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Alfred Music has added two new books to their collection of well-known Greatest Hits Series: 2017 Greatest Pop & Movie Hits and 2017 Greatest Christian Hits, both for Easy Piano. 

2017 Greatest Pop & Movie Hits was arranged by Dan Coates includes 20 chart-topping songs: 

"7 Years" by Lukas Graham, "Blind Pig" from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "Blue Ain't Your Color" by Keith Urban, "Chained to the Rhythm" by Katy Perry, "City of Stars" from "La La Land," "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey, "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5, "The Greatest" by Sia, "Heathens" by Twenty-One Pilots, "How Far I'll Go" from Moana, "Just Like Fire" from "Alice Through the Looking Glass," "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna, "Mia & Sebastian's Theme" from "La La Land,"  "Newt Says Goodbye to Tina/Jacob's Bakery" from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "Not Today" by Imagine Dragons, "Ride" by Twenty-One Pilots, "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran, "Side to Side" by Ariana Grande, "Starving" by Hailee Steinfeld, and "Tear in My Heart" by Twenty-One Pilots. 

2017 Greatest Christian Hits was arranged by Carol Tornquist and includes 12 easy arrangements of the most popular Christian songs from 2017, including "Beloved" by Jordan Feliz, "Chain Breaker" by Zach Williams, "Christ in Me" by Jeremy Camp, "Come Alive" by Dry Bones and Lauren Daigle, "Even If" by MercyMe, "Home" by Chris Tomlin, "I Have This Hope" by Tenth Avenue North, "Magnify" by We Are Messengers, "Oceans" by Where Feet May Fail and Hillsong United, "Something in the Water" by Carrie Underwood, "Thy Will" by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, and "What a Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Worship. 

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