Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The 10 Spookiest Songs for Halloween

To get you in the mood for Halloween, we have complied a list of the 10 spookiest songs! What would you add to the list?

10. "This is Halloween"

9. "Werewolves of London"

8. "Tubular Bells"

7. "People Are Strange"

6. "Red Right Hand"

5. "Somebody's Watching Me"

4. "Time Warp"

3. "Season of the Witch"

2. "I Put a Spell on You"

1. "Thriller"

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's National Dog Day: Pets Who Rock!

In honor of National Dog Day today, we have compiled 10 adorable videos of animals playing instruments. Get ready to waste an hour of your day on this!

10. Dogs Playing Piano

9. A Bear Playing the Trumpet

8. A Pig Playing a Toy Piano

7. A Walrus Playing the Saxophone

6. Cat DJs

5. A Cockatoo Playing Guitar

4. Dogs Matching Notes on Piano

3. A Monkey Playing Guitar

2. Otters Playing Piano

1. A Final Compilation!

Friday, July 31, 2015

10 Songs to Get You Pumped to Go Back to School

Today is the last day of July and school is about to be back in session. Here are 10 songs to get you excited to get back in the classroom for new teachers, new friends, and new experiences!

10. "Another Brick in the Wall"

9. "Coat of Many Colors"

8. "Rock and Roll High School"

7. "The Happiest Days of Our Lives"

6. "ABC"

5. "Hot for Teacher"

4. "Feeling Good"

3. "Teacher"

2. "I Will Survive"

1. "Back to School"

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The 2015 Tony Award Winners

It was a historic night at the Tony Awards -- Fun Home became the first-ever musical written entirely by women to take home the top prize for Best Musical.

"This is a big deal, y'all," said composer Jeanine Tesori, who wrote the show alongside writer/lyricist Lisa Kron. The show is based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir about her own coming out and her relationship with her closeted father. "It's 2015 and it's about time."

The show also took the honors for best score for Tesori and Kron -- the first time for that award to go to an all-female writing team -- and director for Sam Gold and leading actor in a musical Michael Cerveris. The musical is also a landmark in that it is the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist front and center.

Another big win for women came when six-time Tony Award nominee and one of Broadway's foremost leading ladies, Kelli O'Hara, landed her first award for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center's revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, about an 1862 kingdom in Siam, now Thailand, where a king brings in a British schoolteacher to teach his children and wives.

"You would think that I would have written something down by now!" O'Hara said as she took the stage, thanking her fellow nominees and her voice teacher, Florence Birdwell, whom she shares with nominee Kristin Chenoweth. "I love what I do and I don't need this, but now that i have it, I've got some things to say….My parents, who are sitting next to me for the sixth time tonight, you don't have to pretend like it's okay this time. And thank you for giving me roots."

The King and I also took the award for best revival of a musical and for featured actress in a musical for Ruthie Ann Miles. "This feels like I"m being punked!" Miles said, accepting the award for her Broadway debut as Lady Thiang. Backstage, she told reporters that director Bartlett Sher told her that "Lady Thiang is Hillary Clinton," and "introduced Lady Thiang in a way that made her feel so familiar. It was almost like I've always had her in me. She's like my Thai aunt."

Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne presented Christian Borle with his second Tony Award for featured actor in a musical for his portrayal of Shakespeare in Something Rotten!, and Ruthie Ann Miles won for feature actress in a musical for The King and I, which marked her Broadway debut.

"To my dear friend Roger Rees, thank you for teaching me that you don't have to chase every mouse," Borle said in his speech, thanking his director for Peter and the Starcatcher, which won him his first Tony.

But it wasn't just the musical theatre actors who wanted to get in on the singing fun. "I really want a Grammy. It's terrible isn't it," admitted Dame Helen Mirren to reporters backstage after her win for leading actress in a play for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in The Audience. Alex Sharp won leading actor in a play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, which also won best play. Annaleigh Ashford won for featured actress in a play for the revival of You Can't Take It With You, and Richard McCabe won featured actor in a play for The Audience.

The broadcast launched with co-hosts Chenoweth and Alan Cumming performing a medley of of original riffs on classic Broadway songs like "Popular" from Wicked and "Cool" from West Side Story.

The Tony Awards producers didn't have to look far for a suitable opening number for the broadcast this year -- there's a built in number in the show Something Rotten, with "A Musical," a number from the show, about the (fictional) invention of the first musical, which is an homage to all musicals.

The hosts gave a special shoutout to producer Harvey Weinstein, whose lead Broadway producing debut Finding Neverland received zero nominations. To ease his woes, the two sang "Smile," though Weinstein got the last laugh in a way with his all-out number on the broadcast, which was presented by Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, and Kiesza. The singers, along with Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and more, will be on the pop concept album of the show's score.

The evening's performances were vastly varied. From a surprise tribute montage to lifetime achiement award recipient and 10-time Tony winner Tommy Tune, with Chenoweth and Cumming performing from Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. Ashley Tisdale presented the performance of Gigi, featuring her "best friend Vanessa Hudgens." Josh Groban performed "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the In Memoriam sequence in front of a chorus of Broadway performers in costume.

Before the broadcast began, John Cameron Mitchell accepted his special Tony Award for creating Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and his return to the role in the Broadway revival this year.

The final performance of the night came from the Broadway company of the Tony winning show about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Jersey Boys, singing "Oh What a Night." What a night indeed.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

OnlineSheetMusic.com's Best Selling Patriotic Sheet Music

With Memorial Day come and gone and the Fourth of July fast approaching, now is the time to start practicing your favorite patriotic songs. Check out our best selling patriotic sheet music titles, including everything from classic hymns to military themes, to help you celebrate the United States with music!

10. "The Caissons Go Rolling Along"
9. "The Marines Hymn"
8. "Anchors Aweigh"
7. "This Land is Your Land"
6. "This is My Country"
5. "The Yankee Doodle Boy"
4. "You're a Grand Old Flag"
3. "America the Beautiful"
2. "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)"
1. "God Bless America"

Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 ACM Award Winners!

Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert won big Sunday night at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. 

Bryan, this year's fan-voted entertainer of the year winner, beat out Lambert, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line for the evening's coveted honor, presented by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Looking thrilled about the win, he said, "I'm up here with Steven Tyler, thank you! Thank you my wife, my kids at home...my fans, country radio...."

Lambert turned out to be a very familiar face at this year's ACMs, scoring female vocalist of the year, song of the year for "Automatic" and album of the year for "Platinum." She even seemed surprised by all the wins, at one point saying, "I don't even realize what's happening tonight."

The Academy of Country Music Awards didn't waste any time getting straight to the music on Sunday night, with Eric Church and Keith Urban kicking off the show paying tribute to veteran singer Merle Haggard. The country heavyweights got things underway with a crowd-pleasing performance of "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" and "Raise 'Em Up."

Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift were both presented the Milestone honor. 

For a complete list of winners, click here!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

OnlineSheetMusic.com's Best Selling Easter Sheet Music

Easter is fast approaching! If you are looking for last minute sheet music for your Easter celebration, check out our best sellers below. Our selection of Easter sheet music includes everything from classic hymns to contemporary Christian and will help you craft a beautiful service.

Happy Easter from OnlineSheetMusic.com!

10. "The Palm"
9. "Easter Song"
8. "The Holy City"
7. "Ride on, King Jesus!"
6. "O Devine Redeemer! (Repentir)
5. "Via Dolorosa"
4. "How Deep the Father's Love for Us"
3. "Lamb of God"
2. "On Eagle's Wings"
1. "The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Grammy Awards: Sam Smith Wins Big!

Sam Smith had a huge night at the Grammy Awards, picking up four awards, three of them in major categories: best new artist and song of the year and record of the year for smash hit “Stay With Me.”

But it wasn’t quite a clean sweep. Beck surprised everyone with an album of the year win for “Morning Phase.” And Kanye West tried to upstage his own infamous award show momemt as he “jokingly” hopped on stage when Beck won out over BeyoncĂ©.

The rest of the show featured a surprising amount of very serious performances. Usher performed a tribute to Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry performed her new song dedicated to a survivor of domestic violence. 

Check out a full list of Grammy Award winners here!

Friday, February 6, 2015

In Honor of Black History Month: African American Spirituals by Harry T. Burleigh

Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh was an African American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer. He was the first black composer to be instrumental in the development of a home-grown American form of music termed “Negro Spirituals.” Legend holds, he originally heard the music sung by his blind grandfather as a young boy. 

As a music editor for Franco Colombo Music in New York City, Burleigh helped to make these Spirituals available to classically-trained artists both by introducing them to the music and by arranging the music in a more classical form.

Ultimately, Dr. Burleigh became a founding member of ASCAP and his music was instrumental in launching the careers of legendary talents like Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson. Check out the sheet music for Dr. Burleigh’s American Negro Spirituals here!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015 Grammy Nominees

Sam Smith, Beyonce and Pharrell lead the field with six Grammy nominations each. 

Beck's "Morning Phase," BeyoncĂ©'s self-titled album, Ed Sheeran's "X," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and Pharrell Williams' "Girl" are the nominees for album of the year. 

Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Sia and Meghan Trainor are up for record of the year. Smith and Azalea have also been nominated for best new artist, along with Bastille, Brandy Clark and Haim.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards air live February 8th and will be hosted by LL Cool J for the fourth consecutive year. Performances are expected from Madonna, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC, Sam Smith, Miranda Lambert, Usher, Eric Church, Common, John Legend, and Pharrell Williams.

Check out the major category nominees below or a full list of the nominees here.

Album of the Year

Beck, Morning Phase
Beyonce, Beyonce
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Record of the Year

"Fancy," Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
"Chandelier," Sia
"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith
"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift
"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year
"Chandelier," Sia
"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor
"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift
"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith
"Take Me to Church," Hozier

Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015 Academy Award Nominees: The Best Original Song

The nominations for the 72nd Academy Awards are in! Tune in to watch the live show, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Below are the nominees for Best Original Song.

1. "Yellow Flicker Beat" by Lorde from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'

2. "Glory" by John Legend, Common from 'Selma'

3. "Mercy Is" by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye from 'Noah'

4. "Big Eyes" by Lana Del Rey from 'Big Eyes'

5. "Opportunity" by Sia, Greg Kurstin, Will Gluck from 'Annie'