Here are 10 memorable pop songs from acts that include The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Eva Cassidy and Sting, all matched with the original classical pieces that provided a phrase, a hook line or the whole melody! Also included are helpful pointers to the classical inspiration and its usage.
Ideal for trivia-filled playing or for classroom use, Hits From The Classics
is both fun and informative, ideal for anyone who is interested in pop’s long history of borrowing from the classics! Original pieces are arranged for Piano solo, while pop tunes are arranged for Piano, Voice, and Guitar with chord boxes.
- Classic: Prelude In C Minor Op.28 - Chopin
Pop: Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow
- Classic: Piano Concerto No.2 - Rachmaninov
Pop: All By Myself – Eric Carmen
- Classic: Symphony No. 5 – Tchaikovsky
Pop: Annie’s Song – John Denver