Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > General Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2008, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1
Default Need a friendship song! Help!

Hi everyone,

I'm on the search for a specific song about friendship and am hoping for some help. I'm putting together a cabaret show that will premiere this December in New York, which will be a 15 song set - 8 songs by me, and 7 duets with 7 of my friends. I have a wonderful setlist full of jazz, rock, musical theatre, pop, even some 50's doowop... but I'm really stuck on the opening song! It needs to be on the uptempo side since it's a show opener, and I want to stay away from jazz/standards/showtunes since it's a little cliche for the cabaret setting and I have a handful of them already in the show. The song should definitely be about friendship in some positive way (to set the "theme" of having my friends come sing duets with me), though it shouldn't be sappy (i.e. "You've Got a Friend" is a lovely song but NOT what I'm looking for.) Right now the best option I've come up with is "Appletree" by Erykah Badu since the lyrics express what I'm trying to say perfectly - but the song itself is very repetitive so not quite ideal. In a perfect world I'd love for it to be a rock/pop/r&b song that you wouldn't normally hear in a cabaret club. The “cooler” the better. ☺

Any suggestions? Keys and arrangements don't matter - those are easy to adjust as necessary. Oh, and my pianist is incredible, but songs that are very drum-reliant, etc. probably won’t work very well.

Thanks so much for any help!
Judy
JudyDenmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moodswings n' Roundabouts
 
Piss Me Off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: At the corner of Dude and Catastrophe
Posts: 4,510
Default

I'm guessing With a Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles is a bit obvious?
__________________


Last FM
Rate Yr Music
Muxtape
Piss Me Off is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

Me And My Friends- RHCP
My Friends-Stereophonics
__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ghost man on First!
 
NoseClams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 130
Default

you've got a friend - james taylor.
__________________
"Alcohol, the cause and solution to all of life's problems"
- Homer Simpson

http://www.last.fm/user/NoseClams/
NoseClams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Back to mono
 
WaspStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 509
Default

I'm guessing Reach Out, I'll Be There (the Four Tops) is a bit too anthemic?
WaspStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 09:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
How High?
 
Meph1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: FL
Posts: 684
Default

Bill Withers - Lean On Me?
Meph1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 09:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Friends Will Be Friends - Queen
StewieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2020 Advameg, Inc.