Busking Songs


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04-29-2006, 09:14 AM
Hi i need some money for a new pedal and so i wondered what songs everyone thought are good busking songs? I need music thats just guitar or just guitar and vocals, thanx.

04-29-2006, 09:18 AM
do tribute- tenacious d, thats a top song

04-29-2006, 01:43 PM
or what about when the night feels my song-beduin soundclash
and good ridance- greenday

04-29-2006, 05:14 PM
You've got to find simple classics for busking, things like 'Redemption song'. Can't think of any others at the moment though (yes, I'm useless).

04-29-2006, 05:35 PM
Some Travis, like Sing, Driftwood, Flowers In The Window, they are simple songs that every one knows.

Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
David Gray - Babylon
Radiohead - High and Dry, Street Spirit
Whatever version you want of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

I was watching some guys I know busking. The songs that got the most people giving them money were the ones that as they went by, they said "Hey, I know that song!"

And the four of them singing Bohemian Rhapsody without guitars got a lot too. :haha

04-30-2006, 02:40 AM
I really HATE this song with a passion but it's the only one any buskeer I pass ever seems to play. I never give them money if they play this song.

Wonderwall - Oasis.

It doesn't get more simple than that. Or more overplayed. ****ers.

04-30-2006, 10:14 PM
Bob Dylan?

04-30-2006, 10:43 PM
Incubus - Mexico (only requires classical guitar and vox)

05-01-2006, 04:40 AM
Any Oasis works.

There was a busker on Saturday that played a good few Oasis covers (and NOT Wonderwall :eek: ), and he did it really well.

05-01-2006, 05:34 AM
Didn't do Wonderwall?! My god!

05-01-2006, 10:09 AM
Incubus - Mexico (only requires classical guitar and vox)Or Drive. Happy songs get cash.

05-02-2006, 01:30 AM
Or Drive. Happy songs get cash.

hell, id try the acoustic Pardon Me as well, for a bit of variety (ie something thats not oasis)

05-12-2006, 06:41 PM
Any "feel good" songs that everyone knows!

12-15-2007, 09:27 AM
i was watching some busker girl, well, busking.. umm not put into great word order, but yeh

i was a pretty **** day, bad weather, bad moods, and she played bad day by daniel powter, then like every person that walked past dropped some cash in her case

12-15-2007, 09:29 AM
well as i posted above, learn a vaiation of popular songs to suit the mood and vibes your getting from people, say its a really nice summers day, something like better together by jack johnson would make me want to give them money

05-07-2008, 02:29 AM
don't forget bright eyes

05-07-2008, 03:59 AM
what is busking

05-07-2008, 06:14 AM
Why do people insist on bumping threads that are two years old?

Busking is playing on the street in hope of people dropping money into your hat or whatever.