The opening is classic 80's fun, it has great guitar, a good dance beat and it's an overall crowd pleaser. This is a solid list but I have a reauest... Could you make a Country list as well? Just sayin. The 27-song set was ... Read more. You'll find this box in the lower-left side of the window. “She’s Gone” by Daryl Hall & John Oates was born old school. Not every band will play all of these songs. It's also a tune that can be stretched out and jammed on if the band needs to fill up some set time. Select a different song from your library and then Lyric Pad will jump back to the same set list position afterwards Key features. ‘Have A Nice Day’ is one of the lighter songs from the Welsh rock band, making it a popular song to cover earlier on in the set for our wedding bands. You think these songs are soul-less? It's difficult to say who has performed the quintessential version of "Mustang Sally," but the basic structure remains the same in each recording. It works. It's the most downloaded song of the 20th century and the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history. Again, it's not really a rock song, but it's an extremely popular song and it gets folks dancing. Ronald E Franklin from Mechanicsburg, PA on January 28, 2014: As someone who grew up listening to R&B, what strikes me is how few of these song I've even heard of, let alone heard sung. Or so they always told us. Know it. Upbeat yet smooth. As a band leader/lead vocalist/bassist of a cover band for the last 20 years or so, I have to put in MTCW. Zola Jesus has shared a cover of the Armenian folk song “Krunk.” Proceeds from the Bandcamp exclusive single will go toward the Armenia Fund, … Thanks! As one of the commenters said, learn a lot of songs from different genres, and adapt your song list accordingly. This list is probably intended as a "bread-and-butter" list for a musician looking for work. Everybody Wants to Rule the World/Tears for Fears? This tune is singable, danceable, and works well in a medley with songs like "R.O.C.K. Aside from this hit, "Walk This Way," the 1975 release also featured "Sweet Emotion" (another cover band favorite) and helped the band break into the mainstream. Guitar Hero World Tour has released, spreading the full band experience to even more living rooms across the world. Turn on any classic rock radio station and you can hear these ad nauseum. Creators participating in the YouTube Partner Program can share revenue from eligible cover song videos on YouTube, once music publisher owners claim those videos. It rocks from start to finish, and is a great upbeat song to include in your set. This is basically a 12-bar blues tune, played with ferocity and fire. I totally agree that most of these songs are overplayed, and that it would be nice if we could play interesting and elegant songs in cover bands, and sometimes we can. Find out who performed the original version of a particular song, or who covered or sampled that song. If there isn't any cover art for your selected song(s), this box will be blank. People freaked out; turnarounds all over the bar the instant I started with, "Now what you hear is not a test." Don't just ask people what they want to hear, but ask and then LEARN it if you don't know it already. Although "Heaven" and "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" were his best selling singles, they're much better suited for a wedding band or corporate event. grew up listening to all of these songs and they still have an overpowering effect on me. This is the song that exemplifies the spirit and mood of the mid-'90s rock culture. Every (and I am serious here) EVERY single cover band plays the same tunes. Would you really want to play bon jovi in a club, bar etc.? Attracting young, cute girls into a club gets more guys to come, which leads to more alcohol sales. This was Benatar's biggest hit, back in 1980, and still remains popular with the party crowd. Next, you … Need 4 more minutes to fill out a 45-minute set? Great "pro tips" as well. Anytime your band plays this song, you're guaranteed to have a captive and appreciative audience. That's the blues for you, and this song epitomizes blues-rock for most casual music fans. (2) strip the song structure to its basic elements to showcase the raw components that make the song compelling. I recorded the whole album with covers on my favorite songs. Our band plays several different venues locally; however, we are finding that the patronage at each venue is slightly different and each requires a slightly different set list. ... (especially if it’s a cover), stories about how the song was written or what inspired it and even a few tried and tested jokes can all be great ways to avoid an awkward silence and get that extra bit of audience interaction. From the 1980 multi-platinum masterpiece, Back in Black, "You Shook Me All Night Long" remains one of the band's biggest hits, and is performed by cover bands all over the world. # 24, Kiss, R&R all night party every day. This tune is always a crowd-pleaser and the simple two-chord structure lends the song well to extended medleys. Now that I've found this place, I shall return. I'm not suggesting that these songs should be your set list. Great list! 24.11.2020. So listen to your audience. Cover Songs by bensongs published on 2014-03-09T11:18:41Z. Play this title track from the last AC/DC album featuring singer Bon Scott and guys will throw up the horns, chicks will head-bang, and everybody will sing the chorus. Classic rock is dead unless youre in a biker bar & even then youll see an inked up bearded dude digging bruno mars or (sic) all about that bass. I would like to have an option to list cover songs of the current song. But Neil Diamond??? Steve Witschel (author) from New Orleans, LA on July 03, 2015: Well, Brian...I'm a successful musician and I play covers. Right-click the cover art. 'Cause I don't. It's hard to say who's fault it is...every cover band and musician for playing the same songs, or the crowd for wanting to hear them. Rush released its eponymous debut album in March 1974. (Here's a tip for drummers, the song starts on the and of three.). It's no wonder that "Don't Stop Believin'" takes the top spot. Hi. Any musician or band worth it's salt knows you play music that moves you, you don't pander to a crowd. "Can't Get Enough" is a good song for the first set. Lmao! A great list. Wow! Sue Minot from Wellington, New Zealand on February 25, 2015: Hi there. This is a list of cover versions by music artists who have recorded one or more songs written and originally recorded by English rock band The Beatles.Many albums have been created in dedication to the group, including film soundtracks, such as I Am Sam (2001) and Across the Universe (2007) and commemorative albums such as Sgt. I'm not suggesting that these songs should be your setlist. It’s time to own that song and give it your own spin. Darrell Kindley from Fort Worth, TX on April 04, 2016: what some critics/people aren't remembering or recognizing is that while some of these songs may seem "worn out" or overplayed it doesn't mean that it applies to the audience. When girls ask to hear Def Leppard, they're talking about "Pour Some Sugar on Me." You must know it—and know it correctly. Seger's late-'70s hit was made popular by the 1983 Tom Cruise flick Risky Business, and "Old Time Rock & Roll" still remains a rock-radio and party-crowd staple today. Joan Jett's version of "I Love Rock and Roll" is actually a cover itself (the original was written by the band Arrows in 1975) but was made insanely popular in the early '80s, largely due to MTV exposure. "Prayer" is one of the most beloved hair-metal tunes. Not necessarily a problem for a covers band, but could be a problem if you're billing yourself as a 'classic rock covers band'. Leave out the negativity unless it's constructive. Synth and keyboard sound libraries, patches, programs, combinations and performances for the Korg Kronos, Yamaha Montage, MODX and the Roland Fantom ideal … This list is spot on! We may earn a commission from these links. But, I definitely prefer the bands on this list than any RnB list. (Follow the playlist on Spotify! It's easy to sing along to and every girl loves it. Things didn't go as George Orwell envisioned. Half of these up there own arse types playing 3 chord crap they write and can feel lol .empty any bar . A lot of musicians will roll their eyes when a band leader suggests playing "Brown Eyed Girl," but the truth is that music fans (both serious and casual) will sing along, no matter where you are. When you're in a cover band, your job is to please the audience. As Elton John's farewell tour continues -- the three-year extravaganza he's calling Farewell Yellow Brick Road -- you may wonder what songs he's playing from his 50-year career. Is there anything more exciting that a great musician reinterpreting a classic song? Right-click the cover art. Maybe the last set you could turn it up. I'd like to see what your list would look like for wedding/party dance bands. I can assure you that there are many more talented, happy and successful musicians playing in good cover bands than there are in original bands. Your Love - Golfclub ft. BEN by bensongs published on 2014-03-09T11:12:48Z. Run, Run, Run - THE THIRD RAIL (Mono) (June 1967 US 7" single on Epic 5-10191, A-side) 24. It's true that some of the greatest songs are born in the simplest moments. If I played these 50 songs tomorrow in my city, I would never be asked back. Some of the songs on this particular list are heavily produced with keyboards etc so wouldn't be easy to do with lead and rhythm guitar, bass and drums in the honky tonk bars! Add lyrics to any song. But as many have said, people just want to hear something familiar. A rob thomas song, whereas the band santana has so many better songs than smooth with rob thomas. They want to hear the songs they (and the rest of the crowd) know the words too. That's great. This is a great crossover tune, as it works well at clubs, parties, weddings, and pretty much any live cover band show. Steve Witschel (author) from New Orleans, LA on January 31, 2016: This is not intended to be a set list. My band plays none of these regularly, and only 3 under duress. You RnB people have your genre. But to be able to be versatile enough to step into a situation and perform with very little work with a certain band, this list covers a lot of ground. Steve Perry can sing circles around just about anybody you can muster up as a so-called vocalist. I play in a covers band and we do a few of these songs. But I have a low, whiskey-and-cigarette voice, so I sing mostly guy songs and can scream like Steven Tyler. Excellent post and very cool list. in the U.S.A." by John Mellencamp and "On the Darkside" by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Sign In Listen Now ... Travis Scott’s Astronomical Set List Apple Music. Thanks for the feedback! It's easy and fun and it showcases the vocalist's pipes. I'd add "Needles & Pins" & "So You Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star". “When we sat down and tried to put a balanced set list together, that seemed like be a fun one to throw into the mix rather than the make-as-much-noise-as-possible St. Anger version of the song. "Wanted, Dead or Alive" gets the whole crowd singing along. So many musicians have trouble understanding performance music vs showcasing of talents. With that said, here are our top picks for the best R&B covers of rock and pop songs. You shouldn’t have four slow songs followed by four fast songs. It's part of the job. People thank us for that on a regular basis. This song is always a winner. Check out our list of the Best Cover Songs Of All Time… A good cover song should do one of four things: (1) radically change the song structure to bring new life to the tune. By the same token, don't think you're gonna roll up into the Bluebird Cafe and blow em away with Sweet Home Alabama. 24 gold and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records later, the band is only third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Got to the bottom of the list and a commercial came on tv playing journeys don't stop believing lol. Success is not limited to just those who write and create music. The Cover Band offers an extensive song list and can perform a variety of styles depending on the occasion. It's a classic and the dance floor will be packed with the opening notes. We all want to rule the world, yeah! Every single one of these songs has been PLAYED TO DEATH and if I NEVER hear ANY of them ever again it will be to soon. Just make sure you are targeting the right venue. "The 20/20 Experience" is set … I recommend this list for anyone wanting to be successful in this line of "work." If you're in a cover band, no one cares who you are or what you like. This was the band's second-biggest hit, surpassed only by "Born to Be Wild" (an obvious choice for the biker lot), and does well to loosen up the crowd. from at least one person in the crowd.). That being said, I think this is a wonderful list and I enjoyed reading it along with the writers comments. We cover everything from modern hits to classics, including songs by John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, John Legend, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper, Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and … New York Post put together their unranked top 100 all time covers, and of course it’s a … How about Blondie, The Pretenders, Heart!! There's a good reason that bands still play these songs and that people want to hear them. Oh well, I guess I'll keep my trumpet packed away a little longer. Sometimes it works great—and sometimes it tanks—but it's one you definitely need to know. Song Catalog. Okay... now I seeing why. That may sound like a small number, but you try getting 2500 people (working in many, many different genres) to agree on … hub-DanielKennedy from Adelanto, California on June 02, 2014: Thanks for this. Worse comes to worse, whatever you don't want to play, put on in between sets. After a few beers, I doubt the ones that have are going to care (if it is a good band) that they have heard it a million times before. Music is for everyone to enjoy...in any way they wish to enjoy it. The setlist had songs off their most recent album All Ashore and 2015's The Phosphorescent Blues, opening up the show with deep cut "Little Lights." The Song Buffer drop-down list (top right) can add 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 45,r 60, 75 or 90 seconds per song to help provide an accurate calculation of total set duration. As a matter of fact, cover bands can be great fun to go and see. Ric 4001 and a Precision, Sunn bass amp. It's a pretty reliable crowd-pleaser no matter what the gig. 23 Cover Songs By Your Favorite Artists That Just Might Be Better Than The Originals From Ed Sheeran to Kelly Clarkson to 5SOS, sit back and watch these masters slay. (You will also find this one on the list of the "Top 50 '90s Rock Songs for a Cover Band. If you play a musical instrument, you have to know this one. You could clear them off to make room for the likes of some other great songs like 'Freebird', 'Hotel California', 'Carry on Wayward Son', 'Satisfaction', 'Don't bring me down' (ELO). I've got a lot of songs to enjoy listening to know as well as picking up my guitar for a jam! I have no problem with artists who do a cover of a song in concert, or because they are just starting out and don't have enough original material of their own for a full set of songs. I read this post via a Bass player's Facebook group of which I am a member, and I have to confess a slight affront to all bassists evrywhere that love a nice, sinewy mid-rangey tone - Yes, the song has one of the most AWESOMEST keyboard intros ever, BUT - whip out the Bassline towards the end of a raucous bar gig, and in 4 bars or less of the melody, nobody cares if there's a keyboardist in the band or not - nail the meaty mids & drunken patrons are singing along to JUST THE BASS LINE ! Hokus Bonus. Either way, useful list. Sometimes a great cover is a faithful rendition, borne out of love and respect for the original track. I find that most people seem to favor the music that they liked and listened to when they were between the ages of 15 and 25 (give or take)...regardless of how old they are now. Contains tracks. This is another great sing-along for the crowd ("Ride Sally, ride!"). But if you're not ready to play that song, "Any Way You Want It" is an acceptable alternative. It's one that guitar players learn when they're just starting out, due to its easy three-chord structure, and it's one that every band knows how to play. Great job, Steve. I would guess that most of people bashing the list are still wet behind the ears, so to speak, and have not yet learned the things that a lot of us have. "Don't Stop" has one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock, and one of the most memorable, singable, and inspirational choruses in popular music. Others completely reimagine the original tune, rendering it almost unrecognizable (in a good way). that is the list of songs to NOT play ! It seems like it would be a fun song for the musicians also! Go listen to Otis Redding's original version and tell me it isn't 10 million times funkier and better. "American Girl"—Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 43. Interesting comments. This is a very reasonable list of songs for a local cover band to pull from. they all sound the same anyway :). I just turned 70 and I’m still playing regularly. This is most likely because it allows us to maintain a certain degree of our youth. Paul Jellicoe from Neston, UK on May 01, 2016: Fair few standards, but then some appear and you're like 'of course,' Brilliant hub man, really enjoyed it! Yes, I've played "Smooth" with several bands and it's a great tune that goes over well. Because, "without love, where would you be now?". "What I Like About You"—The Romantics, 42. If there's a bachelorette party in the crowd, this is a great tune to get the girls dancing and singing. It also boasts a chorus that people can't help themselves to sing along with. Most nights we also get asked ' Do you do any Foo fighters mate?'. Any song that encourages people to drink makes your employer happy. The intro to Led Zeppelin's Rock And Roll is tough timing wise unless you know this one tip: Think the guitar intro to Johnny B Goode. 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