Trying to put together a country song list for our band

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  1. FFOGG

    FFOGG Fat Frustated Old Guy w/ Gut Gold Supporting Member

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    We are 4 piece band that plays mostly danceable geezer rock and some 70’s dance music along with some recent hits byOutKast and Elle King ..along with some Bruce and joe Jackson

    I would like to add some danceable up beat / sing along country tunes . This is what We are working on so far

    Boot Scoot Boogie
    Wagon Wheel

    Head over Boots
    Friends in Low Places
    Toes.


    I thinking of the following ...not sure if they are too corny or ridiculous

    Achy Breaky Heart
    Red Solo Cup


    And these also ??
    No Shoes No Shirt
    A Less Less Talk
    This is How We Roll

    Drink In My Hand

    There Was This Girl by Riley Green
    Red Dirt Road

    Redneck Neck Woman
    Country Girl





    Thoughts on these selections ?
     
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    how bout that one where you ask the bartender for a double shot and dance like nobodys looking ?
     
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    Please, seriously please, don’t do Wagon Wheel. If you PM me your PayPal info, I’ll send you $20 if you don’t play it. Like, super mega hella please don’t play Wagon Wheel.

    Please...

    ...don’t play Wagon Wheel.
     
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    It would not get you may gigs here, but don't know about your neck of the woods. We do Guitars and Cadillacs every now and again. The crowd loves it and it's 2 chords, so no lengthy rehearsal required.
     
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    Guitars, Cadillac's is definitely one to do.

    Another one that really cooks is "Restless" though it helps if you have Frank Reckard playing the licks:

     
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    Take a little ride is just the chorus to Pearl Jam’s Alive sped up a hair (E-G-D-A). I played it in my old band and would sneak the Alive solo in it at the end when we jammed it out.
    I saw a video of someone doing Old Town Road and it was the same chord progression capo’ed on the 5th fret.
     
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    You might consider this.

     
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    Ok I promise
     
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    In this single act you’ve done more for humanity than Ghandi. You may not have known this but Wagon Wheel was written by Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini during the early days of WWII. It was later arranged by Pol Pot. I mean, if you feel good about supporting such things, then play it. I choose not to support such evil.
     
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    This, and include Achy, Breaky Heart on the absolutely do not play list. Rawhide, on the other hand, :aok
     
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    Now I'd personally throw Wagon Wheel and Achy Breaky on the set list just to be contrarian :banana


    *Achy Breaky actually seems to have come back around in terms of popularity lately.

    **I didn't enjoy performing Wagon Wheel much in the past, but the other band members liked it and a ton of other people do too.
     
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    As much as I despise it, the girls seem to love Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.
     
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    I had some “great” ideas, but in an un-TGP moment actually reread the OP; I see danceable is mentioned. So maybe some classics like “Get Rhythm” by Johnny Cash (awesome if you’re the guitar in the band), or Dwight Yoakum’s “Guitars, Cadillacs”, something a bit “hip” if you’re primarily a rock band.

    I suppose the spaghetti western medley won’t fit...
     
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    Burn me Down -just about anything by Marty Stuart
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    Copperhead Road -might get 'em line dancin'.
     
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