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Blue Skies was written in 1926 by Irving Berlin, as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Betsy". On opening night the audience demanded 24 encores of the song from star Belle Baker. It became one of the first songs to be featured in a talkie when Al Jolson performed it in "The Jazz Singer" in 1927. The version we sing was arranged by Clay Hine for the quartet Keepsake.

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.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by Freddie Mercury in 1979, the track was included on their 1980 album "The Game".  We sing a barbershop arrangement by Chris Peterson.

Doolittle Medley was 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. We perform a barbareshop arrangement by Steve Jamison.

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. The version we sing was arranged for four voices by Clay Hine, and was one of the two songs sung in our silver medal-winning performance in the BABS Chorus Competition in Harrogate in May 2016.

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. We sing a barbershop arrangement by Tom Gentry.

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.

Once Upon a Time is a song composed by Charles Strouse, with lyrics by Lee Adams, from the 1962 musical "All American". It describes the loss of love over time. The version we sing was arranged for the chorus by our very own Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Chorus Director Zac Booles, and is one of the two songs sung in our silver medal-winning performance in the BABS Chorus Competition in Harrogate in May 2018.

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.

Please Don't Say It's Over is an in-house composition, with lyrics by Zac Booles and music by Richard Curtis, arranged for barbershop by Zac, Richard and Mark Burnip specifically for our 2019 contest set. It tells the story of the end of a love affair from the viewpoint of the partner who dearly wants the relationship to continue.

Pretty Woman is a song recorded by Roy Orbison, written by Orbison and Bill Dees. It was released as a single in August 1964 and spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Many people will know the song from the 1990 film of the same name, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The version we sing was arranged for barbershop by our very own Richard Curtis.

Taking a Chance on Love Medley was arranged by Richard Curtis, Mark Burnip and Zac Booles for our 2019 contest set, and is a medley of "Taking a Chance on Love", "Luck be a Lady" and "Steppin' Out With My Baby".
"Taking a Chance on Love" was a popular song from the 1940 Broadway musical "Cabin in the Sky", written by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter.
"Luck be a Lady" was written and composed by Frank Loesser in 1950 and featured in the musical "Guys and Dolls".
"Steppin' Out with My Baby" was written by Irving Berlin and introduced in the 1948 musical film "Easter Parade".

Tomorrow is a song 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, and was one of the two songs sung in our silver medal-winning performance in the BABS Chorus Competition in Harrogate in May 2018.

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