Singerbabe tunes

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by nojj, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    As usual, the band has called upon me to pull the fat from the fire,
    to concoct a list of tunes that she-who-must-be-obeyed can sing.
    (Current or otherwise, to get the able-bodied up and dancing)
    Not sure why they go to the hired gun for this, but I digress.
    They do a lot of Janis, Fleetwood, and Tedeschi.
    singerbabe, drums, bass, gtr, sometimes a saxomophone

    So I call upon the see-all tell-all know-it-alls.
    Pretty much narrows the field to bassists, right?

    Any suggestions?
  2. Almost any Maroon Five goes over really well with the female patrons.... Also they are pitched so high most women can sing them easily.We did "Juicy" in my last band, with a sax player, and it rocked!
  3. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    The original.
  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    Pat Benetar
  5. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    What is she-who-must-be-obeyed's vocal range? A lot will depend on what she can pull off... frankly, this ought to be her job, not yours.

    Having said that, how would some Sheryl Crow fit? Soak up the Sun, All I Wanna Do?
  6. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out....

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    Joan Jett?
  7. Fretless1!


    Feb 19, 2007
    Plasmatics? :D
  8. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    On the more current side;

    Lady Gaga
    Katy Perry
    Adele (the more upbeat stuff)

    We do songs from all these artists and I can tell you they get the ladies dancing!
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Since you mentioned Janis-
    Cold Blood w/ Lydia Pense.
  10. kikstand454

    kikstand454 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    When I was in a chick singer band..... we did:

    Shameless- ani difranco
    Want you to want me
    Lights- journey
    99 red balloons
    Man in the box

    We should've done:

    Black velvet
    What I am- Eddie brickell
    Something to talk about- bonnie raitt
    Anything by the beatles
  11. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
  12. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    This one ought to teach her to select her own...or not.

  13. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    Lots of great suggestions, guys.

    I really like Cold Blood.
    In the same vein is Stone the Crows.

    I'll agree that it's really the singer's job to pick her own material.
    I pick mine for my band, plus take suggestions from the fellas,
    as long as I can hang with the vox.
  14. I like to hear women doing Zeppelin actually.
  15. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Feel free to check out the songlist on our website ( for the pop stuff that Kelly does. They always get everyone up on the floor. Songs like "I Want You Back" - Michael Jackson, "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen, "Dancing Queen" - ABBA, "Tik Tok" - Ke$ha, "Tie It Up" - Kelly Clarkson, etc.

    Break a leg!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  16. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Definitely do "Timber" if you have somebody who can handle Pitbull's verses. Also look up dance remixes of "Royals". And lots of Rihanna. Just this week she tied Michael Jackson for total number of #1 hits, and went ahead of Madonna.

    My favorite singerbabes' surprising new favorite, though, is "Jar Of Hearts" done like the Dash Berlin version. It's mostly the refrain of the Christina Perri song repeated over either chords or over a catchy synth lead which could easily be played on sax.
  17. ronin614


    May 15, 2008
    Probably not the best suggestion for dancability, but if she can pull off Janis, she should definitely do some Beth Hart.
  18. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    This is what the TB community is all about.
    My drummer didn't think anybody would step up.
    Really appreciate it, fellas.

    She does do a couple Zep tunes already.

    Thanks BC, I'll be raiding your setlist shortly.

    Have a pretty good Beth Hart catalogue on hand
    (Probably why they ask me to handle this stuff)

    Hoping it doesn't become a moot point,
    as there are some (prospective) personnel changes looming
    that may lower my availability factor with this band.
  19. sowilson


    Jul 5, 2013
    Pattsy Kline
  20. EasyJames


    Nov 11, 2011
    Grace Potter?