Hoodo Guru's- what's my scene
Paul kelly-To her door
Mental as anything-Nips are getting bigger
Mental as anything- To many times
Van Morrison-Bright Side Of The Road
Okay, I'm not sure if any of these are your style, but these are some songs the crowds have gotten really into for our band (and we're a metal band, so short of arrangements, they don't mind the change of style):
1) Keep Your Hands To Yourself-Georgia Sattelites
2) Sgt. Baker-Primus
3) I Know Somethin' ('bout You)-Alice In Chains
4) Play That Funky Music White Boy (really good with a heavy arrangement)-Wild Cherry
5) F**g An Animal-Gwar
6) F**g An Altarboy (Catholic Remix)
That's all I can think of now, hope that helps. ;D
Everyone is royalty in their own mind.
in terms of easy stuff it dont get much better than ramones songs - dont come close is always a goodie - got nice warmth to it. err + roadrunner - an early punk song by the modern lovers is good. its a 2 chorder but has good tempo, kickass drumming + has been covered by loadsa good bands (sex pistols etc).
another good thing might be just to find something with a real hvy bassline. just to shake folk up a little.
but in the end play anything that fits the age profile/tastes of your crowd
HERES A FEW
tHEN I SAW HER FACE SMAHMOUTH STYLE
DANIEL ELTON JOHN/AS PLYED BY FUEL
MY OWN WORST ENEMY LIT
SHORT SKIRT LONG JACKET CAKE
Certain songs work in certain places.I never have understood why people stay stuck in one musical style,but it shall be this way forever.To stay working one must learn different styles.So my list is varied,here goes.
1. Brown Eyed Girl.......chicks always go for this one
2. You never called me by my name........rednecks
3. Play That Funky Music........you can rock this one hard
4. Wonderful Tonight.......a slow one that works always
5. Kryptonite.............I know....but it works
6. Any George Strait tune.........rednecks Part 2
Wouldn't it be nice if we could play our original music and be liked for doing so.I play for a living,mostly in clubs and lounges and still see the people look only for the cover crap....................
Do you have a problem wiht Kyrptonite, or even 3 doors down, an awesome song by an aweosme and I think you would be a fool to mock it, if you are! Oh yah and you should try and play evenflow by Do the evolution, or evenflow both by pearl jam, great crowd songs!
I would say that you need to play to the girls. They get the guys out there on the dance floor which I think is the most fun. I would stay away from the metal type songs.
Ones I found that worked:
1. Brown Eyed Girl
2. Hard To Handle - Black Crowes version
3. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett (most of his stuff goes over well in the bars)
4. Surrender - Cheap Trick
5. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
6. Birthday - Beatles (always know this song even if you don't play it every time out. Chances are it will be someones birthday)
7. Messin' with the Kid - Blues Brothers version.
Well that's a couple of songs. Damn I need to get the band back together. LOL
Sometimes in life you get shown the light,
In the strangest of places if you look at it right.
Metallica's Seek and Destroy or Black Sabbath's Iron Man...everybody loves that one.
What about the Ramones - Lets go, Sex pistols - Anarchy in the UK, or some other lesser known non-mainstream old school punk songs. That usually gets people going, if the venue allows for that kind of high energy release.
Smoke On The Water-Deep Purple
Something that always goes down well is a cover of a song that usually would not be played at that type of venue.
ex. when Incubus did a cover of TLC's No Scrubs.(Its a popular song most people have heard, and its funny cuz Incubus is doing it!)
Try for that approach to lighten the mood.
in terms of easy stuff it dont get much better than ramones songs
Oh hell ya! Blitzkreig Bop(Hey Ho Lets Go) always gets the crowd moving!
Brown Eyed Girl is definately a good cover, also these ones work well in my experience:
-No Rain by Blind Melon
-What's Up by 4 Non Blondes
-Sweet Home Alabama by Skynyrd
-Anything by Steve Miller
-Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
-Back In Black by ACDC
-Turn The Page (Metallica's version)
Anyway, it's the classic songs that people know that get them into it. I've played tons of bars and clubs and this has been my experience.
queen: bohemian rhapsody...although i'm not sure how much it would please the crowd. great song though, who's with me?
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