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This popular light orchestral Christmas music standard is the latest style to be added to our collection and number was originally composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946 and finished the work in February 1948. It was originally an instrumental piece. The lyrics, about someone asking another to join them for a ride in a sleigh, were written by Mitchell Parish later in 1950. The orchestral version was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Sleigh Ride was a hit record on RCA Victor Red S..
This ballad was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960. It is one of two popular songs based on the Italian song "'O Sole mio" (music by Eduardo di Capua), the other being "There's No Tomorrow", recorded by U.S. singer Tony Martin in 1949. It was this version that inspired the Presley version. The song is the second best-selling single by Presley, is one of the best-selling singles of all time and was written in under 30 minutes by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold. In 1960, "It's Now or Never" was got to No.1 in the USA (spending 5 weeks at the top slot) and in the UK it spent 8 weeks at No.1...
This song was written by Billy Joel and is the third track from his 1977 album ‘The Stranger’. It made No.3 in the USA and suprisingly only No.19 in the UK. The song won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1979. The sax solo was played by Phil Woods, a well-known jazz performer and Grammy award winner. Woods was criticized by some purists in the jazz community for playing on a rock session, but in fact he had already played previously on such sessions both for Steely Dan and for Paul Simon. The performance here on a hit record undoubtedly exposed him to a wi..
The original song is a Rastafarian number written and recorded by Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton of the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians in 1970. The lyrics are adapted from the texts of Psalms 19 and 137 in the Hebrew Bible. Their version appeared in the soundtrack album of the 1972 movie ‘The Harder They Come’. The song was popularised in Europe by Germany-based disco band Boney M in 1978. This cover version was awarded a platinum disc and is one of the top ten all time best-selling singles in the UK staying at No.1 for 5 weeks. The B-side of the single, "Brown Girl in the Ring",..
We now have a great new style for this classic pop song. It was recorded by multiple artists during the 60’s however in 1963, Lesley Gore's version hit No.1. It was the first hit single for producer Quincy Jones. "It's My Party" was credited to John Gluck, Wally Gold & Herb Weiner, staff writers at ‘Aaron Schroeder Music’. The lyrics were actually written by Seymour Gottlieb, a freelance songwriter and friend to Herb Weiner. The first recording was in 1962 by The Chiffons for their ‘One Fine Day’ album. It was also recorded by Helen Shapiro for her Helen in Nashville album in F..
The song was composed by John Stewart shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. Monkees producer Chip Douglas was friends with John Stewart and ran into him at a party in Hollywood. Douglas told Stewart that he was now producing the Monkees and asked if he had any songs that might work for the group. Stewart offered "Daydream Believer." The band loved the song and recorded it with Davy Jones singing lead vocals. The single got to No.1 in the US charts in December 1967 and it remained there for four weeks. It peaked at number five in the UK Charts. Unfortunately it was the Monkees' last ..
Our latest song style is for Lady In Red. The song was written by British/Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh and released in June 1986. It was the second single from the album ‘Into the Light’. On the TV program ‘This Is Your Life’, Chris said that the song was inspired by the memory of when he first saw Diane and how men often cannot even remember what their wives were wearing when they first met. The song was a massive hit quickly becoming de Burgh's best-selling single and his signature song. It transformed him from a cult artist into a household name in many countries. It reache..
Our latest song style is for Every Breath You Take. The song recorded by UK rock band ‘The Police’ came from their 1983 album Synchronicity. Written by Sting it was the biggest US and UK hit of 1983 and topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Record of the Year, winning in the first two categories. For the song, Sting received the 1983 British Academy's Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The lyrics are the words of a possessive lover wh..
With our latest style for Another Day in Paradise we have got to 40 fabulous single styles in our library. This means every week we are more and more likely to have just what you are looking for. The song the style is based on was produced and recorded by Phil Collins, this song was released as the first single from his No. 1 album, ‘But Seriously’ in 1989. It lays claim to being the last number-one single of the 1980s and the first number-one of the 1990s. It was a worldwide success, eventually becoming one of the most successful songs of his solo career. The song won the Grammy for Record..
On release now is our latest style for Yamaha, Korg, Ketron and Roland keyboards. The song 'Never can say goodbye' was written by Clifton Davis and was originally written and intended for the Supremes to record. Motown however decided the song would be better suited to the Jackson 5. Released as a single in 1971, it was one of the group's most successful songs. The song has been covered numerous times, most notably in 1974 by disco diva Gloria Gaynor and in 1987 by British pop group The Communards. The style is very much aimed at the original disco version that made it such a dance classic. Ne..