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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can you recommend 70's-80's songs to play in my Retro party?

I am assigned from my company to form the band to play live music at company's retro night party. I have 2 guitars, 1 bass, 1 drum, 1 percussion and 1 trumpet now. I just want to make the party fun with some fast ans some slow 70's - 80's musics.

I have only 3 songs in my list now.
- My Sharona.
- I will survive. and
- YMCA

I am not familiar to the retro songs. Can you recommend 6-7 song more in the tempo like those above 3 and 3-4 songs for slow dancing?

Thank you so much in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Re: Can you recommend 70's-80's songs to play in my Retro party?

Up tempo stuff,
Rock Lobster - B 52's
Mickey - Toni Basil
Hit Me With your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
Call me - blondie
Whip It - Devo
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Sounds like a fun gig, good luck with it.
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Get "Chicago's Greatest Hits" and see if you can play any of those. The trumpet will fit, and the tunes are great.
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Dont stop believing by Journey, its kinda a big hit at the moment..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGzwNdTVHJo
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Thank you for all comments. :-)
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Re: Can you recommend 70's-80's songs to play in my Retro party?

I just played a party and we did the same kind of tunes. Here are a few we did that would work for you:
867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tune
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Any way you want it - Journey
All day and all of the night - The Kinks (older I know, but a good party song)
Play that Funky music - I don't remember who sing this

These are all easy tunes, and fun to play. Good luck!
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Twisted Sister -We're not going to take it.
Quiet Riot- Cum on feel the noise.
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This is a partial list of stuff I do...

BRYAN ADAMS
SUMMER OF '69

AC/DC
SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG

AMERICA
SISTER GOLDEN HAIR, HORSE WITH NO NAME,

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET

BEATLES
PAPERBACK WRITER, HELP, ELEANOR RIGBY, TICKET TO RIDE, GET BACK, ALL MY LOVING, LET IT BE, OB LA DI OB LA DA, TWIST AND SHOUT

PAT BENATAR
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT

GEORGE BENSON
ON BROADWAY

BERLIN
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY

BON JOVI
YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME, EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART, I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU, LIVIN' ON A PRAYER

GARTH BROOKS
THUNDER ROLLS

ERIC CLAPTON
I SHOT THE SHERIFF

COASTERS
CHARLIE BROWN

ALICE COOPER
I'M EIGHTEEN, BE MY LOVER

DEL SHANNON
MY LITTLE RUNAWAY

JOHN DENVER
TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS

DONOVAN
MELLOW YELLOW

THE DRIFTERS
UNDER THE BOARDWALK

BOB DYLAN
KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR

EAGLES
TAKE IT EASY, ALREADY GONE, PEACEFUL EASY FEELING, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, TEQUILA SUNRISE,

JOHN FOGERTY
CENTERFIELD

FOUR SEASONS
DECEMBER 1963

JANIS JOPLIN
ME AND BOBBI MCGEE

BILLY JOEL
YOU MAY BE RIGHT, MOVIN OUT (ANTHONY'S SONG), MY LIFE, IT'S STILL ROCK -N-N ROLL TO ME

JOURNEY
ANYWAY YOU WANT IT, FAITHFULLY, OPEN ARMS

KANSAS
DUST IN THE WIND

KISS
HIDE YOUR HEART, STRUTTER, BETH, ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE,

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
SWEET HOME ALABAMA, FREE BIRD

MELISSA MANCHESTER
THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE

BETTE MIDLER
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS

MR. BIG
TO BE WITH YOU

STEVIE NICKS
EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, LEATHER AND LACE

POISON
YOUR MAMA DON'T DANCE, EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN

QUEEN
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

LIONEL RICHIE
RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT

FRANK SINATRA
THAT'S LIFE

SCORPIONS
WIND OF CHANGE, ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE

SKID ROW
18 AND LIFE, I REMEMBER YOU

THOMPSON TWINS
HOLD ME NOW

38. SPECIAL
CAUGHT UP IN YOU

TOMMY TUTONE
JENNY 867-5309

WHITE LION
WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY

WARRANT
HEAVEN
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