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Best guitar songs to play at a party

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 168 ✭✭ demolitionman


    anyone got any good guitar songs to play at a house party? ones that would get everyone involved singing.

    i'm trying to think of a few but am struggling

    obviously oasis wonderwall is a classic.

    then i though florence and the machine - youve got the love.

    any other suggestions?

    would appreciate all suggestions
    :):)


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  • Oasis - Don't look back in anger

    Eagle Eyed Cherry - Save Tonight

    Hallelujah (if you wanna slow things down :pac:)

    Green Day - Good Riddance

    .....I'll think of more don't worry :P




  • Sktchr wrote: »
    Oasis - Don't look back in anger

    Eagle Eyed Cherry - Save Tonight

    Hallelujah (if you wanna slow things down :pac:)

    Green Day - Good Riddance

    .....I'll think of more don't worry :P


    Firstly, Thank You :)

    Secondly, Keep 'Em Coming!! ;):p




  • Take that - Back for good (capo 3)

    knocking on heavens door

    angel of harlem

    cannonball (capo 6)




  • I guess it would depend on the age group.

    Tiny Dancer is a great sing along song if people know it.




  • Don't Stop Believing!!!!


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  • The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, simple to play which is a good thing when you are drunk, and everyone loves screaming out the chorus.

    Maybe N17 by the Saw Doctors, I guess depending on the crowd.

    Tribute - Tenacious D is always a good laugh.

    No Woman, No Cry/ One Love - Bob Marley.




  • Build Me up Buttercup
    Foo Fighters Wheels
    Galway Girl (Yawn but sometime the lowest common denominator is required)
    Since You've been gone Kelly Clarkson
    Dreaming of You The Coral
    Fisherman's Bues
    Rockin The Free World
    Starlight
    Proud Mary
    Sex On Fire
    Use Somebody
    When You were Young
    Smile Like YOu Mean it
    Ziggy Stardust
    No Rain.




  • Im looking for these kind of songs to!
    So far I've got:
    Let It Be by The Beatles
    Hurt by Johnny Cash
    Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
    Californication by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

    I'll definitely give some of the suggestions here a try too though!




  • Im looking through you - The Beatles




  • any jack johnson single works well
    anything from foo fighters skin and bones album
    patience - guns n roses
    angie - rolling stones
    dont dream its over - crowded house
    **** her gently - tenacious d
    fell in love with a girl / hotel yorba - white stripes
    kiss me - sixpence none the richer
    secret smile - semisonic
    song 2 - blur
    teenage dirtbag - wheatus
    some kinks tunes as well

    thats all i can think of at the moment :)


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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBVnMf2t7w

    Everyone of these are pretty perfect.

    C - G - Am - F

    Or if the key is too hard to sing, Capo it anywhere or

    D - A - Bm - G or
    G - D - Em - C are the easiest alternatives.

    Oh, same with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM&feature=related

    Then Pork and beans - Weezer
    All along the watchtower - dylan/hendrix
    Whiskey in the jar
    I will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie
    Heartbeats - jose gonzalez
    Hey ya (acoustic version... youtube it!)
    And my person favourite is Hero - Enrique Eglaisias. Although if you're singing that you have to get down on one knee and deliver it with so much passion and angst, that you're bound to get punched in the face




  • If I heard anyone playing any of the songs mentioned in the first six posts (and most of the rest), I'd want to smash that guitar across their skull and shove up their h*le.

    But that's just me, innit.




  • Bootsy. wrote: »
    If I heard anyone playing any of the songs mentioned in the first six posts (and most of the rest), I'd want to smash that guitar across their skull and shove up their h*le.

    But that's just me, innit.

    Harsh but fair.

    "Wish you were here" always gets them going for me, after that they putty in your hands, Pinball Wizard works too, for one verse anyway then the words get thin on the ground.




  • Bootsy. wrote: »
    If I heard anyone playing any of the songs mentioned in the first six posts (and most of the rest), I'd want to smash that guitar across their skull and shove up their h*le.

    But that's just me, innit.

    Whats wrong with take that?! :p




  • Bootsy. wrote: »
    If I heard anyone playing any of the songs mentioned in the first six posts (and most of the rest), I'd want to smash that guitar across their skull and shove up their h*le.

    But that's just me, innit.


    What would you recommend?




  • Stephen Lynch - the Divorce Song :D




  • Bootsy. wrote: »
    If I heard anyone playing any of the songs mentioned in the first six posts (and most of the rest), I'd want to smash that guitar across their skull and shove up their h*le.

    But that's just me, innit.

    That goes G,D,Em,C doesn't it? Yeah cool song. Great contribution to the thread man.




  • strobe wrote: »
    That goes G,D,Em,C doesn't it? Yeah cool song. Great contribution to the thread man.

    Note how he never replied to my question, probably because he knows no one in their right mind would want to see him **** the only LCD Soundsystem song he knows in the corner of the kitchen.

    Bootsy strikes me as the definition of the affected Dublin scenster that you see with the Nike Hi-Tops and the skinny jeans and the affected pout, who is soooo achingly cool. Having this guy at your party is akin to finding a lump on your balls.




  • okay here is my penny for your jar....(acoustic thou)

    Bob Dylan - don't think twice
    Bob Marley - Is this love/waiting in vain
    Jackson 5 - Want you Back
    Tom Petty - Last Dance
    Foos - Times like these
    Paddy Casey - Jaysus any of them...
    John Martyn - May you never / Over the hill
    The Jam - Thats Entertainment..
    Red Hot Chillis - Zepher Song / Underthe Bridge


    the list is endless....:D




  • songs that have worked for me are

    Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
    Mr. Brightside - The Killers


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  • Ross Mc wrote: »
    songs that have worked for me are

    Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
    Mr. Brightside - The Killers


    Greenday operates well in that sphere too.
    When You were Young by The Killers is good as well.




  • Note how he never replied to my question, probably because he knows no one in their right mind would want to see him **** the only LCD Soundsystem song he knows in the corner of the kitchen.

    Bootsy strikes me as the definition of the affected Dublin scenster that you see with the Nike Hi-Tops and the skinny jeans and the affected pout, who is soooo achingly cool. Having this guy at your party is akin to finding a lump on your balls.

    Haha Nice!! *Virtual Hi-Five* ;)

    Does anyone know of a song called "Down In The City". I think its by "Scullion"...but it's impossible to find chords online...

    I don't know what the rules are regarding me posting a link to the song (because it's not on youtube), but if you Google it, it's the very first link that comes up in the search....




  • Sktchr wrote: »
    Haha Nice!! *Virtual Hi-Five* ;)

    Does anyone know of a song called "Down In The City". I think its by "Scullion"...but it's impossible to find chords online...

    I don't know what the rules are regarding me posting a link to the song (because it's not on youtube), but if you Google it, it's the very first link that comes up in the search....

    make your own thread




  • Gee thanks....really helpful....




  • Sktchr wrote: »
    Haha Nice!! *Virtual Hi-Five* ;)

    Does anyone know of a song called "Down In The City". I think its by "Scullion"...but it's impossible to find chords online...

    I don't know what the rules are regarding me posting a link to the song (because it's not on youtube), but if you Google it, it's the very first link that comes up in the search....

    Verse

    D - Em (or E)

    Chorus

    Fm G D

    You could flute around with chords in the vicinity of those and maybe you'd strike it lucky. Some of the better lads on here if they heard it would be able to tell you for definite.

    There is a middle eight in there as well. Am D I think.




  • Cool, thanks! Really appreciate that!

    Heard it a few weeks ago in a pub and I think the guy dropped the tuning to D (I'm a beginner Guitar player so I only vaguely understand that :P)

    All the same its a great song to play at a party!




  • Sktchr wrote: »
    Gee thanks....really helpful....

    just as helpful as your reply was to this thread, I know orando didn't mind but still it doesn't take thar long to make a thread




  • Sktchr wrote: »
    Cool, thanks! Really appreciate that!

    Heard it a few weeks ago in a pub and I think the guy dropped the tuning to D (I'm a beginner Guitar player so I only vaguely understand that :P)

    All the same its a great song to play at a party!

    Those chords would be normal tuning.

    Look I could be wrong but I know for a fact that song is a doddle to play save for maybe one or two bits.

    I'd also say it was open D tuning as opposed Drop D the lad tuned to. I could be wrong I am no guitar guru but it is a folk song and open D tuning is more appropriate to folk songs.


    Drop d tends to be the preserve of metal bands.




  • But why should I have to make a new thread when its a post already in relation to this topic? The song I'm looking for is one I want to play at a party. Plus it's a song that I'd recommend to the OP for playing at a party. And what harm if I get a little help in finding the chords for it when I cant find them myself?

    Cheers again Orlando. Nice to see there's some decent posters out there without an attitude :D

    Anyway, back to the topic I suppose

    Chris Daughtry's Acoustic Version on Poker Face is another good one.


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  • Ross Mc wrote: »
    just as helpful as your reply was to this thread, I know orando didn't mind but still it doesn't take thar long to make a thread


    Yeah, sometimes I like threads to flow in different ways, I'd never heard that song and I took a listen there and I'd happily add it to the repetoire of 'songs to play to indifferent friends', so it's kinda within the parameters..Kinda :)


    Speaking of which anything you'd like play at a party that the great unwashed probably would not have heard.

    Mine is this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROHzFywcb_0

    Obviously not as good. Christy covering Richard Thompson.

    Incidentally check out a Richard Thompson song, Vincent Black Lightening 1952.

    This is him

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxKTzwaEa2o


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