National Carry A Tune Week

Survey List (2001-2013)

 

 

This survey lists all the tunes selected in the six categories with the year of selection indicated (2001-2013).

This annual Carry A Tune Week online event began in 2001 to commemorate the tragedies of 9/11/2001 and also to commemorate the birth of America's first tune composer, William Billings - born: Boston, Massachusetts, October 7, 1746.

For more information, go to this link:

National Carry A Tune Week

 

 

I. Patriotic Music -- band music or patriotic songs = 28 tunes

  • "All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight" (words: Ethel Lynn Beers,
    music: W.H. Goodwin, 1863) - 2013
  • "America (My Country! 'Tis of Thee)(words: Samuel Smith) " - 2004
  • "America The Beautiful" (lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates/
    music: Samuel Ward) - 2002
  • "America, The Dream Goes On" (lyrics: Alan & Marilyn Bergman/
    music: John Williams)- 2001
  • "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" (1862) - 2008
  • "Ballad Of The Green Berets" (Barry Sandler & Robin Moore, 1966) - 2008
  • "Bonnie Blue Flag" (words: Harry McCarthy) - 2004
  • "Chester" (William Billings, 1778) - 2003
  • "Down By A New Guinea Waterfall" - 2011
  • "Father And I Went Down To Camp" (Yankee Doodle, 1776) - 2010
  • "God Bless America" (words & music by Irving Berlin)- 2001/ 2007/ 2012
  • "The House I Live In (That's America To Me) - words & music by
    Earl Robinson and Lewis Allen, 1942 - 2012,
  • "I Like Ike" (campaign song, 1952) - 2012
  • "Independence" (William Billings, 1778) - 2004
  • "John Brown" (aka: John Brown's Body") - 2011
  • "Lamentation Over Boston" (William Billings, 1778) - 2001
  • "Land of Our Hearts" (lyrics: John H. Ingram/
    music by George Whitefield Chadwick
    , 1917) - 2005
  • "Lincoln and Liberty" (1860) - For the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, 2009/2012
  • "Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder" (The Air Force Song) -
    words & music by Robert MacArthur Crawford (1939) - 2011
  • "Rights of Conscience" (words & music by Isschar Bates, 1810) - 2007
  • "Song of the Presidents" (ballad tune sung by Oscar Brand) - 2012
  • "Spirit of Freedom" (music by Kent Cooper) - 2005
  • "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (music by John Philip Sousa, 1896) - 2005
  • "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground" (words & music: Walter Kittredge, 1864) - 2013
  • "That's What's The Matter" (music by Stephen Foster) - 2001
  • "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (words & music by Louis Lambert -
    real name: Patrick S. Gilmore, 1863) -2013
  • "Yankee Doodle" - 2003
  • "You're a Grand Old Flag" (1906) (words & music by George M. Cohan) - 2010

 

 

 

 


II. Folk Music -- traditional or contemporary singer-songwriter = 38 tunes

  • "The Blackest Crow" (traditional folk song) - 2005
  • "Blowin' in the Wind" (words & music by Bob Dylan, 1963) - 2005/ 2013
  • "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (words & music by Bill Monroe, 1946) - 2011
  • "Both Sides Now" (words & music by Joni Mitchell, 1968) -2011
  • The Devil and the Farmer's Wife" (traditional folk song
  • "Diamonds And Rust" ( Joan Baez) - 2003
  • "The Emigrant Song" (Mary McCaslin) - 2001
  • "Eve of Destruction" (words & music by P.F. Sloan, 1965) - 2011
  • "Frankie and Johnny" (folk song) - 2005
  • "The Garden Song (Inch By Inch)" - (words & music by David Mallett, 1978 - 2011
  • "Going Down The Valley" (Jessie Brown-J.H. Fillmore, 1890) -2004/2010
  • "Goodnight, Irene" (words&music by Huddie Ledbetter and Alan Lomax) - 2010
  • "The Good Times We Had" - Peter, Paul and Mary - 2011
  • "Hobo's Lullaby" by Woody Guthrie -2010
  • "Home on the Range" (1873) - 2007
  • "I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" (words&music: Tom Paxton)-2005
  • "If I Had a Hammer" (words&music by Lee Hays & Pete Seeger, 1958) - 2005
  • "I Ride An Old Paint" (Western song) - 2002
  • "In The Pines" - 2009
  • "Joe Hill" (words by Alfred Hayes/ music by Earl Robinson, 1938) - 2011
  • "Joe Hill's Last Will" (words by Joe Hill, 1915/ music by Ethel Raim, 1961) - 2007/ 2011
  • "Keep Me From Blowing Away" (Paul Craft, 1970s) - 2005
  • "Let The Mystery Be" (words & music by Iris DeMent, 1992) - 2008
  • "The Last Thing On My Mind" (1960s) - 2007
  • "Living in the Country" (1956) - 2007
  • "Matilda, Matilda" (words & music by Harry Thomas, 1953) - 2012
  • "Midnight Special" (Huddie Ledbetter/ Leadbelly) - 2004
  • "Our Town" (Iris DeMent) - 2001/ 2007
  • "Puff The Magic Dragon" (words & music by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, 1963) - 2011
  • "Rank Strangers" (Ralph Stanley) - 2003
  • "She Sits At Her Loom" (words & music by Aubrey Atwater, 1996) - 2005
  • "Streets Of Laredo" (Cowboy ballad) - 2003/ 2008
  • "This Land is Your Land" (words & music by Woody Guthrie, 1940) - 2005
  • "Times Are Gettin' Hard" - 2008
  • "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (words & music by Bob Dylan, 1963) - 2005
  • "When I Go to West Virginia (Coal Mine Owner's Daughter) (Aubrey Atwater, 1996) - 2005
  • "When Love Was Young" (words & music by Iris DeMent) - 2010
  • "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (words & music by Pete Seeger, 1962) - [In memory of Mary Travers, 2009]



 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Religious Music -- sacred or gospel = 32 tunes

 

 

 

 

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IV. Popular Music -- jazz, easy listening, theater, country, rock, etc. = 128 tunes

 

  • "Abraham, Martin And John" (words & music by Dick Holler, 1968) - 2008
  • "Addicted to Love" (words & music by Robert Palmer) -2010
  • "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (words & music by Irving Berlin, 1911) - 2011
  • "All The Things You Are" (lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II/music: Jerome Kern) - 2001/2004
  • "America" from WEST SIDE STORY (lyrics: Stephen Sondheim/
    music: Leonard Bernstein, 1957)
    - 2007
  • "At Seventeen"(music & lyrics by Janis Ian, 1975) - 2005
  • "Always" (words & music by Irving Berlin) - 2003
  • "Are You Making Any Money?" (music & lyrics by Herman Hupfeld, 1933) - 2005
  • "Autumn In New York" (Vernon Duke, 1935) - 2008
  • "Autumn Leaves" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1955) - 2007
  • "Back in the Saddle Again" (music & lyrics by Ray Whitley and Gene Autry, 1940) - 2005/2007
  • "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" (Robert Palmer) -2010
  • "Bali Hai" from SOUTH PACIFIC (words by Oscar Hammerstein II/
    music by Richard Rodgers, 1949) -2012
  • "Beat It" (words & music by Michael Jackson, 1983) - 2006
  • "Bermuda" (words & music by Cynthia Strother and Eugene R. Strother) - 2003
  • "Blue Moon" (lyrics: Lorenz Hart/ music: Richard Rodgers) - 2003/2008
  • "Blue Skies" (words & lyrics by Irving Berlin, 1927) - 2005/2008
  • "Boogie Blues" (words & music by Gene Krupa and Ray Biondi, 1945) - 2005
  • "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?"  (lyrics: E.Y. Harburg/ music: Jar Gorney) - 2003
  • "But Not For Me" (lyrics: Ira Gershwin/ music: George Gershwin, 1930) - 2007
  • "Buttons and Bows" (music & lyrics by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans,1948) - 2005
  • "By The Waters Of Minnetonka" (words by J.M. Cavanass/ music by
    Thuirlow Lieurance, 1921) -2012
  • "Call of the Canyon" (music & lyrics by Billy Hill, 1940) - 2005/ 2007
  • "Carl Yastremski" (baseball song, 1967) - 2007
  • "Carolina Moon" (words by Benny Davis/ music by Joe Burke, 1929) - 2012
  • "Chances Are" (words by Al Stillman/music by Robert Allen, 1957) - 2011
  • "Cool, Cool Considerate Men" from 1776 (words & music by Sherman Edwards, 1969) - 2009/ 2013
  • "Day By Day" (lyrics: Sammy Cahn/music: Axel Stordahl & Paul Weston) - 2002
  • "Distracted" (1980) - 2007
  • "Don't Fence Me In" (music & lyrics by Cole Porter, 1944) - 2004/ 2005
  • "Dream" (words and music by Johnny Mercer, 1944) - 2009
  • "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (lyrics: Gus Edwards/ music: Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt, 1931) - 2009
  • "Dream World" (music & lyrcis by Roger Lee Hall and Jake Smith, 1961) - 2007
  • "End of the Line" - The Traveling Wilburys -2010
  • "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (words by Herb Magidson/
    music by Carl Sigman, 1950) - 2012
  • "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" (lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II/
    music: Jerome Kern, 1937)
    - 2008
  • "For Your Love" (words & music by Ed Townsend, 1958) - 2008
  • "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)"- 2008
  • "Good Little Girls (Go To Heaven)" (words by Sammy Cahn/
    music by Vernon Duke, 1952) - 2013
  • "Goodnight My Love" - 2008
  • "Grandfather's Clock" (words & music by Henry Clay Work,1876) - 2003
  • "Handle With Care" - The Traveling Wilburys -2010
  • "Happy Days Are Here Again" (words by Jack Yellen/
    music by Milton Ager,1929) - 2011
  • "Hard Times Come Again No More" (words & music by Stephen Foster, 1855) - 2003
  • "Have You Ever Been In Love?" - 2008
  • "Hello Young Lovers" (lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II/music: Richard Rodgers) - 2002
  • "Hey There" (words & music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, 1954) - 2009
  • "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)" (music: Dimitri Tiomkin/
    lyrics: Ned Washington)-2005
  • "Hold Me Back (Frankie and Johnny)"(1992) - 2007
  • "Hold the Line" (David Paich, 1978) - 2007
  • "Hound Dog" (words & music by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, 1953/1956) - 2012
  • "I Am What I Am" from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (words & music by Jerry Herman, 1983) - 2007
  • "I Apologize" (words & music by Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, Ed Nelson, 1931) - In memory of Marilyn Hopkins - 2008
  • "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" (words: Clifford Grey/
    music: Nat D. Ayer, 1916/ 1946) - 2012
  • I'll Tell The Man In The Street" (music: Richard Rodgers/ words: Lorenz Hart, 1938) - 2008/ 2010
  • "I'm Alive" - 2008
  • "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover" (music:  Harry Woods/ lyrics: Mort Dixon, 1927) - 2005/ 2007
  • "I'm So Excited" (The Pointer Sisters & Trevor Lawrence, 1984) - 2007
  • "I Feel Pretty" from WEST SIDE STORY (S. Sondheim & L. Bernstein, 1957) - 2007
  • "It's Been A Long, Long Time" (words: Sammy Cahn/ music: Jule Styne, 1945) - 2012
  • "The Impossible Dream" from MAN OF LA MANCHA (lyrics: Joe Darion/ music: Mitch Leigh, 1965) -2007
  • "I Say a Little Prayer" (lyrics: Hal David, music: Burt Bacharach, 1967) - 2007
  • "It's Now Or Never" (words & music adapted by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold,1960) -2010
  • "I Wanna Be Around" (words & music by Johnny mercer, 1959) -2013
  • "It Was A Very Good Year" (words & music by Ervin Drake, 1961) - 2003/2011
  • "I've Got The Sun In The Morning" (words & music: Irving Berlin) - 2001
  • "I Went To Your Wedding" ( words & music by Jessie Mae Robinson, 1952) - 2012
  • "I Whistle A Happy Tune" (lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II/
    music: Richard Rodgers) - 2001/ 2007/ 2009
  • "Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair" ( words and music by Stephen Foster, 1854)-2006
  • "K-K-K-Katy" (music & lyrics by Geoffrey O'Hara, 1918) - 2005
  • "Keep Me From Blowing Away" (words & music by Paul Craft) - 2003
  • "Last Night When We Were Young" (music: Harold Arlen/lyrics: E.Y. Harburg, 1936) - 2005
  • "The Last Round-up" (words& music by Billy Hill, 1933) - 2004
  • "Let Our Love Never Fade" - Words and music by Mike and Heather Humrichhouse (1995) - 2010
  • "Lorena" (words: Rev. H.D.L. Webster/music: J.P. Webster) -2002 
  • "Lost In The Stars" (lyrics: Maxwell Anderson/ music: Kurt Weill, 1949) - 2001
  • "Mama Don't Allow It" (words & music by Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport, 1927) - 2004
  • "Manana" (words & music by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour, 1948) - 2005
  • "Man of La Mancha" (Joe Darion-Mitch Leigh, 1965) - 2007
  • "Mary's Boy Child" (words & music by Jester Hairston, 1956) - 2004
  • "Mexicali Rose"(music: Jack B. Tenney/ lyrics: Helen Stone, 1922) - 2005
  • "Mood Indigo" (words & music by Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Albany "Barney" Bigard, and Irving Mills, 1931) - 2005
  • "Moonlight in Vermont" (lyrics: John Blackburn/music: Karl Suessdorf, 1944) - 2007
  • "Morning Has Broken" (lyrics: Eleanor Farjeon/ music: Cat Stevens, 1971) -2002
  • "Music Box Dancer" ( words & music by Frank Mills, 1979) -2012
  • "My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time" (lyrics: Mann Curtis/ music: Vic Mizzy,1945)
  • "My Way" (English words by Paul Anka/music by Jacques Revaux and laude Francois, 1969) - 2006
  • "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane" (words & music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, 1955) - 2008
  • "A New Day Has Come" - 2008
  • "Night and Day" (words & music: Cole Porter, 1932)
  • "Open Thy Lattice Love" (words by George P. Morris/ music by Stephen Foster, 1844) - 2006
  • "Our Town" (lyrics: Sammy Cahn/ music: James Van Heusen) -2008
  • "Perfidia" (lyrics: Milton Leeds/ music: Alberto Dominquez/ , 1941) - 2008
  • "Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable)" - 2008
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" (lyrics: Hal David/
    music: Burt Bacharach) - 2001
  • "Right In Front Of You" - 2008
  • "Satin Doll" (lyrics: Johnny Mercer/ music:  Billy Strayhorn and Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, 1958) - 2005
  • "Saving Myself For You" (lyrics by Sammy Cahn/ music by Saul Chaplin, 1938) - 2004
  • "A Shine On Your Shoes" (lyrics: Howard Dietz/ music: Arthur Schwartz) - 2001
  • "Singing The Blues" (words & music by Melvin Endsley, 1957) - 2009
  • "Skylark" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer/ music by Hoagy Carmichael, 1942) - 2004(100)
  • "The Soho Serenade" (words & music by Roger Hall, 1961) - 2003/ 2011
  • "Some Enchanted Evening" from SOUTH PACIFIC (words: Oscar Hammerstein II/ music: Richard Rodgers, 1949) - 2012
  • "Someone To Watch Over Me" from Broadway show, OH, KAY! (lyrics by
    Ira Gershwin/music by George George, 1926) - 2004
  • "Speak Low" (lyrics: Ogden Nash/ music: Kurt Weill, 1943) - 2008
  • "Stormy Weather" (lyrics: Ted Koehler/ music: Harold Arlen, 1933) -2007
  • "Surrender" (words & music adapted by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman, 1960) - 2011
  • "Suspicious Minds" (words & music by Mark James, 1969) - 2006
  • "The Sweetest Sounds I Ever Heard" from the Broadway musical, NO STRINGS (words & music by Richard Rodgers, 1962) - 2004
  • "Sweet Violets" (words & music adapted by Cy Coben and Charles Grean, 1951) - 2008
  • "Take Five" (music by Dave Brubeck, 1961) -2007
  • "Take Me Home Country Roads" (words & music by Bill Danoff, John Denver, Taffy Nivert, 1971) - 2007
  • "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" (music: Albert Von Tilzer/ words: Jack Norworth, 1908) - 2008/ 2009
  • "They Can't Take That Away From Me"(words: I. Gershwin/music: G. Gershwin) - 2003
  • "These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)" (lyrics: Holt Manvell/ music: Jack Strachey and Harry Link, 1936) - 2007
  • "They Were You" from THE FANTASTICKS (music: Harvey Schmidt /lyrics: Tom Jones, 1960) - 2005
  • "The Thing" (words & music by Charles Grean, 1950) - 2008 [100]
  • "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (words & music: Bob Nolan, 1934) - 2002/ 2005
  • "Turn Around" (Malvina Reynolds-Alan Greene, 1958) - 2006
  • "Unforgettable" (words & music by Irving Gordon, 1951) - 2009
  • "The Vacant Chair" (words & music by George F. Root, 1862) - 2004
  • Van Lingle Mungo" (music by Dave Frishberg, 1969) - 2008
  • "Vaya Con Dios" (May God Be With You) (words & music by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy Pepper, 1953) - In memory of Les Paul - 2009
  • "What'll I Do?" (words & music by Irving Berlin, 1924)- 2004/ 2010
  • "You Are My Sunshine" (Jimmie Davis-Charles Mitchell, 1940) - 2006
  • "You Belong To Me" (words & music by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price, 1952) - 2008
  • "You Go To My Head" (Haven Gillespie/ music: J. Fred Coots) - 2003/ 2008
  • "Young Love" (words by Ric Cartey/ music by Carole Joyner, 1956) - 2011
  • "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" - words& music by Gary L. Jackson, Raynard Minor, Carl Smith, 1967) -2004

 

 

 


V. Classical Music -- classical themes and concert songs = 29 tunes

 

  • "Adagio for Strings" (music by Samuel Barber, 1938) - 2007
  • "Be Glad Then, America" from New England Tritptch (music by William Billings/ arranged and orchestrated by William Schuman, 1956) - 2006
  • "Blessing and Glory" (music by Edwin Arthur Jones, 1874) - 2004
  • "Blues" from INTERPLAY (ballet by Morton Gould, 1945) - 2001
  • "Cakewalk" (music by Hershey Kay, 1951/ adapted from 19th century piano music
    of Louis Moreau Gottschalk)
    - 2005
  • "A Christmas Carol" (words & music by Charles Ives, 1894)
  • "Creator God, We Give You Thanks"(words: Betty Anne Arner/music: Roger Hall) - 2003
  • "Crucifixion" (music by William Billings, 1786) - 2005
  • "The Dark Night is Ending" (music by Roger Lee Hall, 1988) - 2007/ 2008
  • "Earth's Only Paradise" from ODE TO THE VIRGINIAN VOYAGE, music by Randall Thompson, 1957) - 2007
  • "El Salon Mexico" (music by Aaron Copland, 1938) - 2008
  • "The empty handed traveller" from the opera, THE CONSUL, music by Gian Carlo Menotti, 1950 - 2007
  • "Hosea" or "Come Back to Me"( written by Gregory Norbet) - 2003
  • "How Lovely Shines The Morning Star" from NOEL
    (music by George Whitefield Chadwick, 1909
    ) - 2009
  • "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" from the opera, PORGY AND BESS (lyrics by Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward/ music by George Gershwin, 1935) - 2004/ 2008
  • "Look unto me" from the cantata, SONG OF OUR SAVIOUR - music by E.A. Jones, 1981 - 2007
  • "My dareem vam nashee pyesnee/ We give you a gift of our songs" (words & music by Roger Hall) - 2008
  • "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free" (music by Francis Hopkinson, 1759) - 2009
  • "A Night Song" (music by Charles Ives, 1895) - 2005
  • "The Pleasures Of Variety" (words by William Billings, 1794/ music by Roger Lee Hall, 1980) - 2012
  • "Praise Ye The Lord" (music by Edwin Arthur Jones, 1874) - 2002
  • "The Promise of Living" from the opera, THE TENDER LAND,music by Aaron Copland, 1954) - 2001
  • "The Silver Horn" (words & music by Henry Clay Work, 1883) - 2005
  • "Summertime" from the opera, PORGY AND BESS ( lyrics: DuBose Heyward/ music: George Gershwin) - 2003/ 2005
  • "Sure on this shining night" (music by Samuel Barber, 1941) - 2007
  • "Stop Time Rag" (music by Scott Joplin) -2004
  • Variations on AMERICA (orchestrated by William Schuman,  1963 /based on an organ piece by Charles Ives, 1891) - 2005
  • "Variations on a Shaker Marching Tune" (music by Roger Lee Hall, 1971) - 2004/
    2011/ 2013
  • "Variations on a Shaker Melody" (music by Aaron Copland, 1967) - 2002

 



 

 

VI. Film Music -- film score themes or movie songs = 93 tunes

 

  • "Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive" from HERE COME THE WAVES -- lyrics: Johnny Mercer/music by Harold Arlen, 1944) - 2009
  • "Alive and Kickin'" (words & music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane) -2002
  • "Anywhere I Wander" from the film, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON (words & music by Frank Loesser, 1952) - 2008
  • "As Time Goes By" from CASABLANCA, 1942 (words & music: Herman Hupfeld, 1931) - 2002/ 2012
  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER (words & music by Frank Loesser, & 1949) -2010
  • THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL  - Main Title (music by David Raksin, 1952) - 2004
  • "Barn Dance"/"Lonesome Polecat"/ "Spring, Spring, Spring" from
    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (lyrics: Johnny Mercer/
    music: Gene DePaul, 1954) - 2010
  • "Buttons And Bows" from THE PALEFACE (words by Ray Evans/ music by Jay Livingston, 1948) - 2011
  • "Spring, Spring, Spring" from SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
  • "Lonesome Polecat" from SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - 2009)
  • "Be My Love" from THE TOAST OF NEW ORLEANS
    (lyrics: Sammy Cahn/music: Nicholas Brodsky
    , 1950) - 2009
  • "Blue Shadows On The Trail" from Disney film, MELODY TIME (lyrics by Johnny Lange/ music by Elliott Daniel, 1948) - 2004
  • "Call Me Irresponsible" from PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (words by Sammy Cahn/ music by James Van Heusen, 1963) - 2013
  • THE CARDINAL (Main Title) (music by Jerome Moross, 1963) - 2013
  • "CASABLANCA" (Main Title) (music by Max Steiner, 1942) - 2013
  • "Cheek to Cheek" from film musical, TOP HAT (music & lyrics by Irving Berlin, 1935)-2004
  • "Cortina" from THE PINK PANTHER (music by Henry Mancini, 1964) - 2004
  • "A Couple of Song and Dance Men" from BLUE SKIES (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1946) - 2009
  • "Crucifixion" theme from BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (music by Franz Waxman, 1935)-2004
  • "Days of Wine and Roses" from THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
    ( music: Henry Mancini/ lyrics: Johnny Mercer, 1962)
    - 2005
  • "Dearly Beloved" from YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER
    (lyrics: Johnny Mercer/music: Jerome Kern, 1942) - 2002/2011
  • "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin" from western film, HIGH NOON (lyrics by Ned Washington/ music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1952) - 2004
  • "Dust" from western film, UNDER WESTERN SKIES (words & music by Johnny Marvin, 1938) - 2004
  • DUEL IN THE SUN (Main Title) from the film (score by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1946) - 2003
  • "Easy To Love" from film musical, BORN TO DANCE (music & lyrics by Cole Porter, 1936)- 2004
  • "Empty Saddles" from RHYTHM ON THE RANGE (music: Billy Hill, 1936 ) - 2005
  • "Flying Theme" from E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams, 1982) - 2005
  • "A Foggy Day (in London Town)" from film musical, A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (lyrics by Ira Gershwin/music by Geoge Gershwin, 1937) - 2004
  • "Follow The River" from the film, NIGHT PASSAGE (lyrics: Ned Washington/ music: Dimitri Tiomkin, 1957) - 2008
  • FOREVER AMBER - Main Title (music by David Raksin, 1947) - 2004
  • GIANT - Main Title (score by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1956) - 2006
  • "The Green Leaves of Summer" from THE ALAMO (lyrics: Paul Frances Webster/music: Dimitri Tiomkin, 1960) - 2003/ 2010
  • "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral" from the film ( lyrics: Ned Washington/ music: Dimitri Tiomkin, 1957) - 2003/ 2009
  • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (words & music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, 1944) - 2005/ 2006
  • "The High and the Mighty" from film, THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY (lyrics by Ned Washington/ music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1954) - 2004
  • "High Hopes" from A HOLE IN THE HEAD (words by Sammy Cahn/
    music by James Van Heusen, 1959) - 2013 [In Memory of Sammy Cahn]
  • "Home Is Where The Heart Is" (lyrics: Hal David/ music: Sherman Edwards, 1962) -2008
  • "Hooray For Hollywood" from HOLLYWOOD HOTEL (lyrics: Johnny Mercer/music: Richard Whiting, 1937) - 2009
  • "If We Were In Love" from the film YES, GIORGIO (lyrics: Alan & Marilyn Bergman/ music: John Williams, 1982 - In memory of Luciano Pavarotti) - 2007
  • "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" from THE QUIET MAN (arranged by Victor Young, 1950) -2010
  • "Indian Love Call" from ROSE-MARIE (words by otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II/ music by Rudolph Friml, 1924) - 2012
  • "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening" from HERE COMES THE GROOM (words by Johnny mercer/ music by Hoagy Carmichael, 1951) - 2012
  • "It's A Lovely Day Today" from the film, CALL ME MADAM (words & music by Irving Berlin, 1950) - 2008
  • "I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo" from ORCHESTRA WIVES (lyrics:Mack Gordon/ music by Harry Warren, 1942) - 2009
  • "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" from film THE FOREST RANGERS (lyrics: Frank Loesser/ music: Joseph J. Lilley, 1942) - 2003/ 2005/ 2008
  • LAURA  - Main Title ( music by David Raksin, 1944) - 2004/ 2012
  • THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER - Main Theme (music by
    Jerry Goldsmith, 1963)-2004
  • "The Look of Love" (lyrics: Hal David/music: Burt Bacharach) -2002/ 2007
  • "Love Me Tender" (based on a Civil War era song: "Aura Lee"/ new words and arranged tune by Ken Darby, 1956) - 2006
  • "Lullaby" from THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (words by Davis Grubb/
    music by Walter Schumann, 1955) - 2013
  • "Mare Nostrum" from VICTORY AT SEA (music by Richard Rodgers, orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett) - 2005
  • "Maria's Song" from THE SEA HAWK (lyrics: Howard Koch/music: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1940) - 2009
  • "Martin's Summer" from THE TWILIGHT ZONE TV series (music by Bernard Herrmann, 1959) - 2009
  • "Moon River" from BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (words by Johnny Mercer/
    music by Henry Mancini, 1961) - 2011
  • MR. LUCKY - TV theme by Henry Mancini, 1960 - 2008
  • "My Rifle, My Pony and Me" from RIO BRAVO (lyrics: Paul Francis Webster/music: Dimitri Tiomkin, 1959) - 2009
  • "Ol' Man River" from SHOW BOAT (lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II/ music: Jerome Kern, 1928 - sung by Paul Robeson in the 1936 film version) - 2009
  • "Orchids in the Moonlight" (music: Vincent Youmans / lyrics: Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn, 1933 from FLYING DOWN TO RIO - 2005
  • "Our Town" (Theme) from OUR TOWN (music score by Aaron Copland, 1940) - 2009
  • "Over The Rainbow" from the film, THE WIZARD OF OZ (lyrics by E.Y. Harburg/music by Harold Arlen, 1939) - 2004/ 2007
  • "Prelude" from THE DAY THE EARTH STILL (score by Bernard Herrmann, 1951) -2005
  • "Prelude" from KING OF KINGS (score by Miklos Rozsa, 1961) - 2005
  • "Prelude" from PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE (score by Miklos Rozsa, 1952) - 2007
  • "Remember My Forgotten Man" from GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933
    (words by Al Dubin/ music by Harry Warren) - 2011
  • THE RIVER -  Main Theme (documentary film score by Virgil Thomson, 1937)-2004
  • "Singin' in the Rain"(music: Nacio Herb brown/ lyrics: Arthur Freed, 1929) - 2005
  • "Something's Gotta Give" (words & music by Johnny Mercer, 1955) - 2005
  • SPARTACUS (Love Theme) (music by Alex North, 1960) -2010
  • STAR WARS (Main Title) from film of same title (score by John Williams,1977) -2003
  • "The Song of RAINTREE COUNTY" (lyrics: Paul Francis Webster/ music: Johnny Green, 1957 - 2010
  • "Stay With Me" from THE CARDINAL (music by Jerome Moross, 1963) - 2013
  • THE SUNDOWNERS (Main Title) (music score by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1960) - 2005
  • "Take Me Back To Those Wide Open Spaces" from the Hopalong Cassidy western, TRAIL DUST (words&music: Harry Tobias & Jack Stern, 1936) - 2004
  • "That Old Black Magic" from STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM (1942) - 2007
  • "Thanks For The Memory" from THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938 (lyrics: Leo Robin/ music: by Ralph Rainger, 1938) - In Memory of Grace Bradley Boyd - 2010
  • "That's Amore" from THE CADDY (words by Jack Brooks/ music by Harry Warren, 1951) - 2012
  • "That's Entertainment" from the film, THE BAND WAGON (yrics: Howard Dietz/ music: Arthur Schwartz, 1953) - 2008
  • "There's No Business Like Show Business" from film with same title, 1954 (words & music by Irving Berlin) - 2008
  • "Tuesday's Theme" from the film, BACHELOR FLAT (music by Johnny Williams, 1962) - 2008
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ( Main Title) (music by Elmer Bernstein, 1962) - 2004/2005/ 2012
  • "Tomorrow" from CONSTANT NYMPH (words by Margaret Kennedy/
    music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1943) -2011
  • "Town Without Pity" (words by Ned Washington/ music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1961)
    - 2011
  • VERTIGO (Love Theme) - from film of same title (score by Bernard Herrmann,1958)-2003
  • WALK ON THE WILD SIDE - Main Theme (music by Elmer Bernstein, 1962) - 2004
  • "We're In The Money" from GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (words by Al Dubin/
    music by Harry Warren, 1933) - 2013
  • "What's New, Pussycat?" from film of same title (lyrics: Hal David/ music: Burt Bacharach, 1965) - 2003
  • "When I Fall in Love" from ONE MINUTE TO ZERO (music: Victor Young /lyrics: Edward Heyman, 1952 ) - 2005
  • "Wooden Heart" from G.I. BLUES, 1960 (based on a German folk song/ words & music adapted by Bert Kaempfert, Kay Twomey, Ben Wiseman and Fred Wise) - 2006/ 2009
  • "Yankee Doodle Dandy" from the Hollywood musical of same title (1942) - 2003
  • "You're Just In Love" from CALL ME MADAM, 1951 ( words & music by Irving Berlin) - 2008
  • "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" from SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT (music & lyrics by Cole Porter) - 2007
  • "You, My Love" from YOUNG AT HEART, 1954 - 2008
  • "You Were Meant For Me" from THE BROADWAY MELODY (lyrics: Arthur Freed/ music: Nacio Herb Brown, 1929) - 2005

 

Total tunes selected 2001- 2013 = 348 + 38 duplicates = 386

Some tunes were chosen for more than one year
for
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National Carry A Tune Week 2010

National Carry a Tune Week 2009

National Carry a Tune Week 2008

National Carry a Tune Week 2007

National Carry a Tune Week 2006

National Carry a Tune Week 2005

National Carry a Tune Week 2001-2004

 


 

Tune Lists

 

American Vocal Music Series

A Century of American Songs, 1759 - 1859

A Century of American Songs, 1861-1961

Essential American Recordings Survey [EARS]

100 Essential Film Scores of the 20th Century

50 song hits from 1956

50 song hits from 1957

50 song hits from 1958

50 song hits from 1959

50 song hits from 1960

50 song hits from 1961

The Great American Songbook

Sammy Movie Music Awards

Song Anniversaries

Songs of World War II Era

Songs by Bing Crosby

Songs by Mario Lanza

Songs by Elvis Presley

Songs by Frank Sinatra

The NPR 100

Songs of the 20th Century

 

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