Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Celebrate the New Year With Discounts On the Best Music of 2009

As we stand on the brink of a new decade, let's take a moment to look back on the music of the past year. While it presented an opportunity to remember the greatness of Michael Jackson, 2009 also gave us new stars, and tons of great new songs that you can now learn and play on your keyboard!

To help you learn and enjoy the best music of 2009 on your keyboard, we've put together four collections of songs featuring the biggest hits of the year, all discounted 20% from their usual price. Two collections of digital sheet music are available at Digital Music Notebook, and two more collections of XG MIDI Songs are available at Yamaha MusicSoft.

The Best of 2009, Volume 1 includes the Black Eyed Peas, who were certainly the year's biggest band, with their hits "I Gotta Feelin" and "Boom Boom Pow" topping the charts around the world. The two songs combined to help the Black Eyed Peas break a US pop record, sitting at #1 on the charts for 26 straight weeks. Their songs were pure fun, and provided a perfect soundtrack for the summer of 2009.

The Best of 2009, Volume 2, however, features two young ladies who stood out from the crowd in 2009 and have given us some of the best songs of the year. Taylor Swift was country music's biggest sensation this year, as she broke onto the pop charts with "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me". Meanwhile, Lady Gaga brought put the style and decadence of disco back into pop music with "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi". Taylor and Lady Gaga, at ages 20 and 23 respectively, are just getting started making hits and we'll be very surprised if they don't keep it up throughout the next decade.

Keep reading for a full list of our picks for the best of 2009.

The Best of 2009, Volume 1 - Digital Music Notebook


Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feelin
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Beyonce - Halo
Taylor Swift - Love Story


The Best of 2009, Volume 2 - Digital Music Notebook



Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
Carrie Underwood - Cowboy Casanova
Miley Cyrus - The Climb
The Fray - You Found Me


The Best of 2009, Volume 1 - Yamaha MusicSoft


Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feelin
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
The Fray - You Found Me


The Best of 2009, Volume 2 - Yamaha MusicSoft

Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Owl City - Fireflies
Mariah Carey - Obsessed
Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day
Taylor Swift - Love Story

Happy New Year!

- Doug