setlist for non-musicians with instruments
July 28, 2011 1:49 PM   Subscribe

looking for easy/popular/fun/sing-alongy songs a group of non-musicians could play together -- we'll have eggs shakers, tambourines, harmonicas, mouth-harp etc. (i.e. beatles-ob-la-di, / U2 desire / la bamba or even more contemporary gaga-bad romance?) everything's on the table - thanks
posted by mrmarley to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Sweet Caroline - DAH DAH DAH!
Good times never seemed so good - so good - so good!
posted by NoraCharles at 2:02 PM on July 28, 2011

Consider The Rolling Stone's "You Can't Always Get What You Want." TWICE now, after one or another holiday dinner, my entire family has gotten caught up in an extended percussion jam to that specific song, so it must have something to it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:14 PM on July 28, 2011

Considering your instrumentation, Paul Simon's "Cecilia" is a natural.
posted by Miko at 2:17 PM on July 28, 2011

"Wild Thing."
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:19 PM on July 28, 2011

Cecelia's a great idea for this! My suggestions:

In The Air Tonight (but of course!)
The Times, They Are A-Changing
Just Can't Get Enough
Why Does It Always Rain on Me?
Friday I'm In Love
posted by kryptondog at 2:23 PM on July 28, 2011

"Sweet Home Chicago" (and other greatest hits from the Blues Brothers).
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:23 PM on July 28, 2011

If you can get one, you'd really get a lot of mileage out of a few copies of this book.
posted by pazazygeek at 2:33 PM on July 28, 2011

Violent Femmes "Blister in the Sun"
posted by mannequito at 2:46 PM on July 28, 2011

Sonny and Cher's I Got You Babe comes to mind.
posted by maryr at 3:04 PM on July 28, 2011

Gah, I hate being the one to say it.

But "Not Fade Away" would be perfect.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:18 PM on July 28, 2011

I think John & Yoko's "Give Peace a Chance" was originally recorded with those instruments.
posted by rocket88 at 3:26 PM on July 28, 2011

Iko Iko
Bo Diddley
Who Do You Love
Not Fade Away
posted by timsteil at 3:32 PM on July 28, 2011

Just about anything from this FPP.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:52 AM on August 8, 2011

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