Karaoke can be a fun social event for many different situations. Picture it, you and your friends have been bar hopping, and you have a comfortable buzz going and you hear the sweet, possible off-key singing of some people in a bar, why not jump in? Or, you are bored on a Friday night and you break out YouTube lyric pages and sing along with friends at home. No matter what the situation is, there are certain songs that everyone knows and are so hard to not sing along to. So, if you find yourself trying to find the best karaoke song to sing, here are some options that are sure to be a hit.
Yes, we went there. It is a classic for a reason, with a singable beat and lyrics that are easy to follow. Most importantly, it’s not boring, with Steve Perry’s vocals all over the place, you can get creative and try to match those high notes. By the end, everyone will be singing along.
Another oldie but a goodie. It doesn’t matter if you are a child of the 80’s or younger or- ahem -older. Everyone knows the chorus to this one, so you can belt it out through the verses and get the crowd on your side for the chorus. Who can’t relate to the excitement of getting someone’s number?
Nostalgia for a slightly younger crowd. This is especially a great choice for ladies who grew up with crushes on Nick, Brian, Kevin, A.J. or Howie and fantasized about going on tour with them. Watch otherwise normal women go nuts for their childhood favorite.
More modern and more fun. For anyone who wants to go crazy behind the Karaoke mike, this is the song for you. It has fun lyrics and a killer vocal range, so if you feel like losing your voice while having a blast, go for this one. There is also the opportunity to act out your air guitar routine.
This is a true ballad and perfect for a bonding moment. This is a song that is easy to follow with a progression into more powerful vocal opportunities, and of course, the classic Christina Aguilera vocal run. Expect swaying and lighters in the air for this jam.
For someone who has some angst to get out, this is the song for you. Janis Joplin’s version is basically a lot of screaming, so if you don’t care about vocal quality and don’t feel like you need to be able to talk after, go for it!