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Bassically, my band have a gig in july which is at a student organised prom. Our set is about half an hour but we're not sure which order to play the songs in. Any suggestions?

Here's trhe set:

Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry
Knockin' On Heavens Door- Bob Dylan
Don't Cry- Guns 'N' Roses
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Stealing My Heart- Rolling Stones
Rock And Roll- Led Zeppelin
Starman- David Bowie (Posssibly)

There are also two other written by us:

Blues Burn (Fast typical Blues Song)
Some random Jazz thing (quite slow, ballad-ish)

Any suggestions would be great!
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well, you need more modern rock. something that just rocks out. and I mean need
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No one wants to hear relatively obscure songs. If you are going to play GnR, play sweet child, if you're gonna play bowie, play ziggy stardust.

Seriously, people want familiar tunes to dance to.
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bet you look good on the dance floor arctic monkeys
dance dance fall out boy
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#5
Knocking and dont cry are a tad depressing for a prom dance dont you think?
#6
as much as i like those songs, and you like those songs, they won't. Some will go over well but you really can't play old stuff for a bunch of teens. Also, you have to remember, you are not catering to teen guys either, you are catering to a bunch of teenage girls. I would change a lot of the set list to more popular songs and ballads.

The only one in there that i would keep is wonderful tonight just because that does get played at proms.
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Knocking and dont cry are a tad depressing for a prom dance dont you think?


We've changed them slightly, Knockin' is a more Jazzy version and we've changed don't cry so its more dance-able
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as much as i like those songs, and you like those songs, they won't. Some will go over well but you really can't play old stuff for a bunch of teens. Also, you have to remember, you are not catering to teen guys either, you are catering to a bunch of teenage girls. I would change a lot of the set list to more popular songs and ballads.

The only one in there that i would keep is wonderful tonight just because that does get played at proms.


We've been told by the organisers that they are likely to listen to that kinda music...
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We've been told by the organisers that they are likely to listen to that kinda music...


I wouldn't take the organizers word for it.

Needs more popular music.
#10
well...if it were me, i would play some of THE blackest metal. Whats the harm in a mosh at a prom, NOTHING!!!!! it would be way less boring!
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well...if it were me, i would play some of THE blackest metal. Whats the harm in a mosh at a prom, NOTHING!!!!! it would be way less boring!


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You need the classic slow dance that will lead to hundreds of teenage boys losing their virginity, and hundreds of girls regretting it the next day.

I'd swap Rock n Roll for Starlight by Muse
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Play Paradise City, that's on TV ALL THE TIME, they're guaranteed to know it.
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you're right, people that age DO listen to some of that music, but you would be better off playing some popular songs.

Fall Out Boy
Cartel
Cobra Starship (Play Guilty Pleasure )
The Academy Is..

stuff like that should get them pumped
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#15
Pretty sure the majority of the stuff should be able to be danced to. Think The Strokes - Last Night, I bet you look good on the dancefloor etc etc. Plus people want stuff they know so they can say 'man, i love this song'. Remember DANCING. It's not a gig where people appreciate good music or ****.
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#16
Play slow hands by interpol.
It would be an awesomely exhilarating song.
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stuff like that should get them pumped


yes. play some music that will make them dance.

i suggest you play CO&CA - A favor house atlantic. that should get them pumped
#19
'Wonderful Tonight' GTFO.
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Honestly, i would consider changing 'Don't Cry', for 'Sweet Child O' Mine', or 'Live and Let Die' if ur sticking to the Guns' theme.
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#22
the list does need changing a wee bit


but for the love of god keep Johnny B Goode
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People at proms are drinking right? So it doesn't matter how rubbish the songs are, if they know them they'll be ****ing delighted. And dance like lunatics. Look up some of the classic summer hits from the last few years, Sum 41, Artic Chunkies, that kind of bollocks.
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#26
I'd go with some catchy, good modern rock and get rid of Knockin on Heaven's Door, Don't Cry, and the Stones cover. I'm guessing your little jazz odessey wouldn't go over too well, either. Look at:

Sum 41
Eagles of Death Metal
MCR- (The only song I would not make fun of you for doing is Teenagers, though)
Arctic Monkeys
The Darkness (if your singer has a good falsetto)
EndeverafteR

Those are just a few off the top of my head.
#27
The only thing about these suggestions is that we as a band have to LIKE and WANT to play them else, we may as well not do them...
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If you're playing something like a prom, you want to play mainstream popular rock songs. Like the ones listed above me.

And, for the love of God, the cunts who keep saying "metal/black metal" - please, go away.

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The only thing about these suggestions is that we as a band have to LIKE and WANT to play them else, we may as well not do them...

To be fair, you've got a given point, but playing at a prom, you are playing in capacity of a function band. You'll have to play what suits. If you're approaching this with that mentality, then why, in essence, can't you, as your lead guitarist requested, play some metal?
Doesn't work, does it? Same applies to your current set.

It's a good set though, just not for a prom.

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The only thing about these suggestions is that we as a band have to LIKE and WANT to play them else, we may as well not do them...

True, you shouldn't play songs you absolutely hate. On the other hand, if all you guys are going to be playing is classic rock and jazz, then people are going to dislike you. Is there any modern rock that you guys like?
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True, you shouldn't play songs you absolutely hate. On the other hand, if all you guys are going to be playing is classic rock and jazz, then people are going to dislike you. Is there any modern rock that you guys like?


Suggest anyone and i'll say? Our bassist likes modern stuff but, he doesn't really get a say...
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cos he's the one who got us the gig in the first place! (And he has no brains!))
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Town Called Malice - The Jam
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Dance Dance - Fall Out Boy
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Meet Me At The Bathroom - The Strokes

Hmm, that's all I can think of.
#36
Haha, well... remember this gig is not to showcase your bands original material, it about playing for the crowd. Look at the current charts and you will see the rubbish people like. Granted your not gonna like any of it you're gonna have to play it to make it through the gig.

Some examples of whats currently popular in the charts

Nickleback - Rockstar
Scouting for Girls - Elvis aint dead
Scouting for Girls - She's so lovely
Plain White T's - Hey There OVERRATED CRAP!

Then you can throw in some things to keep other people entertained, e.g Guns N Roses, Clapton, maybe some Bon Jovi?
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Yeh... we might do that...
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#38
Bloc Party! Have a listen to "So Here We Are" or something more upbeat like "Helicopter".
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Suggest anyone and i'll say? Our bassist likes modern stuff but, he doesn't really get a say...

*points to previous post*

Queens of the Stone Age, Collective Soul, Buckcherry, and Wolfmother also come to mind.
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If you're going to play Rolling Stones, play Girl With Far Away Eyes.

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