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Need suggestions for a good cover song to sing while playing bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by invader3k, Jan 9, 2013.


  1. OK, I will be first to admit I'm not the most talented vocalist, but I can hold my own decently. Right now in our current band, I sing two songs, a slightly punked up version of "500 Miles" by the Proclaimers and "59 Sound" by the Gaslight Anthem. I would like to add at least one more song to my repertoire. Any good suggestions? Would love to do something from the '80s if anyone has ideas.
     
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  3. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Colorado Springs, CO
    The first one I did consistently was "Authority Song" from John Cougar -- it's pretty simple, repetitive, and works on the dance floor pretty well.
     
  4. BigEarl

    BigEarl

    Sep 29, 2003
    Austin, TX
  5. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    A lot of songs from that era are just 1/8 notes plugging away. Shouldn't be too hard to find one.

    Anything John Cougar.
    Anything Tom Petty.
    Both easy to play. Both easy to sing.
     
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Wang Chung - To Live And Die In La
     
  7. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
    Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
     
  8. Nino D

    Nino D

    Oct 31, 2012
    Albany,NY
    Tom Sawyer-Rush
    Rock And Roll Night- Kiss
    Fade To Black - Metalica
     
  9. Breakdown - Tom Petty
    Hoochie Coochie Man: Muddy Waters

    About a million others...
     
  10. Same situation here, needed some easy songs to try out my singing and playing chops. I chose these:

    Story of My Life - Social Distortion
    The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn Band
    Need You Tonight - INXS
     
  11. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    You're All I've Got Tonight, by The Cars.

    That might be late 70s though.
     
  12. Oh, didn't see tthe 80's things. Sub out Hoochie with something by REM, Like Radio Free Europe, or the One I love. pop song '89.
     
  13. I like the Cars suggestion. We have been playing My Best Friend's Girl (me singing) for the last year. Goes over well.
     
  14. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I'd like it if I could get away with Bye, Bye Love or Candy-0, but I am in a 90s hard rock/alt type band. lol
     
  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Anything by the Baby's
     



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