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

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

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

Baker Street

How to play Baker Street on saxophone

Written and recorded by Scottish singer Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street was released in 1978 on his album City to City. The iconic alto saxophone riff, performed by session musician Raphael Ravenscroft, was so impactful at the time that it led to a… Read more

Let It Snow

How to play Let It Snow on saxophone

Composed by legendary songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, this wintry classic was actually written during a California heatwave in 1945. It wasn't originally intended to be a Christmas song – Christmas isn't even mentioned in the lyrics… Read more

Dreams

How to play Dreams on saxophone

Released in 1977, Dreams was one of several hits to emerge from Rumours, Fleetwood Mac's most acclaimed album. Amid the album's infamously troubled production – plagued with relationship breakdowns and drug use – vocalist Stevie Nicks wrote the song… Read more

Never Gonna Give You Up

How to play Never Gonna Give You Up on saxophone

Released in 1987, British singer Rick Astley's debut single was a worldwide hit, staying at the top of the UK charts for five weeks. In the late 2000s, it unexpectedly came back in the form of Rickrolling, resulting in over half a billion views and… Read more

Careless Whisper

How to play Careless Whisper on saxophone

George Michael was in his teens when he started writing Careless Whisper, coming up with the iconic saxophone part on a bus ride. He collaborated on it with his Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley, recording a demo in Ridgeley's house before releasing… Read more

A Whole New World

How to play A Whole New World on saxophone

A Whole New World remains one of Disney's best-known and best-loved songs. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice, it helped propel Aladdin (1992) to become the highest-grossing animated film at the time of its release. The original… Read more

Eye of the Tiger

How to play Eye of the Tiger on saxophone

Eye of the Tiger was born when the band Queen turned down a request to use their song "Another One Bites the Dust" as the theme song for Rocky III. Sylvester Stallone instead approached rock band Survivor to write something with a similar sound. The… Read more

My Favorite Things

How to play My Favorite Things on saxophone

Written by legendary Broadway songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, this legendary song made its debut in the stage musical The Sound of Music in 1959. In the 1965 film version the song was performed by Julie Andrews; this version… Read more

Happy Birthday

How to play Happy Birthday on saxophone

"Happy Birthday" or "Happy Birthday To You" dates back to at least 1893, when sisters Patty and Mildred Hill set new words to an existing song, "Good Morning to All". For many years, it couldn't be sung in movies or TV shows without paying royalties… Read more

How to play the Jurassic Park theme on saxophone

Written by legendary film composer John Williams (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jaws), this theme was first heard in the original Jurassic Park movie, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993. It can also be heard in the Jurassic World… Read more