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Song Ideas for female singer

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bassbully43, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    Hey guys, Since you all are always such great help i need it again. I am in my new band and its going great. We are developing songs covers and originals and i need more cover song ideas. Our band has a Gal singer with good range from Alantis to i dont know Kelly Clarkson or she sings Janises Bobby Mcgee good also. I dont know alot about the Female voice or vocal ranges at all. We cover from modern rock /pop to classic and sprinkle in origianls we are still writting. any ideas for covers...we are a three piece bass ,guitar drum so keep em simple. thanks
  2. just about any AC/DC, Cheap Trick or Journey. here's a list of songs my current band has done w/ a female singer:

    All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crowe
    All Right Now - Free
    Back On The Chain Gang - The Pretenders
    Baracuda - Heart
    Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
    Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
    Come To My Window - Melissa Etheridge
    Dumb Girl - Lucy Woodward
    Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
    Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
    Heatwave - Linda Ronstadt
    Hella Good - No Doubt
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
    I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
    I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
    I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
    I'll Be - Edwin McCain
    I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge
    I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
    Lady Marmalade - Labelle/Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim & Maya
    Let 'Er Rip - Dixie Chicks
    Love Shack - The B-52's
    Middle Of The Road - The Pretenders
    Misery - Pink (w/ Steven Tyler)
    My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crowe
    Promises In The Dark - Pat Benatar
    Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
    Respect - Aretha Franklin
    Since You've Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
    Sk8ter Boi - Avril Lavigne
    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks
    Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
    What I Like About You - the Romantics/Lillix
    Wild Nights - John Mellencamp
    You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
    You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
  3. Great suggestions in the post above.
    My band has the exact same set up as yours.
    Here's some more that our girl singer does.

    Rock N Roll - Led Zep
    Honey I'm Home - Shania Twain
    Rock and Roll Band - Boston
    I Hate Myself For Lovin' You - Joan Jett
    Desperado - Eagles
    Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
    Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
    When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt
    Mi Vida Loca - Pam Tillis
    You're Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - Tanya Tucker
    Pour Me - Trick Pony
    Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac

    Don't be afraid to have her sing some stuff that is traditionally male vocal.
    A lot of this stuff works no matter what gender the singer is.
    You might want to try some Elton John tunes like Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting.

    Good luck!
  4. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    Cool Driver thank you ...we do a few of those and it gave me some new ones to think about.
  5. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    Honestly, she can do just about anything within her range. If she's got the range for Kelly Clarkson, then she also has the range for Led Zep.

    When I was with an all-female band, we didn't want to limit ourselves to "female" material. Unless a song was just *too* masculine, lyrically, if we wanted to cover it, we did.

    Cherie :bassist:
  6. Concrete Blonde...underrated band with a female singer. Something like "Joey" would go over pretty well.
  7. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    cassie by flyleaf? Its a great song, and its pretty easy

    also, evanescence(sp?) songs are always good
  8. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    Funny my wife told me the same thing...never heard of them so i will check them out. We are not stuck on her doing female vocal only songs we do male sung songs as well. thanks for the ideas. Question is it weird in a song to say like the Black Crowes--Hard to handle.. has words like ..babe i'm a man etc ...you know what i mean...should she change the words to gal etc or just sing the song like written?

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