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“Daydream” by the Lovin’ Spoonful

The great Mel Knight, who brought us last year's mega-hit classic barbershop  "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)," turns to the '60s radio hit "Daydream." You know you know it; how many songs feature whistling on the bridge? Earworm warning: this groovy little number will get stuck in your head, and you will be singing it for days. Learning track by Tim Waurick, natch.
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Songs from Sir Elton John

Although you may not have a walk-in closet devoted to sunglasses like Sir Elton John does, you'll probably really dig his charts. Folks of a certain age (say, 50ish) will immediately recognize this iconic album cover and song. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is the title track of one his early multi-platinum albums, and likely the only chance you'll ever have of singing the phrase "where the dogs of ...
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WORLD DEBUT! “Rhythm Of Love” combines talents of two arranging giants

We did it. Answering the call from members who want to try some more modern music, we hooked the brain of barbershop giant David Wright into the skull of a cappella giant Deke Sharon (The House Jacks, Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) and put a catchy pop radio tune by Tim Lopez of the Plain White T's. Magic happened. "Rhythm of Love" is an easy-beat song with an easy, flowing vocal line.Outstanding...
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Look summerwards, heavenwards

As Spring struggles to emerge, it's time to talk summer. Many chapters muster special ensembles to perform as replacements for vacationing church choirs. It's a fulfilling service and offers great community exposure. Our songs this week are perfect for this, and are great change-of-pace numbers for your general show repertoire. "I'll Fly Away" is a Don Gray classic that will be familiar to any...
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Love the song? The track is even better

Not too often do folks hop in their cars, buckle up, and say to themselves, "Tunes. Must have tunes to drive. Ah, there it is: my favorite aerobics workout CD." Barbershoppers, on the other hand, regularly ease the pain of commuting by listening to their learning tracks. Not just for the brain workout, either; some learning tracks today are perfectly satisfying for leisure listening, because the t...
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HOT! Platinum-seller “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz now published by the Barbershop Harmony Society

Talking pop music? They don't come any more popular than  this one! Six-time platinum seller "I'm Yours" has been the biggest hit yet for Jason Mraz. At 76 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, it held the record for most weeks spent on the chart, breaking the previous record of 69 weeks. As of January 2013, it is the tenth best-selling digital song of all time in the U.S., selling over 6 million downlo...
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Sing some faves from Westminster

We'll go ahead and 'fess up that we're a bit Westminster-crazy this week, following the outstanding ovation earned at last week's ACDA Western Conference showcase. It's worth noting, though, that while this chorus is garnering fame in choral circles for some incredible non-barbershop performances, they made their bones singing material we'd all recognize as part of our barbershop heritage. We're f...
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Brand new charts, just released!

As part of our expanding music publications initiative, you'll be seeing more new sheet music more often in 2014, so watch this space. This week, we're starting with good, solid, singable barbershop that you can quickly incorporate into your repertoire. "All I Do I Dream of You," masterfully arranged by David Wallace, uses an easy going swing and Big Band feel to deliver on this tune from "Singi...
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Time travel is our specialty, Good Old Days only

We reminisce about them, we yearn for them, and heaven knows, we love to sing about them. Could there be barbershop without the good old days? Bring Back The Good Old Days is a perfect vehicle for a medley, as witnessed by covers by The Four Rascals, The Dealer's Choice, The Boston Common, Main Street, and many, many others. Substitute in your own favorite public domain numbers! They Wrote 'Em ...
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Barbershop Beatlemania

The Harmony Marketplace is celebrating this anniversary with a few arrangements from our vast sheet music library. Have a look at these popular Beatles charts or search for your own! Something, arranged by Jimbob Kahlke Yesterday, arranged by Tom Gentry Imagine, arranged by Stephen Delehanty When I'm Sixty-Four, arranged by Tom Gentry Here Comes The Sun, arranged by Bob Shami If I Fell, ...
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