Favorite songs to end the night with

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  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,920 Posts
    I used to play Kool & The Gang's version of "Wichita Lineman" quite regularly. Roberta Flack's "Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye" is another favourite. I did a Saturday night at a North London bar a couple of weeks back, and closed out with "Thru & Thru" by the Stones. Sopranos heads know what's up with that one.

  • jackson 5 - never can say goodbye

  • salviasalvia 279 Posts
    my last gig always asked me to play "More than Words"---the drunks would sing along while everyone else headed for the door---ill admit it helped to ease tensions at teh end of the night cause no fights would break out...

    Hahaha, classic!


  • Sunshower / Dr. Buzzard
    Moondance / Van Morrison
    Between the Sheets / Isley Bros.
    For The Love of You / Isley Bros.
    Sexual Healing / Marvin Gaye
    See Ya / Paula and Carole in The Magic Garden



    Paul when you spinnin next?



  • Naive Melody

  • pharoah sanders - greeting to saud
    robert johnson - they're red hot

  • volumenvolumen 2,525 Posts
    3 In The Morning - Lou Rawls

    Spottiedopalicious as well

    I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash clears the fuck out of hip hop heads, hatters!!!!

  • At last Saturday's Soul Strut DJ gig at Bar Vertigo (w/DJ Comatoast, Luck, DCastillo and others), I spun the Romeos'"Precious Memories" towards the end of the night, and it sounded really proper for the moment. Just laid-back enough for last call, but still semi-danceable.

  • Jaques Palminger & Viktor Marek - T??deldub (Pudel Produkte)



    capricorn - cannonball adderley
    pavanne - soulful strings (thanks jens)
    mr. johnny walker - tiombe lockhart
    machs gut ich muss gehen - manfred krug (sooo necessary german version of baby its cold outside)
    dat dere - oscar brown jr.


  • You're Wondering Now- Andy and Joey

    A-MEN!Never leave home without it



  • bloodstone- natural high

    santos and jonny- sleepwalk

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,253 Posts
    Good topic!

    Specials Ghost Town might seem a bit obvious but a nice one to wrap things up with. Co-signage on Spottieottie...
    Fela Kuti Water.
    I have a 10" dubplate instrumental thing I'll keep under my hat for now, but I also used Fudge Fingas Situation Diminished for quite a while too:

    ...sometimes if I've already played my last tune I might also try and sneak a little mournful interlude type track that appear on numerous hip-hop beats albums or just fade something in and back out.

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    Evelyn King- The Show is Over

    Happy Trails

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    I my rave days it was always Chemical Bros- One Too Many Mornings if the sun was coming up or out.


  • santo and johnny- sleep walk
    G.O.A.T.

    I think you could end any event anywhere in the world with that song and the point would get across, on some universal-language shit. Play it at the end of your soul night here, your house night there, your gabber night in Amsterdam, your bris in Barstow, your NASCAR rally in Huntsville, and/or your cricket match in New fucking Dehli, and just watch 'em start floating toward the exits. Real All heads know.

    Yes also to the "SpottieOttie" instrumental. Other Outkast-adjacent evening-enders: Brick's "Fun," or--if you're really gotta get outta there in a hurry--Willie Hutch's "The Shortest Distance."

    And that instrumental edit of Archie Whitewater's "Cross Country" from a few years back, while a moral failure, might succeed in this particular regard.




  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 353 Posts
    Major cosign on "Sleepwalker"

    It really doesn't get better than that.

    Full disclosure: I take my closing (and opening!) game seriously and always try to end on something different every time out.

    Here are a few that I've used recently:



















  • claudja barry - love for the sake of love
    affinity - don't go away (dub version)
    the salsoul orchestra - take some time out
    rude movements - sun palace
    tout sweet - another man is twice as nice (dub version)
    bardeux - when we kiss

  • I always end with
    "let the sunshine in"

    peace, stein...

  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 353 Posts
    I always end with
    "let the sunshine in"

    peace, stein...
    By 5th Dimension?

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    para11ax said:
    I always end with
    "let the sunshine in"

    peace, stein...
    By 5th Dimension?
    Sons and Daughters?

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,253 Posts
    jjfad027 said:
    para11ax said:
    I always end with
    "let the sunshine in"

    peace, stein...
    By 5th Dimension?
    Sons and Daughters?
    Nah, gotta be James Last.



    b-dum tish...
    para11ax

  • JroamJroam 257 Posts
    Gap Band "I owe it to myself"      Then walk away from the decks...



  • One I like is the Isaac Hayes classic[Ellie's Love Theme].
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