Songs you'd dump if they came on the radio, but you enjoy playing.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The Chuck, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    For me, recently it's BTO "You ain't seen nothin yet".

    That song is soooo played IMO, I change the station if it comes on the radio but, I just started playing it and I can't stop! DAMN!
  2. "Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar. I heard that on the radio so much when I was growing up that I simply cannot hear it anymore. However, it's a fun one to play, and it rocks out pretty easily. It's easy to learn and fun to break out at random moments when you're supposed to be acting more hard core or something.
  3. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Ha. Those songs get played over and over and over for decades for the very same reasons you enjoy playing them.
  4. There are a lot of those songs I'd rather hear live under those sorts of circumstances rather than on the radio. One band I saw did a great version of "9 To 5" with a female singer. It sounded like Motorhead if Lemmy was a girl.
  5. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    A recent one for me is "Authority Song" by John Mellencamp. I'd ordinarily change the station at the first hint of any Mellencamp song, but I've started playing this one with one of my hobby bands and having a blast playing it. Same basic line repeated over and over and over, but fun (and a good workout) if you keep it rocking hard.
  6. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    All good examples!
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. I never played it in a band until this year. It's fun to play for a bass player; but, I have heard it on the radio more times than I care to listen to it anymore.
  8. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    Oh god! Not only has that been played to death but we have a girl in the office who sings in a band and we had to listen to that song over and over and over again while she was learning it.
  9. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Sounds odd, but most of the covers my main band plays.

    I've never made it a secret that my ears don't like Dream Theater (mostly because of Labrie, but I just don't find them enjoyable musically, either), but HOLY F%^& are they FUN to play. Now the Rush, Yes, Zappa and other stuff is awesome on the ears and the fingers.

  10. I feel your pain.
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  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    She Sells Sanctuary.

    I don't know that I'd say it's an auto-dump tune, but it's tough to drive to :D However, It's just kick ass to play. Do these revelations make you wonder what the crowd you play them for thinks? They don't get the "joy" of playing... :/
  12. I'm a massive Thin Lizzy fan but tap out when "The Boys Are Back In Town" comes on the radio. Playing it is super fun though.
  13. ElectricMatthew


    Aug 19, 2009
    I hear you Gluvhand. With such a great catalog of songs to choose from, why do they always play that ONE?
  14. Yeah. Either "Boys" or "Jailbreak". You do hear some others on XM sometimes.
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Sweet Child O' Mine

    Hate that song with a passion, but it's fun to play and gets all the girls up and jiggling around!
  16. unry666

    unry666 Guest

    Mar 13, 2014
    Manchester, England
    Rock Lobster - when I listen to it I can't help thinking *** is this and why has it gone on for soooo long? But when I play it I'm like this is the greatest, let's keep it going. :bag:
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  17. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    ANYTHING from those guys is a dump for me. LOL