This series answers the often-expressed need for a variety of supplementary material in many different popular styles. What could be more fun for an adult than to play the music that everybody knows and loves? When the books in the Greatest Hits series are assigned in conjunction with the Lesson Books, these appealing pieces reinforce new concepts as they are introduced. In addition, the motivation the music provides could not be better. The emotional satisfaction students receive from mastering each popular song increases their enthusiasm to begin the next one. With the popular music available in the Greatest Hits series (Levels 1 and 2), the use of both books will significantly increase every adult's interest in piano study. Two selections from this book are featured on the Royal Conservatory of Music Popular Selection List (2007 Ed.): * The Rainbow Connection * Nadia's Theme
Well-known popular songs arranged in precise order to provide technical advancement and a sense of accomplishment while reinforcing the principles introduced in the Lesson Books. Included are such standard favorites as "For Once in My Life," "Over the Rainbow," "You Light Up My Life" and many others.
(Trumpet Play-Along). The Trumpet Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the sound-alike recordings and hear how the trumpet should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. This volume includes 8 favorites: Copacabana (At the Copa) (Barry Manilow) * Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Chicago) * Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter) * Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin) * Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) * Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) * Sussudio (Phil Collins) * Will It Go Round in Circles (Billy Preston).
Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: Billboard Books
The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades. Each alphabetized artist entry includes biographical info, the date their single reached the Top 40, the song’s highest position, and the number of weeks on the charts, as well as the original record label and catalog number. Other sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits the handiest and most indispensable music reference for record collectors, trivia enthusiasts, industry professionals and pop music fans alike. Did you know? • Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 and eight of them in the #1 spot. • Billy Idol has had a total of nine Top 40 hits over his career, the last being “Cradle of Love” in 1990. • Of Madonna’s twelve #1 hits, her 1994 single “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 smash “Like a Virgin.” • Marvin Gaye’s song “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, while the same song was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks. • Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s. • The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring. • Janet Jackson has scored an impressive 39 Top 40 hits—one more than her megastar brother Michael!
The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series - short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when: Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul classic; The Kinks almost fell to pieces, and managed to make their best album while doing so; Joy Division and their mad, brilliant producer created a debut record that still sounds painfully hip today; James Brown mesmerized a sell-out crowd at the Apollo, in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis; The Rolling Stones shacked up in the South of France and emerged with one of the best double-albums ever; The Ramones distilled punk rock into its purest, most enduring essence... 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1: it's like a compilation album, without the filler.
Christmas music from Hollywood, television and recordings will be a "hit" with adult piano students! Perfectly graded to fit with Alfred's Basic Adult Course Level 1. Titles: * Frosty the Snow Man * Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer * Holly Jolly Christmas * Home for the Holidays * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Jingle-Bell Rock * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Merry Christmas, Darling * Mister Santa * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Silver Bells * The Christmas Song * We Need a Little Christmas * What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). 14 of the Buffalo trio's biggest hits transcribed note for note with tab: Before It's Too Late * Better Days * Big Machine * Black Balloon * Broadway * Dizzy * Feel the Silence (Remix) * Here Is Gone * Iris * Let Love In * Name (New Version) * Slide * Stay with You * Sympathy.
The stories behind the luck, inspiration, and timing that brought hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel," "In the Ghetto," and "A Little Less Conversation" to life are told in this look at some of the world's most popular hits. Fans will be given the inside story of how these and other of the best known rock songs were written, why they were recorded, and how they became hits. Along the way, they will meet and get to know the men and women who wrote songs for the "King," follow the route these songs took to Elvis, and understand how he reshaped the songs to fit his vision. The author spent countless hours interviewing songwriters, digging through dusty charts, and listening to demos in order to uncover the great stories he tells here. Each song in this book is a commentary on where the world was and what was making it tick, making these songs as much a glimpse into the life of America as into the life of Elvis.
(Easy Piano Songbook). 50 recent popular hits to get beginning pianists started playing their favorite songs, including: All of Me * Brave * City of Stars * Foolish Games * Goodbye My Lover * How to Save a Life * I'm Yours * Just Give Me a Reason * Let It Go * My Immortal * No One * One Call Away * Roar * Say Something * Someone like You * Stay with Me * Thinking Out Loud * We Are Young * You Raise Me Up * and more.
Presents Top 20 music charts for the period and data on each song. Numerical chart ratings are approximate, based on sources that largely contained only prose or qualitative information about the songs of the day. Section I is an index of charted songs, and Section II contains month-by-month song charts. Section III breaks monthly charts into semi-monthly intervals and shows the chart activity of songs from a more detailed viewpoint. Section IV contains complete details for every song mentioned, with information on title, rank for the year, publisher at the time of popularity, publication date, and the month, year, and rank when peak popularity was attained, plus writers of the song and artists connected with the song, and shows or movies in which the song was featured. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Lists the bestselling popular records by artist, songwriter, producer, label, and subject, as well as the greatest hits arranged by year from 1956 to 2006 and by decade from the fifties through the nineties.
The Crusades, Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day — we've all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? The ultimate popular history book, History's Greatest Hits brings together, in one elegantly designed volume, the forty most famous events from our past. Author Joseph Cummins recounts each episode with a storyteller's flair. In doing so, he offers fascinating insights into the minds of the protagonists, including many of the greatest names in history, from Hannibal to Churchill and Columbus to Kennedy, as well as new perspectives on conventional history. He reveals just what made these incidents so significant and why they have gained a permanent place in our collective consciousness. Short, easily digestible chapters make this an ideal way to catch up on the history we've heard of and ought to know more about. Illustrations and period photography enhance each story. History's Greatest Hits is the perfect gift for amateur history buffs, students and anyone else seeking to understand the world we live in today.
This easy-level popular piano book offers fun, playable arrangements of 15 all-time favorite hits. The music is presented in large, easy-to-read type, with chord symbols, lyrics, fingerings, and carefully edited phrasing, dynamics, and pedal markings. Great for students, teachers, or anyone who wants to enjoy these wonderful pop hits, Easy Piano -- Big Hits is sure to become one of the all-time favorite books in your music collection! As with all books in this series, it includes a unique lay-flat binding to help keep the music open on the music stand. Titles include: Charade * Evergreen * Misirlou * The Pink Panther * The Rose * Somewhere, My Love * The Summer Knows * The Wind Beneath My Wings * The Windmills of Your Mind and more.
Some of the most famous selections from the Great American Songbook are included in this collection. These classic favorites, masterfully arranged by Dan Coates for advanced piano, sound rich and full and will delight audiences as well as provide hours of enjoyment for hobbyists, advancing students, professional musicians or any Popular Performer. Titles: Anything Goes * Embraceable You * Falling in Love with Love * I Got Rhythm * In the Still of the Night * My Funny Valentine * So in Love * Someone to Watch Over Me * When I Fall in Love * With a Song in My Heart.
It's a set-up like a video game: two rival gangs fight to death for the control of a Tokyo district. In one gang, six young losers committed only to drinking, voyeurism and karaoke singing, in the other six tough independent older women. From ambush to revenge, both groups are gradually decimated until the ultimate showdown. In Murakami's inimitably brutal and brilliant style, Popular Hits dissects the gender and generational conflicts of contemporary society in a hilarious satire.