Introducing…. “By Request Only”

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  • Jessica

    Great idea, Bart, but I Can Only Imagine 🙂 how you’d ever top that one!!
    (I’ll have to think of a good one… might take some time…)


  • Christy Sharp

    Somewhere over the rainbow. That’s my request. I love you guys. You aren’t afraid to show your self. LOLOLOLOL
    Christy in KY

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  • Heidi

    How about “Eye of the Tiger”. My 10 year old son and my husband have a slight Rocky fixation. They would love it. Hilarious video by the way. 🙂

  • Jen

    1. I’m Every Woman
    2. Play That Funky Music White Boy
    3. Kung-Foo Fighting

  • wes amick

    Since my wife and I are watching Top Gun right now it would have to be “Fly Away To The Danger Zone.” …or whatever the title is.

  • michael

    you could sing sweet home alabama pretty good

  • Herb Garrett

    1. Baptist to the Bone
    2. Eruption
    3. It was your Kiss (Hall and Oates)
    4. Billy Jean

  • Robbie Paisley

    I hope its okay to request more than one.

    I love the music from the 80’s especially songs by Journey.

    1 Faithfully by Journey
    2 Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    3 Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N Roses

    I look forward to seeing these!

  • Jodie R

    I would love to see your rendition of the Veggie Tales…”The Pirates who Don’t Do Anything”….hilarious!

  • Sandi

    Jodie R, funny you should say that….I was just about to request that….so here’s vote #2 for “The Pirates who Don’t Do Anything”

  • Sandi

    hmm, it’d also be awesome to hear “Dancing Queen” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”

    Note: I would love to hear “I won’t back down” and “Ten Simple Rules” again….they’d be awesome recorded too, *hint* *hint* 🙂

  • todd

    1. Summer of ’69
    2. With or Without You
    3. Pour Some Sugar…never mind

  • angie

    Can I tell you how much you crack me up? Please, let me tell you! My hubby is from Sulphur Springs and you know I’ve been to the ‘mall’ in Greenville. . .everytime I think of you all there is just tickles me.
    Any who, what song. . .HUM how about Hello by Lionel Richie. you should be able to do something Great with that one! 🙂
    Thanks for being you and real.

  • Trish


    You crack me up! Are you the kookiest of them all?

    Here are my song requests:

    1. It’s the End of the World as We Know It – R.E.M.
    2. I’ve Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash
    3. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland
    4. I Can’t Live If Living is Without You – Harry Nilsson
    5. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

    You guys are AWESOME! I look forward to hearing ALL of these requests, as I personally think you have the talent to do them ALL!! Good Luck!!



  • Toby

    Hey, I feel bad that I don’t have a list for ya, but if you could sing the theme to SpongeBob, that would be GREAT!!!

  • Alexander

    Some old Newsboys stuff…
    -Take Me To Your Leader
    And cause I think you’d make a really good opera singer…
    -O Solo Mio

    give ’em a shot… I look forward to hearing them!

  • Charley

    Hey Bart,
    This should test your vocal range
    1. To Hell With The Devil – Stryper
    2. Song Sung Blue – Neil Diamond (did you see how aweful he was on Idol?)
    3. Are You Real? KJ-52 / John Micah Sumrall

  • Kristie

    Awesome – yep, Im with ya on the “spongebob” theme, toby.

    Also, Bart, please don’t sing that song again.

  • Donna

    Oh, good one anything from the Veggie Tales! Or maybe try – “Down Under” or “Who Can it Be NOw” by Men at Work. Ya’ll are just too funny!

  • MMmike

    These are some GREAT responses…but if I were voting….I might want to see something that might cause us to dance along…ie. New Kids On The Block…I hear there’s a reunion in the works….


  • Jessica

    I think since Jim is such a die-hard Bon Jovi guy (ha) y’all should shoot for some 80’s greatest from them!
    Also, I think I remember seeing somewhere on here that Bart was looking to go ‘country’ – so let’s hear something maybe a little bit country – a little bit of rock and roll!



    ps- I do agree with Mike though, that unburying some NKTB would be awesome!!

  • suzanne

    You could do amazing things with “That’s what I like about you” by the Romantics.

    I must say, I love your blog. You guys always put a smile on my face. And your music is the GO TO choice for my son, Jonathan. (Jonathan is 19, mentally retarded and autistic and he wears out your CD’s….you can see him on my blog if you dig deep…)

    Love y’all. God Bless!

  • MomS

    Anything BEE GEEEEEEZ

  • Brenda

    All of these comments are pretty cool….. i was going to suggest
    1. “Come on’ baby do that conga” ( is that the title)?
    2. loveshack
    3. Something by Elvis….
    Have fun & looking forward to the video….. Peace

  • Aub

    I Will Survive 🙂

  • Nathan

    Everyone has some great post but I want to see something they can dance to!!!

    I want to see them either do “Ice Ice Baby” or “Hammer Time”!!!!

    I think that would be hilarious!

  • jonathan

    I am with Nathan…..I want Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer with the dances/outfits!!!! I also want to hear some “boy band” stuff like NKOTB, so I can make fun.

  • jonathan

    I also want to see Mike doing Michael Bolton!!!!!

  • KayD

    YES!! BeeGees!! How Deep Is Your Love!! Or anything BeeGees really, I’m not fussy. C’mon Bart, ya know ya can sang some BeeGees.. 😀

  • MMmike

    Michael Bolton only does cover songs…therefore, it is truly impossible to cover Michael Bolton.


  • Sandi

    haha, way to get out of that one Mike! lol. But NKOTB sounds good “oh oh oh oh oh oh, the Right stuff”, lol.

    But seriously, another good suggestion would be something from Audio A…..ok, ok, I know you covered “Tremble” before (which, btw was incredible!), but I recall Bart saying something to the effect of “I couldn’t do what Mark does every night…it would give me a heart attack.” Well, he’s so fit now that he’s lost weight, I think it’d be awesome to hear how you’d all handle something like “Underdog”. 😉 That would be awesomely amusing!

  • Pete

    I think you should do “Hit Me Baby One More Time” in a ballad type version….slow and not so poppy…

  • Katherine

    Ha ha I love the requests so far-awesome.

    I definitely think you should do some NKOTB-Right stuff, Tonight, Please Don’t Go Girl…lol

    …and I would love to hear you do “Beautiful Day” but U2!

    We definitely need to see some dancing with some singing!

    Loving it…looking forward to this! 🙂

  • Bruce Cavalowski

    I think they should cover “Shoes” by Hope of Glory…

    Nathan knows it. 🙂

  • Robbie Paisley

    So, you want to dance? Awesome!!! This is going to be good. I cannot wait to see them. How about some of these?

    Flashdance – What a feeling by Irene Cara (my sr manager did this one year at our company picnic it was hilarious)

    You guys could sing and dance like zombies to Thriller by Michael Jackson

    I’m so excited by the Pointer Sisters
    Dancing in the dark by Bruce Springsteen

    Or you could do a video of you all doing the Cha Cha Slide. This is a fun dance and you can get your wives to do it with you.

  • Emma

    Bet On It from High School Musical 2. Crappy dance included. 😀

  • Lisa K

    You have to do “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice but you MUST do it in the Jim Carrey version that he did on “In Living Color”. Check it out:

    It’s a hoot!!! I would love to hear Bart do Curly’s “Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk”.

  • Tim

    Something by GUNS ‘N’ ROSES.
    and maybe by THIRD DAY as well.

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  • stacey

    Here is my request:Rock of Ages. A couple at my church sings this song blue grass style. I believe the chorus goes: I have seen the Rock of Ages Jacob’s ladder hanging down. I have crossed the river of Jordan now my son i am homeward bound. Now i hope thats the way i goes but if not see if you can find it.

    P.S. Please don’t sing that song again Bart. Makes me laugh so hard i get tears in my eyes. You guys never fail to make me laugh and god bless.

  • Hallie

    How ’bout some Chris Daughtry?
    I would LUV to hear ‘Home’ and ‘Feels Like tonight’

    U guys r AWESOME!

  • Dave at KZKZ

    Hey Bart, Thanks for the interview this morning. How about doing the song, “I Would Uh Wrote You A Letter But I Couldn’t Spell ?!?@#**!!! by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs


  • Heidi Reed

    We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel

    Like a Virgin by Madonna (and I want to see trashy white wedding dress, lots of hairspray, and many tacky bead necklaces)

    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by none other than Wham!

    Karma Chameleon by Boy George (rofl!! do it!!)

    Oh yeah — let the games begin!
    Heidi Reed

  • Pete

    or how about singing Goodnight Rose by Ryan Adams……sorta countryish….something you guys could pull off….RYAN Adams…not Bryan Adams…..

  • Ben

    I have to also go with “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”.

  • Jules

    I think it would be fun to do that on my own blog to. What about a Mr. Linky thingy so we can link here to our own videos?
    Just a suggestion.

    Ok, for the song request. Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’.

    Thanks B.

  • Dale Best

    My wife suggested “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion…how’s that for high notes?

  • Sara

    The Veggie Tales theme song!!!

  • The Honey Family

    “Honey in the Rock!”…there’s honey in the rock my brother, there’s honey in rock for you, leave your sins for the blood to cover, there’s honey in the rock for you!

    Rock on you guys…we are still going through withdrawals…help!


  • MMmike

    my gosh….what have we started???


  • Matt Ulrich

    Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive

  • Andrew

    Jesus Take the Wheel -Carrie Underwood
    🙂 I am sure you would have fun with that one.

  • Kaleb Trail

    OK MercyMe…this is the definitive one.


  • Lori

    Hi Bart! I’m one of the ones that woke you guys up for a delightful morning show interview 🙂 But I wanted to request you to sing Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”…maybe Gracie could help?? LOL

  • Kaleb Trail

    How about “NUMB-SOUL ASSASSINS” BY U2?

  • Kaleb Trail

    or “ONE” by U2?

  • Joshua

    I think It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) would actually sound really good Mercy Me-ized. Actually, you might want to play with the lyrics cause, you know…whatever…

    Also, let’s hear Rock N Roll Band by Boston…

  • Todd Branson

    Bon Jovi- Wanted Dead or alive
    Collective Soul-Shine
    Lions sleep tonight-Ahweemaway Ahweemaway Ahweemaway ooooooooooooooooooooo the lion sleep tonight
    Please the whole band-specially you Barry and Jim

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  • Kaleb Trail

    lol. I would like to hear “Lion sleeps tonight”!!
    That would be soo funny.

  • Denise

    Love the lip curl thingy when you are talking and singing! Very interesting!

  • Cassandra

    Hehe… too funny. I just love MercyMe!

    Ok, love the VeggieTales suggestions, plus Elton John, Billy Joel.. but, what about Meatloaf? I could see Bart being Meatloaf. =D

    Oh, Ah Ha is a good choice, but know the words first! LoL Great video (“Take on Me”) too!

    Thinking of 80s Rock, do the song that Tom Jones and Prince did, “Kiss”.

  • Brother Zeke

    In Christ Alone by Brian Littrell

    La Bamba (If Possible)

    You Saved Me by R. Kelly

    Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin

    Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart

    Acoustic Version of your songs Here Am I and Spoken For, that would be awesome!

    God Bless yall!!

  • Kaleb Trail

    “touch me when we’re dancing” THe Carpenters. lol

  • jacquie


  • Jodie

    Please, oh please, my favorite song of all time
    Build Me Up Buttercup.
    Come On Bart, I know you can do it justice.
    Just Love You Guys
    God Bless You

  • Bari

    A friend Like U- Geoff Moore and the Distance please, (maybe with help from the band. It is meant to be sung with a friend.)

  • Dan F.

    My request: don’t sing “Take on Me” again.




  • kristina

    Hee hee! Too funny!
    I’m going to request:
    “The Candy Man Can” from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. 🙂
    That just popped in my head. Not sure what that says about me, but I’d love to hear ya’ll sing it. 😉 You could sing the phone book and it would sound awesome. Oh great, now I’m sounding like Randy Jackson on Idol. Ick. 😉
    Anyway, thanks for letting me request! Love you guys!

  • Kelly

    You know…I have a feeling that “Try A Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding would be pretty awesome. 🙂 I can almost picture it…hmmmm…yeah. Fortunately you can’t hear me snort when I laugh…because I do a lot of that when I read your blogs…a good thing really. Now that I think about it, I probably shouldn’t have mentioned the snorting part. It is something that only happens when I think something is particularly funny…AND I swear it is contagious, because I never snorted until I spent two years working with one of my BFFs…okay…I have gone on long enough for you to forget the request…”Try A Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding. After I admitted to snorting…I think you can throw me a bone…right?

    Love you guys!


  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Rebecca T :P

    I agree with Jen- you have to do the Kung-Foo fighting song!

  • Aaron

    How about doing the “10 Simple Rules” song you guys did for the Hoopdogz DVD. My kids love that and admittedly….so do I!

  • Jessica

    Hey guys! I would love to watch you try and sing Mmmbop by Hanson. You’ve mentioned them before, and it would just be something great to see 🙂

  • Kim Franks

    LOL….. I’m laughing just thinking about what Nathan would do on this one…. Mac Davis’s “Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble”…. It’s such a silly song I know ya’ll could really do justice to this one!!

  • Z

    How about

    Good Vibrations

    By Marky Marky & The Funky Bunch?

  • Jolene

    Yep…I think you should do a New Kids on the Block song. I don’t know though…Kung Foo Fighting..thats a good one…too.

  • Kim in Ga

    True Classics… & Bart, I saw your moves on “Family Dance Night”, so I know you all would do great… Elvis’s “Heartbreak Hotel” Or “Jailhouse Rock”.

  • Chris

    You guys are ridiculous, that’s what makes you so rad!

    Knockin’ On Heavens Door by Guns N’ Roses
    La Bamba by Ritchie Valens
    Stand By Me by Ben E King

    Enjoy 🙂

  • Lori Broach

    Thank God I’m a Country Boy
    Dancing Queen
    Running Bear (Johnny Preston) I’m laughing just picturing this one.

  • Lori Broach

    I forgot one…

    The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music

  • Kevin

    I had the opportunity to see you in Orange City, Ia and was just blown away. Since I’ve seen George Thorogood live 5 times could you do Bad to the Bone. Thanks. P.S. You guys were better than Thorogood.

  • christine littrell

    God with us or so long self from you and your group.
    And since Mike likes Michael Bolton anything from him.

  • Lance

    You MUST do

    Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

    …absolutely have to after seeing the great one’s you’ve done so far.

    If you don’t…I’m not going to lie…I will be very disappointed.

    I love you guys and the covers have been incredible!

  • Jerry

    The Living Years by Mike and The Mechanics

  • Luke

    how bout
    Power of Love
    Shut de Door, keep out the devil

    but I also would LOVE to hear Eye of the Tiger!

  • Jerry

    Everyone’s a Winner by Hot Chocolate

  • Rich

    Mr. Roboto, The Theme to The 80’s Transformers Cartoon, and Rocky Top.

  • BetsyC

    Ringo by Lorne Greene
    They Call the Wind Mariah by Pernell Roberts
    Sky Ball Paint by Dan Blocker
    Careless Love by Michael Landon (Yes, it is appropriate.)
    And for the Candy girls — Souvenirs by David Canary
    You sure would make a lot of Bonanzai happy! The original versions can be found at under Cast Music.

  • BetsyC

    Oh, and I forgot. The one song that I most strongly think you should sing is the Bonanza theme song as sung by Lorne Greene. It would be a very cool thing, especially for the people who remember Bonanza when it was at the top.

  • islandchick

    So I shared your CTGB with my friend, a fellow MM fan, and after we stopped laughing we brainstormed. I’m from an island, so I’d love to see you guys do Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat song, you know “Daylight come & me wan’ go home”. She would love to see you do The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Just imagining Bart doing the accents in either song was enough to set us off again. God Bless you for bringing laughter to the lives of your fans.

  • Nathan

    Ugly Day by Five Iron Frenzy. It’d be awesome.

  • Yaneli

    “set me free” by casting crowns
    “Ring of fire” by jonny cash

  • Yaneli

    Also, “put a banana in your eat” from charlie the unicorn!!

    P.s. You guys did awsome the 4th and 5th of July in Olathe,Colorado!!!!!!!! 😉

  • Tami

    We have a request for grab bag….”Oops, I did it again” by Brittney S.

    We saw you at Nighvision in Olathe last night. You are awesome. You definitely gloryfy God! As a 50 year old mother and grandmother, I appreciate so much your positve Godly example for our young people (and us older folk as well). Thank you for your willingness to serve our mighty God. Can’t wait until we are all in Heaven and we can praise him together for eternity. Won’t that be an awesome party!!! May God rain his blessings on you today and always….

  • Jerry

    Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

  • Robert

    Saw your show at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Sunday night… it was awesome!!! You spoke about this place and suggested we come and request you cover a song. Well I have one that I would love to hear you do…

    Far Away by Nickelback

    It’s a great song and if you read the lyrics you’ll see why it’s the first song I thought of when you covered Tom Petty’s Stand My Ground at the concert.

  • Steve and Kim

    We put this in the wrong place the first time, my wife and I definitely think “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi because of all the cheesy 80’s metal lines. “Jukebox Hero” by Foreigner or “Rock and Roll Band” by Boston. You need to do a road song or rock band song, they’re usually so awful, they’re great.

  • Kathy and Roger

    Just saw you guys in Phoenix – awesome concert! Couldn’t wait to check out your blog and make a request. DH wants to hear the Beach Boys – “God Only Knows” (which would fall in the category of a NOT 80’s song) I was thinking of: “Africa” by Toto, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” or “Leave It” by Yes, and lastly, “Smoke From a Disant Fire” by the Sanford Townsend Band. (another NOT 80’s song)
    Thanks for letting us put in our requests. God bless you guys!

  • Kathy and Roger

    Ooops, just had a correction on one of the songs I requested. Its supposed to be “Smoke From a Distant Fire”. Thanks!

  • rosez1996

    Here are a few I know you could do better, (except for the Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers) than the originals}

    – Bringin Sexy Back (with some of the ehhemm “bad” parts edited)
    – Hey Ya (outkast)
    – King Tut (Steve Martin)
    – Don’t Fence Me in
    – Happy Trails To You
    – Mustang Sally
    – All Star ( Smash Mouth)
    – I’m A Believer or Comin To America ( Neil Diamond)
    – Mama Eu Quero ( by Carmen Miranda also covered by Lucille Ball ) , but you have to wear the fruit hat!
    – They Call Me Fireman (George Strait)
    Just a few with a wide variety!

    Can’t wait to see if you cover any of them!

  • JanetRN

    In anticipation of Steelhearts new CD (Seriously! I couldn’t believe it either!)

    Could you do a “I’ll Never Let You Go?”

  • Yaneli

    “Beat it” by Fall out boy
    “Our song” by Taylor Swift
    “Chocolate Rain” by Tay Zonday
    “Undignified(I will dance,I will sing” by Matt Redman
    “His Cheeseburger Song” by Silly Songs With Larry by veggie tales

    Well, there you go and hope to see your new cover tune grab bag!!!! :heart: 😉 🙂

  • Kaleb Trail

    I vote for the Cheeseburger song by veggie tales
    and I vote for chocolate rain by Tay Zonday.
    Great Ideas Yaneli

  • Steve, Liz, Emily & Ashley

    “Eye of the Tiger” and / or “Lonely Goatherd” sound great to me!

    Our whole family loves Mercyme and the Cover Tune Grab Bag Tunes. A new song always makes our day! My daughters would like to request “Spice Up Your Life” (Spice Girls) and / or “It’s Raining Men” (The Weather Girls)!!

  • Carolyn

    Any song by Enya. You’ll make Nikki from Way-FM (South FL) cry- she loves her.

    Also, “Makes me Wonder” by Maroon 5.

  • Anne

    Hey guys, how about “You’ve got another thing comin'” by Judas Priest? That would be cool!

    BTW….my kiddos love to see Charlie in the background of the Cover Tune Grab bag intro. They always yell “Charlie!”

  • yaneli

    “beat it” by fall out boy
    “our song” by taylor swift
    aaannddddd “chocolate rain” by Tay zonday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  • Jessica

    Let me first say you guys are hilarious, and absolutely amazing in concert. Our youth group just returned from Kansas City @ Worlds of Fun last night where it was a terrific spiritual event.

    Here are my song requests,
    1. “Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” or “Moo Shu” from Veggie Tales
    2. I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston haha, can you get that high?)
    3. And finally, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown

  • Kaleb Bob

    I have a request, but first, i just got back from your concert in Kansas City at Worlds of Fun. It was Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
    Here is the request:

    I Am the Model of a Modern Major General, by Gilbert and Sullivan.

  • Sherry

    Great Concert at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. Really felt the presence of the Lord there; could have been much cooler but it was worth it all just to feel the holy spirit and to see you all again. Here is our request for the Cover tune Grab Bag: Wings of Steele by Kansas From the Masque album, or anything from the Masque Album. We Love you Mercy Me!!!!

  • Trish

    1. Whip It – Devo
    2. Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
    3. Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
    4. Macarena – Los Del Rio
    5. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor


  • amy hackett

    Love Shack – B52’s
    1999 – Prince
    Shower the People – James Taylor

  • Jerry

    How about Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics

  • stephanie levsen

    I believe-brooks n dunn
    new kids on the block you got the right stuff 🙂
    walking after midnight patsy cline 🙂

  • Jennifer

    LOVED you guys in OC, Cali! This Grab Bag is a fantastic idea! I’d like to see

    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham!
    Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond (for my sister, of course)
    Shiny Happy People – REM
    Walk Like an Egyptian – Bangles

    You guys ROCK! Go God!

  • Chris

    You guys were awesome at the Pac Amphitheater on Wed! Here’s a mix of suggestions

    Come As You Are – Nirvana
    Holiday Road (Theme from “Vacation”)
    Fortunate Son – CCR
    White Flag – Dido

    Now these are some eclectic suggestions!

  • jack

    burin up by jonas brothers

  • carys

    best of both worlds by hannah montana

  • Warren

    Bless you guys! We all need to have fun in the Spirit. Cover Tune Grab Bag is Wonderful. I would love to hear you do a rendition of “I’m a believer” by Niel Diamond and for you to change the line “Then I saw her face”, to “Then I saw His face”. Keep Cool and God Bless!

  • morgan

    G.N.O (girls night out)- miley cyrus
    breakout- miley cyrus
    goodbye-miley cyrus

  • nina

    i would like to see you guys sing 7 things, sweet escape, we rock, pushin me away, rockstar, good and broken, and burin up

  • morgan

    sweet escape, wind it up, burin up

  • Stephanie

    Bless all that you do. I would like to hear you do “One More Day” by Diamond Rio. I would like to hear “Hotel California” by the Eagles. I would also like to hear “Born in the USA” by Bruce Sprinsteen. Thanks for giving them a try. Enjoy any down time that you may have and I will be praying for you.

  • Michelle Swanson

    God Bless You Bigtime! Your cover tunes are halarious. Have you ever seen Jim Carey cover “I am the Walrus” by the Beatles. (I am the egg-man Cukoo Ca choo…) You should try it.

  • Jen

    This Grab Bag makes my day happier!
    Here’s a mixed-grab-bag:
    We Go Together from Grease
    Sunglasses at Night by Corey Heart
    September by Earth, Wind & Fire
    Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain.

  • Donna

    Do a monkees tune please?
    I’m a believer or the monkees theme or daydream believer?

  • Brenda

    How’s about
    (I would walk) 500 miles by The Proclaimers or something like that.
    That would be a good one for Bart to sing to himself on his next airplane ride!

  • Hannah

    I would love to hear you guys sing The sound of music or Climb every mounation.

  • Mike Wilson

    I Think These Two Would Be Instant Hits For The Band

    Stand By Your Man



  • Andrew J Babreau

    These are SOOOO gooood! I’m the night-time guy at 105.9 The River in Louisville KY and I asked if I could play someof this stuff on my show, I was told “No!”

    I would love to see/hear “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”

    Thanks and GOD BLESS!

  • Sara (:

    so i officialy decided that you should do TNT by AC DC.
    that would most excellent.

  • William Quinn

    1. Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” or “Mad About You”

    2. Anything by Carrie Underwood.

  • Sheryl Jackson

    Could you please do “Cups and Cakes” by Spinal Tap? Do worry if your amp doesn’t go to eleven. I’m sure ten is loud enough.

  • Julia A. Uriegas

    My husband and I would love if you did “Land down under” by Men at Work.

  • Maribel

    You guys are great. My family saw you in Houston and the worship was awesome. God Bless You’ll keep up the good work. My request are ‘Do you really want to Hurt me.’ ‘The Maqarena’ or ‘Dancing Queen’ or ‘Girls just want to have Fun’ Had to throw that one out there just for the fun of it. You guys are natural comedians. Thanks.

  • Caleb

    From the soundtrack album of the movie: “O Brother Where Art Thou?” The song: ‘In The Jailhouse Now’

    check it out here:

    I thought it would be cute if you wore stripped prison shirts while you sang it. ;o)

    btw: We saw you at the Woodland’s pavilion last Friday. It was a great concert!

  • Angie

    I would love to hear you sing “More than a memory” by Garth Brooks. It has a lot of meaning to me because my best friend was killed in a car accident. Anyway, it would be awesome. Just wanted to let you know that I listen to you all the time and have all your music and seen you in concert. You all rock!

  • jerseyprayers

    Saw you guys last night at Ocean Grove. Our first time and we loved you. We go to Ocean Grove often. It is a special place and we always feel God’s presence there but never as strong as last night! Wish we could have met you after the concert. We wanted to tell you all how your words and music went right to our hearts! You all are truly AWESOME! Hope to see you again live someday. Gram and Gramp Wilson. (how about Take me to the River by Talking Heads and If I Can Dream by Elvis

  • christi

    1. dancing queen- ABBA
    2. we will rock you- queen
    3. don’t be cruel- elvis
    4. blue suede shoes- elvis
    5. brown eyed girl- van morrison

  • viviana

    ya’ll should do man, i feel like a woman.
    it would be very entertaining..

  • Steve and Molly

    How about “the Lion Sleeps Tonight?” We’d love to hear some weem-o-wips from y’all! Keep it up. We love this stuff!

  • HannahS

    How about “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof”. You guys are great! 🙂

  • Angel Valles

    ok, here is the perfect song….ready?…ok

    hallelujah- the Jeff Buckley version (orig. by Leonard Cohen)

    I think you guys can do this song justice.

    -I can’t wait to hear it!

  • Nick

    WHEREVER WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEWSBOYS!
    WHEREVER WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEWSBOYS!

  • Angie

    Dear MercyMe,
    I love and live for your music. It is very uplifting and keeps my life in perspective. Four years ago, April 14, 2008, I lost my best friend in the entire world and in my life to a car accident. Her name was Jessi Marie Stewart and she had 2 beautiful children, Tyler and Nicole. Anyway her husband, Joe, the kid’s father was killed in an accident 12 years earlier. Jessi and I lived together and raised the kids until her death. It was for more than 11 years. When she died that night I lost her and the kids and essentially my family. I miss her and the kids very much and wait in anticipation for the day we are all reunited again in the presence of our Lord. So, the song that I would love to hear you all sing is “More then a memory” by Garth Brooks.

    I ask again, beg and plead for this, it would mean the world to me!

    “More then a Memory” by Garth Brooks

    P.s. I love the song “Homesick”. When I saw you in concert in Chicago and you explained the lyrics and background it really hit home for me. I listen to it on a reguler basis. Thank You!

    With sincere graditude,
    Angie Lorenz

  • Sandi

    yup..Nick has it right….MercyMe and their version of “Wherever we go, that’s where the party’s at! woot! So, when is the party coming back to Nor Cal? haha, I know you’re getting tired of me asking, lol.

  • Nick

    there is like NO question in my mind!!!! Wherever we go is the song!!! i mean, its just PERFECT! for what this is all about! =) PLEEEEASE!!!! guys!!!!

  • daniel

    viva la vida!!!

  • Kirbdog

    I’d like to request “Fly Me to the Moon”, I think you guys would do an awesome job on that song, especially with all the guitars!

  • Christi

    I would love to hear you all sing “I will Survive”, “Pistol Packin Mama” Thank you so much. You all are awesome and the grap bag is awesome – keep up the great stuff.

  • Elena Kaufman

    I am 8 years old. I loved your performance at the Reds ballpark. Would you play this song for me- Burning Up, by the Jonas Brothers?
    Thanks for the awesome music,
    Elena K.

  • Elena

    I would love you guys to play:

    S.O.S. Jonas brothers,Fly on the wall Miley Cyrus,our song and picture to burn Talor Swift,Jesus take the weel and flat on the floor Carrie Underwood


  • Mae

    umm. my request is walking on sunshine. that’s my only request.

  • Melinda

    I’m not that girl from Wicked the broadway musical! 🙂 PLEASE! 🙂

  • Jacob

    Hey man you guys are the funniest!

    1.Walking On Sunshine
    2. Feels Like Tonight

  • Rebecca

    Okay… I just spent the past half hour listening to your videos on here… they’re HILARIOUS! lol… okay, so me and my friends were talking and PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE can you do “Phantom of the Opera” the title song??? I think it would be AMAZING lololol!
    You guys are great!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Shelley & Rob

    Hey guys. We double dog dare you to sing I’m Blue by Eiffel 65!!!

  • Lisa T

    How bout Huey Lewis’s I want a new drug.

  • homeschoolmomma

    This one has a lot of potential…Bohemian Rhapsody!!!

  • Caryn (MN)

    You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling

    With Nate’s high notes and Bart’s low-ya just gotta sing that one.
    (Nate could dress up as one of the Hall & Oates guys)
    Thanks guys for being so “grounded.”
    Clearly walking in His light, flying with His Spirit, and yet so grounded. You are an inspiration. You’re funny too. Ever consider Stand Up before you knew you had all this musical talent? In Christ-Always.

  • Rebekah Mitchell

    “The Pirates who don’t do anything”…
    or any silly song!

  • Jimmy Harmon

    My request is Space Age Love Song by the Flock of Seagulls.

  • Tricia Coy

    Faith by George Michael….Please!!!
    Just got back from your concert in Anchorage, you guys rock!!!
    Thanks for an awesome time!

  • Amie

    Would love to hear my ringtone, “American Girl” by Tom Petty!

  • kerri

    whip it – by devo, must wear the red hats

  • Evan

    There should be a Cover Tune Grab Bag CD..


  • Dana Lewis


  • The Lion Hearted

    Hey guys! Pleeeeeeease do either “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles, or “Crocodile Rock”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kelly barnes

    I would love to here you guys sing “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, or “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

  • Dan Stewart

    “Ebony and Ivory” would be hilarius!
    You guys rock!
    Thanks for making me laugh!

  • kelly barnes

    hey how about home sweet home

  • kelly barnes

    sister christian, or open arms,sherry

  • Cassie Scott

    Ok, so my 2 1/2 year old daughter loves Mercy Me music and Jungle Book. I think you should do a duet with her of “Bare Necessities”. Ok, well no duet? How about a cover song grab bag? 🙂

    Oh and I think Welcome to Pooh Corner would be awesome, too…not really funny, but cute.

  • Ellen

    My mom and I went to your guys concert, (it was our first time seeing you) and when you said something about a Grab Bag, we just HAD to look! Back to business, me and my mom REQUEST to here these songs!
    I am a Little Tea Pot (dances moves 2!!)
    Over You by Chris Daughtry
    Thank you!! Oh and, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!

  • kelly barnes

    how about that old time a rock and roll.

  • Dana Lewis


  • Mark & Sherry Wootton

    We have been married for 19 years, and the song “Don’t worry, be happy” by Bobby McFerren has strong juju in our relationship. We both love the band and have been loyal fans for many years. We go to every concert near Virginia Beach, and look forward to the sheer joy of you boys every year! Awsome job at the Rock Church last month! We count you as one of our blessings in life! God Speed on your return to our area!

    Pray for your newest fan; Kyle Williams, she has cancer that is spreading throughout her body and Sherry has been sharing the Lord with her through your albums, and keeps telling her, “Ooh, ooh, you know it’s gonna be alright”.

  • Jake

    1. Best of both worlds (by Hannah Montana)
    2.Let it snow
    3. Jesus Freak

  • Jake

    Cinderrella ( By Steven Curtis Chapman)

  • Jake

    Dead or alive by Bon Jovi

  • myrna

    how about kung foo fighting

  • kelly barnes

    hey guys you all are wonderful and blessed. How about the song ” time after time” by cindy lauper

  • kelly barnes

    Here’s another great song you guys could sing ” Lose my Soul” by toby mac!!!!! How about ” Coke,Fry and Cheeseburger” by KJ-52

  • myrna

    how about singing “video killed the radio star”

  • bobby

    i’m a bit of a music officianato( i’m a kid so yea)
    you should do
    1.Wordplay(Jason Mraz)
    2.any Jonas brother song
    3.Welcome to the Jungle(Guns’n’Roses)
    4.Spirit of the Radio(Rush)
    5. Iris (Goo Goo dolls)
    that should keep you occupied for a while

  • Lisa

    So Bart…I’ve heard your Aaron Neville impersonation…very impressive. I thought it would be cool if you could do “Everybody Plays the Fool” or something else by him, so I get to hear that uncanny impersonation one more time! 😉

  • Robert

    How about Alphabet Aerobics…that would be a fun one to try…if you don’t run out of breath first 😀

  • Melody Barker

    Guys, do me a solid and do this song just for me.

    Missing You. John Waite.

    You know you want to!

    Take care.
    See you soon.


  • Mary Ellen

    How about, Girls just want to have fun ;>)

  • Stephen

    Do “Xanadu” by Olivia Newton-John and ELO

  • Cheryl

    Will you please do “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”? Bart, make sure you hit the high notes too. lolol

    Also will y’all sing the theme song to top gun?

    “I am every Woman” Would be pretty funny too.

    PS i loved thriller!!!! Come back to Houston, ASAP!!!!

  • Laura aint nothing but a hound dog,by Elvis
    2.lion sleeps tonight,from junglebook
    3.I will always love you,by Dolly Pardon/Whitney Houston

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • clarissa and kathy

    Hey Bart, We watched all of your cover tune grab bags and we want you guys to try to do In The Jungle The Lion Sleeps Tonight. We think you guys are awesome and hope you can try this song. ROCK ON!!!!!!!

  • Heather

    Kung Foo Fighting! We loved you guys at Oklahoma City last night!

    The song we sang has been in my head all day, Ooh Ooh, ya know it’s gonna be alright!

  • Leslie

    Hey guys.. I love your videos on you tube! I have truely enjoyed watching all of them! But, I have to say your Cover Tune Grab Bag Videos are awesomer! What a hoot you guys are..and little Charlie…what a character he is…and adorable!

    I think you guys could have a little fun with Village People.Y.M.C.A

    Have fun..and God Bless you all!

  • Kathy

    Saw you in Springfield, MO. The show was awesome!

    Thought I would add a request. How about Black Water by the Doobies?

    God Bless!

  • Josh

    Just saw you guys in Springfield, IL last night. Awesome!!! And I am now thoroughly hooked on the cover tune grab bag. So I’m gonna need you guys to cover “Africa” by Toto.

  • me

    My first request is that you don’t try “Take On Me” again! LOL

    I’d love to see you sing your Ten Simple Rules song for the kids – it’s awesome!

    You’re going to be performing at my church in Maryland next month and I am hoping this is going to be on your playlist then too.

    I just heard it today for the first time (it’s on the Top 25 songs of 2008 at, and I just loved it.

  • Aaron Hanzel

    I’m thinkin some Lionel Richie…”Hello” perhaps? Hm?

  • Aaron Hanzel

    or Blackhole Sun by Soundgarden!!!!! that would be legit!!!

  • Ellen Crist

    How about ‘How to Save a Life’ by The Fray? And you guys……………R-O-C-K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Shirley

    1: Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood 🙂

    2: Best of Both Worlds by Hannah Montana

  • Bart (No, there is another Bart)

    I got to see you guys at the Biltmore House. Awesome show.

    1: Bring Me To Life (Evanescence)
    2: Highway Song (Blackfoot)
    3: Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum)

  • Bron Gibson

    I received a link to y’all’s By-Request-Only stuff & have been sitting here alternately singing along and laughin’ fit to kill at your antics! (Okay, mostly laughin’ fit to kill!)
    Love your wacko side, & have been tuned in to your spiritual music for quite awhile as well. :>)
    Thanks so much for showing this corny side–this transparently Real side–of y’all to your fans!

    Here are my requests (most of which are NOT 80s songs):

    Long Tall Texan
    The Hokey Pokey
    Black Water (by The Doobies)
    Heard It Through the Grapevine (as done by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    Visions of A Sunset (from Mr. Holland’s Opus)
    True Colors (by Cindi Lauper)
    Ahab the Arab (by Ray Stevens)
    I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)

    A sister in Christ,

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