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What cover song do you play that never fails to get 'em dancing?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Stevie Barr, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Just wondering, if you're having a bit of a slow gig as far as the dance floor is concerned, what is the "secret weapon" in your arsenal that always gets them up? Ours is "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison (which is odd as it was never a hit in the UK, I believe,) which we always follow with Jackie Wilson's "Higher And Higher" to keep 'em there (which coincidentally, I just learned today, the Funk Brothers played on as a non-Motown moonlighting session, including I assume a certain Mr. Jamerson, but I digress). So come on, what's yours?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Yup. Brown Eyed Girl is 24k GOLD! It never misses. Well, this one time it did, but that was a freak thing.

    Play That Funky Music is another one that packs the dance floor.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Mustang Sally! Most Disco and Motown dance tunes will do as well!
  4. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    A few songs that get pepole moving

    My music-loggins messina
    I can't help myself-4 tops
    Same old song-4 tops
    My girl-temptations

  5. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    We've got a few of those...

    Hold On, I'm Comin' (Sam & Dave)
    Rock & Roll (Led Zep)
    Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
    What I Like About You (The Romantics)

    Or, if a particular female fan is there, well, there's dancing to *everything*! She loves to dance, she goes around getting other people to dance, and its works. I wish we could have her at every gig!

    Cherie :) :bassist:
  6. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    -Jenny 867 5309 (oddly enough)
    -I Saw Her Standing There
    -I Want You To Want Me
    -a +1 on Rock and Roll by Led Zep
  7. smooth criminal - michael jackson
    it ALWAYS works
  8. Hanky Panky - Tommy James & The Shondells
    Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
    Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
    & (Crap!) Mustang Sally:spit:
  9. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    I love that song.

  10. Brick House
  11. These were our most dependable:

    Blister In The Sun
    Play That Funky Music
    Crocodile Rock
    Brown Eyed Girl
    Jessie's Girl
  12. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    Great stuff so far,here's a couple more

    Soul man-w.picket(blues brothers)
    Too bad-doug and the slugs

  13. Jc575


    Feb 18, 2002
    Whitestone, NY
    James - Laid
    Violent Femes - Blister In The Sun

    They never fail!
  14. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    My band does a killin funk interpretation of Scrapple From The Apple that makes people go crazy.
  15. Supernova67


    Jun 21, 2005
    Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
    Another One Bites the Dust- Queen
    Walk this way - Aerosmith
    Sharp Dressed Man- ZZ Top
    Stranglehold and Cat Scratch Fever- Ted Nugent
    Renegade- styx
    plus many more...
  16. TechZilla


    Jun 18, 2005
    Owensboro, KY
    Two words.

  17. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Statton works well for us. Also "Dont' Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Jacko.
  18. db4usa


    Mar 5, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Mustang Sally
    Keep Your Hat On - Wilson Picket
    Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
    Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

    Brown-Eyed Girl use to, until we got too sick of playing it.
  19. One odd one that seems to work for us is "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones. We also do a lot of the usual cliche "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Sweet Home Alabama" stuff that works too.
  20. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane what goes here?

    Feb 23, 2003
    Denton, Texas
    It's your thing -Brothers Johnson

    Cut the Cake -Average White Band

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