Spectacular backing tracks for Marilyn Monroe tribute artists & fans,
arranged, performed, recorded & licensed by Botielus

Updated Dec 19, 2015

This limited-edition CD of 8 wonderful tracks
is a must-have for all Marilyn Monroe tribute artists
who are serious about their craft

The arrangements are very accurate to the original recordings
and have very realistic instrument sounds

Only $30
(plus shipping to anywhere in the world)

Or download all the songs right now for only $36!

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You can download mp3s individually or all the songs as a zip file. High quality 320kbps mp3
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Tracklist & samples * Recommendations * Sonic details * Extras * Ordering * Contact info * FAQ


Marilyn Songs ~ Vol 1 tracklist
Click song for sample!

1. Drums intro (:36)
Composer: Botielus

2. I Wanna be Loved by You * (2:02)
Film: Some Like It Hot
Composers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart

3. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend * (3:33)
Film: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Composers: Jules Styne, Leo Robin

4. Heart Belongs to Daddy * (3:26)
Film: Let's Make Love
Composer: Cole Porter

5. I'm Gonna File My Claim (2:37)
Film: River Of No Return
Composers: Ken Darby, Lionel Newman

6. After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It (3:35)
Film: There's No Business Like Show Business
Irving Berlin

7. Runnin' Wild (1:08)
Film: Some Like It Hot
Composers: A. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood

8. When Love Goes Wrong, Nothing Goes Right (3:25)
Film: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Composers: Harold Adamson, Hoagy Carmichael

* These songs have minor modifications to improve live performances
Click here for details



I had a hard time finding MM backing tracks, and the few I did find bore little resemblance to the originals.
These excellent tracks by Botielus made my performances sparkle like diamonds!
~ Cybele as Marilyn Mirage * retired Marilyn Monroe tribute artist *

Hi Cybele. Thank you sooo much for the CD. I got it today. I was so impressed with the quality of the CD and the quality of the tracks. The arrangements are true to the real score and the quality of the instruments is great. The timing of the tracks are all true to the originals. A great $30 spent. May I thank you personally for sharing your tracks with me. That is so lovely of you. You must be a great tribute artist if you have those quality tracks to accompany you. That is real attention to detail! Also thank you for sending it out to me so quick. You are both stars. May I wish you lots of success in 2004. Hope one day I get to see you in person. Kind Regards, Love
~ Suzie * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Wow, my hat's off to Botielus.
(Actually I'm inside and not wearing one but if I was it would be off right now.)
Excellent arrangements. Very well done. Much better than the karaoke garbage that some imps use.
~ Bill Bibo * "Hall of Kings" webmaster

I just listened to "MarilynSongs" today. My, there is an excellent pianist on these recordings.
It was so nice to hear "My heart belongs to Daddy" as it's supposed to be played instead of the way it evolved into something totally else through the "Legends" primordial time tunnel stew soup kitchen sink scatter shot system of musical renditionizing. ackk ... what a tongue twister ...hmm...how did tongue twisting get such bad name. In some circles I'm sure it might be considered quite intriguing! Nowadays..anything goes though, doesn't it?
~ Barbara * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Botielus arrangements ROCK!!!! Especially My Heart Belongs to Daddy!
(Which is crying to be performed in tights and a sweater with dancers as in Let's Make Love)!!!!
So much better than the pocket songs version. I never liked their Diamonds either and much preferred Monster Karaoke's version...until I heard those awesome drums in Botielus version!
Way to go!!! Whooo hoooo! Thank Botielus for me!
By the way, people rave and rave about his talent! Give that man a big smooch from me!
It's wonderful, so nice to have new material!!!
I premiered "After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It",
and after I got want I wanted I still wanted it! It's a really fun song to perform; very high energy!
It was great! Thank Botielus again for me!!! I am recommending him to everyone I can think of!!!!
~ Karen * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! The sound is amazing.
It's beautiful and Botielus does a wonderful job. Holy Cow!
Yippee! I'm lovin' this! Thank you very much, it sounds SUPER!!! Just like the original!
I think I want whatever else you've got now for MM songs, I'm hooked!!!
Thanks again, you guys are great! Botielus is a very good musician!
~ Janet * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Thank YOU!!!!! I have been looking for you for years.
~ Malissa * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

The idea of a CD with background tracks of Marilyn songs is a coooool idea.
The quality of the musical arrangements and performance and the recording is excellent
for use by professional tribute artists and it's also perfect for amateurs
or anyone who wants to sing along as Marilyn to impress their friends or just have fun.
The music is excellent. Botielus is very good!
~ Danamo * Marilyn Monroe expert

I am very impressed with this CD. The songs are instantly recognizable.
Even an amateur like myself could follow along with ease.
I especially loved My Heart Belongs to Daddy! I can't wait for Volume 2!
~ Melinda * Marilyn Monroe fan / collector

I received your fabulous CD!! Thanks a million to you and Botielus for creating more songs for us tribute
artists. The karaoke market just doesn't understand a blonde with more songs, means more fabulousness!
I especially love When Love Goes Wrong Nothing Goes Right. Where else would you be able to find such an adorable song that no-one ever thinks to include on a Marilyn music CD! Can't wait to see Volume 2!
~ Jami * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

You have relieved me of a lot of stress about the lousy CDs they have out there for Marilyn.
Thanks very, very much. I am ever so grateful! Good luck, and keep in touch with anything that is new.
~ Cynthia * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

I was so very impressed with this CD.
The musical arrangements are lovely, and kept true to Marilyn's music.
The sound is just beautiful and the quality is impeccable.
It arrived in the color of the case I asked for and it arrived promptly and in perfect condition.
If you enjoy karaoke and sing a longs, or if you are a tribute artist for Marilyn, this is a great CD to get.
You will really enjoy it and have lots of fun with it.
~ Rhonda * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Received the CD yesterday and have to say it's fabulous and having lots of fun with it.
I had a singalong whilst I was cooking dinner last night and I was chopping onions to "Runnin Wild,"
dicing chicken to "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend,"
serving dinner to my hungry six year old to "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It",
then prepared a little dessert for my husband to "I Wanna Be Loved By You"!!!!!!!!! Haaaaa!!!!!!
Thanks Cybele and many thanks to to the very talented Botielus!!!
~ Laura * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Cybele and Botielus are making headlines-once again!
You have to get the new CD Cybele and Botielus just completed!
My favorite song is "File Claim". You will have to listen to all of the Marilyn songs to pick out "Your" favorite.
I was also impressed by the 36 second introductory drum solo by Botielus.
It's as if he's expecting Marilyn to do a striptease. Tee Hee! So, get the CD now!

~ Amy * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Hi Cybele, I got the Marilyn CD on Monday. I'm very happy with the music and learning more Marilyn songs! I really love "I'm Gonna File That Claim", "After You Get What You Want" and "I Wanna Be Loved By You". The drum intro is also very cute. I can't wait for the next CD! I'm always looking for ways to improve my performance.
~ Heidi * Marilyn Monroe tribute artist

Sonic details & Instrumentation

Botielus arranged the music and performed the songs on his KORG T3 EX

If you have any specific questions not covered in the FAQ area, please feel free to ask

Click here for original compositions by Botielus

Each CD is individually handmade.
"Marilyn Songs ~ Volume 1" is a limited edition run of CD-Rs.

Recordable CDs (CD-Rs) play on most CD players, but some older players won't play them. New equipment will!



Half a minute of va-va-voom drums as your intro
(Grabs their attention before you even make your grand entrance!)

Backing male voices for "Babba-daddas" on "Daddy"
(A girl can only handle so many "babba-dabbas" by herself)

An extra measure added to the beginning of "Diamonds"
(More time to sashay on stage!)

No long instrumental in the middle of "Loved by You"
(Your audience wants to hear you sing!)


Ordering & Payment Information

Each MarilynSongs CD is $30
plus $3 shipping within the United States
or $10 to anywhere in the world outside the United States!

We will mail your music to you via USPS 1st class,
usually the next business day after receiving your PayPal payment.

Please contact us with your location if you would like to have your CD sent Priority or Overnight,
and we will get back to you shortly thereafter with a price quote for your approval.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does the CD come with lyric sheets?
A: We don't offer lyric sheets at this time. However, the lyrics are readily available on the Internet. The arrangements of these songs are true to the original versions on the Marilyn Monroe albums: "Never Before & Never Again" & "The Magic Collection".

Q: Why doesn't the CD come with lyric sheets?
A: The cost of licensing the lyrics in addition to the music would make the cost of this CD prohibitive to you the consumer.

Q: I have a karaoke machine. Will this CD show words to sing along with if I play it on that?
A: This is purely an audio CD. It is not in CDG format and will not display words on your karaoke machine.

Q: I only need a few of these songs. Can you make a special CD just for me of just the songs I want?
A: We are sorry that we cannot offer custom CDs for you. Our licensing agreement prohibits selling these songs separate from this particular album format. The only exception is the "Drums Intro" (the 1st cut) because it is Botielus' own composition.

Q: I live in the United States. How much is shipping to me?
A: Shipping to anywhere in the United States is an additional $3.

Q: I do not live in the United States. How much is shipping to my country?
A: Shipping to anywhere in the world outside the United States is an additional $10.

Q: When will you release Volume 2?
A: There is no set date at this time. We will be notifying everyone who purchases Volume 1 when Volume 2 is released.

Q: What songs will be on Volume 2?
A: That has not yet been determined. Please feel free to make a request. Songs that receive the most requests are more likely to be done first. Each song took an average of 35 hours for Botielus to complete, so your particular request might not be done immediately unless he is commissioned specifically.

Q: The web site says this is a "limited edition" - how do I know you have any left?
A: This item is currently in stock and we assure you that your order will be filled!

Q: Are the CDs CD-G compatible?
A: We believe so, although no lyrics will display. We haven't tested them playing in karaoke CD-G players, but a few sales were to persons using them this way, and we haven't heard any complaints! Please let us know!


Contact Information


(702) 882-1864

Botielus & Cybele
PO Box 60293
Las Vegas NV 89160-0293


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