Almost everyone has a secret passion for being a rock star, and there is no better way to indulge your inner Mick Jagger or Deborah Harry than through karaoke. You don’t even need to be a good singer to have your audience wrapped around your little finger. All you need is a crowd-friendly, singalong tune, a bit of liquid confidence, and a whole lot of enthusiasm!
Here are the top 5 recommendations for karaoke songs that will always get an audience on your side:
5. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Some will say that this song is way too long for a karaoke song – at 5:57 it takes up twice as much time as the average song – but everyone loves to emulate that Wayne’s World head-banging moment as well as practising their falsetto.
4. Love Shack – B52s
A fun pop duet that even the men love, even if they wouldn’t normally admit it. You can see right through their denials though when they’re all singing, “Tiiiiiiin roof! RUSTY!”
3. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
A rock song about overcoming adversity with love. It’s nigh on impossible to hear this song without yelling along, “oooooh we’re half way there…” because after a few beers actual singing is pretty difficult but shouting capabilities are still in check.
2. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Even before the song was Glee-fied, this song has to be one of the greatest power ballads of all time. Do Journey even have any other songs?
1. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
A classic Gunners track and arguably the best guitar intro ever, and if you can nail Axl’s finishing line, in tune, you will have the audience thoroughly impressed, and hopefully buying you drinks!
What are your favourite karaoke tunes?