Anyone who plays the piano has experienced the joy of playing that certain song that lights up their audience and brings everybody together---whether it's a packed concert hall or a casual gathering of friends or relatives. This single volume equips pianists with a diverse array of songs that are guaranteed to delight any audience. The most universally beloved songs from an entire century of popular music are compiled here, from classic standards to smash hit singles and movie themes. The great sounding, easy-to-play arrangements in this folio are the work of internationally acclaimed piano arranger Dan Coates. Coates has the unique talent of coaxing lush, professional sounds out of arrangements that are surprisingly simple to master, even for the casual hobbyist. Fun facts about each piece are included to broaden understanding of pop music history and to put all of these mega-hits into perspective. For practice, performance, or pleasure, the more than 250 pages of music in this book ensure unlimited hours of enjoyment for pianists and audiences of all ages. Contents:
2000s * Hey There Delilah (Plain White T's) * Home (Michael Bublé) * Need You Now (Lady Antebellum) * You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban) * Falling Slowly (from Once) * Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone).
1990s *I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith) * I Swear (All-4-One) * The Prayer (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli) * Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from Walt Disney's The Lion King) * A Whole New World (from Walt Disney's Aladdin).
1980s * Crazy for You (Madonna) * Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) * Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie) * Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) * Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) * The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson) * We Are the World (USA for Africa) * Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler).
1970s * Bridge Over Troubled Water * Dancing Queen * Desperado * Hotel California * How Deep Is Your Love * Killing Me Softly with His Song * Moondance * Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) * Star Wars (Main Title) * You Light Up My Life.
1960s * Aquarius * The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle * Don't Rain on My Parade * It's My Party * Leaving on a Jet Plane * The Pink Panther * The Shadow of Your Smile.
1950s * The Best Is Yet to Come * Heart * Hey There * Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me * I Could Have Danced All Night * Misty * (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock * Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream).
1940s * As Time Goes By * At Last * Don't Sit under the Apple Tree * Laura * Moonlight Serenade * Over the Rainbow * A String of Pearls * The Trolley Song * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.
1930s * Blue Moon * I Get a Kick Out of You * I Got Rhythm * I Only Have Eyes for You * I'm in the Mood for Love * The Lady Is a Tramp * My Funny Valentine * Night and Day * Summertime * Where or When.
1920s * Singin' in the Rain * Someone to Watch Over Me.
1910s * Danny Boy * Give My Regards to Broadway.
1900s * Take Me Out to the Ballgame * Yankee Doodle Boy.
|Don't Rain on My Parade (from "Funny Girl")||Jule Styne (composer); Bob Merrill (lyricist)|
|The Shadow of Your Smile (from "The Sandpiper")||Paul Francis Webster (lyricist); Johnny Mandel (composer)|
|I Could Have Danced All Night (from "My Fair Lady")||Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)|
|Dancing Queen||Benny Andersson (composer); Bjorn Ulvaeus (composer); Stig Anderson (composer)|
|Aquarius (from "Hair")||James Rado (lyricist); Galt MacDermot (composer); Gerome Ragni (lyricist)|
|The Way You Make Me Feel||Michael Jackson (composer)|
|Eye of the Tiger (from "Rocky III")||Jim Peterik (composer); Frankie Sullivan III (composer)|
|Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me)||Lew Brown (composer); Charles Tobias (composer); Sam Stept (composer)|
|I Swear||Frank Myers (composer); Gary Baker (composer)|
|At Last||Harry Warren (composer); Mack Gordon (lyricist)|
|Where or When (from "Babes in Arms")||Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)|
|We Are the World||Lionel Richie (composer); Michael Jackson (composer)|
|Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me||Harry Noble (composer)|
|Yankee Doodle Boy||George M. Cohan (composer)|
|Take Me Out to the Ball Game||Jack Norworth (contributor); Albert Von Tilzer (contributor)|
|Laura||David Raksin (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)|
|The Greatest Love of All||Michael Masser (composer); Linda Creed (lyricist)|
|The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle||George Wyle (composer); Sherwood Schwartz (composer)|
|Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from Walt Disney's "The Lion King")||Elton John (composer); Tim Rice (lyricist)|
|A Whole New World (from Walt Disney's "Aladdin")||Alan Menken (composer); Tim Rice (lyricist)|
|You Raise Me Up||Rolf Lovland (composer); Brendan Graham (composer)|
|Hey There Delilah||Tom Higgenson (composer)|
|Falling Slowly (from "Once")||Glen Hansard (composer); Marketa Irglova (composer)|
|As Time Goes By (from "Casablanca")||Herman Hupfeld (composer)|
|Summertime (from "Porgy and Bess")||George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (composer); Dorothy Heyward (composer)|
|The Best Is Yet to Come||Carolyn Leigh (lyricist); Cy Coleman (composer)|
|Home||Michael Buble (composer); Amy Foster (composer); Alan Chang (composer)|
|Need You Now||Josh Kear (composer); Charles Kelley (composer); Hillary Scott (composer); Dave Haywood (composer)|
|I'm in the Mood for Love||Dorothy Fields (composer); Jimmy McHugh (composer)|
|You Light Up My Life||Joe Brooks (composer)|
|Sh Boom||James Keyes (composer); Carl Feaster (composer); Floyd McRae (composer); Claude Feaster (composer); James Edwards (composer)|
|A String of Pearls (Vocal Version)||Jerry Gray (composer); Eddie DeLange (lyricist)|
|Hey There! (from "The Pajama Game")||Richard Adler (composer); Jerry Ross (composer)|
|Moonlight Serenade (Vocal)||Mitchell Parish (lyricist); Glenn Miller (composer)|
|The Trolley Song (from "Meet Me in St. Louis")||Ralph Blane (composer); Hugh Martin (lyricist)|
|Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (from "Song of the South")||Ray Gilbert (lyricist); Allie Wrubel (composer)|
|Blue Moon||Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)|
|My Funny Valentine (from "Babes in Arms")||Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)|
|Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz")||Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)|
|The Pink Panther (from "The Pink Panther")||Henry Mancini (composer)|
|Leaving on a Jet Plane||John Denver (contributor)|
|I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (from "Armageddon")||Diane Warren (composer)|
|The Prayer (Italian/English Version)||David Foster (composer); Carole Bayer Sager (composer); Tony Renis (lyricist); Alberto Testa (lyricist)|
|Bridge Over Troubled Water||Paul Simon (composer)|
|Endless Love||Lionel Richie (composer)|
|How Deep Is Your Love||Barry Gibb (composer); Robin Gibb (composer); Maurice Gibb (composer)|
|Heart (from "Damn Yankees")||Richard Adler (composer); Jerry Ross (composer)|
|Star Wars (Main Theme)||John Williams (composer)|
|Singin' in the Rain (from "Singin' in the Rain")||Nacio Herb Brown (composer); Arthur Freed (lyricist)|
|Give My Regards to Broadway (WWI Version) (from "Little Johnny Jones")||George M. Cohan (composer)|
|Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone")||John Williams (composer)|
|I Get a Kick Out of You (from "Anything Goes")||Cole Porter (composer)|
|I Only Have Eyes for You||Harry Warren (composer); Al Dubin (lyricist)|
|Misty (Vocal)||Erroll Garner (composer); Johnny Burke (lyricist)|
|Night and Day (from "Gay Divorcee")||Cole Porter (composer)|
|Someone to Watch Over Me (from "Oh, Kay!")||George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)|
|I Got Rhythm||George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)|
|Moondance||Van Morrison (composer)|
|The Lady Is a Tramp (from "Babes in Arms")||Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)|
|The Wind Beneath My Wings (from "Beaches")||Jeff Silbar (composer); Larry Henley (composer)|
|Killing Me Softly||Norman Gimbel (composer); Charles Fox (composer)|
|Desperado||Glenn Frey (composer); Don Henley (composer)|
|Hotel California||Glenn Frey (composer); Don Henley (composer); Don Felder (composer)|
|Song from "M*A*S*H" (Suicide Is Painless)||Johnny Mandel (composer); Michael Altman (lyricist)|
|(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock||Max Freedman (composer); Jimmy De Knight (composer)|
|It's My Party||John Gluck, Jr. (composer); Herb Wiener (composer); Wally Gold (composer)|
|Crazy for You||John Bettis (composer); Jon Lind (composer)|
|Don't Stop Believin'||Steve Perry (composer); Jonathan Cain (composer); Neal Schon (composer)|