Category Solos

Hang On Sloopy

Originally called “My Girl Sloopy,” this tune reached No.26 on the charts for the Vibrations in 1964. The McCoys had a No.1 hit with it the next year. By one…

Help!

Your quartet or chorus might want to, uh, help itself to this classic from the Beatles. The arrangement is partly lead solo and partly all-skate. So give it a shout,…

It Was Almost like a Song (tenor melody)

The King’s Singers sang this bittersweet song, which is available in both tenor- and bass-solo versions. This piece is purely lovely, “but it’s much too hard to write.” (Hmm, where…

For Good (one soloist)

Though this song is usually set as a dialog between two people (see the next entry), the song can work just fine for one soloist. So if you are like…

I Believe in You

A beautiful, haunting piece, “I Believe in You” encourages a friend who is down and out to believe in herself or himself. The lyrics are mostly in English, partly in…

Skylark (lead melody)

Hopeful songs of love don’t come any prettier than this. The lead sings the melody in the normal range in this version.

When the Meadow Was Bloomin’

This lyrics to this haunting song were written by the great Johnny Mercer. Barry Manilow, who is no slouch himself, composed the music. The story is familiar—love was sweet as…

Taps

The origins of “Taps” date back to American Civil War. This bugle call began as a lights-out signal to soldiers at night but now is played at military funerals and…

Streak, The

Okay, maybe streaking is not as popular as it once was, but gratuitous nudity will always sell well. It is recommended that you perform this piece fully clothed, though, letting…