Free piano sheet music from Madness
Madness is the name of an English ska revival and pop band from London, formed in 1976 and with great success in the 80s. Formed under the moniker "The North London Invaders", they renamed themselves in 1979 into their actual name, after changing some of the band members and developing their style.
The name was chosen as a tribute to the band’s favourite songs by reggae artist Prince Buster. The band became a seven-man group in late 1979, when Chas Smash became a backing vocalist and dancer. We hope to be able to present our users with awesome and fresh piano sheets for Madness.
Recording the Lee Thompson composition "The Prince" in 1979, it peaked in UK at number 16, being featured on "Top of the Pops" that made them popular. Touring with 2 Tone bands before recording their debut album, Madness was on the right track and "One Step Beyond" got released by Stiff Records, with three singles: "One Step Beyond", "The Prince" and "My Girl", with "One Step Beyond" getting ranked second on the British charts.
Madness released another EP, titled "Work Rest and Play", reaching number six in the UK singles charts. The piano sheets for Madness songs will soon be available on PianoForge, so stay tuned for more fresh piano sheets for you!
The band’s second album was released in 1980 under the name "Absolutely", reaching second on the UK album charts, featuring some of their best songs, such as "Baggy Trousers" that ranked third on the singles charts or "Embarassment" that reached fourth on the charts. Their third album titled "7" reached five on the UK album charts, with hit singles "Grey Day", "Shut Up" and "Cardiac Arrest".
Their style moved towards a pop sound since this album and in 1982 they released a number one hit, their only number one hit, titled "House of Fun" and reached first place on the album charts with their first compilation "Complete Madness". The piano sheets for their pop songs could be available soon enough on PianoForge, so keep your eye on us.
The fourth album from Madness was released in 1982, titled "The Rise & Fall", that featured "Our House", a song well received internationally, reaching five in the UK music charts and seven in the US charts.
Their 1983 single "Wings of a Dove" reached second on the UK charts and their next album titled "Keep Moving" reached six on the UK album charts, receiving good reviews and many praises.
The next years they released "Mad Not Mad" in 1985, after Barson left the band, but soon they disbanded and got back together in 1992 for a reunion concert in London and since then anually reunited for such concerts, culminating with 1999, when they released another long expected album titled "Wonderful".
|Members:||Chris Foreman, Mike Barson, Lee Thompson, Chas Smash, Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Daniel Woodgate, Mark Bedford|
|Origin:||Camden Town, London, England|
|Genres:||Ska revival, pop, new wave|
|Years Active:||1976–1986, 1992–present|
|Labels:||Stiff, Virgin, Zarjazz, Lucky 7|
|Associated acts:||The Madness, The Fink Brothers|