BOUKABOU BIO

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Boukabou was born and bred in Sydney. He is a seasoned showman / vocalist / guitarist.

Now, at  45, he has sang and played in bands and solo all over the world since high school.

Currently Boukabou does mostly vocal acoustic current and classic hits (also duo and bands) anywhere in Australia. 

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Boukabou Cover Show

Style: Current and classic hit vocal acoustic covers (with backing track option).

Covers set (usually 3-4 hours: 3 sets with 2 breaks).

Depending on show, performance and set list is adjusted to best suit audience.

A request book with 100’s of songs is very popular at his gigs.

Sound and lighting equipment provided including correct mixing desks and leads for in-house pa.

Boukabou only uses current working professional musicians for these shows.

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Testimonials (images to left)

‘Boukabou provided the perfect atmosphere and experience for all, providing our requested music, media and was a great MC for our engagement party. Would recommend him for your next function or party’ - Scotty and Maddy


‘Jamel Boukabou performed at our wedding and reception. We would highly recommend him to anyone’ - Matthew and Nicole. 

Boukabou has also had regular shows as a crowd favourite over the years at such iconic venues like Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club, North Annandale Hotel, Post Office Hotel South Grafton and The Old Manly Boatshed.

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The Boukabou Story So Far

Boukabou has released several albums, ep’s and performed in Australia and The US frequently throughout his career.

Boukabou regularly performs and records with musicians such as Dario Bortolin (Bee Gees, Jimmy Barnes); Paul Wheeler (Icehouse, Sneaky Sound System); Warren Trout (Colin Hay from Men at Work, The Voice) and Andy Cichon (Darryl Braithwaite, Shania Twain and Billy Joel).

His most popular show is vocal acoustic classic hit covers (with backing track option). He also takes requests with a song list including 100's of songs.

Boukabou always will cater and adjust to suit the mood and audience at every cover show he does.

Boukabou also has original show. He released an album recorded at Albert's Recording Studios, Sydney 2017.

'Not only will you get an outstanding show but you'll feel like part of the gang - he's just that kinda guy.'

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Sample List of Cover Songs


All the small things - Blink 182

Cherry Cherry - Niel Diamond

My Life - Billy Joel

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Mr Jones - Counting Crows

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

I Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty

Somebody Told Me - The Killers

Listen to The Music - The Doobee Brothers

Fire and Rain - James Taylor

Riptide - Vance Joy

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

Easy - The Commodores

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Wonderwall - Oasis

Let’s Stick Together - Roxy Music

My Happiness - Powderfinger

Jet Airliner - Steve Miller

Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield

Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz

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Boukabou Original Show


Usually 45mins includes most of new LP, recorded at Albert's Sydney released in 2016 titled "Human 1.0" Style: Rock (see original page on www.Boukabou.com )

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THIS PAGE : LIVE CLASSIC AND CURRENT HIT SHOWS - SOLO - DUO - BAND -

 (PAGE LINKS ABOVE FOR ORIGINAL RELEASES, CONTACT FORM AND ARCHIVES)

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below: request list for shows. 

send request with show venue and date in submission form >

below: Matthew and Nicole’s wedding and reception.

‘Jamel Boukabou performed at our wedding and reception. We would highly recommend him to anyone’ - Matthew and Nicole. 

below: Live Show @ The Old Manly Boatshed

(L to R) Brad Johns (The Nevilles’ Ian Moss), Boukabou, Paul Wheeler (Icehouse, Sneaky Sound System) and Dario Bortolin (Bee Gee’s, Jimmy Barnes).

below: Scotty and Maddy’s engagement party.

‘Boukabou provided the perfect atmosphere and experience for all, providing our requested music, media and was a great MC for our engagement party. Would recommend him for your next function or party’ - Scotty and Maddy.

below: Live show in LA @ The Cat Club, Hollywood, where Boukabou has performed regularly over 20 years.

Pictured here with members of LA Guns (Scotty Griffin - bass) Gun’s N Roses (Dizzy Reed) and Happenin’ Harry.

below: Some local venues Boukabou has been a regular and crowd favourite over the years (pictured below: Harbord Beach Hotel, The Old Manly Boatshed, Coolangatta SLSC and featured artist of Gold Coast Live).

below: upcoming shows. For Past dates see archive page.

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3AM - MATCHBOX 20
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500 MILES - THE PROCLAIMERS
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ABRACADABRA - STEVE MILLER BAND
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ADDICTED TO LOVE - ROBERT PALMER
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AFRICA - TOTO
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All I NEED IS A MIRACLE - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
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ALL OF MY LOVE - LED ZEPPELIN
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ALL THE SMALL THINGS - BLINK 182
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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE - THE BEATLES
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ALONE WITH YOU - THE SUNNYBOYS
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AMERICAN BAND - GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
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AMERICAN PIE - JOHN MCLEAN
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ANGELS - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - PINK FLOYD
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APRIL SUN IN CUBA - DRAGON
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BABY COME BACK - PATO BANTAM
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BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY - PETER FRAMPTON
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BACK FOR GOOD - TAKE THAT
18
BAD MON RISING - CREDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
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BAKER STREET - JERRY RAFFERTY
20
BARBARA ANN - THE BEACH BOYS
21
BEAST OF BURDERN - ROLLING STONES
22
BETTER BE HOME SOON - CROWDED HOUSE
23
BETTER MAN - PEARL JAM
24
BILLY JEAN - MICHAEL JACKSON
25
BIRTHDAY - THE BEATLES
26
BITTER TEARS - INXS
27
BLACK VELVET - ALANNAH MYLES
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BLAZE OF GLORY - JOHN BON JOVI
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BOYS DON'T CRY - THE CURE
30
BOYS OF SUMMER - DON HENLEY
31
BREAK ON THROUGH - THE DOORS
32
BROKEN WINGS - MR MR
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BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
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BURNIN LOVE - ELVIS
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BY THE WAY - RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
36
CALIFORNIA GIRLS - THE BEACH BOYS
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CAN I COME TOO ? - MENTAL AS ANYTHING
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CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU - ELVIS
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CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU - FRANKIE VALLEY
40
CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN
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CANDY CANDY - IGGY POP
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CARELESS WHISPER - GEORGE MICHAEL
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CATS IN THE CRADLE - HARRY CHAPAN
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CC RIDER - ELVIS
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CENTERFOLD - G.JILES BAND
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CHARLMESS MAN - BLUR
48
CHEAP WINE - COLD CHISEL
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CHECK IT OUT - MELLANCAMP
50
CHERRY, CHERRY - NIEL DIAMOND
51
CHINA GIRL - DAVID BOWIE
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COME AS YOU ARE - NIRVANA
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COMIN HOME - THE RADIATORS
54
COOL WORLD - MONDO ROCK
55
CRACKLIN' ROSIE - NIEL DIAMOND
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CRAZY - ICEHOUSE
57
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE - QUEEN
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CROCODILE ROCK - ELTON JOHN
59
CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE - NIEL DIAMOND
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DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
60
DANIEL - ELTON JOHN
61
DEAD OR ALIVE - BON JOVI
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DIRTY OLD TOWN - THE POGUES
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DISCOTEQUE - U2
64
DISTANT SUN - CROWDED HOUSE
65
DO YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART
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DO YOU BELIEVE IN SHAME ? - DURAN DURAN
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DON'T BE CRUEL - ELVIS
68
DON'T CHANGE - INXS
69
DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER - OASIS
70
DON'T STOP BELIEVING - JOURNEY
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DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - SIMPLE MINDS
72
DOWN AMOUNG THE DEAD MEN - FLASH IN THE PAN
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DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
74
DOWNEASTER ALEXA - BILLY JOEL
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DOWNHEARTED - AUSTRALIAN CRAWL
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EAGLE ROCK - DADDY COOL
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EASY - THE COMMODORES
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ENTER SANDMAN - METALLICA
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ERROL - AUSTRALIAN CRAWL
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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - THE POLICE
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EVERYBODY WANT'S TO RULE THE WORLD - TEARS FOR FEARS
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EVERYONE'S A WINNER - HOT CHOCOLATE
83
EYE OF THE TIGER - SURVIVOR
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FAITH - GEORGE MICHAEL
85
FALSOM PRISION BLUES - JOHNNY CASH
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FATHER TO SON - CAT STEVENS
87
FIRE AND RAIN - JAMES TAYLOR
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FLAME TREES - COLD CHISEL
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FLY AWAY - LENNY KRAVITZ
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FREE FALLING - TOM PETTY
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FUN, FUN, FUN, - THE BEACH BOYS
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GET IT ON - T REX
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GET YOUR LOVE RIGHT - JON ENGLISH
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GIRLS ON FILM - DURAN DURAN
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GIVE IT UP - KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
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GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVING - ZZ TOP
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GLORIA - LAURA BRANNIGAN
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GLORY DAYS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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HALLELUJAH - LENARD COHEN
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HAPPY TOGETHER - THE TURTLES
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HEROES - DAVID BOWIE
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HEY ST PETER - FLASH IN THE PAN
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HOLY GRAIL - HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS
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HOME AMOUNG THE GUM TREES - JOHN WILLIAMSON
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HORSES - DARRYL BRAITHWAITE
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HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
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HOTEL CALIFORNIA - THE EAGLES
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HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE - THE BEACH BOYS
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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN
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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN
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HURRICANE - BOB DYLAN
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HURTS SO GOOD - JOHN MELLANCAMP
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HYSTERIA - DEF LEPPARD
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I AM I SAID - NIEL DIAMOND
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I CAN'T DANCE - PHIL COLLINS
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I COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU - DENNIS WATERMAN
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I GOT FRIENDS - GARTH BROOKS
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I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS
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I RAN - FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
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I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME - PETER ALLEN
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I WANT TO BREAK FREE - QUEEN
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I WANT TO DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
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I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - FOREIGNER
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I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER - SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
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I WANT YOU TO KNOW - BACKSTREET BOYS
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I WAS ONLY 19 - REDGUM
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I WON'T BACK DOWN - TOM PETTY
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I'M NOT ON LOVE - 10CC
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I'M YOURS - JASON MRAZ
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IMAGINE - JOHN LENNON
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IN THE GHETTO - ELVIS
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IS THIS LOVE - BOB MARLEY
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IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE - ALAN JACKSON
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IT'S MY LIFE - BON JOVI
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IT'S NOT UNUSUAL - TOM JONES
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JEALOUS GUY - JOHN LENNON
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JESSIE'S GIRL - RICK SPRINGFIELS
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JET AIRLINER - STEVE MILLER BAND
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JIVE TALKIN' - BEE GEES
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JOHNNY B.GOODE - CHUCK BERRY
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JUST WHAT I NEEDED - THE CARS
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KEEP ON LOVIN YOU - REO SPEEDWAGON
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KEEP ON ROCKIN ME - STEVE MILLER
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KHE SAHN - COLD CHISEL
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KISS - PRINCE
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KOKOMO - THE BEACH BOYS
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L.A WOMAN - THE DOORS
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LAID - JAMES
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LAST CHRISTMAS - GEORGE MICHAEL
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LET IT BE - THE BEATLES
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LET YOUR LOVE FLOW - BELLAQMY BROTHERS
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LET'S DANCE - DAVID BOWIE
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LET'S STICK TOGETHER - ROXY MUSIC
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LIKE A ROLLING STONE - BOB DYLAN
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LISTEN LIKE THIEVES - INXS
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LISTEN TO THE MUSIC - DOOBIE BROTHERS
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LIVE FOREVER - OASIS
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LIVIN ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI
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LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
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LONESOME LOOSER - LITTLE RIVER BAND
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LONG WAY TO THE TOP - AC / DC
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LOSE YOUR LOVE - THE OUTFIELD
163
LOSING MY RELIGION - REM
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LUCKY MAN - THE VERVE
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LUST FOR LIFE - IGGY POP
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MAGGIE MAY - ROD STEWART
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MAJIC CARPET RIDE - STEPPENWOLF
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MALIBU - HOLE
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MARGARITAVILLE - JIMMY BUFFET
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MEXICAN RADIO - WALL OF VOODOO
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MODERN LOVE - DAVID BOWIE
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MOMMA MIA - ABBA
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MORE THAN THIS - BRYAN FERRY
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MRS ROBINSON - SIMON AND GARFUNCKEL
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MY GIRL - BOUKABOU
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MY HAPPINESS - POWDERFINGER
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MY LIFE - BON JOVI
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MY WAY - FRANK SINATRA
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MYSTIFY - INXS
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NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS
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NEW MOON ON MONDAY - DURAN DURAN
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NIGHT MOVES - BOB SEGER
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NOBODY TOLD ME - JOHN LENNON
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NOTHING ELSE MATTERS - METALLICA
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OH NO NOT YOU AGAIN - AUSTRALIAN CRAWL
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OH WHAT A NIGHT - FRANKIE VALLEY AND THE FOUR SEASONS
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OH YEAH - ROXY MUSIC
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OLD MAN - NIEL YOUNG
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN - WILLIE NELSON
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ONE - U2
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ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH
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ORDINARY WORLD - DURAN DURAN
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OVER YOU - ROXY MUSIC
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OVERKILL - MEN AT WORK
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PAITENCE - GUNS 'N ROSES
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PIANO MAN - BILLY JOEL
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PINA COLADA (ESCAPE) - RUPERT HOLMES
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PLANET EARTH - DURAN DURAN
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PLEASE DON'T GO - CC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
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POKE SALAD ANNIE - TONY JOE WHITE
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PRETTY VACANT - SEX PISTOLS
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PRICE OF LOVE - BRYAN FERRY
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PRIDE - U2
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PROUD MARY - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
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PSYCO KILLER - TALKING HEADS
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PUB WITH NO BEER - SLIM DUSTY
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PUMP IT UP - ELVIS COSTELLO
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R.O.C.K IN THE USA - JOHN MELLANCAMP
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RAIN - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
210
RASBERRY BERET - PRINCE
211
REAL WILD CHILD - IGGY POP
212
REBEL YELL - BILLY IDOL
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RECKLESS - AUSTRALIAN CRAWL
214
RED RED WINE - UB40
215
REMEDY - THE BLACK CROWS
304
RHINESTONE COWBOY - GLEN CAMPBELL
216
RING OF FIRE - JOHNNY CASH
217
RIO - DURAN DURAN
303
RIPTIDE - VANCE JOY
218
ROCK THE CASBAH - THE CLASH
219
ROCKET MAN - ELTON JOHN
220
ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD - NIEL YOUNG
221
ROLLING IN THE DEEP - ADELE
222
RUN TO THE HILLS - IRON MAIDEN
223
RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM - TOM PETTY
224
SAID I LOVED YOU BUT I LIED - MICHAEL BOLTON
225
SAILING - ROD STEWART
226
SANTA MONICA - EVERCLEAR
227
SATELITE OF LOVE - LOU REED
228
SCHOOL DAYS - CHUCK BERRY
229
SEX ON FIRE - KINGS OF LEON
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SHAKE IT OFF - TAYLOR SWIFT
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SHAKE IT UP - THE CARS
232
SHAKE YOUR BOOTY - KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
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SHIP OF FOOLS - WORLD PARTY
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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO - THE CLASH
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SHOUT - TEARS FOR FEARS
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SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY - OTIS REDDING
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SLICE OF HEAVEN - DAVE DOBBYN
238
SLOOP JOHN B - BEACH BOYS
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SMALL TOWN - JOHN MELLANCAMP
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SO BEAUTIFUL - PETE MURRAY
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SO FAR AWAY FROM ME - DIRE STRAIGHTS
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SOME LIKE IT HOT - ROBERT PALMER
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SOMEBODY TOLD ME - THE KILLERS
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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW - JUDY GARLAND
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SONG 2 - BLUR
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SORROW - DAVID BOWIE
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SPACE ODDITY - DAVID BOWIE
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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - LED ZEPPELIN
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STAND - REM
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START ME UP - THE ROLLING STONES
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STAYIN' ALIVE - THE BEACH BOYS
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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU - STEALERS WHEEL
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SUMMER OF 69 - BRYAN ADAMS
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SUSPICOUS MINDS - ELVIS
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SWEET CAROLINE - NIEL DIAMOND
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SWEET CHILD O'MINE - GUNS 'N ROSES
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TAINTED LOVE - SOFT CELL
258
TAKE A LONG LINE - THE ANGELS
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TAKE IT EASY - THE EAGLES
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TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS - JOHN DENVER
261
TAKE ON ME - AHA
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TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN - STEVE MILLER
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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS - BACHMAN - TURNER OVERDRIVE
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TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - THE ROMANTICS
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TEENAGE DIRTBAG - WHEATUS
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THANK YOU - LED ZEPPELIN
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THE GAMBLER - KENNY RODGERS
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THE WAITING - TOM PETTY
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TIMES LIKE THESE - THE FOO FIGHTERS
270
TO HER DOOR - PAUL KELLY
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TRUE - SPANDAU BALLET
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TRUE BLUE - JOHN WILLIAMSON
273
TURN THE PAGE - BOB SEGER
274
TWIST AND SHOUT - THE BEATLES
275
UNCHAIN MY HEART - JOE COCKER
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UNDER THE BRIDGE - RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
277
VERTIGO - U2
278
VIRGINIA PLAIN - ROXY MUSIC
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WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU - FOREIGNER
280
WALTZING MATILDA - SLIM DUSTY
281
WE CAN GET TOGETHER - ICEHOUSE
282
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU - THE ROMANTICS
283
WHAT'S UP - 4 NON BLONDES
284
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - PERCY SLEDGE
285
WHEN I COME AROUND - GREEN DAY
286
WHITE WEDDING - BILLY IDOL
287
WISH YOU WERE HERE - PINK FLOYD
288
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU - U2
289
WOMAN - JOHN LENNON
290
WONDERFUL - ADAM ANT
291
WONDERWALL - OASIS
292
WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND - LOVERBOY
307
WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND - LOVERBOY
293
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET - BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE
294
YOU DON'T TREAT ME NO GOOD - SONIA DADA
295
YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
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YOU MAY BE RIGHT - BILLY JOEL
297
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING - BEE GEE'S
306
YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH - MEATLOAF
298
YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL - JAMES BLUNT
299
YOU'RE THE VOICE - JOHN FARNHAM
300
YOUR SONG - ELTON JOHN
301
ZIGGY STARDUST - DAVID BOWIE