EXTRA SONGS

EXTRA SONGS

 

ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

We will be releasing additional arrangements suitable for use as own-choice songs – COMING SOON


2015-2017 OWN CHOICE SONGS

The following songs from the 2015-2017 syllabus match the own-choice parameters in the syllabus from 2018, and are suitable for use as own-choice songs.

NB Asterisked songs (*) were released as downloads. Other songs were included in the songbooks.

INITIAL

LEAD BELLY Black Betty
RAMONES Blitzkrieg Bop
JOHNNY CASH Folsom Prison Blues
TRADITIONAL I Am the Music Man
RADIOHEAD No Surprises
PAUL WELLER Wild Wood *
DAWN PENN You Don’t Love Me

 

GRADE 1

TAJ MAHAL Freight Train
ROBERT JOHNSON I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
TALKING HEADS Psycho Killer
MUSE Sing for Absolution
THE UNDERTONES Teenage Kicks *

 

GRADE 2

ADELE Chasing Pavements *
PINK FLOYD Comfortably Numb
BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON Mean Jumper Blues
INXS Need You Tonight
THE KINKS You Really Got Me

 

GRADE 3

ROBERT PALMER Addicted to Love
TRADITIONAL John Barleycorn
RADIOHEAD My Iron Lung
DAVID BOWIE Sound and Vision
CREAM Sunshine of Your Love
THE EURYTHMICS When Tomorrow Comes *

 

GRADE 4

DAVID BOWIE Heroes
PINK FLOYD Money
CREAM White Room
ALICE IN CHAINS Would?

 

GRADE 5

MAXIMO PARK Books from Boxes *
MUSE Time Is Running Out
GREEN DAY When I Come Around

 

GRADE 6

DAVID BOWIE Ashes to Ashes
BIFFY CLYRO The Captain
THE SMITHS Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
THE WHO Won’t Get Fooled Again

 

GRADE 7

STEVE VAI The Crying Machine
MUSE Hysteria
BLACK SABBATH N.I.B.
LEVEL 42 The Sun Goes Down
GREEN DAY Welcome to Paradise

 

GRADE 8

DREAM THEATER 6:00
LEVEL 42 Love Games
PRIMUS Over the Electric Grapevine
RUSH YYZ

INITIAL

VAN HALEN And the Cradle Will Rock
LEAD BELLY Black Betty
GREEN DAY Boulevard of Broken Dreams
KIRSTY MACCOLL Days
TRADITIONAL I Am the Music Man
THE PROCLAIMERS I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
OASIS Supersonic *

 

GRADE 1

TAJ MAHAL Freight Train
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Green River
ROBERT JOHNSON I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
THE WOMBATS Jump into the Fog
THE UNDERTONES Teenage Kicks *

 

GRADE 2

NIRVANA Come As You Are *
DAVID BOWIE Heroes
BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON Mean Jumper Blues
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS Rock Around the Clock
THE KINKS You Really Got Me

 

GRADE 3

ARETHA FRANKLIN Chain of Fools
RADIOHEAD Creep
TRADITIONAL John Barleycorn
MOBY Natural Blues
CREAM Sunshine of Your Love

 

GRADE 4

ELBOW The Bones of You
R.E.M. Man on the Moon
GREEN DAY Minority
MUSE Time is Running Out

 

GRADE 5

RADIOHEAD Airbag
THE JAM Going Underground *
CREAM White Room
ALICE IN CHAINS Would?

 

GRADE 6

IRON MAIDEN Run to the Hills
KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody
THE WHO Won’t Get Fooled Again

 

GRADE 7

AMERIE 1 Thing
JEFF BECK Come Dancing
BEYONCÉ Crazy in Love
COZY POWELL Dance with the Devil
AVERAGE WHITE BAND Pick Up the Pieces
GREEN DAY Welcome to Paradise

 

GRADE 8

RICKIE LEE JONES Chuck E’s in Love
MUSE Knights of Cydonia
BIFFY CLYRO That Golden Rule
RUSH YYZ

 

INITIAL

LEAD BELLY Black Betty
JACK JOHNSON Breakdown
THE DUBLINERS Dirty Old Town
TRADITIONAL I Am the Music Man
FROM THE JUNGLE BOOK I Wanna Be Like You
THE XX Intro [D]
GLEN CAMPBELL Rhinestone Cowboy
THE TROGGS Wild Thing *

 

GRADE 1

TAJ MAHAL Freight Train
ROBERT JOHNSON I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
JOHNNY CASH I Walk the Line
THE PROCLAIMERS I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
RAMONES Sheena is a Punk Rocker
THE UNDERTONES Teenage Kicks *
NANCY SINATRA These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

 

GRADE 2

TOM ROBINSON BAND 2, 4, 6, 8 Motorway
SNOW PATROL Chasing Cars *
NIRVANA Come as You Are *
BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON Mean Jumper Blues
THE STROKES The Modern Age

 

GRADE 3

RADIOHEAD Creep
TRADITIONAL John Barleycorn
CREAM Sunshine of Your Love

 

GRADE 4

DAVID BOWIE Heroes
PAOLO NUTINI Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
MUSE Knights of Cydonia
KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody
ALICE IN CHAINS Would?

 

GRADE 5

GREEN DAY Boulevard of Broken Dreams
ARCTIC MONKEYS I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor *
PINK FLOYD Money
R.E.M. The One I Love
GARY MOORE Parisienne Walkways

 

GRADE 6

FLEETWOOD MAC Albatross
RADIOHEAD Just
REEF Place Your Hands

 

GRADE 7

ANNA CALVI The Devil
JIMI HENDRIX Hey Joe
ZZ TOP La Grange
RADIOHEAD Paranoid Android
BIFFY CLYRO That Golden Rule

 

GRADE 8

VAN HALEN 5150
DREAM THEATER 6:00
STEVE VAI The Crying Machine
RUSH Freewill
FUNKADELIC Maggot Brain
IRON MAIDEN Run to the Hills

 

INITIAL

LEAD BELLY Black Betty
THE CRYSTALS Da Doo Ron Ron
TRADITIONAL I Am the Music Man
NIZLOPI JCB
THEME SONG Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
FROM KISMET Stranger in Paradise

 

GRADE 1

MILEY CYRUS The Climb
THE BANGLES Eternal Flame *
TAJ MAHAL Freight Train
ROBERT JOHNSON I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
FAITHLESS Insomnia

 

GRADE 2

WHITNEY HOUSTON I Have Nothing
BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON Mean Jumper Blues
EDITORS No Sound but the Wind
ROLLING STONES Ruby Tuesday

 

GRADE 3

TRAIN Drops of Jupiter *
TAKE THAT Rule the World *
AQUALUNG Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell on You)
ABBA Super Trouper
THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA To Build a Home

 

GRADE 4

OLETA ADAMS Get Here
DAVID BOWIE  Heroes
NINA SIMONE I Wish I Knew how It Would Feel to Be Free
RADIOHEAD Karma Police

 

GRADE 5

THE ZOMBIES Hold Your Head Up
CARLY SIMON Nobody Does It Better
THE KINKS Waterloo Sunset
QUEEN We Are the Champions *

 

GRADE 6

SUGARLOAF Green-Eyed Lady
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
MICHAEL JACKSON She’s Out of My Life

 

GRADE 7

DAVID BOWIE Changes
MUSE I Belong to You
JOHN MILES Music
DR JOHN Such a Night

 

GRADE 8

RICK WAKEMAN Anne of Cleves
NINA SIMONE I Put a Spell on You
B BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS Nut Rocker
THE WHO & ELTON JOHN Pinball Wizard
MUSE United States of Eurasia

 

INITIAL

LEAD BELLY Black Betty
THE CRYSTALS Da Doo Ron Ron
THE TING TINGS Great DJ
TRADITIONAL I Am the Music Man
BILL WITHERS Lean on Me *
THE BEE GEES New York Mining Disaster 1941
TERRY JACKS Seasons in the Sun

 

GRADE 1

AMERICA A Horse with no Name
A FINE FRENZY Almost Lover
TAJ MAHAL Freight Train
ROBERT JOHNSON I Believe I’ll Dust my Broom
TAYLOR SWIFT Love Story *
BEACH BOYS Sloop John B
DIDO White Flag

 

GRADE 2

JONI MITCHELL Both Sides Now
FRANKIE VALLI Grease
ALOE BLACC I Need a Dollar
ROBERTA FLACK Killing Me Softly with His Song
BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON Mean Jumper Blues
EDITORS No Sound but the Wind
OASIS Wonderwall *

 

GRADE 3

TRAIN Drops of Jupiter *
TRADITIONAL John Barleycorn
RIHANNA Umbrella
LOUIS ARMSTRONG What a Wonderful World

 

GRADE 4

IRENE CARA Fame
DAVID BOWIE Heroes
MOODY BLUES Nights in White Satin

 

GRADE 5

ADELE Chasing Pavements *
R.E.M. Everybody Hurts
WHITNEY HOUSTON The Greatest Love of All
VAN MORRISON (MICHAEL BUBLÉ) Moondance
ELBOW One Day Like This
JESSIE J Price Tag

 

GRADE 6 FEMALE

LEONA LEWIS Bleeding Love
IRENE CARA Flashdance (What a Feeling)
WHITNEY HOUSTON One Moment in Time

 

GRADE 6 MALE

JOHNNY NASH I Can See Clearly Now
MUSE Neutron Star Collision
MICHAEL JACKSON She's Out of My Life
ROLLING STONES Wild Horses

 

GRADE 7 FEMALE

LEANN RIMES Can’t Fight the Moonlight
PATTI SMITH Free Money
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
ROSE ROYCE Wishing on a Star
MARIAH CAREY Without You

 

GRADE 7 MALE

ELTON JOHN Are You Ready for Love
GNARLS BARKLEY Crazy
RADIOHEAD High and Dry
GEORGE MICHAEL Jesus to a Child
ROBBIE WILLIAMS Mr Bojangles
MICHAEL BUBLÉ Save the Last Dance for Me

 

GRADE 8 FEMALE

EVANESCENCE Bring Me to Life
BEYONCÉ Crazy in Love
ARETHA FRANKLIN I Say a Little Prayer

 

GRADE 8 MALE

MEATLOAF Bat Out of Hell
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Cry Me a River
JOURNEY Don't Stop Believin'

 

"IT'S REALLY NICE HAVING THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU LIKE ... IT'S HELPED ME DEVELOP AS A MUSICIAN."

JOSHUA, GRADE 7 GUITARIST

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