Friday, December 10, 2010

Rock 'n Roll, Blues and a Christmas #1 Single In Our Latest Midi Songs

What better way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season than by sitting down for some quality time with your keyboard? With the new songs released this week at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection, you can also treat yourself and your keyboard to some great new music. Whether you're in the mood for some Elvis, crooning from Michael Bublé, or the unique country-blues-pop of
Bonnie Raitt, there's sure to be something to suit your taste and playing style. Plus, to add a dose of holiday nostalgia, we've also released Cliff Richard's UK Christmas #1 single from 1960, "I Love You".

I Love You - Cliff Richard: "I Love You" was the second UK number-one single from Cliff Richards and The Shadows. Released in December 1960, it became a classic Christmas number 1, even without a traditional holiday theme.

Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt has been making hits for the last 20 years, but her most famous is definitely the "Something To Talk About".

Cry Me Out - Pixie Lott: "Cry Me Out" is just one of the 7 hit singles to come from Pixie Lott in her young career. A sure bet for fans of sugary British pop.

Hammer To Fall - Queen: A huge hit from 1984, this song is always a favorite. The song, written by guitarist Brian May, with it's heavy guitar riff and driving beat, harks back to the Queen of old.

In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley (As performed by Christer Sjögren): A haunting ballad, rooted in gospel, "In the Ghetto" has the makings of a protest song, but bears no trace of patronizing or pity, just wistful resignation from the King. Enjoy this version by Swedish star, Christer Sjögren.

Kiss From A Rose - Seal: "Kiss From A Rose" made it's way to the top of the charts in the U.S. and Australia and won two Grammy Awards in 1996.

Save the Last Dance for Me - Michael Bublé: This is Michael Bublé's hit version of the classic song first performed by The Drifters.

For even more new songs, including more from Elvis, the Hollies and Brad Paisley, keep reading or check out our full catalog at Yamaha MusicSoft.

Show Them To Me - Rodney Carrington: This is a really funny song done by the American stand-up comedian, actor, and country singer Rodney Carrington. The song is from Carrington's 2007 release, "King Of The Mountains."

Komm Mit Mir - Hansi Hinterseer: The song is from the famous Austrian schlager-singer, Hansi Hinterseer. Hansi is one of the best selling schlager singers in northern Europe, and this song is taken from his 2009 Platinum-selling album, "Komm Mit Mir".

Ring My Bell - Anita Ward (As performed by Zindy Kuku): This song is a disco favorite from back in the day that was originally done by Anita Ward. This version is done by two fantastic Danish artists, Zindy Laursen (former singer in the band Cut 'n' Move) and rapper Kuku Agami. A really nice cover of this timeless disco hit.

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - The Hollies: Most people familiar with the music of the British invasion will remember The Hollies. This 1969 classic is just one of their many hits.

(You're the) Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley (As performed by Christer Sjögren): Take yourself back to the roots of rock with Elvis Presley and a fantastic song from 1963. Here it is in an upgraded version from the famous Swedish singer Christer Sjögren.

Glenn Miller Medley - Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers: Here's a very popular medley from the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, consisting of "In The Mood," "Little Brown Jug," "American Patrol," and "Pennsylvania 6-5000".  You're sure to enjoy playing the music of such an iconic big band.

Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt: This song is one of the most beautiful duets ever written. Done by Ray Charles with Bonnie Raitt, "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" is from the final album by Ray Charles, released in 2004, just two month after his death. The album won eight Grammy Awards, and was a statement from two of the biggest blues musicians ever.

Long Sermon - Brad Paisley: This is one rocking contemporary country song. "Long Sermon," is Brad Paisley's first hit from his debut album "Who Needs Pictures?". Released on June 1, 1999, the songs from that album became huge hits on Billboard's country music charts.

- Doug