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Best guitar songs to play at a party

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  • ianwhelan7 wrote: »
    Id recommend arranging some tunes yourself
    Muse - Feeling good
    Hanson - Mbpop
    Aretha Franklin - Say a little Prayer

    Arctic Monkeys Love Machine

    Yes, yes, yes!
    ianwhelan7 wrote: »
    If your really out to impress
    Andy Mckee - Rylynn
    Mason Williams - Classical Gas

    No, no, no!

    The first few are exactly what's good at a party - everyone knows the words, sings along in slurs and has a laugh doing it.

    The second few are just narcissism. It's not a gig, it's a sing along.

    The main thing to try and remember is don't try too hard. Play something that's more embarrassing than cool and it'll go down ten times better. If you don't believe play "sk8r boi" and some Andy McKee back to back at a party and see which gets a better reaction!




  • remember that you're playing at a party, people are gonna b drunk and need well know easy to chant songs as face they r gonna sing
    would advise
    wonderwall,yellow,where the streets have no name,seven nation army and hey jude to name a few




  • Hi lads first post, only playing guitar for 2 months but theres my 2 cents.

    songs that i have learned

    1. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
    2. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrisson)
    3. N17 (SawDoctors)
    4. Galway Girl (Mundy)
    5. Fields of Athenry (Pete St. John)
    6. I Only Want To Be With You (Dusty Springfield)
    7. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N Roses)
    8. Hills of Donegal (Goats Don’t Shave)
    9. Let It Be (The Beatles)
    10. Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
    11. What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)
    12. Bright Blue Rose (Mary Black/Christy Moore)
    13. Black Is The Colour (Christy Moore)
    14. Ride On (Christy Moore)
    15. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
    16. Whiskey In The Jar (Misc./Thin Lizzy/Dubliners)
    17. Time of Your Life (Green Day)
    18. You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
    19. Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
    20. Wonderwall (Oasis)
    21. Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova/ The Frames)
    22. Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
    theres also hungry heart by springsteen (C-Am-D-G) sex on fire (C-F-G) that summer by garth brooks (G-C-D-Em) umbrella by rihanna (C-F-G-Am) reconnect by director (C-Am-F) like a stone by audioslave (Am-C-G-F) hero by enrigue eglasis (G-C-D-Em) behind blue eyes by the who (Am-C-F-G-D) also a nice amount of creedance clearwater revival and greenday.
    nice mix of songs in there to suit everyone from grandad to that stoned friend whos at all the parties.
    ps sorry for lenght of the post




  • coc2 wrote: »
    Hi lads first post, only playing guitar for 2 months but theres my 2 cents.

    songs that i have learned

    1. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
    2. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrisson)
    3. N17 (SawDoctors)
    4. Galway Girl (Mundy)
    5. Fields of Athenry (Pete St. John)
    6. I Only Want To Be With You (Dusty Springfield)
    7. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N Roses)
    8. Hills of Donegal (Goats Don’t Shave)
    9. Let It Be (The Beatles)
    10. Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
    11. What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)
    12. Bright Blue Rose (Mary Black/Christy Moore)
    13. Black Is The Colour (Christy Moore)
    14. Ride On (Christy Moore)
    15. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
    16. Whiskey In The Jar (Misc./Thin Lizzy/Dubliners)
    17. Time of Your Life (Green Day)
    18. You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
    19. Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
    20. Wonderwall (Oasis)
    21. Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova/ The Frames)
    22. Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
    theres also hungry heart by springsteen (C-Am-D-G) sex on fire (C-F-G) that summer by garth brooks (G-C-D-Em) umbrella by rihanna (C-F-G-Am) reconnect by director (C-Am-F) like a stone by audioslave (Am-C-G-F) hero by enrigue eglasis (G-C-D-Em) behind blue eyes by the who (Am-C-F-G-D) also a nice amount of creedance clearwater revival and greenday.
    nice mix of songs in there to suit everyone from grandad to that stoned friend whos at all the parties.
    ps sorry for lenght of the post

    2 months!? Jesus i knew hardly anything at that stage. Keep it up.




  • i only really strum along to them but its a start and they are all basic open chords with the help of a capo at times.


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  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

    AIC - nutshell/Down in a hole

    Heroes or Ghosts - Coronas

    Foo Fighters - Times Like These

    Something in the Way - Nirvana

    Show me what Im looking for - (Cant think of the band name)

    Anything my Mumford and sons.

    Sum 41 - Pieces

    Orion - Metallica (you would need two players for that)

    And my personally favourite that everyone loves



    Always makes me stop and think for those 4:30 mins.




  • The axis of awesome '4 chord song', if it hasn't been mentioned already.




  • Hit me baby one more time. Amin, E, Dmin, C,G as i recall. Plenty of youtube vids for it! No Fchord!!!

    Would people please mind including the chords with each song if they know them (those of us who are F challenged) and whether or not there are youtube lessons for it

    If someone can play all those songs inside 2 months and play an F then they should be in a recording studio...




  • Dont be this guy




  • Yakult wrote: »
    Always makes me stop and think for those 4:30 mins.

    Heard this in France on a student exchange. REAL peaceful and deep :p


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  • Shook me all Night Long - AC/DC
    Importance of Being Idle - Oasis (great on an acoustic) Intro Am/Em, Chorus Am/F/C/G/B7/Em
    Tom Petty - I Wont Back Down (really simple) Em/D/G with a variation of Em/D/C
    Travelling Wilburys - End of the Line
    Anything by the Wolfe Tones usually works, nothing like a sing a long ballad




  • Yakult wrote: »
    Orion - Metallica (you would need two players for that)

    You're joking right?




  • El Pr0n wrote: »
    You're joking right?
    +1 :D:D:D:D:D




  • Carolina Liar- Show me what I'm looking for
    Old Crow Medicine Show- Wagonwheel
    Bruce Springsteen- Atlantic City
    Howie Day- Collide
    Citizen Cope- Sideways
    Pearl Jam- Better Man
    MGMT- Kids
    Foo Fighter- Wheels
    - Best Of You
    Few ones that Idon't think have been mentioned




  • Being playing last 7 years r so and would normally get asked to bring a guitar to a party or to take a guitar off some1 else coz i just play songs at party's that people know, so what if its a bit cliche..its gets ppl singing and enjoying themselves... Iv found that Valerie always get the crowd going....a bit of michael buble is always good for the ladies to sing along to.....my party piece would be to continually play pieces of the following songs all in the key of G in this order, Folsum prison blues, ring of fire, go on home british soldiers, stand by me and finish off with the hills of Donegal..its not much but always goes down well....if you have something like that, something with a good tempo always seems to lift the place....




  • Yakult wrote: »
    Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

    AIC - nutshell/Down in a hole

    Heroes or Ghosts - Coronas

    Foo Fighters - Times Like These

    Something in the Way - Nirvana

    Show me what Im looking for - (Cant think of the band name)

    Anything my Mumford and sons.

    Sum 41 - Pieces

    Orion - Metallica (you would need two players for that)

    And my personally favourite that everyone loves



    Always makes me stop and think for those 4:30 mins.

    At a party?


    A pity party?




  • Bodhisopha wrote: »
    At a party?


    A pity party?

    Great song, and extremely poignant.
    It's very powerful when done well at a party.

    I'd follow it up pretty quickly with The Saw Doctors, or something, before everyone drunkenly decides to talk about their feelings!!




  • Paolo_M wrote: »
    Great song, and extremely poignant.
    It's very powerful when done well at a party.

    I'd follow it up pretty quickly with The Saw Doctors, or something, before everyone drunkenly decides to talk about their feelings!!

    I didn't recognise the name of that song so I just went and checked it out on YouTube. Love it. :) I could imagine "Outside" by Staind having a similar effect.




  • I dont think that people who are good at the guitar and break out a masterclass song like austurias is being self indulgent if they are really good at it? they worked hard to learn it. I think its just lazy souls who couldnt be bothered learning masterclass songs are the ones who get jealous of the person playing it and then call him ''self indulgent''. Poor fella is all I can say, just trying to entertain the crowd with all the hard work he has put in. But if he is really bad at it and is trying to do it and calling himself class, then I'll show him where the water fountain is so he can sober up.

    so for me I like to put the pedal down and get all the anthems out that I like.

    The Divine Comedy - National express/Absent friends
    The who - Substitute
    Foo fighters - The best of you
    Dancing in the Dark - Bruce
    Neil young Hey hey my my/ Heart of Gold
    I fought the Law - The Clash
    This charming man - The smiths
    Town called malice - the Jam
    Coldplay - Clocks
    The Ramones Hey ho Lets go
    I wont back down - Tom Petty
    Mama Do ( always forget her name who sings it )




  • El Pr0n wrote: »
    People at parties want to sing along, not see you show off. If I'm ever playing at a party, I have my fun by messing around with the chord voicings. People who sit down and try to impress with their instrument annoy me no end. I was at a party once where a guy got the host's guitar out and played Canon Rock :rolleyes:

    That's only cause you asked me to Rory :pac:


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  • I've read most of all the posts. Is everyone talking about a single player? If so, the songs that are listed are the most "common" played songs. And are now boring.
    When I sit around the fire with my ax, there is more than my guitar and a single player there. Usually have about 3. 1 is usually an electric. I personally use a Kustom 16w amp when we're jamming near the fire on clean. I'll distort it when need be. We're in our 30's and have been playing together for a long time.
    The songs listed(in previous posts) never make an appearance at our parties.
    We play Skynard, Metallica, GnR, Ozzy, The Sheepdogs, Kid Rock. Stuff like that. The big one, due to acoustic rhythms and electric accompaniment, is Zakk Wylde or BLS. There are great ballads or rip up em rock in Zakks albums. I don't disagree that some sappy stuff(for the ladies) should be included.
    I'd recommend songs such as.....
    Laid back
    In this river
    Tuesdays Gone
    Southern Dreaming
    Sweet child o' mine
    Patience
    Mama I'm coming home
    ....and such.
    Then for the ladies, little known songs like
    Baby doll - by Big House.
    Fly to the Angels - by LA Guns

    Throw some Darius Rucker in there. Maybe some Hootie just to lighten it up a little.
    Stay away from Oasis and most others. It's too generic. I know some aren't looking for this kind of party music, but you'd be surprised by the reaction of people. It's not what people expect to hear at a campfire. and it's surprisingly, a nice change.




  • The Waterboys, fisherman's blues, probably the most requested song at gigs.


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