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Decade by Decade 1950s

Ten Years of Popular Hits Arranged for EASY PIANO

By Dan Coates

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Decade by Decade 1950s (Ten Years of Popular Hits Arranged for EASY PIANO). Arranged by Dan Coates. For Piano. Piano - Easy Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental; Sing-Along. Decade by Decade. Nostalgia; Pop. Easy Piano. Book. 144 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.27945).

ISBN 0739047191. Nostalgia; Pop.

Dan Coates's Decade by Decade series is jam-packed with the best pop music of the 20th century. Never before has there been an Easy Piano collection with so many chart-toppers by award-winning performers and songwriters. Descriptions of each piece are included to broaden understanding of pop music history and to put all of these megahits into perspective. Each song also includes lyrics and chord symbols. With so many years of great songs, the Decade by Decade series is sure to appeal to pianists of all levels and ages.

Titles: A Certain Smile * A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall In Love) * Arrivederci Roma * The Best is Yet to Come * Blueberry Hill * Cara Mia * Catch a Falling Star * Earth Angel * Endlessly * Fly Me to the Moon * Get Me to the Church on Time * Heart * Hey There * High Noon * Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me * I Could Have Danced All Night * I Left My Heart in San Francisco * I Wanna Be Around * I'm Walkin' * It's Just a Matter of Time * Just in Time * Let the Good Times Roll * Love Is a Many Splendored Thing * Mack the Knife * Mala Femmena (Angel with a Devil's Heart) * Misty * Non Dimenticar * Peter Gunn * Rags to Riches * (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock * Rockin' Robin * Satin Doll * See You in September * Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) * Sixteen Candles * Thank Heaven for Little Girls * That's Entertainment * Theme from A Summer Place * This Bitter Earth * Till * Together, Wherever We Go * Volare * Walkin' My Baby Back Home * Who's Sorry Now.

About Decade by Decade

Alfred's Decade by Decade series is jam-packed with sheet music from popular music's top songwriters and biggest stars. Each song is sure to spark a memory or create a new one for pianists or vocalists of all ages. For practice, performance, or pleasure, play and sing your way through your favorite decade in pop music history!

  • (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock  Composed by Max Freedman, Jimmy De Knight
  • A Certain Smile  Composed by Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain
  • A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall In Love)  Composed by Clyde Otis, Brook Benton, Luchi De Jesus
  • Arrivederci Roma (Goodbye To Rome)  Composed by Renato Rascel;Lyrics by Carl Sigman, Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini
  • The Best is Yet to Come   Composed by Cy Coleman;Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
  • Blueberry Hill  Composed by Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock
  • Cara Mia  Composed by Tulio Trapani, Lee Lange
  • Catch A Falling Star  Composed by Lee Pockriss, Paul J. Vance
  • Earth Angel (Will You Be mine)  Composed by Jesse Belvin
  • Endlessly  Composed by Clyde Otis, Brook Benton
  • Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)  Composed by Bart Howard
  • Get Me to the Church on Time  From My Fair Lady, Composed by Frederick Loewe;Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  • Heart  From Damn Yankees, Composed by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  • Hey There!  From The Pajama Game, Composed by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  • High Noon  Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin;Lyrics by Ned Washington
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me  Composed by Harry Noble
  • I Could Have Danced All night  From My Fair Lady, Composed by Frederick Loewe;Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  • I Wanna Be Around   Composed by Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
  • I'm Walkin'  Composed by Dave Bartholomew, Antoine Domino
  • It's Just A Matter Of Time  Composed by Clyde Otis, Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks
  • Just in Time   From Bells Are Ringing, Composed by Jule Styne;Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  • Let the Good TImes Roll  Composed by Leonard Lee, Shirley Goodman
  • Love Is A Many Splendored Thing  Composed by Sammy Fain;Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
  • Mack the Knife  Composed by Kurt Weill;Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht
  • Mala Femmena (Angel with a Devil's Heart)  Composed by Toto;Lyrics by George Melvin Brown
  • Misty (Vocal)  Composed by Erroll Garner;Lyrics by Johnny Burke
  • Non Dimenticar (T'ho Voluto Bene)  Composed by P.G. Redi;Lyrics by Shelley Dobbins, Michelle Galdieri
  • Peter Gunn  From Peter Gunn, Composed by Henry Mancini
  • Rags to Riches   Composed by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  • Satin Doll (Vocal Version)  Composed by Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington
  • See You In September  Composed by Sherman Edwards, Sid Wayne
  • Sh Boom  Composed by James Keyes, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae, Claude Feaster, James Edwards
  • Sixteen Candles  Composed by Luther Dixon, Allyson Khent
  • Thank Heaven for Little Girls  From Gigi, Composed by Frederick Loewe;Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  • That's Entertainment  Composed by Arthur Schwartz;Lyrics by Howard Dietz,Howard Dietz
  • Theme from "A Summer Place" (Vocal)  Composed by Max Steiner;Lyrics by Mack Discant
  • This Bitter Earth  Composed by Clyde Otis
  • Till  Composed by Charles Danvers;Lyrics by Carl Sigman
  • Together Wherever We Go  From Gypsy, Composed by Jule Styne;Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Volare  Composed by Domenico Modugno;Lyrics by Mitchell Parish, Franco Migliacci
  • Walkin' My Baby Back Home  Composed by Roy Turk;Lyrics by Fred Ahlert
  • Who's Sorry Now  Composed by Ted Snyder;Lyrics by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby

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Ten Years of Popular Hits Arranged for EASY PIANO

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  • 5

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  • April 28, 2011 Decade by Decade 1950s

    I love this book. Perfect for me to sit down and begin to play. It holds many great selections. Any time you have another list from the 50s I would be very interested.

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  • 5

    Plymouth, Massachusetts
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 27, 2011 Decade by Decade 1950's

    Great piano book for me. Just started piano at 64, helps my learning to read music along with bringing back some great memories!

    16 of 33 people found this review helpful.
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  • January 08, 2009 Brings back memories...

    Fun book but, I think some of the other popular songs back then would have been a better choice in the book. A lot of fun though! I love the Decade by Decade 1960's book even better.

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  • 5

    Austin, Tx
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • September 19, 2008 Great arrangements!

    As always, Dan Coates great arrangements sound more difficult than they are - and late beginner adults will love the selections.

    19 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Maumelle, AR
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    Early intermediate
  • June 09, 2008 Excellent Music

    I have been taking lessons for a year. I am 76 years old. The songs require some practice and are tough to get right but easily playable for one with some instruction. My teacher is going to have her supplier order the book to use for her students.

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