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Covers from this century!

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Fishheadjoe, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. I'm in a rock band that plays songs from the 60's up to including today's current songs. One rule we have is that the songs must be danceable andstill work in a four piece rock band.
    I'm hoping to get suggestions from folks regarding danceable rock tunes that are fairly current, like songs from this century. If I could test the patience of this group, could you please suggest some songs that are working for you?
    Here's our current song list, to give you an idea of what we do.
    All Summer Long - Kid Rock
    Bad Case Of Loving You - Robert Palmer
    Basket Case - Green Day
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
    Blow At High Dough - Tragically Hip
    Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
    Bounce - Danko Jones
    Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
    Come A Little Closer - Road Gravy
    Cough Syrup - Young The Giant
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
    Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
    Fortune Son - CCR
    Hard To Explain - Strokes
    Hurts So Good - John Cougar
    I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
    I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
    Interstate Love Song - STP
    Jenny Jenny - Tommy Tutone
    Keep On Loving Me Baby - Colin James
    Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
    Last Night - Strokes
    Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
    Let's Shake - Teenage Head
    Lips Of An Angel - Hinder
    Little Sister - Metal Elvis
    Love Her Madly - Doors
    Machinehead - Bush
    Mr. Brightside - Killers
    Mr. Brownstone - GnR
    No Matter What - Bad Finger
    Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
    Ring Of Fire - Social Distortion
    Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
    Rolling In The Deep - Adele / Black Stone Cherry
    Runaway - Del Shannon / Queen
    Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty
    She Sells Sanctuary - Cult
    Somebody Told Me - Killers
    Squeeze Box - Who
    Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
    Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
    Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
    Tush - ZZ Top
    Tweeter and the Monkey Man - Headstones
    Until The Sun Comes - Rival Sons
    You May Be Right - Billy Joel
    You Really Got Me - Van Halen

    Many thanks for the suggestions!
  2. kikstand454


    Sep 28, 2012
    Great set list!

    I started a thread similar to this a year back or so........has some good suggestions....


    Some modern country might work for you. Its current and is really just rock like mellencamp and Bryan Adams.
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    We do a few songs that are post 2000 that are not originals, most of our covers are from the 90s. We are a prog rock trio.

    Foo Fighters - The Pretender & Everlong, the former requires lots of backups
    Porcupine Tree - Blackest Eyes
    Slash - Standing in the sun
    Pearl Jam - Mind Your Manners
    Stone Temple Pilots - Out of Time
    Creed - What If
    Arkells - The Boss Is Comin' (Possibly CANCON...)
    Big Wreck - The Oaf (CANCON?)
    Danko Jones - Regrets (Did he break the US market? Bigger in Europe than here at home, great high energy rock from his whole catalog)

    My drummer insists on covering current songs to impress our local rock station even though their programming director views the station as a classic rock station and our number one local station is a classics station. (This fact speaks volumes about my city's musical tastes)

    You've got some great choices in there for the record.

    EDIT: Just noticed your location...probably could have left out the CANCON mentions...
  4. Thanks for the link... interesting suggestions there.