We want to try to add a couple songs that are normally female fronted...simply for the sake of doing it to continue to "push the envelope" and add as much variety as possible. Don't care if they are standards or not, really. Just want cool ideas. A couple ideas we have so far are
Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
Never Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
We're expecting to have to mess with these and change keys and stuff...but it should be a fun challenge.
Aside: On the topic of "pushing the envelope"...I posted a thread a while back on if having someone that could rap was essential in this today's environment...well it turns out that person is me. I've totally embraced it and I've gotten great response. I was concerned simply that the tone of my voice wasn't right for it, all the while knowing I was actually good with the words, timing, and inflection. Bust a Move, Gettin Jiggy Wit It, and It's Tricky have all been working great, even getting great response in (don't take this the wrong way) a couple downtown Detroit venues with a VERY "urban" crowd. I just think that if they're diggin' it...I gotta be doing a pretty solid job! On deck for hip hop type songs are It Wasn't Me by Shaggy and hopefully Good Feelin' by Flo Rida. I expect these to work great pretty much everywhere (except Shaggy will be off the setlist for weddings!)
2nd Aside: Anybody do Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung? We were in the mood to add another 80s song and we talked about Your Love (no...still don't do that one)...but we thought this might be better. Could be a cool opener, especially for weddings. Pile on the cheese...everybody eats it up.