I just completed an arrangement of "Our Lips are Sealed" by the Go Go's for an all girl High School group. I love this song and was really excited to get to hang out with it and arrange it.
"TIP OF THE HAT, WAG OF THE FINGER"
One little eighties homage I put in it is the first verse:
Can you hear them
They talk about us
Well that's no surprise
I thought it would be fun to put in a Thompson Twins reference from
excerpt from first verse
"JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU"
Surprisingly, the chorus was a little tricky to nail down the changes. It appears to be incorrectly charted all over the net so it took a little playing to lock down (It also didn't help that I worked on the chorus while I was in a Starbucks that had music blasting).
excerpt from chorus
Hopefully they'll perform it and post it somewhere on youtube. This was a fun arrangement and easy to do - I always think the best sounding arrangements are the simplest to perform.