For my film “Songs About Your Girlfriend“, I wrote a song called “Sing Along Song” for the fictional band Minnie Strange to play. The song is about listening to your favorite song on the radio and belting it out in the car and then wanting to write that song that your idols will then want to sing along to.

Well, I’m not sure that any of my musical influences will ever hear it and sing along, but at the very least anyone who owns the FourTrack iPhone app from Sonoma Wireworks can download it and sing, play along with or remix.

In FourTrack’s “Song Tools” menu you’ll find a button for “Promo Tracks” which allows you to browse a selection of artists and download a four track version of one of their songs. Depending on the artist you might find drums on one track and vocals or guitar on another which you can then mix however you like.

Track Listing

For “Sing Along Song” you’ll find the tracks broken out as follows:

Track 1 - Drums, Bass and a Distorted Fill Guitar
Track 2 - Acoustic Guitar (played by Travis Shuler of The Public) and a Distorted Rhythm Guitar. Original track was panned left.
Track 3 - Distorted Rhythm Guitar 2. This track was originally panned right.
Track 4 - Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals and Lead Guitar Solo.

Sing and Play Along

In the spirit of the songs lyrics, I felt it would be appropriate to give you the lyrics and chords so you could play along. I’m tuned down a half step on my guitar (Eb, Ab, C#, F#, Bb, Eb), but the chords are based on their positions (so you play a B chord in the B position, but it will sound like a Bb chord). If you’d like to hear the original song, scroll down for the audio version and the version from the film.

Sing Along Song

B            Ebm                E       F#

As I’m riding in my car, radio blasting

B                   Ebm                E                              F#

Nothing’s on, just the same ol’ same ol’ same ol’ something

B            Ebm                E                             F#

Singing, shouting, Hoping you will make your presence known

B            Ebm             E                           F#

If I can hear you, I would be content to just hum along

E                 F#                              B        Ebm

No one’s stoping me cause I am all alone

E                 F#                                  B                Ebm                      E        F#

And I’m right there with you helping you to sing this song all night

B            Ebm          E                                 F#

Sing it! shout it! all the words I’ve worked into this song

B            Ebm           E                           F#                           E  F#

I can’t hear you, I could be the one to just hum along

B                            Bb/B     G#      F#      E                              F#

and you could be the one to sing along, or I could sing it with you

B            Ebm                     E                            F#

Now I want to be the star that you’re listening to there

B              Ebm                        E                                         F#

In your car, and you’re strumming with your air guitar and

B                Ebm         E                                 F#

Singing, shouting knowing that you were the one to

B                Ebm         E                                  F#

give me, fire and you will raise your fist into the air

E                F#                                     B              Ebm

No one’s stopping you cause, you are all alone

E                      F#                                   B              Ebm                    E           F#

And you’re right there with me, helping me to sing this song, all night

B            Ebm           E                                F#

Sing it! shout it! all the words I’ve worked into this song

B            Ebm            E                    F#                            E    F#

I can’t hear you, I will be the one to just hum along

B                           Bb/B      G#m     F#     E                              F#

and you could be the one to sing along or I could sing it with you

B  Ebm  E  F#

Oh               I can sing it

B  Ebm  E  F#

Oh                I can shout it now

Solo

B            Ebm           E                                 F#

Sing it! shout it! all the words I’ve worked into this song

B            Ebm         E                      F#                           E   F#

I can hear you, I will be the one to just hum along

B                       Bb/B    G#        F#       E   F#

and you will be the one to sing along

Sing Along Song by One Like Son

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  1. Lyric sing along song
    on December 17th, 2010
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