24 Iconic Songs To Get You Dancing At Rock The Castle

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Glenarm castle, Ballymena has been seized to showcase some of Northern Ireland’s Top Rockers in Rock The Castle, a show that is guaranteed to have the audience on their feet!

Paying tribute to their favourite performers, Rock The Castle invites fans of the likes of Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and Carrie Underwood to join in on a rocking journey of musical nostalgia on July 17.

Dolly’s Rockin Country Club launches their first show at this prestigious festival.

Europe’s premiere Dolly Parton Tribute Act Donna Fleming said: “We couldn’t have been more honoured to be asked. The show is fast paced with all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas & Nashville rolled into one…Professional musicians & performers working together to make one unforgettable show!”

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Check out these 24 iconic tracks that you will be dancing to at Rock The Castle!

9 To 5 by Dolly Parton

We all remember every word to this timeless classic! Dolly Parton’s iconic song “9 To 5” is a foot-tapping favourite that has been the working soundtrack to people’s lives for generations.

Jolene by Dolly Parton

Another memorable hit from Dolly, “Jolene” was ranked No. 217 in 2004 by Rolling Stone magazine on their list “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Country fans will certainly appreciate the amazing rendition at Rock The Castle’s show.

Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton

This beautiful country classic is widely known as Dolly Parton’s own personal favourite. It’s the charming tale of a child’s treasured memory and remains a firm favourite among Dolly fans.

nnnRuby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town by Kenny Rogers

Get your dancing shoes on and relive 1969’s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”, the memorable melody of a paralyzed veteran’s plea to his wife. Made famous by Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, “Ruby” is guaranteed to have you singing along.

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.”…Kenny Rogers’ signature track hit Number 1 in 1978 and has secured its place as one of country’s most iconic songs.

Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers ft. Dolly Parton

Who can forget Kenny Rogers epic duet with Dolly Parton? Regarded as one of the best country duets of all time, “Islands In The Stream” will bring fans feel-good nostalgia by the bucket load.

America by Neil Diamond

Musical patriotism doesn’t get better than Neil Diamond’s “America”. Relive the magic of the 80’s with this timeless hit.

Love On The Rocks by Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond’s powerful ballad “Love On The Rocks” was the soundtrack to the 1980 movie “The Jazz Singer”. The pop-rock single has endured through the decades and will definitely have fans reminiscing.

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

This sing-along classic will never get old! Released in 1969, “Sweet Caroline” remains a must-have tune for every birthday party, wedding or social event.

nnmAll Shook Up by Elvis Presley

Throwback! Elvis lovers young and old alike can’t help dancing to The King’s iconic song “All Shook Up”. One of Elvis’ most catchy records, this is one tribute performance you don’t want to miss.

Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley

Another unforgettable rock n’ roll hit, Elvis Presley’s version of “Blue Suede Shoes” rocked the 50’s pop music scene and is sure to thrill any audience.

In The Ghetto by Elvis Presley

Made famous by Elvis, “In The Ghetto” was a major international hit that pulled at the heartstrings of fans across the globe and proved him to be an incredibly talented all-round performer.

Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

The chart-topping success “Before He Cheats” is a powerful tune for the ladies. Country pop artist Carrie Underwood helped bring country music into the mainstream and this is one of her most popular tracks.

Heartbeat by Carrie Underwood

Straight off her 2015 album “Storyteller”, Carrie Underwood’s melodic pop-rock single “Heartbeat” is a contemporary hit that showcases the best of country vocals.

Smoke Break by Carrie Underwood

Sometimes we just need a Smoke Break! Carrie’s 2015 country rock single was a commercial success. “Smoke Break” is the perfect song to let your hair down to.

mmmChildren Of The Revolution by T. REX

The ultimate teenage rebellion jam its generation, “Children Of The Revolution” needs to be heard live! Sing T. REX’s iconic hit single loud and proud and relive the youthful nostalgia of the 70’s.

Telegram Sam by T. REX

“Telegram Sam” is another energetic rock classic that will have you on your feet in no time. Remaining at the top of the charts for two weeks in 1972, it is still loved by fans of the iconic group today.

I Love To Boogie by T. REX

Glam rock at its finest, “I Love To Boogie” is perhaps T. REX’s most popular hit. Infectiously catchy, this is guaranteed to get the audience dancing!

Caroline by Status Quo

Status Quo brought us the best in British rock, and “Caroline” is no exception. This high-energy performance is a must-see for fans of the genre.

bbbWhatever You Want by Status Quo

Everyone loves this iconic rock hit. Released in 1979, the intro alone to “Whatever You Want” is an absolute face melter!

The Wanderer by Status Quo

Ranked No. 243 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, “The Wanderer”brought British rock fans a memorable melody that has enjoyed popularity throughout the decades.

Run For Cover by Gary Moore

Bring back the 80’s with some incredible guitar soloing and a track that rock fans can’t get enough of. “Run For Cover” is a crowd-pleaser that is certain to ramp up the energy.

Oh Pretty Woman by Gary Moore

Gary’s 1990 album “Still Got The Blues” was an electric rock delight for fans. “Oh Pretty Woman” was one of his most well-known tracks released off the album and still hasn’t lost its touch.

Still In Love With You by Gary Moore

Originally recorded by Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s beautiful rendition of “Still In Love With You” is a rock ballad to remember. Definitely one for the couples!

cccEnjoy all these iconic songs and more on July 17 at Glenarm Castle, Ballymena with something for everyone’s music taste!

Some of the incredible tribute acts performing at Rock The Castle include Glamslam, Q the Quo and Dolly’s Rockin Country Club, playing songs from Dolly Elvis, Neil Diamond , Kenny Rogers, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and much more!

Neil Diamond tribute Niall McLean is gearing up for a show to remember: “I am delighted to be part of this massive festival. We can promise the audience we will give them a night they will never forget.” he said. Compered by Johnny Hero, the night will close with an epic Gary Moore Tribute.

Get your tickets now from www.tickemaster.ie and check out www.facebook.com/rockthecastle for more information.

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Abby Williams
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