Thursday, September 23, 2010

New MIDI Songs! Featuring Current Hits from One Republic, Taio Cruz & B.o.B.

If you've been craving more current pop, dance, and hip hop hits to play on your keyboard we've got lots of good news for you this week. With new releases from One Republic, Taio Cruz, B.o.B., and more, you can now learn, play along and perform the latest hits on your keyboard. But even if today's pop music isn't your cup of tea you're sure to find something you'll enjoy in our latest releases, which include songs from James Last, Kostertaler and the Bee Gees.

All the Right Moves - One Republic

Secrets - One Republic

The band behind the 2007 smash hit "Apologize" has done it again with these two singles. Fans of "Apologize" will find a lot to love here: emotional, dramatic vocals for a cathartic sing along, heavy hip hop inspired drums that provide a great back beat, as well as intriguing instrumental arrangements. Between the strings on "Secrets" (featured on the soundtrack of the German film Zweiohrküken as well as One Republic's Waking Up) and the organ on "All the Right Moves" there are tons of great riffs to play along with.

Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz

Hitting #1 all over Europe, as well as the UK and the US, this song is perfect for getting a party moving. With a shout-along chorus, a driving dance beat and pitch perfect instrumentals, it's no wonder it's become a radio staple all over the world. With "Break Your Heart" on your keyboard, you've got a great song to learn and play around with, or add to your performance setlist - the synth sounds that run through the song will come out of your Yamaha keyboard with all the dancefloor filling power of the original.

Airplanes - B.o.B & Hayley Williams

Along with some help on vocals from Paramore's Hayley Williams, rapper B.o.B. has struck gold with this catchy hip hop tune. The mellow but powerful trip hop inspired beat features prominent guitar, but at the heart of the song is a fairly simple yet elegant piano chord progression. This piano line, layered with a delay effect, which is great fun to learn, play along with, or remix...

Down Under - Men At Work

With international hits like "Down Under" and "Who Can It Be Now", Men At Work created a distinctively Australian brand of 80's pop rock. Bringing the drums and guitars of the new age era together with flutes, saxophones, and a peculiar sense of outback angst, "Down Under" has become an Australian anthem for music fans all over the world.

Shame - Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow

A lovely country ballad from Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow, former partners in the British boy band, Take That. Though the song's context hinges on the relationship between Williams and Barlow, who notoriously feuded for years, the breezy melody and the sentiment of patching up an old friendship can both be universally appreciated.

Keep reading to find the full list of new songs, or check the lastest releases directly in the Yamaha MusicSoft catalog, complete with previews.

Universum - Ich + Ich

Touch A New Day - Lena Meyer-Landrut

That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings

Rups am Grill - De Randfichten

Relight My Fire - Lulu / Take That

To Love Somebody - Bee Gees

I've Got the Music in Me - Kiki Dee

Im Himmel ist der Teufel los - Andreas Martin

When The Rain Begins To Fall - Jermaine Jackson / Pia Zadora

Oh Lady Mary (DE) - Peter Alexander

Oh Lady Mary (FR) - David-Alexandre Winter

Take Me To Ibiza (NL charts) - Jan Keizer / Annie Schilder

Heimat (Grandprix Version) - Klostertaler

Pack ma's die Nacht ist lang - Klostertaler

Games That Lovers Play - James Last

La Cucaracha (Instrumental) - James Last

Love Is All (DK Chart) - Infernal

De Naere Ting (NOR Pop) - Trond Granlud

Isle Of Capri (Instrumental) - Billy Vaughn

Johnny B - Hooters

Levenslang (Dutch Pop Star Winner 2010) - Wesley Klein

Nie licze godzin i lat (PL Pop) - Andrzej Rybinski

Urgent - Foreigner

Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand

Despicable Me - Pharrell Williams

- Doug