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Looking for inspiration?

Below are a few simple, well known tracks that will help you Sing for Good. Each of them have simple instructions on lyrics and you can use the backing track to sing along to. We also recommend you find the original version on YouTube to help you practice!

If you want to download these backing tracks, you can do so here.

 

I am Australian – The Seekers

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This is a great song to unite us all. We’ve made this very simple and put together this backing track of just the chorus (“We are one…”) x 2.

Find the lyrics here, and get ready, because it starts at 0:00.

 

Singing in the Rain

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Who could forget the Gene Kelly’s classic singing in the rain. Perfect to wash away those rainy day blues.

Listen to the backing track below and find the lyrics here. It starts with “I’m singing in the rain” and ends with “Singin’ in the rain”, and your entry cue is at 0:06.

 

We are family – Sister Sledge

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Singing with your family? You can’t go past this disco anthem.

Listen to the backing track below and find the lyrics here. It’s the opening chorus sung twice. Your entry cue is 0:15.

 

Twinkle Twinkle

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Bring back those childhood memories! Another great idea for entries with young kids and families.

Find the backing track below and the lyrics here (although we doubt you’ll need them!).

 

Little help from my friends – The Beatles

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We all need friends and this original version of the song is a great song to sing with all your friends! It was specifically written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon for Ringo Starr so that he could sing it with his limited vocal range!

Find the backing track below and the lyrics here. It’s the first two verses/chorus combinations and finishes with the chorus on repeat through a fade out. Cue is 0:08.

 

 

 

Rolling in the deep – Adele

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This was Adele’s breakout hit, and instantly recognisable to nearly everyone. It’s a bit more of a challenge, but with a bit of practice, it’s lots of fun, especially if different people take different parts.

Find the backing track below and the lyrics here. It’s the full song and your cue is 0:04.

 

I can see clearly now – Jimmy Cliff

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This is an easy, feel good, sing-along song that was re-recorded by Jimmy Cliff for the movie Cool Runnings in 1993.

Find the backing track below and the lyrics here. It’s the whole song, and your cue is 0:09.

 

What a feeling – Irene Cara

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Have you got a dream? Embrace the feeling of succeeding at your dream through the powerful theme song to the movie ‘Flashdance’

Listen to the backing track below and find the lyrics here. It starts right from the start and ends with “Pictures come alive, now I’m dancing through my life”; your entry cue is 0:11.

 

We are the champions – Queen

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The enduring classic of all sports culture from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, there won’t be many people that don’t know – and love – this track.

Listen to the backing track below and find the lyrics here. It starts at the start and repeats the classic chorus twice. Your cue is 0:02.

 

Geronimo – Sheppard

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An Aussie anthem from 2014, this was the first #1 single ever recorded in Brisbane. It’s got a catchy chorus you have stuck in your head for ages.

Listen to the backing track below and find the lyrics here. It’s starts at the beginning and goes through to the end of the second chorus. Your cue is 0:13.

 

Sing for Good – Written and performed by our friends at World Singing Day

Take their challenge and interpret this song for yourself.

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Watch their entry

Listen to the backing track and see the words below. Your cue is 0:09, but feel free to interpret, re-arrange and make this your own!

 

When the music starts

Can you feel it?

When you hear that beat

Can you feel it?

When you start to sing

Can you feel it?

 

And when you sing

If you would

Sing for something and

Sing for good

 

When you sing out loud

Can you feel it?

When you sing with a crowd

Can you feel it?

When you sing right now

Can you feel it?

 

And when you sing

If you would

Sing for something and

Sing for good

 

Sing for good

Sing for good

 

Lyrics by Scott Johnson

Music by Scott Johnson and Raymond Mulangu

2016

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