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Classic Rock basic set list

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Newby6string, Jan 29, 2020.


  1. Newby6string

    Newby6string

    Jan 29, 2020
    Any recommendations for a basic classic rock set list(s)? I would like to eventually join a band to play out and I know there are a few standard classic rock songs you need to have down pat.
     
  2. Gustopher

    Gustopher

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    This thread will get big. Here are a handful that our crowds always love.

    Take It Easy - Eagles
    Honkey Tonk Women - Stones
    Sweet Home Alabama - Skynyrd
    Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
     
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  3. Newby6string

    Newby6string

    Jan 29, 2020
    Take It Easy - Eagles
    Honkey Tonk Women - Stones
    Sweet Home Alabama - Skynyrd
    Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC[/QUOTE]
     
  4. Newby6string

    Newby6string

    Jan 29, 2020
    Yeah, I kinda of thought this thread would generate a lot of comments as there are alot of set lists out there...lol!
     
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  5. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    My recommendation: google DJs' top 200 requested songs for last year. Go through the list and work on all the songs that suit your preferred genre (classic rock, in this case). They'll generally be the most in-demand stuff for a cover band to know.
     
  6. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    You can also use the search feature; this and similar topics have been covered a lot. You can check out classic rock compilations and see which tunes keep coming up. You can go see classic rock bands to see what’s popular in your area. Answer ads and request a list. Lots of ways.
     
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  7. Newby6string

    Newby6string

    Jan 29, 2020
    Good idea. Thanks
     
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  8. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Funny it didn't get big - especially considering there was just a thread complaining about TB threads getting too big - but in one way it's kind of an unanswerable question. There's just so much out there and a gazillion people all have their own lists.

    Well, for what it's worth, here's a (slightly older) version of my classic rock cover band's set list - including an appendix with stuff we (OK, mostly me) were brainstorming adding a few months back.

    EDIT: I should comment, that in a classic rock band, I hate when bands try to sell it as "Your favorites... with a twist!" Which usually means they pretend that having a couple of obscure deep cuts makes them unique and different from all the other bands that play the standards, with a couple obscure deep cuts. Not everything on our list is totally bog-standard, but we pitch ourselves as just classic hard rock, played the way it should be played. And we make no bones about choosing songs because they go over and cutting them if they don't. Pretty much none of the obscure stuff in the "suggestions" list has made it to gig sets: what has, has been songs like Pump It Up, Are You Gonna Be My Girl and Give It Away.

    SET I
    Ramble On
    Young Lust
    Limelight
    Mississippi Queen
    Exes and Ohs
    American Girl
    Far Behind
    Black Velvet
    Last Child
    Heavy
    Man in a Box
    Flying High Again
    I Hate Myself for Loving You

    SET II
    Eruption/You Really Got Me
    Panama
    Fight for Your Right
    Honky Tonk Woman
    Trampled Underfoot
    Jumpin Jack Flash
    Kryptonite
    Dirty Deeds
    Just a Girl
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Play that Funky Music
    Superstition
    I Want You to Want Me
    Country Girl Shake it for Me

    SET III
    Love Me Two Times (Doors)
    White Rabbit
    I’m the Only One
    Immigrant Song
    Walk this Way
    Rebel Yell
    Fire Woman
    Roadhouse Blues
    Long Cool Woman
    One Thing Leads to Another
    The Ocean
    Summer of 69
    Sweet Home Alabama
    TNT

    Suggestions:
    Altar of the King
    Say What You Will (Fastway)

    Photograph (Def Leppard)

    Under the Overpass (Koritni)
    Stuck in the Middle With You (Stealer’s Wheel)
    Hard to Handle (Black Crowes)
    I Thank You (ZZ Top)
    Paris (Grace Potter)
    Get It On (T. Rex)
    Foxey Lady (Hendrix)
    Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong (Spin Drs.)
    Give It Away (RHCP)
    Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
    You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
    Take Me To the River (Talking Heads)
    Beast of Burden (Stones)
    Tighten Up (Black Keys)
    Suffragette City (Bowie)
    Hello I Love You (Doors)
    Heaven (Los Lonely Boys)
    Lady Madonna (Beatles)
    Should I Stay or Should I Go (Clash)
    Need You Tonight (INXS)
    Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
    Bang the Drum all Day (Rundgren)
    I Will Follow (U2)
    Two Hearts Beat as One (U2)
    Good (Better than Ezra)
    Figure It Out (Royal Blood)
    You Shook Me All Night Long (ACDC)
    Supermassive Black Hole (Muse)
    All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)
    End of the World as We Know It (REM)
    No One Knows (QOTSA)
    Hash Pipe (Weezer)
    I Want Candy (Bo Diddley Medley?)
    All About that Bass (Trainor)
    No Rain (Blind Melon)
    House Party (J Geils)
    Godzilla (BOC)
    Been Caught Stealing (Jane’s Addiction)
    One Week (Barenaked Ladies)
    Short Skirt Long Jacket (Cake)
    Pump It Up (Elvis Costello)
    Lump (PotUSA)
    Suddenly I See (KT Tunstall)

    And a couple of Jon’s obscure “vanity” picks -
    Ben Miller Band, Akira Kurosawa ()
    Samantha Fish, Bulletproof
    ()
    Seratones, Don’t Need It
    ()
     
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  9. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
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  10. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    '60s-'70s Beatle-centric classic rock band. This is our songlist of just about everything we play. Obviously not all at one gig...lol. We also do a few Collective Soul tunes because we like Collective Soul.

    Song List



    • REVOLVER SONG LIST; BEATLES
    • All My Loving
    • And I Love Her
    • Back In The U.S.S.R.
    • Ballad of John & Yoko
    • Birthday
    • Come Together
    • Day Tripper
    • Glass Onion
    • Helter Skelter
    • Hey Bulldog
    • I Am The Walrus
    • I Feel Fine
    • I Saw Her Standing There
    • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    • I Want You
    • Let It Be
    • Long & Winding Road
    • Revolution
    • Taxman
    • The End
    • Things We Said Today
    • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band-reprise
    • Slow Down
    • With A Little Help From My Friends
    • Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
    • You Can’t Do That
    • You Know My Name (Look Up my Number)

    • BEATLES MEDLEY
    • #1- You Know My Name, Glass Onion,
      Hey Bulldog, I Am The Walrus
    • #2- I Want You, Helter Skelter, Ballad of John & Yoko,
      The End, Sgt. Pepper (reprise)
    • #3- Please, Please Me, All My Lovin, Hard Days Night,
      Can't Buy Me Love, Tell Me Why, 8 Days A Week

    • ROLLING STONES MEDLEY
    • Paint It Black, Satisfaction, Jumpin Jack Flash

    • DOOBIE BROTHERS MEDLEY
    • Black Water, Jesus is Just Alright,
      China Grove, Long Train Runnin, Listen To The Music
    • REVOLVER SONG LIST; 60’s and Early 70’s
    • 19th Nervous Breakdown – Rolling Stones
    • All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
    • American Girl – Tom Petty
    • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
    • Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
    • Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
    • Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
    • Calling Dr. Love – KISS
    • Cheap Sunglasses – ZZ Top
    • China Grove - Doobie Brothers
    • Closer To Home (I'm Your Captain) - Grand Funk Railroad
    • Closer To The Heart - Rush
    • Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
    • December – Collective Soul
    • Good Lovin' - Young Rascals
    • Hand Me Down World - The Guess Who
    • Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin
    • I Don’t Need No Doctor – Humble Pie
    • I Got A Line On You – Spirit
    • I’m Thankin You - Revolver
    • Immigrants Song – Led Zeppelin
    • In Summer - Revolver
    • Jesus Is Just Alright – Doobie Brothers
    • Jet - Wings
    • Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
    • Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders
    • Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees
    • La Grange - ZZ Top
    • Lay Down Rambler - Revolver
    • Limelight - Rush
    • Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers
    • Livin, Lovin Maid – Led Zeppelin
    • Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull
    • Long Cool Woman - The Hollies
    • Long Train Runnin - Doobie Brothers
    • Me & Julio - Simon & Garfunkel
    • No Matter What – Badfinger
    • No Money Blues - Revolver
    • Ohio – C.S.N.Y.
    • Over The Hills & Far Away – Led Zeppelin
    • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
    • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    • Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
    • Ride My Seesaw - Moody Blues
    • Rock n Roll Hoochiekoo - Rick Derringer
    • Rocket Man - Elton John
    • Runnin Down a Dream - Tom Petty
    • Same Old Song & Dance…Aerosmith
    • Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    • Saturday Night's Alright - Elton John
    • Shine - Collective Soul
    • Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton
    • Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
    • Story In Your Eyes - Moody Blues
    • Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
    • Summer In The City - Lovin Spoonful
    • Surfin USA - Beach Boy
    • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
    • Temptation Eyes - Grass Roots
    • The Seeker - The Who
    • Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    • What Is & What Should Never Be – Led Zeppelin
    • White Room - Cream
    • Wild Horses – Rolling Stones
    • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
    • Working Man – Rush
    • World I Know - Collective Soul
     
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  11. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Gonna pull stuff out of the above lists that pretty much every cover band I've been in has done or at least been able to play. I'll try to add a couple, too:

    • American Girl
    • Honky Tonk Woman
    • Jumpin Jack Flash
    • Kryptonite
    • Dirty Deeds
    • Just a Girl
    • Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    • Play that Funky Music
    • Superstition
    • I Want You to Want Me
    • Country Girl Shake it for Me
    • Walk this Way
    • Rebel Yell
    • Roadhouse Blues
    • Summer of 69
    • Sweet Home Alabama
    • Stuck in the Middle With You (Stealer’s Wheel)
    • Hard to Handle (Black Crowes)
    • Foxey Lady (Hendrix)
    • Give It Away (RHCP)
    • Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
    • Beast of Burden (Stones)
    • Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
    • You Shook Me All Night Long (ACDC)
    • Hash Pipe (Weezer)
    • Birthday (Beatles)
    • Come Together
    • I Saw Her Standing There
    • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    • Satisfaction
    • Jumpin Jack Flash
    • Chine Grove
    • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
    • Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
    • Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
    • Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
    • China Grove - Doobie Brothers
    • Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
    • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    • Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
    • Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    • White Room - Cream
    • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
    • Mustang Sally
    • Rock and Roll All Night
    • Pour Some Sugar
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
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  12. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    A few songs I’ve played in most every cover band
    Jenny Jenny
    American girl
    Are you gonna go my way
    Hurts so good
    Bad fish
    Brass in pocket
    Don’t stop believing
    Higher Ground
    I love rock and roll
    I want you to want me
    Just like Heaven
    Kryptonite
    The middle
    My Sherona
    Play that Funky Music
    Rebel Yell
    Taking care of bidness
     
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  13. Newby6string

    Newby6string

    Jan 29, 2020
     
  14. Newby6string

    Newby6string

    Jan 29, 2020
    Thank you!
     
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