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'90s setlist dance songs for weddings and other cover events


Barryjam

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I've seen the really helpful lists for '80s cover tunes. I'm 66 years old, and the '90s decade is kinda lost on me, but I'm starting to see Brides requesting '90s covers. I appreciate similar lists of '90s covers that are the proven danceable, sing-a-longs, especially pop, rock, R&B that includes keys and one guitar, male or female lead vocals. AP, Rhodes, organ, and synth parts are all good. Even two guitar songs would be appreciated. Please help!

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Baby Got Back- Mack Daddy Sir Mix a Lot

 

What's Going On - 4 Non Blondes

You Oughtta Know - Alanis Morisette

2 Turntables & a Microphone - Beck

Human Behavior - Bjork

Hard to Handle - Black Crows

All the Small Things - Blink 182

Girls and Boys - Blur

Song 2 - Blur

Canonball - Breeders

Going the Distance - Cake

If it Makes You Happy - Cheryl Crow

Tubthumpin - Chumbawumba

Shine - Collective Soul

Counting Blue Cars - Dishwalla

I Touch Myself - Divinyls

Unbelievable - EMF

Epic - Faith No More

Criminal - Fiona Apple

Ever long - Foo Fighters

I'm Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage

Stupid Girl - Garbage

Basket Case - Green Day

Brain Stew - Green Day

Celebrity Skin - Hole

Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai

Right Here Right Now - Jesus Jones

In the Middle - Jimmy Eat World

My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

Vogue - Madonna

This Love - Maroon 5

I'm Just a Girl - No Doubt

Spiderwebs - No Doubt

Down by the Water - PJ Harvey

Lump - Presidents of the United States of America

Pussy Control - Prince

Creep - Radiohead

Ready to Go - Republica

Music is my Aeroplane - RHCP

Closing Time - Semisonic

Walking on the Sun - Smashmouth

Six Underground - Sneaker Pimps

Santeria - Sublime

What I got - Sublime

Fly - Sugar Ray

Here's Where the Story Ends - Sundays

Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind

Possum Kingdom - Toadies

Seether - Veruca Salt

Bittersweet Symphony - Verve

One Headlight - Wallflowers

 

 

Oh, and Poison by Bell Biv Devoe definitely gets them going!

 

I should note that because of the bands I've either been in or had experience with, in the list above, a lot of the guy songs are more guitar driven, and a lot of the girl songs are more of the alternative variety. For more pop stuff, Maria Carrey is good and Whitney Houston was still doing stuff in the 90s, also Spice Girls, Ace of Base . If you want to go cheesey pop stuff, there was stuff like "I'm a Model" - Right Said Fred, "Ice Ice Baby" - vanilla Ice.

 

 

Pooh...also forgot "Jump Around" - House of Pain

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Thank you so much, J. Dead. I got some listening to do. Usually discover that I know more than I think at first glance, but, wow, I musta been working hard at my day job in the nineties.

Barry

 

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There was music made in the 90's? Oh, that stuff! I never tuned into those stations, I was listening to jazz.

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I also missed out on that decade, deciding to go back to school and get a computer science degree. That meant avoiding music, avoiding bands, and avoiding the temptation to going back to playing music for a living.

 

Now I am listening to the 90's station on Apple music. That is a way to hear good candidates for danceable music from the 90's. It is a time when instrumental solos were replaced with rap breaks. You need someone that can rap.

 

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Eric,

 

I think your tongue in pressed firmly in cheek, but the problem is I'm so not with that decade that I cannot be 100% sure of what is said in jest and what is serious!

 

Barry

 

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Wow, what a miserable decade for music.

 

i know, right? the "danceable" music was definitely not my cup o'tea.

 

the non-danceable music wasn't all that enticing either, come to think of it.

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Eric,

 

I think your tongue in pressed firmly in cheek, but the problem is I'm so not with that decade that I cannot be 100% sure of what is said in jest and what is serious!

 

Well like... It is... But I'm also 100% serious. Every one of those tunes will bring the house down if you've actually got 90's kids in the audience. I've seen it happen.

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Also what the hell, no one has mentioned the BACKSTREET BOYS or the SPICE GIRLS?!?!?!?!

 

Talk to the hand. :hand:

 

I mentioned Spice Girls

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There was good stuff in that decade, but it was deemed "alternative". The 90s were a backlash to the synth heavy and heavily produced decadance of the 80s. So you had the emergence of the less polished guitar heavy garage band stuff. The pop stuff that did have synths became very bubblegum. The cooler synth stuff was coming from the "industrial" bands - NIN, Machines of Loving Grace, White Zombie, etc. there was a pretty strong techno scene as well. But I think the best stuff was sort of the "college" or "alternative" rock which wasn't too keyboard heavy.

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The 90s sucked.

 

Cream, from Prince, is a great slower dance groove, but that snare's gotta pop.

 

Unbelievable by EMF.

 

Baby, Baby by Amy Grant is a fun one for keyboardists.

 

You didn't list Country, but Brooks & Dunn's Boot Scoot Boogie and Next Broken Heart.

 

Garth Brook's Friends In Low Places always gets a sing along. Wait until they're a bit drunk.

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Going back and looking at the band make up...

 

Life is a Highway - Tom Cocrane (Great sing along song.)

Joyride - Roxette

Finally - Cece Peneston

No Rain - Blind Mellon

Groove is in the Heart - Deee Lite

Something Got Me Started - Simply Red

I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five

Where Have All The Cowboys Gone - Paula Cole

All Around the World - Lisa Stansfield (From one of my favorite 90's albums.)

Baby It's Tonight - Jude Cole (Good wedding theme.)

Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones

Close to You - Maxi Priest

Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric,

 

I think your tongue in pressed firmly in cheek, but the problem is I'm so not with that decade that I cannot be 100% sure of what is said in jest and what is serious!

 

Well like... It is... But I'm also 100% serious. Every one of those tunes will bring the house down if you've actually got 90's kids in the audience. I've seen it happen.

 

90s kid here. I've been to enough brilliant terrible, terrible club nights to confirm this.

 

I'll go with all the suggestions here, particularly Hanson and Spice Girls. I'd add some Oasis too - I've lost count of the number of nights I've been out on where Wonderwall or Don't Look Back in Anger was the last song of the night.

 

I'd also add this abomination to the list. Sure-fire floor filler. No, really.

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDy8HEg1QY

 

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Aaand I'm off down a YouTube rabbit warren...

 

The Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang

The Scatman - Scatman John (finally a use for those Roland scat samples?)

All Star - Smashmouth

Livin' la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys (awesome synths on this one)

Bye Bye Bye - *NSYNC

Welcome to Hell Mr. Keyboard Player. Here's your setlist. :cry:

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