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We Built This City

Music by Peter Wolf and Bernie Taupin

Originally Performed by Starship

"We Built This City" is a 1985 song written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert and Peter Wolf, and originally recorded by US rock group Starship and released as their debut single on their album Knee Deep in the Hoopla. Commercially, the single reached number one in Australia, Canada and the United States; the top 10 in Germany, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland; the top 20 in Belgium, New Zealand and the United Kingdom; and number 21 in Austria and the Netherlands. It has appeared on several "worst song" lists, topping a 2011 Rolling Stone poll of worst songs of the 1980s by a wide margin.

    Release Date: 1985


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : The Muppets : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088634339 : 1458421341 : 00313625

Various : The Muppets

The first foray in a dozen years from our felt friends, The Muppets has been delighting theatre audiences. Here are 12 great songs from the hit-packed soundtrack: Forget You - Let's Talk About Me - Life's a Happy Song - Mah-Na Mah-Na - Man or Muppet - Me and Julio down by the Schoolyard - Me Party - The Muppet Show Theme - Pictures in My Head - The Rainbow Connection - Smells like Teen Spirit - We Built This City. Features a special section of full-color photos from the film!

Songlist: Forget You, Let's Talk About Me, Life's A Happy Song, Man Or Muppet, Me Party, Pictures In My Head, Mah-Na Mah-Na, The Muppet Show Theme, The Rainbow Connection, Smells Like Teen Spirit, We Built This City, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, Forget You, Let's Talk About Me, Life's A Happy Song, Man Or Muppet, Me Party, Pictures In My Head, Mah-Na Mah-Na, The Muppet Show Theme, The Rainbow Connection, Smells Like Teen Spirit, We Built This City, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Muppets | 20225b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Vocal Selections : Rock of Ages : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088402570 : 1423480368 : 00313460

Vocal Selections : Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages tells the tale of a rock star who meets his dream girl at a Los Angeles club performance in the '80s. This Tony Awardae-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Journey, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. Our songbook includes 30 piano/vocal selections.

Songlist: We're Not Gonna Take It, Heaven, Any Way You Want It, Keep On Loving You, The Search Is Over, Don't Stop Believin', Here I Go Again, Can't Fight This Feeling, Cum On Feel The Noize, Beaver Hunt, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Final Countdown, Harden My Heart, Heat Of The Moment, High Enough, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Hate Myself For Loving You, I Wanna Rock, I Want To Know What Love Is, Just Like Paradise, More Than Words, Nothin' But A Good Time, Oh Sherrie, Renegade, Sister Christian, To Be With You, Too Much Time On My Hands, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Wanted Dead Or Alive, We Built This City, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20064b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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We Built This City : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Peter Wolf : Starship : Songbook : 00287161 : 888680902230

Kirby Shaw : We Built This City

Classic rock and roll is here merged with Kirby Shaw harmonies and style. There is a history lesson in this song as there are many references to major musical cities across America that will be fun to discover. The song was released by the band Starship and there is much rock history to be uncovered about the band and the time.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Peter Wolf Performed By: Starship

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00287161 | Showtrax CD Available


We Built This City : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Peter Wolf : Starship : Sheet Music : 00287162 : 888680902247

Kirby Shaw : We Built This City

Classic rock and roll is here merged with Kirby Shaw harmonies and style. There is a history lesson in this song as there are many references to major musical cities across America that will be fun to discover. The song was released by the band Starship and there is much rock history to be uncovered about the band and the time.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Peter Wolf Performed By: Starship

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00287162 | Showtrax CD Available


We Built This City : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Peter Wolf : Starship : Sheet Music : 00287163 : 888680902254

Kirby Shaw : We Built This City

Classic rock and roll is here merged with Kirby Shaw harmonies and style. There is a history lesson in this song as there are many references to major musical cities across America that will be fun to discover. The song was released by the band Starship and there is much rock history to be uncovered about the band and the time.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Peter Wolf Performed By: Starship

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00287163 | Showtrax CD Available

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