What cover songs have you been working on (for your band) most recently?

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  1. Rockerfeller

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    Love this song and we're thinking about putting this one in the set. Do people recognize it yet and does it pack the dance floor?
     
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    Not when we play it, but it does go over really well for a rock audience that's just hootin' and hollerin' and not hitting the dance floor anyway (i.e., the biker bars). :cool:
    Biggest dance floor surprise for me with such a crowd has been seeing a bunch of the women get up and shake it to Slow Ride.
     
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    We'll likely pick up Steady As She Goes by the Raconteurs as our next cover.
     
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    My gripe with runnin down a dream ihas always been that it stole the "cha chucka chucka chuck" from "Playin With the Queen of Hearts"
     
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    My secret weapon for this (female reaction) is "Hanky Panky"
     
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    Not so much to perform ( but who knows?) but just a personal fascination ( obsession) with listening to and learning a lot of the songs of Fleetwood Mac's ' Then Play On' LP( Peter Green and Danny Kirwan fascinate me)
    This is an ongoing, leisurely endeavor

    Also ( same mind set) learning ( for bluegrass group, or just for me) more songs ( vocals/instrumentals) from most awesome Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's ( and guests) ' Will The Circle be Unbroken ' LP
     
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    We've been thinking of adding this one, but I thought it might not be a big dance floor hit. Thanks for your insight. It would probably be a hit at the concert in the park type shows.
     
  8. raito

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    If you guys can handle the harmony, you might want to try 'Just One Look' - Doris Troy. Atlantic rather than Motown, though.

    You guys can laugh at the ones on my list, though it's not band stuff. I don't have nor want a band.

    Love Somebody - Rick Springfield
    Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
    He Could Be The One - Josie Cotton
    Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
    Fireball XL5 Theme - Don Spencer and The Barry Gray Orchestra
    You Keep Runnin' Away - .38 Special
    Wishing well - The Shangri-las
     
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    Good suggestion! I love that song. I thought Dusty Springfield did it. The Ronstadt one is my favorite though!
     
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    with the nostalgic bent to the lyrics, it's clearly a superior song to the original "The Twist" (I know, I know, "The Peppermint Twist" was THE original)
     
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    All I do are covers.....most recent "work-ups"....
    Take On Me...a-ha
    Poor Side of Town....Johnny Rivers
    Heaven Is In Your Mind....Traffic (with a little Three Dog Night)
    O Lucky Man....Alan Price
    Spirit in the Sky.....Norman Greenbaum (with a little Evol Walks attitude)
    There are many songs I'm familiar with but I never properly "learned", and I enjoy "re-visiting" those. I'm not making "ART" for the cognoscenti.....I'm trying to give the hoi polloi a way to have fun and (hopefully) say WOW!
     
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    Get Together - Youngbloods
    Can't find my way home - Blind Faith
     
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    I did a surf instrumental version of that one in my short-lived sorta surf instrumental band
     
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    Don't know yet, just started working it up.
     
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    Yes, Let's Twist Again is superior to Chubby's The Twist.

    But it's not even Chubby's original. It's Hank Ballard's. And a few years before Joey Dee (though that's a great song, too).

    But Sam Cook has the ultimate Twist song.

    Might be too soon to cover The Fat Boys, though.

    But don't ever count Chubby out:
    "Checker had a single at #1 on Billboard's dance chart in July 2008 with "Knock Down the Walls". The single also made the top 30 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Roger Filgate of Wishbone Ash is featured on lead guitar."
     
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    Runnin Down a Dream always goes over really well for us. We play it a bit heavier, but also a bit slower.

    Our current WIP is an AC/DC medley. The hardest part was picking which songs to play... so many great ones.
     
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    Working up a Country Sing Along Set.

    Achy Breaky Heart
    Only Hell Mama Ever Raised
    Fast As You
    Take This Job And Shove It
    Coca Cola Cowboy
    I Like It I Love It
    Friends In Low Places
    Country Roads
    Don’t Rock The Jukebox
    Chattahoochee
    Watermelon Crawl
    It 5 O’clock Somewhere
    Redneck Girl
     
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