Ok, It's the Holidays.....So what songs did you learn for your gigs???

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by City, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. We rock, but it is the holidays, so we get in that giving feeling.

    We learned Run Run Rudolph, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Please Come Home For Christmas, and ugh, please do I have to say it....."Grandma got run over" For the life of me I must always remember that a band is a group and to work together sometimes you must relinquish. Such a polka....
  2. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    No Holiday tunes this year. My last band used to play Frosty The Snowman and everybody loved it.
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  3. tmw

    tmw Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Delmar, NY
    We played at the Empire State Plaza (NY) Christmas Tree Lighting a couple of weeks back and we had to learn Funky Christmas, Please Come Home for Christmas, Run Run Rudolph, Merry Christmas Baby, Little Saint Nick, Back Door Santa, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, Christmas Time Pretty Baby, and Jingle Bell Rock.

    All on all it was a fun gig too. Way too cold but fun.

    Happy Holidays.
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  4. Hi,

    I always pull out "Please Come Home For Christmas", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire", "It's Christmas Time Pretty Baby". I'd like to pick up a few more. Maybe next year.

    Merry Christmas!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  5. Would love to do this one.
  6. Hi,

    While we're on the subject, I've always enjoyed Twisted Sister's Christmas album. I thought they did a bang-up job.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  7. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    Auld lang syne for our nye gig. Also, the Lemmy version of Run Run Rudolph.
  8. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    sammy the christmas snake:
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  9. ThatOne


    Sep 9, 2011
    With the jazz combo I'm in, we played God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear and You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch. We had fun, and the audience gave us a lot of compliments.
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  10. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    My 80s metal tribute band does Stryper's version of Winter Wonderland. I doubt anyone in the crowd knows that version, but they still love it.
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  11. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Run run rudolph and feliz navidad
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  12. Electricblue


    Feb 1, 2011
    I think this has potential for a full band cover:

    It's not mine. But it's awesome and definitely worth a mention.
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  13. Hi,

    That's one of the silliest things I've ever heard. :D

    Merry Christmas to you and your snake.;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  14. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    Best lyric ever:

    ....till Rick the Christmas mongoose went berzerk and tried to wreck
    The sleigh and Sammy saved the day when he broke Rick's Christmas neck!...
  15. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
  16. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    Not a single darn thing this time around.. !! :rolleyes:
  17. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    We did Blue Christmas one year. I think we probably did other Christmas songs sometime or another, but I have blocked them from memory. This is the worst 10% of the year from a canned music standpoint, and I sure don't want any part in contributing to the sonic hell.
  18. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    The only Christmas inspired song we learned for the holidays is "Santa Claus" by The Sonics.
  19. biobass

    biobass Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Princeton NJ area
    We do: the Waitresses, Christmas Wrapping; Springsteen, Santa Claus is Coming To Town; Trans Siberian Orchestra, Christmas Eve Sarajevo; Your A Mean One Mr. Grinch; Run Run Roudolph; and of course Auld Lang Syne for NYE.
  20. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I did a jazz gig where we did about 15 Christmas tunes. Standouts were Christmas Time is Here and a My Favorite Things/We Three Kings mash up. In another band we spontaneously broke into Feliz Navidad coming out of a vamp.