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Crowd fave cover songs??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jalepina, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. jalepina

    jalepina Guest

    Mar 6, 2002
    SW Colorado
    What cover songs have you played that got the crowd involved and out of their seats??
  2. The Bud Song (University of Wisconsin Marching Band)

    Free Bird!
  3. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Black Crowes' "Hard to Handle," Chili Peppers' "Give It Away," The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie," Tone Loc's "Wild Thing," Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" and most recently, Nickelback's "How You Remind Me."

    Oh yeah, a couple of our originals didn't do so badly either. ;)
  4. XToolX

    XToolX Guest

    Mar 12, 2002
    Warminster, PA
    Had good luck with a band called at the drive in. You might of heard "One Arm Scissor". Another good song is "Arcarsenol". Need a guitarist with lot of effects though. Rage, Tool, Funky Zep. But we dont do many covers these are just the favorites
  5. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    SOAD's Sugar always got the crowd going. Sabotage by the Beastie Boys too.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Louie Louie, Brown Eyed Girl and Born to be Wild get them going every time.
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Unless times have changed-
    Back when, "What I Like About You" always got people outta their seats.
    Played it in Rock bands, R&B bands, Top-40 bands, Alternative bands, etc...same result! ;)
  8. system of a downs chop suey always gets everyone up and moving around... another one everyone likea is basket case by greenday
  9. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    in most recent band/jams the songs that got crowds up @ basketball games where: Crazy Train[black sabbath/ozzy], Smooth Criminal [alien ant farm],& Hey Joe [hendrix] w/2 seniors {guitar & drums]. @ parties:[kids my own age] Smooth Criminal, 2002 Zarthustarevisited modified [modified from marching band arrangement], Dig [mudvayne], CrossFire [SRV] got a standing O from the clayton miller blues band :D thats all
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    In no particular order:

    Brown Eyed Girl
    Crazy Train
    Shook Me All Night Long
    Soul to Squeeze
    Jessie's Girl
    Sweet CHild of Mine
    Devil Went Down To Georgia
    Hurt's so Good

    There are others, but I can't think of em right now without a song list in front of me.
  11. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    'round here Sweet Home Alabama is pretty much a required selection. Other southern rock like the Black Crowes and Creedence do pretty well also. Say It Ain't So by Weezer, or pretty much any Weezer song for that matter usually gets a good reception.
  12. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Play That Funky Music (White Boy) - Wild Cherry
    Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
    Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
    Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    It seems as if people have been brain washed and immediately rush to the dance floor, whether they want to or not, when these songs are played :eek: .

    Also, my band is sooo sick of playing these songs that we only play them upon request, and we pray that no one requests them ;) .
  13. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Stuff that we play that ALWAYS gets the dance floor going:

    Soul Man - Sam & Dave
    Get Down Tonight - KC & Sunshine Band (even though our arrangement is VERY different than the original, ours is way funkier)
    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
    Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
    Brick House - Commodores
    Hey Bartender - Blues Brothers
    Messin With the Kid - Blues Brothers
    Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
    What is Hip? - Tower of Power
    Down to the Nightclub - Tower of Power
    Give Me The Proof - Tower of Power
    Gimmie Some Lovin - Blues Brothers
    Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
    Something - The Beatles
    Vehicle - Ides of March

    We play a bunch of other stuff that is real hit and miss depending on the crowd, but the above tunes always seem to get the dance floor moving. Hell, we had a bunch of bikers two-stepping to Weather Reports' "Birdland" at one of our last gigs (that was odd...).
  14. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    What I Like About You
    Jessie's Girl
    Should I Stay or Should I Go
    Blister in the Sun
    Sir Duke
    Brown Eyed Girl.

    If you don't know Brown Eyed Girl, I don't think you're allowed to play covers anymore.
  15. Very True....

    Another popular one, "Laid" by James
    and don't forget "September" Earth, Wind, and Fire.

    Ooh, "You Oughta Know" Alanis.(we have a female and a male singer)
  16. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    One person in the band will just kick into something and we will all follow along and the crowd really likes unplanned jams onstage. We like breaking into magic carpet ride. Its also fun to make fun of songs, Hanson songs are fun to poke at. We'll start playing cornier versions of MMBOP and stuff like that.
  17. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Hotboxed: Who's Blood

    It gets them up, and gets them moving every time.
  18. jalepina

    jalepina Guest

    Mar 6, 2002
    SW Colorado
    Come on guys!!! Give me more!!! I'm trying to come up with a stong set list!

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