It can take a few years for songs to build a reputation as a classic bar tune, but once they reach that privileged hall of fame, it's cemented for all time. They become frequent rituals and tend to prompt an immediate reaction of hooting, inebriated dancing, and out-of-tune singing or half-mumbled rapping the moment they begin to play. If you want to see men and women instantly put down their drinks at a bar and close their eyes and maybe pump their fists with the glint of inspired tears in their eyes as they sing along, just hit play on Journey's classic anthem Don't Stop Believin'. On the other end of the spectrum of nostalgic bar songs, there's classic '90s rap. This surprisingly pop-inflected rap song from a hardcore rap superstar known for his dark themes has become a legend in bars with its ability to get half-inebriated people comically attempting to rap along when they only know a handful of the lyrics. This song by Bon Jovi is often the antidote for the depressed bar flies moping over their beers. It's easy to see why: when you're feeling a little depressed, there's nothing quite like seeing a bar full of people come alive, shouting "we're half-way there!
1. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
2. Hold Back The River – James Bay
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Sourcing new material can prove to be a difficult task. However, inspiration can come from many different sources — radio, TV shows, festival coverage or even perhaps cheekily! We thought it might be interesting to find out what the majority of the bands on the LMM Directory have in their repertoire. We looked at the repertoire section of over bands, solo artists and other acts on the Last Minute Musicians Directory. From that information, we picked out the most regularly occurring songs and organised them into two alphabetised lists. In order to make it on to the list, each song had to be mentioned at least 8 times. That may sound like a small number, but you try getting people working in many, many different genres to agree on what songs they are going to play! That said, many songs were mentioned many more times than that.
The best cover band song lists are all killer and no filler. When covering the best rock, current pop or classic rock songs, function and wedding bands will only choose the best of the best in their gig setlist. The following are songs that everyone should know, no matter your audience! The reason that these are good songs to cover is because they are tried and tested by the top wedding and party bands over hundreds and hundreds of shows. Follow our most requested cover band songs Spotify playlist below! Here is our YouTube playlist of the ultimate wedding band set list songs!