There are two types of people in the world – those who love karaoke and those who hate karaoke. Whether you fall within the former category or the latter, you will (at some point) be dragged out to a karaoke night. When you are, it is important to be prepared with a tune that a) your vocal range can handle, b) you can make entertaining and c) you remember the words to.
I know, I know – the whole point of karaoke is that the words are on screen. But any true karaoke master knows that the songs they are able to rock the hardest are songs they already know all the lyrics to. The beauty of karaoke is that you don’t have to be the next Mariah or even have a great sense of pitch. From my experience, the more silly and original you are with your performance, the better it is received.
There are of course tried and true tunes that everyone is familiar with – “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Don’t Stop Believin'” come to mind – but try finding a more unique song to titillate your audience.
My top five karaoke songs include:
1. Forgot about Dre – Dr. Dre (feat. Eminem)
2. No Scrubs – TLC
3. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
4. It’s All Coming Back to Me Now – Celine Dion
5. Criminal – Fiona Apple
What are yours? Leave a comment below!