See also the "Beatles" heading below.
Phil's Music of the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's - A nicely done eclectic collection of popular tunes ranging from parlor piano to big band. Instructions for downloading the songs are at the top of the page. Some of the piano pieces are written on only one staff. If you are using a Notation product to listen to and view these files, you can easily "split hands" to show a more correct piano score for playing.
Professor Po's Oldies Website - The good Professor's extensive website has a great variety of oldies, with pages for the '50s, '60s, '70s, and special pages for The Beatles MIDI files and Elvis MIDI files . The artists' names are listed next to the song titles. To download one of his well-done files, simply click the song title.
NiteOwl's Oldies But Goodies - This page has pop and folk tunes from the '50s to the '70s. The songs are listed alphabetically, and the MIDI files are easily downloaded by clicking the filename. Many are very nicely done sequences.
Oldies MIDI Music Plus Lyrics - This is a very well organized site, with an extensive number of songs available from the '40s through the '90s. On this opening page you will find instructions for navigating around the site and downloading the MIDI files. Briefly, choose and click one of the year buttons in the left hand column. This will then take you to an alphabetical list of songs available from that year (or span of years). Clicking the song title will take you to a page where the lyrics (if available) will be displayed, along with a "-Download-" text link to download the MIDI file.
Rob's Motown MIDIs - There are actually five different pages, which you can go between by clicking the "Page #" links at the bottom of each page. Nicely done tunes from the golden era of Motown, categorized by the performing group's name. Many don't have a melody line as such, so you'll need to sing them yourself.
Victor's Motown MIDI Page - A larger collection of Motown tunes, from oldies to more recent tunes. The songs are arranged alphabetically.
Bennie's MIDI Page - This page has links to the other pages of his extensive collection of MIDI files, spanning folk, country, pop, and rock oldies from the '40s to the '80s. In the left hand column you choose the category you're looking for, and then the songs are listed alphabetically on those pages. You can also search the site for a song title. To download a file, just click on the title. To see the sequencer credit for each title, hover your mouse over the song title.
Gecadero's Oldies - "I use no sheet music in sequencing my Midi, just my Musical Interpretation, Keyboard, and Midi Software for editing." This extensive and well-done listing of songs is alphabetical, with song author and other interesting information about the song listed next to the title. To download a song, just click the title. Nicely done files.
'50s Rock and Roll - This opening page is set up like a jukebox - punch the number of any "Jukebox" that has a number listing (eg, "Jukebox #3") to go to a list of 12 rock and roll songs (no discernible order) from the '50s. To download a MIDI file, remember to click the number button next to the song title (just like the jukeboxes). Very well done files.
'50s Love Songs - Another section of the same site as the Rock and Roll songs above, this opening page is set up like a jukebox - punch the number of any "Jukebox" that has a number listing (eg, "Jukebox #3") to go to a list of 12 love songs (no discernible order) from the '50s. To download a MIDI file, remember to click the number button next to the song title (just like the jukeboxes). Very well done files.
UTHRILLME Oldies of the Past - This is the opening page of The Staten Island Boys MIDI oldies site, boasting over 2000 songs. To find the file you want, click the letter of the alphabet on the left hand side under the "MIDIs" column (the right hand column is for pictures). This will take you to a page with a donation request, and "Orville", whom you click to proceed to the file listings for that letter. The filenames are listed, and are not always the full title of the song, but are generally descriptive enough that you can tell what the title would be. Click the filename to download the song.
Golden Oldies Piano MIDI - A smaller collection of oldies, but all done featuring the piano. Credits are listed next to the song titles, which are in alphabetical order. Click the song title to download the MIDI file.
A Century of Musical MIDI Memories - This site has songs from 1900-1950, the 50's, the 60's, the 70's, the 80's, and the 90's. The songs are not arranged in any discernible order, but are easily downloaded by clicking on the song title.
D & D's Music Hall - If you're in the mood to cruise the music, this is the site for you. There are 7 different pages of MIDI files, loosely organized as described near the bottom of this opening page. There are a lot of great MIDI files here, but there's not a good way to search for them specifically. Happy hunting!
MIDI Database Beatles Page - This page has a clickable-link list of Beatle's albums. Choose the album you'd like to find songs from, and click the title. The album page will have MIDI files available for the songs on that album. Click the song title to download the MIDI file.
Beatles MIDI Files - This page has a clickable-link list of Beatle's albums, and is quite extensive. Choose the album you'd like to find songs from, and click the title. The album page will have MIDI files available for the songs on that album. Click the song title to download the MIDI file.
SQD's Beatles MIDIs - SQD has four Beatles albums worth of songs sequenced and available from this page. The songs are grouped by album, and the files are easily downloaded by clicking on the song title.
Beatles MIDI Files - This website has MIDI files of Beatles songs listed alphabetically. This first page has songs beginning with A-E, and there are quick links to other pages with the rest of the songs. Easily download these
Dana Pannell's Beatle Karaoke Page - This main page has a song list in alphabetical order. Clicking on the song title will take you to a page with the song lyrics, and you can hear the song play if you have Quicktime enabled in your browser. You won't be able to download the MIDI file, but she has an extensive listing of lyrics.
The Beatles - D. W. Barnes' site with his own sequences of Beatles tunes. He has both single song files, as well as "album length" files, which contain all the songs from each particular album. You can find either individual songs using "The Singles" or "The Albums" buttons at the top of the page, or using the drop down menus under the same headings at the bottom of the page.
The Beatles MIDI Homepage - This page has a clickable-link cover picture list of Beatle's albums, and is quite extensive. Choose the album you'd like to find songs from, and click the title. The album page will have MIDI files available for the songs on that album. Click the song title to download the MIDI file.
Please note that all links in this directory (except the Samples and some Bass Practice files) go to other websites. While I try to make sure that these are safe sites, I cannot guarantee them. If you find a problem with a website that I have linked to, I would appreciate your letting me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
This directory was originally hosted by Notation Software, Inc., which has since transferred ownership to Notation Software Germany.