Song List

More Cowbell has received great feedback on our song list! This may be the most diverse and interesting collection of songs we’ve seen. Some of these songs list the original composer, but we play a recent version covered by somebody else. For example, on Poor Poor Pitiful Me, which was originally written by Linda Rondstadt, we play in the style of Warren Zevon.

We’re constantly adding new material as one of us is inspired between practices, and it’s common for Bob, Eric, or Jeff to arrive at practice with some chords and a recommendation. Enjoy browsing this list of songs. We pull randomly from the list based on the energy in the the crowd, and line ’em up in a suitable fashion to support the mood. We’ve been known to build a set based on themes. For example, we once started with┬áJenny Jenny, then played Alison, Amie, and wrapped the set with Bertha. Eleanor Rigby would have fit in well with that set!


Song Artist
A Day in the Life The Beatles
A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum
After the Gold Rush Neil Young
Aiko Aiko Grateful Dead
Alison Elvis Costello
All Shook Up Elvis Presley
All You Need is Love The Beatles
Already Gone Eagles
Althea Grateful Dead
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Monty Python
America Simon and Garfunkel
American Pie Don McLean
Amie Pure Prairie League
And it Stoned Me Van Morrison
Angel from Montgomery John Prine
As Tears go By The Rolling Stones
Baby I Love your Way Peter Frampton
Be Bop a Lula Gene Vincent
Beg Steal or Borrow Ray LaMontagne
Behind Blue Eyes The Who
Bertha Grateful Dead
Best Friend’s Girl The Cars
Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed
Big River Johnny Cash
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Black Water Doobie Brothers
Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes
Brain Damage Pink Floyd
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Burning Love Elvis Presley
Calamity Song The Decemberists
California Dreamin The Mommas and the Poppas
Cat’s in the Cradle Harry Chapin
China Grove Doobie Brothers
City of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
Clocks Coldplay
Closer to Fine Indigo Girls
Cracklin’ Rosie Neil Diamond
Dead Flowers Grateful Dead
Dear Mr Fantasy Traffic
Desperado Eagles
Diamond Dogs David Bowie
Dick in a Box The Lonely Island
Dirty Work Steely Dan
Dixie Chicken Little Feat
Don’t Do Me Like That Tom Petty
Don’t Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult
Don’t go back to Rockdale REM
Down by the Water The Decemberists
Early Morning Rain Gordon Lightfoot
Eggplant Michael Franks
El Paso Marty Robbins
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Every Grain of Sand Bob Dylan
Everybody is a Star Sly and the Family Stone
Everybody’s Talking at Me Harry Nilsson
Evil Ways Santana
Feelin’ Alright Joe Cocker and Traffic
Feeling Groovy Simon and Garfunkel
Fins Jimmy Buffet
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
For the Turnstiles Neil Young
Forever Young Bob Dylan
Free Fallin Tom Petty
Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead
From the Beginning Emerson Lake and Palmer
Garden Party Ricky Nelson
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Good Lovin The Rascals
Good People Jack Johnson
Graceland Paul Simon
Green Eyes Coldplay
Green Grass and High Tides The Outlaws
Hanakkuh Song Adam Sandler
Happy Together The Turtles
Hey Jude The Beatles
High in the Morning Tom Petty
Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan
Honky Tonk Woman The Rolling Stones
Hotel California Eagles
I am the Walrus The Beatles
I Second that Emotion Smokey Robinson
I Shot the Sheriff Eric Clapton
I Will Survive Cake
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty
I’m No Angel Greg Allman
I’m Not Like Everybody Else The Kinks
I’m Only Sleeping The Beatles
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Into the Mystic Van Morrison
Island in the Sun Weezer
It Don’t Come Easy Ringo Starr
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue Bob Dylan
It’s Only Rock n Roll The Rolling Stones
It’s the End of the World as we Know It REM
Jammin Bob Marley
Jenny Jenny Tommy Tutone
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Just What I needed The Cars
Karma Police Radiohead
Lady Madonna The Beatles
Lady with a Fan Grateful Dead
Let it Bleed The Rolling Stones
Let’s Get Together The Youngbloods
Life During Wartime Talking Heads
Light My Fire The Doors
Lightning Crashes Live
Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
Lime and the Coconut Harry Nilsson
Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
Long Black Veil Johnny Cash
Losing my Religion REM
Love in the Afternoon Grateful Dead
Love is all Around The Troggs
Lovely Rita The Beatles
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Traffic
Lucky Man Emerson Lake and Palmer
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Man on the Moon REM
Margeritaville Jimmy Buffet
Mary Jane’s Last Dance Tom Petty
Melissa The Allman Brothers Band
Might as Well Grateful Dead
Mississippi Half Step Grateful Dead
Monkey See Monkey Do Michael Franks
Moonage Daydream David Bowie
Moondance Van Morrison
Mother’s Little Helper The Rolling Stones
Mr. Bojangles Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
My Girl The Temptations
New Speedway Boogie Grateful Dead
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
Not Fade Away Buddy Holly
Nowhere Man The Beatles
OHIO Crosby Stills Nash and Young
On the Border Al Stewart
One U2
One Love Bob Marley
One More Cup of Coffee Bob Dylan
Paint it Black The Rolling Stones
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
Penny Lane The Beatles
Perfect Day Lou Reed
Phantom Limb The Shins
Pinball Wizard The Who
Poor Poor Pitiful Me Linda Ronstadt
Popsicle Toes Michael Franks
Positively Fourth Street Bob Dylan
Powderfinger Neil Young
Psycho Killer Talking Heads
Radar Love Golden Earring
Ramble On Rose Neil Diamond
Ramblin Man The Allman Brothers Band
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Rocket Man Elton John
Route 66 Bobby Troup
Royals Lorde
Ruby Tuesday The Beatles
Runnin Down a Dream Tom Petty
Running on Empty Jackson Brown
Scarlet Begonias Grateful Dead
Science Fiction Double Feature Rocky Horror Picture Show
Should I Stay or Should I Go The Clash
Show Me the Way Peter Frampton
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Sitting Waiting Wishing Jack Johnson
Somebody to Love Jefferson Airplane
Space Oddity David Bowie
Squeeze Box The Who
St. Stephen Grateful Dead
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Stir it Up Bob Marley
Stormy Monday Allman Brothers
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
Suffragette City The Rolling Stones
Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
Sunday Bloody Sunday U2
Sunshine Superman Donovan
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones
Take it Easy Eagles
Take me Home Country Roads John Denver
Take Me to the River Talking Heads
Terrapin Station Grateful Dead
That’s the Way the World Goes Round John Prine
The Boxer Simon and Garfunkle
The House of the Rising Sun The Animals
The Letter The Box Tops
The Man Song Sean Morey
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down The Band
The One I Love REM
The Promised Land Chuck Berry
The Race is On George Jones
The Scientist Coldplay
The Weight The Band
These Boots are Made for Walkin Nancy Sinatra
They Call the Wind Mariah Lerner and Loewe
Time after Time Cindy Lauper
Time of your Life Green Day
Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Trenchtown Rock Bob Marley
Truckin Grateful Dead
True Colors Cindy Lauper
Tulsa Time Eric Clapton
Unbroken Chain Grateful Dead
Uncle Johns Band Grateful Dead
Under My Thumb The Rolling Stones
Up on Cripple Creek The Band
US Blues Grateful Dead
Vampire Blues Neil Young
Walk of Life Dire Straits
Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
Warning Sign Coldplay
Watching the Detectives Elvis Costello
Waterfalls TLC
Werewolves of London Warron Zevon
What I Like about You The Romantics
What’s so Funny about Peace Love and Understanding Elvis Costello
When I’m 64 The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles
Why Don’t we get Drunk Jimmy Buffet
Wicked Game Chris Isaak
Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
With a Little Help from my Friends The Beatles
Year of the Cat Al Stewart
You are the World to Me David Gray
You can Call me Al Paul Simon
You Can’t Always Get what you Want The Rolling Stones