“Can’t Take My Eyes off You” was a 1967 single by Franki Valli. The song was among Valli’s biggest hits, earning a gold record and reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a week. It was co-written by Bob Gaudio, a bandmate of Valli’s in The Four Seasons. The arrangement we sing was arranged by our very own Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles.
Doolittle Medley was also arranged for the chorus by our in-house team of arrangers – Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles – and was sung as part of our bronze medal-winning performance in the BABS Chorus Competition in Bournemouth in May 2017. It is a medley of “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “With a Little Bit of Luck”, two songs from the 1956 musical “My Fair Lady” (original music by Frederick Loewe, words by Alan Jay Lerner).
Georgia on My Mind is a song by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stuart Gorrell, (lyrics), closely associated with the cover version by Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album “The Genius Hits the Road”. It became the official state song of Georgia in 1979.
Goodbye, World, Goodbye is a truly great Gospel up-tune written by Georgia native Mosie Lister, best known as one of the most beloved and prolific songwriters in Southern Gospel Music. Though known mostly for his song writing, he was also a singer, and was the original lead singer for Hovie Lister and the Statesmen in 1948. This arrangement is by David Wright, one of the best Barbershop arrangers.
Happy Together is a 1967 song from The Turtles’ album of the same name. Released in February 1967, the song knocked The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” out of the #1 slot for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the group’s only chart-topper. “Happy Together” reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1967. The song was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, former members of a band known as The Magicians. The song had been rejected a dozen times before it was offered to The Turtles!
If I Only Had a Brain is a song by Harold Arlen (music) and E.Y. Harburg (lyrics). The song is sung in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” by the characters that meet Dorothy.
I’m On My Way is a great up-tune from the musical and subsequent film “Paint Your Wagon“.
In My Room is a song written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1963 album “Surfer Girl”. It was also released as the B-side of the “Be True to Your School” single, which peaked at number 23 in the U.S.
Little Pal is a song from the Al Jolson movie “Say it with Songs“. It followed the success of the better-known “Sonny Boy” from the previous year, and charted at number 1 in 1929. It also reached number 7 for Gene Austin, and number 9 for Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (with vocals by Bing Crosby). Written by Al Jolson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson, the version we sing was arranged for barbershop by Clay Hine.
My Fair Lady Medley was one of the two songs in our bronze medal-winning performance in the BABS Chorus Competition in Bournemouth in May 2017. It is a medley of “On the Street Where You Live” and “I Could Have Danced All Night”, two songs from the 1956 musical “My Fair Lady” (original music by Frederick Loewe, words by Alan Jay Lerner). The medley was arranged for the chorus by our in-house team of arrangers – Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles.
Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da is credited to Lennon-McCartney, but written by Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles on their 1968 album “The Beatles” (also referred to as “The White Album”). Marmalade’s version reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1969. Their cover sold around half a million in the UK, and a million copies globally by April 1969.
Over the Rainbow/Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Medley was arranged for the chorus by our very own Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles. It is one of the two songs sung in our silver medal-winning performance in the BABS Chorus Competition in Harrogate in May 2016.
Tomorrow is one of the songs from the musical and film “Annie”, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, published in 1977. The number was originally written as “The Way We Live Now” for the 1970 short film Replay, with both music and lyrics by Strouse. Our version was arranged by our very own Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles.
Wizard of Oz medley – arranged by our very own Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles, this was one of the two songs performed in our Bronze medal-winning performance at the National Barbershop Chorus Championships of 2015 in Llandudno.