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  • We need danceable rock songs we can add quickly! Help

    ok - looking for danceable rock tunes - current band is a four or five piece - two guitars, keys, drums and bass

    classic rock, blues and some funk is our current playlist - rolling stones, the who, black crowes, the cult, sly, allman brothers, romantics, clash, ramones. violent femmes, hendrix, lenny kravitz - here's a recent set list

    10-22-10 YMCA Party SETLIST

    SET ONE
    Statesboro Blues
    American Girl (J)
    Honky Tonk Women
    La Grange
    Remedy
    Carol
    Dead Flowers
    Can't Get Enough
    Miss Queen
    Sweet Jane
    Suffragette City (J)
    Sanctuary - The Cult
    Can't Explain
    Are You Gonna Go
    Remedy
    Good Times Bad Times (N)
    Fire
    Whipping Post

    SET TWO
    I Fought the Law
    Baba O'Riley
    Steppin' Stone
    Should I Stay (T)
    Are You Gonna Be My Grl
    What I Like About You
    Mony Mony (J)
    All Day and All Night
    Blister In the Sun
    Blitzkrieg Bop (T)
    Sedated (T)
    Basket Case (K)
    Mustang Sally (with girls)
    Play That Funky Music (J)
    Sly Song
    Brick house
    Word Up (J)
    Just What I Needed
    Sweet Emotion
    Sympathy for the Devil
    Rockin' in the Free World (J)

    Other Songs
    --------------------------
    Folsom Prison Blues
    Longview
    Ball and Chain
    Used to Love her
    Call Me the Breeze


    we are not opposed to playing almost anything, and the guys in the band are really good musicians, with some years playing (average band member age is 40ish)

    I am looking to add more danceable rock songs to our repertoire

    Just played a country club party Friday, and we are booked for a bar gig for this Friday - we wanted more dance music for the ladies, but just couldn't produce enough

    anyway, I'm looking for some easy to add danceable rock tunes, or just danceable tunes - I am trying to add a few that we can play with no rehearsal - yes, we are brave enough and maybe capable enough to pull it off (LOL!)

    I'll take any and all ideas - don't hold back!!!!!

    And thanks!
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    ok we wanted more dance music for the ladies, but just couldn't produce enough

    anyway, I'm looking for some easy to add danceable rock tunes, or just danceable tunes - I am trying to add a few that we can play with no rehearsal -


    a few pretty much sure-fire chick tunes that should require little/no rehearsal and work with pretty much all ages:

    Pour Some Sugar On Me
    Any Way You Want It
    You Shook Me All Night Long
    Sweet Home Alabama (gonna work 100 times better than "Call Me The Breeze")
    Shake Your Booty
    Billie Jean
    Walk This Way
    867-5309
    Jessie's Girl
    Brown Eyed Girl

    Reverse the order and make this your last set and there won't be a dry panty in the house.
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    • #3
      Mony Mony
      Twist and Shout
      I Saw Her Standing There
      Get Ready
      Heard It Through The Grapevine
      What I Like About You
      2 Princes
      What I Got

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      • #4
        Pretty Woman
        Hey Bartender (hate it but it works)
        Little Sister
        Shout (or Shout & Shimmy)
        The Kids Are Alright
        In The Mood
        Kazmir


        Be very careful with your setlist. They are all great songs but your current list might burn the crowd out pretty quickly. You will need to get the sets to flow. It isn't just the music that makes a successful band. When we started out 30 years ago we had almost your identical setlist. We have matured and learned how to get the crowd crazy then let them rest then slowly bring it back. It is not easy but it will pay huge dividends. Not just talking about adding slow stuff. It is about the flow of the set and of the night.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="2">&quot;The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.&quot;</font></b> - <i>Hunter S. Thompson</i><br />
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        • #5
          Pretty Woman
          Hey Bartender (hate it but it works)
          Little Sister
          Shout (or Shout & Shimmy)
          The Kids Are Alright
          In The Mood
          Kazmir


          Be very careful with your setlist. They are all great songs but your current list might burn the crowd out pretty quickly. You will need to get the sets to flow. It isn't just the music that makes a successful band. When we started out 30 years ago we had almost your identical setlist. We have matured and learned how to get the crowd crazy then let them rest then slowly bring it back. It is not easy but it will pay huge dividends. Not just talking about adding slow stuff. It is about the flow of the set and of the night.


          Led Zeppelins Kashmir?

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          • #6
            Yep. At the end of the night the crowds go nuts for it. Everybody ends up on the dance floor, even the guys that are too self conscious to dance earlier. In the Mood brings them out, too.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="2">&quot;The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.&quot;</font></b> - <i>Hunter S. Thompson</i><br />
            <br />
            Band promo shots on railroad tracks were cool in 1981...<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="facepalm" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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            • #7
              Yep. At the end of the night the crowds go nuts for it. Everybody ends up on the dance floor, even the guys that are too self conscious to dance earlier. In the Mood brings them out, too.


              This totally blows me away... I love the song, but it never struck me as one to get people up dancing. Especially chix!

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              • #8
                It is so recognizable and even the guys that didn't get up all night get up and dance. It surprised us too (we stole the idea from another local band). We stole Der Komissar from them too. Another great crowd song. We do it in a medley because it really isn't that great of a song but the crowd loves it.
                <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="2">&quot;The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.&quot;</font></b> - <i>Hunter S. Thompson</i><br />
                <br />
                Band promo shots on railroad tracks were cool in 1981...<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="facepalm" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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                • #9
                  Yep. At the end of the night the crowds go nuts for it. Everybody ends up on the dance floor, even the guys that are too self conscious to dance earlier. In the Mood brings them out, too.


                  Hmmm.... maybe it's more the fact that it's the end of the night, instead of some amazing draw of the song itself?

                  I mean, if it works for you, that's great...

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                  • #10
                    Billy Idol tunes are easy to dance to, Rebel Yell, Dancing with Myself.
                    If there are any strippers in the room, they know how to dance to Motley Crue's Girls, Girls, Girls.
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                    • #11
                      thanks for the ideas - good stuff, keep'em coming! = I'll be emailing this to bandmembers
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                      • #12
                        Hmmm.... maybe it's more the fact that it's the end of the night, instead of some amazing draw of the song itself?

                        I mean, if it works for you, that's great...


                        Very probable. Doesn't really matter as long as it works. I wouldn't have thought it would work and I doubt if we would attempt anywhere but mid way through the last set.
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="2">&quot;The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.&quot;</font></b> - <i>Hunter S. Thompson</i><br />
                        <br />
                        Band promo shots on railroad tracks were cool in 1981...<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="facepalm" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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                        • #13
                          Rock this Town - Stray Cats
                          Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
                          I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
                          Johnny B Goode / Route 66 / Kansas City
                          Miss You - Rolling Stones

                          Oldies but goodies like The Twist, Rock and Roll is Here to Stay, At the Hop,
                          Tequila, Wipeout
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                          • #14
                            Funky Cold Medina - Ton Loc
                            I Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

                            both of these pack the floor
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                            • #15
                              We stole Der Komissar from them too. Another great crowd song. We do it in a medley because it really isn't that great of a song but the crowd loves it.


                              WOW. that song really BOMBED with us about 6 years ago
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