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'Deed I Do
Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch
"Deed I Do" is a 1926 jazz standard composed by Fred Rose with lyrics by Walter Hirsch. It was introduced by vaudeville performer S. L. Stambaugh and popularized by Ben Bernie's recording. Ruth Etting's rendition of the song became a top ten hit in 1927.
(Now And Then There's) A fool such as I
Bill Trader, Bill Trader 1952
"Now and Then There's A Fool Such as I" is a popular song written by Bill Trader and published in 1952. Recorded as a single by Hank Snow it peaked at number four on the US country charts early in 1953. Elvis Presley's recording reached number two in the United States in 1958. Bob Dylan recorded the song during the Basement Tape sessions.
(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You
Stuart Hamblen
"(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You" is a song written and originally sung by Stuart Hamblen. The song was also a hit for Ernest Tubb the same year, and Dean Martin in 1965.
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Otis Reading, Steve Cropper
"The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just three days before his death in a plane crash on December 10, 1967. The song was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first ever posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
(There'll be) Peace in the Valley
Thomas A. Dorsey
"There'll Be Peace in the Valley for Me" is a 1939 song written by Thomas A. Dorsey, originally for Mahalia Jackson. It was a hit in 1951 for Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys, reaching number seven on the Country & Western Best Seller chart. The song achieved mass coverage during Elvis Presley's third and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on January 6, 1957.
(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
Burt Bacharach, Hal David
"There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" is a song written in the 1960s by songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Originally recorded as a demo by Dionne Warwick in 1963, it first charted for Lou Johnson whose version reached No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1964. Sandie Shaw covered the song for the UK market in 1964, the song was premiered by Shaw with a performance on Ready Steady Go! The first week after its release, the single sold 65,000 copies.
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" is a 1967 single released by American soul singer Aretha Franklin on the Atlantic label. The words were written by Gerry Goffin from an idea by Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler, and the music was composed by Carole King. Written for Franklin, the record was a big hit reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and became one of her signature songs.
A Day In The Life Of A Fool
Luiz Bonfa, Carl Sigman
"Manha de Carnaval" ("Carnival Morning") is a song by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfa and lyricist Antonio Maria. It appeared as a principal theme in the 1959 Portuguese-language film Orfeu Negro by French director Marcel Camus. The song is considered to be one of the most important Brazilian Jazz/Bossa songs that helped establish the Bossa Nova movement in the late 1950s.
A Dreamer's Holiday
Mabel Wayne, Kim Gannon
"A Dreamer's Holiday" is a popular song. The music was written by Mabel Wayne, the lyrics by Kim Gannon. Hit versions of the song were recorded by Perry Como and Buddy Clark.
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. "A Foggy Day" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin. It was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress.
A Gal In Calico.m
Arthur Schwartz, Leo Robin
"A Gal in Calico" is a song by American composer Arthur Schwartz, whose words were written by Leo Robin. It was introduced in the 1946 film The Time, the Place and the Girl. Four versions have entered the US Billboard charts: Johnny Mercer, Tex Beneke, Benny Goodman and Bing Crosby.
A Garden In The Rain
Carroll Gibbons, James Dyrenforth
"A Garden in the Rain" is a popular song. The music was composed by Carroll Gibbons, the lyrics by James Dyrenforth. The song was first recorded by the composer with the Savoy Hotel Orpheans and vocals by George Metaxa in July 1928.
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Harry Ruby , Oscar Hammerstein II, Bert Kalmar
"A Kiss to Build a Dream On" is a song composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1951. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1951 but lost out to "In the Cool, Cool,. Cool of the Evening"
A Little Bit More
Bobby Gosh
"A Little Bit More" is a song written and performed by Bobby Gosh, released on his 1973 album Sitting in the Quiet. The first hit version was recorded by the band Dr. Hook; their version was released as a single in 1976. The song has also been recorded by Lynn Anderson (1977), Ronnie McDowell (1992), Lars Roos (1992) and Shane Richie (1998)
A Little Bitty Tear
Hank Cochran
"A Little Bitty Tear" is a song written by Hank Cochran. It was first recorded by American recording artist Burl Ives in 1961. It has since been recorded by others, including Wanda Jackson, Bing Crosby, Chet Atkins, The Shadows and Cochran himself.
A Little Night Music
Stephen Sondheim
A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. 13, K. 525.
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson
"A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" is a popular song with music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson. It was used in the film Higher and Higher (1944) when it was sung by Frank Sinatra. The song is considered a pop standard because it has been recorded by many artists.
A Marshmallow World
Peter De Rose, Carl Sigman
"A Marshmallow World" is a popular song that was written in 1949 by Carl Sigman and Peter DeRose. Bing Crosby's version, recorded in 1950, peaked at No. 24 on Billboard's Best Selling Pop Singles chart in January 1951. Other artists who recorded the song in 1950 include Ray Anthony, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, Arthur Godfrey, and Vaughn Monroe.
A Night In Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks
"A Night in Tunisia" is a musical composition written by Dizzy Gillespie around 1941-42. Gillespie called the tune "Interlude" and said "some genius decided to call it 'Night in Tunisia'". The complex ostinato bass line in the "A section" is notable for avoiding the standard walking bass pattern of straight quarter notes.
A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
Irving Berlin
"A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1919. It became the theme song of the Ziegfeld Follies. The first verse and refrain are considered part of the Great American Songbook.
A Ship Without A Sail
Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 - December 30, 1979) was an American composer who worked primarily in musical theater. With 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs to his credit, Rodgers was one of the most well-known American composers of the 20th century. Rodgers was the first person to win all four of the top American entertainment awards in theater, film, recording, and television - a Tony, an Oscar, a Grammy, and an Emmy.
A Sleepin' Bee
Harold Arlen, Truman Capote
"A Sleepin' Bee" is a popular song composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Arlen and Truman Capote. It was introduced in the musical House of Flowers (1954) and performed by Diahann Carroll. Barbra Streisand referred to it as her favorite song, recorded it several times, and performed it in her national television debut in April 1961.
A Sunday Kind Of Love
Anita Leonard, Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes
"A Sunday Kind of Love" is a popular song composed by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Louis Prima and was published in 1946. The song was first recorded by Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra on November 11, 1946.
A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl
Bob Merrill
"A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl" is a song written by Bob Merrill and performed by Teresa Brewer. It reached #3 in the U.K. and #7 in the United States in 1956. Billie Anthony and Eric Jupp and His Orchestra released a version of the song as a single in 1956, but it did not chart.
A Teardrop On A Rose
Hank Williams
"A Teardrop on a Rose" is a song written by Hank Williams. It was released in 1950 by fellow Alabamian country singer Braxton Schuffert. Tommy Edwards and Connie Stevens each recorded a version of the song.
A Teenager in Love
Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
"A Teenager in Love" is a song written by Doc Pomus and partner Mort Shuman. It was originally recorded by Dion and the Belmonts, and was released in March 1959. It reached #5 on the Billboard pop charts. The song was covered in 1965 both by Bob Marley and the Wailers and by Lou Christie.
A Tree in the Meadow
Billy Reid
"A Tree in the Meadow" is a popular song. It was written by Billy Reid, and the song was published in 1948. The biggest hit version of the song in the United States was recorded by Margaret Whiting.
A Very Precious Love
Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
"A Very Precious Love" is a popular song with music was written by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. It was introduced in the movie Marjorie Morningstar when it was sung by Gene Kelly. The song was nominated for the 1958 Academy Award for Best Song.
A Walk in the Black Forest
Horst Jankowsky, Kal Mann
Horst Jankowski (30 January 1936 - 29 June 1998) was a classically trained German pianist, most famous for his internationally successful easy listening music. His fame peaked in 1965 with his tune "Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt", released in English as "A Walk in the Black Forest" The track has become a signature song at Plymouth Argyle F.C., being played at the end of each game.
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is a song by the English rock band Procol Harum. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967. It is one of the most commercially successful singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The song has been included in many music compilations over the decades.
A Wonderful Guy
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
"A Wonderful Guy" is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. It was first introduced by Mary Martin in the original Broadway production and sung by Mitzi Gaynor in the 1958 film adaptation. The chorus of the song is performed a cappella by Megan Mullally's character Karen Walker on the sitcom Will & Grace.
A World Of Our Own
Tom Springfield
"A World of Our Own" is a 1965 single written by Tom Springfield and was an international hit for the Seekers. The single peaked at number 19 on the Hot 100 and number 2 on the Easy Listening charts. The song was translated into Cantonese and became a popular Christian song in Hong Kong as "Can't forget God's love"
A-Tisket A-Tasket
Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander
"A Tisket A Tasket" is a nursery rhyme first recorded in America in the late nineteenth century. Ella Fitzgerald extended and embellished the rhyme into a jazz piece that was her breakthrough hit with the Chick Webb Orchestra in 1938. It has since become a jazz standard.
Abide With Me
William Henry Monk (Eventide) 1861, Henry Francis Lyte 1847
"Abide with Me" is a Christian hymn by Scottish Anglican cleric Henry Francis Lyte. It is a prayer for God to stay with the speaker throughout life and in death. Lyte wrote the hymn in 1847 as he was dying from tuberculosis. The hymn is most often sung to the tune "Eventide" by William Henry Monk.
Achy Breaky Heart
Don von Tress
"Achy Breaky Heart" is a song written in 1990 by Don Von Tress. It was first released in 1991 by the Marcy Brothers with the title "Don't Tell My Heart" It was later recorded by American singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus and released on his debut album, Some Gave All (1992) The song is Cyrus' debut single and signature song. It became the first single ever to achieve triple platinum status in Australia.
Act Naturally
Johnny Russell, Vonnie Morrison
"Act Naturally" is a song written by Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison. It was originally recorded by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in 1963. The best-known other version is from the Beatles in 1965. It has been recorded by many other artists, including Loretta Lynn and Dwight Yoakam.
Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
"Afro Blue" was the first jazz standard built upon a typical African 3:2 cross-rhythm, or hemiola. The song begins with the bass repeatedly playing 6 cross-beats per each measure of 128. The harmonic structure of Santamaria's version is a simple B pentatonic blues.
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life
Victor Herbert, Rida Johnson Young
Naughty Marietta is an operetta in two acts, with libretto by Rida Johnson Young and music by Victor Herbert. Set in New Orleans in 1780, it tells how Captain Richard Warrington is commissioned to unmask and capture a notorious French pirate calling himself "Bras Pique" The score includes many well-known songs, including "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life".
Ai Se Eu Te Pego
Aline da Fonseca, Amanda Teixeira, Antonio Cerqueira, Karine Vinagre, Sharon Arcoverde
"Ai Se Eu Te Pego" (Brazilian Portuguese: ; English: "Oh, If I Catch You") is a 2008 Brazilian song by Sharon Acioly and Antonio Dyggs. It was recorded by Brazilian band Cangaia de Jegue and then covered by many other regional Brazilian bands like Garota Safada, Arreio de Ouro, Estakazero, Forro Sacode and Saia Rodada. In 2011, it was popularized by Brazilian singer Michel Telo, becoming an international hit.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is a song written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson in 1966. The composition was first successful as a 1967 hit single recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song became a hit again in 1970 when recorded by former Supremes frontwoman Diana Ross. The Gaye/Terrell version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
James Van Heusen , Sammy Cahn
"Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" is a pop song written in 1960 with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was first recorded on May 10, 1960, by Dean Martin in a swinging big band jazz arrangement conducted by Nelson Riddle. Martin performed the song in the 1960 heist film Ocean's 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet. The song was covered in 2004 by Irish boy band Westlife.
Ain't That A Shame
Antoine Domino & Dave Bartholomew
"Ain't That a Shame" is a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Domino's recording of the song, released by Imperial Records in 1955, was a hit, eventually selling a million copies. The song is ranked number 438 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The Four Seasons (1963), John Lennon (1975), Sir Paul McCartney ( 1988) and most notably, Cheap Trick (1978) have also covered the song.
Air Mail Special
B Goodman, C Christian
"Air Mail Special" is a 1941 jazz standard written by Benny Goodman, James Mundy and Charlie Christian. Jazz fans know it best as a vehicle for the virtuoso scat singing of Ella Fitzgerald.
C. Donida, Mogol, Engish lyrics by Ervin Drake
"Al di la" (English translation: "Beyond") is a song written by Italian composer Carlo Donida and lyricist Mogol, and recorded by Betty Curtis. English lyrics were written by Ervin Drake. The song was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961.
All Blues.m
Miles Davis
"All Blues" is a jazz composition by Miles Davis first appearing on the influential 1959 album Kind of Blue. It is a twelve-bar blues in 64; the chord sequence is that of a basic blues and made up entirely of seventh chords. In the song's original key of G this chord is an E7.
All I ask of you
Andrew Lloyd Webber
"All I Ask of You" is a song from the 1986 English musical The Phantom of the Opera. It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. The song was performed by Sarah Brightman and Cliff Richard. Barbra Streisand covered the song for her 1988 album Till I Loved You.
All I Do Is Dream Of You
Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
"All I Do Is Dream of You" is a popular song. The music was written by Nacio Herb Brown, the lyrics by Arthur Freed. It was originally written for the Joan Crawford film Sadie McKee (1934)
All I Have To Offer You Is Me
Dallas Frazier, Al Owens
"All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)" is a song written by Dallas Frazier and A.L. "Doodle" Owens. It was released in June 1969 as the first single from his compilation album The Best of Charley Pride. It reached the top of the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that August. Pride became the third black singer to have a No. 1 country hit.
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Wally Afanasieff, Mariah Carey
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey from her fourth studio album and first holiday album, Merry Christmas (1994) Written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, the song was released as the lead single from the album on October 29, 1994, by Columbia Records. The track is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes, backing vocals, and synthesizers. It has become a Christmas standard and continues to surge in popularity each holiday season.
All My Loving
John Lennon, Paul McCartney
"All My Loving" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, from their second UK album With the Beatles (1963) It was written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon-McCartney), and produced by George Martin. The song was released as a single in Canada, where it became a number one hit.
All Or Nothing At All
Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence
"All or Nothing at All" is a song composed in 1939 by Arthur Altman, with lyrics by Jack Lawrence. Frank Sinatra's August 31, 1939 recording of the song became a huge hit in 1943.
All The Things You Are
Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
"All the Things You Are" is a song composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939) and was introduced by Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, and Ralph Stuart. It appeared in the film Broadway Rhythm (1944) when it was sung by Ginny Simms, and again in the Kern biopic Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
All You Need Is Love
John Lennon, Paul McCartney
"All You Need Is Love" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon-McCartney partnership. The song was Britain's contribution to Our World, the first live global television link. The band were filmed performing it at EMI Studios in London on 25 June 1967.
Elvis Costello
Almost Blue is an album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It was recorded May 1981 in Nashville, and released on 23 October 1981. The record's songs consist entirely of country covers, including works originally written by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and George Jones.
Alone Again (Naturally)
Raymond O'Sullivan
"Alone Again (Naturally)" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. It was recorded in 1972 at the same time as his album Back to Front and was a worldwide hit. The single spent six non-consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard's Hot 100 between late July and early September 1972 in America. The song was involved in a 1991 court case which held that sampling of music can constitute copyright infringement.
Along the road to Gundagai
Jack O'Hagan
"Along the Road to Gundagai" is an Australian folk song written by Jack O'Hagan in 1922. It was first recorded by Peter Dawson in 1924. O' Hagan performed his own version later that year. In 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association named it one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Always On My Mind
Wayne Thomps
"You Were Always on My Mind" is a ballad written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher, and Mark James, and first released by Gwen McCrae. The song has been a crossover hit, and that it was tailored to fit his musical style was the fact that James had already written a hit song "Suspicious"
Always True to You in my Fashion
Cole Porter
"Always True to You in My Fashion" is a 1948 show tune by Cole Porter, written for the musical Kiss Me, Kate. It is based on Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae, a similarly ironic poem by the English Decadent poet Ernest Dowson. Song is sung in the second half of the show by Lois (Bianca) to her love interest, Bill (Lucentio), who has become frustrated with Lois' penchant for older wealthy men.
Am I That Easy To Forget
Carl Belew and W. S. Steveson
"Am I That Easy to Forget" is a popular song written by Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson in 1958. It reached number nine on the country music chart in 1959. The highest charting version of the song was recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck on August 11, 1967.
American Honey
Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Shane Stevens
"American Honey" is a song written by Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey and Shane Stevens, and recorded by American country music group Lady Antebellum. It was released on January 11, 2010, as the second single from their second album Need You Now. The song's female narrator, lead singer Hillary Scott, states a desire to escape her adult lifestyle and return to her childhood, which is described in the lyrics as "American honey" It is in D-flat major, with an approximate tempo of 84 beats per minute.
American Patrol
F.W. Meacham
"American Patrol" is a popular march written by Frank White (F.W.) Meacham in 1885. Glenn Miller's Orchestra recorded a swing version of the march arranged by Jerry Gray in 1942. Morton Gould later composed his own unusual and often dissonant "American Patrol for 3 Bands"
Among My Souvenirs
Horatio Nicholls, Edgar Leslie
"Among My Souvenirs" is a 1927 song with words by Edgar Leslie and music by Horatio Nicholls. It was first a number one chart hit for Paul Whiteman in 1928. Connie Francis recorded the song peaking at number seven on the Hot 100.
An Apple Blossom Wedding
Jimmy Kennedy, Nat Simon
"An Apple Blossom Wedding" was a 1947 song by American composer Nat Simon and Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy. It reached number 1 on the UK's sheet music charts that year. The song's lyrics refer to the flower of an apple tree and a romance which started at a wedding during the season when it blossoms. Most of the versions of the song available in the UK during its popularity were by British artists.
And I Love Her
John Lenon & Paul McCarthy, 1964
"And I Love Her" is a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It is the fifth track of their third UK album A Hard Day's Night and was released 20 July 1964, along with "If I Fell", as a single release by Capitol Records in the United States. It reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been covered by a variety of artists including Esther Phillips, Kurt Cobain and Cliff Richard.
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Eric Bogle
"And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is a song written by Australian singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971. The song describes war as futile and gruesome, while criticising those who seek to glorify it. At its conclusion, the song incorporates the melody and a few lines of lyrics of the 1895 song "WaltzingMatilda" by Australian poet Banjo Paterson.
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
Willie Nelson
"Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" is a 1981 single from the film Honeysuckle Rose. The single was Willie Nelson's seventh number one on the country chart as a solo artist. Bob Dylan covered the song during the recording sessions for his 1983 album Infidels. The song appeared as the B-side to four different international single releases in support of the album.
Angels We Have Heard On High
"Angels We Have Heard on High" is a Christmas carol to the hymn tune "Gloria" from a traditional French song of unknown origin called Les Anges dans nos campagnes. The song's subject is the birth of Jesus Christ as narrated in the Gospel of Luke, specifically the scene in which shepherds outside Bethlehem encounter a multitude of angels singing and praising the newborn child. The lyrics of the song are inspired by, but not an exact translation of, the traditional French carol.
Annie's Song
John Denver
"Annie's Song" was written as an ode to Denver's wife at the time, Annie Martell Denver. The song was released as the lead single from his eighth studio album Back Home Again. It was his second number-one song in the United States, occupying that spot for two weeks in July 1974.
Apple Blossom Time
Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson, _
"I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time" is a popular song written by Albert Von Tilzer and lyricist Neville Fleeson. It was introduced by Nora Bayes, who also recorded the song.
Aquellos Ojos Verdes
Nilo Menenco
"Green Eyes" is a popular song, originally written in Spanish under the title "Aquellos Ojos Verdes" ("Those Green Eyes") by Adolfo Utrera and Nilo Menendez, 1929. The English translation was made by Eddie Rivera and Eddie Woods in 1931. The song, a bolero, was written in 1929 and recorded in Cuba the same year.
Are You Sincere
Wayne Walker & Lucky Moeller 1957
"Are You Sincere?" is a song written by Wayne Walker, originally released in 1957. Andy Williams released the song as a single under the Cadence Records label in 1958, with an orchestra conducted by Archie Bleyer. It reached #3 on the Billboard chart. Elvis Presley recorded it on September 24, 1973, at his home in Palm Springs, California.
Ashoken Farewell
Jay Unger
"Ashokan Farewell" is a piece of music composed by American folk musician Jay Ungar in 1982. The tune was used as the title theme of the 1990 PBS television miniseries The Civil War. The piece is a waltz in D major, composed in the style of a Scottish lament.
Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk
This is a list of compositions by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. "Boo Boo" was the nickname of Monk's daughter, Barbara Evelyn Monk.
At Last
Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
"At Last" is a song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded the tune several times, with a 1942 version reaching number two on the US Billboard pop music chart. In 1960, rhythm and blues singer Etta James recorded an arrangement by Riley Hampton that improvised on Warren's original melody.
Au Privave
Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
"Au Privave" is a bebop jazz standard composed by Charlie Parker in 1951. Parker recorded it on January 17, 1951 for the American record label Verve. From French, the title translates to "in Privave," or "at the Privave."
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional, Robert Burns
"Auld Lang Syne" (Scots pronunciation: : note rather than ) is a popular song, particularly in the English-speaking world. Traditionally, it is sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. It is also often heard at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.
Avenue Q
Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Avenue Q is a musical comedy featuring puppets and human actors with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty. It won Best Musical, Book, and Score at the 2004 Tony Awards. The show's format is a parody of PBS's Sesame Street, but its content involves adult-oriented themes.
Baby Elephant Walk
Henry Mancini, Hal David
"Baby Elephant Walk" is a song written by Henry Mancini for the 1962 film Hatari! Lyrics by Hal David were not used in the film version. The song was recorded by a number of performers in the 1960s and 1970s.
Baby Love
Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr, Lamont Dozier
"Baby Love" is a song recorded by the American music group the Supremes in 1964 for their second studio album titled, Where Did Our Love Go. It was written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland-Dozier-Holland. The song topped the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from October 25, 1964 through November 21, 1964. It is considered one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century, and was ranked #324 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Back Door Man
Willie Dixon
"Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1960. The lyrics draw on a Southern U.S. cultural term for an extramarital affair. The song is one of several Dixon-Wolf songs that became popular among rock musicians, including the Doors.
Bad Moon Rising
J C Fogerty
"Bad Moon Rising" is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was the lead single from their album Green River and was released in April 16, 1969. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on 28 June 1969 and reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September of that year. In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 364 on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.
Bags' Groove
Milt Jackson
This article is about the Miles Davis album. For the composition by Milt Jackson, see Bags' Groove (composition)1957 compilation album by Miles DavisReleased early December 1957RecordedJune 29 & December 24, 1954StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New JerseyGenreJazzLength46:11LabelPrestigePRLP 7109ProducerBob WeinstockMiles Davis chronology:
Baila Esta Cumbia
A.B. Quintanilla III, Pete Astudillo
"Baila Esta Cumbia" is a song recorded by American Tejano singer Selena for her second studio album, Ven Conmigo (1990) It was released as the second single by EMI Latin on August 28, 1990, behind "Ya Ves" It was composed by her brother-producer A.B. Quintanilla, and Selena y Los Dinos' backup dancer, Pete Astudillo. The recording is an up-tempo Mexican cumbia song.
Ballin' The Jack
Chris Smith, Jim Burris
"Ballin' the Jack" is a popular song from 1913, written by Jim Burris with music by Chris Smith. It introduced a popular dance of the same name with "Folks in Georgia's 'bout to go insane" It became a ragtime, pop, and trad jazz standard, and has been recorded hundreds of times.
Bandiera Rossa
Italian Traditional, Carlo Tuzzi, Ernst Busch
Bandiera Rossa is one of the most famous songs of the Italian labour movement. It glorifies the red flag, symbol of the socialist and communist movement. The title of the 1986 Israeli film Avanti Popolo is taken from the song.
Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
"Bang-A-Boomerang" is a song by ABBA, first released by Svenne & Lotta (both Swedish and English-language versions) The song was written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson and at one point had the working title "Stop and Listen to Your Heart" The lyrics compare the "message of love" with the returning boomerangs which the Australian Aborigines developed.
Battle Cry of Freedom
George F. Root
"Battle Cry of Freedom" was written in 1862 by American composer George Frederick Root. The song advocated the causes of Unionism and abolitionism. A modified Union version was used as the campaign song for the Lincoln-Johnson ticket in the 1864 presidential election. Charles Ives quoted the song in his own patriotic song, "They Are There"
Be A Clown
Cole Porter
"Be a Clown" is a song written by Cole Porter for the 1948 film The Pirate. The song was performed twice in the film: first by Gene Kelly and The Nicholas Brothers and then at the end of the film by Kelly and Judy Garland. It was also sung in Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go To The Circus.
Be Anything (but be mine)
Irving Gordon
"Be Anything (but Be Mine)" is a popular song composed by Irving Gordon and published in 1952. Peggy Lee's version reached #13 in the spring of 1952 besting the #21 chart peak of Lee's. Gloria Lynne recorded the song early in 1964 as her debut release on Mercury Records' Fontana label as Fontana #1890. The track entered the Hot 100 in April 1964 but rose no higher than #88.
Be Careful, It's My Heart
Irving Berlin
Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. With music by Irving Berlin, the composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being "White Christmas" The film features a complete reuse of the song "Easter Parade", written by Berlin for the 1933 Broadway revue As Thousands Cheer.
Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
Stanley Murphy & Henry J. Marshall
The music was written by Henry I. Marshall, the lyrics by Stanley Murphy. The song was published in 1912, and appeared in the 1912 play A Winsome Widow. One of the most popular early recordings was by Ada Jones and Billy Murray.
Be My Love
Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn
"Be My Love" is a popular song with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Nicholas Brodszky. Published in 1950, it was written for Mario Lanza who sang it with Kathryn Grayson in the 1950 movie The Toast of New Orleans. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1950 but lost out to "Mona Lisa"
Beautiful Dreamer
Stephen Foster
"Beautiful Dreamer" is a parlor song by American songwriter Stephen Foster. It was published posthumously in March 1864, by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York. The song is set in 98 time with a broken chord accompaniment.
Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere
John S. Fearis, Jessie B. Pounds
"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" is a song with words by Jessie Brown Pounds and music by John Sylvester Fearis written in 1897. The song gained huge popularity when it was used in William McKinley's funeral. The tune and lyrics have been praised as "beautiful," but praise for the song has not been universal. Christian theologians have taken issue with the song because it describes Heaven in nebulous terms.
Beautiful Lady
Patsy Riggir
"Beautiful Lady" is a country song by New Zealand singer Patsy Riggir. It was released in 1983 as the lead single on her album Are You Lonely. The song failed to become a hit when released, but was a sleeper hit.
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Sholom Secunda, Jacob Jacobs, Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin
"Bei Mir Bistu Shein" is a popular Yiddish song. It was written by Jacob Jacobs and composer Sholom Secunda for a 1932 musical. English lyrics were written for the tune by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin. The song became a worldwide hit when recorded by The Andrews Sisters.
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
traditional Irish tune, Thomas Moore
"Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms" is a popular song written by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. He set new lyrics to a traditional Irish air that can be traced back into the 18th century. The song is often the cue for a classic "bomb gag" where the playing of the first line of the song sets off a rigged explosion.
Bemsha Swing
Thelonious Monk
This is a list of compositions by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. "Boo Boo" was the nickname of Monk's daughter, Barbara Evelyn Monk.
Bennie and the jets
Elton John, Bernie Taupin
"Bennie and the Jets" is a song written by Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin. The song first appeared on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album in 1973. The track was a massive hit in the United States and Canada, released in 1974 as an A-side. In most territories the track was released as the B-side to "Candle in the Wind", but spelled 'Benny' It is ranked number 371 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The Bell Sisters
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Bermuda archipelago consists of 181 islands with a total land area of 54 km2 (21 sq mi) The closest land outside the territory is in the US state of North Carolina, approximately 1,035 km (643 mi) to the northwest.

Dataset Summary

In CLaMP: Contrastive Language-Music Pre-training for Cross-Modal Symbolic Music Information Retrieval, we introduce WikiMusicText (WikiMT), a new dataset for the evaluation of semantic search and music classification. It includes 1010 lead sheets in ABC notation sourced from Wikifonia.org, each accompanied by a title, artist, genre, and description. The title and artist information is extracted from the score, whereas the genre labels are obtained by matching keywords from the Wikipedia entries and assigned to one of the 8 classes (Jazz, Country, Folk, R&B, Pop, Rock, Dance, and Latin) that loosely mimic the GTZAN genres. The description is obtained by utilizing BART-large to summarize and clean the corresponding Wikipedia entry. Additionally, the natural language information within the ABC notation is removed.

WikiMT is a unique resource to support the evaluation of semantic search and music classification. However, it is important to acknowledge that the dataset was curated from publicly available sources, and there may be limitations concerning the accuracy and completeness of the genre and description information. Further research is needed to explore the potential biases and limitations of the dataset and to develop strategies to address them.

How to Access Music Score Metadata for ABC Notation

To access metadata related to ABC notation music scores from the WikiMT dataset, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the Wikifonia MusicXML Data Link: Start by visiting the discussion thread on the forum to find the download link for the Wikifonia dataset in MusicXML format (with a .mxl extension). You can find the discussion here: Download for Wikifonia all 6,675 Lead Sheets.

  2. Run the Provided Code: Once you have found the Wikifonia MusicXML data link, execute the provided Python code below. This code will handle the following tasks:

    • Automatically download the "wikimusictext.jsonl" dataset, which contains metadata associated with music scores.
    • Automatically download the "xml2abc.py" conversion script, with special thanks to the author, Willem (Wim).
    • Prompt you for the Wikifonia data URL, as follows:
    Enter the Wikifonia URL: [Paste your URL here]

    Paste the URL pointing to the Wikifonia.zip file and press Enter.

The below code will take care of downloading, processing, and extracting the music score metadata, making it ready for your research or applications.

import subprocess
import os
import json
import zipfile
import io

# Install the required packages if they are not installed
    from unidecode import unidecode
except ImportError:
    subprocess.check_call(["python", '-m', 'pip', 'install', 'unidecode'])
    from unidecode import unidecode

    from tqdm import tqdm
except ImportError:
    subprocess.check_call(["python", '-m', 'pip', 'install', 'tqdm'])
    from tqdm import tqdm

    import requests
except ImportError:
    subprocess.check_call(["python", '-m', 'pip', 'install', 'requests'])
    import requests

def filter(lines):
    # Filter out all lines that include language information
    music = ""
    for line in lines:
        if line[:2] in ['A:', 'B:', 'C:', 'D:', 'F:', 'G', 'H:', 'I:', 'N:', 'O:', 'R:', 'r:', 'S:', 'T:', 'W:', 'w:', 'X:', 'Z:'] \
        or line=='\n' \
        or (line.startswith('%') and not line.startswith('%%score')):
            if "%" in line and not line.startswith('%%score'):
                line = "%".join(line.split('%')[:-1])
                music += line[:-1] + '\n'
                music += line + '\n'
    return music

def load_music(filename):
    # Convert the file to ABC notation
    p = subprocess.Popen(
        f'cmd /u /c python xml2abc_145/xml2abc.py -m 2 -c 6 -x "{filename}"',
    out, err = p.communicate()

    output = out.decode('utf-8').replace('\r', '')  # Capture standard output
    music = unidecode(output).split('\n')
    music = filter(music).strip()

    return music

def download_and_extract(url):
    print(f"Downloading {url}")

    # Send an HTTP GET request to the URL and get the response
    response = requests.get(url, stream=True)

    if response.status_code == 200:
        # Create a BytesIO object and write the HTTP response content into it
        zip_data = io.BytesIO()
        total_size = int(response.headers.get('content-length', 0))
        with tqdm(total=total_size, unit='B', unit_scale=True) as pbar:
            for data in response.iter_content(chunk_size=1024):

        # Use the zipfile library to extract the file
        print("Extracting the zip file...")
        with zipfile.ZipFile(zip_data, "r") as zip_ref:

        print("Failed to download the file. HTTP response code:", response.status_code)

# URL of the JSONL file
wikimt_url = "https://huggingface.co/datasets/sander-wood/wikimusictext/resolve/main/wikimusictext.jsonl"

# Local filename to save the downloaded file
local_filename = "wikimusictext.jsonl"

# Download the file and save it locally
response = requests.get(wikimt_url)
if response.status_code == 200:
    with open(local_filename, 'wb') as file:
    print(f"Downloaded '{local_filename}' successfully.")
    print(f"Failed to download. Status code: {response.status_code}")

# Download the xml2abc.py script (special thanks to Wim Vree for creating this script)

# Download the Wikifonia dataset
wikifonia_url = input("Enter the Wikifonia URL: ")

wikimusictext = []
with open("wikimusictext.jsonl", "r", encoding="utf-8") as f:
    for line in f.readlines():

updated_wikimusictext = []

for song in tqdm(wikimusictext):
    filename = song["artist"] + " - " + song["title"] + ".mxl"
    filepath = os.path.join("Wikifonia", filename)
    song["music"] = load_music(filepath)

with open("wikimusictext.jsonl", "w", encoding="utf-8") as f:
    for song in updated_wikimusictext:
        f.write(json.dumps(song, ensure_ascii=False)+"\n")

By following these steps and running the provided code, you can efficiently access ABC notation music scores from the WikiMT dataset. Just ensure you have the metadata, the xml2abc.py script, and the correct download link before starting. Enjoy your musical journey!

Copyright Disclaimer

WikiMT was curated from publicly available sources, and all rights to the original content and data remain with their respective copyright holders. The dataset is made available for research and educational purposes, and any use, distribution, or modification of the dataset should comply with the terms and conditions set forth by the original data providers.

BibTeX entry and citation info

      title={CLaMP: Contrastive Language-Music Pre-training for Cross-Modal Symbolic Music Information Retrieval}, 
      author={Shangda Wu and Dingyao Yu and Xu Tan and Maosong Sun},
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