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Current top 5 songs to get the crowd moving?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rocks, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Rocks


    Mar 9, 2009
    Willoughby, Ohio
    Hey everyone, I'm sure the topic of set lists has come up more than once. But I am curious as to what the current top 5 songs you feel really get the crowd moving. I just joined an established band that lost their bass player and we are doing classic rock, current rock/alternative and some dance music. We are trying to play the songs that are the most fun to play, yet also get the people moving. Of course the top songs change as new music comes out and old songs are rediscovered. So my question to you is, what would you say are the top five songs your band plays that gets people moving and dancing?
  2. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    Brown Eyed Girl
    Stayin Alive
    Dancin Queen
    Mustang Sally

    I don't play this stuff - it is kind of the cover stuff

    Whatever you do.. be critical of the songs you're playing.. there is some stuff that's purist based (Beatles etc).. if you butcher stuff with cult followings it does not help.,

  3. paul_wolfe


    Mar 8, 2009
    These are good for audiences in the UK, probably be different in the US:

    Dancing Queen
    I Will Survive
    I don't feel like dancing - Scissor Sistors
    Valerie - Amy Winehouse
    We are Family

    Others that work really well...

    Disco Inferno
    +1 Staying Alive
    +1 Brown Eyed Girl
    Walking on Sunshine
    Suspicious Minds
    Don't You Want Me Baby
    Take On Me
    Tainted Love
  4. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    It really depends on the audience. I don't know many country, rock fans who will like being treated to Dancing Queen...

    If your bag is classic rock and alt stuff, sneaking any Elvis or any of the Eliminator era ZZ Top will get booties moving (just cut the solos to one a song).
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "You Give Love a Bad Name"
    "So What" yes, that song by Pink :eek:
    "You Shook Me All Night Long"
    "Sweet Child 'o' Mine"
    "Fight for Your Right...To Party"

    Those work for us and are currently part of our set lists.

    It's weird what will get a crowd going. Once a song falls out of favor, we toss it & move on.
  6. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    Journey - Don't Stop Believing

    Come on 5 posts before anyone named this one? Guys are slacking.
  7. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA

    They don't sell millions of records and have countless number one's and sell out every venue they play without someone liking them.

    Every bar band I've seen that played them the crowd went nuts.

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