What song have you played the most in your life?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, May 12, 2019.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Fer me, and I have no idea why, its...

    My Own Worst Enemy

    For some reason pretty much every cover band I've ever played in played it, and played it every time we played.

    And I still give it my all :). Well... I try...
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Johnny B. Goode.
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  3. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    One way or another
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  4. hufe


    Mar 21, 2011
    Tijuana, Mexico
    Probably "Oh, Pretty Woman"
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  5. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Blister in the Sun
  6. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Been in 5 bands since 1983, Sweet Home Alabama was on all of the set lists. Thankfully, that song is deceptively difficult to play, especially if doing backup vocals or I'd hate it by now, still.....
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Around 2008 that would have been mine too. People around my parts stopped playing that right around that time for some reason. Or maybe just the bands I've played in stopped playing it :). I don't ever go out to see bands anymore. When I have a free night these days, I'm home.
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  8. Yango

    Yango Inactive

    Apr 14, 2008
    Hmmmmmm, probably “Rocky Mountain Way” by Joe Walsh.
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  9. These seem to be staples for Long Island Cover Bands
    Hard to Handle
    Long Train Running
    American Band
    American Girl

    But I think the one I've played the most is Roadhouse Blues
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
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  10. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Long Train Running. Since it was first released, and ever since. And I still enjoy playing it today.
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  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    - misty
    - all blues
    - all of me

    non-jazz/standards? maybe:
    - mustang sally
    - long train runnin'
    - hava nagila
    - beer barrel polka

  12. CryingBass

    CryingBass Sowing the Seeds of Uncertainty Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Sympathy for the Devil.
    We called our band the abbreviated version "Sympathy".
    Which turned out to be predictably appropriate :)
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  13. Santo & Johnny, Sleepwalk
  14. Easy - Gimme Three Steps. Been on the set list of every bar band I’ve played in for 35 years.
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  15. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Not Fragile.:woot:
  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Have you been in all of my bands? :laugh:
  17. andawun


    Jul 13, 2009
    Honky Tonk Women
  18. Wicked Garden by STP. Great finger loosener, and the opening notes are perfect for dialing in overdrive.

    But it's possible I've played What's Going on by Marvin Gaye more times, since I tend to play it five times in a row. Five years I've been working on it and haven't quite gotten it to my satisfaction. It's nearly impossible to get Jamerson's feel while sober, and nearly impossible to get the fingering while drunk.
  19. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    What is and what should never be

    Simply because it's the first thing I play every time I pick-up a bass, at least a few lines of it. I love the song and the bass lines in it.
  20. ZonieBass

    ZonieBass Send Lawyers, Guns and Money... Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Phoenix, Arizona
    We gotta get out of this place