"half aboy and half a man" by Nick Lowe is a nice one and
"come dancing" by the Kinks.
Also, didn't Damon Troy do "The Secrets that you Keep...when you're talking in your sleep" by The Romantics ...And "Oh. It's Party Time." by some country artist.
Check out KeKe Borque's CD. There's a Bob Seger, Kiss and a Tool cover, all done well.
...make that "KeKe Bourque."
And Quebec and Newfoundland stuff
Paul McCartney covered "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
with Cajun accordion accompaniment.
Many "Creole/Zydeco" bands cover R&B tunes ..
Keith Frank did "Do you Like Good Music" (Sweet Soul Music).
I'll probably think of more whilst I drive to work :-)
One of the first tunes I learned was "Silver Threads
and Golden Needles" - an old country classic - that
can be played fast for a 2 step or slow for a waltz..
its a natural.
Didn't Wayne Toups or someone play accordion on Mark Chesnut's "Get a Life". I don't remember if I heard that here or on KBON
Johhny Be Good in the second position plays good on accordion. Take Me Back To Tulsa is another one. Back In The Arkansas, folk song does good.
Or how about Jingle Bells!
Someone once requested me to play Havanagila on the Cajun accordion at a wedding reception.
Check out Danny Colette's latest release -- Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' and Bob Marley's Stir It Up -- just to name a couple.
Some of the O'Carrolan's Airs and Irish waltzes sound nice. Switching on just the high and low reeds make for a unique break.
Here's some that we do and they all go over well.
Gotta Wear Shades by Timbuk3
Promised Land (Geno does this all the time)
Whole Lotta Shakin goin' On (Jamie Bergeron version)
Rockin' Robin (similar to the Monkey and the Baboon)