Classic Rock Dance Songs

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by acrazyhorse, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. acrazyhorse

    acrazyhorse New Member

    Hello everyone, I am currently playing bass in a classic rock-n-roll band and we are trying to add classic rock songs that you dance to,we really like to rock out with guitar solos,etc.,but the crowd really enjoys dancing,so..I would really appreciate if anyone could suggest some classic rock songs we can add to our set lists .THANKS!!!
  2. Ms_Sunlight

    Ms_Sunlight New Member

    What do you mean by classic rock-n-roll? Do you mean like Little Richard? Elvis? The Beatles? Hendrix? Deep Purple? Thin Lizzy? And what kind of dancing?

    If I had to name a few classic rock songs that always get me on my feet I'd go for:

    Nadine Chuck Berry (or anything else. Can't go wrong with Chuck really.)
    Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
    Paperback Writer The Beatles
    Nutbush City Limits Tina Turner
    Town Called Malice The Jam

    But that's just me :)
  3. acrazyhorse

    acrazyhorse New Member

    Thanks for the reply,ill give those a try,how about mabellene by chuck berry?,its kind of a quick "2 feel",,,,,we play mostly classic rock from 60,70,80"s ,but are open to whatever is fun for the crowd .Some of the songs that we play now that go over well are: brickhouse,play that funky music,be my girl,twist and shout,i saw here standing there,good lovin,american girl,mustang sally ,slowride,what i like about you,sweet jane,cant explain and some kind of wonderful.
  4. Medira

    Medira New Member

    ooooh, I like topics like this...welcome to DF!

    Brandy - Looking Glass
    September - Earth, Wind and Fire
    Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (actually, there are a lot of goof Marvin Gaye songs you could use)
    Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young (I love to dance to this song, though I don't know what sort of partner dance you'd do to it)
    Cecelia - Paul Simon
    Crocodile Rock - Elton John
    Peppermint Twist - (can't think of the artist at the moment...I'll update when I remember)

    I'll keep thinking on this one...
  5. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    For the Viennese Waltz:

    House of the Rising Sun - Animals
    You Don't Own Me - Leslie Gore
  6. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Heh...it seems so...dark and depressing, but it works! I LOVE the suggestion of Leslie Gore though...

    Hmm...it may be a little fast, but what about Dusty Springfield's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me?
  7. dancin/dj

    dancin/dj Member

    welcome crazy horse,i grew up playing classic rock in bands :) , if your talking dancing as in whats on this board-west coast swing /swing/etc.. mustang sally is great for west coast especialy if you play the quitar with grit and fire 8) born on the bayou from creedance is another great west coast swing song,twisting the night away/rod stewart or whoever else covered it is good from straight swing dancing,cherry bomb by john cougar is good to west coast swing to stevie ray vaughen pride and joy well thats good for now,have fun.
  8. acrazyhorse

    acrazyhorse New Member

    Thanks to everyone for the replies,keep them coming,im taking notes.Hey DJ mustang sally goes over great,we have an open mike for anyone who wants to come up and sing along.I also play guitar and drums and keys,but im really get hooked on the groove ,so and old fender precision bass with flat wound strings and an old svt tube amp with eight( ten inch speakers) is so powerful.you dont have to set up subwoofers.we play some SRV and CCR what do you think about jump,jive and wail or rock this town?
  9. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    That would be Joey Dee & the Starlighters :D
  10. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    Sam Cooke - Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha <--- This one should be obvious, right?

    Under the Boardwalk (Rumba)

    Stand By Me (Rumba)

    It's So Easy to Fall in Love (Swing)

    Margaritaville (Rumba)

    Blue Bayou (Rumba)

    Don't Be Cruel (Swing)
  11. acrazyhorse

    acrazyhorse New Member

    Just listened to peppermint twist at amazon,i think that we can really rock it,even turn it into a 10 min song ,if everyone dancing can keep it up.
  12. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Something maybe not so well remembered, but good...

    Something Good/Herman's Hermitts - Swing
    Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying/Gerry and the Pacemakers - Rumba
    Angel of the Morning/Merrilee Rush - NC2S
    Little Girl/Syndicate of Sound - Swing
  13. dancin/dj

    dancin/dj Member

    sooooooooo cool, tube amps hve the best sound ever :!: i host a couple of open mikes a few years ago 8) shoot we musicans were doing a type of star seach before it was ever on tv :idea: ,rock on bro.i like under the boardwalk and margaritaville for cha cha, if you twist them you can get people to do different styles of dance to them and mustang sally los lobos did a remake that was really cool the way they twisted it by making u either cha cha or west coast to it.i only play on tube amps bro.jump jive and wail and rock this town luv those songs, go for it, keep them coming back for more and blow the dj"s out of the water 8)
  14. Ms_Sunlight

    Ms_Sunlight New Member

    How well does that work with the phrasing of the songs? I thought they were both in 6/8 time, not 3/4.

    Heh. It would be cool to see regardless.
  15. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Thank you! Hahaha, I feel better now.

    Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett did the original, I believe) is great to groove solo to as well...so, so, so much fun.

    Spitfire, I know all of the songs you mentioned. Great choices!


    You can also check out:

    Shambala - Three Dog Night
    More Today then Yesterday - Spiral Staircase
    These Eyes - The Guess Who
    Get Over It - The Eagles
    All For You - Sister Hazel (mid-90's, so it may be a bit later for your tastes, but still good...)
    Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    Ticket to Ride - The Beatles
    Old Time Rock n' Roll - Bob Seger
    Happy Together - The Turtles
    Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
    That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly
    Wouldn't it be Nice - Beach Boys
    Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
    California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas
    Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
    Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
    Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
    Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James and the Shondells
    Summer in the City - Lovin Spoonful
    I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
    Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
    Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
    Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
    Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas
    Venus - Bananarama
    Glad all Over - Dave Clark 5
    Build me up Buttercup - The Foundations
    Reach Out, I'll be There - The Four Tops
    Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
    Saturday in the Park - Chicago
    Do You Love Me - The Contours
    In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins
    Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
    Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
    Stuck in the Middle (With You) - Stealer's Wheel
    Groovin' - The Rascals
    Penny Lane - The Beatles
    Can't You Hear my Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
    Drift Away - Dobie Grey
    Long Cool WOman (in a Black Dress) - The Hollies
    Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat and Tears
    Evil Ways - Santana
    Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana
    Do You Believe in Magic - Lovin' Spoonful
    All I Have to do is Dream - Everly Brothers
    Dizzy - Tommy Roe
    I'm into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
    Who Put the Bomp - Barry Mann
    Windy - The Association
    Fortune Teller - Bobby Curtola
    There Goes my Baby - The Drifters
    Sea of Love - Phil Phillips
    Stay - Maurice Williams
    Tears on my Pillow - Little Anthony and the Imperials
    Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
    5 O'Clock World - The Vogues
    Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred
    I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
    Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
    Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
    Do You Want to Dance - Bobby Freeman

    ...and I think that'll do for the music overload post of the day...

    - M
    Procrastinating at work, can you tell? ;)
  16. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Forgot one:

    All Right Now - Free
  17. acrazyhorse

    acrazyhorse New Member

    WOW Medira!!, your awesome,now let me turn you on to one i just learned last night "Shake a tail feather "by Ray Charles with The Blues Brothers....check it out and teell me what you think
  18. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    Wow, Medira, you rock!
    And- to know all of those tunes-
    you are not the ponytailed teenager of your avatar! :shock: 8)
    :D :nope:
  19. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Hehehe, that's a fabulously fun song to dance to. I have it on my hard drive at home. :D
  20. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Actually, I'm 23. I just grew up listening to a wide variety of music and I have a good memory for songs and lyrics. I have the classics from the 30's and 40's from my mom's parents (that's also where I get my love of the golden era musicals from), hawaiian music from my dad's parents, classic rock, motown and some jazz from my dad, general ac from my mom and pretty much everything else from self-discovery. :D It's all in the upbringing, I swear. ;)

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