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Cover songs (ugh) that Everyone Likes to Play/Hear


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So, some long-time friends of mine are moving the the other side of the country. We're gonna throw them a going away party and since we've done a lot of music-related things with them over the years, we're gonna play them out with a combination of some songs we've written with them along with some generic covers everyone can get into.

 

So we're rounding up a bunch of their friends to play with us, but many of them have different (Read: awful) choices for what we should be playing. So the question is what covers do you guys like to play just for fun for people. I.E. None of the br00talz:rawk: or anything, just some loose jams that everyone can dig on and have fun with (Johnny B. Goode anyone?). Shoot.

 

Oh, and Stairway and Freebird are out.:thu:

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At college, all the girls went crazy for "You Give Love a Bad Name".

 

And in HS, my jazz band would do a "cheezy rock song" at each concert... "Love Shack" was a favorite. You can definitely blow your pentatonic wad all over that one!

 

NOTE: These are definitely "awful" choices. Felt that was a strict criterion.

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Those are all great ideas, and for the record, this is definitely not supposed to be a serious concert that will make the audience weep. A few obviously cheesy songs are perfect, because if nothing else, the ones leaving will get the joke.

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I played covers in a band for about a decade in the 80s and 90s. Magic Carpet Ride was one that everyone always got up and danced for. All the GenXrs got worked up hearing Rebel Yell, Don't You (forget about me), and There She Goes. Jeezus, did I get sick of playing those songs; but now that it's been so long since I've gigged regularly, I would be delighted to play them again :facepalm:

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If you wanna make it fun, you should do some rap tunes ...... 'In the Club' by 50 Cent? 'Shake Your Money Maker' by Ludacris? Or go old school -- 'California Love' or 'Bitches Ain't {censored}' anyone?

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I think I'd have to draw the line at the Beastie Boys.

 

 

Oh yeah, Fight for you right to party is a stupidly fun (and really easy) song to cover. Did that one in college.

 

"Living at home is such a drag!" "Your mom threw away your best porno mag."

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NOBODY STEAL/MAKE FUN OF MY IDEA, but we do a punked up version of "I think we're alone now" by Tiffany. Just listen to it....you can feel that rockin' vibe.

 

 

it's by tommy james and the shondells originally, tiffany's version was a cover

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