Female Arrangements

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Available Songs

CAP2001b01s06

Author(s): Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler

Parts: 4

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This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2004b03s05

Author(s): Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Parts: 4

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This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Respect" collection.

CAP2004b04s01

Author(s): Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" collection.

CAP2013b01s01

Author(s): Jessica Cornish, Lukasz Gottwald, Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., Claude Kelly, Keith Forsey, Steve Schiff, Armando Perez, Nick Van De Wall, Shaffer Smith

Parts: 5

Soloist:

Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional.

CAP20062707

Author(s): American Authors, Aaron Accetta, David Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Zachary Barnett, James Adam Shelley, and Shep Goodman

Parts: 3

Soloist:

Best Day of My Life by American Authors. By Aaron Accetta, David Rublin, James Adam Shelley, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, and Zachary Barnett. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series.

CAP2012s02

Author(s): John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Parts: 3

Soloist:

The Beatles greatest modern folk song is finally available for SSA groups, with the melody moving between vocal parts and interspersed elements of counterpoint and 3-part harmony.

CAP2005b04s01

Author(s): Deborah Harry, Giorgio Moroder

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Call Me" collection.

Author(s): Burt Bacharach

Parts: 4

Soloist:

By The Carpenters. By Burt Bacharach. Edited by Anne Raugh. Arranged by Deke Sharon. Pop Choral Series. Octavo. Published by Contemporary A Cappella Publishing

CAP2004b03s03

Author(s): Marvin Gaye, Ivy Hunter, William Stevenson

Parts: 5

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This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Respect" collection.

CAP2008s05

Author(s): Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus

Parts: 4

Soloist:

ABBA is back, so get some dancing shoes for your choir! Upbeat, infectious and fun, this arrangement will bring energy to singers and get audiences dancing in the aisles.

Author(s): Pop Choral Series

Parts: 4

Soloist:

The 2016 hit by pop diva Ariana Grande shows why this young artist has soared to the top of the charts and earned many accolades with her amazing vocal power and musical style. This a cappella setting will be tremendously fun to perform!

Author(s): Stephen Schwartz

Parts: 4

Soloist:

Composed by Stephen Schwartz. Edited by Anne Raugh. Arranged by Deke Sharon. Choral. Octavo. Published by Contemporary A Cappella Publishing

CAP2009s05

Author(s): Sting

Parts: 4

Soloist:

If it wasn't written by Sting, this haunting melody could easily be a traditional English folk song. The melody moves through all four women's parts, with the background texture changing in each verse, ranging from arpeggiated polyphony to warm close harmony.

CAP2004b04s02

Author(s): Robert Hazard

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" collection.

CAP20068908

Author(s): Cyndi Lauper

Parts: 3

Soloist:

Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. By Robert Hazard. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 8 pages.

CAP2008s07

Author(s): Brian Wilson, Tony Asher

Parts: 4

Soloist:

God Only Knows', one of the most beautiful pop songs ever written, made popular by The Beach Boys in the '60s, this arrangement for women's choirs is a great one to feature your soprano soloist or section.

CAP2008s08

Author(s): Leonard Cohen

Parts: 4

Soloist:

Hallelujah' - From the Dreamworks animated feature film 'Shrek' comes this sweet and poignant Leonard Cohen hit, scored here for your women's group.

Author(s): Pharrell

Parts: 3

Soloist:

Happy by Pharrell. By Pharrell. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 12 pages.

CAP2010s02

Author(s): Deborah Harry, Chris Stein

Parts: 5

Soloist:

A powerful soprano solo sits atop your SATB band as the groove their way through this Blondie classic. A great way to introduce your singers to modern polyrhythms and non-standard syllables in a format that's easy for them to understand and internalize.

CAP2009s07

Author(s): George Harrison

Parts: 4

Soloist:

Perfect for a spring concert, this bright Beatles classic features rich harmonies and light arpeggiated textures resulting in a warm sound without being too complex. The melody is in the Soprano 1 line, allowing either a group or individual solo.

CAP2008s09

Author(s): John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Parts: 3

Soloist:

One of the most popular of all the hit songs by The Beatles, this is the perfect pop feature for your a cappella women's voices. Each part gets a chance to take the lead, then you can let the audience join in on the famous repeated chorus to the end.

CAP2005b03s01

Author(s): Eddie Schwartz

Parts: 5

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This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Let's Hear It" collection.

CAP2011s04

Author(s): Dean Pitchford, Jim Steinman

Parts: 5

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This #1 song from the Footloose soundtrack, sung by Bonnie Tyler, was one of the biggest songs of the 1980s. Bombastic and fun, it's a great feature for a female soloist, and makes a great show closer or encore.

CAP2010s03

Author(s): Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin

Parts: 4

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With rich harmonies, delicate arpeggiations and a soaring, heartfelt melody, this showstopping Bonnie Raitt ballad makes a perfect penultimate number.

CAP2012s05

Author(s): Carole King

Parts: 5

Soloist:

One of rock's most iconic women's songs (from Carole King's Tapestry), this pulsing, rhythmic arrangement incorporates elements of doo-wop and contemporary a cappella beneath a barn-burning solo. Vocal or other percussion optional.

CAP2010s06

Author(s): John Lennon

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This simple, sweet setting of John Lennon's song of hope features a soprano soloist. Perfect for a group looking for a good first a cappella song, or a more advanced group interested in focusing on nuance and sincerity.

CAP2001b01s02

Author(s): Herb Wiener, Wally Goldm John Gluck Jr.

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2013b01s03

Author(s): Bruno Mars Ari Lavine, Philip Lawrence, Khari Cain, Khalil Walton, Cornell Haynes Jr., Richard Butler, James Sheffer, Frank Romano

Parts: 6

Soloist:

Remember the scene in Pitch Perfect where Beca first teaches the Barden Bellas how to sing a mashup? This is that exact arrangement from the movie, distilled into 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional.

CAP2007s09

Author(s): Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox

Parts: 5

Soloist:

Popularized by Roberta Flack in the 1970s, updated by the Fugees and Lauryn Hill in the 90s, this song connects with many generations. This arrangement provides a terrific vehicle to show off the talents of a sensitive female soloist.Available separately: mixed or female voices.

CAP2001b01s03

Author(s): George Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2005b03s02

Author(s): Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Let's Hear It" collection.

CAP2001b01s04

Author(s): Beverly Ross, Julius Dixon

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2012s06

Author(s): Taylor Swift

Parts: 4

Soloist:

Originally performed by Maxx Factor on The Sing Off Season One, this a cappella arrangement is sweet, warm and easy to sing yet full and rich. The melody is in the soprano 2 part with duet and trio lines throughout.

Author(s): Billy Joel

Parts: 4

Soloist:

Composed by Billy Joel. Edited by Anne Raugh. Arranged by Deke Sharon. Choral. Octavo. Published by Contemporary A Cappella Publishing

CAP2009s12

Author(s): Mark Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Parts: 5

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This playful song from Hairspray brings the sound of the early 1960s to life with a universal theme. The many verses can be sung by different soloists.

CAP2001b01s05

Author(s): Pat Ballard

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2004b04s03

Author(s): Thomas McElroy, Denzil Foster

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" collection.

CAP2001b01s10

Author(s): Robert Stanley Weir, Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Calixa Lvallée

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2001b01s07

Author(s): Gerry Goffin, Carole King

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2004b03s01

Author(s): Otis Redding

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Respect" collection.

CAP20068959

Author(s): Katy Perry

Parts: 3

Soloist:

Roar by Katy Perry. By Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter, Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, and Max Martin. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 8 pages.

CAP19983037

Author(s): Lorde

Parts: 3

Soloist:

Royals by Lorde. Arranged by Deke Sharon. SSA. Pop; Rock. Choral.

CAP2004b03s02

Author(s): Bud Green, Les Brown, Ben Homer

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Respect" collection.

CAP2004b03s04

Author(s): John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Respect" collection.

CAP2009s17

Author(s): Christine McVie

Parts: 5

Soloist:

Based on the Eva Cassidy recording, this honest, emotional ballad features light arpeggiated textures and soaring harmonies supporting a gorgeous, heartfelt soprano melody with occasional duet/trio lines.

CAP2005b03s03

Author(s): Lisa Loeb

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Let's Hear It" collection.

CAP2001b01s08

Author(s): David A. Stewart, Annie Lennox

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2001b01s01

Author(s): John Taylor, George Davis

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP20068958

Author(s): Miley Cyrus

Parts: 3

Soloist:

The Climb by Miley Cyrus. By Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 8 pages.

CAP2005b04s04

Author(s): Gerry Goffin, Carol King

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Call Me" collection.

CAP2005b04s02

Author(s): Rudy Clark

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Call Me" collection.

CAP2001b01s09

Author(s): Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Natural Woman" collection.

CAP2010s09

Author(s): Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman

Parts: 4

Soloist:

A modern classic, this Cyndi Lauper ballad is perfect for an intermediate women's ensemble, ready to tackle gentle arpeggiations and delicate parallel harmonies.

CAP2011s06

Author(s): Ross MacLean, Arthur Richardson

Parts: 4

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The Andrew's Sisters had a hit in 1947 with this lighthearted, playful ditty that's more relevant now than ever!

CAP2008s13

Author(s): Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly

Parts: 5

Soloist:

This modern day classic has been a huge hit for both Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins. Now it's your turn! Originally published in the “Love Songs A Cappella” collection, published now as an octavo by popular demand. 

CAP2004b04s04

Author(s): Peter Jackson Jr., Gerald Jackson

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" collection.

CAP20067296

Author(s): Michael Einziger, Avicii

Parts: 3

Soloist:

Wake Me Up! by Avicii. By Aloe Blacc, Michael Einziger, and Tim Bergling. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 12 pages.

CAP2004b04s05

Author(s): Kimberly Rew

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" collection.

CAP2009s19

Author(s): John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Parts: 4

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Playful, sweet, melodic... this arrangement brings out all of the best elements of this Beatles ditty, with the melody bouncing between the various voices. When your singers are sixty-four, they'll still be humming along to this timeless classic!

CAP2005b04s03

Author(s): Phil Everly

Parts: 4

Soloist:

This arrangement was originally published as part of the "Call Me" collection.

Other Deke Sharon Arrangements

Author(s): (Medley) from Pitch Perfect 2

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

The Bellas have lost their sound, and to find it again they sing this medley of some of the greatest and most iconic women's harmony groups from the past, from the Andrew's Sisters to En Vogue. Songs include: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, You Can't Hurry Love, Lady Marmalade, My Lovin'.

Author(s): Arranged by Deke Sharon

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

From Pitch Perfect 2, this mashup weaves together several great songs and storylines from throughout the film, with a twist of an ending. Songs include: Run the World (Girls), Where Them Girls At, We Belong, We Got the World, Flashlight.

Author(s): Arranged by Deke Sharon

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

The Bellas are back for their senior year and better than ever with a modern pop medley fit for the President...until Fat Amy ruins everything. Sing the arrangement that the Bellas sang, wardrobe malfunction optional. Songs include: We Got the World; Timber; America, The Beautiful; Wrecking Ball.

Author(s): American Authors, Aaron Accetta, David Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Zachary Barnett, James Adam Shelley, and Shep Goodman

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

Best Day of My Life by American Authors. By Aaron Accetta, David Rublin, James Adam Shelley, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, and Zachary Barnett. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series.

Author(s): The Beatles

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

A lovely SSAA contemporary a cappella arrangement of the Beatles classic.

Author(s): Colbie Caillat

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA + Solo contemporary a cappella arrangement of the modern classic by Colbie Calliat.

Author(s): A.P. Carter, Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, and Luisa Gerstein

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

The trailer for the highly anticipated Pitch Perfect 2 gives us a sneak peek at the music for the new film, including this expanded version of Anna Kendrick's breakout hit “Cups.” After a sweet, reflective opening verse, it moves into tempo for a more expanded treatment.

Author(s): Marilyn Monroe

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

An SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the classic song, as performed in the movie "Moulon Rouge".

Author(s): Journey

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

An SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of this Journey classic.

Author(s): George Michael

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of this George Michael classic.

Author(s): Alicia Keys

Parts: 6

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSSAAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of this modern classic? by Alicia Keys.

Author(s): Frank Sinatra

Parts: 5

Soloist: No

A Fun SSSAA contemporary a cappella arrangement of the Bossa Nova Classic.

Author(s): Cyndi Lauper

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. By Robert Hazard. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 8 pages.

Author(s): Pharrell

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

Happy by Pharrell. By Pharrell. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 12 pages.

Author(s): Mark D Sanders and Tia Sillers

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

Introduce your choir to the fun of a cappella singing with this accessible arrangement of the Lee Ann Womack hit that topped the charts in 2001. Crafted for success, this setting gives all the parts a chance to sing the melody while the background vocals are easy and create a perfect stylistic texture. Available separately: SATB a cappella, SSAA a cappella. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Author(s): Frank Sinatra

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

A lovely SSAA close harmony contemporary a cappella version of the classic from the Great American Songbook.

Author(s):

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

Author(s): Jason Mraz

Parts: 5

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic .

Author(s): Billy Joel

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

A lush SSAA(with splits)+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the Billy Joel classic.

Author(s): Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence, Khari Cain, Khalil Walton, Cornell Haynes, Jr., Richard Butler, James Sheffer and Frank Romano

Parts: 6

Soloist: Yes

Remember the scene in Pitch Perfect where Beca first teaches the Barden Bellas how to sing a mashup? This is that exact arrangement from the movie, distilled into 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional.

Author(s): Sara Bareilles

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Fleetwood Mac

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A beautiful SSAA+solo contemporary a cappella version of the Fleetwood Mac classic.

Author(s): The Beatles

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun gospel/pop SSAA+solo contemporary a cappella version of the Beatles classic.

Author(s): Madonna

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the 80's classic.

Author(s): Beyonce

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Michael Jackson

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

Contemporary a cappella in SSAA+Solo voicing, vocal percussion optional.

Author(s): Duffy

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

Contemporary a cappella in SSAA+Solo voicing, vocal percussion optional.

Author(s): Bette Midler

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

(Level III) Bette Midler's sass is captured in this fast, furious and fun arrangement of Cole Porter's Miss Otis Regrets. Andrew Sisters-esque 3 part melody above a walking bass line punctuated by brassy horn passages. A great "Story Song", works well as a closer or encore. SSAA a cappella.

Author(s): Extreme

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

Contemporary a cappella in SSAA+Duet voicing, vocal percussion optional.

Author(s): Jessica Cornish, Lukasz Gottwald and Claude Kelly

Parts: 7

Soloist: Yes

Miley Cyrus' pop hit from 2009 as arranged for the Pitch Perfect movie soundtrack is a cute novelty feature for SSA a cappella groups. Fun to learn and fun to perform!

Author(s): Jessica Cornish, Lukasz Gottwald, Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Claude Kelley, Keith Forsey, Steve Schiff, Armando Perez, Nick Van De Wall, Shaffer Smith

Parts: 5

Soloist: Yes

Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional.

Author(s): Juice Newton

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

(Level 2) A playful, easy to sing yet very full sounding version of this repeated pop and country top ten hit. The lead moves from part to part, giving the upper three parts each a chance to sing the melody. The alto 2 "bass line" features plenty of lyrics and countermelodies as well. SSAA A Cappella

Author(s): Katy Perry

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

Roar by Katy Perry. By Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter, Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, and Max Martin. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 8 pages.

Author(s): Katy Perry

Parts: 5

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Bobby Day/Michael Jackson

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

(Level 3) This upbeat finger snappin' pop version of the doo-wop classic will add some spark (and tweet) to your repertoire without being too difficult. The solo moves from part to part, allowing every singer a chance in the spotlight. SSAA a cappella.

Author(s): Lorde

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

Royals by Lorde. Arranged by Deke Sharon. SSA. Pop; Rock. Choral.

Author(s): Joel Little and Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

This 2013 song by Lorde topped the Hot 100, AC and Rock charts and won the Grammy for song of the year and best pop performance. Deke Sharon's setting will be a hit with high school and collegiate a cappella groups!

Author(s): Adele

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Tory Amos

Parts: 5

Soloist: Yes

(Level 3) Tori Amos broke onto the music scene with this introspective ballad, and this arrangement captures all of the original's delicate moodiness. The background voices weave smooth patterns and ring warm chords. This is an excellent showcase for an expressive soloist (can either be a soprano or alto 1). SSSAA a cappella (4 part with solo).

Author(s): Max Martin and Lukasz Gottwald

Parts: 5

Soloist: Yes

Kelly Clarkson's mega hit from 2004 rocks out in this a cappella rendition from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack!

Author(s): fun

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Queen

Parts: 5

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): ABBA

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the Abba classic.

Author(s): Miley Cyrus

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

The Climb by Miley Cyrus. By Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 8 pages.

Author(s): Paul Simon

Parts: 4

Soloist: No

(Level 2) This close harmony version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic works well for beginning groups looking for interesting material, or advanced groups interested in a beautiful mood piece allowing for emotional interpretation. Mixing close harmony with arpeggiated textures, this arrangement allows each voice a turn with the solo line, and plenty of opportunity for rubato and expressive dynamics. SSAA a cappella.

Author(s): David Guetta

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

A fun SSA contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Natasha Bedingfield

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Jamiroquai

Parts: 4

Soloist: Yes

A fun SSAA+Solo contemporary a cappella version of the modern classic.

Author(s): Michael Einziger, Avicii

Parts: 3

Soloist: No

Wake Me Up! by Avicii. By Aloe Blacc, Michael Einziger, and Tim Bergling. Arranged by Deke Sharon. For Choral (SSA A Cappella). Pop Choral Series. 12 pages.