The Works

Biography

The Works Music, a Houston-based Band that's been making parties happen for over ten years. This band is different from most you've heard. Yet inherently funky, they have a stunning command of widely varied styles. The Works has a genuine enthusiasm for making a party come alive, while providing spectacular musical entertainment for any event

 

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All Right Now – Free
Back in Love – LTD
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Brick House – Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Buttercup – The Foundations
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Domino - Van Morrison
Express Yourself – Charles Wright
Fire – The Ohio Players
Give Me Some Lovin’ – Harold Jenkins
Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
Harlem Shuffle - The Rolling Stones
Heard it Through the Grape Vine – Marvin Gaye
Heart of Rock & Roll – Huey Lewis
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I’ll Take You There – Staple Singer
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Let it Whip – Dazz Band
Let’s Groove Tonight – Earth, Wind & Fire
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Love & Happiness – Al Green
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Old Time Rock & Roll – Bruce Springsteen
Pappa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rolling on the River – Tina Turner
Shout - Otis Day & the Knights
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing a Song – Earth, Wind & Fire
Standing On Shaky Ground – Shake Russell
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Taking Care of Business – Bad Company
That’s the Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
Think - Aretha Franklin
Word Up - Cameo

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

Bad Girl – Donna Summers
Car Wash – Rolls Royce
Celebrate - Kool & the Gang
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Disco Jazz – Dazz Band
Get Down On it – Kool & the Gang
Get Down Tonight - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Hollywood Swing’n – Kool & the Gang
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Jungle Boogey – Kool & the Gang
Love Train – The O’Jays
Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
That’s The Way - K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your Groove Thing –
We Are a Family - Sister Sledge
YMCA – The Village People
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

American Women – Lenny Kravitz
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
Drift Away – Uncle Cracker
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
Lady Marmalade – Pink, Lil Kim, Mya & Christina Aguilara
No Diggety – Blackstreet/Dr. Dre
Smooth – Santana
Sway – Pussy Cat Dolls/Michael Buble
To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Vehicle – Bo Bice
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
 

 

 

 
 
At Last – Etta James
Cupid – Sam Cooke
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
My Girl – Temptations
Neither One of Us – Gladys Knight & the Pips
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – LeaAnn Ryhmes
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable - Natalie Cole
What a Difference a Day Makes – Dinah Washington
When A Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
 
 
 
 
 

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin
All of Me – Sarah Vaughn
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darren
Blue Bossa – McCoy Tyner
Come Fly with Me – Frank Sinatra
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Girl from Impanema – A Carlos Jobim
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Just Friends – Duke Ellington
Kansas City – Count Basie
L.O.V.E – Frank Sinatra
Luck Be a Lady – Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife – Bobby Daren
Mean To Me - Nelson Riddle
Misty – Earl Gardner
My Funny Valentine - Sarah Vaughn
Mr. Magic – Grover Washington
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Route 66 – Natalie Cole
Santana Jazz Medley – Oye Como Va, etc.
Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
Spanish Eyes – Al Martino
Sway – Michael Buble
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

A Better Man - Clint Black
Amarillo by Morning - George Strait
Boot Scootin’ Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
Cotton Eyed Joel – Isaac P. Sweat
Chunk of Coal – John Anderson
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Guitars & Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakum
I Fall to Pieces – Patsy Cline
I Swear - John Michael Montgomery
If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
It Just Comes Natural – George Strait
It’s Five O’clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Old Chunk of Coal – Don Anderson
Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson
Remember When – Alan Jackson
We Danced – Brad Paisly
When You Say Nothing At All – Keith Whitley
You Never Even Called Me By My Name – David Allan Cole
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Your special events may call for songs that do not appear on our list.  The Works is committed to customizing your event and will learn your special song for the evening.  Special event songs already on our list include the following:
 
SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Ave Maria – Piano
Happy Anniversary
Happy Birthday
Money Dance
Wedding March – Piano
When the Saints Go Marching In
 
JEWISH SONGS
A
Hava Nagila
Od Yishima
Sunrise, Sunset
 
CHRISTMAS
Here Comes Santa Claus
Let It Snow
Merry Christmas Darling
The Christmas Song
White Christmas

 
 
The Works Song List
 
Classic Rock
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
A Little Bit of Soul – Music Explosion
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – Temptations
And I Love Her – The Beatles
Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
California Sun – The Rivieras
Devil With the Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals
Heat Wave – Linda Ronstadt
Hang on Sloopy – the McCoys
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Last Train to Clarkesville – The Monkees
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Love Her Madly – The Doors
Money – The Beatles
Mony Mony – Tommy James & the Shondells
Moondance – Van Morrison
No Matter What – Badfinger
Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk
Taxman – The Beatles
This Boy – The Beatles
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Unchained Melody – Righteous Bros
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Righteous Bros
 
80’s and 90’s
Hey Mickey – Tony Basil
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Walkin’ On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
We Got the Beat – the Go Go’s
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Who’s Crying Now – Journey
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Workin’ For the Weekend – Loverboy
Workin’ For a Living - Huey Lewis
 
 
 
Top 40
Always – Atlantic Star
Beautiful in My Eyes
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Can’t Get Enough of You Baby – Smash Mouth
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
Get Here – Oleta Adams
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
Here & Now – Luther Vandross
How Do I Live Without You
Theme From Con Air
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Love Shack – B-52’s
Smooth – Santana
So Amazing – Luther Vandross
Then the Morning Comes – Smash Mouth
Tonight I Celebrate
When I Fall in Love
 
Disco
Brick House – Commodores
Celebrate – Kool & the Gang
Cut the Cake – AWB
Funky Town – Chic
Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
Good Times – Sister Sledge
YMCA – the Village People
 
R&B/Motown
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Harlem Shuffle – the Rolling Stones
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Howard Melvin
I’ll Take You There – Sly & the Family Stone
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Knock on Wood
My Girl – the Temptations
Mustang Sally
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rescue Me
Shamma Lamma Ding Dong – Otis Day & the Nights
Shout – Otis Day & the Nights
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Supremes Medley
Come See About Me
Baby Love
Where Did Our Love Go
I Hear a Symphony
Stop in the Name of Love
You Can’t Hurry Love
You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Standing on Shaky Ground – Shake Russell
Them Changes – Buddy Miles
Think – Aretha Franklin
When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
Where is the Love – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
 
Cocktail / Jazz
Beyond the Sea
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema – Carlos Jobim
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett
It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jr
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Just Friends
Kansas City
Luck be a Lady – Frank Sinatra
Make It With You – Bread
Mean to Me – Nelson Riddle
My Funny Valentine – Sarah Vaughn
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Route 66 – Natalie Cole
Santana Medley – Oye Como Va, etc
Satin Doll
Spanish Eyes
Straighten Up & Fly Right – Nelson Riddle
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Took Advantage of Me – Nelson Riddle
Young at Heart – Frank Sinatra
 
Country
A Better Man – Clint Black
Amarillo by Morning – George Strait
Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn
Cotton Eyed Joe – Issac P. Sweat
Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
Crazy – Patsy Cline
Cross My Heart – George Strait
Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
Guitars & Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakum
How Do I Live Without You – LeAnn Rhimes
I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks
I’ll Still Be Lovin’ You – Restless Heart
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
Silver Wings – Merle Haggard
You Look So Good In Love – George Strait
Your Love Amazes Me – John Berry
You Never Call Me By My Name
 
 
 

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