Had two girlfriends round the other night for a ‘singing’ get together. About a year ago we all decided to form an acapella group and get together about once a month to sing. We’ve ambled along for the last year or so not doing much at all. Having said that we have actually performed in public at a friend’s birthday afternoon drinks. We’d rehearsed the Friday night beforehand (the birthday was on the Sunday) and then again that morning. It was a song I pretty much already knew the words to, ‘Walkin’ after Midnight’ by Patsy Cline. I sang the melody and my 2 friends did some accompaniment. Our other friends enjoyed it and actually asked us to do it a second time. It was good fun.
It’s hard for the three of us to get together and I’m a bit of a driver in it, suggesting a date and chasing them up. This was the first time for a while that we hooked up for this purpose as one of us had some throat problems so didn’t want to strain her voice.
Well we didn’t do much singing but did lots of talking and some brainstorming about our direction. We wrote down a heap of songs we could choose from and we decided to choose our top five and bottom three out of the list below. We’ll compile the top five and see if there’s any crossover and the bottom three will probably come off the list altogether. We also decided to do a medley of our songs of choice.
Here’s the songs. The ones with a * are the ones that we all liked that will go on our top five already. If anyone reading this knows the artists I’ve missed or if I have any incorrect ones please leave me a comment.
*Devilgate drive – Susi Quatro
Walking after midnight – Patsy Cline
Funky town – Pseudo Echo
Pussy town (Machine Gun Fellatio)
Old fashioned morphine – Jolie?
*Goodtime girl – Nancy Sinatra
Did you ever – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood?
Pop musik – M
10 wheels for Jesus – Beasts of Bourbon
Alone with you – The Sunnyboys
Coco cobana – Barry Manilow
Fashion – David Bowie
Took the words right out of my mouth – Meatloaf
Love triangle – New Order
Wanna be in my gang – Gary Glitter
London calling/Jimmy Jazz – The Clash
Rock me – ABBA
Shame shame shame – ??
Disco queen – Hot Chocolate
Any Madness song
Mad world – Tears for Fears
This is not a love song – Johnny Rotten (can’t remember name of band)
Saturday night – Bay City Rollers
Stray cat strut – Stray Cats
Lord’s prayer – Sister ????
So lonely – The Police
Any 80s thrash
Institution – Suicidal Tendencies
Do the crusher – The Cramps
Joker – Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66
??? – Exploding White Mice
Sheila is a punk rocker – The Ramones
Don’t eat the daisies – Doris Day
Push the little daisies – Queen?
Wonder woman – ??
Teach me tiger – April Stevens
HR Puff n Stuff
I’m hoping we can pull this off as there’s quite a mix in there….