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Our song list

So, what does it take to get on The fabulous Grandads song list?

Well, in our previous bands, all three of us were guilty of musical prostitution to a greater or lesser degree - Neil probably the most guilty, with gems like 'The Birdy Song' and Agadoo' making regular appearances on the set list. But in those days it was all about earning a living and playing the songs that would maximise the earning potential of the band.

With the birth of The fabulous Grandads came a completely different and very simple criteria. We'll play the songs we like. Most of the songs on our set list were new to us (that is, we never played them before) when we first began playing together - that's almost fifty new songs to learn in one go - a far cry from the old rate of one new song a month. Hence the (almost embarrassing) presence of music stands and ipads on stage - a first for all of us. 

Thankfully, it seems that our audiences today seem to like our choices as much as we do so we'll stay with the formula and just carry on doing it our way. Newest additions at the top of the list.

Everything I Own                     Bread

Just What I Needed                  The Cars

Why Did You Do It?                    Stretch

Ain't No Sunshine                       Bill Withers

Bad to The Bone                         George Thorogood

Is She Really Going Out With Him? Joe jackson

Cruel To Be Kind                           Nick Lowe

Need Your Love So Bad               Fleetwood Mac

Africa                                                Toto

Black Night                                      Deep Purple

Badge                                                Cream

Davy's on the Road Again              Manfred Mann

Ships in the Night                           Be Bop Deluxe

More Than a Feeling                       Boston

White Room                                      Cream 

La Grange / My Head's in Mississippi   ZZ Top

The Rocker                                        Thin Lizzie

Whatever you want                            Quo

It's Different for Girls                      Joe Jackson

Rock & Roll Medley 2    Various Including: Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard

Don't Believe a Word                       Thin Lizzie

Keep on Rocking Me Baby              Steve Miller Band

Tie Your Mother Down                     Queen

Cocaine                                              Eric Clapton version

Wherever You Will Go                      The Calling

Smokin' in the Boys Room               Motley Crue

Go Down                                            ACDC

Won't Get Fooled Again                     The Who

I Want To Break Free                           Queen

Green River                                        Creedence Clearwater Revival

Addicted to Love                               Robert Palmer

There She Goes                                 The La's

My Sharona                                        The Knack

Call me the Breeze                             Lynyrd Skynyrd / J J Cale

Take it Easy                                        Eagles

Road to Hell                                        Chris Rea 

Stir it up                                               Bob Marley

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number          Steely Dan

Tulsa Time                                          Clapton / Don Williams

No Matter What                                   Badfinger

Knocking on Heaven’s Door             (reggae)  Bob Dylan

Wishing Well                                       Free

I ain’t Missing You                             John Waite

Lay Down Sally                                   Eric Clapton 

Peaceful Easy Feeling                        Eagles

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love        Bad Company

Back in The USSR                              Beatles

Nice Legs Shame About the Face    The Monks

Classic                                                Adrian Gurvitz

Best Friend’s Girl                              The Cars

Don’t Dream It’s Over                       Crowded House

Love It When You Call                      The Feeling

Summer of 69                                    Bryan Adams 

Alright Now                                        Free

Tequila Sunrise                                 Eagles

First Cut is the Deepest                    Rod Stewart

Couldn’t get it right                           Climax Blues Band

Rock & Roll Medley                           Various

The Boys Are back in Town               Thin Lizzie

Down at the Doctors                           Dr. Feelgood

Wild Side of Life                                  Quo