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True Colors

Music by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg

Originally Performed by Cyndi Lauper

"True Colors" is a song written by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. It was both the title track and the first single released from American singer Cyndi Lauper's second album. It was the only original song on the album that Lauper did not help write. "True Colors" spent two weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the last single from Lauper to occupy the top of the chart. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

    Release Date: 1986

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : Love Songs A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999565096 : 0634055240 : 08743515

Deke Sharon : Love Songs A Cappella

Love Songs are a staple of most performing groups. Here are five different expressions of love, scored for mixed voices, in five-part SATB (div).

Songlist: Helplessly Hoping, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Can't Make You Love Me, So Far Away, True Colors

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 1009b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon : Pop Hits for Women's Voices : SSAA : Sheet Music

Deke Sharon : Pop Hits for Women's Voices

Deke Sharon has become one of the leading arranger of "contemporary" a cappella and here is a fine collection of classic pop songs. "Dancing Queen" - 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. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" was 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. The modern day classic "True Colors" has been a huge hit for both Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins. Now it's your turn! "Good Old A Cappella" was first performed by The Persuasions and popularized by The Nylons, this tune has been sung by countless contemporary a cappella groups. Originally from the collection Contemporary A Cappella Volume 1, now for treble voices too! "God Only Knows" with music by Brian Wilson, 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. "Hallelujah" - From the Dreamworks animated feature film "Shrek" comes this sweet and poignant Leonard Cohen hit, scored here for your women's group.

Songlist: Dancing Queen, Killing Me Softly with His Song, True Colors, Good Old A Cappella, God Only Knows, Hallelujah

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Voicing: SSAA | 8010b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon : Contemporary Pop Hits : SATB : Sheet Music

Deke Sharon : Contemporary Pop Hits

The Van Morrison classic "Brown Eyed Girl" is accessible for newly formed a cappella groups, and satisfying for more experienced ensembles. The modern day classic "True Colors" has been a huge hit for both Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins. Now it's your turn! "Be True To Your School" is perfect for pep rallies, sporting events and school assemblies, the breakdown in this arrangement gives your singers a chance to get everyone in the bleachers chanting and clapping along. Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! The little gem "Autumn Leaves" is perfect for your fall concert. Lush rubato chords roll through most of the song, but the bridge is a snappy up tempo wake-up call. "Superman (It's Not Easy)" - At last, a song for your mixed ensemble that wants to sing 21st century music in the college a cappella style! This ballad by Five For Fighting features a high, light tenor solo singing about that common young adult sentiment, "it's not easy to be me." First performed by The Persuasions and popularized by The Nylons, "Good Old A Cappella"``` is an a cappella classic!

Songlist: Autumn Leaves, Be True To Your School, True Colors, Superman (It's Not Easy), Brown Eyed Girl, Good Old A Cappella

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Voicing: SATB | 8068b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing... More Songs from Glee : Unison : Songbook : 884088560867 : 1617807869 : 09971582

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing... More Songs from Glee

Let's all sing, just for the fun of it! There seems to be no stopping the popularity of the hit Fox TV series Glee! With fresh versions of some of the biggest hits from past decades, your students will enjoy recreating 5 songs from the show's second season, presented here in unison arrangements adapted just for the needs of young singers. This value-packed collection of songs and professionally-produced recordings is perfect for classroom or stage, and will appeal to the gleek in all of us! Available separately: Piano/Vocal Collection, Singer 10-Pak, Performance/Accompaniment CD. For all ages.

Songlist: Just The Way You Are, River Deep - Mountain High, (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, Proud Mary, True Colors

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Voicing: Unison | 2752b | Songbook | $14.95


Perpetuum Jazzile : Vocal Ecstasy : SATB : Songbook : 884088964504 : 1540000435 : 00124192

Perpetuum Jazzile : Vocal Ecstasynew

From the large Slovenian pop choir Perpetuum Jazzile, best known for their cover of Toto's Africa (with over 19 million YouTube views), this collection of top hits will allow pop, show and concert choirs everywhere to recreate this amazing sound! Several songs have vocal percussion.

Songlist: Joyful, Joyful, Oh Happy Day, Africa, September, Boogie Wonderland, Just The Way You Are, Rosanna, True Colors, In The Stone

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Voicing: SATB | 4470b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Celtic Woman : Songs from the Heart : Solo : Songbook : 038081382937  : 00-34439

Celtic Woman : Songs from the Heart

These piano/vocal/chord arrangements are based on Celtic Woman's PBS TV special and 2010 tour. This book showcases their unforgettable style and features four pages of color photos.

Songlist: Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, True Colors, The Call, The Coast of Galicia, The New Ground, Finale, Non C'e Piu, Nil Se'n La, The Lost Rose Fantasia, My Lagan Love, Amazing Grace, Slumber My Darling, The Mason's Apron, Danny Boy, Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), O, America!, Galway Bay, You'll Be in My Heart (from Walt Disney Pictures' "Tarzan"), Mo Ghile Mear, Fields of Gold, Pie Jesu (from "Requiem"), You Raise Me Up, When You Believe (from "The Prince of Egypt")

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Celtic Woman | 8504b | Songbook | $21.99 | PVG


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


Various : Trolls : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680665463 : 1495088197 : 00216513

Various : Trolls

Matching folio to the infectious soundtrack of the 2016 DreamWorks film featuring songs by Justin Timberlake; Anna Kendrick; Zooey Deschanel; Gwen Stefani; Ariana Grande; Earth, Wind & Fire; and more! It includes the Grammy Award-winning song Can't Stop the Feeling.

Songlist: Move Your Feet, Hello, Mo' Money Mo' Problems, They Don't Know, It's A Sunshine Day, September, I'm Coming Out, Can't Stop The Feeling!, Hair Up, Get Back Up Again, D.A.N.C.E., What U Workin' With?, True Colors, The Sound Of Silence

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Voicing: Solo | 4459b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Songs for Singers : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088991906 : 1480383112 : 00125528

Various Arrangers : Songs for Singers

This vocal/piano collection features 25 pop/rock songs: Before He Cheats - Constant Craving - Didn't We Almost Have It All - Firework - Girl on Fire - Halo - I Can't Make You Love Me - If I Could Turn Back Time - It's Too Late - My Heart Will Go On - Piece of My Heart - The Rose - Royals - Skyfall - True Colors - The Way We Were - White Horse - You're Still the One - and more.

Songlist: The Rose, Always Be My Baby, It's Too Late, My Heart Will Go On, You're Still The One, That's What Friends Are For, Halo, Un-break My Heart, Piece Of My Heart, Black Velvet, Before He Cheats, White Horse, Constant Craving, Didn't We Almost Have It All, Firework, Skyfall, Girl On Fire (Inferno Version), Royals, The Greatest Love Of All, If I Could Turn Back Time, True Colors, The Way We Were, What's Love Got To Do With It, The Wind Beneath My Wings, I Can't Make You Love Me

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Voicing: Solo | 4145b | Songbook | $14.95 | With Piano


Vocal Selections : Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088602864 : 1458414523 : 00313591

Vocal Selections : Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical

Adapted from Stephan Elliott's 1994 cult-classic film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Tony-winning musical is a comedy of errors involving two drag queens and a transsexual trekking through the remote Australian desert to a drag show in small resort town.

Songlist: Go West, Always On My Mind, I Will Survive, Pop Muzik, Color My World, Don't Leave Me This Way, A Fine Romance, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Hot Stuff, I Love The Night Life, I Say A Little Prayer, It's Raining Men, Like A Prayer, MacArthur Park, Material Girl, Shake Your Groove Thing, True Colors, What's Love Got To Do With It, We Belong

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Voicing: Solo | 20073b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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True Colors : SSA : Jesse Hampsch : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Songbook : 00254855 : 888680722159

Jesse Hampsch : True Colorsnew

Don't be afraid to let your true colors show! A message that all of us need to hear. This iconic song by pop/rock legend Cyndi Lauper is timeless. This new arrangement relies on the strong heritage of the original while bringing new sensitivities that reflect the times we live in.

Arranger: Jesse Hampsch | Composer: Tom Kelly Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254855


True Colors : SATB : Matthew Brown : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 00141127 : 888680043100

Matthew Brown : True Colors

Concert choirs and vocal ensembles will shine in this warm setting of the classic '80s song by Cyndi Lauper. A wonderful selection as part of a set of lighter selections or an encore! ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Arranger: Matthew Brown | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00141127


True Colors : TTBB : Matthew Brown : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 00141128 : 888680043117

Matthew Brown : True Colors

Concert choirs and vocal ensembles will shine in this warm setting of the classic '80s song by Cyndi Lauper. A wonderful selection as part of a set of lighter selections or an encore!

Arranger: Matthew Brown | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00141128


True Colors : SAB : Roger Emerson : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 08551590 : 073999309515

Roger Emerson : True Colors

The 1986 #1 pop hit by Cyndi Lauper really speaks to the heart. Younger choirs will find much meaning in the sensitive text and will sound their best with this well-crafted Roger Emerson arrangement.Available separately: SAB and 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551590 | Showtrax CD Available


True Colors : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 08551591 : 073999321319

Roger Emerson : True Colors

The 1986 #1 pop hit by Cyndi Lauper really speaks to the heart. Younger choirs will find much meaning in the sensitive text and will sound their best with this well-crafted Roger Emerson arrangement.Available separately: SAB and 2-Part. Performance Time: 3:15.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551591 | Showtrax CD Available


True Colors : SSA : Mac Huff : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 08740500 : 073999594003

Mac Huff : True Colors

This beautiful song receives a truly special treatment by Mac Huff. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740500 | Showtrax CD Available


True Colors : SATB : Deke Sharon : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 08748508 : 884088235833

Deke Sharon : True Colors

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.

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748508


True Colors : SSAA : Deke Sharon : Tom Kelly : Cyndi Lauper : Sheet Music : 08748509 : 884088235840

Deke Sharon : True Colors

This modern day classic has been a huge hit for both Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins. Now it's your turn!

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composers: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg Performed By: Cyndi Lauper

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748509

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