We voted, we debated, and we have our answers: Billboard 's list of the greatest choruses of the 21st century, ranked by no metric other than the songs that most immediately came to mind when thinking about everything that a great chorus should be -- clever, catchy, singular, and utterly unforgettable. And perhaps most importantly: When you see the song title, does the chorus immediately jump to mind, not to leave anytime soon? If so, it's the right song for this list. We considered songs from near the turn of the millennium eligible as long as they peaked on the Hot in the '00s. Read on to see our ranking -- skip right to the chorus of each song in our embedded YouTube link, and check out our full Spotify playlist at the bottom -- but make sure your coworkers or more judgmental friends are out of earshot first: It's only gonna get harder as we go to resist singing along. LMFAO feat.
2. “Sleep” – Eric Whitacre
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Enjoy the feels! The guilty man to be judged. Grant them eternal rest. Known for his clashing melodies and intricate voicings, Eric Whitacre has wowed audiences time and time again with his beautiful compositions. The evening hangs beneath the moon A silver thread on darkened dune With closing eyes and resting head I know that sleep is coming soon Upon my pillow, safe in bed A thousand pictures fill my head I cannot sleep my minds a flight And yet my limbs seem made of lead If there are noises in the night A frighting shadow, flickering light Then I surrender unto sleep Where clouds of dreams give second sight What dreams may come both dark and deep Of flying wings and soaring leap As I surrender unto sleep As I surrender unto sleep. Sure on this shining night of star-made shadows round, kindness must watch for me this side the ground, on this shining night, this shining night Sure on this shining night of star-made shadows round, kindness must watch for me this side the ground, on this shining night, this shining night The late year lies down the north All is healed, all is health High summer holds the earth, hearts all whole The late year lies down the north. In Spain, it has been performed annually to commemorate the victims.
To say high school choir is memorable is quite the understatement. There is nothing like learning and mastering a new tune with your fellow musician friends. But with so many choral arrangements out there, and so many high schoolers opinions it can be tough to decide which piece is the next piece your choir should tackle. His unconventional compositional style, clashing harmonies, and beautiful melodies have captured the hearts of musicians everywhere. However, many of his pieces can tend to be quite involved and may provide challenges for high school students. While this piece is one that students love, it also provides an excellent opportunity for ear training and blending technique. Another advocate for intricate and clashing vocal harmonies, Morten Lauridsen has become a favorite for many high school choirs. It also provides several excellent opportunities for soloists to shine.