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My list of Songs
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Here the Badger shares some of his thoughts on his favourite songs to hum, and the SongForm he contemplates while doing it. Your nautical miles may vary.

32-bar AABA
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* Ain’t Misbehaving’ -
* Angel Eyes -
* Black and Blue -
* Blue Moon -
* Body and Soul -
* Close Your Eyes -
* Darn that Dream -
* ‘Deed’ I Do -
* Exactly Like You -
* Four Brothers -
* Honeysuckle Rose -
* Impressions -
* In a Sentimental Mood -
* I’ve never Been in Love Before -
* Just Squeeze Me -
* Just You Just Me -
* Killer Joe -
* Maiden Voyage -
* Mean to Me -
* Moon glow -
* Oh, Lady Be Good -
* Oleo -
* Over the Rainbow -
* Perdido -
* Prelude to a Kiss -
* Satin Doll -
* Save Your Love for Me -
* Seven Steps to Heaven -
* Solitude -
* Stars Fell on Alabama -
* Sweet and Lovely -
* Sweet Lorraine -
* Taking a Chance on Love -
* Take the ‘A” Train -
* There is No Greater Love -
* Well You Needn’t
* Whisper Not -
* You’ve Changed -

32-bar A1A2 form
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* All of Me -
* All of You -
* Beautiful Love -
* But Beautiful -
* But Not For Me -
* Days of Wine and Roses
* Dearly Beloved -
* Dig -
* E.S.P.-
* Four - sort of with a four bar tag ending, sort of.
* Gone With the Wind -
* Here’s that Rainy Day -
* I could Write a Book -
* I thought about you -
* In a mellow Tone -
* Isn’t it Romantic -
* It Could Happen to You -
* Just Friends -
* Laura -
* Long Ago and Far Away -
* My Romance -
* Nature Boy -
* On Green Dolphin Street -
* Ornithology -
* Out of Nowhere -
* Someday My Prince Will Come -
* Spring is Here -
* Sweet Georgia Brown -
* Tenderly -
* That Old Feeling -
* The Days of Wine and Roses -
* The More I See You -
* The Shadow of Your Smile -
* There Will Never Be Another You -
* The Very Thought of You -
* Tune Up -
* Unforgettable -
* Who Can I Turn TO? -
* You Step Out of a Draam -

LESS COMMON FORMS
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* A Foggy Day - 48-bar AAB
* Airegin - 36-bar AB ( as 20;16)
* All Blues - 12BB
* All the Things You Are - 36-bar ABC (as 16;8;12)
* Almost Like Being in Love - 36-bar ABC (as 16;8;12)
* Alone Together - 44-bar ABC (as 28; 8; 8)
* Autumn Leaves - 32-bar A1A2
* Blue Bossa - 16BB (strong 4-bar phrases 4444; 4444)
* Blue in Green - 10A 10 bar form (no 4 bar groupings)
* Blue Monk - 12BB
* Blues for Alice - 4I; 24-bar A1A2 (12A; 12A) 4tag. 20 Bar form but very much based on 12BB (4 bar groupings)
* Blues on the Corner - 12BB ; 2-bar tag - but complex harmony
* Bye Bye Blackbird - 8I; 32-bar A1A2; 3-bar tag; for ONE chorus, but whole thing repeats..
* Caravan - 64-bar AABA ( as 16A; 16A; 16B)
* Cantaloupe Island - 16BB
* Desafinado - 68-bar AABC (as 16A; 16A; 16B; 20C )-
* Dolphin Dance - 36-bar ABCD (as 4; 12; 16; 4)
* Falling Grace - 52-Bar A1A2 ( as 16; 10; 16; 10)
* 500 Miles High - 36-bar A1A2 (as 18; 18)
* Footprints - 12BB essentially: 6I; 12BB; Vamp on cue;
* Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You - Perhaps a 16-Bar Tune of else 16-bar A1A2, just a little like bluesy 4x4 sections;
* I’m Getting Sentimental Over You - 32 Bar AABA with a four bar tag ending build-in, sort of.
* I’m Old Fashioned - 36-bar ABC (as 16; 8; 12)
* Invitation - 48-bar ABA form (as 16; 16; 16);
* The Jitterbug Walz - 48-bar AAB form (as 16A 16A 16B)
* Lady Brid - 16-bar A1A2 form (as 8A1; 8A2)
* Little Sunflower - 48-bar ABA form (as 8 x AABBAA);
* Manha de Carnaval -32-bar A1A2 with a 4 bar tag ending - almost classic A1A2 form.
* The Masquerade is Over - 56-bar AABA form (perculiar 8-bar 'B' section, viz. 16A16A8B16A) -
* Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - 36-bar AB form (as 20xA1| 16xA2)
* Moonlight in Vermont - 26-bar AABA form (as 6|6/8|6) -
* Mr. P.C. - 24-bar A1A2 form (as 12A1 12A2)
* Naima - 21-bar AABBA form (as 4A4A 4B4B 4A also its got an 8+1 bar ending ….. V. uncommon.
* Nefertiti - 16A1. Period.
* Nica’s Dream 16A1 16A2 (latin); 16B (swing); 8C (SW); 16D 16D (latin solos); 16E (swing solos); 16 F (latin solos); 12 bar ending'
* Once I Loved -48-bar AAB form (as 16A 16A 14B)
* Peace - 20-bar A1A2 (as 10A 10A)
* Pent Up House 34-bar AAB (as 16 A1 16 A2 2B)
* The Preacher - 16bar Tune - (as 8 A1 8 A2 - nice little 16 bar form with 4 bar phrases and 8 bar sections. Thanks Horace.)
* Solar - 12BB (best) 24 A1A2 (as 12 A1 12 A2 - but really a 12BB with clear 4-bar phrases. Alos has a 4-bar ending which breaks 12BB format .
* Song for My Father - AAB 24 bar format; also 4 bar intro and 4 bar ending.
* The Song is You - AABA 64 bar form; Period. Jerome Kern.
* Star Eyes - S 16; 8; 12 - could be a 8A 8A 8B 12A+0.5B - 36 bar form;
* Street of Dreams - 20V 8A8B8A8B == 20V 32 bar A1A2 - which is just 32bar A1A2 if you discount the intro.
* St. Thomas - 16A1 16A2 . Very strong 4 bar phrases, so could simply be 16 Bar Tunes(blues);
* Summertime - Based on 32 bar A1A2
* Time Remembered - 26 A1 26 A2 == 52 bar A1 A2 form;
* Unit Seven - 12A 12A (SW) 8B (latin) 12A (SW)
* Up Jumped Spring - 16A 16A 8B 16A. This one is getting more common…..
* Very Early - 16A 16A 16B with a 4 bar tag - so a slight variation of 48 Bar AAB;
* The Way You Look Tonight - 68-bar AABC (as 8I; 16A 16A 16B 20C - So basically a 64 Bar AABA form with 4 extra bars on the final section (plus a 8-bar intro) . Also the 'A's are so similar one needs to change them a bit…….
* What Are You Doing with the Rest of Your Life - 8a 8A (aka 16A1) 8B ; 8A 8C (aka 16A2) - 40 bar form a bit like ABA (16;8;16)
* Windows - 24A 8B 16C (with a 16 bar ending)- 48 bar form with 16 bar ending. That's unusual.
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#2
Hey, thanks for that list. There are some great tunes there. I guess we don't need this as much not that we can just look up the tune using the App. I love that feature of the App.
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#3
Hi, maybe there is a tune or two that isn't in the App. If so, it's good to have the arrangement here. Interesting how many 32-bar A1A2 and 32-bar AABA there are! Also, we now also have an "Song Arrangements" forum to request and share full arrangements for specific tunes as well. This forum post though is still good for folk wanting to share their entire list of tunes like this. Thanks.
Matt Hargreaves, AliveDrumming.org
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