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Suggested Song List

Need help finding songs for Next Generation Contests and Festivals? The list below contains arrangements which have all been done in past Society quartet contests. You are not required to use songs on this list, and there are no points for “level of difficulty”. Perform contestable songs you enjoy, and can sing successfully. If you have questions about the contestability of an arrangement not on this list, feel free to contact us at outreach@barbershop.org.

You can order any of the below arrangements by calling the Harmony Marketplace at 800-876-7464, or by visiting shop.barbershop.org.

Note: The majority of the links below direct to TTBB arrangements; however, many of these arrangements are also available for mixed and women's voices. Simply type the name of the song into the search bar to explore all voicing options.

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Up-Tempo

A fast-tempo song that would be appropriate to start or close a performance.

Easy Beat

A medium tempo "toe tapper" song that would be appropriate in the middle of a performance.

Ballads

A slow song, often in and out of tempo with more focus on the harmony than the rhythm.

Swing

A tempo driven song that may be slow, medium or fast, but the primary element is the swing/syncopated feel of the song.

You can order any of the above arrangements by calling the Harmony Marketplace at 800-876-7464, or by visiting shop.barbershop.org.