "Donna the Prima Donna" and "(Oh)
- DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME contestable,
audiences and performers absolutely love it
- DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES, A
beautiful Disney song
- ELEANOR RIGBY plenty strange, lots of key
changes in this Beatles tune
- ELVIS MEDLEY Would you
believe a contestable medley could be made of "Hound Dog," "Don't Be
Cruel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Burning Love" and "Viva Las Vegas"? You will
have a blast singing this piece, one that is fit for a--well, the--King.
- FELIZ NAVIDAD Wish your audiences a Merry Christmas in bilingual fashion. This lively chart is written for four voices plus percussion instruments. The BHS publishes the men's version.
- FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE, THE
really lovely Roberta Flack song
- FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Stevie Wonder in barbershop? Absolutely! Indeed, this pop classic could even be made contestable with just a few changes.
- FOR THE GOOD TIMES touching song of love
ending, written by Kris Kristofferson
- FROG KISSIN' delightful song about not
judging a book by its cover
- GOD BLESS THE CHILD The rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears revived this 1941 Billie Holiday song in 1968. ; This tempo, bluesy ballad is as moving as they come. And here is a blessing for you: The piece is no longer exclusive to the Big Apple Chorus.
- GOODNIGHT,SAIGON Written and performed by Billy Joel, this song is as intense as it gets. Look for it to blow people's doors off in the chorus contest at the Philadelphia international this July.
- GOODNIGHT, SWEETHEART, GOODNIGHT have
yourself some fun with a little doo-wop barbershop
- GRADUATION DAY pop hit, good for
- GRANDMA'S FEATHER BED lively, happy,
nostalgic John Denver song
- GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME this melancholy
country song is a sure winner
- GROOVY KIND OF LOVE, A a pop hit for the
Mindbenders (1966) and for Phil Collins (1988), the song has been sung lately by the
King's Singers. Makes a great solo for tenor or high lead/bari. The bass also gets some
licks in too.
- HAPPY Diana Ross sang this tender song of
the happiness love brings
- HELLO, MARY LOU lively Ricky Nelson song
- HIT THE ROAD, JACK Arranged for women's chorus or quartet plus male soloist, this piece is just about as much fun as you would guess -- which is to say, a lot.
- I FALL TO PIECES the Patsy Cline classic
about a love that is tough to get over
- I LIKE BEER Tom T. Hall's ode to the
ethereal amber beverage. The two versions are exclusive right now to both of Dave
Kindinger's quartets, Joker's Wild (Dave is the bass) and Buckeye Blend (lead).
- I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU This popular classic is now available in two versions. One has the shimmering feel of the
rock 'n' roll hit, while the other is a contestable tempo ballad as sung by Metropolis. The latter can be sung either straight or, as the quartet did it, humorously.
- I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
Popularized by Dusty Springfield in the '60s, this happy love song was
arranged for all the LABBS ladies.
- IF the tender pop hit by Bread
- IF I CAN DREAM If you are not familiar with this song, do yourself a favor and find a clip of Elvis Presley singing it. This
plaintive plea drives and drives and drives. The arrangement is exclusive to Big Apple Chorus at present.
- IF YOU BELIEVE uplifting pop love ballad
I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN Dionne
Warwick sang this classic by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Though
arranged for the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers, the
song works fine for men too.
- I'M RETURNING EVERYTHING... George Burns
sings this funny song about the end of a marriage, with surprise twist at the end
- IN MY LIFE lovely Beatles tune
- IN MY ROOM
The Beach Boys' story of teenage angst is surprisingly sweet and moving.
SPEB publishes the men's version.
IN THE STILL OF THE NITE The Boyz II Men
redo of the classic doo-wop hit is popular with listeners of all
generations. The Society publishes the men's version; the women's can be
ordered from Tom.
- ISLAND OF DREAMS the '60s group the
Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You," "Georgy Girl") sang this
captivating song; it is arranged for eight-part mixed voices
- IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG the King's
Singers sang this song, tenor and bass solo versions
- KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG the
powerful Grammy Award winner by Roberta Flack
- KING OF THE ROAD light-hearted hobo song
by Roger Miller
- LET IT BE ME the Everly Brothers heartfelt
- LET ME BE YOUR WINGS wonderful romantic
song by Barry Manilow, from "Thumbellina"
- LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH show closer
with a great message
- LITTLE DARLIN' a solid gold hit from 1957
for the Diamonds, this doo-wop tune will give your lead a chance to shine and your tenor
some hammy moments.
- LONGEST TIME, THE Billy Joel's hit makes
for doo-wop barbershop at its most enjoyable.
publishes the men's version.
- MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE/CHASING CARS Unique to say the least, this medley combines the Bob Dylan song with one by Snow Patrol.
- MARKS MEDLEY seasonal: "Have a Holly
Jolly Christmas" and "Silver & Gold"
- MARY IN THE MORNING pretty, rhythmic pop
- MAY YOU ALWAYS modernish rhythmic ballad,
suitable for contest, sweet sentiment
- MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING The
Carpenters' moving hit is available in various versions: women's, men's, mixed and as a
solo plus four parts for a chorus specialty number.
- MISS CELIE'S BLUES (SISTER) sisterhood
song for women, from film "The Color Purple"
- MORE From the movie "Mondo Cane,"
this popular classic is great for shows and weddings.
- MOTOWN MEDLEY
16 pages worth,
fasten your seat belt, could be made into a show theme. There are some
solos with four-part background, so this song is meant for a chorus to
- MY COLORING BOOK this pop hit from 1962
will touch your audiences' hearts.
- MY PRAYER This arrangement of the
beautiful #1 hit for the Platters (1956) debuted at a barbershopper's wedding.
- NEUTRON DANCE this 1985 hit by the Pointer
Sisters is guaranteed to energize your audiences
- NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE
contestable version of this beautiful ballad
- NO NO NEVER Performed in English by Texas Lightning, this song was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. Has a fine rock/pop/country feel to it.
- OLD FASHIONED
LOVE SONG Yes, this is the hit from Three Dog Night. Of
course, we sing it in four-part harmony, not
- ONE TIN SOLDIER stirring song of peace
from the film "Billy Jack"
- ONES LEFT
STANDING This powerful song sounds as though it were written
for 9/11. Though it appeared about a year earlier,
the amazing sentiments make it a great song for any group's
- OPERATOR moves right along, Manhattan
Transfer made the song famous
- ORANGE COLORED SKY this one is way fun;
good opener or closer
- PLACE IN THE CHOIR A Celtic Thunder sings this happy, lively, energetic, creative, wonderful, fantastic song. You owe it to yourself to check it out for your quartet or chorus. You just do!
- PRECIOUS FRIENDS Folk legend Pete Seeger penned this uplifting song. Use this piece to honor a friend(s) or
simply to inpire your audiences. Arranged for chorus and soloist.
- RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ride -- well, a bicycle, anyhow -- again. This light song is, well, delightful.
- ROCK AND ROCK MEDLEY No, that is not a misprint. This snappy opener is a combo of "Rock around the Clock"
and "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay."
- ROCK AND ROLL MEDLEY four rock'n'roll
classics make this medley a winner; includes "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay",
"Hound Dog,", "Tears on my Pillow", and "Blue Moon".
- RUN FOR THE ROSES the thought-provoking
Dan Fogelberg song
- SATURDAY NIGHT IN TOLEDO, OHIO John Denver
sang this clever novelty song
- SAVED Brothers and Sisters, are leading a life of sin and corruption? If so, this energetic, tongue-in-cheek song will set you on the righteous path!
- SHE BELIEVES IN ME uplifting pop/country
- SILHOUETTES (ON THE SHADE)
Truly a rock'n'roll
classic that will take your audiences back.
publishes the men's version.
- SMELL THE FLOWERS country hit telling us
to enjoy life right now
- SMOKERINGS A big hit in Europe in the time of Flower Power, this song was a performed by a Swedish group whose
only Austrian member is now a Stockholmñarea barbershopper!
- SOLITAIRE Who would have pictured this haunting song by the Carpenters being sung in contest? Well, one quartet did, and you should be hearing it soon. Let their identity be a surprise till then.
- SUMMER SUNSHINE MEDLEY a winner any time
of year, with "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer," "Summer In The
City," "Sunny Afternoon" and "Sunshine On My Shoulders."
THANK GOD I'M A COUNTRY BOY You
know how some songs are just plain fun? Well,
this is one of them. John Denver's popular classic can be a hit for your
- THANK YOU, WORLD a great Statler Brothers'
tune honoring music
- THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC What could be more
inspiring than singing about our music? This arrangement is no longer exclusive.
- THAT'LL BE THE DAY uppity rock hit
performed by Buddy Holly and by Linda Ronstadt
- THEME FROM ICE CASTLES also called
"Through the Eyes of Love," very pretty
- TO KNOW HER (HIM) IS TO LOVE HER Emmylou
Harris revived it this rock'n'roll hit
- TO WHERE YOU
ARE Exclusive to Power Play right now, this powerful love sung
has been recorded by Josh Groban. Haven't heard
of this young man with the mature voice? You will!
- TREAT ME NICE The King himself sang this cautionary song of love. Exclusive right now to the Musical Island Boys.
- TUXEDO JUNCTION cool/hot show tune
- TWISTED Joni Mitchell sang this offbeat,
jazzy piece about a real nut
- UNDER THE BOARDWALK This happy
summer song is always in season. SPEB publishes the men's version.
- WALK AWAY touching Matt Monro hit from
- WEDDING SONG great for weddings, naturally
- WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT MY MUSIC
powerfully fitting show song, sung by numerous SAI choruses
- WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RANDOLPH SCOTT
Statler Brothers' lament about modern times
- WHEN I SING jazzy, fun, a natural for
- WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR this Beatles' song is
alway a kick. The men's version of this arrangement is published by the BHS.
- WHOLE NEW WORLD
a #1 hit for Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle in 1993, this new tune
soars into the stratosphere to tell us of new love. So take a magic carpet
ride on this theme song from "Aladdin."
- WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL a #1 pop hit from
- WIND BENEATH MY WINGS, THE inspirational
Bette Midler hit about the man behind the woman, or vice versa
- WITH TWO WINGS marvelously energetic
8-parter about men and women working together, as sung by Friends
- YESTERDAY the lovely Beatles' tune may be
the most recorded of all time. The men's version of this arrangement is published by
- YESTERDAY, WHEN I WAS YOUNG powerful song
from the French, with a sophisticated sentiment of regret
- YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND What's not to like about this Carole King classic? Great for honoring a special person or
delighting all of your audiences.