The cover band I play with does a lot of country and will mix in some newer stuff (top 40). This is the first cover band I've played with that will work in songs that are currently on the "charts". I'm realizing a lot of the times the material will go over well for a month or so while it is hot, but after that a lot of the time it will fizzle out. I'm thinking when it comes to newer stuff it might be better to pick bigger songs of the last 2-3 years instead of bigger songs of the last 2-3 weeks because the ones that will have been around will have more staying power. We've got a number of songs that were released in 2014, but we've dropped almost as many as we've kept and I'm not sure how many of these we will keep around for 2015 or longer (assuming the band stays together). We just added 5 more songs this week, but they are songs that have been around and still get radio play after 3-4 years. I think these will have a better shelf life for a cover band. Any thoughts?