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Welcome Fans of Original Music!

Licensing and custom songwriting inquiries, please email: schonbuchmusic@gmail.com 
or phone: 310-291-5534
Most songs also available without vocals •  to hear song samples, click here

SONGS IN FRENCH at bottom of page
BAD LUCK Reggae/Rock with horns. Fun and positive. New girlfriend is a good luck charm!

Similar musical style: Bob Marley, UB40, Jason Mraz
93 bpm
THE BAR MUSICIAN Contemporary Country. Humorous and touching ode to the working troubadour.

Similar musical style: Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Buffett
95 bpm
BE MY VALENTINE Timeless romantic vibe of silky R&B/Pop crooners.

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, John Legend, Jason Mraz, Smokey Robinson
82 bpm
BEAT THE SYSTEM Pop/Tropical Rock with horns. Fun and positive. Party song about letting loose after working hard all day!

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, Aviici, Kygo, Bunt, Buster Poindexter
110 bpm
BENDING OVER BACKWARDS Emotionally intense slow Pop-Rock. Disconnecting from a troubled relationship.

Similar musical style: Kenny Loggins, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, Deathcab for Cutie
85 bpm
CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT Throwback to classic R&B/Sexy Soul. What happens when two people experience instant attraction.

Similar musical style: Jorja Smith, Miguel, John Legend, Soul2Soul
87 bpm
CHANGE OF PLANS Inspirational mid-tempo Pop-Rock. Personal transformation and new beginnings.

Similar musical style: John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Hall&Oates
105 bpm
COOLEST DRINK OF WATER Romantic mid-tempo Pop-Rock. Meeting someone who can finally "quench the thirst of a lifetime." Perfect for weddings!

Similar musical style: John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Toto, Steely Dan
115 bpm
DANCING ON THE BEACH Lighthearted feel-good mid-tempo Pop. Enjoying a dance on the beach with someone special.

Similar musical style: Beach Boys, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, David Bowie
105 bpm
DANGEROUS WOMEN Classic Jazz ballad celebrating great women achievers throughout history.

Similar musical style: Michael Bublé, Harry Connick, Jr., Frank Sinatra
75 bpm
DECORATED Emotionally charged perspective of a wounded war veteran. Mid-tempo Heartland Rock with organic band sound featuring harmonica.

Similar musical style: John Mellencamp, Matchbox 20, Wallflowers, Kenny Loggins
88 bpm
ELROY McGREGOR Upbeat Irish Rock song about a rowdy character who is no gentleman… he drinks, swears and fights but you've got to love him!

Similar musical style: Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Mumford & Sons, Dubliners, Pogues
120 bpm
ENJOY THE RIDE THE RIDE = LIFE. Enjoy it because it’s short! The song’s style was inspired by Bill Withers’ "Lovely Day."

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers
112 bpm
FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN Smooth-Jazz throwback to classic Pop&Soul. Horn section and Earl Klugh-style nylon string guitar. A love that must be proclaimed everywhere, including city walls. Inspired by the Danny Santiago book with the same title.

Similar musical style: John Legend, Usher, Sam Smith, John Mayer, Bobby Caldwell
87 bpm
FIREFIGHTER OF YOUR HEART Joyful Dance Pop. This lover puts out fires of the heart.

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkley, Pharrell, Donna Summers, Earth Wind & Fire
115 bpm
THE FIRST STEP IS THE HARDEST Mid-tempo Southern California Rock. Uplifting message about accomplishing your goals.

Similar musical style: Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Eagles, James Taylor, Billy Joel
110 bpm
FREE REFILL Upbeat and joyful harmony Pop-Rock.

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, Sugar Ray, Fastball, The Beatles, ELO
135 bpm
GIRL FROM THE OFFICE, THE Smooth R&B with a Hip Hop flavor about office romance.

Similar musical style: Usher, Drake, Isley Brothers, R. Kelly
98 bpm
GOOD TO BE HOME Feel-good song about going home, the place where they take you in when you have nowhere else to go. After being away for a long time, the only place you want to be.

Similar musical style: Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Allman Brothers, CSN&Y
85 bpm
HAPPY NEW YEAR Piano-based ballad with an inspiring message for the New Year!

Similar musical style: Josh Groban, Michael Bublé
72 bpm
THE HEART OF A COWBOY A young city-dweller discovers he is a cowboy at heart. "It makes no difference where your body resides, what matters the most is inside… and inside, lives the heart of a cowboy!"

Similar musical style: James Taylor, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson
77 bpm
HERMOSA Sweet Pop lullaby celebrating the life-changing arrival of a child.

Similar musical style: John Mayer, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross
105 bpm
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT Bittersweet Indie Folk-Pop with haunting vocals, driving acoustic guitar, then band joining in. It takes a long time to discover love when it’s hiding in plain sight.

Similar musical style: Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, Head and the Heart
120 bpm
HIT ME AGAIN Classic Country feel. Feeling the pain from the end of a marriage.

Similar musical style: Eric Church, George Strait, Alan Jackson
112 bpm
I KNOW SOMEBODY In the vein of Gospel-influenced R&B classics.

Similar musical style: John Legend, Josh Groban, Usher, Luther Vandross
68 bpm
I’M ON FOOT THESE DAYS Texas-style Blues Rocker. "My woman took the car, she ain’t coming back… I’m on foot these days!" Ripping lap steel guitar.

Similar musical style: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Bonamassa
132 bpm
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED Piano-based ballad. Getting married again, and the differences between first and subsequent marriages.

Similar musical style: Josh Groban, John Legend, The Eagles
72 bpm
IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU’D BE HOME NOW Romantic mid-tempo Pop-Rock ballad reminiscent of The Eagles’ "Peaceful Easy Feeling." Time to get away from the rat race, and start living a simpler life.

Similar musical style: Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg
118 bpm
INFINITY Romantic R&B Pop modern-day version of Sam Cooke’s "Wonderful World (Don’t Know Much)" using math and science references as metaphors for love.

Similar musical style: Michael Bublé, Bruno Mars, Usher, James Taylor, Sam Cooke
92 bpm
INSANELY HAPPY A joyful and rocking shoutout to choosing a life of happiness!

Similar musical style: Green Day, John Mayer, Foster The People, Third Eye Blind, Everclear
96 bpm
IT TOOK YOUR LOVE Uplifting Pop-Rock. Love blossoms when nurtured by the right person.

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Doobie Brothers
98 bpm
KARAOKE BAR Catchy song celebrating the unique and fun Karaoke bar experience.

Similar musical style: Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney
90 bpm
KICK THIS DOG NO MORE Unapologetic Bluesy Rocker. Leaving an abusive relationship and regaining self-confidence.

Similar musical style: Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamasa
110 bpm
LIE DETECTOR Driving Dance Pop anthem about a frustrating lover who cannot tell the truth.

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, The Killers, The Weeknd
115 bpm
THE LIQUOR YOU’RE DRINKING Raucous Country-Rock. Choice of drink reveals much about personality :)

Similar musical style: Eric Church, Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton
80 bpm
THE MAGICIAN Tribute to magicians.

Similar musical style: Josh Groban, Michael Bublé
68 bpm
MAJESTIC A rallying call for world peace in the spirit of singalong anthem "We Are The World."

Similar musical style: Earth Wind & Fire; John Legend
93 bpm
MAYBE FOR A WHILE Romantic and sweet Pop ballad

Similar musical style: Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, John Mayer, Lionel Richie
80 bpm
MORE THAN LIFE Romantic piano-based Pop Ballad with a dramatic build.

Similar musical style: John Legend, Elton John, Carole King, Billy Joel
75 bpm
NATURAL VIBE Reggae-Pop romantic song in the style of Bob Marley’s "Waiting in Vain."

Similar musical style: Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Bob Marley, Steely Dan
75 bpm
NOTHING BUT TIME Slow-burning scorching Rock. Breaking off a relationship, then realizing that was a bad mistake!

Similar musical style: Tom Petty, U2, Bruce Springsteen
72 bpm
NOW I DO Romantic acoustic guitar-based ballad with a gentle beat. Perfect for weddings! 

Similar musical style: Kenny Chesney, Bruno Mars, James Taylor, Eric Clapton
100 bpm
ON THE REBOUND Romantic acoustic guitar-based ballad. A rebound love that can last.

Similar musical style: Kenny Chesney, Ed Sheeran, James Taylor, Blake Shelton
78 bpm
OVER MY DEAD BODY Infectious Dance-Rock party anthem.

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo, Outkast
200 bpm
PLAYING TO WIN (I’LL NEVER QUIT) Fast Latin-Reggae dance anthem.  Never giving up on your goals. Sung from the perspective of a beach volleyball player.

Similar musical style: Maroon 5, Sublime, No Doubt, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Inner Circle
103 bpm
PRIDE OF YOUR GENERATION Emotional heartbreaking ballad. Brilliant people who do not live up to their early promise.

Similar musical style: Muse, Bruce Hornsby, Pink Floyd, The Killers, The Who
78 bpm
QUESTIONS Funky Pop ballad with a beat. Questions range from silly to profound as we realize a relationship may be in trouble.

Similar musical style: Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Michael McDonald
80 bpm
RAINBOW CHILDREN Celebration all the shades of humanity. Anthem in the tradition of "We Are The World."

Similar musical style: James Taylor, John Mayer, Michael McDonald, Ben Folds
73 bpm
ROCKET SHIP OF UNIVERSAL LOVE Pop-Rock "Space" anthem in the tradition of David Bowie’s "Space Oddity," Elton John’s "Rocket Man," The Beatles "Across The Universe," etc.

Similar musical style: Imagine Dragons, Elton John, David Bowie, Beatles
100 bpm
SECOND-HAND SMOKE Funk-Rock with a Hip-Hop flavor.  Staying with someone that you know is bad for you!

Similar musical style: Pharrell, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Outkast
102 bpm
SEND YOUR LOVE MY WAY High energy Dance Pop R&B that would make current practitioners of this style proud with funky guitars, vocal prowess, and tons of hooks. An unapologetic declaration of love!

Similar musical style: Bruno Mars, Avicii, Justin Timberlake, Old-School Funk and R&B
120 bpm
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR Fun Country-Rocker. Getting rid of a guest who has worn out their welcome!

Similar musical style: Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Jimmy Buffett
135 bpm
SPARE ME THE DETAILS Rocking Pop anthem. Affirming the essence of love.

Similar musical style: The Killers, Third Eye Blind, Hall&Oates
120 bpm
SUMMER ALL THE TIME Catchy and fun ode to Summer with a nod to classic Surf-Rock.

Similar musical style: Jimmy Buffett, son of Beach Boys, Kenny Chesney
145 bpm
SUSAN CARTER Scorching and emotional slow Blues-Rocker. A woman down on her luck through no fault of her own.

Similar musical style: Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Joe Bonamasa
64 bpm
TAKE A PILL Funny Country-Honky Tonk anthem.

Similar musical style: Hank Williams, Jr., Toby Keith, Blake Shelton
115 bpm
TONY'S ON THE PIER Fun/Beachy/Tropical Pop. I play music at Tony's On The Pier in Redondo Beach three times per week. This beloved establishment opened its doors 1952 and deserved a theme song!

Similar musical style: Jack Johnson, Sergio Mendes
96 bpm
TOP DOWN Fun upbeat call to hitting the open road in a convertible.

Similar musical style: Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Beach Boys meets Bob Seger
150 bpm
TREACHEROUS HEART Irish ballad traditional style. Bad love, betrayal and murder!

Similar musical style: Chieftains, Danu, Flogging Molly, Dubliners
62 bpm
WATCHING THE SUNSET Sweet acoustic guitar-based romantic ballad.

Similar musical style: Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, James Taylor
112 bpm
WHERE HE’S COMING FROM Upbeat Folk-Rock with harmonica. Inspired by friends with a hippie spirit.

Similar musical style: Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons
97 bpm
YOU BRING ME OUT Positive and upbeat romantic Pop with a danceable feel. "You bring me out, when I used to whisper… now I shout!"

Similar musical style: Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, Christopher Cross
105 bpm
YOU CAN’T HANDLE YOURSELF Fast Blues-Rocker with ripping guitars and sax.

Similar musical style: Isley Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamasa
120 bpm
YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER Emotional Pop-Rocker. Grieving for a loved one.

Similar musical style: Gino Vanelli, The Killers, Third Eye Blind, Imagine Dragons
136 bpm
YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF ME Blues-Rock with slide guitar. Ode to the struggling artist

Similar musical style: Little Feat, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers
82 bpm
TOUT EST POSSIBLE Classic and cinematic French song, typical of what you would have heard in a Paris cabaret or a cafe along the banks of the Seine River. An energetic and empowering celebration of life where everything is possible!

Similar musical style: Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Charles Trénet
90 bpm
J’ADORE Classic and cinematic French song, typical of what you would have heard in a Paris cabaret or a cafe along the banks of the Seine River. A joyful ode to all the big and small things that make life worthwhile, such as an unexpected gift or even tickles from a puppy!

Similar musical style: Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Charles Trénet
90 bpm
JE REVIENDRAI DANS MON PAYS Classic and dramatic French song, typical of what you would have heard in a Paris cabaret or a cafe along the banks of the Seine River. An expatriate’s poignant ode to the home country, and a vow to return some day.

Similar musical style: Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Charles Trénet
85 bpm
MOULIN A COEUR Sweet and upbeat French pop song, typical of what you would have heard while spending a summer in St. Tropez at the end of the 20th century. The Moulin à Coeur is a heart mill that grinds up hardship and turns it into the fine stuff of life!

Similar musical style: Laurent Voulzy, Michel Berger, Gérard Lenorman
140 bpm


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Updated April 2018