Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Bonnie McKee, Taio Cruz, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Benjamin Levin
Arranger: Alex Phan
Setting: With soloist and vocal percussionist
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial
Available hard copy and e-print
This is a well recognized song originally recorded by English artist Taio Cruz, having reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has divisi in the both the soprano and alto lines; the solo line could work for in multiple voice types.
In this octavo, the vocal percussion part is written out. This is especially helpful when one does not have a student who has independently leaned to beat-box, giving an idea of the shape of the percussion line. Additionally, this piece has a number of sounds that are meant to imitate/replicate instruments, which is a great skill in the pop a cappella genre.