Awhile back when I was out for karaoke, something terrible happened.
I had song-selection block. I simply couldn’t think of what to sing off the top of my head and ended up wasting a good quarter of the time I paid for (a cheapo no no) just scrolling through the genre lists. I vowed to never squander another precious minute of singing time again. Every karaoke outing afterwards I kept track of songs that went over really well with the whole gang—the kinda songs that most people know and can sing along too. So the next time you’re in the mood for some hymning, humming and harmonizing and you draw a blank, hopefully some of these songs (listed in no particular order) can come to the rescue.
(And don’t forget to check out our list of cheap karaoke spots!)
Madonna – La Isla Bonita
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
Jennifer Lopez – Let’s Get Loud
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Our video guide to the tuna auctions at the shiny new Toyosu Fish Market
blink-182 – What’s My Age Again?
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
Nelly – Hot in Herre
Grease – Greased Lightning
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Smash Mouth – All Star
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Tell us what songs get you in the karaoke mood in the comments!
The dystopian amusement arcade Anata no Warehouse near Tokyo will close its doors forever on November 17, 2019.