Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Ryan McMahon, Ben Berger, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Nicholas Patricia, and Kevin Ray
Arranger: Deke Sharon
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial
Available hard copy and e-print
Shut Up and Dance was made popular by Walk the Moon, with this arrangement created for Vocalosity. This arrangement is straight SATB with no divisi and no soloists. There is also no scripted vocal percussion part, but even a simple improved VP line would add nicely to the piece.
This piece has no solos and no divisi, which makes it a great piece to learn for a pop a cappella group to start off with. Additionally, the melody is placed in all four voice parts, so this is a great opportunity to teach sensitivity to when a vocal line is most important, no matter the range of the vocal line.