Hi all, I’m Jonny and I’ve written this blog about Cathouse Rock Club’s Top 20 Songs through its tenure as the best rock club in Glasgow. 

I’ve never been so divided by what to pick as the customers of Cathouse are the most loyal to the club, but also to the music they love to listen to.

What gives me the right to dictate the best 20 songs of Cathouse Rock Club? 

Well… I have worked here for 8 years now! Normally I’m a Level 2 resident but I’ve don’t lots of nights in Level 1 as well. I think I have a fair idea of what the ‘big’ Cathouse tracks of are.

I will never get these choices right, so I’ve picked the best songs I see you guys every week dancing to from the DJ booth (and don’t forget, we can see EVERYTHING!).  I’ve seen a dynamic change in the music at Cathouse with the music between the floors evolving as our customers have.

I personally think our customers are a lot more open minded since I started. Although this may sound like a bad thing, it’s not. It’s given more flavour to our nights. It has let us explore other worlds of music that influence the rock scene and allow us be creative to combine them to bring the best possible night at Cathouse.

Rock Music

The first thing I believe is, the genre ‘rock’ is more of a parent genre. So many other genres have stemmed from what was once rock n roll. This can be seen from the 70s as music has evolved. I’m only 29 but I’ve listened to ‘rock’ since I was in high school, and I have the luxury of enjoying many genres. I can listen to Slayer, switch over to You Me At Six and then Kendrick Lamar, but in the world of the Cathouse these are polar opposites

Funeral For A Friend 2013
Funeral For A Friend 2013

During my time at Cathouse Rock Club, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of working with some amazing people. From the club staff to bands that have influenced generations of rock music. I consider myself lucky. I’ve DJ’d with many bands or personalities, including:

Funeral for A Friend – Don Broco – Anthrax – You Me At Six – Daniel P Carter – Alex Baker – Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) – Creeper – Neck Deep – Black Stone Cherry – Enter Shikari

+ many more ( this list is in no order of favourites!)

Cathouse Rock Club Resident DJ's 2016

Cathouse Rock Clubs Top 20 Songs

So now back to the main, near impossible point of this blog: Cathouse Rock Clubs Top 20 Songs! Deciding where to start is so difficult so I have just considered them all as the most popular songs you can expect to hear in Catty.

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

The opening riff… you can’t help but mime it! It’s so catchy, and EVERYONE knows it. You can have both levels coming together for a huge sing off on the dancefloor.

Down with The Sickness – Disturbed


All The Small Things – Blink 182

It’s one of those classic songs that you can hear on level 1 or level 2. It just stands out as one of the best pop-punk songs of all time.

Fat Lip – Sum 41

Do you think you’re Eminem? Well you sure look like you do when this song comes on 😉

Teenagers – My Chemical Romance

You’ve just turned 20, and this is now your anthem.

Chop Suey – System of a Down

“WAKE UP – ASAWDAWDAWFHWIFKJAKMWFW – You Wanted to” I’ve seen you all try to sing this, and it’s always a highlight for me but the song it’s self has amazing riffs, and Serj just knows how to write a song.

Rollin’ – Limp Bizkit

It’s like the macarena, everyone knows the dance, and everyone sings along. Love it or hate it you will be caught singing or dancing along after the 4th beer.

Nightmare – Avenged Sevenfold

“Now your nightmares come to life” is so iconic to start this song off, it brings in what’s going to be an amazing 6 minutes of headbanging and singing your heart out.

Before I Forget – Slipknot

Because Slipknot.

Sorry You’re Not A Winner – Enter Shikari

“Clap Clap Clap” if you miss this, or do it too early, I see you.

Save It For The Bedroom – You Me At Six

Don’t be a loser buy a defuser – the perfect song to end on, a lot of the time.

Downfall of us All – A Day to Remember


It’s such an epic start to a song, and it gives me chills hearing you call sing along to the intro!

Lifestyle of the Rich & Famous – Good Charlotte

Just some fast-paced pop-punk to enjoy, but it’s even better when it’s Good Charlotte.

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Their songs are long, fast, and powerful but luckily everyone loves them in the Catty, so it always goes down a treat.

Du Hast – Rammstein

I speak German now.

Misery Business – Paramore

Hayley Williams.

Sugar We’re Going Down – Fallout Boy

The ultimate classic emo tune that everyone knows, no matter when you play this the whole building erupts into dance.

In The End – Linkin Park

Linkin Park must be in this list, they have so many good songs, but they need to live on for being an incredible part of bringing to genres together, more so than ever now we have lost Chester.

Girls All The Bad Guys Want – Bowling For Soup

Mind the video? What a great video. The song is great as well!

Bring Me To Life – Evanescence

The perfect song to sing with your winch of the night.

New Years Eve at Cathouse Rock Club 2016

 These are the songs where you guys all lose your shit to when they come on. I’ve seen most of you down your beer and sprint to the dance floor to all these tunes. I know some of you are squinting in disgust of Fallout Boy been on this list. Ultimately, we all have different music tastes, and that’s why I love the Cathouse! You can always find somewhere in the building to go to hear what you want to hear. Cathouse Rock Club is for everyone!

I am genuinely interested though, what do you love to hear when you come and visit our humble night club on Union Street? 

What’s your favourite track to dance to, head bang or even stand at the side and sing along too? 

Please comment on the blog post and let me know.

Upon completing this list, I’ve realised there about another 100 tracks I could add to this list, alas we must keep it short!

Follow my Spotify playlist to hear Cathouse Rock Club’s Top 20 Songs now!


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