Great 80s Acoustic Covers

From The Pudenski Bros

Our Song List / Repertoire

Article Index

So What Are the songs which we play?

We sing an eclectic mix of songs from different decades of music and our setlist is constantly changing as we introduce different songs from audience participation, full of floor fillers to identify one of the great party bands in Bournemouth. You can also ask to go off menu....but it could be dangerous. Thanks for listening!

We play lots of different venues where we can be heard playing our versions of well-known songs and hits from multiple decades. If you are looking for a fun and energetic duo in Bournemouth then please get in touch. If your song is not on the following list then please get in touch as the list does not include all of our material, just an example. Singing and consuming alcohol have been practised together from ancient times and by the 1960s the guitar was the instrument most frequently heard in a pub.

  • Traditional Hits Firm favourites with traces of a traditional sea shanty, that sounds like it's being sung like pirates or sailors.
  • Hits From The 1960s It was the decade of Dylan and Aretha, the Beach Boys and the Beatles, Hendrix and Zeppelin. But that's not all it was.
  • Hits From The 1970s From punk to prog to ambient to disco, where Radio still mattered more than TV.
  • Hits From The 1980s. Ah, the 80s - whatever you thought of the fashion, 80s music was splendid? The Eighties were an age of big hair, bigger snare drums and massive hits. Music videos gave rise to a flashy new class of pop star.
  • Hits From The 1990s and Later. The Nineties music boom was a gold rush for singles. Every style of music out there was booming, from grunge to gangsta rap, from dancehall to disco.

Traditional Hits

These songs come into the firm favourites category, back to a time when music was part of the culture and national spirit, celebrated with a pub session. Songs with traces of a traditional sea shanty, that sounds like it's being sung like pirates or sailors, great tunes for International Talk Like a Pirate Day which in 2020 is Saturday, September 19th. "Ahoy, maties!". Arguably the most famous sailor song in history, “Drunken Sailor” is a must at any pirate party and Tuesday Night at the Wight Bear, especially late in the evening. It's a traditional song that has been recorded innumerable times. “Irish Rover” is a traditional song that has been recorded by any number of artists over the years and can be heard at pretty much any Ren Faire on any given weekend. RRRRRRRRRRR.............

  1. Drunken Sailor.
  2. The Leaving Of Liverpool.
  3. Irish Rover.
  4. Black Velvet Band.
  5. Il Pescatore.
  6. Sukiyaki. - Kyu Sakamoto
  7. Wild Rover.

The Video Above is from a night out in Westbourne where the Pudenski Brothers performed at The Porterhouse and is the Traditional song The Irish Rover, originally performed by The Dubliners and The Pogues

Musically, the decade would start much the same as the ’50s had ended however the nineteen sixties is remembered as a startlingly innovative decade following the initial explosion of rock’n’roll pre-empting a time when the album became dominant. The decade saw entirely new genres bubble up every few months. The space race between Russia and America was hotting up with Russia being first into space and first to orbit the earth.

Hits From The 1960s

  1. Always On My Mind. - Elvis Presley
  2. Let It Be. - The Beatles
  3. Hey Jude. - The Beatles
  4. Imagine. - John Lennon
  5. Yesterday. - The Beatles
  6. Scarborough Fair. - Simon & Garfunkel
  7. Country Roads. - John Denver
  8. In Crowd. - Dobie Gray
  9. May You Never. - John Martyn
  10. Daydream Believer. - The Monkees
  11. I'm A Believer. - The Monkees
  12. Mrs Robinson. - Simon & Garfunkel
  13. Stuck In The Middle. - Stealers Wheel
  14. Brown Eyed Girl. - Van Morrison

The swinging 60s might be more than half a century ago now, but their revolutionary impact remains to this day. The Americans regarded the success of UK bands like the British Invasion arriving onto their patch with American Pie describing some of the impact.

Hits From The 1970s

Following on from the personal freedom laid in the swinging 60s, artists experimented with their sound, look and entire persona in more and more extreme ways. Popular in London was punk rock, with The Sex Pistols and The Clash leading a clan of pierced, leather-clad young upstarts that were keen to show two fingers up to the establishment.

  1. Rasputin. - Boney M
  2. Make Me Smile. - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  3. Kung Fu Fighting. - Carl Douglas
  4. Oliver's Army. - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  5. D.I.S.C.O. - Ottawan
  6. Dreadlock Holiday. - 10cc
  7. Teenage Kicks. -The Undertones
  8. Turning Japanese. - The Vapors
  9. Mr Blue Sky. - ELO
  10. I Will Survive. - Gloria Gaynor
  11. Dancing Queen. - Abba

Unlike the 60s which still remains one of the most revered decades for popular music, the 1970's always divided opinion. It was after all the decade which gave us flared trousers and tank tops. However, when you look back it contained some cracking musical tunes. One of our favourites is always number 30, often requested by number only and not the title when we play local venues.

The video above shows the Pudenski Bros. performing at Mokobo Burger Bar in Pokesdown, Bournemouth and is an unplugged local favourite from Birmingham Band ELO called Mr Blue Sky. Locally known as Number 30.

Hits From The 1980s

The 1980s as a decade must still go down as the most diverse, eclectic and extravagant decade in recent cultural history

  1. Only You. - Yazoo
  2. Gold. - Spandau Ballet
  3. Say Hello Wave Goodbye. - Soft Cell
  4. Tainted Love. - Soft Cell
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up. - Rick Astley
  6. Solsbury Hill. - Peter Gabriel
  7. Wouldn't It Be Good? - Nik Kershaw
  8. 99 Red Balloons. - Nena
  9. Echo Beach. - Martha and The Muffins
  10. It Must Be Love. - Madness
  11. Get Down On It. - Kool and The Gang
  12. Give It Up. - KC & The Sunshine Band
  13. Hungry Like The Wolf. - Duran Duran
  14. The One And Only. - Chesney Hawkes
  15. Video Killed The Radio Star. - The Buggles
  16. Take On Me. - Aha
  17. Never Let Her Slip Away. - Andrew Gold
  18. A Little Respect. - Erasure
  19. Just Can't Get Enough. - Depeche Mode

The Video Above is from a night out in Westbourne where the Pudenski Brothers performed at The Porterhouse and is 99 Red Balloons an acoustic cover of the Nena 1983 multilingual classic from Germany. Neunundneunzig Luftballons

Hits From The 1990s and Later

  1. Umbrella. - Rihanna
  2. Man On The Moon. - REM
  3. Karma Police. - Radiohead
  4. Wonderwall. - Oasis
  5. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life). - Green Day
  6. What Are You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
  7. The A-Team.
  8. Babylon. - David Gray
  9. The Scientist. - Coldplay
  10. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. - Bryan Adams
  11. Girl From Mars. - Ash
  12. I Need A Dollar. - Aloe Blacc
  13. Oops!... I Did It Again. - Britney Spears
  14. You're Beautiful. - James Blunt
  15. Angels. - Robbie Williams
  16. There Is A Light. - Smiths
  17. Back For Good. - Take That
  18. 500 Miles. - Proclaimers
  19. If I Can't Change Your Mind. - Sugar
  20. The Outdoor Type. - Lemonheads
  21. Trouble. - Coldplay

The Video Above is from a night out in Westbourne where the Pudenski Brothers performed at The Porterhouse and is Oops!.... I Did It Again an acoustic cover of the Britney Spears classic from March 27, 2000

Are you following us on social media?

Twitter users, if you want to stay on top of all the breaking Pudenski Bros news and chat, make sure you have followed our @pudenskibros account. Facebook users, you can like our Pudenski Bros page and Youtube Fans can check out out Pudenski Bros live music channel