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LHW

Southwest Florida

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Jul 14th, 2018 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am looking for suggestions for songs (non-country) that typically get the crowd on the dance floor.

Thanks!

tahitijack
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San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Jul 15th, 2018 08:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's a love hate situation. Dancers, especially women, seem to love these, while players don't:

Sweet Home Alabama
Mustang Sally
Brown Eyed Girl


6L6
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San Francisco, CA

Jul 15th, 2018 08:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly.

littleuch
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Florida

Jul 15th, 2018 08:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

The thing I've noticed is you can launch into a relatively unknown cool and greasy tune and no one will dance. Same groove, key, tempo then switch to Mustang Sally and watch them flock to the dance floor. So ultimately I think "danceable" = familiar.

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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Jul 15th, 2018 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Along with The Holy Trinity mentioned by tahitijack above...

Anything by Blondie will fill a dance floor. Same goes for Jimmy Buffett stuff, as well as Hall & Oates' and Huey Lewis' stuff.

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Busy doing something close to nothing
Jul 15th, 2018 09:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Soul, Funk and, dare I say it, Disco get people on the dance floor. I laughed when our female singer said she wanted to do I Will Survive, but she insisted it would get women on the dance floor. She was right.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 11:19 AM, Jul 15th, 2018)

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Jul 15th, 2018 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Found an old set list for a classic rock (well, it was classic back in the 90's) band I was in. Just some spitballin'. We did well. Forgive the caps, it's a copy/paste from an alphabetized speadsheet. I also deleted some pointless songs based on personnel at the time. We were a 5 piece and everyone sang, so lot's of vocals.

AINT THAT PECULIAR
AINT TOO PROUD TO BEG
AND I LOVE HER
BANG A GONG
BRICK HOUSE
BROWN EYED GIRL
CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE
COOL JERK
DOCK OF THE BAY/UNDER THE BOARDWALK
DOMINO
DRIFT AWAY
EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART
GET READY/SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
GLORIA
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
HANKY PANKY
HAPPY TOGETHER
HEARD IT THRU THE GRAPEVINE
HOLD ON IM COMIN'
HONKY TONK WOMAN
HOOKED ON A FEELING
I FEEL GOOD
I SAW HER STANDING THERE
I'M A BELIEVER
INTO THE MYSTIC
ITS ALLRIGHT
KNOCK ON WOOD
LITTLE SISTER
LOUIE LOUIE
MARGARITAVILLE
MEMPHIS
MY GIRL
RESPECT
RUNAWAY
SHOTGUN
SOULMAN
SPOOKY
STAND BY ME
TELL HER NO
TELL IT LIKE IT IS
TEQUILA
THE WEIGHT
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
TWENTY FIVE MILES
TWIST AND SHOUT
UNCHAINED MELODY
WALK AWAY RENEE
WHAT I'D SAY
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'
WONDERFUL TONIGHT
YOU CAN'T DO THAT
YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 02:05 PM, Jul 15th, 2018)

Foggy1
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So, so you think you can tell?
Jul 15th, 2018 01:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's an awesome list littleuch. Loved Drift away and The Weight especially.

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It just needs more voltage
Jul 15th, 2018 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Been 6 years since I've been in a dance band, but one of the oddball tunes that worked every time was The Nitty Gritty. We did have 3 background vocals on it though.

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Ooo that sandwich

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Jul 16th, 2018 07:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Addicted to Love, by Robert Palmer.

Play that tune, and every woman in the joint becomes a hot model in a skimpy black dress on the dance floor. They will climb over each other to get there too.

If you don't have keys/synth, you can play the brass fills on guitar. Use a fuzz and it will work great.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 09:27 AM, Jul 16th, 2018)

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Jul 28th, 2018 11:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agree with the above. How about KC's Get Down Tonight?

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