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Jaydash



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great response to my 80's setlist analysis. It was interesting to see Wagner saying that he's never heard Gold played in LI. I've definitely seen it played here where the crowd will shout the 'GOLD!' bit at the appropriate moment. That's drunken Brits for you, I guess!

It did make me think though: being in the setlist doesn't necessarily mean that a band plays a particular song all that often, however you've got to think that if they thought it important enough to include it in a repertoire of just 50-or-so songs from an entire decade, it must be relevant.

I've now done a UK-based list looking at the 1990's and will post the results shortly, but I suspect that it won't mean much to people outside of the UK and maybe Europe? I'm slightly wary of taking this thread off on a nostalgia tangent, but would neverthless be interested in hearing your thoughts if the o/p doesn't mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: (UK-based) 90's Cover Bands setlist analysis Reply with quote

Okay, further to the reception of my previous post looking at the setlists of current 1980's cover bands in the UK, I've now done it for the 90's.

So I looked at 20 bands again, but it wasn't as straightforward as with the 1980's bands mainly because there aren't as many dedicated to the decade. I had to be content with a breakdown in-which lots of bands play only 90's songs with an emphasis on the dancey/ electronic stuff, slightly less play only 90's songs but with a wider repertoire, and the last few bands do 80's/90's/00's covers. I didn't bother with general cover bands that have a much broader range and include modern stuff etc.

It must be said that several bands specialise in giving the full-on 90's 'dance' experience, so they also perform Rave-era tracks such as Everybody In The Place by The Prodigy, On A Ragga Tip - SL2, I Know - New Atlantic, Papua New Guinea - Future Sound Of London, Sweet Harmony etc, but there aren't enough bands performing those tracks to impact the list below.

Again, I ignored all songs that clearly feature guitar/ piano only, so that's most of the Britpop/ Oasis-type stuff from the mid-90's onwards, plus songs like Don't Speak, Smells Like Teen..., Sit Down by James etc. I've listed the most popular songs below, sectioned in order of decreasing popularity/ according to how many of the bands play them.

Before I list my findings consisting of 58 songs in total, can I just say that I included Love Shack in my 1980's list because the 80's cover bands are playing it, but it really belongs to a 'UK 90's' set if there's any synth to program, mainly because it was a hit here in 1990. Anyway, here you go:

The majority of bands perform the songs at the top of the list and so on:

Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite

Finally - CeCe Peniston (if you don't know it, look up the Esther LP upload on YouTube as that's what charted, not the dull version on CeCe's own VEVO channel)
Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Baby D

Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic (this was actually released in the last few months of the 1980's, but arguably it fits-in more with the tracks of this 90's soundset than it does an 80's one)

Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) - Rozalla
U Sure Do - Strike

...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader (technically a song from the start of 2000, but it came from a 1999 album and bands seem to like performing it)
Insomnia - Faithless
Rhythm Is A Dancer - SNAP! (I expect you know it already, but if you're checking it out steer clear of the Mysterious-uploaded YouTube version, as that sounds odd)
Show Me Love - Robin S
The Key: The Secret - Urban Cookie Collective

Angels - Robbie Williams (piano/ low strings/ choir sound, no synth as-such?)
Disco 2000 - Pulp (there's synth bass I think, notable about a minute into it)
Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited
Mr. Vain - Culture Beat
No Limit - 2 Unlimited
The Power - SNAP!
What Is Love - Haddaway

Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Set You Free - N-Trance
The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes

Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use) - Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams
Common People - Pulp
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams (is there underlying synth there, best heard in the first 30 seconds?)
MMMbop - Hanson (more than likely just Hammond)
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Unbelievable - EMF
Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick

Dreamer - Livin' Joy
Freed From Desire - Gala
Sing It Back - Moloko

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
If Ya Gettin' Down - Five
I Like To Move It - Reel 2 Real
Ride On Time - Black Box
Things Can Only Get Better - D:Ream
*Tragedy - Steps
U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

Other notable mentions include: *Wannabe - Spice Girls, *Believe - Cher, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You - Heart, Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen, Born Slippy - Underworld, Everything Changes - Take That, I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys, Keep On Movin' - Five, Listen To Your Heart - Roxette (re-released to UK chart success in 1990), I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred (novelty), Men In Black - Will Smith, Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre, Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor, Killer - Adamski, Sacrifice - Elton John (released right at the end of '89, but re-released to UK chart success in early 1990), Saturday Night - Whigfield (a staple 'dance routine' party tune for a while in the UK), Vogue - Madonna, The Time Warp - Damian (another 'novelty dance routine' song, actually released in the 80's, remixed in '89, but somehow very big at Wedding/ Engagement/ 21st Birthday parties in the early 90's - I can't seem to find the version that I played as a DJ though).

*Although low on the list, the songs denoted were actually three of the best-selling 20 songs of the decade in the UK... but then so was Barbie Girl (which is actually performed by some bands, sadly!) My point is that they should definitely be considered if you need to make up the numbers and want a varied soundset.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again, Jaydash, for compiling yet another list of popular synth songs.

Being primarily a bass player who cut his teeth on Rush and 80's metal and 90s alternative, I have a strong aversion to pop music (to my detriment). I hardly recognize any songs in your new 90s synth songs, other than Unbelievable and MMMbop. I recently auditioned on very short notice for a 90's cover band here in Orlando, Florida, and knew 80% of the material from memory... but all on bass. And I recognize the majority of songs from your 80s list earlier...

Maybe I'm just showing my age and bias by admitting I don't know much from the 90s synth stuff (although I love The Prodigy, Stabbing Westward, Gravity Kills, Rob/White Zombie, NIN, Pitchshifter, Chemical Brothers, Juno Reactor, Infected Mushroom... ya know, electronica with drums and bass AND guitars).

I hope your list helps other Kronos owners who are gigging 90's synth stuff. Hopefully enigmahack finds your contributions useful.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the reason "Gold" isn't played by any bands in my area is because Spandau Ballet wasn't very big here. In the US, we basically know only "True."



I love your 90's list - Though, again, several of them were UK hits, but not US hits.

Even though I was a hair band guy in the 90's, I always appreciated a good dance tune like La Bouche songs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's more ideas, most of these I've heard many local bands cover them .

Jungle Love - The Time
Like a Virgin - Madonna
C'mon Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Love Song - The Cure
Do You Really Want to hurt me - Culture Club
Union of the Snake-DuranDuran
Wild Boys - DuranDuran
Danger Zone -Eddie Rabbit
Hungry Eyes-Eric Carmen
She's A Maniac-Michael Sembello
I Ran-Flock of Seagulls
Don't you want me baby-Human League
come dancing-The Kinks
Turn me Loose-Loverboy
Borderline-Madonna
Sex as weapon -Pat Benatar
Straight up - Paula Abdul
send me an Angel-Pet Shop Boys
SUPER FREAK - RICK JAMES
Tell it to my Heart-Taylor Dayne
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Jaydash has hit it on the head.

How many are really going to play all these other songs live? What audience wants to dance to some of these songs.

You need to be pragmatic and program the low hanging fruit and the songs MOST folks are going to play/perform live rather than nice to hear in the studio. I'm not going to pay for nice to hear sounds/songs.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't wait - where do I sign up?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrKewel wrote:
can't wait - where do I sign up?


I'm working on it right now, as soon as it's done, I'll post it here with links for purchasing and such Smile

I'm falling behind in timing, I'm putting a lot of work making sure the sounds are **DEAD** accurate as much as I can but I'm still aiming for early March release.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@enigmahack
hi the idea is awsome, i have question.:

1)Have you got estimate cost?
2)The Title of songs in your pack is complete?
I can find it somewhere?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joyel wrote:
@enigmahack
hi the idea is awsome, i have question.:

1)Have you got estimate cost?
2)The Title of songs in your pack is complete?
I can find it somewhere?


1) I haven't decided yet, but it likely won't be more than $75 USD. I'm thinking closer to $50 or $60.

2) It's still mostly a work in progress, and as I come across some songs that might not be as possible to do, it's subject to change but here's what I have at the moment:

Money for Nothing (Dire Straits)
Don't you forget about me (Simple Minds)
Take on Me (a-ha)
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
It's my Life (Bon Jovi)
Hungry like the Wolf (Duran Duran)
Working for the Weekend (Loverboy)
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
Easy Lover (Philip Bailey and Phil Collins)
Africa (Toto)
When Doves Cry (Prince)
1999 (Prince)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)
Every Rose has its Thorn (Poison)
Cars (Gary Numan)
Dream On (Aerosmith)
Carry on my Wayward Son (Kansas)
Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann)
Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
Broken Wings (Mr. Mister)
Tom Sawyer (Rush)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Separate Ways (Journey)
Any Way You Want It (Journey)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
Jump (Van Halen)
Dirty Laundry (Don Henley)
Mony Mony (Billy Idol)
Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Get Out of My Dreams (Billy Ocean)
Let's Go! (Cars)
Don't You Want Me (Human League)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
The Final Countdown (Europe)
We Built This City (Jefferson Starship)
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
Foreplay/Longtime (Boston)
Beds are Burning (Midnight Oil)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I´m in and waiting to buy !!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@enigmahack

Are you going to recreate.: Modern Talking staff? Most famous...?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joyel wrote:
@enigmahack

Are you going to recreate.: Modern Talking staff? Most famous...?


There wasn't any plan no. I'm trying to find songs that were in the top 50 or top 100 songs in the 80's and 90's, and it turns out there are very different lists for North America vs Europe.

Right now, I'm focusing entirely on NA, and have plans to look at the European top list at a later date. The songs above are the ones I'm planning on and we'll see if there are any late additions or substitutions when I get into programming the sounds a little more deeply.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a similar thread about an earlier collection, you might get some ideas there as well...

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=88149&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
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