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Songs You Love Playing But Won't Admit It

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by strings42, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. strings42


    Feb 16, 2009
    Marietta, GA
    Let's hear it: what are the songs you secretly love to play that would spoil your rep or earn you the scorn of your bandmates if they knew? You know, the stuff you play in the basement with your headphone amp or alone in the car. We all have them, so c'mon, spill it.

    Maybe a better title would be, "great bass riffs from songs that my band would fire me for suggesting" ...

    I'm presuming that the why's will be obvious, but explain it if it's not.
  2. TheHegemon


    Feb 20, 2009
    Amarillo, TX
    Haha alright, Im not embarrassed for playing it, but I like to play "Beat It" for laughs.
  3. Any Michael Jackson stuff, Superstions Stevie Wonder, my band just look at me when i am warming up with these (metal band) always brings a smile to my face...
  4. "Caribbean Queen"-Billy Ocean
    My "solo spot" of our show.Lots'n'lotsa salppin' goin' on.
  5. rell4


    Mar 7, 2008
    Grand Prairie TX
    Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste of Honey. It's just fun to play.
  6. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    Go-Gos - Head Over Heels

    Mad fun

    --Bomb :bassist:
  7. PBass101


    Jul 3, 2008
    "Another One Bites The Dust"

    my guitar player beats me with sticks
  8. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Granted, they're not actually bass lines, but I play 'em anyways:

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz


    Pure Imagination from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Despite my band's objections however I always manage to sneak one of these into sound check. Always brings a smile to my face too when someone recognizes it. :D
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    "Aces High" Iron Maiden
    I play in variety bands. Um...no metal. I learned that bass line about 20 years ago in a garage band. I still love it to this day.
  10. manutabora


    Aug 14, 2007
    Iowa City, IA
    The title of this thread is kind of an oximoron (is that the right spelling?)
    In general, I like a lot of disco tunes that make other musicians giggle... :cool:
  11. BananaKing

    BananaKing Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.

    Although, a lot of people don't recognize it when I play it.

    Same with "Le Freak". When I bust that out, I sometimes get one of my teachers saying "......no".
  12. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn

    ROFL:p I was thinking "Our Lips Are Sealed".....oh man...there ARE two of us!
    Kathy Valentine would be so amused.
  13. Windfall


    Apr 9, 2009
    Gronladic Edit - Of Montreal. Its so embarrassingly catchy.
  14. 'Ring my Bell' by Patty Labelle.
  15. bigbassman8342


    Apr 4, 2009
    um any music over 8 years old. i'm the oldest in the band at 19 and i love the older music and our guitar players (15 and 14) and drummer (11) are all about the new stuff so when i bust out white stripe-seven nation army and pink floyd-money and even temptation-my girl they just look at me like i'm a freak
  16. CjSlayer


    May 11, 2007
    Northern Indiana
    I acually like several of the songs from the Schoolhouse Rock cartoons, expecially the grammar ones. Lots of catchy tunes, but wouldnt think of suggesting playing on stage. Would bet if its an older crowd, some would think its cute. hehe
  17. rhapbus


    Feb 28, 2009
    I play alot of things like hey monday and paramore even though im a metal bassist

    dont tell my friends lol ill have drumsticks shoved in my behind
  18. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    i like beat it.:crying:
  19. "I'm just a bill, on Capitol Hill."........
  20. pringlw


    Nov 22, 2008
    Seattle Area
    Yeah the White Stripes are bloody ancient...






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