Element182
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#1
ok, so me and some friends are playing a talent show at the end of february at my Private Christian School. We need a good song to play. We've all been playing for over 2 years and are talented. Out singer has a lowish raspy voice and I sing soft and kinda high, I do the backups. We play Mainstream Rock, Grunge, Punk, and a Little metal core. We need a good song that'll go over well since it's a Christian school. No-one at that school has any kind of real talent so we know we can win if we just play a good song. Suggestions?

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#2
Why not do an original?
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#3
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Why not do an original?


Originals don't win over crowds too easily, especially at school talent shows. You need to grab attention and interest.

I'd say Lips of an Angel by Hinder. It says "angel" in the song, and practically everyone knows it.
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#4
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - JET
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Rock and Roll All Night - Kiss (unless teachers would have a problem?)
If your singer has a low and raspy voice, maybe do a Turisas-style cover of Rasputin?
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Low and raspy...Turn the Page by Mettalica? havent read the lyrics but i like the song. im sure u can manage with one guitar somehow...


otherwise may i suggest something like You Really Got Me? Van Halens version perhaps?
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#7
if it 's a Christian gig then some of these won't work but will for a different gig (with what your band can do from what you said)

set me free - Velvet Revolver
don't cry- GN'R
hair of the dog - Nazereth, but the GN'R version has a really low harmony (not a Christian song...)
punishing world - The New York Dolls
sorrow - Pink Floyd
comfortably numb - Pink Floyd
time stand still- Rush (i think a chick sings the high part during the chorus)
the music must change - The Who

I personaly would suggest Time Stand Still, Don't Cry, Set me free, and comfortably numb for a Christian gig.

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Element182
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#8
Well it's a Christian School, but luckily the songs can be whatever just as long as they are appropriate. Lips of an Angel is a no-no. We were thinking maybe a Daughtry song? Were goin' for super high energy, so nothing to slow. We wanna be Big and Loud, not really soft and sensitive.
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#9
If you want high energy with a low raspy voice, there's really only one candidate - Ace of Spades. Very easy to play, super high energy, everyone knows it. One drum kit, one bass, one guitar. And no innapropriate lyrics. Just super high energy metal goodness. Perfect Choice IMO.
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I agree with Haste the Day-maybe Long Way Down, as it has some regular singing parts and screaming along with it. Or When Everything Falls, but that might be a little tough. Umm...I would personally say something by Life in your Way maybe, one of my favorite bands. Itunes them or myspace or something, Salty Grave by them has a hymnal part at the end, metal style.
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Quote by Aramis
If you want high energy with a low raspy voice, there's really only one candidate - Ace of Spades. Very easy to play, super high energy, everyone knows it. One drum kit, one bass, one guitar. And no innapropriate lyrics. Just super high energy metal goodness. Perfect Choice IMO.


Aramis knows his/her stuff, seconded.
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#16
I don't know about your Christian School, but try not to be judgemental based on whatthe school is about when picking a song. I'm Catholic, and a year or two ago I went through my confirmation, and my confirmation teachers all brought up the theme of music and they surpirsed me with their musical tastes. I thought since they were all about god and stuff that they wouldn't be into metal and stuff. One of the male teachers rolled up his sleeve to display a Slayer tatoo to our class.

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#17
YA, my English teacher loves hard rock. She rushed the stage at a Smashing Pumpkins concert when she was a teen. Oh, and while I love Ace of Spades there is the line....THE ONLY GOD I FEAR IS THE ACE OF SPADES....ya, I don't wanna get Bible raped. AS for metal-core, I don't think they'll allow screaming, although most students love that stuff. Right now we're looking at.

1. Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
2. My hero - Foo Fighters
3. Last years super-bowl medly = All along the Watchtower into Best of You - Hendrix/F.F.
4. Say it ain't so - Weezer
5. What I want - Daughtry


Just a little tid bit on the band. We all play in the School's Chapel band. We're a 2A school and we play for the entire High-School and Middle School every Tuesday. That's like 400 Students, so ya....we rock pretty good and have alot of experience. I'm downloading almost every song that you guys post so keep 'em coming. Even if we don't play it, you just might turn me on to some cool new bands.
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Element182
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Wait, well apparently I should have looked up the lyrics to Ace of Spades. We might can do that one. Thanks.
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#19
One word, Slayer!

Nah, If its talent you're after try some rush or Constant Motion by Dream Theater
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Today or Tonight Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins perhaps

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YA, my English teacher loves hard rock. She rushed the stage at a Smashing Pumpkins concert when she was a teen. Oh, and while I love Ace of Spades there is the line....THE ONLY GOD I FEAR IS THE ACE OF SPADES....ya, I don't wanna get Bible raped. AS for metal-core, I don't think they'll allow screaming, although most students love that stuff. Right now we're looking at.


........... except for the fact that that line isn't in Ace of Spades.

The line is "The only card I need".

I'd say go for it.
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My generation.

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Stryper!!!!!!!!!!

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POD - Jesus Freak
Stryper would rule but good luck singing it... and they have two guitarists that rip together.
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Stryper would rule but good luck singing it... and they have two guitarists that rip together.


he said they werent a beginner band
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#28
YYZ YYZ YYZ. Just get the singers to randomly say YYZ or Toronto Airport. Or write your own lyrics for that song.
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Voodoo Child
All Along the Watchtower
You Really Got Me
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#31
any cacophony.....

disposable heroes - 'tallica
and all that could have been - NIN
omerta - lamb of god

or as mentioned above YYZ, if you think you can really pull it off (and you need to do it in its entirety, complete with the ridiculous solo bridge part)