Artist Spotlight with New Song Charts

The spotlight today is on The Carpenters. I've heard Simon and Garfunkel referred to as Paul Simon and "The Voice." But for me, "The Voice" always belonged to Karen Carpenter. We already had six Carpenter songs or covers available (Top of the World, There's a Kind of Hush, Jambalaya, For All We Know, Merry Christmas Darling, and Sing) in the song table, but this week we add three more: Close to You, Rainy Days and Mondays, and Yesterday Once More. There are a few more to come, but with nine songs available, it was time to shine the spotlight on this great duo.

What's your favorite Carpenter's tune?

Look Who’s Turning 60!

Four new song charts for this week that are, just maybe, influenced by a pending personal milestone!

First up is a funny ditty from 1915, Some Little Bug is Going to Get You. I first heard this song by the irrepressible Janet Klein and Ian Whitcomb, who where playing the uke long before the recent craze. Check out Janet's version. If you play the uke and you haven't discovered Janet, you don't know what you're missing, though this song doesn't feature the uke.

Next we have Miss Me When I'm Gone by Ben Vaughn. This is a touching song about what I'm going to miss most when I go: Me!

Third today is The Drugs I Need by the great Austin Lounge Lizards.

We round it out with a song that likely has flown under everyone's radar: Brand New Dance by Louden Wainwright III.

Go to the Songs page, sort by Upload date to bring these four songs to the top, and have a listen to the YouTube links. You won't be disappointed!


I have added a new column to the table of song charts: # of chords. You can now sort by the number of chords. Did you know that there are ten 2 chord song charts? Or that there are 179 songs with no more than 4 chords?

On the other side of the coin, there is a song with 28 chords, but that is mainly because it modulates through four different keys!

I hope this will be especially helpful when trying to expand your selection of beginner songs.