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The Standard Standards


This is from a little programming project using iTunes. I found songs from five pretty good sources of "standards" on the internet and in my books and used smart playlists to list songs that were on four or five of the lists.


The Lists:

Dave's Database top 100s internet

Dick Hyman 100 songs you need to know songbook

music vault -- Warner Brothers songbook

Top Standards internet

wikipedia jazz standards internet



On all five lists:


Body and Soul

Lover, Come Back to Me

Somebody Loves Me

Sweet Georgia Brown

What Is This Thing Called Love?



On four of five lists:

Am I Blue


Body and Soul

Dancing in the Dark

Embraceable You

Get Happy

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

I Get a Kick Out of You

I Got Rhythm

I'm in the Mood for Love

I've Got the World on a String

Jeepers Creepers

Just One of Those Things

Lover, Come Back to Me

The Man I Love

Night and Day

Oh, Lady Be Good

On the Sunny Side of the Street

'Round Midnight


Somebody Loves Me

Someone to Watch Over Me

Sometimes I'm Happy

Sweet Georgia Brown

Tea for Two

The Very Thought of You

The Way You Look Tonight

What Is This Thing Called Love?

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Blue Moon - Marcels

Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin

Fly Me to The Moon - Bart Howard

Girl From Ipanema - Carlos Jobim

Lady is a Tramp - Rodgers Hart

Love Me Tender - Elvis

Moon River - Henry Mancini

Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong





Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Buttercup - The Foundations

Catch The Wind - Donovan

I Feel Fine - Beatles

I Feel Good - James Brown

It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye

I'll Be There - The Four Tops

Light My Fire - Doors

Moon Dance - Van Morrison

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Yesterday - Beatles

You Can't Hurry Love - Supremes




Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Blackbird - Beatles

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Franki Valli

Dancing Queen - Abba

Disco Inferno - Trammps

How Deep is Your Love - Beegees

Norwegian Wood - Beatles

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Space Oddity - David Bowie

Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Thinking of You - Sister Sledge

Twentieth Century Boy - Marc Bolan



80s, 90s

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Don't Know Why - Norah Jones

Every Breath You Take - Police

Faith - George Michael

Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

I'll Be There For You - Rembrandts

Mad World - Tears For Fears

More Than Words - Extreme

Perfect - Fairground Attraction

Parklife - Blur

Power of Love - Huey Lewis

Promise - Radiohead

Red Red Wine - UB40

Sing It Back - Moloko

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

Faith - George Michael

Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown

Step On - Happy Mondays

Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Wonderwall - Oasis

Yellow - Coldplay




All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson

From Eden - Hozier

Forget You - Ceelo Green

Happy - Pharrell Williams

If I DIdn't Know Better - Civil Wars

Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars

Love Yourself - Ed Sheeran/Bieber

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Price Tag - Jessie J

Rather Be - Clean Bandit

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Riptide - Vance Joy

Smile - Lily Allen

Starships - Nicki Minaj

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Thinkin' Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak










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I find myself constantly reviewing my set lists these days, partly to cater toward my "slightly" younger audience but mainly to keep myself interested.

To that end these are a few that I have recently added.

Crazy - Gnarles Barclay (play it in the same key as original and have added a bluesy solo at the end)

Venus - Shocking Blue / Bananarama (I was looking for a song that went from open chords to bar chords for my students) this song was top of the charts twice twenty years apart so fits nicely with my demographic.

Call Me - Blondie (translates well to a solo performer) a hit in 1980 which is scarily nearly 40 ago

The Boxer - Paul Simon (I am a weak finger picker, but someone requested this and I thought why not)

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