What is your favorite song to play in your current band's setlist?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by kickysam49, Apr 13, 2024.

  1. kickysam49

    kickysam49 World Heavyweight Champion Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2022
    MA
    Not necessarily your favorite song, just the one you have the most fun playing.

    For me it's Like a Prayer by Madonna on bass, Love Shack by B52's on Vox.
     
  2. Tobias1975

    Tobias1975

    Jan 30, 2023
    This is why - paramore.
     
  3. rooster

    rooster

    Jun 10, 2000
    upstate new york
    Blue Collar Man...Styx
     
  4. kickysam49

    kickysam49 World Heavyweight Champion Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2022
    MA
    ooh we don't do that one but we do Misery Business, Ain't It Fun, Still Into You. I like all three
     
  5. BB king woke up this morning, brook Benton rainy night in Georgia
     
  6. KohanMike

    KohanMike Gold Supporting Member

    All songs with a 1-4-5 boogie bass line, we do a bunch. Also Stand By Me, Don't Worry, Be Happy... I could keep going, but I'll stop.
     
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  7. DRiven'backer

    DRiven'backer

    Jul 4, 2009
    Wicked Garden - STP
    Freedom - RATM
     
  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern Suspended

    Unfortunately the project came to an end, but if you can imagine a power trio version of this…


    Classic Duck lines, the pre-chorus turnaround was not the usual stuff, and we’d go a little free form during the solo break(but not jazz odyssey, we’d keep the groove going).

    Then, similarly, this one, same treatment, plus I used an octave up and chorus…

    The guitarist also used an EHX B-9.
     
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  9. Oops I did it again, the Britney Spears version.
     
  10. Five or Six

    Five or Six

    Jun 21, 2022
    West Michigan
    I still like "Crazy Train" Ozzy, and, the Black Foot version of "Wishing Well". Too many to list.
     
  11. HardNHeavy

    HardNHeavy

    Apr 17, 2014
    PA
    my last band did "Saved By Zero".....of course i suggested that one :D
     
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  12. TheReceder

    TheReceder

    Jul 12, 2010
    While I'm recently retired, my favorite was My Generation by the who... great bass line... I redid the lyrics to fit old farts and had fun with it...
     
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  13. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    My current favorite is "Rio" by Duran Duran, such a blast to play!

    I also like doing "Mad World" by Tears for Fears, the bass line is nothing special but it's always been one of my favorites.
     
  14. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Ramble On. The verse is soft and almost dreamy, then those aggressive octave jumps on the chorus.
     
  15. Rib 13

    Rib 13 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Home
    Almost all of them: the joy comes from the drummer I play with and the lock we achieve
     
  16. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Vermont
    It's either gotta be Spain by Chick Corea or Sun Goddess by Ramsey Lewis/EWF. Fender Rhodes jazz trio, and I'm lovin' it all.
     
  17. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Ditto... after just looking at our list, I can't pick just one.

    We haven't done RUSH's R30 medley live in awhile, but it's extremely fun to play.
     
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  18. Tom Winter

    Tom Winter

    Nov 21, 2022
    Lebanon, IL
    When I was gigging in a classic metal/rock band "Balls to the Wall", Accept.
     
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  19. Yonni

    Yonni

    Oct 31, 2016
    Scotland
    Probably Just by Radiohead as I get to rock out a bit. Also Hedonism, Skunk Anansie, for the same reason.