Easy filler songs for coverband gigs

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  1. djdrdave

    djdrdave Member

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    My friends guitar and bass player quit suddenly, I am learning about 40 songs for a gig at the end of the month. I am sure some of the songs won't be ready in time so are there any easy filler songs that should be easy for everyone to use quickly?

    I know everyone has different skill levels, but an easy filler song should be one that's not a stretch for any position bass drums vocals or guitar.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. clintb

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    What style of music?
     
  3. djdrdave

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    Mostly classic rock, but they are throwing a few newer songs in.
     
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    Here's some that do well and meet the criteria of easy to play and easy to sing in the Classic Rock vein.
    Hurts so good - John Cougar
    Authority Song - John Cougar
    The Break Up Song - The Greg Kihn Band
    Brown eye'd Girl - Van Morrison < Always a big hit
    American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
    Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane
    Rock and Roll all Night - Kiss
    Cold Gin - Kiss
    Keep Your hands to yourself - Georgia Satellites
     
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    Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
    Hash Pipe - Weezer
    Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
    Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
    Detroit Rock City - KISS
    Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
    Smokin In The Boys Room - Brownsville Station/Motley Crue
    Can't Get Enough - Bad Co

    Are all pretty basic songs that usually go over well with a classic rock audience.
     
  6. Wolfgangsta

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    Excellent list! And I'll add "Fight For Your Right To Party" - The Beastie Boys
    My band literally threw the song together one practice and played it (horribly) the next weekend. Crowd went nuts. We ride the chorus out at the end and the singer runs around the bar and has crowd members sing "you gotta fight...for your right...to party!!!" Always a fun time.
     
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    SongArtist867-5309 JennyTommy TutoneA Little Less Talk And A Lot More ActionToby KeithAll Summer LongKid RockAuthority SongJohn Cougar MellencampBad Moon RisingCreedence Clearwater RevivalBe Bop A LulaGene VincentBe My Baby TonightJohn Michael MontgomeryBig RiverJohnny CashBlister In The SunViolent FemmesBlue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins/Elvis PresleyBoot Scootin' BoogieBrooks & DunnBorn To Be WildSteppenwolfBrown Eyed GirlVan MorrisonCeciliaSimon & GarfunkelChattahoocheeAlan JacksonChicken FriedZac Brown BandCocaine BluesJohnny CashCopperhead RoadSteve EarleDumas WalkerThe Kentucky HeadhuntersFishin&#8217; In The DarkNitty Gritty Dirt BandFolsom Prison BluesJohnny CashGood TimeAlan JacksonGuitars, CadillacsDwight YoakamHonky Tonk WomenRolling StonesI Fought The LawBobby Fuller FourI Got A WomanRay CharlesI Want You To Want MeCheap TrickInto The MysticVan MorrisonJohnny B. GoodeChuck BerryJohnny LawWayne HancockKissPrinceLet The Good Times RollB.B. KingLittle SisterDwight YoakamLiving Next Door To AliceSmokieLorettaTownes Van Zandt/Jesse DaytonMargaritavilleJimmy BuffettMony MonyTommy James & The ShondellsMove It On OverGeorge Thorogood & The DestroyersMustang SallyWilson PickettNeon MoonBrooks & DunnOld Time Rock & RollBob SegerPolka MedleyVariousProud MaryCreedence Clearwater RevivalRing Of FireJohnny CashRoadhouse BluesThe DoorsRock This TownStray CatsShould Have Been A CowboyToby Keith(Sittin&#8217; On) The Dock Of The BayOtis ReddingStray Cat StrutStray CatsSummertime BluesEddie CochranSweet Home AlabamaLynyrd SkynyrdTakin' Care Of BusinessBachman-Turner OverdriveThe FiremanGeorge StraitThe JokerSteve Miller BandToesZac Brown BandTravelin' BandCreedence Clearwater RevivalWipe OutThe SurfarisWonderful TonightEric ClaptonWorkin' Man BluesMerle HaggardYou Sexy ThingHot ChocolateYou Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC
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    They don't get much easier (or crowd pleasing, at least around here) than my (now former) band's set list.

    Lots of songs musicians hate--which is a good sign that normal people will like them!
     
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    Smoke on the water!


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    Wild thing
    Born to be Wild
    Bad Boy (beatles)
    Wonderful Tonight
    Get Offa My Cloud (Stones)
    Satisfaction (stones)
    Jumpin Jack Flash
    Honky Tonk Woman
    Train kept a Rollin
    CrossFire (SRV)
    any ZZ Top

    And Jazz Odyssey!

     
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    thanks all, some great suggestions here!
     
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    Try playing it!

    It was exhausting.
     
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    classic rock?
    In the City Joe Walsh (eagles)
    lonely is the night - billy squier
    Stranglehold - Nugent (solo is involved but easy)
    Cat scratch fever - nugent
    Back in Black - acdc
    All right now - free
     
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    Because I like to write perl scripts for my own entertainment. Here is the above list in a more readable format.

    Song: Artist
    867-5309 Jenny: Tommy Tutone
    A Little Less Talk And A Lot More Action: Toby Keith
    All Summer Long: Kid Rock
    Authority Song: John Cougar Mellencamp
    Bad Moon Rising: Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Be Bop A Lula: Gene Vincent
    Be My Baby Tonight: John Michael Montgomery
    Big River: Johnny Cash
    Blister In The Sun: Violent Femmes
    Blue Suede Shoes: Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley
    Boot Scootin' Boogie: Brooks & Dunn
    Born To Be Wild: Steppenwolf
    Brown Eyed Girl: Van Morrison
    Cecilia: Simon & Garfunkel
    Chattahoochee: Alan Jackson
    Chicken Fried: Zac Brown Band
    Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
    Copperhead Road: Steve Earle
    Dumas Walker: The Kentucky Headhunters
    Fishin&#8217; In The Dark: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Folsom Prison Blues: Johnny Cash
    Good Time: Alan Jackson
    Guitars, Cadillacs: Dwight Yoakam
    Honky Tonk Women: Rolling Stones
    I Fought The Law: Bobby Fuller Four
    I Got A Woman: Ray Charles
    I Want You To Want Me: Cheap Trick
    Into The Mystic: Van Morrison
    Johnny B. Goode: Chuck Berry
    Johnny Law: Wayne Hancock
    Kiss: Prince
    Let The Good Times Roll: B.B. King
    Little Sister: Dwight Yoakam
    Living Next Door To Alice: Smokie
    Loretta: Townes Van Zandt/Jesse Dayton
    Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett
    Mony Mony: Tommy James & The Shondells
    Move It On Over: George Thorogood & The Destroyers
    Mustang Sally: Wilson Pickett
    Neon Moon: Brooks & Dunn
    Old Time Rock & Roll: Bob Seger
    Polka Medley: Various
    Proud Mary: Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Ring Of Fire: Johnny Cash
    Roadhouse Blues: The Doors
    Rock This Town: Stray Cats
    Should Have Been A Cowboy: Toby Keith
    (Sittin&#8217; On) The Dock Of The Bay: Otis Redding
    Stray Cat Strut: Stray Cats
    Summertime Blues: Eddie Cochran
    Sweet Home Alabama: Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Takin' Care Of Business: Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    The Fireman: George Strait
    The Joker: Steve Miller Band
    Toes: Zac Brown Band
    Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Wipe Out: The Surfaris
    Wonderful Tonight: Eric Clapton
    Workin' Man Blues: Merle Haggard
    You Sexy Thing: Hot Chocolate
    You Shook Me All Night Long: AC/DC
     
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    How could the script know where to split it? Genius!
     
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    +1 on perl scripts just for fun!
     
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    Probably at the 2nd change from lower case/digits to capitals when they're side by side.
     

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