Inspiration / 14 November 2018

Top jams: Five tracks to sing, rap or solo over

Hot Beats, Hot Grooves, Metal Essentials – these playlists have been immensely popular and we’ve had many requests for them in other genres. Rock and blues fans, Top Jams is for you.

These playlists are compiled with songs you create and publish on BandLab, and we curate them daily for Android and iOS users. So whether you’re looking for inspiration, needing some solo practice, or looking to find the best musicians to collaborate, these tracks can be the perfect starting point for your next song.

Tap on any track to listen, and if it’s up your alley, hit fork to make that track yours. You can do anything – sing or rap, solo, or take the song in a completely different direction if you want.

Tip: Make sure you select Blues or Rock as one of your favourite genres on your profile page to get access to Top Jams.

Leave the Light On – Leon Dunn

This one ticks all the boxes for a chill, easy-listening piece. It’s also the perfect backdrop for your take on a 90s style soft-rock song or even some smooth hip hop bars. We can already hear a saxophone solo on top of this cool track.


Blues Instrumental {beats by Half Pint} – Half Pint

Need to practice your guitar improvisation skills? A mid-tempo twelve-bar blues track is probably the perfect starting point to work on your soloing skills. This one’s even got a bluesy honky-tonk-esque piano solo for some inspiration.


Cool cat – DJaroslav

This one’s a cool cat all right, brimming with attitude and passion. It doesn’t get more rock n’ roll with aggressive power chords, and a Slash-inspired wah wah guitar solo. This is a track you can bring back the good ol’ days with.


The Roots Of Peace – Vatche

We’d have no qualms if reggae music was the root of world peace. Reggae is so much more than your “piña colada by the beach” soundtrack, and Vatche’s take on the genre oozes good vibes and is dangerously addictive.


Theresa Green – Mistachesta

With the vibes of an early 00s post-rock track, Theresa Green reminds us of a soundtrack to a short indie film. Its atmospheric guitars and thumping basslines are hypnotic and relaxing at the same time, and makes a great canvas for even more layers of instruments.


So fork these songs and pick up your guitar – it’s time to rock out to these tunes.

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