Songlist

BackBeat Village Songlist
This is our complete songlist as it currently stands. Additional requests can usually be accommodated provided that we have enough notice.

Typically the band will get through around 30 songs, and our clients are welcome to choose as many of these as they wish. When it is left to us to choose some or all of these, we will always go for our most popular up-tempo dance floor fillers and tend to only play any slower songs that have been requested.

60s Classics
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Andy Williams
Come Together The Beatles
I Feel Good James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
A Little Less Conversation ** Elvis Presley
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Satisfaction ** Rolling Stones
Say A Little Prayer For Me Aretha Franklin
Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield

Soul & Motown
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Dancing In The Street Martha & The Vandellas
Everybody Needs Somebody ** Blues Brothers
Feel Like Making Love Roberta Flack
For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
Gimme Some Lovin’ Spencer Davis (Blues Brothers)
Hard To Handle ** Otis Redding
Higher & Higher Jackie Wilson
Hold On I’m Coming ** Sam & Dave
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Keep On Running Spencer Davis Group
Knock On Wood Eddie Floyd
Love Man ** Otis Redding
Moondance Van Morrison
Mr Pitiful ** Otis Redding
Respect Aretha Franklin
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Soul Man ** Sam & Dave
Take Me To The River Al Green
Think Aretha Franklin
What’s Going On? Marvin Gaye

70s Funk, Soul & Disco
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now ** McFadden & Whitehead
Blame It On The Boogie Jackson 5
Brick House ** Commodores
Disco Inferno The Trammps
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder
I Feel For You Prince
I Wish Stevie Wonder
In The Stone * Earth Wind & Fire
Lady Marmalade Patti Labelle
Let’s Groove Earth Wind & Fire
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Love The One You’re With Luther Vandross
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Oh What A Night The Four Seasons
Pick Up The Pieces * Average White Band
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
September Earth Wind & Fire
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Street Life Crusaders
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Tell Me Something Good Chaka Khan
Thinking Of You Sister Sledge
Use Me Bill Withers
We Are Family Sister Sledge
What A Fool Believes Doobie Brothers
Why Did You Do It? ** Stretch
Work To Do ** Average White Band
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything Barry White
You To Me Are Everything The Real Thing

80s Funk, Disco & Pop
Ain’t Nobody Chaka Kahn
All Night Long Lionel Richie
Always There Ronnie Laws / William Jeffrey
And Love Goes On Earth Wind & Fire
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Burn This Disco Out * Michael Jackson
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Copacabana ** Barry Manilow
Destiny ** Lionel Richie
Did I Hear You Say You Loved Me? Stevie Wonder
Do I Do Stevie Wonder
Don’t Stop Believing Journey
Just The Two Of Us Bill Withers
Get Down On It ** Kool & The Gang
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Let’s Go Round Again Average White Band
Need Somebody Randy Crawford
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Power Of Love, The Huey Lewis & The News
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown
Summer Of ’69 ** Bryan Adams
Time Of My Life Dirty Dancing
Upside Down Diana Ross

90s Funk, Acid Jazz & Pop
Canned Heat Jamiroquai
Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai
Dream Come True Brand New Heavies
Dream On Dreamer Brand New Heavies
Have A Good Time * Brand New Heavies
I Wanna Be the Only One Eternal
Midnight At The Oasis Brand New Heavies
Sometimes Brand New Heavies
Too Young To Die Jamiroquai
Virtual Insanity Jamiroquai

2000+
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Happy Pharell Williams
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Mercy Duffy
Ordinary People John Legend
Smooth ** Santana
Super Duper Love Joss Stone
Take Your Mama Out Scissor Sisters
Treasure Bruno Mars
Valerie Amy Winehouse
You Are the Best Thing Ray LaMontagne

Ballads (in chronological order)
My Girl ** The Temptations
Dock Of The Bay ** Otis Redding
We Have All The Time In The World Louis Armstrong
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
Let’s Stay Together Al Green
Let’s Get It On ** Marvin Gaye
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder
Knocks Me Off My Feet Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Nobody Does It Better Marvin Hamlisch
Stuck On You Lionel Richie
That’s What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys

* songs which require saxophone
** songs which require male vocals