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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Music by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield

Originally Performed by Neil Sedaka

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka, and co-written by Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Sedaka recorded this song twice, in 1962 and 1975, in two significantly different arrangements, and it is considered to be his signature song. Another song by the same name had previously been recorded by Jivin' Gene [Bourgeois] and The Jokers, in 1959.

    Release Date: 1962


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088312497 : 1423468864 : 00001215

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition

Many large theatre auditions call for a 16-bar excerpt, and sometimes specifically request pop/rock songs. This book unprecedentedly answers that need. Beyond theatre, this volume will be useful for other audition calls requiring a brief song. Each volume includes great songs from the 1950s to the 21st century. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful and effective form.

Songlist: Hero, Without You, Holding Out For A Hero, Crazy, Beautiful, I Need You, Solitaire, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Walk On By, I'll Be There, Time After Time, I'll Stand By You, Remember Me This Way, This Ain't A Love Song, You Learn, I Will Remember You, Don't Stop, All By Myself, All My Loving, So Far Away, Listen, All Through The Night, It's Too Late, Alone, Reflection, I Will, Superstar, You'll Be In My Heart (Pop Version), I Wanna Love You Forever, Somebody To Love, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3016b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Men's Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088312503 : 1423468872 : 00001217

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Men's Edition

Many large theatre auditions call for a 16-bar excerpt, and sometimes specifically request pop/rock songs. This book unprecedentedly answers that need. Beyond theatre, this volume will be useful for other audition calls requiring a brief song. Each volume includes great songs from the 1950s to the 21st century. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful and effective form.

Songlist: Hero, Without You, Home, No Matter What, I Need You, Solitaire, But It's Alright, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Amanda, I'll Be There, Golden Slumbers, I'll Stand By You, Let Her Cry, This Ain't A Love Song, If, I Will Remember You, Don't Stop, All By Myself, All I Need, All My Loving, Best Of My Love, Everytime I Close My Eyes, Back To You, Lately, You'll Be In My Heart (Pop Version), Unchain My Heart, Somebody To Love, A Song For You, Kids Wanna Rock, Lady, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3017b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


139th St. Quartet : Collection : 00  3 CDs

139th St. Quartet : Collection

One of the prize Barbershop compilations of all time by the legendary 139th Street Quartet, "Collection" is a winner for lovers of the finest Barbershop Harmony in the history of SPEBSQSA. The quartet was formed in 1975, and got its name from the address of Pete Neushul's factory building in LA, deciding to let the group make the name, instead of the name making the group. Four different lead singers, Jim Meehan (1975-78), Larry Wright (1978-88), John Sherburn (1988-91) and Dan Jordan(1991-present) contribute at least 10 songs to the grand total of 64 songs on this 3-disc set (which are, oddly, numbered 1, 3 and 9). Within 2 years of its founding, the 139th won a silver medal at the SPEBSQSA Internationals in Philadelphia, and regularly did well in competition, for instance scoring bronze medals in 1989, silver in 1990, and bronze again in 1991. Appearing on TV for the first time in 1985 on the first of several episodes of "Cheers," this was quickly followed by an episode of "Night Court." They were also very fortunate to record with the legendary Neil Diamond, who sang lead with the group on a song for each of his Christmas recordings, both of which went multi-platinum, "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" on disc 3 is one of these tunes. The group wrote several of its own tunes, including "Best Times I Ever Had," "Now Here You Are Back Again," "My Dear Old Irish Mammy," as well as original words, intros and bridges to many other songs. Anyway, the liner notes are thick with Barbershop history and comments by the guys, and the music is all a cappella except for a couple of tunes like "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." It's very hard to pick a favorite with so much great material, so we're going to go with the "Theme Song From Cheers." Sit back and enjoy about 3 hours of tunes by one of the great Barbershop quartets of all time!

Songlist: Bowery Medley, Wait 'Til The sun Shines, Nellie, Bach's Fugue (In D Minor), Down By The Old Mill Stream, 1927, Don't Put A Tax On The Beautiful Girls, Jean , I'm Just Wild About Harry, A Girlfriend Of A Boyfriend, Lulu's Back In Town, My Mother's Eyes, My Dear Old Irish Mammy, Good Old Zenith, Blackbird, I Get Around, It's Better To Leave Them Alone, Didn't We, I Got Rhythm, Kid's Song (Coney Island), My Alabama, French Medley, Daddy, You've Been A Mother To Me, We're Shovin' Right Off For Home, Sing An Old Barbershop Song, Jump Into My Mammy's Arms, I've Got The World On A String, Crazy Worlds, Crazy Tune, The Best Times I Ever Had, Money Makes The World Go 'Round, My Romance, and more

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5836c | 3 CDs | $39.95 | A Cappella


Essentials : Oh What a Night : 00  1 CD

Essentials : Oh What a Night

From that hotbed of a cappella music to the north, Canada, comes a young, high energy quintet who are devoting their harmonious labors on this album to the art of the doo-wop, particularly the early 60's style. 'Sixteen Candles,' 'Runaround Sue,' 'So Much In Love,' 'Come Go With Me,' and 'The Way You Do The Things You Do' are a partial list of the tunes, 14 in all. You can thoroughly enjoy a moment of nostalgia or enjoy those oldies anew as the harmonies are tight and rich, the bass is solid and the tunes are all from an era of great schmaltz and great vocalization, a virtual golden age of acappella. (For spelling information see the Belmont's review)

Songlist: I Wonder Why, Sixteen Candles, Runaround Sue, Up On The Roof, Denise, So Much In Love, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Earth Angel, Come Go With Me, Lean On Me, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Blue Moon, In The Still Of The Night

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8020c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Sounds Familiar : Sounds Familiar : 00  1 CD

Sounds Familiar : Sounds Familiar

Sounds Familiar is exactly that: a selection of familiar favorites of decades past. These four ladies with soothing voices from all the way across the Atlantic have poured their hearts into these arrangements, stylizing with hooks and smooth changes, dynamic crescendo movement and impeccable rhythm. "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" and "The Lady Is A Tramp" are two songs that are never tiresome! Track 7, "Little Bit More" is a fantastic song and incredibly well sung! "Orange Colored Sky", is very clever, but don't let it startle you! Make sure you listen to this CD all the way through!

Songlist: Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody, Almost Like Being in Love, The Lady is a Tramp, That's an Irish Lullaby, Sixties Melody, Try a Little Tenderness, Little Bit More, You Made Me Love You, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Little Man You've Had a Busy Day, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Winter Wonderland, Orange Coloured Sky

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5452c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do : SSA : Roger Emerson : Neil Sedaka :  1 CD : 08200548 : 073999267273

Roger Emerson : Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

This arrangement of the 1962 #1 hit is a terrific SSA showcase. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Roger Emerson Performed By: Neil Sedaka

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200548 | Showtrax CD Available

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