My Ideal ‘Say Anything’ Setlist!

It seems like the wait for Say Anything to announce any UK shows is eternal. I know that it’s expensive for a band to come over here from America, but that doesn’t stop me hoping and praying each day that I receive an email from See Tickets saying “One of your favourite artists just announced a show near you!” and it’s accompanied by a big smiling picture of Max Bemis’ face.

So, to pass the time, here is what I would consider my ‘ideal’ setlist, if Say Anything were to come over to Manchester. Although, if i’m honest, any combination of Say Anything songs would be great to see live!

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1. Alive With The Glory Of Love – Arguably their most ‘well known’ song. I think they should do what Mayday Parade did with ‘Jamie All Over’ and move it from being the set closer to the set opener.

2. Judas Decapitation – Great, up-beat tune from their album ‘Hebrews’. Also, if we’re talking about a gig in England, maybe Los Campesinos could make an appearance for the guest vocals? That would be GREAT.

3. Say Anything – Such an infectious, sing-along song! So much energy!

4. No Soul – I love this song, and it’s got such a massive outro, I’d love to hear it live.

5. Eloise – Fantastic pop-rock song with a great intro.

6. So Numb – Probably my favourite song from their new album ‘I Don’t Think It Is’.

7. Property – I love the tongue-in-cheek lyrics in this song, and I really love when it kicks in after the intro.

8. John McClane – A softer one for a bit of a break in the set. Another case of amazing lyrics, this time paired with a calming melody.

9. Woe – Classic.

10. This Is Fucking Ecstasy – This has always been one of my favourite Say Anything songs, and one of the first ones that I heard.

11. Ahhh… Men – I love how this song builds. It’d be great to end the set with it!

 


Encore:
12. Nibble Nibble – Great song from the end of ‘Hebrews’. Such a massive rhythm.

13. The Futile – Another classic!

14. Every Man Has A Molly – Ending the set with this classic sing-along song would be perfect!

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