Show Me (from My Fair Lady), sung by Julie Andrews

Get Me To The Church on Time (from My Fair Lady), sung by Stanley Holloway

The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha), sung by Joan Diener & Richard Kiley

Aldonza (from Man of La Mancha), sung by Joan Diener

Tonight (from West Side Story), sung by Marni Nixon and Jim Bryant
(lip synced by the actors!)
And here it is with Natalie Wood herself singing

Nessun Dorma (from Turandot), sung by Pavarotti

Oh What a Beautiful Morning (from Oklahoma), sung by Gordon MacRae

Cheek to Cheek (from Top Hat), sung by Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers

Singing in the Rain (from Singing in the Rain), sung by Gene Kelly

Adelaid’s Lament (from Guys and Dolls), sung by Faith Prince

The Way We Were (from The Way We Were), sung by Barbara Streisand

Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather), sung by Lena Horne


Stormy Monday, sung by Dianne Reeves & David Easton

In Spite of Ourselves, sung by John Prine & Iris DeMent

The Girl from Ipanema, sung by Astrud Gilberto & João Gilberto

All the Road Running, sung by Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris


Angel From Montgomery, Bonnie Raitt

Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday

One Way Or Another, Blondie

The Christians and the Pagans, Dar Williams
and this next video is very sweet — she’s singing it at a camp

Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie, Sweet Honey in the Rock

In the Still of the Night, Ella Fitzgerald

Midnight at the Oasis, Maria Muldaur

Jolene, Dolly Parton
or, this version…

La Vie En Rose, Edith Piaf
or, this version!

I Can’t Stand the Rain, Anne Peebles
and this!

Rock Me (In The Cradle Of Love), Deborah Allen

Sangoma Demo, Miriam Makeba
and The Click Song/Qongqothwane
and here she sings Pata Pata

Hotter Than Mojave In my Heart, Iris Dement

Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin
and this is very interesting
and more Janis — talk about expressing emotion!

East Virginia, Joan Baez (my own personal childhood hero)

Sto Morava Mutna Tece, Traditional Serbian

Someone Like You, Adelle

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Aretha Franklin
and watch the back up singers in this version…

Crazy, Patsy Cline

Rock Me, Sister Rosetta Tharp
And this is magnificent – wow!
And I just can’t resist this one.


Girl From the North Country, Joe Cocker and Leon Russell
and watch how Joe Cocker moves when he sings — he only moves like this when he’s singing…

Uncle Harry, Noel Coward

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, Bob Dylan
and, this version.

Ebb Tide, Frank Sinatra

As Time Goes By, Dooley Wilson
wait for it… it’s worth it…

What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

It’s Just a Matter of Time, Randy Travis

Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck

You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley,
and, Richland Woman Blues,
Mississippi John Hurt

Songs using Tuvan Throat Singing, perfomed by Huun-Huur

When a Man Loves a Woman, by Percy Sledge

I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will be Forever), by Stevie Wonder

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, The Pogues (sung by Shane McGowan)
and this beautiful version is by the author, Eric Bogle.

Camil, Graham Nash

Friend of the Devil, The Grateful Dead

Life During Wartime, David Byrne of the Talking Heads
And here’s David Byrne again, singing Psycho Killer

Night Train to Memphis, Roy Acuff
and here’s another version.

Mustang Sally, The Commitments
and another version.
(and if you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch this

Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens

Java Jive, The Ink Spots
and they use a really different vocal quality here in Whispering Grass

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Track 3: Sing with a male voice (meet Ben. 🙂 )

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