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Don't Worry, Be Happy

Music by Bobby McFerrin

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a song by musician Bobby McFerrin. Released in September 1988, it became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks. The song's title is taken from a famous quotation by Meher Baba. The "instruments" in the acappella song are entirely overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by McFerrin, using no instruments at all; McFerrin also sings with an affected accent.[3] The comedic original music video for the song stars McFerrin, Robin Williams, and Bill Irwin, and is considerably shorter than the album version.

    Release Date: 1988
1989 - Grammy Winner - Record of the Year
1989 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin

What a great way to introduce the music of Bobby McFerrin to younger choirs! Winning the Grammy in 1989, this hit tune will bring a smile to everyone's face! Includes parts for Flute 1 & 2. Discovery Level 2. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Voicing: 2-Part

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Emily Crocker : Sight-Reading for Young Singers : Songbook & Online Audio : 196288025290 : 1705156002 : 00388201

Emily Crocker : Sight-Reading for Young Singers

Sight-Reading for Young Singers is a fun, easy collection of songs to help kids bridge the gap between singing by ear and reading notes. The lessons are easy to follow and present just one concept at a time, using audio, simplified notation and do-re-mi pitch syllables to guide learning. The full-length Showcase Solos will provide plenty of motivation, and the collection is ideal for kids to enjoy along with a teacher, parent, or friend. Concepts presented: the beat; counting rhythm; music notes on the staff; keys of C, F, G Major; songs in minor; key signatures; more. Showcase Solos: Best Day of My Life - Blackbird - Castle on a Cloud - Do-Re-Mi - Happiness - Let's Go Fly a Kite - Love Is an Open Door - My Favorite Things - What a Wonderful World - and more!

Songlist: A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Happiness, Kumbaya, Mary Ann, I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, Pachelbel's Canon, Michael Row The Boat Ashore, Blackbird, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Here Comes A Bluebird, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Hot Cross Buns, Love Somebody, Castle On A Cloud, Ah, Poor Bird, Do-Re-Mi, Don't Worry, Be Happy, Merrily We Roll Along, Edelweiss, Fais Do-Do (Go To Sleep), Love Is An Open Door, Shalom Chaverim (Goodbye, My Dear Friend), Best Day Of My Life, Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?), Rocky Mountain, Frog In The Meadow, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Animal Rhythms, Huckleberry Pie, and more

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12505b | Songbook & Online Audio | $14.95

Roger Emerson : Let's Jam! It's Our Band : TEACHER ED : 888680041410 : 1495008258 : 00140874

Roger Emerson : Let's Jam! It's Our Band

Our brilliant and talented music teacher gave us a FUN assignment - form a band and play for you! BUT we have studied so many cool styles in this fantastic music class, we don't know what kind of band we want to be! Come on down to the Twist and Shout and explore some great country, reggae, Motown, surf and blues like you've never heard it before! Perfect for upper elementary and middle school singers, this jammin' musical revue features entertaining hits from the past, carefully arranged by Roger Emerson for younger unison voices along with some optional harmony. Add the program dialog and choreography by John Jacobson for some great dancing in the street! And there's more! Extend learning with interesting online video interviews that explore rockin' horns, playing reggae, country fiddle, harmonica and more! The Teacher Edition features reproducible program dialog, piano/vocal arrangements and choreography. The Singer Edition 20-pak features singer parts in attractive full color spreads. 25 minutes. Suggested for Grades 4-8. What kind of band do you want to be?

Songlist: Dancing In The Street, Don't Worry, Be Happy, Down At The Twist And Shout, What Kind Of Band Are You?, In My Room, Sweet Home Chicago

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12320b | TEACHER ED | $19.95

The Blenders : From The Mouth : 1 CD : ct 4445

The Blenders : From The Mouth

From the opening cut, "Tasty,"; the Blenders infuse the hackneyed "upbeat "description with real meaning. There is an occasional touch of percussion added to this mix but frequently it is hard to discriminate between that and the vocal percussion and tambourine of Darren and Ryan. The production of this release is enhanced by experience as the group records, produces, and does everything else on this second effort. Studio originals are the substance of the recording but don't miss the hysterical, live, country version of "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Songlist: Oxapello?, Tasty, Tasty, Tasty, Lonely With You, You, Jeannine's Anthem, Plainotfancy, Summer Sounds, Sailing, The Girl Is Good, Dirty Windows, 60 Minute Man, Interlude, Don't Worry, Be Happy, Gray Matters, Aunt Sue's Ant Soup

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2421c | 1 CD | $14.95 ON SALE $ | A Cappella

Bobby McFerrin : Simple Pleasures : 1 CD : 48059

Bobby McFerrin : Simple Pleasures

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is the opening tune of a collection of multi tracked songs on which all the voices are Bobby McFerrin's. Five originals including the title track "Simple Pleasures" are interwoven with "Drive My Car" (Lennon/ McCartney), "Good Lovin'," "Susie Q," "Them Changes" (Buddy Miles) and Sunshine Of Your Love. Throughout this recording is the percussive chest thump which Bobby pioneered and really must be considered the origin of innovative vocal percussion which has become so important to contemporary a cappella.

Songlist: Don't Worry, Be Happy, All I Want, Drive My Car, Simple Pleasures, Good Lovin', Come To Me, Suzie Q, Drive, Them Changes, Sunshine Of Your Love

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4153c | 1 CD | $10.98 | A Cappella

Individual Folios

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Don't Worry, Be Happy : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : 1 CD : 08656841 : 073999568417

Kirby Shaw : Don't Worry, Be Happy

The light-hearted caribbean flavor of this unique piece took the country by storm! Kirby transcribes Bobby McFerrin's hit for today's a cappella ensemble. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: 4:12.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08656841

Don't Worry, Be Happy : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : 08747370 : 884088199722

Audrey Snyder : Don't Worry, Be Happy

What a great way to introduce the music of Bobby McFerrin to younger choirs! Winning the Grammy in 1989, this hit tune will bring a smile to everyone's face! Includes parts for Flute 1 & 2. Discovery Level 2. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747370 | Digital Version Available| Voicetrax CD Available

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