my band needs to add a few slow dance songs..Suggest some

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  1. Well my band plays classic rock...late 60s-80s But, we don't have any slow dance song in the rep...

    I am having trouble coming up with some good ones to add to the list..

    Help a brother out with some ideas from your vast experiences..thanks
     
  2. 4SG

    4SG

    Mar 6, 2014
    Classic late 60's slow song? That crowds know and love? Here you go:



    Also one of McCartney's most beautiful bass parts.
     
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  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    purple rain --- you don't have to play it as slow as prince to make it effective...and it's an easy one to 'make your own' re: the arrangement.
     
  4. yeah...and my favorite guitar solo ever...perfection
     
  5. Goatrope

    Goatrope

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
     
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  6. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    Getting into the 80s, Chris DeBurgh's "Lady in Red" is one of my favorites, with a wonderful Pino bass line.

    And Clapton's Wonderful Tonight is from 77 and is always a fave when I've played in cover bands.
     
  7. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    Also "When a Man Loves a Woman," and Journey's "Faithfully," if you've got the singer for it.
     
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  8. Stand by me (Ben E King) and Knockin' on Heavens Door (Dylan) always fill the dance floors for us. Drift Away (Dobie Gray) works pretty well too.
     
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  9. tycobb73

    tycobb73

    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    Let's get it on
     
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  10. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    you keep me hangin' on - vanilla fudge
     
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  11. deernaes

    deernaes Guest

    Feb 1, 2012
    New Orleans Ladies-Louisiana's LeRoux
     
  12. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I like the huge hits that nobody plays. My current band is mulling over the Stones Wild Horses. Everybody knows it and loves it, I can't remember the last time I heard it.
     
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  13. TheReceder

    TheReceder

    Jul 12, 2010
    Probably too new, but this song packs the floor for us.
     
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  14. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

     
  15. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Joey by Concrete Blonde
    I’ll Be There by Jackson 5
    Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon
    I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
    I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner
     
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  16. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Just a thought - what's your instrumentation, the band's background vocal ability and your singer's range? It might help people make more appropriate suggestions.
     
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  17. quindecima

    quindecima Inactive

    Sep 18, 2016
    Walterville, Oregon
    Almost persuaded, really needs a steel though.
     
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  18. boxerrider

    boxerrider

    Mar 16, 2009
    Wonderful Tonight was the first one I thought of. Dylan's Knockin' on Heaven's Door or Lay Lady Lay, Eagles' Desperado, Rolling Stones' Angie. . .
     
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  19. Picton

    Picton

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    Lady in Red. It'll cure what ails you.
     
  20. Magnolia by JJ Cale is one we do that loads the dance floor.
     
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