40 Best Piano Bar Songs

August 1, 2023

Alright, we have all been there. You are at a party or dance bar and someone puts on a song that’s a complete mood killer. A slow jam during a high point in the night or EDM in a room full of oldies fans. Don’t be that guy. No one likes that guy. So, to make sure you are the fan favorite in the crowd, study up on some of the best piano bar anthems that always get the crowd going before you head out for your next night out at Howl at the Moon.

The awesome thing about Howl at the Moon is that we are not your average dueling piano bar. We have a full band of entertainers with drums, guitars, tambourines, and more all in addition to the keys! That means these talented musicians can tackle most songs you throw at them. These songs are sure the make it in front of the entertainers at any piano bar because they already know how to play them and they know they’re crowd pleasers! So jot down some ideas from this list and make friends with your local Howl entertainers instantly.

Best Piano Bar Songs to Request*

*In no particular order. They’re all fabulous!

  1. “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
  2. “Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey
  3. “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show
  4. “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix A Lot
  5. “Piano Man” – Billy Joel
  6. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi
  7. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyonce
  8. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” – Jet
  9. “I Want You to Want Me” – Cheap Trick
  10. “I Love Rock and Roll” – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  11. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” – Whitney Houston
  12. “Short Skirt / Long Jacket” – Cake
  13. “Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield
  14. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  15. “Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks
  16. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers
  17. “Pour Some Sugar on Me” – Def Leppard
  18. “The Real Slim Shady” – Eminem
  19. “Born to be Wild” – Steppenwolf
  20. “No Diggity” – Blackstreet
  21. “Let’s Dance” – David Bowie
  22. “Miami” – Will Smith
  23. “Blister in the Sun” – Violent Femmes
  24. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  25. “O.P.P.” – Naughty by Nature
  26. “No Scrubs” – TLC
  27. “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
  28. “Bye, Bye, Bye” – NSYNC
  29. “Started from the Bottom” – Drake
  30. “Rump Shaker” – Wreckx-N-Effect
  31. “Bulletproof” – La Roux
  32. “Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
  33. “Hollaback Girl” – Gwen Stefani
  34. “Hypnotize” – The Notorious B.I.G.
  35. “Like a Virgin” – Madonna
  36. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” – Shania Twain
  37. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
  38. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  39. “Teach Me How to Dougie” – Cali Swag District
  40. “Sweet Child o’Mine”- Guns N’ Roses

There you have it! The best song requests to put into any piano bar, jukebox, DJ or whatever. These are all guaranteed crowd pleasers. So bookmark or memorize this list so that next time you are staring at a song request slip at your favorite piano bar (eh-hem), you will know exactly what to put in that will get everyone dancing and singing along! Make sure you check out our top selection of summer songs, party songs and 90’s songs, 80’s songs and the top rock songs since 2010.

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