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One of the strengths of The Critics is the incredible variety of music that we can provide for your event. The Critics offer both male and female lead singers, a sizzling horn section, and an "I can feel it in my toes" rhythm section ... a combination that is sure to bring any crowd to its feet! The Critics play a wide variet of styles; R&B, Rock n' Roll, Soul, Reggae, Oldies, Pop, Standards, you name it ... The Critics play it! And they bring energy, humor, and fun to every show!

We are happy to learn your special songs, to get your family and friends into the action, and to customize our song lists to make your special event to time to remember.

Use the player below to play audio recordings of the band so that you can hear for yourself the talent and professionalism of The Critics.

Song List

View our list of Dance Tunes
View our list of Ballads/Traditional Songs

Dance Tunes
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher& Higher   Jackie Wilson
1 2 3   Miami Sound Machine
ABC   Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5
Ain't Nobody   Chaka Kahn
Ain't Too Proud To Beg   Temptations
Aint No Half Steppin'   Heatwave
Aint No Stoppin' Us Now   Mcfadden and Whitehead
All Blues   Miles Davis- Jazz Standard
And Then Came You   Spinners
Baby, I Love You   Aretha Franklin
Back In Love Again   Jeffrey Osborne
Bad Boy   Luther Vandross
Bad Girls   Donna Summer
Bad Luck   Teddy Pendergrass
Before You Accuse Me   Eric Clapton
Best of My Love   The Emotions
Boogie Oogie Oogie   Taste of Honey
Brick House   The Commodores
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby   Barry White
Celebration   Kool & the Gang
Cisco Kid   War
Crazy In Love   Beyonce
Dance To The Music   Sly & The Family Stone
Dancin' In The Streets  
Dirty Low Down   Boz Scaggs
Disco Nites   GQ
Do I Do   Stevie Wonder
Doin da' Butt  
Electric Slide  
Everyday People   Sly & The Family Stone
Fire   Ohio Players
Freak Out   Chic
Freeway Of Love   Aretha Franklin
Fun Fun Fun   Dazz Band
Funky Broadway   Hiram Bullock ... arrangement
Get Down On It   Kool & the Gang
Get Down Tonite   KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Up   James Brown
Give It To Me Baby   Rick James
Give Me The Nite   George Benson
Good Times   Chic
Got Me Working Day & Nite   Michael Jackson
Heard It Thru The Grapevine   Gladys Knight/Marvin Gaye
Hollywood Swingers   Kool & the Gang
Hot Stuff   Donna Summer
Hotel California   Eagles
House Is Not A Home   Luther Vandross
I Don't Love You Anymore   Teddy Pendergrass
I Feel Good   James Brown
I Feel Like Bustin Loose  
I Want You Back   Michael Jackson
I Was Made To Love Her   Stevie Wonder
I Will Survive   Gloria Gaynor
I Wish   Stevie Wonder
I'll Be Around   Spinners
I'll Take You There   Staple Singers
I'm A Soul Man   The Blues Brothers
In The Glow Of Love   Luther Vandross
In the Midnite Hour   Wilson Pickett
In The Stone   Earth Wind & Fire
Isn't She Lovely   Stevie Wonder
Its a Shame  
Just My Imagination   Temptations
Kiss   Prince
Ladies Nite   Kool & the Gang
Last Dance   Donna Summer
Let The Music Play   various
Lets Get It On   Marvin Gaye
Lets Groove Tonight   Earth Wind & Fire
Lets Stay Together   Al Green
Love   Louie Armstrong
Love and Happiness   Al Green
Love Come Down   Everlyn "Chanpagne" King
Love The One You're With   Luther Vandross
Love TKO   Teddy Pendergrass
Low Rider   War
Midnight Train To Georgia   Gladys Knight
Money Money Money   The Ojays
Moondance   Van Morrison
Mustang Sally   The Commitments (version)
My Girl   Temptations
On Any Street Corner   Ashford and Simpson
Once You Get Started   Chaka Khan
Peg   Steely Dan
Poppa's Got a Brand New Bag   James Brown
Rappers Delight   Sugar Hill Gang
Reasons   Earth, Wind & Fire
Rescue Me   Fontella Bass
Respect   Aretha Franklin
Respect Yourself   Staple Singers
Ring My Bell   Anita Ward
Rock Steady   Aretha Franklin
Roller Coasters   Ohio Players
Saturday Love   Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle
School Boy Crush   Average White band
See You When I Get There   Lou Rawls
September   Earth, Wind & Fire
Shake Your Booty At The Disco   The Gap Band
Shake Your Tail Feather   The Blues Brothers
Shakey Ground   The Temptations
Shame   Evelyn "Champagne " King
She Use To Be My girl   The O'Jays
Shining Star   Earth, Wind & Fire
Shot Gun   various artists
Show & Tell   Al Wilson
Sing A Simple Song   Sly & The Family Stone
Sing A Song   Earth Wind & Fire
Steady As We Go   Dave Mathews Band
Step In To The Name Of Love   Kool & the Gang
Street Life   Randy Crawford
Take Your Time   S O S Band
Takin' It To The Streets   Michael Mcdonald
Thank You For LettIn' Me Be Myself   Sly & The Family Stone
That Girl   Stevie Wonder
That Old Time Rock & Roll   Bob Seger
Thats The Way Of The World   Earth Wind & Fire
The Way You Look Tonight   Eric Clapton
This Is How We Do It   Montell Jordan
Turn Your Love Around   George Benson
Tush   ZZ Top
Upside Down   Diana Ross
Wanna Be Startin Somethin'   Michael Jackson
We Are Family   Sister Sledge
Whats Goin' On   Marvin Gaye
Will It Go Round In Circles   Billy Preston
You're My First My Last My Everything   Barry White
Ballads/Traditional Songs
Always And Forever   Luther Vandross/Heatwave
Amazed   Lonestar
At Last   Etta James
Beautiful In My Eyes   Joshua Katisan
Because You Loved Me   Celine Dion
Blue Bossa   Jazz Standard
Closer I Get To You   Donnie Hathaway & Roberta Flack
Fire and Desire   Rick James and Tina Marie
Fly Me To The Moon   Sinatra
If This World Were Mine   Luther Vandross
Let Me Call You Sweet Heart   TRADITIONAL
Love Ballad   Jeffrey Osborne
Me & Mrs Jones   Billy Paul
My Wish   Rascal Flatts
Never Too Much   Luther Vandross
Ribbon In The Sky   Stevie Wonder
Since I Fell For You   Al Jarreau
Summer Time   Al Jarreau ( version)
Sweet Thing   Chaka Khan
Thats How Strong My Love Is   Otis Redding
These Are The Days   Van Morrison
This Masquerade   George Benson
Turn Off The Lights   Teddy Pendergrass
Unforgettable   Natalie Cole (version)
Until You Come Back To Me   Aretha Franklin (version)
What You Won't Do For Love   Bobby Caldwell
Where Is The Love   Donnie Hathaway
Whos Crying Now   Journey
With You I'm Born Again   Billy Preston and Syretta
Wonderful Tonight   Eric Clapton

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