Sourcing new material can prove to be a difficult task. However, inspiration can come from many different sources — radio, TV shows, festival coverage or even perhaps cheekily! We thought it might be interesting to find out what the majority of the bands on the LMM Directory have in their repertoire. We looked at the repertoire section of over bands, solo artists and other acts on the Last Minute Musicians Directory. From that information, we picked out the most regularly occurring songs and organised them into two alphabetised lists. In order to make it on to the list, each song had to be mentioned at least 8 times.
How they made it on to the list:
60 of the most popular Pop/Rock songs
Music recorded live in concert has been a significant part of pop music for over 40 years. While live songs in the pop top 40 are relatively rare, many of those that have appeared have become true classics. The following are 10 of the best.
Production takes weeks, costs fortunes, and requires producers for a reason. It happens, though, and when it does—when a live song surpasses its original version—it can be a magical thing. Below are some of our favorites, from widely agreed-upon classics to some more niche-friendly fare. It was a bold statement of purpose and a message to his fans—The Beatles may have pushed him off center stage, but The King still had some life left in him. Although Kiss is not, musically speaking, a very good band, its members are performers par excellence. Kiss harnesses spectacle to maximum effect, rousing a crowd like few other bands can do. The song that McCartney himself cites as maybe his best was written and recorded during the waning days of The Beatles, and was included on his self-titled debut solo album—a collection of modest home recordings that critics back in largely dismissed. And McCartney gets plenty loud on the original. What starts as a ballad almost becomes an anthem when it hits the halfway point.
Live achieved worldwide success with their album Throwing Copper , which sold eight million copies in the U. On November 30, , Taylor revealed that what had initially been termed a two-year hiatus was more likely the end of the band. An acrimonious split soon occurred, with Kowalczyk leaving the band. Kowalczyk rejoined the band in December and in they released a new EP Local Live started in the early s under the name "First Aid", as a trio of Taylor, Dahlheimer and Gracey. Kowalczyk joined in , when the group lost a talent show. Gracey gave the band the name "Public Affection" based on a comment by his girlfriend at the time. In June that year, the band changed its name to Live. The single "Operation Spirit The Tyranny of Tradition " went to number nine on the Modern Rock chart and was followed by their debut album, 's Mental Jewelry , which Harrison again produced. Pat Dalheimer said, "So important to have somebody else in the room to help us, especially with arrangements.