We Are Number One

How to play We Are Number One on saxophone

"We Are Number One" is a song from the kids TV show LazyTown, an English-language Icelandic series, where it appeared in the fourth season episode "Robbie's Dream Team". It was composed by Máni Svavarsson and performed by Stefán Karl Stefánsson as… Read more

Castaways

How to play Castaways on saxophone

The song Castaways comes from the kids TV show The Backyardigans, where it was first heard in 2005. It enjoyed new success in 2021 after going viral on TikTok. The Backyardigans, which aired from 2004-2013, followed five animated animal neighbours… Read more

John Cena Theme

How to play John Cena Theme on saxophone

"The Time Is Now" is John Cena's WWE entrance theme, which he recorded himself in 2005 for his debut studio album, You Can't See Me. It is also associated with the meme "Unexpected John Cena". The horn lines used in the song are sampled from a 1974… Read more

La Vie En Rose

How to play La Vie En Rose on saxophone

"La vie en rose" was written and recorded by French singer Édith Piaf, also known as La Môme or The Little Sparrow. On its release in 1947, its themes of hope and joy appealed to the post-World War II world and it launched Piaf's career… Read more

How to play the Attack on Titan theme on saxophone

"Guren no yumiya" (紅蓮の弓矢) was used as the opening theme for the first half of Season 1 of Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin), which aired in 2013. The song is by Japanese band Linked Horizon and is also referred to in German as "Feuerroter… Read more

How to play the Friends theme on saxophone

"I'll Be There For You" is the iconic theme song from one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, Friends. The song was written specifically for the show and recorded by The Rembrandts, although the network had originally hoped to use R.E.M.'s "Shiny… Read more

Beethoven's Fifth

How to play Beethoven's Fifth on saxophone

This iconic theme is from the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, sometimes called the Fate Symphony or the Victory Symphony. Written in the early 1800s, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is considered one of the most… Read more

Despacito

How to play Despacito on saxophone

Despacito is a 2017 song by Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi featuring rapper Daddy Yankee. After hearing the song in a nightclub while on tour in Colombia, Justin Bieber asked to record a remix version, recording and releasing it within six days… Read more

Flight of the Bumblebee

How to play Flight of the Bumblebee on saxophone

"Flight of the Bumblebee" was composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan in the late 19th century. Although it was only used incidentally in the opera, it has since become one of the most familiar pieces of classical… Read more

All Star

How to play All Star on saxophone

All Star was recorded by American rock band Smash Mouth for their second studio album Astro Lounge (1999), and intended as an "anthem" for outcasts. Its use in the film Shrek (2001) and revival as a meme in the 2010s have ensured its continued… Read more

Here Comes the Bride

How to play Here Comes the Bride on saxophone

One of the most-played wedding songs in the Western world, the Bridal Chorus (also known as Here Comes the Bride) dates back to the 19th century. German composer Richard Wagner composed it for his 1850 opera Lohengrin, where it is heard at the start… Read more

Uptown Funk

How to play Uptown Funk on saxophone

Uptown Funk was written and produced by Mark Ronson, with vocals by Bruno Mars, and appeared on Ronson's 2015 album Uptown Special. A love letter to 80s funk music, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks, while the music video has… Read more

God Save the Queen

How to play God Save the Queen on saxophone

"God Save the Queen" (or "God Save the King", depending on the reigning monarch) is the royal anthem and de facto national anthem of the United Kingdom, and one of two national anthems used in New Zealand. In the United States, the same melody is… Read more

Perfect

How to play Perfect on saxophone

This Ed Sheeran song appeared on his third studio album, ÷ (Divide), released in 2017. It reached Number 1 in the US and UK, and two alternate versions were released as duets with Beyoncé and with Andrea Bocelli. Sheeran wrote the lyrics for Perfect… Read more

Greensleeves

How to play Greensleeves on saxophone

Often heard being played from ice cream trucks in the UK and Australia, this traditional English folk song dates back to the 1500s. It is often said that the song was composed by King Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn, although experts believe it was in… Read more

How to play the The Office theme on saxophone

The theme song for the American version of The Office was composed by rock musician Jay Ferguson. Ferguson's demo version of the song was re-recorded by a group of studio musicians under the name "The Scrantones", just a week before the first… Read more

Swan Lake

How to play Swan Lake on saxophone

Sometimes referred to as the Main Theme from Swan Lake, this melody is also called the "Swan Theme" or "Song of the Swans". It was composed by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875-76 for his ballet Swan Lake, where it appeared at the… Read more

Marvel Fanfare

How to play Marvel Fanfare on saxophone

The Marvel Studios theme, also known as the Marvel Fanfare or the Marvel intro music, was composed by Michael Giacchino. The fanfare was introduced with Marvel's new logo animation in 2016, playing at the start of every Marvel movie and TV show… Read more

In the Hall of the Mountain King

How to play In the Hall of the Mountain King on saxophone

Written in 1875 by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, "In the Hall of the Mountain King" ("Dovregubbens hall") was originally composed as part of the incidental music for the play Peer Gynt, where it was heard as the title character entered the domain… Read more

Mii Channel Theme

How to play Mii Channel Theme on saxophone

The Mii Channel was a part of the Nintendo Wii console, released in 2006. As well as the ability to create and customize your Mii character, the Mii Channel is remembered for its catchy theme song, which was composed by Kazumi Totaka. Totaka also… Read more

The Soviet Anthem

How to play The Soviet Anthem on saxophone

Composed by Alexander Alexandrov in 1938, this melody became the national anthem of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1949 after a contest in which it beat more than 200 other entries. It replaced The Internationale as the State… Read more

The Imperial March

How to play The Imperial March on saxophone

Also known as Darth Vader's Theme, the Imperial March is one of the most recognizable pieces of music from the Star Wars universe. It was composed by John Williams and first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The theme was influenced by… Read more

The Blue Danube

How to play The Blue Danube on saxophone

Composed in 1866, The Blue Danube (fully titled "An der schönen, blauen Donau" or "On the Beautiful Blue Danube") is perhaps the best known waltz of all time. It was written by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, who was known as "The Waltz King"… Read more

How to play the Gravity Falls theme on saxophone

The theme song for Gravity Falls, an animated comedy-mystery series that ran from 2012-2016, is known simply as "Gravity Falls Theme" and was composed by Brad Breeck. Breeck was the sole composer for the entire series and has also worked on the… Read more

Wellerman

How to play Wellerman on saxophone

Also known as "Soon May the Wellerman Come", Wellerman is believed to have been written in 1860s New Zealand. The song describes a whaling ship named The Billy o' Tea and its struggles to bring in a right whale, while the ship's crew long for the… Read more

How to play the Rocky theme on saxophone

Better known as the Theme from Rocky, Gonna Fly Now was composed by Bill Conti and went to number one on its release in 1977. Most associated with Rocky Balboa's famous training sequence – in which he runs up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Museum… Read more

The Can Can

How to play The Can Can on saxophone

Officially known as "Galop infernal", this piece was written by French composer Jacques Offenbach for his 1958 comic opera Orphée aux enfers ("Orpheus in the Underworld" or "Orpheus in Hell"). During the 19th century it became associated with the… Read more

How to play the Halo theme on saxophone

The music for Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game in the Halo series, was composed by Martin (Marty) O'Donnell along with Michael Salvatori. The title piece was the first one O'Donnell composed, and it was used for the game's announcement in 1999… Read more

The Star-Spangled Banner

How to play The Star-Spangled Banner on saxophone

The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. The song's lyrics are taken from the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" by Francis Scott Key, which was written about a battle in the War of 1812. His lyrics were paired with an… Read more

He's A Pirate

How to play He's A Pirate on saxophone

This theme from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series is known as "He's A Pirate", and was first introduced in 2003's Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The film was originally going to be scored by Hans Zimmer, but for time… Read more

Fur Elise

How to play Fur Elise on saxophone

Für Elise is one of the world's most beloved pieces of classical music. Originally titled Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, it was written in 1810 by Ludwig van Beethoven but not published until 1867, forty years after his death. "Für Elise" means "For… Read more

Coffin Dance

How to play Coffin Dance on saxophone

In 2020, a video of Ghanian pallbearers dancing while carrying a coffin went viral when it was paired with the EDM song "Astronomia" by Tony Igy. The video and song became known as Coffin Dance. The dancing pallbearers are from Prampram, Ghana, and… Read more

Can't Help Falling In Love

How to play Can't Help Falling In Love on saxophone

Often described as Elvis Presley's greatest love song, "Can't Help Falling In Love" first appeared in the film Blue Hawaii, where his character sang it not to a love interest but to his grandmother. It featued on the movie's record-breaking… Read more

Epic Sax Guy

How to play Epic Sax Guy on saxophone

Eurovision 2010 featured a performance by Moldovan dance group SunStroke Project which has taken on a life of its own. During the song Run Away (by SunStroke Project & Olia Tira), saxophonist Sergey Stepanov played a solo that became internet… Read more

Ode To Joy

How to play Ode To Joy on saxophone

One of the best-known melodies in all of music, Ode To Joy was written by Beethoven when he was almost completely deaf. Ludwig van Beethoven had lost most of his hearing by the time he composed his 9th Symphony in the 1820s, which contains the… Read more

How to play the Mission: Impossible theme on saxophone

The Mission: Impossible theme was composed by four-time Grammy Award winning Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin, and first appeared in the Mission: Impossible TV show in the 1960s – when Tom Cruise was still in elementary school. Slightly different… Read more

Star Wars Force Theme

How to play Star Wars Force Theme on saxophone

The Force Theme is a composition by John Williams that recurs throughout the soundtracks of the Star Wars saga. Originally intended to be Han Solo's musical theme, it came to be associated with the Force instead. The Force Theme is first heard in A… Read more

Naruto Main Theme

How to play Naruto Main Theme on saxophone

The Naruto Main Theme is one of many iconic songs from the long-running anime series Naruto, and was written by the show's composer Toshio Masuda. In his OST for the show, Masuda is known for combining rock influences with traditional Japanese… Read more

How to play the Monsters, Inc. theme on saxophone

The music for Pixar's 2001 film Monsters, Inc. was composed by Randy Newman, who also wrote the music for A Bug's Life and the Toy Story series. (His cousin, Thomas Newman, scored Finding Nemo and WALL-E.) The Monsters, Inc. theme is reprised at the… Read more

How to play the Avengers theme on saxophone

The music for the Avengers films was composed by Alan Silvestri, who also composed the beloved soundtracks for Forrest Gump and the Back to the Future series. He came up with the iconic Avengers theme by combining the heroic sounds of low brass with… Read more

Raiders March

How to play Raiders March on saxophone

This iconic movie theme was composed by John Williams for the first Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg. The film's soundtrack was nominated for an Academy Award but was beaten… Read more

Shreksophone

How to play Shreksophone on saxophone

Shreksophone is a meme depicting Shrek playing the saxophone (sometimes without needing to use his hands), accompanied by the song "Zonnestraal" by De Hofnar. De Hofnar is a Dutch EDM artist, and the version of the song used in the meme is a remix… Read more

How to play the Mandalorian theme on saxophone

The music for the Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian was written by Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson. Göransson came up with the main theme while experimenting with a bass recorder, which he then digitally manipulated. The first season's soundtrack… Read more

How to play the Pink Panther theme on saxophone

The Pink Panther Theme was composed by Henry Mancini, the 20-time Grammy-winning composer of timeless songs including Moon River and The Days of Wine and Roses. The theme, which makes extensive use of chromaticism, first appeared in the opening… Read more

Sweden

How to play Sweden on saxophone

One of the best-known tracks from the Minecraft soundtrack, Sweden was released on the album Minecraft – Volume Alpha in 2011. Like almost all the music from the game, it was composed by German musician Daniel Rosenfeld, better known as C418. The… Read more

Mad World

How to play Mad World on saxophone

Originally released in 1982 by British band Tears For Fears, Mad World became their first hit single and brought them international success. Songwriter Roland Orzabal had written the song at the age of just 19, inspired by new wave tracks such as… Read more

Santa Tell Me

How to play Santa Tell Me on saxophone

Co-written with her frequent collaborators Ilya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha, Santa Tell Me is a 2014 Christmas song by Ariana Grande. Grande had previously released four Christmas songs on her 2013 EP Christmas Kisses, including a cover of Wham's… Read more

Deck the Halls

How to play Deck the Halls on saxophone

The version of Deck the Halls that we sing today dates back to 1862, when Thomas Oliphant wrote English lyrics to a Welsh melody that was already hundreds of years old. The original Welsh song ("Nos Galan") was actually about New Years Eve, not… Read more