Smile! Play or Sing these 25 Popular Children’s Songs

Children’s songs are a great way to introduce your kids or students to the world of music. Historically, the origin of traditional children’s songs is often subject to debate. Some songs, like London Bridge is Falling Down, were thought to have originated from a nursery rhyme and then set to music. In recent years, several media-based companies, including Disney, have done an excellent job blending animation with memorable songs that have attracted musicians and singers from all ages. In this list, we highlight a selection of twenty-five popular children’s songs that range from traditional tunes like There’s a Hole in my Bucket to C is for Cookie, a fun song
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New! More Official Arrangements from GLEE

Have you been enjoying the musical-comedy television series GLEE? We’re excited to announce that we have more official arrangements of sheet music from this Golden Globe Award-winning TV series. They have been arranged for piano, voice and guitar in Musicnotes popular “Singer Pro” format. To learn more about our Singer Pro sheet music, be sure to read our post entitled, “Deciphering Singer Pro Sheet Music and Finding Your Vocal Range.” In addition to its huge popularity in the US, GLEE has attracted a wide fan base in the UK and is popular with audiences of all ages from X FACTOR-obsessed teens to musical-loving grannies. A critic from The Guardian has
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Corinne Bailey Rae Sheet Music from her album “The Sea”

Corinne Bailey Rae, soul-jazz singer and infamous Loiner (a person who hails from Leeds!) has returned after a two-year hiatus with her new album “The Sea,” the follow-up to her 2006 eponymous debut album. Bailey Rae found success both in the UK and in the USA with the feel good hit “Put Your Records On,” which, for many, became the pop anthem of 2006, and the languid ballad “Like A Star.” Her self-titled album “Corinne Bailey Rae” went straight to number one in the UK album charts and sold over a million copies in the US. After a whirlwind year of touring and achieving phenomenal success, including 4 Grammy Award
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Lights! Camera! Movie Sheet Music!

Did you watch the Academy Awards? This year’s nominated films ranged from popular movies like AVATAR to CRAZYHEART, a movie starring Jeff Bridges about a country singer-songwriter named “Bad Blake.” Our selection of movie sheet music highlights a few films that were nominated for the music-related categories, but we do have a few other songs we’d like to point out from other films. First, we’d like to highlight that we have the theme song from INVICTUS, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela earned him his fifth nomination for “Best Actor.” We also have two songs from CRAZY HEART. The first is the signature song
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Ireland’s Finest Bands – Some of our Favourite Gems from the Emerald Isle

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, we decided to take a look at the wealth of rich and varied artists Ireland has given us over the years. With a musical heritage that encompasses folk, pop, rock, blues, soul and punk, the Emerald Isle has launched many significant musicians. Here’s a selection of some our favourite bands and performers: The Chieftains Grammy Award-winning group The Chieftains were formed in Dublin in 1962 after they met up to record an instrumental folk album. At the time, this was a rare and groundbreaking approach to traditional Irish music as their peers were largely vocal folk acts. Their popularity grew throughout
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Sheet Music for Muse – The Resistance Album

The Muse boys returned in late 2009 with their fifth studio album, The Resistance. Their much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s Black Holes and Revelations has been greeted with critical acclaim for its scope, grandeur and classical musical influences. It sold around 148,000 copies in the UK in the first week alone, reaching the number one slot in the album charts in 19 countries and getting to number 3 in the U.S. Billboard charts. The Resistance marked a landmark for the band as it is the first of their albums that they produced themselves, an accomplishment that was celebrated when they collected UK Single of the Year at the recent Music Producers
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Sheet Music from Songs Featured in the Olympics

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? This year’s Winter Olympic Games are not only filled with competition, but also music! During opening ceremonies, KD Lang performed Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. This beautiful song continues to be one of our top sellers here at Musicnotes.com, and her performance renewed your interest in this tune. Of course, the Olympics opening ceremonies wouldn’t be complete without a performance of O, Canada, the Canadian National Anthem, or Olympiakos Umnos, which is also referred to as the theme song for the Olympics. Many of your favorite songs were used by ice skaters as they danced across the ice, hoping to take home a medal
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Fall in Love with 30 Disney Love Songs

This Valentine’s Day, why not fall in love all over again…with your favorite Disney love songs? In this post, we highlight 30 Disney love songs that originate from animated classics like CINDERELLA to modern day films like ENCHANTED. Many of these songs are titles that you’ll immediately recognize like Someday My Prince Will Come, Can You Feel the Love Tonight? and A Whole New World. We’ve also pulled a few titles from our sheet music vault to share with you, too, from an old Disney film entitled SO DEAR TO MY HEART. This historic film from 1949 was blend of live action and animation, and it’s also the first Disney
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Grammy-Inspired Sheet Music

We’re sorry, this offer has expired. Were you one of the millions of music fans that watched The Grammys? A record number of music lovers tuned into this year’s Grammy awards, to watch artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and several others accept their awards. Performances included a medley performed by Lady Gaga and Elton John, a circus-inspired act by Pink and many more! In honor of this year’s Grammy awards, we’re having a 15% off sale! Save on any digital sheet music, guitar tab or Guitar Guru download by Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Kings of Leon. Offer expires Saturday, February 13th. Beyonce took
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Cuddle Up with these 35 Movie Love Songs

When was the last time you fell in love with a romantic song? From action flicks like ARMAGEDDON to comedies like BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY, music has played a huge part in highlighting romantic scenes. With Valentine’s Day just around in the corner, we’ve come up with thirty-five of our favorite movie love songs from these films. 1. GHOST (1990) – Starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. In GHOST, Patrick Swayze’s character dies after a botched mugging and returns as a ghost to resolve unfinished business. His fiancée is played by Demi Moore. Our pick: Unchained Melody. 2. DIRTY DANCING (1987) – Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. This film, about
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