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Overjoyed



Originally Performed by Stevie Wonder

"Overjoyed" is a hit single written and performed by American R&B singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder on the Tamla (Motown) label from his 1985 album In Square Circle. The single peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1986, remaining in the Top 40 for six weeks. In addition, "Overjoyed" was a No. 1 hit on the adult contemporary chart, the eighth (and, to date, last) of his career. An alternate single release featured an instrumental version on the B-side.

The song was written first for the 1979 album Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, but was left off the album, and re-recorded for the 1985 album In Square Circle. In the liner notes for the song, "crickets, nightingale & additional bird sounds, ocean, pebbles in pond, stone dropped, crushing leaves" are listed under "environmental percussion". The song was first performed live on the May 7, 1983, episode of Saturday Night Live, where Wonder was the host and musical guest.

    Release Date: 1979


Overjoyed

Overjoyed

Pop and jazz choirs will love this fresh contemporary treatment of the Stevie Wonder song from 1983. Well-crafted vocal parts and a straight-ahead rhythmic groove make this chart accessible without sacrificing any of the sophistication.

Voicing: SATB


Overjoyed

Overjoyed

Pop and jazz choirs will love this fresh contemporary treatment of the Stevie Wonder song from 1983. Well-crafted vocal parts and a straight-ahead rhythmic groove make this chart accessible without sacrificing any of the sophistication.

Voicing: SAB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder - Written Musiquarium : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999062885 : 0634004972 : 00306288

Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder - Written Musiquarium

Features 41 hits spanning his long and illustrious career: All Is Fair in Love - Ebony and Ivory - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Isn't She Lovely - My Cherie Amour - Overjoyed - Part Time Lover - Ribbon in the Sky - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - That Girl - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - more. Includes a partial discography.

Songlist: You And I, For Your Love, All In Love Is Fair, True To Your Heart, Master Blaster, Fingertips (Part 2), Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day, All I Do, As, Lately, You Will Know, Kiss Lonely Good-bye, Higher Ground, Overjoyed, For Once in My Life, Boogie On Reggae Woman, I Wish, Do I Do, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Ebony And Ivory, That Girl, Go Home, Heaven Help Us All, I Just Called To Say I Love You, I Was Made To Love Her, If You Really Love Me, Living For The City, Love Light In Flight, My Cherie Amour, Part Time Lover, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20256b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Stevie Wonder : The Stevie Wonder Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064476 : 0634036610 : 00306447

Stevie Wonder : The Stevie Wonder Anthology

A must for every Wonder fan, this is a comprehensive collection of 75 gems from 1963 to 1998. Includes: Boogie On Reggae Woman - Ebony and Ivory - Fingertips (Part 2) - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - I Was Made to Love Her - Isn't She Lovely - My Cherie Amour - Part Time Lover - Ribbon in the Sky - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - and more. This deluxe, 368-page collection also features a discography of all the songs, listed chronologically by album!

Songlist: You And I, For Your Love, All In Love Is Fair, True To Your Heart, Master Blaster, Fingertips (Part 2), Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day, All I Do, As, Lately, You Will Know, Kiss Lonely Good-bye, If It's Magic, I Ain't Gonna Stand For It, Never Had A Dream Come True, Another Star, Did I Hear You Say You Love Me, Don't Drive Drunk, Ecclesiastes, Get It, Happy Birthday, He's Misstra Know It All, Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away, I'm Wondering, It's You, Joy Inside My Tears, Keep On Running, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Land Of La La, Ngiculela-Es Una Historia I Am Singing, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20258b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Baudboys : Hello World : 00  1 CD

Baudboys : Hello World

We had the pleasure of catching 8-man Baudboys, "the Undisputed Kings of Geek A Cappella," live at the 2008 Harmony Sweeps Finals, and we look forward to seeing them again at the 2011 Finals, as they won the Pacific Northwest Regional again this year. Composed entirely of Microsoft employees and alumni, this a cappella group has been performing up and down the West Coast for more than two decades, thrilling audiences with their irresistible combination of musical excellence and geek comedy. "Hello_World," the group's debut recording, has 11 winning covers, with a fair amount of very funny lyric "augmentation" thrown in. Some of our favorites are the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Aeroplane," Mentor Williams and Dobie Gray's anthem "Drift Away," a quintessentially geek/gamer take on Tripod's "Gonna Make You Happy Tonight," Sting's "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic," Stevie Wonder's moody "Overjoyed," a particularly graphic cover of Weird Al Yankovic's "One More Minute," Cub's manic "New York City," Al Jarreau & Michael Omartian's jazzy, scattish "Boogie Down," Joseph Shabalala & Paul Simon's "Homeless/Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" and a completely incongruous, yet lovely, live cut of Dmytrovych Leontovych & Peter Wilhousky's "Carol of the Bells." The Baudboys have a fresh, (dare we say) modern sound, understated vocal percussion and background harmonies, sweet leads, great arrangements and a great sense of humor. Don't miss this impressive, surprising, big fun debut CD from Seattle's talented, slightly crazed Baudboys!

Songlist: Aeroplane, Drift Away, Gonna Make You Happy Tonight, Every Little Thing She Does, Overjoyed, One More Minute, New York City, Boogie Down, Ghost Train, Homeless Diamonds on The Soles of her Shoes, Carol of the Bells

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5894c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Beelzebubs : Next : 00  1 CD

Beelzebubs : Next

In a long tradition of remarkable albums by Tufts University's Beelzebubs, this is simply the "Next." The fourteen singers take us on an inclusive tour of the contemporary a cappella music world from the sweetness of Guster's "Either Way" and 'oldie' James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" to a rasty version of Beastie Boy's "So What'cha Want." Along the way you'll find songs from Destiny's Child, Gypsy Kings, Sting, Pink Floyd, Counting Crows, and Radiohead. This contemporary potpourri is presented with vocal percussionist, grace note embellishments normally found in professional groups and marvelously complex arrangements. Some of the inspiration must be attributed to producer Deke Sharon a former Beelzebub ('91)

Songlist: The Impression That I Get, Either Way, Disco Inferno, Fake Plastic Trees, Hangin' Around, Major Tom / Space Oddity, Bills, Bills, Bills, Overjoyed, Love in an Elevator, Ghost Story, Bamboleo, So What'cha Want, You Can Close Your Eyes, The Trial

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1719c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Chapter 6 : Live : 00  1 CD

Chapter 6 : Live

We had another chance to be thrilled by a set from Chapter 6 at the recent 2002 Harmony Sweeps National Finals (which was amazing), and these seven good-looking young men from Illinois almost won it all! They actually won 3rd Place, but were a close second in the voting for audience favorite to Champion Perfect Gentlemen. An impressive live set: "Istanbul," "Overjoyed," the hilarious country song "Fat Lady," "I Wrote This Song," "Change In My Life," a very funny "cover" of Rockapella's "Folgers" ad, an equally funny ode to "Krispy Kreme" donuts, written while the group waited to perform at the Chicago Harmony Sweeps Regional, the beautiful "Come Unto Me" and "And They Praised God" (reminding us that we do list Chapter 6 under "Contemporary Christian"), the swing classic "Jump, Jive & Wail," "The Rootbeer Song," Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" (which wowed the crowd at the HS Finals), and closing with AWB's "Pick Up the Pieces." This CD captures Chapter 6's brilliant sense of humor, great stage presence, top-drawer vocal abilities and winning arrangements. Watch out for this group at next year's Finals - very possibly walking off with the whole enchilada!

Songlist: Istanbul, Overjoyed, Fat Lady, I Wrote This Song, Change In My Life, Folger's, Krispy Kream, Come Unto Me, And They Praised God, Jump Jive 'n Wail, Bohemian Rhapsody, Pick Up The Pieces

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5337c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Gold Company : 30 : 00  1 CD : Steve Zegree

Gold Company : 30

Gold Company is widely recognized as one of the leading collegiate and vocal jazz ensembles in the world, and "Thirty" celebrates thirty years under the direction of Dr. Stephen Zegree, the Bobby McFerrin Distinguished Professor of Jazz in the School of Music at Western Michigan University. The 15 to 16-member Gold Company performs 13 sublime jazz covers and a pair of originals, here with the very hot Gold Company Band. The originals are (founding member and arranger for The New York Voices) Darmon Meader's "And So Am I" and "Snow Samba," the Meader-arranged composition by Paquito D'Rivera and Claudio Rotiti. Other favorites are two different takes on Lennon and McCartney's "Got to Get You Into My Life," the Gene Puerling-arranged "Sweet Lorraine," Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed," "The Jungle Book's" "The Monkey Song," the moody "Autumn in New York," Duke Ellington's "Love You Madly," Cole Porter's "So In Love" from "Kiss Me Kate" and Tamra Gray's lovely "Raindrops Will Fall." We repeat the caveat that this is an all-accompanied recording. That said, this is wonderful jazz, far beyond what one might expect from collegiate musicians!

Songlist: Got to Get You Into My Life, The Very Thought Of You, And So Am I, Sweet Lorraine, Overjoyed, My Love For You, The Monkey Song, Autumn In New York, Love You Madly, Let Your Love, So In Love, Snow Samba, In My Life, Raindrops will Fall, Got to Get You Into My Life

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3093c | 1 CD | $14.95 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Overjoyed : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Stevie Wonder :  1 CD : 00214296 : 888680663858

Paris Rutherford : Overjoyed

Pop and jazz choirs will love this fresh contemporary treatment of the Stevie Wonder song from 1983. Well-crafted vocal parts and a straight-ahead rhythmic groove make this chart accessible without sacrificing any of the sophistication.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00214296 | Showtrax CD Available


Overjoyed : SAB : Paris Rutherford : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 00214297 : 888680663865

Paris Rutherford : Overjoyed

Pop and jazz choirs will love this fresh contemporary treatment of the Stevie Wonder song from 1983. Well-crafted vocal parts and a straight-ahead rhythmic groove make this chart accessible without sacrificing any of the sophistication.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford Performed By: Stevie Wonder

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00214297 | Showtrax CD Available

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