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

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  1. invader3k

    invader3k Supporting Member

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    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.
  2. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
  3. BigEarl

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    Tequila.
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Richland123

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    Nino D

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  9. Basslice

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    Breakdown - Tom Petty
    Hoochie Coochie Man: Muddy Waters

    About a million others...
  10. CrewsControl

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    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

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    You're All I've Got Tonight, by The Cars.

    That might be late 70s though.
  12. Basslice

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    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. Basslice

    Basslice

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    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

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    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 Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    Anything by the Baby's

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