Songs your audience SINGS along with you.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Blue, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Blue


    Jun 19, 2004
    Central NC
    I'm looking for a list (or several) of Songs your band does that you have noticed the crowd mouthing if not out right singing along to.

    Certainly the list will vary based on the crowd: Pre-College, College, Post-College, Oldies/Retro, Nursing Homes, etc. - so be sure to include some reference to your audience stereotype and ...

    Thanks in Advance !!
  2. wilberthenry


    May 12, 2009
    Wagon Wheel is one that seems to get every crowd I have played before singing out loud, but I live near Roanoke-which is mentioned in the song.
  3. tomnomnom91


    Dec 23, 2012
    The most successful one for my band on that front was Foo Fighters - Best of You. Followed by Soul Man. These were both at uni gigs.
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  5. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Don't laugh:

    Billie Jean.....
  6. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    Bon Jovi , Livin on a Prayer.

    No matter where we play the audience sings the chorus with us every time.
    In a packed small club they come up to the volume level of the band.
    It's pretty damn cool.
  7. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Living on a prayer
    Crazy bitch
    Bad girlfriend
    Any Poison
    Fight for your right
    We're not gonna take it
    I wanna rock
    Sweet Caroline (dirty version)
    Any ACDC
    there's more but you get the idea.
  8. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Niiiice bass i want one!
  9. mellowgerman


    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    We usually play for crowds predominantly made up of college students.
    Even though I'm not a big fan of it, when we played Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" a lot of people got into it. One that's more up my alley that was a big sing along hit was "House of the Rising Sun."
  10. Just about 100% with the following:-

    With Or Without You. (U2)
    Every Breath You Take. (The Police)
    Chasing Cars. (Snow Patrol)
    Rolling in the Deep. (Adele)
    Human. (The Killers)
    Galway Girl. (Steve Earl & Sharon Shannon)
    Sex on Fire. (Kings of Leon)
    Still Got The Blues For You. (Garry Moore)
    Alright Now. (Free)
    Gloria. (Van Morrison)

    No real need to mention the usual suspects such as Mustang Sally or I´m Gonna Be 500 Miles etc

    No stereotypical audience here, it´s a tourist island. You get what you get and take it from there.
  11. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I know right? I love that neck profile. And the pickup positioning is really unique.
  12. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Because, let Death's Crystal Mountain alone, all the rest is our own material

    With my side band, a cover outfit by the "exotic name" of... Wild Peas

    Because of You (Skunk Anansie)
    The Kill (30" to Mars)
    The Pretender (Foo Fighters)
    She's a Genius (Jet)
    Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
    Breakin' the law (Judas Priest)
    The Trooper (Iron Maiden)
    Famous Last Words (My Chemical Romance)
    Holiday (Green Day)
    Bring me to life (Evanescence)

    are all warmly welcome almost everywhere we gig

  13. Sparty


    Dec 26, 2012
    Gotta play the anthem tracks..
    Delilah - Tom jones
    Chelsea dagger - fratellies
    Brown eyed girl - van the man
    We will rock you - queen
    Hi HO silver lining - jeff beck
    I gotta feeling - BEPeas
    Anything oasis
    Daydream believer...
    And many more...
  14. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    I only play at church, the "audience" sings all the songs!

    Ken ;)
  15. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
  16. datsaxguy


    Oct 28, 2008

    Don't stop Believing
    Sweet Home Alabama
  17. Blue


    Jun 19, 2004
    Central NC
    Excellent Responses All ... Thanks!
  18. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    anything by the Stones
  19. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Rebel Yell - Billy Idol,
    American Girl - Tom Petty
    Summer of 69 - Brian Adams
    Time after Time - Cindy Lauper

    Any of the carpatastic cover band standards get the job done. We do a lot of 90s stuff also which people seem to enjoy.
  20. the ultimate drinking song