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Slow Song Suggestions

Discussion in 'MyMusic Forum' started by hogrider16, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Strat-Talk Member

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    Jul 26, 2017
    Martinsburg, WV
    I wasn't sure where to post this, so I'll try this forum. I asked this on another site, but didn't really get many good responses as there was much confusion about what I am looking for. I'm looking for songs that will draw people to the dance floor to slow dance. No slow blues please.

    Here are the bands limitations.

    • Guitar, Bass Drums - needs to be able to be played with minimal instrumentation
    • Very limited background vocals - can't need a ton of harmonies
    • Middle of the road lead vocalist - needs to be relatively easy to sing
    • Needs to fit in the classic rock, outlaw country, rock and roll, rockabilly genre
    • Male singer
    I've already come up with Aint No Sunshine, Wonderful Tonite, You were always on my mind. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. AncientAx

    AncientAx Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Maryland

  3. tealsixtysix

    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 30, 2015
    Massachusetts USA
    One guitarist or two? If two, there are a whole bunch of Stones tunes that fit.
     

  4. nhsdpl

    nhsdpl Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 21, 2012
    West Australia
    Today I Started Lovin' You Again by Merle Haggard.


    Cheers.
     
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  5. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 25, 2012
    New Jersey
    A couple of slower ones I've done that might fit your criteria. There's no reason Brass in Pocket can't be sung by a male vocalist:



     

  6. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    blues man---hank williams jr
     
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  7. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    Bob Seger Still the Same
     

  8. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    Wild Horses, Your Song, Sweet Melissa, Harvest Moon (My first dance with my wife at our wedding), One (U2), Caught Up in You
     

  9. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT

  10. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    You already have the 2 I was going to suggest. Another that comes to mind is Jersey Girl. Knockin' on Heaven's Door is another that can be slowed down and mellowed out...don't think the GnR version :).
     

  11. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    if the singer can pull it off....wicked game by chris isaak.
     

  12. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT

  13. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    Lucky Man is another one. Not sure it would pull people on the dance floor, but it fits all the other criteria. I love playing that song.

    You could also mellow out Stand By Me.
     

  14. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Strat-Talk Member

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    Martinsburg, WV
    Thanks to all that responded. Just to remind - a trio - one guitar, one bass, one drummer and a male vocalist without a great range and limited background vocals..
     

  15. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    Every song I have seen fits that mode, you guys might need to find a youtube video with some single guitar arrangement lessons, but most of these are easily covered, and the key can be transposed to fit your vocalist ability. And don't be afraid to change the tempo, or a solo, or something to fit your ability.
     

  16. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    just about any song can be simplified and done by one person with an acoustic guitar.
     

  17. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    Nailed it!
     
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  18. Bodean

    Bodean smells like leather Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    I would go country a bit.
    The Dance - Garth Brooks
    Don't Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley
    Amazed - Lonestar
    Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison

    They always fill a dance floor
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
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  19. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Strat-Talk Member

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    Jul 26, 2017
    Martinsburg, WV
    I appreciate that, but I'm looking for songs like Today I Started Lovin' You Again by Merle Haggard that I don't need to rearrange too much or leave too much out of. Everybody has their own way of doing things and I respect that some people are OK changing things up, but I just like to do things as close to the original as possible.

    There are probably a couple dozen or more good songs that fit my criteria and I'd rather find those songs than rearrange other songs to fit my band. Just my humble way of doing things.
     

  20. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX