Songs that work.
I know I saw a video about this on briansredd's YouTube channel and I'm not sure if there's a thread on here about this, but I was wondering what types of songs "work" for you guys. I know there are a few songs that I can play at just about any gig and they're almost always sure to get people moving out on the floor.
A few I can think of are:
Paradise by the Dashboard Light- Meatloaf
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
I apologize if there's already a thread like this, but I'm curious to see what types of songs work for you guys.
Every crowd is different. I dont think there is one set of song that work for every crowd.
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People love to hear songs they have forgotten about, but loved. Look to the bottom of yearly charts and find songs you don't know..play the samples on amazon or iTunes and when you find one that makes YOU feel like that, that's the song... assuming you're within 20 years of the crowd dancing I would say. Obviously it has to be a danceable song though.
Originally Posted by fatcatdj
Hey Ya - Outkast (Almost always works for me)
And there are few others like "Let's Groove Tonight" and "Boogie Shoes" which crosses generational gaps and gets the young and old dancing together.
^^Never worked for me. Not to mention I'd rather stab out both eyes than play it.
Originally Posted by kipperj
Lots of different songs work for different people. No set list.
for 20s-30 teenage dirtbag/stacey's mom or a couple from the offspring/blink182
people in Australia actually dance to those songs?
Originally Posted by Kingbob182
I think this thread is going off track... Let's not confuse people here.
Originally Posted by RodneyL
I don't think you can categorize this into songs that work for any gig but for weddings I would say these are my trusty dance floor fillers. My wedding couples are usually in the late 20's to early 30's so the 80's really hit home.
Cotton eye Joe
Talk dirty to me
Dude looks like a lady
Old time rock and roll
Do you love me (now that I can dance)
I am confused, the op asked "I know there are a few songs that I can play at just about any gig and they're almost always sure to get people moving out on the floor."
Originally Posted by Sween
So... isn't that we are discussing?