Suggestions wanted : 3 or 4 chord dance-able songs from 1980-today

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  1. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    Anything your bass player enjoys playing.

    Chances are it'll be dance-able, and groovy.

    Motown *always* works...
     
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    I don't want to dance - eddy grant
    manic monday - bangles/prince
    the one I love - rem
    cannonball - breeders
    come as you are - nirvana

    darling nikki if they have a 4th glass of wine and there are no kids
     
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    Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
    You Shook Me All Night Ling - AC/DC
    I Melt With You - Modern English
    Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
    Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
    I Love RocknRoll - Joan Jett
    Love Shack - B52s
     
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    These will get some of the older gals to grab their guy and get on the dance floor..

    The promise-when in Rome

    Hold me now-Thompson twins

    I ran-Flock of seagulls
     
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    Stax usually works as well!

    However:
    1999 if you've got a keyboard player that can nail the intro. It's recognizable and people dig it.

    Beat It - Again, nail the intro

    Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye or Ben Harper depending on the crowd.

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - I hate that song. But it makes people move.
     
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    Not to answer a question with another question, but what kind of women are you entertaining? Not all women between 30 and 50 listen to the same music. You live in Detroit. I've never been there. What kind of clubs are you playing? Would these women be homegrown, cornfed types who enjoy country music? Or did they listen to Missing Persons and Blondie in the 80s?

    Only asking because my wife is 45, loves all the new wave or edgy music from the 80s, and even on 3 glasses of wine, she would NEVER dance to a country music song, or probably a lot of other popular "danceable" songs if she thought they were too cheesy - even women on wine have taste!

    It would seem like understanding the genre a little bit better would help with selections. For example, David Bowie's Sound and Vision is such an awesome swing beat that most people SHOULD dance to it, but it's kind of an "in the know" song in the sense that you have to be into Bowie and B sides and think you're pretty cool to dig it properly.

    I'm not sure how to help here because based on what you said I would say "Brick House". Every woman dances to that, right! But it is so *yawn*.
     
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    “3 or 4 chord danceable songs from the 80s”...

    Isn’t that all of them?
     
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    Around here they dance to rock n roll. Even a van halen tune will get em dancin. If they aren't dancin, you're at the wrong bar.
     
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    What I like About You--The Romantics
    Billie Jean--Michael Jackson
    Love Shack--B-52s
    Stray Cat Strut & Rock This Town--The Stray Cats
     
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    ... Easy.... Crocodile Rock
     
  11. soulgeezer

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    It's Raining Men - Weather Girls

    Do You Wanna Funk - Sylvester

    You Dropped a Bomb on Me - Gap Band

    Burn Rubber on Me - Gap Band

    The Gap Band stuff if amazingly easy, is straight guitar/bass/drums, and the girls LOVE to boogie to it!

    And, as to Tainted Love -- My band does this song with two guitars, bass, and acoustic drums and it rocks! Definitely one that you should consider!
     
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    Just want to dance the night away - The Mavericks, just the two chords and gets the ladies up every time.
     
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    New Shoes, by Paolo Nutini
    Three More Day, by Ray Lamontagne
    Good Love is On the Way, by John Mayer
    Don't, by Ed Sheeran
     
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    Hey, I just got new shoes!

    ...They’re still hurtin’ my feet!
     
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    Anything by Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, or Keith Urban
     
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    You didn't say if you wanted 'em humping across floor or flaying wildly around.
     
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    Never heard that version before, very cool but I still prefer the long Soft Cell version that transmogrifies into Baby Baby.

     
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    I remember a skit on the Chappelle show that demonstrated that white folks and black folks dance to different stuff. John Mayer was a guest in that skit.

    This thread has confirmed that idea as a fact.
     
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