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What's the longest medley you can play...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    ...of different songs with the exact same title?

    I'm sorta tempted to do a medley of the Cranberries, Pretty Reckless and Natalia Kills "Zombies". No "Walking With A Zombie" or "Zombie Dance" or any other variation, just all "Zombie" all the time. But that's only three songs.

    But I'm sure something much much longer is possible. Maybe you could do an entire 15-song set of songs all called "Dangerous"?
  2. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I think at one time we had a medley of 'it's my life' titles, ranging from bon jovi to talk talk and this one 90s dance song Of which I forget the artist's name...

    It was just as horrible as it was hilarious. One giant genre train wreck.
  3. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Dr. Alban?
  4. FerK

    FerK Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Sorry for the thread quasi-hijack, but how about twisting it around, and doing a medley of "similar" songs, à la "4-chord song" ?

    Back on-topic: you can get some inspiration from the "Song UNO" thread/s.
  5. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    I'm your captain
    Grand Funk Railroad
  6. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    The Twist > Whole Lotta Shakin' > Let's Twist Again. The tunes intertwine one another for the entire medley. Add a few solos here & there and we're good to go for 8-9 minutes.

  7. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    I can play one of the medleys from one of the live Dream Theater CDs, but then my head starts to hurt because there are too many notes for the royal ear.
  8. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    We did about 6 or 7 def lep songs.....I will have to look at my notes ti see which ones.

    I know pour sugar, armageddon it, hysteria were in there.

    I was about 8 mins, peeps loved it!

  9. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    i think some of ya'll missed the point.
  10. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    according to spotify there's at least 8 songs named "i love you". tons more variants.
  11. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    "baby be mine" returns 7, "be mine" gets 10.
  12. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    lol, yes I would say so too :)
  13. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    Oh well. Ooops! I will have to work on this one....
  14. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Now I'm thinking about all those "BE MEIN" pictures with Hitler that popped up around Valentine's day. Heh. That could be quite a medley.
  15. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    Over the years I've come across a bunch of songs titled "On and On". And by by crikey they do just that. On and on and on and on.

    Shall find some more later.
  16. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
  17. There's a slew of songs with "girl" in the title that came up in another pklima thread, "Let's Spread Some Musical Misinformation", substituting "Earl" for "girl".

    For this thread what immediately came to mind was "Jump".

    Jump - Van Halen
    Jump (for my love) - Pointer Sisters
    Jump, Jive an Wail - Louis Armstrong / Louis Prima
    Jump Around - House of Pain / Cypress Hill
    Jump on it - Sir Mix Alot/Sugarhill Gang
    Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
    Jumpin' Jive - Joe Jackson

    And a quick google search...
    The Red Jumpsuit Aparatuts - Face Down
    The Jump Off - Lil Kim
    Don't Jump - Tokio Hotel
    Crank That Jump Rope - Soulja Boy
    Jumping All Over The World - Scooter
    Hey Baby Jump Off - Bow Wow
    Jump Da F*ck Up - Slipknot
    Jump - Kriss Kross
    Jumper - Third Eye Blind
    No Jumper Cables - Aesop
    Jumpin Tonight - Big Joe Turner
    Jump in Jump in - Destiny's Child
    White Men Can't Jump - Riff
    Jump - Simple Plan
    Jump - Madonna
    Jump - XTC
    Jump - The Moffats
    Jump - Kylie Minogue
    Jump with you Baby - B B King
    Jump - Girls Aloud
    Jump Start - Jethro tull
    Jump in the Fire - Metallica
    Jump Street - Bozz Scaggs
    Jump Back - Rufus Thomas
    Jump in the Water - Emmett Swimming

    Sorry, run out of time to write them all, here's a few more :
  18. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Vietnamese hip-hop "On And On"? Awesome. Along similar lines, there are probably quite a few songs called "Don't Stop". I can think of a Mongolian one by BX and Sonor. You could do an "On and on" medley that goes on and on, then a "Don't stop" medley that doesn't actually stop for quite a while.
    Ha, this is even better, cause if you finish with the Tokio Hotel one you could have a medley that goes "Jump/Jump/Jump/Jump/Jump/Jump/Don't Jump". Perfect.
  19. stagebanter


    May 12, 2012
    Papa's Got a Brand New Bag -> Papa Don't Take No Mess -> Papa Was a Rolling Stone -> Papa Don't Preach -> Big Poppa

    BONUS POINTS: Big Poppa segues into "Between the Sheets" which is where the sample comes from. Actually, we do the "hip-hop sample -> original tack" thing quite a lot.

    Gonna bust this one out on Father's Day