Category Youth

Made You Look

The lyrics to this fluffy yet sexy Meghan Trainor hit have been toned down a bit for younger singers; for example, “even with nothing on” is now “even with my…

Fun, Fun, Fun

This Beach Boys’ classic is in women’s voicing right now—darned if I can remember why—but it could easily be redone for men. And for another unknown reason the melody is…

De Colores

This traditional Mexican children’s song is really sweet. A few years ago the River City Jubilee Chorus, located in Shreveport, La., started a revolving quartet that dressed in scrubs and…

It’s Late

Remember the teenage angst of being out past your curfew—waaay past your curfew? Ricky Nelson sang about it back in 1958, but every word still applies today. And instead of…

Steam Heat

From the 1954 Broadway musical The Pajama Game, this tune is hot. No, it’s hotter than hot! The Cleveland Heights High School Women Barbershoppers debuted this sultry song with great success at…

I Say a Little Prayer

When I first got involved with the Cleveland Heights High School Barbershoppers, I asked the young women what song they would most like to have arranged. Thinking of the Julia…

Taylor, the Latte Boy

A scaled-down version of Steve Tramack’s marvelous arrangement for Harmony Inc. queens Taken 4 Granite, this piece is sweet fun — even with no sugar added! It is in young…

What Do You Do with Your Arms?

A witty conundrum for us singers, this tune was arranged for the Cleveland Heights High School Men’s Barbershoppers. The funny, clever piece, with lots of built-in movement ideas, would be…

Long Word Song, The

The word in question is indeed long. It is very long. It is very, very long. Would you believe “hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia’? And it is a real word too, unlike a certain…

Young and Foolish

Great for contest, this ’50s ballad builds to a surprising level of power. The men’s version is published by the BHS, and the song is great for women as well.