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Build Me Up, Buttercup

Music by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay

Originally Performed by The Foundations

"Build Me Up Buttercup" is a song written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by The Foundations in 1968 with Colin Young singing lead vocals. Young had replaced Clem Curtis during 1968 and this was the first Foundations hit on which he sang. It hit #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 and #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1969. It was also a #2 hit in the United Kingdom. It was quickly certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over a million US copies.

    Release Date: 1968


Various Arrangers : Pop Classics for Mixed Voices : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Pop Classics for Mixed Voices

Thie Olivia Newton-John hit from the '70s "Let Me Be There" translates perfectly as a gospel-edged pop piece for today's choirs. There's a little hint of Elvis, too. Well-crafted choral writing combines with rhythmic drive to make your group come alive. There's a brief hand clapping a cappella section as the piece builds toward the big finish. "Build Me Up Buttercup" - Think collegiate-style a cappella with a street corner, doo-wop twist! Great individual vocal lines layer to make this a full-sounding choral from start to finish. An excellent change of pace in any concert. Scat your way to success with this inventive vocal setting of the '70s favorite "Pick Up the Pieces", a soul classic by the Average White Band. "Your Smiling Face" - A show stopper, for sure! Arranged in a collegiate, street-corner a cappella-style, with a featured Tenor solo. A fantastic change of pace. Considered to be their farewell single, the 1983 ABBA hit "Thank You For The Music" gently grooves in this contemporary a cappella setting from Kirby Shaw. A great choice for smaller ensembles or concert groups. "Without a song or a dance, what are we?"

Songlist: Build Me Up, Buttercup, Pick Up the Pieces, Let Me Be There, Your Smiling Face, Thank You For The Music

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Voicing: SATB | 8319b | Sheet Music | $9.50


Individual Folios

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Build Me Up, Buttercup : SATB : Sean Conor Anderson : Mike d'Abo : The Foundations : Sheet Music : 00-30968 : 038081337401

Sean Conor Anderson : Build Me Up, Buttercup

Think collegiate-style a cappella with a street corner, doo-wop twist! Great individual vocal lines layer to make this a full-sounding choral from start to finish. An excellent change of pace in any concert.

Arranger: Sean Conor Anderson | Composers: Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay Performed By: The Foundations

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-30968


Build Me Up, Buttercup : 3-Part Mixed : Roger Emerson : Tony Macauley : The Foundations : Sheet Music : 00299895 : 888680959128

Roger Emerson : Build Me Up, Buttercup

All together now: Whyyy do you build me up...! The Foundations' signature '60s tune is finally present in the Discovery Series for Mixed and Treble choirs, giving your youngsters the chance to groove in the style of the Motown sound!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Tony Macauley Performed By: The Foundations

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00299895 | Voicetrax CD Available


Build Me Up, Buttercup : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Tony Macauley : The Foundations : Sheet Music : 00299896 : 888680959135

Roger Emerson : Build Me Up, Buttercup

All together now: Whyyy do you build me up...! The Foundations' signature '60s tune is finally present in the Discovery Series for Mixed and Treble choirs, giving your youngsters the chance to groove in the style of the Motown sound!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Tony Macauley Performed By: The Foundations

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00299896 | Voicetrax CD Available


Build Me Up, Buttercup : SSA : Mac Huff : Mike d'Abo : The Foundations : Sheet Music : 08201010 : 073999742046

Mac Huff : Build Me Up, Buttercup

The 1969 pop hit by the Foundations scored big in the smash movie There's Something About Mary. A great feature for SSA choirs. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: 3:05.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay Performed By: The Foundations

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201010 | Showtrax CD Available


Build Me Up, Buttercup : SATB : Jeff Funk : Michael D'Abo : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04014 : 654979071761

Jeff Funk : Build Me Up, Buttercup

First recorded in the '60s, this hit by The Foundations has found recent popularity through its inclusion on the soundtrack from the movie "There's Something About Mary" and its sequel "There's Something More About Mary." Jeff Funk has captured all the original '60s sounds in this delightful choral setting.

Arranger: Jeff Funk | Composers: Michael D'Abo and Tony Macaulay

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04014 | Showtrax CD Available


Build Me Up, Buttercup : 3-Part Mixed : Jeff Funk : Michael D'Abo : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04015 : 654979071778

Jeff Funk : Build Me Up, Buttercup

First recorded in the '60s, this hit by The Foundations has found recent popularity through its inclusion on the soundtrack from the movie "There's Something About Mary" and its sequel "There's Something More About Mary." Jeff Funk has captured all the original '60s sounds in this delightful choral setting.

Arranger: Jeff Funk | Composers: Michael D'Abo and Tony Macaulay

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04015 | Showtrax CD Available


Build Me Up, Buttercup : 2-Part : Jeff Funk : Michael D'Abo : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04016 : 654979071785

Jeff Funk : Build Me Up, Buttercup

First recorded in the '60s, this hit by The Foundations has found recent popularity through its inclusion on the soundtrack from the movie "There's Something About Mary" and its sequel "There's Something More About Mary." Jeff Funk has captured all the original '60s sounds in this delightful choral setting.

Arranger: Jeff Funk | Composers: Michael D'Abo and Tony Macaulay

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04016 | Showtrax CD Available

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