“(Everybody Is) One Of A Kind” by Andrea Green on Tuneful Tuesdays

 

Today’s “Tuneful Tuesday” song “(Everybody Is) One Of A Kind” comes from the amazing award-winning composer Andrea Green who writes children’s musicals that teach tolerance, diversity and inclusion. “It’s a song I wrote for a new children’s music entertainment project “SqueezeboxSqueeze” that is in development for television and stage. I also use this song with my direct work with children.”, says Andrea. “When I do a musical, my objective is not just the end product – it’s about the process and for kids to feel included, and that they’re contributing.” she continues.  “It’s all about acceptance and respect.”

On first listen, you’ll notice that Andrea’s newest song has a very soulful and uplifting melody with reminiscent of a Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie ballad.  The scatting, harmonica riffs and horn section add a motivational spirit to the song that will just warm your heart.  Paul Jost, Kathy Wilson Fowler and all of the angelic children who are all featured vocalists on this inspirational tune truly sell the meaning in the message.  The beautiful repetition of the chorus actually inspired me to choreograph an interpretive group dance.  Andrea’s song leaves so much room for creativity and diversity of expression.  Let’s take a listen:

(EVERYBODY IS) ONE OF A KIND

Music and Lyrics by Andrea Green

Everyone is different

No one is the same

But we are together

Underneath the sky of blue

We come in different sizes

And shapes and colors too

But when we get together

There’s so much that we can do

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody has something to sing

In this great big world we’ve got

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody has something to bring

To this great big world…

This great big melting pot

Everyone has feelings

Sometimes we’re happy …Sometimes we’re blue

We laugh and we cry

That’s what feeling people do

And when we lift our voices

When we share our hearts

When we get together

That’s when the magic starts

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody has something to say

In this great big world we’ve got

Everybody is one of a kind

And we all have a part to play

In this great big world…

This great big melting pot

 ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

(EVERYBODY IS)

ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody’s a treasure to find

In this great big world we’ve got

Everybody has something to give

To this great big world where we all live

THIS GREAT BIG MELTING POT

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody has something to sing

In this great big world we’ve got

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody has something to bring

To this great big world

This great big melting pot

(Modulation- Music returns)

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody is one of a kind

Everybody has something to say

In this great big world we’ve got

Everybody is one of a kind

And we all have a part to play

In this great big world

This great big melting pot

ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

(EVERYBODY IS)

ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

(EVERYBODY IS)

ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

(EVERYBODY IS)…ONE OF A KIND…ONE OF A KIND….(repeats and fades)

Copyright 2012  (created for SqueezeboxSqueeze Project)

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Composer/Lyricist: 

Andrea Green

Arrangers:

Dean Schneider & Andrea Green

Kids’ Vocal Coach:

Suzie  Neustadter

Engineer-SSR Recording Studio:

Bob Fowler

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Meet Andrea Green

Andrea Green, Emmy-award winning composer, playwright, director, educator and music therapist is nationally and internationally known for her entertaining, educational and transformative Broadway style musicals that bring children together with empathy, acceptance and respect. Her musicals make a difference in taking down ‘fences’ of fear and prejudice and they build bridges of support, understanding, communication and love that last a lifetime. This summer, Andrea directed and produced her musical “The Same Sky” at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa. She also directed and produced her musical “Same City” at the St. John School of the Arts in St. John U.S. Virgin Islands. To learn more about her work this summer in St. John, click here. To see a live performance of “The Same Sky” in action, click here!

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10 comments

  1. FABULOUS WONDERFUL AMAZING!!!!!!! Bravo Andrea Green and team!!!!!! (Running out of exclamation points!!!) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love love love

  2. I completely enjoyed Andrew’s “Everybody Is One of a Kind”. My Wife and I Incorporate music in our family child care. Original music feels natural to me and have written lots for the kids. One is featured on my album of the same name; “Sidewalk Chalk”; with a final line “Amazing what you can do.”

  3. Ooh, this does have a great vibe to it! I love the lyrics, of course, but that guy’s voice is perfect for this song! Love the kids’ voices! Kudos, Andrea! Thanks for sharing your own voice and talents.

  4. I love this song — from the lyrics, the music to the singers and instrumentalists. Andrea Green is such a treasure to the world of music that makes a positive impact on children and all those who listen and watch her plays! I love hearing Paul Jost and Kathy Fowler with the children. As the author of seven books on children’s activities (KIDFUN Activity Books, HarperCollins), I applaud Andrea and sing her praises!

  5. This is so wonderful Andrea and it was such a privilege to be part of. It can’t help but make you smile and feel a little better about “this great big world we’ve got”. Love you so very much and your message of hope, unity and love.
    xoxo’s
    -Paul

  6. Love this! And everything Andrea does really:-). I have two similar songs that I use with kids to plant the ideas that we don’t have to be the same: Everyone Is Good At Something talks about learning differences, and I have a mixer dance called The Name of the Game…kids need these direct messages to counter the tendency towards conformism which leads to bullying.
    Thank you Andrea for all you do.
    Joanie Calem

  7. Thank you everyone for your warm wonderful comments! :))))

    Now it such an important time to share ideas and create music/material that
    will foster empathy, understanding, acceptance and respect between children/people.
    Through our music we can make a difference.

    Hope to see you in MA at the CMN conference in the fall.

    Andrea

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