|Dueling Pianos is an art form that is sweeping the nation. Dueling piano bars are opening up across the country at an astounding rate. Dueling pianos have been around for years - but why do folks enjoy dueling pianos so much? Simple, it's because of the SONGS. In this article about dueling pianos we're going to take a look at the songs that the dueling pianos perform and what makes them so popular.
To the right we see "The Twins Dueling Pianos" from Harrah's in Las Vegas. They might get away with a little more than just knowing all of the right dueling piano songs to play...
But for the rest of us - we bring you the...
We're not going to attempt to put the top 50 songs in order - but rather we will place them into categories.
Category #1 is Sing-Along Songs. It is imperative that dueling piano players get the audience involved. This, primarily, means getting the audience to sing along. A lot of Kansas City DJs play these songs. Although the audience can sing-along to ANY dueling piano songs, here is the portion of our top 50 songs that are considered official dueling paino bar sing-along songs.
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Now the dueling piano players get a chance to show their stuff. The performance songs are the songs that the audience requests to hear them done correctly by a talented musician. Many Kansas City corporate events require these songs. Some of them are sing-a-longs anyway but for the most part these are the songs that separate the hack dueling piano players from the real ones...
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Some can and some can't... - make you dance, that is. The best dueling piano players can actually get their audience up and dancing. A lot of Kansas City Wedding Bands play these. Here are a few key songs to get booties shakin'...
Brick House - The Commodores
Treasure - Bruno Mars
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